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Arts

Baltimore Style’s Arts coverage includes the latest news on local artists, musicians, exhibits, museums and more.

Everyday Beauty Ben Marcin finds art in unexpected places.

Portraits were never a specialty for Baltimore photographer Ben Marcin. Neither were shooting weddings or bar mitzvahs. Instead, his thing has always been taking something ordinary — like a parking garage, a stairwell, even a crack in the sidewalk — and making it appear extraordinary. Marcin’s different view of everyday …

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Close Encounters Books to restore your faith in humanity.

Even in the best of times, what seems to matter the most is our connection to other people; and in trying times, we can always reach out to those close to us. Even more heartwarming is when complete strangers touch one another in meaningful ways. The simplest gestures of goodwill …

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Can We Talk About Race? Popular Baltimore workshops aim to end racism.

As a young white woman in the 1960s and 1970s, Paula Sparks says she didn’t believe that she was racist: The sociology major objected to racism, had black friends and “didn’t see color,” she recalled thinking, now calling those thoughts clichés. In summer 2016, following several high-profile police-involved shootings of …

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