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<><><><><><><><>CoHosts II: Raúl de Nieves + Terrrault Gallery
Tuesday, May 30th : 7-9pm

Baltimore School for the Arts
712 Cathedral Street : 21201

In 2014, we launched with CoHosts, our inaugural Speaker Series, which was organized with thirteen local commercial, artist-run, and independent galleries. Each gallery responded to a simple question: Who is the one artist or art professional that you want The Contemporary to bring to Baltimore? In 2016-17, we’ve decided to resume the series and have partnered with five artist-run platforms including galleries, spaces, collectives, and festivals. All lectures are free and held at the Baltimore School for the Arts, located at 712 Cathedral Street. The participating cohosts are: KAHLON, The Agency, Penthouse GalleryPlatform GalleryTerrault Gallery, and Transmodern Festival.

The lecture will begin at 7pm, doors close at 6:45.

Raúl de Nieves is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist originally from Morelia Michuacan, Mexico. Across his work, de Nieves treats modest materials with meticulous attention, turning the mundane into the fantastical—with metamorphosis a common theme. He has performed nationally and internationally independently and as part of the three-piece music performance project HARIBO. His opera The Fool, co-written and directed with Colin Self, has been staged at Secret Project Robot and The Kitchen. De Nieves has shown extensively, including exhibitions at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, The Museum of Arts and Design, MaRS Gallery, and Dio Horia. His work has been the subject of articles and reviews in New York Magazine, W Magazine, National Public Radio, The Fader and Art 21 amongst others. De Nieves is currently represented in the 2017 Whitney Biennial and will premiere new performance work this summer at documenta 14.

 

<><><><><><><><>Artists for Truth Benefit Exhibition : Opening Reception
Friday, June 2nd : 6-10pm

Space Camp
16 West North Avenue : 21201

Join us for an Opening Reception for Artists for Truth’s benefit exhibition on Friday, June 2nd from 6-10 p.m. at SpaceCamp Gallery in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District.

The exhibition features over 250 artworks by 150 artists, hailing from Baltimore and across the United States. All works will be for sale through a silent auction.

The exhibition will raise funds for organizations that work to combat the spread of misinformation, teach news literacy, ensure the right to share and access factual information, and protect the rights of truth-tellers in our democracy. Proceeds from the auction benefit Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore), Baltimore Action Legal Team (Baltimore), News Literacy Project (Bethesda), and the Center for Media Justice (Oakland, CA).

The exhibition will run from June 2 – June 23, 2017

Gallery Hours: Fridays – Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Artists for Truth (AfT) is a newly formed fundraising and educational platform to support information literacy and freedoms, and to explore the artist’s role in amplifying, reflecting, and addressing societal concerns. AfT believes the ability to discover, share, and weigh facts is a right and a responsibility for everyone within our democracy. In a political and media climate that disregards reality, AfT mobilizes artists in the fight to enable citizens with the skills and tools to effectively develop a civil society based on truth.

For more information about Artists for Truth, the beneficiary organizations, or upcoming events, please visit artistsfortruth.com. Artists for Truth is made possible by the generous support of individual donors and our art community. Special thanks to Strong City Baltimore for serving as fiscal sponsor for Artists for Truth.

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In Light of the Body | Regina DeLuise & Gwen Hardie : Reception + Talk
Saturday, June 3rd : 5:30-7pm

Julio Fine Arts
Loyola University Maryland : 4501 North Charles Street : 21210

The Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University Maryland presents In Light of the Body, work by photographer Regina DeLuise and painter Gwen Hardie. These two artists bring an unusually heightened attention to how light and shadow reveal the body within the physical world. The tenderness of the human experience has been an enduring and central subject in the photographs of Regina DeLuise. She works with film and a large format 8 x10 camera, which requires a collaborative and sympathetic engagement between herself and her subject. Her photographs reveal the essence of these encounters: an extended choreography of sensate observation.

Gwen Hardie paints magnifications of small portions of skin on the tondo format. She expands the idea of oil paint as skin, with no context or narrative, emphasizing the actual surface quality of the paint. Hardie favors the direct, unmediated, perception of her eye; how light effects on the skin can create ambiguous depths of field. She takes this encounter and transforms it into a spatially ambiguous terrain, where it is possible to move perceptually between the image of skin and an unquantifiable larger world.

