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April 21, 2005|By Annie Linskey

The still life

On Sunday, a new show titled Classical Realist Still Life opens at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis. Oil paintings in the show were inspired by the Old Dutch Masters who worked in the 16th to 18th centuries. There will be an opening reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The show runs through May 8.

The McBride Gallery is at 215 Main St. in Annapolis. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. Call 410-267-7077 or visit www.mcbridegalle ry.com.

Nationalism and art

Patriot, a new exhibit at the Contemporary Museum in Mount Vernon, is on display now. The exhibit includes works by nine artists from all over the world who explore the theme of nationalism in today's society. The exhibit's curator, Cira Pascual Marquina, will give a gallery talk at 4 p.m. Saturday. The show is on view through June 11.

The Contemporary Museum is at 100 W. Centre St. Call 410-783-5720 or visit www.con temporary.org.

Seascapes

Maryland artist Margaret Lee has 22 new paintings at Main St. Gallery in Annapolis. Works include coastal and marsh scenes from locations on the Atlantic seaboard. Also, expect several new oil paintings from Lee's new series depicting bottles of wine and port. The show runs through May 8.

The Main St. Gallery is at 109 Main St. in Annapolis. Hours are 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays. Call 410-280-2728.- Annie Linskey

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