Wednesday: Artist Talk with Avi Gupta at Civilian Art Projects and Behind Walls opens at the C. Grimaldis Gallery, Thursday: Towson BFA Graduate Exhibition, Friday: 9th Annual Transformer Auction and Hedwig Cabaret, Saturday: Holiday Heap, Vacation at Pent House, Jack W. Schneider at sophiajacob, Minás Konsolas: ArchiteXture at his eponymous gallery in Hampden, and Sunday: Merry Mart…. and more!

 

BEHIND WALLS
Opening November 28 at the C. Grimaldis Gallery

An exhibition of photographs by Alfredo Jaar, Dimitra Lazaridou, Neil Meyerhoff, Bernd Radtke, Leland Rice, and Wim Wenders will be featured at C. Grimaldis Gallery starting November 28, 2012 and ending January 19, 2013. The subject of walls is explored here through their objecthood as literal dividers between spaces of different ideologies (for instance, west versus east Germany, as seen in Leland Rice’s and Bernd Radtke’s photographs, respectively), through their multi-layered, decorated, and destroyed surfaces (Lazaridou and Meyerhoff), and through the activities that they both shield and allude to through their planned and unexpected openings (Jaar and Wenders). www.cgrimaldisgallery.com

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ARTIST TALK WITH AVI GUPTA in conversation with Kate MacDonnell & Jayme McLellan
Wednesday, Nov. 28th at Civilian Art Projects

As always, Civilian artist talks are an informal opportunity to learn about the artist and the artwork in the exhibition. Talks are an open dialogue with Q&A and refreshments. Join us.

Reception: 7-7:30pm / Talk: 7:30 to 8:30pm / Hang out and leave: 8:30 – 9pm

More information on Avi’s exhibiiton, lonesum, here: www.civilianartprojects.com

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Towson University BFA Exhibition 2012

~ OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, Nov. 29 6pm – 8pm
featuring Drinks, Hors d’oeuvres, Live Music and more!

Graduating seniors from Towson University’s Department of
Art + Design showcase work from their final semester.
Focusing on pieces produced in the capstone BFA—Bachelor
of Fine Arts—program, projects cover a broad range of styles
and subjects, drawing from a rigorous 4 year education,
interdisciplinary endeavors and personal experiences.

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9th Annual Transformer Gala and Silent Auction

Friday, November 29 from 8-11 pm

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Featuring over 160 artworks by locally, nationally, and internationally based emerging & established artists. Savories, sweets, and drinks provided by several of Washington DC’s finest restaurants.

http://transformerauction2012.eventbrite.com/

Music by DJs Yellow Fever + special guests

Attendance is $150 if purchased on or before November 16;
$175 after November 16.
Advance Ticket Purchase is Required.

Silent Auction bidding will take place from 8 – 9:30pm.
Auction sales will be announced starting at 9:45pm.

Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX payment will be accepted for all artwork purchases.

All artwork will need to be picked up at Transformer or delivered by HMB post-Auction.

Auction proceeds benefit t r a n s f o r m e r programs.
Valet Parking will be available.

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Cabaret w/”Hedwig” Star, Mink Stole, Sunrize Highway & More!

Fri Nov 30 at Creative Alliance at 8 pm

An upbeat musical celebration! Mink Stole, Sunrize Highway, AIDS Action Baltimore’s Lynda Dee and many others join host Adam Cooley (of Hedwig fame) in honoring World AIDS Day with music. Reception w/ hors d’ouevres by Clementine to follow. Adam Cooley directs and sings in a thoughtfully curated evening of Broadway, pop, rock’ n’ roll and original tunes sung by some of Baltimore’s most talented vocalists.

Cast includes: Mink Stole, Sunrize Highway, QueenEarth, Alexis Holzer, Quae Simpson & Company, with a reading by Tenley Spatz. AIDS Action Baltimore founder Lynda Dee joins Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Rupali Limaye in discussing exciting research developments with the audience.
A portion of the proceeds benefits AIDS Action Baltimore.

www.creativealliance.org

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Holiday Heap

Saturday, December 1 at St John’s Church, 2640 St Paul St, Baltimore MD 21218
10am to 5pm
50+ vendors with the best art and craft from Baltimore and beyond!

http://charmcitycraftmafia.blogspot.com

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Vacation

November 30 – December 14

Pent House Gallery

Opening Friday, November 30, 7-10 pm
Closing Friday, December 14, 8-10 pm
Curated by Elena Johnston
New Works by David Armacost, Thomas van Buskirk, EKTA, Noel Freibert, Lesser Gonzalez, Beth Hoekel, Erica Prince, Kelly Rakowski, Ryan Rhodes, Steve Riddle, Dave Singley

