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The current show at Glenview Mansion gives little to gush about: Though the work is solid, the show is quite academic, and the subject matter is clichéd—see Gary Anthes’ photographs of undisturbed rusted debris and dilapidated structures, and Margaret Huddy’s unsubstantial plein air landscapes. The “Portraits of Life” portion of the show, featuring work from six female artists, mostly consists of transcribed photographic portraits. Breaking from the ranks of portraiture, the strongest images of the bunch are two from Catherine Hillis’ series “In the City”—which might just provide enough incentive to get out of the city and up to Rockville.

THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY FROM 9 A.M TO 4:30 P.M., AND TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M. AT THE GLENVIEW MANSION ART GALLERY AT ROCKVILLE CIVIC CENTER PARK, 603 EDMONSTON DR., ROCKVILLE. FREE. (240) 314-8682.