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kbzPL20qNational Endowment for the Arts Workshop
Thursday, June 2nd : 12-2pm

Rita Church Community Center at Clifton Park
2101 St. Lo Drive : Baltimore 21213

Participants will learn about funding opportunities for youth serving projects and programs in Baltimore that are available at the National Endowment for the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.  Explore creative approaches from arts education initiatives to programs that uplift, inspire and enrich communities through the boundless power of the arts.  This interactive session will include an overview of the guidelines and application processes, eligible project categories, and tips on creating a competitive application.  Will include plenty of time for questions and answers.

Please share with your network for those that may be valuable players to have at the table.

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Baltimore: A Photographic Portrait – Book Signing/Opening Reception
Thursday, June 2nd : 6-8pm

Crystal Moll Gallery
1030 South Charles Street : Baltimore 21230

The Crystal Moll Gallery is thrilled to present photographs by Baltimore photographer Alan Gilbert. This exhibition showcases works of Gilbert’s from the book Baltimore: A Photographic Portrait.  The city of Baltimore shines through the lens of the talented Alan Gilbert in this newly launched book with text by Brooke McDonald.  True to its title, this gorgeous coffee table book presents Baltimore in all its glory, from the soaring dome of City Hall to the panoramas of the Inner Harbor and beyond, with surprising tidbits about Baltimore’s history and culture thrown in.

Alan Gilbert has served the leading architects, builders, interior designers, and landscape designers of the Mid-Atlantic region for over twenty five years.  His work has helped his clients win public and peer recognition, and garnered for them many national awards for excellence in their fields.  Alan’s editorial work can be seen regularly in print, in Baltimore Style, Chesapeake Home, Baltimore Magazine, and the Baltimore Sun.
Alan will be signing books during the Opening Reception on June 2nd.

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kohztSi5Cohesion Theatre Presents: Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere – Opening Night
Thursday, June 2nd : 8pm

United Evangelical Church
3200 Dillon Street : Baltimore 21224

A Baltimore premiere production. This modern fantasy tale takes us to the gritty and parallel world of London Below with the unwitting Richard Mayhew, who falls between the cracks in reality to end up caught in a dangerous adventure in a place familiar, foreign, and deadly. Befriending and protecting a powerful child, bargaining and bickering with the Marquis de Carabas, and hunting the great Beast of London, Richard’s journey becomes one to save both his world Above, and the newly discovered world Below. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman; author of American GodsCoraline, and Sandman.

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, Kauzlaric’s adaptation was first produced in 2010 at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, and has since seen national and international productions.

<><><><><><><><>KD0ttr7m Make Tribe :: Ice Cream Making and Flower Arranging Workshop
Thursday, June 2nd : 6-8pm

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive : Baltimore 21218

Join us in the new Joseph Education Center Studio for this special Make Tribe workshop led by Steelcut Flower Co. Make, sip, and chat with fellow creatives and enjoy afterhours access to the ongoing Imagining Home exhibition.

Gain inspiration from Carolyn Brady’s vibrant watercolor painting Iris and Iced Coffee for your own creative flower arrangements and accompanying ice cream blends. All supplies and refreshments are included in your ticket price for a very hands-on experience. Just bring your curious spirit.

Space is limited—reserve your ticket today! To reserve tickets, visit maketribe.com.

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g5LxbDRnFramed Illusion – Opening Night
Thursday, June 2nd : 7:30pm

Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street : Baltimore 21201

This one-act drama is a gripping original narrative between a police detective and her female suspect. Case appears closed until the two femmes fatales wrangle over what is fact and what is fiction… La Petite Noiseuse Productions invites you to grapple with a 70-minute taut, psychological thriller presented in six breathtaking scenes with live musical improvisation.

