CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Whole Gallery is currently accepting installation proposals for an April exhibit titled Off the Wall, a show that is "looking for art that does not live on the wall but grows from the floor and drips from the ceiling." Deadline March 20; contact shout (at) emilycd (dot) com for details.
OPENINGSFollies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul--the latest big-idea show to grow out of MICA Curator-in-Residence George Ciscle's Exhibition Development Seminar--opens Jan. 30 at MICA's Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, and is the first large-scale retrospective about the absolutely essential Baltimore performance and visual artist. The opening reception runs 5-8 p.m. Jan. 30. Also at MICA: faculty member Philip Koch's Unbroken Thread: Nature Painting and the American Imagination opens Jan. 30 in the Bunting Center's Pinkard Gallery. Guns and Chandeliers--the two-painter show of Texas-based Shannon Cannings and Boston-based Jessica Dunegan--opens Jan. 30 at Gallery Imperato with a reception that runs from 7-10 p.m. Five Artists: Three States - Video: Animation: Sound--featuring the video, animation, and sound works of Edgar Endress, Joshua Mosley, Rich Pell, Stephen Vitiello, and Baltimore's Karen Yasinsky--opens Feb. 5 at UMBC's Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture with a reception from 5-7 p.m. And the Top of the World Observation Level at the World Trade Center celebrates Black History Month with A Slice of Black Baltimore, which opens Jan. 30 with a reception from 6:30-9 p.m.
LAST CHANCEFramed Reality--Maryland Art Place's paintings exhibition featuring Daniel Finch, Brian Martin, Becky Slemmons, and Nora Sturges--closes Jan. 31. Making Marks: Action as Content, Ian Fishman's oil and acrylic paintings, closes Jan. 29 at the American Institute of Architects gallery. And the drawings and paintings by D'Metrius Rice and John Bohl close Feb. 2 at El Rancho Grandé.