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Posted 11/4/2009

CHEVOLUTION In the summer of 2006 the mammoth Sixties Fashion Exhibit took over a part of London's Victoria and Albert Museum to much fanfare, but an entirely different '60s emblem was also ensconced in the grand Kensington museum. Che Guevara: Revolutionary and Icon directly explored his graphical representation as a countercultural symbol. The exhibition collected Guevara images from films, photographs, posters, fine art, and clothing items from more than 30 different countries to explore the cultural narrative of his image, and it was curated by Trisha Ziff, an England-born, Mexico City-based curator/scholar/filmmaker. Ziff visits UMBC as part of the university's Visiting Artist Lecture Series and the InterArts Series, for which she screens her documentary Chevolution, which was inspired by the V&A exhibition. Ziff speaks at UMBC's Lecture Hall II Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Visit umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/calendar for more information.

WEEKEND OF FUN The LOF/t owns left-field culture this week. The November installment of Los Solo brings Brooklyn-based Peruvian turntablist Maria Chavez with Baltimore-writer Merrill Feitell. Saturday brings poet/video-qua-installation artist Marshall Reese to the North Avenue space with Chris Mason, John Mason, and Noah Davies-Mason. And Sunday, the Tinklers and Coo Coo Rockin Time drop a great-time bomb on the stage. Visit loadoffun.net for more info.

OPENING Natasha Tylea's The Pendulum, the Pit, and Hope opens Nov. 7 at the Metro Gallery with an 8 p.m. reception. Matter of Time--featuring photography from Daniel Lawrence Brown, Gene Garcia, and LuAnn Zubak--opens Nov. 6 at Gallery 1448 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Nick Schauman's B2 Photographs opens Nov. 6 at Blakeslee (916 N. Charles St.) with a reception from 6-9 p.m. The Road Ahead, an exhibit of Elizabeth Cadwalader works, celebrates with a reception Nov. 8 at the Carroll Mansion from 2-4:30 p.m. An exhibition of local artist Natalie Steinebrunner opens Nov. 6 at Di[e]ce Boutique (1211 S. Charles St.) with a reception at 7 p.m. Matt Bovie's Hola Amigo! and Vicki McComas' The Clay Menagerie open Nov. 5 at the Meredith Gallery with receptions from 5-7:30 p.m. Portraits and Playgrounds--featuring drawings and photography by Erin Fitzpatrick and Christopher Graham--opens Nov. 6 at the Shine Collective with a reception from 7-10 p.m. Pat Dennis' Love and Politics opens Nov. 7 at the Minás Gallery with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Lost Symbols Found--featuring the work of Robert R. Hieronimus and Stuart Zolotorow--opens Nov. 6 at the Windup Space with a reception from 7-9 p.m.

CLOSING The Hexagon's print show Hexchange--which features a number of extremely affordable and solid works--closes Nov. 6. Jamillah James' lively, witty, and above all fun show Funny Games ends Nov. 6 at the Load of Fun. Adornment Adored ends at Baltimore Clayworks Nov. 6. Timothy Dicke's Maryland at Night ends Nov. 7 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Photographer Sharon Hobbs' Does This Sound Like You? ends Nov. 4 at the Loyola College Art Gallery.

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