Watercolorist Chieh-Nie Cherng's work will be on display at McBride Gallery through June 20. Her floral paintings are based on the Oriental traditions of simplicity, detail and balance. Cherng, originally from southern Taiwan, studied painting at the National Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts and obtained a bachelor of fine arts degree from what is now New Jersey's Montclair State University. She has received more than 100 awards for her work. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, extended hours, through 7 p.m. Thursdays. Through June 20. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or www.mcbridegallery.com.
On Sunday, retired Anne Arundel County public school teachers Rachel Brown, Irene Mills and Hannah Finney will discuss what it was like to teach in the county's schools before and after desegregation. The trio also participated in Anne Arundel Community College's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, which determined segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Lunch will be served before the lecture. 12:30 p.m. Annapolis Friends Meeting, 351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-4529.
Sidney Krome, professor emeritus at Coppin State University, will sign copies of his latest book, "Odysseus to Athena -- Sonnets From the Greek," from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. He will read selections from "Odysseus to Athena" from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Krome, who taught English at Coppin State from 1970 to 2001, explores the relationship between Odysseus and Athena through a series of sonnets based on Homer's "Odyssey." He has also written "The Life of a Star," "The Survivor" and "The Nancy Tapes." Hard Bean Coffee and BookSellers, 36 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-8770.