This weekend is going to start out academically – perfect for the first week of September, really. On Thursday don’t miss Spectrum, the Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition at UMBC, Superstizione, a new exhibit at The School of Design Gallery at Stevenson University, and Despair, a new solo exhibition by Baltimore artist Max Guy at Hood College’s Hodson Gallery. Also on Thursday, September 5, check out the new Gallery 788, now in Hampden, and FABRICATIONS, their first ‘fashion art show.’ On Friday night, don’t miss three new exhibits at School 33: Lania D’Agostino: Transfigurations, Suspended Perceptions: Nathan Lewis and Lorelei McHale, and Nancy Daly: Subject to Terms & Conditions. On Saturday, Congregate, MICA’s Mega-Exhibit organized by the Curatorial Practice crew opens – so don’t miss a chance to celebrate “Art, Faith, and Community” at various locations. And on Saturday, September 7, head to Floristree for performances – Organized by Elspeth Walker and sophiajacob from 8-11pm. On Sunday at 5 pm, head to Patapsco Valley State Park for a collaborative performance and sculpture by Clarissa Stowell Gregory and Joshua Wade Smith. And there is SO MUCH MORE!  As always, more information is below. -CO

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“CONGREGATE art + faith + community”
Opening Reception Friday, September 6, 2013 5pm-7pm
On View September 6–September 25, 2013

Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries inside the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Graduate Studio Center / 131 W. North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201

Follow us and please spread the word, share with your contacts and social media!
www.congregatebaltimore.com
CONGREGATE Facebook page
CONGREGATE Twitter @congregate13

Participating Artists/Congregations:
Bashi Rose/7th Metro Church
Katherine Kavanaugh/Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
Leo Hussey/St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church
Laure Drogoul/Spiritual Empowerment Center
Tiffany Jones/New Second Missionary Baptist Church
Leigh Davis/All congregations

Programs: Baltimore Performance Kitchen, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Baltimore Print Studios, Youth Workshops, AKIMBO

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Superstizione
School of Design Gallery
Stevenson University, Owings Mills
Owings Mills, MD
September 5 – December 13, 2013
Reception: September 5, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Artist talk: October 30, 5:30pm

Featuring: Catherine Borg, Adam Farcus, Dina Fiasconaro, Terence Hannum, and Allison Yasukawa

stevenson.edu

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Despair: Max Guy

Sept 5 – 28, 2013

Opening Reception: Sept 5, 5pm – 7pm

Gallery Talk: Sept 5, 7pm – 8pm

Hodson Gallery
Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701

An exhibit of photographs, sculptures, and installations by Baltimore artist Max Guy will be on display September 5 through 28 in the Hodson Gallery at Hood College.

A reception is scheduled for September 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. An artist talk will follow the reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Hodson Gallery.

The photographs, sculptures, and installations in “Despair”, by Max Guy, present a view into the working process of an artist. Guy’s minimal and witty work draws attention to his existential dilemma of why artists create art by playfully using and experimenting with subject matter including mirrors, text, clocks, and silhouettes.

Max Guy is a curator, artist and writer based in Baltimore, MD. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Max is co-founder of Spiral Cinema, a public film program that hosts screenings, publications and events investigating the evolving definition of cinema. He is a member of the curatorial duo Szechuan Best – founded as an apartment gallery in Baltimore – as well as a member of Open Space Gallery, formerly located in Remington, Baltimore. Guy’s work has been exhibited in numerous Baltimore galleries including Guest Spot, Penthouse Gallery, Current Space, and Nudashank.

The Hodson Gallery is located in the Tatem Art Center on the Hood College campus. Street parking on Rosemont Ave will be available for this event. For more information about the exhibit, contact Adam Farcus, gallery director, at [email protected]

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Gallery 788 presents: FABRICATIONS
1st Fashion Art Show
FASHION/TEXTILE/DESIGN
GRAND OPENING: Thursday, September 5th, 7pm-11pm
at Gallery 788’s new location in Hampden: 3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211

Gallery 788 @ Hampden proudly invites you to the grand opening of G788’s first art show in the new Hampden location! Please join us for a night of art, music and a live fashion show!

Musical performances by:
The Funky Bass and Beat Group Known as “F”
Landis Expandis of the All Mighty Senators and DIG…
DJ Cornflake Hill – One of Baltimore’s icons of house music
TT The Artist – Baltimore’s newest hip hop artist to capture Charm City’s heart
Kamajian Kamajinator – Percussion Performance

Sound & lighting by:Deci Thee Bull Entertainment

Food created by:Dale Fields of the Life of Reilly

Designers: Ginny Duncan / Trish Dobson / Baltimore Fashions / Evette Monique
Stacey Chambers / Sean Thomas / Aisha Jowhar

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FABRICATIONS will be on display from September 5th to 29th.

Gallery 788 @ Hampden
3602 Hickory Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211
g788.org
(443) 475-0788

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Spectrum: 2013 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC
Opening Reception Thursday, September 5th, 2013, from 5-7pm.

