The good news is there’s something to do every night this week. On Tuesday night, you can head to Dominic Terlizzi’s artist talk at ICA Baltimore. On Wednesday, there are options: MAP’s 30 Under 30 Speaker Series, Lynda Barry at Goucher College, or the CONGREGATE Wrap Party & Catalog Launch at MICA. On Thursday, you can see work by Naomi Falk at McDaniel College or go to Area 405 for the Curator’s talk and closing reception for Knowing, OR, if you stay home, you can watch Jon Latiano on MPT’s season premiere of Artworks at 8:30. On Friday, check out the typed visual works of MICA student Scarlett McCalman at MICA’s Piano Gallery, or head to Current for Good Light, a group photography exhibition. You can wander around Mt. Vernon, get hugs from a life-sized Cat in the Hat, and eat chicken on a stick because the Baltimore Book Festival is here all weekend long. On Sunday, attend a Tea with Myrtis at Subbasement Studios to explore the work of Jeffrey Kent or go see Opposites Attract: Diana Spencer and Loring Cornish at the Towson Arts Collective.

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Dominic Terlizzi: ZHYS at ICA Baltimore

September 17 to October 8, 2013

Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 24th, 7pm

Reception: Saturday, October 5th, 7-9pm

ICA is pleased to present Dominic Terlizzi’s new series of paintings in his debut ICA exhibition. ZHYS features a common object alphabet that transforms minutia to grandeur. Cosmic mosaic architecture and hybrid imageweaving build object fields that question authorship, authenticity, labor, origin, architecture, ornamentation, and algorithmic systems. Color spectrums and tactile surface cohabitate retinal grounds simultaneously sobering and psychedelic.

More info here: http://icabaltimore.org/filter/Dominic-Terlizzi/Current-Project

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MAP’s THIRTY: 30 CREATIVE MINDS UNDER 30
Wednesday, September 25 at 6pm: Michael Owen and ras+e

THIRTY is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences.

Participants of THIRTY were selected by the THIRTY committee and MAP staff through either open call or by invitation. These individuals are: Kyle Bauer, Dustin Boise, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Hannah Brancato, Milana Braslavsky, Emily C-D, Rebecca Chan, Alicia Ciambrone, Hoesy Corona, Nancy Daly, Michelle Dickson, Deana Haggag, Nora Howell, Aran Keating, Charlotte Keniston, Judy Kurjan, Jim Leach, Jen Liu, Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, Ashley Minner, Michael Owen, Elle Perez, ras+e (Design Collaborative Ryan Shelley with Elizabeth Herrmann), Ryan Schroeder, Ginevra Shay, Joshua Wade Smith, Nick Clifford Simko, TT The Artist, and Mia Weiner.

More Info at MAP’s website.

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Lynda Barry’s Evening Reading & Book Signing at Goucher College

Wednesday September 25, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

To get a better sense of what to expect, read Bmoreart’s article Meatcutter’s Daugher: Lynda Barry as Inspirational Speaker in the Land of Crusty Leggos from her Johns Hopkins visit in 2009. It was AMAZING!!!!!!

The Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College is pleased to welcome the cartoonist and novelist Lynda Barry as the Fall 2013 Visiting Author. Barry will read and discuss her work and sign books in the Hyman Forum within Goucher’s Athenaeum. This evening event is free and open to the public. But online reservations are required at www.tickets.goucher.edu.

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CONGREGATE Wrap Party & Catalog Launch
Wednesday, September 25 from 6-8 pm

Come celebrate the partnerships developed during the life of “CONGREGATE” through choir performances by musicians from the congregations! Free “CONGREGATE” exhibition catalogs will be available for all attendees!
Programs:
Baltimore Performance Kitchen
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
Baltimore Print Studios Youth Workshops
AKIMBO

For more information, please visit www.congregatebaltimore.com

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Look/out: All the Way Home – New Work by Naomi J. Falk
Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2013
Reception: Th, Sept 26, 5:30 – 7:30
Gallery Talk at 6 pm

The Rice Gallery at Peterson Hall
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
More info here.

