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October 28, 2004|By Annie Linskey

Art for Election Day

Looking for something to do on Election Day? After you vote on Tuesday, stop by Maryland Institute College of Art's Decker Gallery for Another Voice: Political Illustration From The Progressive Magazine.

The show includes more than 150 color and black-and-white political illustrations that appeared in the magazine from 1981 to 1999.

The election reception is 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Polls close at 8 p.m., so you'll have to go home and watch the national results on your TV - sans art.

The Decker Gallery is at 1400 Cathedral St. Call 410-225-2300.

But is it art?

What, oh what, is art? What is high art? Does low art exist? (Are you having flashbacks to Art History 101?)

The Baltimore Museum of Art puts these questions to us again with its new exhibit Cram Sessions: 02 Dark Matter. The show starts Wednesday and goes through Nov. 28.

The exhibit shines a spotlight on art the mainstream either misses or fails to appreciate: graffiti, 'zines, crazy knitting, props worn by fantasy gamers, unconventional musical instruments. It is designed to be interactive - and just might make you re-evaluate the so-called horrible sweater grandma creates every year. Or maybe not.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is at 10 Art Museum Drive. Call 410-396-7100 or visit www.artbma.org.

Woman Artists' Forum

The Woman Artists' Forum juried art exhibit goes up on Monday. More than 50 pieces were selected for display at the Temple Oheb Shalom by the Baltimore Museum of Art's director Doreen Bolger.

The Woman Artists' Forum is made up of roughly 80 professional female artists. They critique one anther's work, support one another and generally feel good about one another. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, photography and jewelry.

Exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Fridays. The Temple Oheb Shalom is at 7310 Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville.

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