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Jack W. Schneider at sophiajacob
December 1 – December 22, 2012
Opening reception December 1, 7 – 10pm

sophiajacob is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Jack W. Schneider. For his first exhibition at sophiajacob, the artist will fill the gallery with an exuberant amount of paintings ranging in size, material, composition, and stylistic application, while at the same time displaying an unyielding adherence to a calculated color scheme. Verging on the monochromatic, these paintings exploit a limited palette of lime greens and electric yellows. The artist has co-opted these colors because of their presence within adolescent pop-culture: from horror film marketing to energy drink campaigns. For Jack, these hues have become a way to represent an “otherness” that is outside the corporal or natural order; they elude to the supernatural and the superhuman. Instead of using a reductive or minimalist approach to exploring these colors, the artist cultivates a playful and mischievous attitude, creating a “stylistic buffet” of abstract imagery. By condensing a variety of painterly strategies into one body of work, this exhibition confuses a survey or retrospective with a singular project; straddling a threshold between the conceptual and formal.

Jack W. Schneider, b.1979 in Beckley, West Virginia, received his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010 and his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. Jack has exhibited his work in exhibitions throughout the Northeast, including a solo show at the anthony greaney in Boston, the group exhibition Boston Young Contemporaries at 808 Gallery and We Still See the Black at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. In 2009, Jack was the Artist in Residence at Frans Maserel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium. Last April, he participated in a series of lectures on color at the Boston ICA where he spoke about green. Jack lives and works in Boston.

Gallery hours are Saturdays 1 – 4 p.m. or by appointment. For further information or inquiries, please contact the gallery by email at info(at)sophiajacob(dot)com.

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Opening Reception for Minás Konsolas: ArchiteXture
Saturday, December 1 / 6 – 9 pm / free
Exhibit runs through February 24 at Minás Gallery in Hampden

Join us for a party celebrating Minas’ new series of paintings inspired by architectural drawings of structures that have never been built or restored. We hope you can make it to the opening, but if not, stop by at a later date to see the show!

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday 11 -6.

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Merry Mart at Creatiive Alliance
Sunday, December 2 from 11am–5pm. Free!
For the kids while you shop: our free drop-in arts workshop for kids runs 12-3pm.
Made in Charm City gifts! No manic mall madness necessary! Kolleen Kilduff and Jill Popowich host an amazing show with clothing, handbags, felt accessories, ceramics, soaps, kids’ toys, mixed media, amazing jewelry, and great art! A diverse mix of indie crafters from across Bmore and beyond! Vendor inquiries: contact MerryMart@creativealliance.org.

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Opening reception for Modernism: James Hilleary and Color—Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Arts Program Gallery at University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

The reception will include a discussion featuring Amy Cavanaugh, Executive Director of Maryland Art Place, and David Gariff, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art and adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America. The discussion will be moderated by Brian Young, curator of the Arts Program at UMUC.

UMUC Arts Program Gallery
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, Maryland 20783

James Hilleary is a Maryland-based abstract colorist whose geographical proximity to Washington, D.C., and artistic style propelled him into a larger group of Washington Color School painters during the late 1950s and the 1960s. A Renaissance man with deep knowledge of architecture and music, Hilleary is best known for his commitment to creating harmonious, expertly executed canvases in variations of a signature style.

This exhibition features approximately 30 works in various sizes from the past 50 years and includes includes paintings from each of Hilleary’s signature series: Variations, Reflections, Petals, and Striae. It also includes a selection of his more private drawings and experimental sculpture.

RSVP for the reception or request additional information by calling 301-985-7937 or visiting www.umuc.edu/hilleary. The exhibition will be on display December 3, 2012–February 3, 2013. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.

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LEE SANDSTEAD, HOST OF TRAVEL CHANNEL’S ART ATTACK, AT THE WALTERS!

Sunday, December 2
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
FREE
Lee Sandstead, popular host of Travel Channel’s Art Attack, returns to the Walters! Join the world’s most fired up art historian as he recounts the amazing pilgrimage that reignited his passion for art. On the 2,000 plus mile long hike through Southern France and Northern Spain, Sandstead travelled along the medieval pilgrimage route known as the “Camino de Santiago,” or the “Way of Saint James.” After suffering from severe illness and undergoing major surgeries in 2009, Sandstead had become a frail man, whose zest for life and love of art had all but left him. To regain his passion, Sandstead undertook this ancient and arduous journey. Join Sandstead for an exciting recount of his life-saving Camino–a pilgrimage of love, pain and triumph!