336 N. Charles St. Glenn Walker Retrospective.
In a case of art censorship -- and inadvertent promotion -- Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. banned Glenn Walker's painting "In a Room" in 1956 from a Peale Museum exhibit, calling the rendering of a nude man and woman "morally objectionable and obscene." Thanks in part to the attention, this Maryland Institute graduate's paintings subsequently could be found in all of Baltimore's major art galleries. Walker died in 1988 and this retrospective features some 50 pieces, spanning various movements including figurative, abstract and pointillism in woodcuts, oil paintings and pastel, watercolors and drawings. Half of sale proceeds go to the Lila Childress Amsel Children's Foundation, as stipulated in Mr. Walker's will. Until Dec. 28. Call (410) 783-0007.
QUIET WATERS PARK GALLERIES
Hillsmere, Annapolis. Various artists
Not only does Quiet Waters Park have seven miles of trails to explore and an ice rink to glide into winter upon, but one may also venture indoors to view two exhibits. In the Visitor's Center Gallery are the watercolors of Edie Coffin, Carolyn Councell, Joyce King and Anne Weikart. All Chesapeake region artists, they work in traditional still lifes and water scenes. In the Restaurant Gallery are representational oils, prints and ceramic works by Louise Wyatt. An opening reception will be held from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 7. Call (410) 222-1777.