 A Must-See Psychological Thriller – Captivating! Unique! Performances to take place in Baltimore City

Admission: General $30, Senior 65+ $26, Students $15 Ticket Purchase/Reservations:

www.lpnproductions.com Tel: 410.967.2861 or 410.428.4551

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Alloverstreet Friday June 3: 5-10

Kickoff at 405 East Oliver Street

Alloverstreet is a night of simultaneous art openings and events spanning the many art spaces of East Oliver Street in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. We hope you will join us on Friday, June 3rd for our monthly round of rad events! We will start the night off with a happy hour sponsored by Union Craft Beer at the Station North Tool Library that will be followed by an Alloverstreet Artist Talk at Area 405. This month we will host Bodega Gallery and Bartosz Tararuj. This Alloverstreet will also mark Terrualt Contemporary’s final show before their exciting move to the third floor of Maryland Art Place in July. Join us in celebrating this exciting new opportunity with them (even though we will miss them dearly)!!

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
5:00-7:00PM – Happy Hour at Station North Tool Library (417 E Oliver St)
7:00-7:30PM – Artist talk featuring Bodega Gallery and Bartosz Tararuj at Area 405 (405 E Oliver St)
7:00-10:00PM – Art openings on East Oliver Street and surrounding area.

SEE YOU THERE!

ALLOVERSTREET KICK OFF
A happy hour sponsored by Brewers Art followed by an artist talk featuring Bodega Gallery and Bartosz Tararuj at Area 405.
Area 405: 405 East Oliver Street

EVENING EVENTS (7-10PM):

FISSURAL + BREAD AND BUTTER
Terrault Contemporary
Work by Alex Schechter in the main gallery and work by Hannah Leighton, Michael Uckotter and Dean Scott in the second gallery.
The Copycat, 1515 Guilford Avenue

PAINTINGS IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT
La Bodega Gallery
Works by Bartosz Tararuj.
The Copycat, Unit A100, 1511 Guilford Avenue

LIGHTHOLE: SHOP
LightHole! Intermedia Art Monthly
An experiential installation featuring tarot readings by Mary Shock, previously shown work for sale and a showcase of local artist run businesses and projects.
The Copycat, Unit B401, 1511 Guilford Avenue

MAKE STUDIO AT THE BALLROOM
Ballroom Gallery
The Copycat, Unit B202, 1511 Guilford Avenue

MOTOR HOUSE POP UP SHOW
Motor House
Featuring works by Motor House artists: FORCE/Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle (Sondheim Artis), Joyce J. Scott (Deutsch Foundation Artist in Residence/Baker Prize), Amanda Buck, Aisha and Jeffry Butler/Jazzy Jeff Photos, Navasha Daya, Libby Format, Megan Lewis, Mike McConnell, Annette Nylon/Nylon Films, Ada Pinkston, Tim Wolfer/Wolfer Films & Special Guest DJ Theadore Rexx.
120 W North Avenue

Paintings in their Environments at Bodega Gallery

Fissural at Terrault Contemporary.
LEGACY
Area 405
Legacy features works by the Corcoran School of Art & Design. Works by Amber Boris, Claudia Lamy, Noah McWilliams, Anthony Pattermann, Arel Peckler, Patrick Quinn, Ali Sengul, Jordan Shelton, Lionel White, Khadijah Wilson, and Rachel Van Dyke. Legacy is coordinated by professors Lisa Dillin and Jonathan Latiano.
405 E Oliver St

NOAH SCIALOM’S BOOKISH RESIDENCY
Bookish
Featuring photos form his personal collection and community proejct, Peace Love Cameria, in process with Devin Allen and Dominic Nell.
Parked on the 300 block of E Oliver Street.

THE ARTISTS OF BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS at Gallery CA
Featuring works by Patty Bilbro, Kevin Rhode, Sam Wallace and Travis Winters.
440 E Oliver Street

<><><><><><>r8WfDSaFrELIcs Gallery Exhibition – Opening Reception
Friday, June 3rd : 6-10pm

EMP Projects
307 West Baltimore Street : Baltimore 21201

EMP’s latest gallery exhibition features the works of Woven Autonomo.

