Baltimore’s art scene gets rather slow in summer, especially after Artscape, but there are several events worth attending this week. Tuesday night don’t miss David Armacost’s one night show sponsored by Nudashank. On Wednesday, head to DC’s Honfleur Gallery for an artist talk with Patrick McDonough. Thursday night is First Thursday in Mt. Vernon, so celebrate with a WTMD-sponsored outdoor concert. And on Friday August 2, Chad Erpelding’s solo show ‘Moving Money for Better’ opens at Pinebox Art Center.

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House of Armacost
Tuesday, July 30 @ 609 N. Paca Street Apt #2, from 7-9 pm

Nudashank is pleased to present a one night, off-site exhibition of new paintings by David Armacost.

David Armacost is a Baltimore-based painter and co-director of SophiaJacob. Recently, David’s work has been exhibited at the Katzen Museum at American University, and at Gallery CA in Baltimore. His collaborative work, under the name Armacost/Planck has been exhibited at Open Space, The Contemporary Museum, and Nudashank.

More info here.

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Artist Talk: Patrick Mcdonough’s White Turf Painting Actions

Wednesday, July 31 at Honfleur Gallery from 6:30 – 8 pm

White Turf Painting Actions is a series of performative events undertaken by Patrick McDonough at numerous sites in the DC metro region. These actions find McDonough painting large swaths of grass with white turf paint (commonly used for sports fields), until a predetermined time has elapsed or an agreed upon area has been entirely filled.

From Friday July 19 through Sunday July 21, McDonough will perform a White Turf Painting Action on the grassy lot between W & V St. on Shannon Pl. SE for his second performance of the series. He will be painting the lot from 8am-6pm those three days. This installment is presented in collaboration with ARCH Development Corporation.
He executed the first during the SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival June 8-9 in Rosslyn, VA.

Learn more about the project here: http://lumen8anacostia.com/schedule/lumen8tech-july29-august-3/

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Free Mt. Vernon Park Concert on Thursday, August 1 at 5 pm

(it was a slow week… give me a break!)

The next FREE 1st Thursday Concert is August 1st in Mt. Vernon Park with four acts: Longtime TMD favorite Brett Dennen, the communal folk-rock of The Kopecky Family Band, super soulful Jesse Dee & the whiskey-soaked Americana of Deer Tick frontman John McCauley & guitarist Ian O’Neil, who will preview songs from an upcoming Deer Tick album.

This free concert series happens every First Thursday of the month From May to September.

Leave Work Early—Gather Your Friends and Family and Head to Mt. Vernon. Just Look For The Monument and Listen for the Music!

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Chad Erpelding: Moving Money for Better, a Solo Show at Pinebox Art Center

Friday, August 2 from 7-9 pm

Erpelding’s work “utilizes data visualization and systems-based strategies to investigate globalization’s effects on our sense of place.” Erpelding’s work also “looks at multinational corporations, intergovernmental organizations, military presence, and individual travel. The work showcased at Pinebox takes a look at Western Union’s presence in Baltimore as well as internationally.

“Western Union hosts a popular and elaborate international presence. It is a common way for money to shift between different people and places. Each Western Union location can be considered a portal into the international transfer
of capital. This money can be a source of livelihood for families or used for unknown reasons – it is Western Union’s policy to not reveal how much or where the money is going, so the portal is far from transparent.”

Erpelding has created new work for Pinebox that “visualizes this complex system of transfer by finding the locations of all Western Union outlets in the Baltimore area and presenting them as isolated portals of transfer. This work will focus on the interconnectedness of Baltimore to the rest of the world as made possible through the services of Western Union.”

More info on Chad Erpelding at www.chaderpelding.com