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Three Degrees of Me

I ducked into the one of my favorite spots in DC the other day and was introduced to Peggy Bacon. As the Archives of American Art exhibit demonstrates, we’re all connected.

Thanks to Three Degrees of, well, Me, I spent a recent Friday at the Baltimore Museum of Art for the opening reception of an exhibit showcasing Baltimore talent. Alex is my sister’s college roommate’s brother (and a delightful guy, plus the subject of one of the best-written Vows columns ever), but in the art world he’s also one of the three winners of this year’s $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, an annual competition open to Baltimore-area artists.  The show closes this Sunday; get yourself on over there!

If you’re in the Baltimore area, you can hear an interview with Alex, live at about 9:40am on 88.1FM TODAY. If you’re father afield, you can stream the show live here: http://www.wypr.org/listen-live … or listen to the segment as a podcast here: http://www.wypr.org/podcast/10-3-12-high-art-high-art

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No photographs were harmed in the taking of these shots – that’s the artist himself cozying up to one of his images at the exhibit’s opening reception. The Baker Artist Awards 2012 show runs through October 7. In addition to Alex’s photographs, and the work of the other winners, there are several runners-up, known as b-grant recipients. Don’t miss the haunting “Devil’s Alphabet,” by the late Lauren Simonutti. Admission to the Baltimore Museum of Art is always free.

Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon will be on view through November 4 at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery.

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