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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<><><><><><><><><><><>Visiting Artist Lecture: Amber Robles-Gordon
Thursday, March 23rd : 7pm

Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
McDaniel College : Westminster

McDaniel hosts a visiting artist lecture by mixed-media artist Amber Robles-Gordon. Known for her use of found objects and textile to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures and installations, her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience.

An advocate for the Washington, D.C., area arts community, Robles-Gordon has more than 15 years of exhibiting, art education and exhibition coordinating experience. She had an apprenticeship creating public art installations with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and was selected to present for the Under the Influence competition as part of the 30 Americans Exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Visit www.amberroblesgordon.com for additional information.

<><><><><><><><><><><>LabBodies Presents: Recharging the Canon
Thursday, March 23rd : 7-8:30pm

The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street : 21201

Free, advance registration requested

LabBodies, a Baltimore-based laboratory for performance art, brings new works created for the Walters the museum’s Sculpture Court and Ancient World galleries. These spectacular and colorful interventions connect ancient art with contemporary questions about race, religion, gender, and identity.

This one night, two person performance features new work by multimedia artists Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston in response to the collections housed in the galleries.  Pinkston’s From God’s Name to No Namewill lead viewers in a ritualized procession through the galleries, while Corona’s Nobodies Gala will act as a quinciañera celebration, or fifteenth anniversary, of his longest ongoing performance Hoesy, and highlight the museum’s Mexican earthenware collection.

<><><><><><><><><><><>BALTI GURLS Present: BLK LUV 2
Friday, March 24th : 7-10pm

EMP Collective
307 West Baltimore Street : 21201

BLK LUV is an annual juried exhibition dedicated to celebrating the link between “blackness” and the idea of “love” as expressed by female-identifying and queer artists of color.

Featuring artworks and performances by Natalia Arias, Katelyn Brown, Vivian Jo Barnes, Faith Couch, Shanti Flagg, Julia Mata, Murjoni Merriweather, Kariyma Murphy, Nia Hampton, Kathia St. Hilaire, Rakiya Orange, and YANA.

This event is free and open to the public.
Doors will open at 7pm.
Light refreshments will be served ?

<><><><><><><><><><><>Pauline Oliveros “Sonic Meditations”
Saturday, March 25th : 11am-4pm

The Contemporary @ Hutzler Brothers Palace
200 North Howard Street : 21201

The Contemporary is excited to host a rendition of Pauline Oliveros “Sonic Meditations” on March 25th from 11am-4pm at The Ground.

Organized by Adam Holofcener and April Camlin.

Meditations will be facilitated by April Camlin, Ami Dang, Wedndel Patrick, Adam Holofcener, and Jess Solomon.

Sonic Meditations ask members of the public to interact with one another utilizing techniques of Deep Listening to create sounds of self-care and self-healing that span the entirety of the sound/silence spectrum.

Meditations will be ongoing from 11am-4pm.
Stay for as along or as short as you like.

Schedule (subject to change slightly):

11:15am: I: Teach Yourself to Fly – Jess Solomon
11:30am: XI: Bowl Gong – Ami Dang
11:45am: X: Long Tone – Wendel Patrick
12pm: III: Pacific Tell – April Camlin
12:20pm: I: Teach Yourself to Fly – Adam Holofcener
12:40pm: XIV: Tumbling Song – Ami Dang
12:55pm: 15 minute break
1:10pm: VII: Removing the Demon or Getting Your Rocks Off – April Camlin
VIII: Environmental Dialogue – Wendel Parick
1:35pm: XI: Bowl Gong – Jess Solomon
1:50pm: I: Teach Yourself to Fly – Adam Holofcener
2pm: XV: Zina’s Circle – All facilitators participate
2:35pm: XII: One Word – Ami Dang
2:45pm: XI: Bowl Gong – April Camlin
3pm: XVI: Sing Any Pitch – All facilitators participate
3:35pm: XI: Bowl Gong – Jess Solomon
3:45pm: I: Teach Yourself to Fly – Wendel Patrick

You don’t need to be familiar with Sonic Meditations to participate but if you’d like to learn about each meditation they are available online here:

https://sites.ualberta.ca/~michaelf/SEM-O/SEM-O_2014/Pauline’s%20piece/Oliveros-Sonic-Meditation-0002-Pauline-Oliveros.pdf

Gym mats will be available for seated meditations. Feel free to bring something to help make sitting on the floor more comfortable for you, such as a yoga matt, or pillow.

