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Hidenori Ishii: IcePlants at Grimaldis Gallery opens Wednesday, April 3rd.

The new paintings in the show respond to the destruction of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2011, a consequence of both natural disasters and human error, and its ongoing impact on the landscape.

April 3 – May 18, 2013 with an opening reception on April 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

www.cgrimaldisgallery.com

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Introductions at  Pinebox Art Center
April 5 – May 3, 2013 with Reception April 5, from 5-7

This exhibition presents a series of figure-driven paintings from artists that are new to the Art Community via Undergraduate and Graduate programs in the Greater Baltimore Area. The works presented glide between abstraction and representational depictions of the human form. The debut of the new works coincides with the recent addition of Pinebox Art Center to the cultural landscape of Baltimore.

Introductions has been curated by Amy Boone-McCreesh, who currently works as Adjunct Faculty at MICA and Howard Community College. Amy has curated exhibitions at local art venues such as Maryland Art Place. She is also currently a Fellow at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C. Please join us for the opening reception on April 5, 2013 from 7-9 pm, meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments and music from DJ MoGillaH.

Artists:
Jessie Gray, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Peter Ferguson, MICA
Aleksandra Katargina, Towson University
Katie Pumphrey, MICA and current resident at the Creative Alliance

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Out of Order! FRIDAY, APRIL 5th @ 8pm
Maryland Art Place’s annual spring benefit, silent auction and party returns!

Out of Order, one of MAP’s most celebrated annual events, is right around the corner. As many as 500 revelers join in each year to view and bid on works from a wide range of regional artists—from emerging and students artists to established professionals.

This free-hung exhibition is open to any and all artists willing to self install their work. Installation takes place on a first-come-first served basis, Tuesday, April 2nd from 7 am – midnight. $10 registration fee. All works must be 40 X 40 inches or less!

Tickets are on sale for $45 at www.missiontix.com. Names will be held at the door.

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Harrison Tyler at sophiajacob
April 5 – 13, 2013
Opening reception April 5, 7-10pm

sophiajacob is pleased to present new work by Harrison Tyler. Comprising of two site-specific pieces, this week-long project will engage the gallery’s basement as an abstracted, simulated space. Utilizing live video feed and architectural intervention, Harrison’s installations address modes of locating the virtual body in real space through a technologically mediated perceptual experience.

Harrison Tyler was born in Hartford, CT in 1991, and currently lives in Baltimore where he is a sculptor finishing his degree at MICA. His work regularly engages structural and perceptual challenges involving technical fabrication, hybrid technology, and multimedia installation. Harrison has participated in several group shows in Baltimore, Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York.
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sophiajacob
510 W. Franklin Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

info (at) sophiajacob (dot) com

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Encountering Nature Symposium

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Nancy Siegel: Encountering Nature: Environmental Awareness in American Art
Center for the Arts, Art Lecture Hall, Room 2032
Thursday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.

Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Performance
Center for the Arts, Art Lecture Hall, Room 2032
Friday, April 5, 2013 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Artists Ann Chahbandour and Adam Davies, whose works are included in the exhibition
Encountering Nature in the Center for the Arts Gallery, along with Towson University
scientists Steven M. Lev, Professor of Geosciences Department of Physics, Astronomy
and Geosciences and Graduate Director of the Environmental Science Program and
Joel W. Snodgrass, Professor of Conservation Biology and Chairperson of the Department
of Biological Sciences will present illustrated lectures and then answer questions presented
by a moderator and the audience. Moderator: J. Susan Isaacs, Professor of Art History
and Director of the M.A. in Professional Studies/Art History Concentration and curator of the
Encountering Nature exhibition. A performance by artist Vaughn Bell will take place in
the gallery immediately following the symposium. Professor Isaacs will offer a tour of the
exhibition following the performance.

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Pocket Biosphere by Vaughn Bell

Department of Art + Design, Towson University
Performance by artist Vaughn Bell: Adopt a Biosphere
Center for the Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
Corner of Osler and Cross Campus
Friday, April 5, 12:30 p.m.

