Taking a Look at Tulips

The Artists' Gallery presents "Insight . . . Looking Closely," an exhibit of the traditional photography of Joan Forester. The entire exhibit is focused on pictures of tulips: tulips in different stages of growth and tulips in different parts of the world -- from Giverny, France, to the back yard. A free public reception with a silent auction of one of the photographs will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. The exhibit, which began Monday, runs until Nov. 25. The Artists' Gallery is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

'Images of Freedom'

The Columbia Association is holding the third annual "Images of Freedom" poster contest in honor of Black History Month. While Black History Month is not until February, entries in the contest are due Dec. 16. To be eligible for the contest, entrants must attend a Howard County public or private school. Students are asked to interpret the theme "Images of Freedom" in their own way on an 8.5- by 11-inch piece of paper. Five winning entries will be chosen for display on the sides of Howard County Transit vehicles throughout February. For further guidelines, call 410-715-3171 or e-mail megan.monahan@columbiaassociation.com.

Tulips are the theme of Joan Forester's exhibit "Insight . . . Looking Closely."