This week, start out with The Contemporary Co-Hosts Speaker Series featuring Wayne White on Thursday, or head to MICA for the the Baltimore premiere of Stephanie Barber’s film, DAREDEVILS, at Falvey Hall. Then on Friday night, you had better be at Bmoreart’s exhibit, Everything On It, featuring Andrew Liang and Zoe Friedman at WTMD Studios in Towson. If you are not there, your only excuse is that you attended Luminous Liminality at the Sub-Basement Studios -or- Poetic Types II, the Society of History and Graphics’ second annual experiment in presenting relationships between poetry and typography at Case[werks].

On Saturday evening, Gormley Gallery’s annual drawing show, juried by the BMA’s Ann Shafer, opens from 4-6pm. And, on Saturday night, Allison Rowe’s solo exhibit, About as Likely as Not, opens at Lease Agreement.

On Sunday, come to Sol Print Studios Open Studios featuring printmaking for sale by artists who have attended Soledad Salamé’s mini-residencies. (A RSVP is appreciated for this event.)

As always, more information, including maps and directions, are available at the Bmoreart Calendar Page.

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Wayne White: The Contemporary Co-Host Speaker Series on Thursday, March 27, 2014 6pm Reception / 7pm Lecture
Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral Street , Baltimore, MD 21201
free with registration, doors close at 6:45 pm

The Contemporary and Gallery CA present Wayne White for the 2014 Speaker Series, CoHosts. The event will be held at the Baltimore School for the Arts at 712 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD. A reception will be held before the lecture at 6pm. Seats are limited please register at (http://www.contemporary.org/2014-03-27-waynewhite.html)

Wayne White is an American artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much, much more. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Wayne has used his memories of the South to create inspired works for film, television, and the fine art world. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Wayne traveled to New York City where he worked as an illustrator for the East Village Eye, New York Times, Raw Magazine, and the Village Voice. In 1986, Wayne became a designer for the hit television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, and his work was awarded with three Emmys. After traveling to Los Angeles with his wife, Mimi Pond, Wayne continued to work in television and designed sets and characters for shows such as Shining Time Station, Beakman’s World, Riders In The Sky, and Bill & Willis. He also worked in the music video industry, winning Billboard and MTV Music Video Awards as an art director for seminal music videos including The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Tonight, Tonight’ and Peter Gabriel’s ‘Big Time.’

More information here.

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Daredevils Baltimore Premiere Thursday, March 27 at 7:30pm
A Screening for Stephanie Barber’s new film at MICA’s Falvey Hall
More info about the film can be found here: http://daredevilsmovie.com/

More event info here.

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Everything On It: Andrew Liang and Zoe Friedman

Opening Reception and Concert Friday, March 28 from 7-10 pm at WTMD Studios

The exhibit will be on display March 24-April 30 at the WTMD studios, 1 Olympic Place in Towson. An opening reception featuring live performances by Americana duo Mountain Peaks and 11- piece avant-garde ensemble Ghost Life will be held 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday March 28. More information here.

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Luminous Liminality: Works by Daniel Conrad at the Sub-Basement Artist Studios
Friday, March 28at 6pm

Sub-Basement Artist Studios and Gallery
118 North Howard St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

More event info here.

Sub-Basement Artist Studios invites you to the opening reception of new-media artist Daniel Conrad’s solo exhibition “Luminous Liminality”. Conrad’s body of work is the culmination of 30 years of creative thought and experimentation. By combining his working knowledge of optics and art theory with electronic circuitry, Dan Conrad has developed the innovative but largely unexplored medium of light painting. His technique of rigorous wiring of colorful LED lights and calculated placing of dimmers and diffusing screens creates mesmerizing color-field paintings and interactive light-experiences that inspire conceptually and visually.

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LABBODIES | MUSEUM REALNESS at Copycat Building B401
Friday, March 28th at 9:30 pm

More event info here.

For this installment of Lab Night (Labbodies Performance art Open Mic), Dr. H Corona and Dr. A. Pinkston will create a temporary museum for performance art. For this months Labbodies we invite performance artists to present durational performances (12min-2hrs) — if you would like to perform please arrive at by 8pm.