<><><><><><><><><><><>Artist Talk: Adam Pendelton
Saturday, March 25th : 2-4pm

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive : 21218

Hear Front Room artist Adam Pendleton in conversation with DeRay Mckesson, an educator and one of the leading voices of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Pendleton and McKesson will discuss the Front Room exhibition at the BMA as well as topics related to our current socio-political climate. Learn what the New York-based artist means when he says “Black Dada is way to talk about the future while talking about the past.” The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Lori Johnson, Assistant Professor of Art History at Morgan State University.

<><><><><><><><><><><>Anton Piatigorsky: Al-Tounsi :: Book Reading
Saturday, March 25th : 7:30pm

The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road : 21209

Al-Tounsi tells the behind-the-scenes story of U.S. Supreme Court Justices as they consider a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in an overseas U.S. military base. Inspired by a true case from 2008 addressing Guantanamo Bay, the fictional lawsuit of Al-Tounsi v. Shaw pits Majid Al-Tounsi, an Egyptian prisoner, against the President of the United States. It challenges U.S. laws that apply to non-citizens under wartime circumstances and the extent of executive power. As the controversial case maneuvers through the minds and hands of the Justices, the novel explores in detail how the personal life dramas, career rivalries and political sympathies of these judicial titans blend with their philosophies to create the most important legal decisions of our time.

Anton Piatigorsky is an award-winning writer of fiction, plays and librettos. The Iron Bridge, his first work of fiction, is a collection of short stories about 20th-century dictators as teenagers, and was named a runner up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.  As a playwright, Anton is the recipient of two Dora Mavor Moore awards for best new play, the Summerworks Prize, the 2005 Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Protégé Award for playwrighting and numerous other nominations.  Born and raised in the Washington DC area, Anton studied religion and theatre at Brown University. He is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States, and lives in Toronto.

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Exalted Waves at The Crown
Saturday, March 25 from 9 – 11:30

Featuring a performance by Christine Ferrera and Dan Hanrahan

The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

<><><><><><><><><><>Rumput + Katherine Fahey
Monday, March 27th : 7:00pm

Black Cherry Puppet Theater
1115 Hollins Street : 21223

Rumput plays a style of Indonesian street music called keroncong, often blended with old-time Appalachian music, and accompanied by shadow theater and crankies (scrolling panoramic artwork). http://rumputband.com/

Katherine Fahey is a papercut artist, shadow puppeteer, designer, and performer. She’s a candid and thoughtful artist equipped with a storyteller’s voice and meticulous craftsmanship. http://katherinefahey.com/

Tickets may be purchased here: https://blackcherry.ticketspice.com/rumput

http://blackcherry.org/
https://www.facebook.com/blackcherrypuppettheater/

<><><><><><><><><><><>Salon Series: The Language Archive
Monday, March 27th : 6:00pm

Everyman Theatre
315 West Fayette Street : 21201

Everyman Theatre is excited to announce the return of the Salon Series Women’s Voices in the 16/17 Season. Thanks to last season’s overwhelming demand and sold-out performances, this year, the informal play reading series will increase from four to six plays and will take place over the entire 16/17 Season. The six plays of The Salon Series complement the Main Stage production and feature the work of female playwrights. These Salon readings will also be directed by the women of Everyman’s Resident Acting Company and hosted by well-known and accomplished women in our area. The readings will take place in the theatre’s second-floor rehearsal hall, which will be transformed into a stripped-down performance space with a bar, on select Monday evenings.
The Language Archive : Written by Julia Cho
George, a linguist absorbed by the work of recording dying languages is oblivious to the world around him, including his wife, Mary.  Aching for attention and conversation, Mary opens a bakery whose magical breads trigger eaters to spill forth their inner feelings. This heartfelt comedy forces us to consider the power of words and how language can fail us or save us. The Language Archive marks Baltimore’s first exposure to prolific playwright Julia Cho.