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Posted 2/11/2009

RAW ART SALE A great way to support young artists and get something for the home or office, the Maryland Institute College of Art's spring Raw Art Sale happens this Sunday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Gateway building's BBOX theater. Students make some of their works created over the past semester available for purchase, and previous sales have included jewelry, stationary, fabric pieces, and the more familiar prints, paintings, and drawings. Visit for more details.

OPENINGS The opening reception for Hand to Frame/Surface to Lens--a group show featuring the works of Nino Leselidze, Hadieh Shafie, Karen Yasinsky, and Jeffrey Kent--takes place Feb. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the Maryland State Arts Council. Structures--the solo show of local artist Alyssa Dennis--opens at the University of Baltimore School of Law Art Gallery Feb. 18 with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m.; concurrently, Matthew Langley's Difficult opens in the Dean's Corridor and the Emmert Hobbs Faculty Lounge. And the Walters Art Museum's compelling The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision Through Medieval Methods--a contemporary version of an illustrated manuscript commissioned by Minnesota's Saint John's University--opens Feb. 15.

CLOSINGS Portraits Re/Examined: A Dawoud Bey Project concludes its run at the Walters Art Museum Feb. 16. So Many Organs--the group show featuring Liz Donadio, City Paper contributor Dina Kelberman, and Ryan Syrell--ends its run at the Current Gallery Feb. 13. Local artist Katherine Fahey's The Birdwatcher's Companion ends at the Metro Gallery Feb. 14.

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