Works by Visual Arts Faculty members Kelley Bell, Lynn Cazabon, Viviana Cordova, Neal McDonald, Lisa Moren, and John Sturgeon.

The exhibition will be on view from September 5 through October 5, 2013.
Join us for lectures by the artists, held in the CADVC gallery space from 12 noon to 1pm.

Monday, Sept. 9 John Sturgeon
Wednesday, Sept. 18 Lynn Cazabon
Monday, Sept. 23 Viviana Cordova
Wednesday, Sept. 25 Kelley Bell
Wednesday, Oct. 2 Lisa Moren

More info here.

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School 33 Art Center: Three New exhibitions open Friday, September 6, 2013:

“Lania D’Agostino: Transfigurations,”
“Suspended Perceptions: Nathan Lewis and Lorelei McHale ”
and
“Nancy Daly: Subject to Terms & Conditions”

September 6-October 26, 2013

www.school33.org

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“Co-Lab(oration): Nanotecture: A Collaborative Installation by Jonathan Latiano and Jennifer Strunge”
Funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
September 6, 6-9 pm
On View Indefinitely beginning September 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6 from 6pm-9pm

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Capturing the Figure: Carol McGraw

Opening Reception Friday, September 6, 5 – 9 pm

Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
(next to the Green Onion Market)
Pay-to-park lot behind gallery. Parking entrance is on Hamilton Avenue.

Exhibition dates: Sept. 5 – 28
Gallery hours: Thu & Fri 5-9 pm, Sat 1-9 pm
www.hamiltonarts.org
www.carolmcgraw-art.com

Hamilton Gallery member artists will also be exhibiting their work.

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Saturday, September 7 at 8:00pm
Organized by Elspeth Walker
Saturday, September 7. 8-11pm
Floristree

Please join us at Floristree on September 7 between 8-11 pm for a free event and one night installation featuring a program of performances that overlap, erupt spontaneously, and come together to construct an unconventional landscape.

Performers will collaborate in building a space that is easily dismantled, temporary, utopic and unsustainable. The program will feature live performance, durational action, live streaming and pre-recorded video, and works in which the body may be present or absent. In contrast to the anonymity associated with sophiajacob’s concurrent gallery installation, this event presents a chance to highlight the persona, identity, and presence of the artist.

sophiajacob’s current programming seeks to create a web of collaborators connected by this trifecta of projects, thereby developing overlap, relation, and confluence while seeking to destroy an indication towards a concrete, understandable, or straightforward persona of the artist.

An accompanying compilation text will be available for takeaway at this event.

Featured artists:
Mehron Abdollmohammadi, Noel Freibert, Brian Letchworth, Chloe Maratta, Hanna M. Owens, Pontius Piglet, Nikholis Planck, Harrison Tyler, Velvet, Alex Franz Zehetbauer

More info here.

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Donald Edwards: Man Cave at Jordan Faye Contemporary
Exhibition runs through October 19
Opening Reception Saturday Sept. 7 / 6:30 – 9:30pm

Donald Edwards’ new work in Man Cave continues his use of salvaged materials, elevating junk to new heights of whimsy, character and cleverness. From mounted “elk” trophies to reinvented beer cans, Man Cave is an anthropological exploration, re-appropriating our junk to expose our culture.

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Observations from the In-Between: T.R. Kaltreider at Jordan Faye Contemporary

Exhibit up through October 19
Opening Reception Saturday Sept. 7 / 6:30 -9:30pm

Narrative Moments, Scenes of Tension – between Real and Perceived, Idea and Representation, Definition and Mystery; T.R. Kaltreider’s works are social and psychological landscapes created with the juxtaposition of rigidly defined elements and gestural paint marks, housed in panels assembled of reclaimed wood. A girl reclines on a couch, a man’s fingers morph into tree branches, and the faint outline of a door ajar makes one question the world beyond.

This work vibrates with things unsaid. The relationships between objects, surfaces, and people are highlighted. Each element in the piece seems soaked in metaphor, deeply imbued with metaphysical, psychological and unseen social weight. T.R. Kaltreider says, “I seem to carry this view that the human experience is an ongoing conversation with ourselves,” and this literally occurs when you look at his paintings. In this work, the viewer is a major player – looking at it one feels like a voyeur, but also a participant in the scene. As one explores the significance of each piece of the puzzle, one’s assumptions and personal interpretations are constantly called into question. It becomes a process of assessment and reassessment as one interprets, then questions his/her own ideas and revisits the scene.

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Happy Beach Opening at the John Fonda Gallery

Saturday 6 – 8pm
The John Fonda Gallery at Theatre Project

Collaborative Artworks by Caroline Battle & Christian Filardo
With Live Musical Performance 6:30-7

45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(Preston St. between Maryland and Cathedral)

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Pull/Drift, A Collaboration in Dance and Sculpture

by Clarissa Stowell Gregory & Joshua Wade Smith with Effervescent Collective

Sunday, September 8 at 5 pm

More info here.

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