Woven Autonomo was founded in late 2014 by Avery Gabbiano and Erick Antonio Benitez. They are a sonically focused collective based in Baltimore, MD, and have been involved with group exhibitions out of La Bodega Gallery. The first of these exhibitions, Oil on Oak, was a group project including a dialogue between live sound performance, ceramic artists, fiber artists, and painters. This exhibition coincided with the release of the Collective’s first recording of the same name. Woven Autonomo continues to install sound art, release music, engage in performance, and collaborate with an array of multidisciplinary artists.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The language of light emits throughout space like a vehicle for concepts and emotions. When it interacts with the language of sound, the two phenomena combine to form a synergistic relationship. This synergy creates a portal into a space that encourages transcendence. ‘Relics’ explores this relationship through installations that utilize projections, industrial objects, and sonic apparatuses. The work can be experienced through surface level physicality, which is looking into the portal, as well as be a guide towards deeper dialogue, which is stepping through the portal. The pieces that comprise ‘Relics’ are steeped in ritual, and point towards the necessity of consciously creating portals as ritual.

FEATURING
Margo Elsayd, Melani Hekimoglu, Avery Gabbiano, Erick Antonio Benitez, and Ixto.

<><><><><><><><>hhFNKcTBKathy Strauss: Sky & Sea – Opening Reception
Friday, June 3rd : 6-8pm

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue : Baltimore 21224

In her mixed media prints, scientist and artist Kathy Strauss highlights some of the gorgeous life forms from both the sky and the sea, weaving together the underlying physical and mathematical structures with their outside appearances. As most of us bump along through our daily lives, we get caught up in scheduling and details, forgetting to wonder at the truly grand, universal, and unifying things in our world. Political discussions and societal debates that seem so immediate and important change over time, and then fade from memory. But the underlying structures of our universe remain unchanged. Their discovery represents some of mankind’s noblest work, all while being largely ignored by most people. Strauss’ artwork alludes to the grandeur of this world – and universe – that remains to be explored.

On Wednesday, June 22, at 7:00 pm, Strauss will present an interactive gallery talk, Measuring the Sky. This free event addresses how we found our place in the universe, thanks in large part to astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt’s work. Up until about 100 years ago, humankind did not really know that much about the universe. This changed when Leavitt discovered a way to measure the distance between the earth and distant galaxies.

Strauss’ background as an artist and scientist imbues her with a continual urge to peer beneath the surface of things. As an artist, she works primarily with paper and fiber. In the lab, she is working with a team to eradicate malaria. She earned a degree in art from Westminster College, with a concentration in biology, as well a concentration in Mathematics from UMUC. Her work has been exhibited locally at the Creative Alliance, Maryland Art Place, and the Institute for Genome Sciences, as well as in in Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and New York. Strauss lives in Linthicum with her husband and son. Fine arts expert Jed Dodds wrote of Strauss’ work, “The urge to peer below the surface of things is at the root of all intellectual inquiry. We look under the hood, dig deep, peer within – these are all our attempts to understand the nature of things. Artists understand this as do scientists.”

<><><><><><><><>Kcd1s6vPThe Mufflers Present: Motorcycles + Art
Friday, June 3rd : 7pm

3602 Hickory Avenue : Baltimore 21211

Join us for the 3rd Annual Motorcycles + Art show!

Featuring radical art and handmade goods by local motorcyclists, display bikes, and live music. Motorcycle parking will be available in front of the gallery, so ride over to Hampden for First Friday, grab a Boh, and chat with other enthusiasts about the latest modifications to your ride.

Make noise with us!
$5 Admission | Proceeds to benefit Moveable Feast.

The show space is located at
3602 Hickory Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
This is the old G788 space above De Kleine Duivel Begian Beer bar

For vendor and artist inquiries, please email [email protected].com

<><><><><><><><>sLJ2loPjAaron Leitko ❃ Curved Light ❃ Rod Hamilton & Tiffany Seal ❃ Will Schorre
Friday, June 3rd : 7-11pm

Current Space
421 North Howard Street : Baltimore 21201

An evening of strange/beautiful audio/visual electronics

Aaron Leitko (Protect-U/DC)
https://soundcloud.com/protect-u

Curved Light (HD Sunrise/Austin)
https://soundcloud.com/curvedlight

Rod Hamilton & Tiffany Seal
https://soundcloud.com/rod_and_tiffany

Will Schorre
https://soundcloud.com/willschorre

$5-10 donation

<><><><><><><><>DHjLEtnQSeconds Sale + Preview Party
Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 5th

Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Avenue : Baltimore 21209

It’s Clayworks’ biggest pottery sale of the year! The annual Seconds Sale presents pottery, garden sculpture, handmade tiles and vessels from artists across the country marked from 50% off and more throughout the weekend. 100% of proceeds will directly support Clayworks’ mission.