Featured artists: Victor F. DeMendonça Torres and Alexander D’agostino

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Poetic Types II is the Society of History and Graphics’ second annual experiment in presenting relationships between poetry and typography.

Exhibition Dates: March 28 thru May 3, 2014
Reception: Friday, March 28, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

More event info here.

This year’s featured poem is “Birds Like Ballistic Missiles”, written by Pantea Amin Tofangchi. Tofangchi, an Iranian-American poet, currently teaches writing and graphic design at the University of Baltimore. “Birds Like Ballistic Missiles” presents poetry as an act of cultural, domestic and psychological assimilation during wartime. The title’s simile and lines are provocative in their ubiquity.

Over twenty artist and designers have submitted their interpretive works of graphic design, typography, textiles, sculpture and photography for the exhibition at Case[werks]. To learn more about SHAG, the Society of History and Graphics go to http://shag.squarespace.com/

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25th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition
March 24–April 25, 2014
Reception and Gallery Talk Saturday, March 29 from 4 to 6 pm

Gormley Gallery, Fourier Hall
Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Juror Ann Shafer, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art

featuring: Erin Almazan, Joanna Anos, David Avery, Lea Basile Lazarus, Elizabeth Bennett, Jessica Burke, Janette Chien, Damian Cote, Justin Diggle, Victoria Goro-Rapoport, Terence Hannum, Nina Jordan, Michelle Martin, Tonia Matthews, Scarlett McCalman, Heather Merckle, Barbara Milot, Sheila Pitt, Adam Porter, Krithika Sathyamurthy, Robert Silance, Steven Skowron, Paula Swisher, Zimou Tan, Jenny Wiener, and Johanna Winters.

Gallery Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
Call 410-435-0100 for weekend hours
www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery

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About as Likely as Not: Allison Rowe
Reception: Saturday, March 29, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibit March 29 – April 20, 2014
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 8:00pm and by appointment

Lease Agreement
3718 Ellerslie Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218

More event information can be found here.

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About as Likely as Not is an exhibition of new sculpture and print work by Allison Rowe. Rowe’s work addresses the future of energy production by drawing on scientific data and mining industry research.. The works included in “About as Likely as Not” present a series of visual interpretations based on these data that take the form of abstracted mines and minimal landscapes.

The reception for “About as Likely as Not” will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Lease Agreement, 3718 Ellerslie Ave, Baltimore, Maryland. The exhibition runs from March 29 – April 20. Gallery hours are Wednesdays, 4:00pm until 8:00pm, or by appointment. Appointments can be requested by contacting Lease Agreement at [email protected]

Allison Rowe is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Toronto. Her work investigates the process of re-personalizing political discourses and the possibilities that exist in this transition space. Rowe’s has recently exhibited at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince and in public spaces across North America. She completed her MFA in Social Practice at California College of the Arts in 2011 and her Honors BFA in Photography from Ryerson University in 2006.

More of Rowe’s works can be seen at her website, allisonroweart.com.

This exhibition is one of three that Lease Agreement will host as an ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) partner gallery. ACRE is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects. More information about ACRE can be found at www.acreresidency.org.

Lease Agreement is a collaborative curatorial project by artists Adam Farcus and Allison Yasukawa. Set in the living room of the couple’s rental house, Lease Agreement continues in the tradition of apartment gallery exhibition spaces by exhibiting conceptually rigorous, engaging work within the context of a home.

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Open Studio at Sol Print Studios Sunday, March 30th from 11am – 4pm
2338 Eutaw Place

Light fare and refreshments by Azafran Cafe
RSVP to [email protected] no later than March 27
Please pass this invitation along to other artists, curators, collectors, and print lovers who may be interested.

More information here.

Since 2009 SPS has been working with artists, primarily in solar etching and other experimental printmaking techniques, developing projects with specific artists. In the year ahead we will continue to expand our programs. If you have been curious about our print-shop, meeting the artists that have worked with us, seeing the artwork that is created in our studio, and browsing though our print collection, this is perfect opportunity to get to know us. We hope to see you on March 30th. Kindly RSVP if you are planning to attend.