Ellicott City on Canvas
Last year's "Ellicott City Scenes" was such a success that the concept has been revived in "Ellicott City Paintings." Members of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters created most of the exhibited works during a plein-air "paint-out" July 31. Included are paintings by watercolor artists Liz Donovan and Mike Heylin, acrylic artist Mary F. Kokoski and oil painters Bernard Dellaurio, Jean Brinton Jaecks, Margaret Kranking, Barbara Nuss, Nancy Tankersley, Barbara Piegari, Richard Rae and Bill Schmidt. 11 a.m.-6 pm. Thursdays-Sundays. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. tomorrow. Andrei Kushnir Michele Taylor American Painting Gallery, 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. Free. 410-465-4467.
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
The Mendelssohn Piano Trio -- pianist Ya-Ting Chang, violinist Peter Sirotin and cellist Fiona Thompson -- has been together since 1997 and is considered one of the area's leading chamber music ensembles. The trio opens Columbia's Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series with a program that includes Brahms Piano Trio in C minor and Smetana Trio in G minor. 3 p.m. Sunday. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia. $15, students $10, age 18 and younger free with an adult. 410-992-0145.