Events Calendar

March 26, 2006

THROUGH TODAY

MIXED MEDIA SHOW

Pottery by Susan Wertheimer David, watercolors by Donna Fink and abstract paintings by Phil Gurlik will be on view at the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, through today. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 410-222-1777 or friendsofquietwaterspark.org.

VIEWING STONES

Japanese viewing stones collected from around the world by members of the Potomac Viewing Stone Group are on display through today at the U.S. National Arboretum, National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, 3501 New York Ave. N.E., Washington. Free. 202-245-4523 or usna.usda.gov for hours.

TODAY THROUGH OCT. 22

WILLIAM FARIS EXHIBIT

The Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., presents the new exhibit A Gardener's Tale: The 18th-Century World of Annapolis Silversmith William Faris, on display today through Oct. 22. The exhibit, based on the book The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith, features silver pieces produced in silversmith Faris' shop, 18th-century American silversmith shop drawings, Faris' diary and account books, period botanicals like those cultivated by Faris and various other artifacts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission $8; $6 seniors and ages 13-17; $4 ages 3-12. 410-685-3750 or www.mdhs.org.

WEDNESDAY

SPRING LECTURE

Photographer Middleton Evans shares some of his favorite Maryland photos, tells stories and signs his newest book, Maryland's Great Outdoors, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Ladew Studio at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. $30; $25 members. 410-557-9570 to register.

THURSDAY THROUGH APRIL 2

ART BLOOMS

There will be floral displays, lectures, demonstrations and a jewelry fair at this year's Art Blooms celebration at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Thursday through April 2. The 17th annual event -- a fundraiser for the museum's Women's Committee -- features the theme "Petals and Pearls" and showcases floral interpretations by 36 Maryland garden clubs of artworks on view at the gallery. Admission to the floral arrangement show and jewelry fair are free with museum admission. Fees for other events. 410-547-9000 or artblooms2006.org.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND APRIL 2

DEER-PROOF GARDENS

Learn about humane ways to deer-proof your garden with master gardener Sandy Baker and biologist John Hadidian in gardening lectures from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., Towson; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Valley View Farms, 11035 York Road, Cockeysville; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cockeysville Library, 9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville; and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 at Irvine Nature Center, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson. Free. 410-593-9955 or deersolutionsmd.com.

CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR

Find an array of works from contemporary artists and printmakers at the Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints and New Editions, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and April 2 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. The print fair will feature works from 16 galleries, dealers and presses, a pre-show Friday lecture by contemporary artist Vija Celmins, tours and an awards presentation. Fair tickets are $15 and include museum admission (lecture is $10). A $25 ticket includes admission both days to all events and admission to the Friday lecture. 410-396-7100 or artbma.org.

SATURDAY

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE

Visitors can attend the one-day symposium "Palladian Baltimore: Builders and Bibliophiles," which celebrates architect Andrea Palladio's influence on Baltimore architecture, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Homewood House Museum, 3400 N. Charles St., and Mount Clare Museum House, 1500 Washington Blvd. Architects and scholars will discuss Palladian structures in Baltimore, and there will be a book-signing by authors Carl and Sally Gable (Palladian Days). $20-$25. 410-516-5589 for reservations.

SATURDAY THROUGH APRIL 30

CLAY EXHIBIT

Visitors to Baltimore Clayworks can see the exhibition Alterior Motives, which features works by 18 artists who do not glaze their works, but rather finish their pieces with unconventional materials or methods. The exhibit, curated by artist Mary Cloonan, runs Saturday through April 30 at the gallery, 5707 Smith Ave. There will be an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and there will be a series of educational events at the gallery throughout the show's duration. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 410-578-1919 or baltimoreclayworks.org.

Send notices of garden and home-decor events to harry.merritt@baltsun.com.

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