This week you don’t want to miss the Walter’s big Here and Now shindig on Thursday, July 25. It’s contemporary art with fancy drink sponsors – what could be better? Also on Thursday, Hard Art comes to Baltimore from DC, hosting a book signing and talk at Normals. On Friday, check out Physiognonomy, a group show at The Gallery at CCBC Catonsville, part of the artscape satellite network. And then on Saturday, Woman as Color, Light, and Form opens at Galerie Myrtis.

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Here and Now Party at The Walters Art Museum

Thursday, July 25 from 5-9 pm

THE EVENT Join us as we shine a spotlight on Baltimore’s contemporary art scene! Experience the Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist Exhibition and enjoy behind-the-scenes art object photography in Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow. Two great exhibitions, one unforgettable night!

COCKTAILS Mosaic Nightclub Cash Bar (All Drinks $5!!)
RSVP for a Complimentary Stoli Cocktail!

TASTE Fresh summer flavors provided by Honey Biscuits Inc. à la carte menu (priced accordingly)

ENTERTAINMENT DJ JusSpin c/o HeidnSeek Ent.

PROGRAMMING
Projections by 2011 Sondheim Prize winner / filmmaker Matthew Porterfield!
LIVE Instagram feed: #Here+Now

PARKING
Street parking or lot at the corner of Cathedral
and Centre Streets.

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HART ART DC at Normals Bookstore in Baltimore, MD

Thursday, July 25, at 8pm

Talk and signing with Lucian Perkins, Alec MacKaye, Lely Constantinople, and Jayme McLellan

HARD ART DC 1979 is a book and traveling exhibition of photographs by Lucian Perkins with writing by Alec MacKaye and a contribution by Henry Rollins. Please join us for a talk with Lucian & Alec this Thursday at Normals.

The Hard Art exhibition (currently seeking its next venue) is curated and edited by photographer and photo editor Lely Constantinople and Jayme McLellan, director of Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC., with photographs being shown as a group for the first time.

Recent reviews:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/lucian-perkins-hard-art-photos-capture-dc-punk-scene-_n_3423814.html
http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2013/06/hard-art-lucian-perkins-dc-punk-bad-brains-dischord
More info here: www.hardartdc.com

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Physiognonomy

Reception Friday July 26, 6-8 pm

July 7 – August 7, 2013

The Gallery at CCBC Catonsville

Artists: Keith Bentley, Beth Hoeckel, Adam Rush, Milanna Braslavsky,
Steven Dobbin and Dennis Farber

Curator: Dutton Sandosky

Gallery Hours, Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Other times available by appointment
For further information please call 443.840.4326 or follow us on Facebook at The Galleries at CCBC
Sponsored by M&T Bank and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Directions to CCBC Catonsville:
CCBC Catonsville is located off Baltimore Beltway (695) Exit 12,
Wilkens Avenue West. Follow Wilkens Avenue West to Valley Road.
Make a right on Valley Road to the college entrance.
The Gallery is in Building Q.
CCBC Catonsville is served by MTA bus route 77.

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Woman as Color, Light and Form: An Artscape Gallery Network Exhibit curated by Myrtis Bedolla and co-curator Jessica Stafford-Davis

Opening Reception Saturday, July 27, 2013, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Artists’ Talk August 11, 2013, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

July 18, 2013 – August 31, 2013

In challenging the notion of the feminine archetype, artists embrace and reach beyond the boundaries of the female form to express the essence of a woman, figuratively, conceptually and metaphorically.

As Color, alluring imagery stretches the imagination and explores a woman’s sexual and intellectual power. As Light, provocative photographs portray a woman’s physical strength and ubiquitous presence in nature. As Form, moving two and three dimensional objects, emblematic of the ethereal qualities of a woman, reveal the complexities, convictions and intuitiveness of the feminine expressed as the divine; a ritualistic-based video serves as testimony to one woman’s personal journey of renewal, and others speak to healing, identity, memory and transformation in tableaus that embody a woman’s unbridled spirit.

The artists express their artistic voices through installations, paintings, photography, prints, and videos.

Featuring: Sondra Arkin, Maya Freelon Asante, David Carlson, Phylicia Ghee, Michael Gross, Nora Howell, Ada Pinkston, Edwin Remsburg, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Rachael Rotenberg, Amy Sherald, Mary Walker, and Sigrid Vollerthun, along with Sondheim Semi-finalists: A. Moon and Adejoke Tugbiyele.

Galerie Myrtis Contemporary Fine Art
2224 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
410-235-3711 • galeriemyrtis.net