Each of us would like to have our own little piece of earth. With a pocket biosphere, you can take your own little mini-wilderness everywhere. Pocket Biospheres are available for adoption in a performance created by Vaughn Bell. Each tiny biosphere is full of mosses and small organisms. Participants sign an adoption form, co-signed by the artist, stating that they will take responsibility for the biosphere. They then become the owners of their own pocket biosphere along with their copies of the adoption documents.
Free and open to the public.

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Please join us for Doing It Differently, a panel discussion, on Thursday, April 4, from 6-8pm at Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 North Charles Street

Doing It Differently will be an opportunity for the artist, the institution, and the educator to discuss accessibility and inclusion in the arts.

The Artist: Dan Keplinger, King Gimp
The Institution: Ashley Hosler, The Walters Art Museum
The Educator: Dr. Mariale Hardiman, JHU’s Neuro-Education Initiative
Moderated by Marcus Civin

Free for students and members, $8 all others
Registration is requested by email or calling 410-516-0341
Reception in the exhibition to follow

Doing It Differently is co-sponsored by Maryland Institute College of Art and made possible, in part, by Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council.

Perception & Ability  is an exhibition at Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library, in Baltimore, Maryland, that addresses the way imposed labels effect our perceptions of an individual’s abilities.

Perception & Ability is curated by Gabrielle Buzgo, an MFA candidate in Curatorial Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art, with help from the Curatorial Assistant, Gabby Davis, from the Baltimore Lab School.

For more information visit www.micacuratorial.org/perceptionability

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Odd Logic @ Current Space

April 5th – April 28th

Dave Eassa
Louis Abbene-Meagley
Peter Ferguson
Nicole Dyer

Opening Reception April 5th 7-10 p.m.

Odd Logic is truth with an accent. Odd Logic is in all the right places. Odd Logic is tongue tied. Odd Logic is a spring day where everyone is smiling and your best friend finds $20 on the sidewalk and buys you an ice cream cone.
Odd Logic is an exhibition exploring the work of four Baltimore based artists, all are currently finishing their BFA at MICA in May. The exhibition explores painting, sculpture, and drawing from the four, as we are confronted with figuration, the familiar identity allows a sense of communion with the work during the process and result. We make characters, forms, and spaces that reflect our own understanding of our own figuration. By creating these pieces shaped by our empathic understanding of figures, we can give them the life we feel in us. Working in the studio there is a consistent demand for us to set our egos aside and attend solely to the work. It comes to us in frenzied energy of play, consistent rhythm of labor, gluttonous indulgence of material, and a sense of detachment from self. We strive to place our own individual energies within the work and in doing so place ourselves within a space where we put our personalities into the core of the work. In laboring ourselves into these figures the work ends with the residue of the mentality that initially fueled the process.

www.daveeassa.com
www.louisabbenemeagley.com
www.nicoledyerart.com

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24th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition
Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame College of Maryland
A national exhibit of works on paper juried Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director, Maryland Art Place.
Reception and Gallery talk Saturday, April 6 from 4 to 6 pm

Gormley Gallery
Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 N. Charles St.
Fourier Hall, 2nd floor
Baltimore, MD 21210
410. 532. 5582
www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery
www.facebook.com/GormleyGallery

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GALLERY 788 PRESENTS: TOPICS
Reception: Friday, April 5th, 7pm-11pm

TOPICS is a collective show distinguishing artists working within the Towson University Studio Arts program, curated by Jim Koerner, featuring works in various media by the following artists:

Sherwood
Rebecca Mutz
Alexsandra Katargina
Anita Schreibman
Jim Koerner
Alison MOrgan
Ian Mize
Clair Girodie
Shannon Connolly
Ursula West Minervini
Chaewon Kim
Zeke Luman
Alec Pugliesi

Gallery 788
218 W. Saratoga St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(202) 210 – 8361
g788.org

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Dust-Off at Springsteen Gallery Saturday, April 6 from 7-10 pm
1505 Guilford Avenue, B303

Dust-Off is a group show featuring the work of Milton Melvin Croissant III, Colin Foster, Margo Benson Malter, Nick Peelor, and Nick Vyssotsky. The selected works begin to recontextualize pieces of popular culture in order to investigate the relational systems they engender. The behaviors and by-products these systems nurture relate to characteristics of speed and delirium. It may be worthwhile to consider how artistic production coexists with these economies.