510 W. Franklin St.,

SophiaJacob is a welcome new addition to the blossoming gallery circuit in downtown Baltimore. The three artists who run it-Jordan Bernier, David Armacost, and Steven Riddle-have transformed a small storefront on Franklin Street into a Lower East Side-style gallery. In the short time they've been open, they've already tackled group exhibitions, guest curation, solo shows, and they have a publication in the works. At their current show, featuring local painter Nikholis Planck, they offered a snazzy exhibition catalog, a practice they intend to continue with future shows. SophiaJacob is quickly carving out its niche, helping to diversify the local art-venue landscape.

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