Landscapes and Still Lifes

Anne Arundel Community College art professors Don Kneessi and James Privitera showcase landscapes and still lifes in a joint show beginning Tuesday. Kneessi captures extreme detail in his photographs, which include scenes of water and marine life. Privitera uses his camera to highlight textures of objects, playing on the effects of natural light. Sixty photographs will be displayed. Next Thursday, Kneessi and Privitera will host a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss their work. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Opens Tuesday; through Sept. 26. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7028 or

Derek Trucks Band

Atlanta native Derek Trucks picked up his first guitar at age 9 and by 11 was performing professionally around the country. At 18 he released his first album, receiving praise from the recording industry for his style and skill. Now 26, Trucks plays the slide guitar, drawing influence from jazz and blues. This week, he and his band will perform at the Rams Head Tavern. The band blends blues, jazz, classic rock, southern guitar, Latin and other world music. 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $29.50. 410-268-4545 or

Appalachian Storytelling

In the short film "From My Grandmother's Grandmother Unto Me," actress/writer Clarinda Ross portrays four generations of her maternal ancestors through traditional southern Appalachian storytelling. She follows the family's lineage from an 1890s homesteader confronting the wilderness to a modern-day actress leaving the mountains for the big city. Through family anecdotes, Ross tells the story of America, its shift from a wilderness frontier to an industrialized nation, and the historical and cultural changes in the traditional roles of women. Part of the Women's Institute Film Series. 12:30-1:30 p.m. next Thursday. Humanities Building Room 112, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2807 or

Don Kneessi's "Whale Bone #1" is part of a joint photography exhibit.