Friday, June 3, 6p-8p: Preview Party (RSVP/Suggested Donation) – first dibs on sales & beer, wine, snacks

Saturday, June 4, 11a – 4p: Free & Open to the public to shop

Sunday, June 5, 11a – 3p: Free & Open to the public to shop + 4-5p: Box Sale (flat rate boxes to fill with remaining goods)

PLUS! We’ll have our 2nd INVENTORY BLOWOUT SALE in The Shop across the street in the Gallery Building during the Seconds Sale hours. Get significant discounts on some of your favorite artists work in the retail gallery space.

<><><><><><><><>rAOJDS_fCody Pryseski: Under the Skin & Across the Street – Opening Reception
Friday, June 3rd : 5-9pm

Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road : Baltimore 21214

Cody Pryseski takes a humanist approach to painting, believing in the value of classical, traditional training and techniques. Cody’s attention to detail and quality compels him to continually rework his canvases until he achieves the right mood. The goal is to capture the personality and psychology of his subject.

Also exhibiting this month Hamilton Gallery artist members:
Jude Asher, Schroeder Cherry, Ron Cohn, Donna DiSciullo, Ned Epps, Marcus Dagold, Amy Klainer, James MacDonald, Ania Milo, Charles Mens, Lynn Poshepny, Theresa Reuter, Valerie Smith, Grace Sweeney, Bridget Z. Sullivan, Richard Sullivan, Maxine Taylor, Linnea Tober & Alex Vanicky.

<><><><><><><><>c9cnM6de6th Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
Saturday, June 4th : 12-8pm

outside the Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue : Baltimore 21224

The free Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is in its sixth year! Join us at the Creative Alliance from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, rain or shine, for a celebration of the traditional arts of cultural communities from across the state. This year we highlight musical traditions from Baltimore Club (DJs Karizma and Baronhawk) to Chinese Opera, dance traditions from metro DC to the mountains of Poland, food from Nepal to Maryland BBQ, and folk arts from the Eastern Shore to the tradition of Norwegian decorative painting, among many others! Free parking and shuttle available! 12 – 8pm | FREE!

Access the full festival lineup, food offerings and free parking information at https://www.msac.org/folklife-festival and on the festival’s Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/827345800710626/.

East Avenue Stage: https://www.msac.org/east-avenue-stage

Indoor Theater Stage: https://www.msac.org/indoor-theater-stage

Crafts & Demonstrations: https://www.msac.org/crafts-demonstrations

Workshops: https://www.msac.org/workshops

Food: https://www.msac.org/food-traditions

<><><><><><><><>c_b0ZfaBSo-and-So ////// Wilderness and Household – Openings
Saturday, June 4th : 7-10pm

Current Space
421 North Howard Street : Baltimore 21201

Current is proud to present 2 awesome shows coming up in June. So-And-So, a solo exhibition of Batltimore based artist Seth Crawford, and Wilderness and Household, a collaborative sculpture exhibition of Chicago based artists Yhelena and Michael Hall.

So-And-So is part of an ongoing conversation I’m having with myself about history, material culture, the natural world, aging, and the power of dumb stuff. This conversation is a lively one but usually inconclusive.

The objects exhibited specifically tackle ideas around what is best left undone, the rebel underdog, food that isn’t food and plants that are not natural, and the possibility of drinking the contents of a breast implant like a Capri Sun or something.

**When you’re reading the words to yourself “So-And-So” maybe you could do me a little favor and enunciate the syllables like the Budweiser frogs.

Wilderness and Household merges two parts of contemporary “western” life: internal domestic routine and the industrialized space surrounding us. Repurposed home appliances and pieces of rebar pulled out of Chicago’s urban landscape are brought together though the idea of conservation and consumption. By reworking the functionality of domestic appliances, we turn it into a metaphor and magnify our dependence on these devices. Through the development of Wilderness and Household, we reinterpret the discourse about overconsumption and bring up the absurdity of any extreme beliefs.

