BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Tod Lippy Lecture at MICA

TUESDAY, December 2 at 7:00pm

Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium 131 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD

Tod Lippy is the founder and editor of Esopus magazine and executive director of the Esopus Foundation Ltd., a New York–based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. He was the editor and cofounder of Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art (1994–97), the publisher and coeditor of publicsfear magazine (1992–94), and a senior editor at Print magazine from 1990 to 1997. His 2000 book, Projections 11: New York Film-Makers on Film-Making, was published by Faber & Faber, and his 1999 short film, Cookies, was featured in over 20 film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

Lippy has lectured on Esopus at many educational and cultural institutions, including the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, the School of Visual Arts, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bennington College, Rice University, USC’s Roski School of Fine Arts, the American Library Association, and the American Institute for Graphic Arts. He has been interviewed on the same subject for a number of journals, radio programs, and books, including Becoming a Graphic Designer (Wiley, 2005) and Fresh Dialogue: Making Magazines (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007). From 2009 to 2012, Lippy was the curator and executive director of Esopus Space, an alternative exhibition and performance venue in New York City, where he mounted 18 exhibitions and staged over 30 events. He also curated the exhibitions Mark Hogancamp (2006) and Don Bachardy: One-Day Stands (2008; co-curated with Matthew Higgs) at White Columns in New York City.

At MICA, this lecture is sponsored by: MFA in Curatorial Practice, MFA in Graphic Design, Graphic Design Post-Baccalaureate Program, Graphic Design Department, and Mixed Media Lecture Series.

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CRB Presents….THE RECITAL

Wednesday, December 3 at 8:00pm at the Station North Chicken Box

Brandon Buckmaster, Violin
John Wilson, Piano
NO COVER

Come by for this 50 min recital and enjoy a few bohs!

Check out Classical Revolution Baltimore’s first recital!

The Chicken Box
1 W. North Ave
Baltimore, Md

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MICA Sound Art presents UNSILENT NIGHT

Thursday, December 4 at 7:00pm

Baltimore Penn Station.
1500 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21205

“Unsilent Night”, a participatory parade piece for an unlimited number of boomboxes, returns to Baltimore after a 2-year hiatus! This ambient work with a wintery holiday vibe, by post-minimalist composer Phil Kline, will be realized through synchronized playback of multiple parts distributed on CDs and cassettes to anyone who shows up with a boombox. Over the past 13 years, this work has been performed in cities around the world as a magical transformation of the urban soundscape. MICA’s Sound Art program has inherited the collection of CDs and cassettes to realize this piece from its former presenting organization in Baltimore, Mobtown Modern music series.

Participants are asked to be assembled by the Man/Woman sculpture in front of Penn Station, ready to go at 7:00 PM. Bring a boombox (with CD or cassette playing capability, and fresh batteries) if you would like to play one of the parts. Anyone is welcome to join the parade simply as listeners as well. Our route will be revealed when we assemble.

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A Monumental Occasion

Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 5:30 to 7:30pm

The annual lighting of the Washington Monument features musical selections by area choirs, a spectacular fireworks show and refreshments on Thursday, December 4 at 5:30pm on Mount Vernon Place, centered on the 600 block of North Charles Street.

This event is produced in conjunction with Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. More info here.

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Washington Monument Lighting Family Festival at The Walters

Thursday, December 4 from 5 – 8 pm in Mt. Vernon Square

Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument at the Walters during this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, holiday films, and special winter-inspired art activities for kids! At 7 p.m., the Washington Monument will be set aglow, followed by fireworks. Warm up at the Walters!

More information here.

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The Art Connection and Case[werks] presents Art + Community

Thursday, December 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Case[werks]

1501 Saint Paul Street Suite 116

More information: www.artconnection-cr.org

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Baltimore Jewelry Center Winter Fundraiser

Friday, December 5 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Area 405
405 E Oliver St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Tickets Available at www.baltimorejewelrycenter.brownpapertickets.com

Join the Baltimore Jewelry Center and friends for a night of food, drink, and fun. Lite fare, jewelry-themed cocktails and local craft beer, an exhibition of current student and instructor work, a Silent Auction (of some pretty amazing items), + music and dancing. This is our first Winter Fundraiser and all money raised will go to fund the build out of our new studio at 10 East North Ave. Tickets can be bought through brownpapertickets or in person at the studio for $25 or can be purchased at the door the night of the event for $35. Thank you in advance, Baltimore, for all of your support and love.

