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September 09, 2004|By Annie Linskey

Clock watchers

A new exhibit of old clocks and watches is going up tomorrow at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood House.

Pocket watches, mantel clocks, tall clocks (grandfather clocks) and sundials from 18th- and 19th-century Maryland will be on display. Roughly 20 pieces are in the exhibit, and most still work. We imagine it'll be a racket of tick-tocks.

The opening reception is tomorrow (promptly) at 5 p.m.

The Homewood House is at 3400 N. Charles St. Call 410-516-5589.

Tile workshop

Baltimore Clayworks will hold a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday for the opening of its new show, Tile: Matter & Motif.

The show features decorative tiles by a number of artists, including several from Maryland. Staff at Clayworks assured us they are nothing like the ones you see at Home Depot.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Clayworks will hold a terra-cotta tile workshop. Participants will pour, bake and glaze several tiles. The two-day workshop costs $160 for members and $180 for non-members.

Baltimore Clayworks is at 5707 Smith Ave. Call 410-578-1919 or visit www.balti

School 33 reception

There are four new unrelated shows at School 33, and tonight, the gallery will host talks and receptions for all of them.

Large oil-on-wood paintings by Elizabeth Brown will be in Gallery I. The painted images are of construction and building sites that the artist found on the Internet.

Photographs by Gabriela Bulisova from her visits to Chernobyl will be on display in smaller room in that gallery. These images explore how the people in the Russian town have been affected by the 1986 nuclear meltdown.

On the second floor, artist Julie Libersat has remade the Gallery II space a la Trading Spaces.

Finally, four women are collaborating in a multimedia exhibit on the gallery's Installation Space. Titled Alice's Curious Cabinet, it explores women's identity and growth.

School 33 is at 1427 Light St. Call 410-396-4641.

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