“Strata: life in layers” — a body of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works created in phases by modeling organic forms and then creating contrast with line and color. Rhea Reeves Stein, Frederick County artist, says, “I layer and combine fragile materials to create enduring surfaces that represent the strength not only of oneself, but also of the community. The exhibition runs from July 27 to August 28 and is free and open to the public. An opening reception with the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on August 6 at DISTRICT Arts, 15 N. Market St., Frederick. districtarts.com/rhea-reeves-stein.
“Alonzo Davis: 20 Years of Exhibiting Art in Maryland” – until July 23, Black Rock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. A solo exhibition that summarizes the life, travels, practice and works of Davis. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 301-528-2260 or blackrockcenter.org
“Nothing But What It Is” — Until July 31, Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 313 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Featuring works by local artists Kathryn Phebus and Sonja Mishalanie. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. eastsideartistsgallery.com.
“Bird watching” — through July 31, in the North Gallery of the Mansion House Art Center & Gallery, 480 Highland Ave., Hagerstown’s City Park. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. FREE ENTRANCE. 301-797-2867 or valleyartassoc.com.
Solo exhibition “Oceans” by Megan Elizabeth – through August 6, Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Admire the power of nature in the paintings of Megan Elizabeth. The solo exhibition features layers of paint and unique textures that capture his admiration for water. The show will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 15. 301-215-7990, [email protected]
“Graffiato Art Exhibition: A Community-Based Interactive Art Exhibition – through Aug. 15, Gallery 115, Y Arts Center, 115 E. Church St., Frederick. The concept for the exhibition comes from Frederick-based artist, curator and writer Rula Jones. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 240-478-3407 or [email protected]
“Allure of the Near East: Treasures from the Huntington Museum of Art” – until August 21, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Examples of glassware, ceramics, metalwork, painting, weaponry, weaving and more created from the 7th century BC to the late 19th century AD. Focusing on objects of Islamic art, many works come from what is now Iran, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 301-739-5727 or wcmfa.org.
“Ordinary magic: the garden of an octogenarian” – until August 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. In this series of paintings that focus on botanical elements in abstract settings, David Wolfe expresses his fascination with the mysteries embedded in the complex, sensual forms and surprises presented by nature. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Making history: precious memories of good times that never come” – until August 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. The pencil drawings in this exhibit depict life in the 1940s that exists only in the artist’s imagination. David Hoff’s work is full of characters, places and events that make up what he calls “visual folk tales”. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Abstraction and Figuration” – until August 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Dave Moreland’s recent artistic practice has used both abstraction and figuration, and combinations of the two. In addition to this, this exhibition also includes the use of self-portraiture and a long-standing interest in art history. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“The carnival” – through August 31, Majestic Theater Art Gallery, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Portraits, multimedia paintings by Gettysburg College alumnus Sarah Jacobs. Features a series of portraits and is named after the traveling carnival that visits Jacobs’ hometown of Littlestown each August. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 717-337-8200 or gettysburgmajestic.org.
Frederick County Art Association Exhibit – until September 9, Frederick Health Crestwood Center, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Original artwork including oil, watercolour, mixed media and photography by some of Frederick’s most talented artists. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. frederickhealth.org/crestwoodart.
“Unstructured Ascent” – through September 23, FAC Art Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick. Features a variety of materials, including textiles and cast iron, that showcase Alyssa Imes’ approach to creating a multimedia experience for viewers of her work. Alyssa grew up in Emmitsburg, now lives in DC Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday . 301-662-4190 or frederickartscouncil.org.
“Infinite Growth: An Exhibition of LBGTQ+ Artists” – through September 23, FAC Art Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick. Frederick, Baltimore, and DC Artists 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. frederickartscouncil.org.