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Uniting Diverse Artists: An Art Exhibit and Silent Auction to Benefit the Midtown Academy

Friday, December 5, 2014 from 5:30 – 9 P.M.

MICA’s Fox Building
1303 Mt. Royal Avenue / Baltimore, MD

Music by Trio Amici and Tommy Jones
Wine, Beer, and Hors D’Oeuvres Included

More information here.

The Midtown Academy Board of Directors invites you to a curated art exhibit and silent auction to celebrate and support the Midtown Academy, a K-8 public charter school in the heart of Baltimore’s Midtown and Station North Arts and Entertainment District. In keeping with the spirit of Midtown’s mission of “uniting diverse communities,” the exhibit — co-curated by Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibits at MICA, and Baltimore artist Tendai Johnson — brings together the works of renowned and diverse artists from across the region and country.

Parking is available on the Fox/Bunting parking lot off Lafayette, behind Bunting and adjacent to Fox. Street parking is also available along Mount Royal, and two-hour neighborhood parking is available in Bolton Hill.

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Process Collective Presents:
Alloverstreet: East Oliver Street Art Walk
***One Year Anniversary Art Walk!!***

Friday, December 5 from 7pm – 10pm
East Oliver Street & Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD

An evening of simultaneous openings and events spanning the many arts spaces of East Oliver Street in The Station North Arts and Entertainment District on the first Friday of every month.

Featuring:

Lil’ Gallery
Guttersnipe: A Frontier Survival Guide
Cam Klavsen
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Penthouse Gallery
REMNANTS OF THE FLOATING WORLD (OPIUM WAMPUM XI)
The remnants of an event co-scored by Kimi Hanauer and Sydny Spann.
In collaboration with Michael Stephens, Nikki Lee, Lian Tsai, Max Anderson, Sal Farina, & Adventurer
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Terrault Contemporary
PLAY HARD
Curated by Staver Klitgaard
Featuring Kyle Staver, Lennart Anderson, Katherine Bradford, Sangram Majumdar, Peter Williams, Janice Nowinski, Ken Tisa, Jimmy Joe Roche, Ben O’Brien, Julie Heffernan, Win Shanokprasith, Michael Uckotter, Corynne Ostermann,Marcel Mandeng, Davian Shakes, Mary Parrish, Hannah Leighton, Dean Scott, Niki Murphy
The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Annex 2E
Butt-Hurt
Nicole Dyer
The Annex, Apt 2E, 419 E. Oliver St, Baltimore, MD, 21202

The Bahamas
Reich//Lucier//Odwalla88//Sunatirene
Doors at 8, Music promptly at 9:30
The Copycat Building, Apt B403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

GALLERY CA
THE SITUATION ROOM
GET YOUR LIFE! Productions (Isaiah Benjamin, Karisma Daniels, Jaida Douglass, Maggie Fitz, Daja Haleem, Dalin Haleem, Lee Heinemann, Louquiana Mullen, & Xavier Wade)
Remarks at 7:30
Performance by the 901 Arts Drumline at 7:45
440 E. Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202

La Bodega Gallery
Woven Autonomo Collective Presents: Oil On Oak (Closing Reception)
Curated by Avery Gabbiano
Work by C. Fortney, Antoinette Nero, Alex Day, Chris Zickefoose, Joey Alzamore
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Guest Spot Guest Spot at The Reinstitute
DECAY
Solo exhibition by Terence Hannum
On view through January 17, 2015
1715 N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Charm City Craft Mafia Presents Holiday Heap 2014

Saturday, December 6 from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Space 2640 @ 2640 St Paul St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Tickets Available www.eventbrite.com

Join us for our annual holiday craft market inside St John’s Church in Baltimore, MD. Over 50 local artists selling a variety of gifts and goodies to fulfill all your holiday shopping needs!

Regular hours (10am-5pm) are free for all!
View the Vendor Gallery on our website here.

Our Early Bird hour, 9AM-10AM, gives you an exclusive shopping experience and a way to beat the crowds! Tickets only $15 include refreshments and a Charm City Craft Mafia tote bag filled with vendor and sponsor giveaways and coupons. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold to ensure that you have a relaxing, crowd-free shopping experience. Purchase online here.