Artistic encounters


 

“Location Baltimore: Giving Birth to Dreams” has opened in a townhouse at 17 West Chase St. in Mount Vernon. The art installation is sponsored by SCION, known for its customizable rides. The townhouse, which features the work of local street artists, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The obvious question is, “Where does advertising end and art begin?” I will let you know if I have an answer after I check out the installation tomorrow. The whole thing shuts down April 19.

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The residents of Charm City emerged from hibernation today, one of the first real spring days we have had this year. My man and I chose to spend part of the afternoon at the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Sculpture Gardens. It’s a lovely terraced garden that features 34 modern and contemporary works of art, including sculptures by Alexander Calder and Isamu Noguchi. Cell phones are not banned; in fact they’re encouraged. Dial 443-573-1822 for a free cell phone tour of the Sculpture Gardens led by museum Director Doreen Bolger.