Thursday: Misfit Toys

Dec. 10

In our experience, everybody loves a handmade gift. It doesn't have to be handmade by you, the giver (although that helps), but there's something about holding a piece of art in your hands and knowing that it was constructed with care and thought by someone who was judicious and intentional about each and every mark, color, and shape. For "Misfit Toys," gallerist Randall Scott reached out to 16 local artists who each created toys, ornaments, or pieces of art that are holiday themed. The artists, including Cara Ober, Tim Horjus, Rene Trevino, Stewart Watson, Lauren Adams, and others, all tend to work in very different spheres from geometric abstraction painting to figurative and pattern-based work to found-object sculpture and installation, so we're envisioning some kind of a mismatched wonderland. Sales of the work will benefit the Baltimore-based nonprofit Believe In Tomorrow, which helps provide respite services to kids who are critically ill and their families in this city and beyond. Opening reception 6-8 p.m., through Dec. 21, RandallScottProjects, 216 W. Read St., (410) 617-0091,, free. (Rebekah Kirkman)

Copyright © 2019, Baltimore City Paper, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Privacy Policy