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Closing Night & Curator’s Talk for “Knowing”
Thursday, Sept 26, 7-10 pm
If you were not able to attend our fabulous and happenin’ reception for “Knowing” on September 14th or missed the fantastic performance by Baltimore Dance Project here on September 15, then please come out for the closing night, which will feature a TALK BY THE CURATOR AS WELL AS BY SOME OF THE ARTISTS and an encore presentation of JENNA BOYLES’ “GIGNOMAI”.

Free and Open to the Public.

For more information about Area 405 or this exhibit please visit our website – area405.com.

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GOOD LIGHT at Current Friday, September 27, 7-10 pm
Lecture by Daniel Shea 7-8pm
Slideshow and Exhibition Reception 8-10pm
On view this weekend only with gallery hours Saturday + Sunday 12-4pm

Current Space is excited to announce the second annual Good Light photography exhibition with a lecture by distinguished guest speaker Daniel Shea. This year boasts a roster of forty-five photographers from Baltimore and beyond and will feature a gallery exhibition and slideshow of photographic works. An exhibition catalog will be available for sale at the opening.

There will be a suggested five-dollar donation to support the Current Space Community Darkroom and photo programming.

Curated by Ginevra Shay and Jules Hamann

Participating Photographers Include:

Andrew Eargle, Becca Morrin, Ben Sloat, Caleb Churchill, Carl Gunhouse, Christina Barrera, Christopher Hinojosa, Dale Rothenberg, Danielle Criqui, Emilia Pennanen, Emily Mason, Eric Helgas, Jessica Marx, Jonathan Campolo, Josie Keefe, J.M. Giordano, John M. O’Toole, Juan Madrid, Jules Hamann, Katy Wood, Kelly Burgess, Kyle Tata, Lindsey Filowitz, Liz Donadio, Maddy Horan, Mary Ancel, Max Shuster, Meredith Miller, Michael Bussell, Nate Grossman, Nina Perlman, Patrick Joust, Patrick Galluzzo, Philip Tomaru, Robert Brannigan, Ryan Syrell, Sarah Jacobs, Shannon LaRue, Shannon Patrick, Stacy Renee Morrison, Suzanna Zak, Tammy Mercure, Tim Castlen,Trevor Powers, Val Karuskevich

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Afterword: Installation and Works by Scarlett McCalman
September 9th through October 4th, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 27th from 6 to 8 pm.
Piano Gallery, The Myerhoff House @ 140 W. Lafayette Ave, MICA

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Victory Spoke (Obama Speech), Acrylic on canvas, 54″ x 44″, 2009

Tea with Myrtis Art Salon Series
My Life in Reverse: A 24 Year Survey of the Work of Jeffrey Kent

Indulge in sweet and savory treats and a variety of delicious teas.
Tea sponsored by Organic India Tulsi Tea

Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Subbasement Artist Studios
Baltimore, Maryland

More info: Galerie Myrtis Website

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The Baltimore Book Festival, the mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts, returns on September 27-29, 2013. Held in picturesque Mount Vernon Place on North Charles Street, the festival features more than 200 authors, from award-winning children’s writers and illustrators to celebrity chefs and bestselling novelists, as well as regional talent on several stages, book signings, comics, book arts, 75 exhibitors and booksellers, children’s activities, cooking demos, exhibitors, panel discussions, poetry readings, tours, live music and an assortment of food, beer and wine. More info at The Book Festival Website.

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September 29 – October 27, 2013

Reception Sunday, September 29 from 12 – 5 pm

For more info: Towson Arts Collective Website

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One hundred quilts to blanket the Penn Station Plaza in honor of survivors of Rape and Abuse on Sunday, Sept 29 from 2-6 pm.

On Sunday afternoon, September 29, 100 quilts containing stories from survivors of rape and abuse will occupy the plaza at Baltimore’s Penn Station.  Visitors will be able to interact with the quilt, read survivors stories and join in community.  The picnic will create highly visible cultural space in which survivors’ stories are honored and respected instead of silenced and shamed.

Visitors can come to view the quilts, enjoy cookies and lemonade, and join in community from 2 to 6pm.  The main program will begin at 4pm with a ceremony to commemorate the day following the keynote address by FORCE’s two founders Rebecca Nagle and Hannah Brancato.

Websites: www.upsettingrapeculture.com / themonumentproject.com