The colorful streetscapes of Baltimore artist Harry Evans Jr. have crept off the canvas and onto chairs. And an exhibit of his work, "Painted Neighborhoods/Painted Furniture," now at Meredith Gallery on Charles Street, includes both paintings and furniture.
In a series of folding chairs, rowhouses cover the seats. The seat of an antique plank bottom chair is covered with scenes of the State House in Annapolis. All are done with the brilliant sense of color and the straightforward, quasi-naive style that characterizes his work.
Mr. Evans, who lives in Edmondson Village, began painting Baltimore's historic buildings in the 1950s when many old buildings -- often beautiful and architecturally valuable ones -- were being demolished.