The Painted Screen Society of Baltimore presents a show that highlights the unique art form of screen painting. The technique was first introduced to Baltimore by William Oktavec, a Czech grocer, in 1913. Today, screen painting is an urban folk art style still seen on the doors and windows of the city’s rowhomes.
Painted on the exterior side of the screen only, these works of art give homes a unique character by presenting a beautiful painted image to passers by. The view to the street from the house is unobstructed, but the viewers outside cannot see into the house. Originally made of woven wire mesh, stretched and framed in wood, later metal or vinyl, screens are now made in a wide variety of materials.
Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5pm – 7pm