Artscape

Special Pullout Section

Tomorrow through Sunday

July 25, 2002

Art exhibitions at Artscape

On-site

Loco Motion, an outdoor installation featuring spray murals and guerrilla sculpture. Through Aug. 24 at 1200 Mount Royal Ave. median strip.

Electro-Box, video works in outdoor viewing stations. Tomorrow through Sunday at 1200 Mount Royal Ave.

Art Car Show, artist-altered cars. Tomorrow through Sunday at 1300 Mount Royal Ave.

Oddstruments and Sound / Shift, two-part exhibition about music and instruments. Through Aug. 4 at Decker Gallery, MICA.

Three Strong Painters, works by three New York artists. Through Aug. 4 at Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA.

Pathways, an installation about transition by four artists. Through Aug. 4 at Pinkard Gallery, MICA.

Off-site

Wild in the Streets, rock-music posters. Through Aug. 29 at City Hall Courtyard Galleries, 100 N. Holliday St. 410-396-4721.

core, works that rely on drawing. Through Aug. 7 at Creative Alliance, 413 S. Conkling St. 410-276-1651.

Black and White, recent black-and-white photography. Through Aug. 24 at Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100. 410-962-8565.

ARTeur: Visual Codex, digital and experimental works on static vs. fluid communication. Through Aug. 24 at Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100. 410-962-8565.

Neighborhood, an artistic examination of neighborhoods. Through Aug. 11 at Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. 410-337-6333.

A New Paradigm, perceptions of reality since Sept. 11. Through Aug. 17 at School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St. 410-396-4641.

Masks, expansions of the traditional concept of masks. Through Aug. 6 at Villa Julie College Gallery, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson. 410-486-7000.

Got kids? Artscape's got family fun

Wondering how to keep the kids entertained? No worries. This year's Artscape is as kid-friendly as it comes. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with arts, crafts, stories, magic, juggling, song and dance, all geared to families.

The Family Performance Tent at the University of Baltimore, Gordon Plaza, will showcase kids' songs by Milkshake, puppetry by Beale Street Puppets, African-American tales and drumming by Annansegromma and more.

Make your way to the Main Building Steps at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and catch basketball wizardry by Spencer "Spinny" Johnson; dance, step and positive rapping by B.L.A.C.K. Steppers; and storytelling and music by Jerry Brown.

Want more? At Mount Royal Avenue and Dolphin Street, watch amazing juggling feats and daring stunts by the Unicycling Lady, kids' entertainment by John "The Kinderman" Taylor and others.

See an array of artistic works by children -- from ceramics and puppets to weavings and photography -- on display at the Bright StARTS Tent. Or, if you've got a kid who'd rather "do" than "see," stop by the Arts in Action site at University of Baltimore, Gordon Plaza, for make-it and take-it arts and crafts. Also at Gordon Plaza, kids can build structures with giant interlocking Tyco blocks at the Creation Station.

Want to gently introduce your kids to Shakespeare? Growing Shakespeare & Kids, an all-kid theater troupe, presents Romeo and Juliet at the Decker Auditorium, Maryland Institute College of Art.

The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall welcomes visitors to a musical petting-zoo event, where kids can get up close and personal with an array of musical instruments and meet the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members who play them.

Check the full Artscape schedule for times and more events.

The facts

What: The 21st annual Artscape

When: Tomorrow 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon-10 p.m.

Where: The 1200 block of Mount Royal Ave. and adjacent streets

Admission: Free

Call: 877-BALTIMORE

Web site: www.artscape.org

Also at Artscape

Other Artscape sites

activities and events: Book Garden; Artists' Market; strolling performers; Arts in Action on Gordon Plaza (arts and crafts activities); Bright StARTS Tent (art created by Baltimore youth); Baltimore Youth Television (videos made by young Baltimoreans); Cultural Corridor (information on cultural organizations); DJ Culture; Maryland Film Festival "Shorts in a Tent"; Urban Film Series and Creation Station workshops (art projects for children).

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