Start your weekend on Thursday with paintings by Spencer Carmona at the John Fonda Gallery at Theatre Project -or- Humanoid Boogy, a solo exhibit by William S. Dutterer presented by ICA Baltimore. If you are in the mood for a lecture, head to UMBC for a visiting artist lecture with Antoni Muntadas.

On Friday, MICA opens MFA thesis exhibits by students from the Community Arts MFA, Photographic & Electronic Media MFA, and Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA at various locations. Later on Friday night, dust off your cowboy boots and head to the Windup Space for John Haywood’s Kentucky Traditions, an evening of art, music, and square dancing.

Saturday night, the Creative Alliance hosts a two great events: the Baltimore Crankie Fest, a ticketed performance, and the Samba Silent Auction Preview Reception at the Creative Alliance Main Gallery. If you’re in the Berryville, VA area, don’t miss Clermont Forum II Interpreting Clermont’s History Through Art, presented by the Rotating History Project.

On Sunday afternoon, you can learn more about contemporary Chinese and Indian art at The Walters Art Museum with a lecture from Dr. Vishakha N. Desai.

More information is always available at the Bmoreart Calendar Page. Unlike comprehensive calendars, the Bmoreart calendar is a selective, curated group of events hand-picked just for you. Suggest events to include to [email protected] !

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THEY EXIST: Paintings by Spencer Carmona at the John Fonda Gallery @Theatre Project
Curated by Jascha Owens
April 10 – May 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, April 10, 5pm – 8pm

The John Fonda Gallery at Theatre Project is pleased to announce THEY EXIST, paintings by Spencer Carmona and curated by Jascha Owens on view April 10 – May 25, 2014. A reception will be held on April 10 from 5pm – 8pm.

More information here.
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Humanoid Boogy: William S. Dutterer
ICA Baltimore at 1407 Fleet Street
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

ICA Baltimore is pleased to announce Humanoid Boogy, a retrospective spanning forty years of work by the artist William S. Dutterer. The exhibition will be on view at 1407 Fleet Street (the former Broom Corn Building) from April 10-May 22, 2014. An opening reception will be held April 10, 2014 from 6:30–9:00pm. Humanoid Boogy is curated by Caitlin Tucker- Melvin for the ICA Baltimore in partnership with the Estate of William S. Dutterer—the exhibition is Tucker-Melvin’s graduate thesis for the Curatorial Practice MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

More info.

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Antoni Muntadas, Visiting Artist Lecture
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7 pm, Lecture Hall 1 at UMBC

UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture welcome the internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary installation artist Antoni Muntadas, whose work has been exhibited in major art institutions throughout the world. Addressing social, political, and communications issues, such as the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, his work also investigates channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas.

More info here.

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MICA Graduate Exhibitions: Community Arts MFA, Photographic & Electronic Media MFA, and Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA
Apr 11–Apr 20, 2014
Reception: April 11, 5–8pm

Show Date: Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014 at Various Locations. See locations and details here.

Students include:

ALEXANDER LEONHART
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Decker Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

AMBER YAW
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

ANDREW TANNER
Community Arts MFA
Meyerhoff Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

ANDY DAHL
Community Arts MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

ASHTON PAGE
Community Arts MFA
Meyerhoff Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

CAMERON STALHEIM
Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA
D Center Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

CRISSÌAN CHEN
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Fox 3 Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

DANIELLE CHI
Community Arts MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

DUNCAN HILL
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Decker Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

EDGAR REYES (featured image at top)
Community Arts MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

FREDDIE GRAVES
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

GRACIE XAAVIER
Community Arts MFA
Meyerhoff Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

GREGORY WALKER
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

HANJI ZHOU
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Fox 3 Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

JESSE YUHASZ
Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA
D Center Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

JIHYUN HONG
Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA
D Center Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

JIM LEACH
Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

KASEY JONES
Community Arts MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

MAX SHUSTER
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Meyerhoff Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

NICK PRIMO
Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA
D Center Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

PAT GALLUZZO
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Studio Center Galleries
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

TANYA GARCIA
Community Arts MFA
Decker Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

THOMAS ENGLISH
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Fox 3 Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

YEFU LIU
Photographic & Electronic Media MFA
Decker Gallery
Apr 11-Apr 20, 2014

Check out MICA’s fancy graduate exhibition website here.

