Friday: "Line/Crossers"

July 8

We can and should examine what creates barriers and what causes segregation in our local arts scene. A quick and generalized rundown might include institutions and their gatekeepers (college is expensive, even with scholarships), lack of access via art education in public schools, art world exclusivity, and the general, discouraging notion that it's extremely difficult to make a living off of your art alone. Talking about these things is important, but we feel even more energized by folks working to change things, and shifting the paradigm of what a life in art looks like—which is the premise of this project, where "trained and untrained" artists work together for a few months, sharing ideas and methods with each other. The project began last year, and this second show features collaborative and individual works by Schroeder Cherry, Jerome Chester, Kini Collins, Alexis Dixon, A|Friend, Ronald Rucker, Peter Smith, Val A. Smith, and Maxine Taylor. Opening reception 5-8 p.m., on display through July 30, Max Gallery, 126 N. Madeira St., (410) 804-7459, maxgallery.us, free. (Rebekah Kirkman)

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