Susan Lowe: Nuthouse Drawings opens Friday March 6

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Opens Fri Mar 6, 6-8pm. Gallery Talk Wed Mar 11 7pm. On view Mar 6-Apr 4

Painter and actress Susan Lowe was an original member of John Waters’ Dreamland Studios, and appears in most of his films. A former professor at MICA and University of MD College Park, Lowe experienced serious health problems in 2006 which for months kept her mostly confined to a bed in the living room of her Baltimore rowhouse. To keep her sanity, she scribbled lurid crayon portraits of mostly imagined characters – pimps, whisky priests, bad girls and hustlers—and posted them in a murderer’s row that soon filled entire walls.

After the opening, Lowe makes a cameo in Do Re MINK, fellow Waters alum Mink Stole’s cabaret collection of intimate tales and songs from Piaf to Sonny & Cher. NOTE: Do Re MINK is a separate, ticketed event.

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