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John Haywood: Kentucky Traditions, an evening of art, music, square dancing
Art Opening + Banjo Music + Square Dance
Friday, April 11 at 7 pm at the Windup Space

Dearest Baltimore: It is an absolute pleasure for us to bring to you one of the most stunning artists and musicians from the state of Kentucky. His voice, playing, and art all tell the haunting, joyful and sublime stories of life in Appalachia. These stories harken back to days long past, but their emotional complexity and subject matter can easily find their place in today’s cultural landscape. Join us!

OPENING @ 7pm
MUSIC @ 8pm – East Kentucky banjo music from John Haywood & Brett Ratliff
SQUARE DANCE 9pm – with caller Gabe Popkin! (no experience necessary. gonna be a wild old time)

More info here.

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Baltimore Crankie Fest at Creative Alliance
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Tickets: Advanced: $15, $10 for Members, At Door: $17, $12 for Members

An evening of MOUNTAIN MUSIC & SCROLLING PICTURE SHOWS! hosted by ANNA roberts-gevalt & ELIZABETH laprelle: a mountain music duo, elizabeth a masterful young ballad singer, anna a multi-instrumentalists whose learned from the greats in kentucky. they present a mesmerizing variety show of old songs, harmonies, fiddle tunes and their illustrated scolling crankies.

More info here.

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Samba Silent Auction at the Creative Alliance Main Gallery
Preview the Silent Art Auction from April 5–26
Free Preview Reception Sat Apr 12, 5:30-7:30pm

CA has elevated the Samba Silent Auction to an exciting exhibition curated by Amy Eva Raehse, Alex Ebstein, Lat Naylor, and Jeremy Stern with 80+ works generously contributed by many talented artists.

BIDDING OPENS during a FREE preview reception on Saturday, April 12 from 5:30-7:30pm.
BIDDING CLOSES at 11pm Saturday, April 26 during the Marquee Ball!

This year our event features over 80 artists from Baltimore and beyond!

More info here.

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Clermont Forum II Interpreting Clermont’s History Through Art
April 12, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Rotating History Project, in cooperation with the Trustees of The Clermont Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, is presenting a multi-media arts exhibition entitled The Clermont Forum II: Interpreting Clermont’s History Through Art. This is Clermont’s second interpretive forum and the fourth conceived exhibition by the Rotating History Project.

The six-week exhibit is scheduled to open Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Clermont, a 360-acre farmstead at Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia, in the northern Shenandoah Valley. A state historic site currently under intensive study, the farm consists of a well-preserved complex of buildings ranging in date from 1755 to the mid-twentieth century and remains a working farm, involved with local food production and university-related historic and agricultural education. The farm was divided from the 5.5 million acre Fairfax Proprietary in 1750, based on a survey conducted on October 19 of that year by the 18-year old George Washington.

Clermont Farm / 801 East Main Street / Berryville, VA 22611

More info here.

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John & Berthe Ford Annual Lecture in Asian Art with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai
Sunday, April 13 at The Walters from 2 – 3:30 pm

Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: The Past in the Present: Traditional Sources for Contemporary Arts in China and India

In the last two decades, there has been an explosion of Asian contemporary art exhibitions, auctions, and acquisitions in the West. At first glance, these works look as if they are part of the global artistic language, often leaving viewers to wonder what is uniquely Chinese or Indian about the art. While the formal language of the art—installations, oil paintings, or video and photography—is indeed part of the global vocabulary of art, artists from the millennial civilizations such as China and India often make use of the traditional sources and attitudes that are culturally specific and historically rooted. This illustrated lecture by Dr. Vishakha N. Desai will explore and highlight the pre-modern traditions that permeate art practices in India and China with a focus on such major artists as Cai Guo Qiang and Zhang Huan from China and Gulam Muhammad Sheikh and K.G. Subramaniam from India.

More info here.