<><><><><><><><>i9FUwnvr57th Annual Student and Faculty Exhibition 
Saturday, June 4th – Monday, June 6th

Schuler School of Fine Art
7 East Lafayette Avenue : Baltimore 21202

You and your friends are cordially invited to the 57th Annual Student and Faculty Exhibition at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. Please join us on Saturday, June 4Sunday, June 5, and Monday, June 6th 2-5:30pm with additional evening hours on Monday the 6th 7-9pm. There will be a light reception and wonderful paintings, drawings, and sculpture to see and perhaps purchase. We hope to see you there.

<><><><><><><><>YGYeAnv69th Anniversary Towson Arts Collective Members Exhibit – Opening
Saturday, June 4th : 6-8pm

Towson Arts Collective
40 West Chesapeake Avenue : Towson 21204

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BmoreArt Magazine Launch 2
Saturday, June 4th : 7-10pm

Area 405
405 East Oliver Street : Baltimore 21201

Did you love Issue One of the BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas?

Did you celebrate our first rollout party with us last November? We hope you’ll put our biannual magazine release events on your calendar and continue to celebrate our publication and the incredibly rich, diverse, and fascinating art scene that Baltimore provides.

The second issue of the BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas has arrived! Come celebrate with us on Saturday, June 4!
Enjoy a cocktail reception at Area 405, one of Baltimore’s most unique and best loved art venues! A $25 ticket includes drinks, snacks, a chance to bid on amazing local art, DJ Dude Diligence and dance floor, and … the first chance to take home the second issue of BmoreArt’s print magazine!

This full color publication is a unique art piece in itself and a time capsule of Baltimore’s creative individuals and output. Issue 2: Money explores the theme of money for artists; how sustainable practices impact art production and the versatile and creative ways that artists fund their careers. Like our first publication, this publication features content created only for print, with writing by Bret McCabe, Julie Scharper, Ashley Minner, and Kerr Houston, photos by JM Giordano, Justin Tsucalas, E. Brady Robinson, Joe Hyde, Kelvin Bulluck, Tommy Bruce and Sean Scheidt, with illustrations by Alex Fine. Issue 2 includes conversations with a cross section of Baltimore area artists, collectors, creative professionals, and philanthropists.

Grab one for yourself and another for your favorite artist! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

<><><><><><><><>3xy55Q-cMatt Sesow: Shock and Awe – Members Opening Reception + Artist Talk
Sunday, June 5th : 4pm

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway : Baltimore 21230

“I HAVE BEEN BENT AND BROKEN, BUT – I HOPE – INTO A BETTER SHAPE.” –CHARLES DICKENS

AVAM is thrilled to announce an all-new original art exhibition, MATT SESOW: Shock and Awe. Washington, D.C.-based self-taught artist Matt Sesow’s “raw, visceral, good to the bone” paintings will be displayed in the museum’s third floor gallery of its Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building beginning Memorial Day Weekend 2016 (Friday, May 27, 2016) and remain on view thru June 4, 2017. Among the original 150 plus works on display, visitors will witness Sesow’s salute to the first 100 American soldiers killed in the Iraq War, his fantastical depictions of animals and birds, personalized tributes to great humanitarians, his own autobiographical paintings, and an illustrated “Key” to understanding the artist’s repeated singular language icons. Curated by museum Founder and Director, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, this will be the first exclusive showing of Sesow’s work at AVAM.

<><><><><><><><>I9ucqc0m“Critical Discourse Among Black Males in the Obama Era” Screening
Sunday, June 5th : 2-3pm

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 East Pratt Street : Baltimore 21202

For more information call 443-263-1800
Admission Included with museum admission

In the era of the first black president, Barack H. Obama, this documentary explores the impact of the “Obama Effect” and whether the presence of a black male president has helped reduce the negative perceptions of black males and whether it has increased black male achievement. In the documentary, black males were asked, “What does it mean to be a black male in the 21st Century?” From their responses, a substantial and controversial contribution to American discourse shaped by their perspectives was born. A panel follows with scholars and community leaders, including Dr. Lovell Smith of Loyola University. In conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males.

Let us know that you’re coming. Click here to RSVP online.