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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MICA Grad Show
Friday, April 17 at MICA’s Studio Center, Myerhoff Gallery, Pinkard Gallery, and Kagro Building

Featuring Community Arts MFA, Hoffberger School of Painting, Mt. Royal School of Art, Photographic and Electronic Media, and Rinehart School of Sculpture

View Full schedule at micagradshow.com

Featured Image above from Christophe Katrib, exhibiting at The Kagro Building

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Forever, Ever?
Friday, April 17 from 7-11 pm at 801 Park Avenue

A Group Exhibit featuring Hoffberger MFA Candidates Stephen Clark, Thomas Dahlberg, Michael Evans, Erin High, Lauren Jefferson, Minsol Kim, and Jinie Park

Seven upcoming graduates of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting are pleased to announce “Forever, Ever?,” a pop up show immediately following Maryland Institute College of Art’s graduate thesis exhibition. The exhibition will feature the work of artists Stephen Clark, Thomas Dahlberg, Michael Evans, Erin High, Lauren Jefferson, Minsol Kim, and Jinie Park. Paintings will be displayed in a loft setting with music and refreshments for guests.

The exhibition will showcase the work of seven individuals whose focus over the past two years has been to consider the nature of painting in 2015 and its continued resilience. Visitors can access the space by appointment through April 23rd.

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The Sun is Softly Setting/ The World, it Simply Turns @ Penthouse Gallery
** NOTE DATE Change to Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm**

curated by michael wasteneys stephens

Featuring works and performances by: isa leal – miles clark – dan herman – ellen paul – cody ingram – emilia pennanen – lily herman – carly j. bales – sydney spann – lucas haroldsen – anna crooks – grace davis – keenon brice

Penthouse Gallery, Copycat Apt B501
1511 Guilford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
doors 5:30, event starts at 6

More info here.

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Race is an illusion, and racism is real: Presentation by J.C. Faulk
Saturday, April 18 from 6-8 pm at Terrault Contemporary

Terrault Contemporary
1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, Maryland

According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, “Most researchers have abandoned the concept of race…[We are] impeded only by physical or ecological boundaries. “Race”…is primarily a sociological designation. Despite clear scientific data, we focus on differences between us, when our commonalities far outnumber our minor genetic variances. This presentation will inspire you to think of race through a more inclusive lens.

J.C. Faulk has more than 20 years of expertise in organization development, management consulting, entrepreneurship, and community organizing.

J.C.’s career includes such accomplishments as collaborating to facilitate a large-scale train-the-trainer initiative for a large metropolitan hospital, impacting 5,000 employees during a multi- year engagement. He envisioned and launched a non-profit organization to develop successful partnerships among diverse groups of people, including young mentees. For a national voter registration organization, he served as point person for the East Coast campaign, which led to the registering of more than 100,000 new voters, while partnering and supporting union leadership to meet their goals and objectives. More than 500,000 new voters registered across the country as a result of the national effort.

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2015 Marquee Ball: To The MAX
Saturday, April 18 at 9:30pm

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Tickets Available www.creativealliance.org

Who knew the apocalypse could be so much fun? This spring’s Marquee Ball is themed on the apocalyptic film series Mad Max! Join your favorite arts survivors for an unforgettable evening of great food, drinks and dancing inside civilization’s last apathy-free zone, the Patterson!

DANCE PARTY with BOSLEY | 9:30pm
Beer, wine, light fare by Relay Foods & dance party with Bosley included!

ADV: $35, $30 mbrs. DOOR: $40

POST APOCALYPTIC ATTIRE ENCOURAGED
Need ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/jumpredfrog/to-the-max/

VALET PARKING AVAILABLE
MARQUEE BALL AUCTION EXHIBITION
On View: MAR 28 – APR 18

Curated by Amy Eva Raehse, Lat Naylor & Jeremy Stern
Bid on art, gift certificates, vacations, wine, tickets, & more.
Bidding closes at 11pm during the Marquee Ball.

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MEDIUMRARE: An Experimental Fashion Event @ MICA
Saturday, April 18, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Lithuanian Hall
851 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD

Tickets: $7, students; $12, general public, available at the MICA Store (1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and store.mica.edu); no tickets will be sold at the door. More info here.

MEDIUMRARE: An Experimental Fashion Event involves more than 250 designers, models and performers, representing a variety of concepts and skill sets, with work speaking to the performative nature of fashion and the merging of runway, stage and gallery. The Experimental Fashion Event is directed, designed and produced by the artists from the MICA Fiber Department’s Multi Media Event class. Together, they will collaboratively transform Baltimore’s Lithuanian Hall into a venue for innovative fashion, costume design, puppetry, performance art and soft sculpture.

This annual event features individually crafted garment-based works, pushing the boundaries of fashion and art. This year’s Experimental Fashion Event will also feature MICA’s Retooling the Cottage class in the Lithuanian Hall lobby prior to the event. These student vendors and young entrepreneurs will be showcasing and selling a wide array of artistic and utilitarian items, focusing on smart design, fair labor and sustainability.

Designers: Lo Ashford ’16 (Fiber BFA), K.T. Bierman ’15 (Fiber BFA), Moon Choi ’15, ’16 (Fiber BFA, Teaching MA), Christianna Clark ’15 (Fiber BFA), Ronesha Davis ’15 (Fiber BFA), Elise Drake ’15 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture BFA), Izzy Garcia ’15 (Fiber BFA), Sara Keller ’15 (Fiber BFA), Katie Kocur ’15 (Fiber BFA), Karyn Lao ’15 (Fiber BFA), Aqeel Malcolm ’15 (Fiber BFA), Kurina Sohn ’15 (Fiber BFA), Cindy Stauffer ’15 (Fiber BFA), Molly Sydnor ’15 (Fiber BFA) and Kai Ge Xing ’16 (Fiber BFA). Graphic Designer: May Kim ’16 (Graphic Design BFA).

Retooling the Cottage vendors: Bierman, Camille Cannell ’17 (Fiber BFA), Chanel Cruz ’16 (Fiber BFA), Erin Dowd ’17 (Fiber BFA), Zoe Graham ’17 (Fiber BFA), Katherine In ’15 (Fiber BFA), Kira Keck ’16 (Fiber BFA), Lyda Langford ’17 (Fiber BFA), Rae Koch ’16 (Fiber BFA), Stella Lee ’16 (Fiber BFA), Kate Stringer ’17 (Fiber BFA), Theresa Siedlecki ’15 (Drawing BFA), Gabrielle Velez ’17 (Fiber BFA) and Emily Walla ’17 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture BFA).