Regina DeLuise, lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland and is on the faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art. Recently, she was awarded a Fellowship at Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy. She is a Guggenheim Fellow whose work is represented in private and public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum in NY, Brooklyn Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. She is represented by Benrubi Gallery in NYC.

Scottish painter Gwen Hardie lives and works in NYC. Her work is in many private and public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, and the Gulbenkian Collection, Lisbon. Reviews include Art In America, The New York Times, Artcritical.com, The Glasgow Herald, The New Yorker, Time Out, The Scotsman, and The Independent. She has received Fellowships at The Bogliasco Foundation Genoa, Italy, Yaddo and MacDowell in New England and the Virginia Center for the Arts.

Free and open to the public; no registration required

<><><><><><><><>Promenade: Baltimore
Friday, June 2nd – June 25th

Single Carrot Theatre
2600 North Howard Street : 21218

Grab your bus pass and get ready to ride! Single Carrot Theatre and STEREO Akt present Promenade: Baltimore, a boundary-breaking production that invites its audience to board a bus and traverse the city, passing through neighborhoods both familiar and unknown. Audience members watch through the windows as actors on the street present poetic expressions of everyday life in Baltimore, complimented by a live-mixed soundscape of music, narration, and stories based on and told by neighborhood residents. Promenade: Baltimore celebrates and explores all that is Baltimore: highlighting its complexity, struggles, treasures, and, ultimately, its undeniable beauty. World premiere.

*Please note: there will be NO LATE SEATING for this production. The bus will depart promptly at the scheduled performance time; please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes in advance of showtime so you don’t miss your bus!

A NOTE ON PRICING:

Because seating for this production is extremely limited, Single Carrot has adopted a dynamic pricing model for its ticketing. As particular performances fill up, tickets may become more expensive. To avoid this circumstance, book as far in advance as possible!

A NOTE FOR PACK HOLDERS:

Because seating for this production is extremely limited, pack holders will need to pay an additional fee in order to use a flex pass for any performance of Promenade: Baltimore.

Please call our office at 443-844-9253 for details or to purchase tickets!

<><><><><><><><>Nights on the Fringe
Friday, June 2nd – June 3rd

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street : 21201

Charm City Fringe will present its fourth Nights on the Fringe with two shows of vaudeville-inspired acts June 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Theatre Project.

Friday’s show features a 10-act lineup that includes shadow puppetry, circus performers, a Captain America burlesque routine and more. Saturday’s show features Afro House’s “Astronaut Symphony,” Baltimore club dance troupe Bmore than Dance, acrobatics, slam poetry and more.

Based on the idea of presenting a modern vaudeville experience, both nights will feature buskers, special guest appearances and a house band. For more information, visit www.charmcityfringe.com. Tickets are $20 for one night and $35 for both, available online or at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., with buskers outside, followed by house-band entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m.

The sixth annual Charm City Fringe festival is November 2-12, 2017 at multiple venues. Charm City Fringe was founded in 2012 by Zachary Michel and Michael Brush to celebrate and grow Baltimore’s independent theater community.

Tickets: $20-$35 http://charmcityfringe.com/2017-nights-on-the-fringe
Running Time: 2 hours, from 8 p.m. curtain

Lineup: Nights on the Fringe

Act is performing twice 

Friday, June 2
Derick Ebert* (Spoken Word)
In the Dark Circus Arts (Aerial Circus Arts)
Jim Dandy (Comedy)
Black Cherry Puppet Theater* (Puppetry)
Lantern Sisters (Shadow Puppets)
Maryland Film Festival (Short Film)
Eric Sipes and Kelly Marburger (Acrobatics)
Blue Light (Multi-Media Performance)

Saturday, June 3
Club Sandwich (Acrobatics)
Bmore Than Dance (Hip Hop Dance)
Grim Jackson* (Slam Poetry)
Afro House’s Astronaut Symphony* (Music, Movement)
Maryland Film Festival (Short Film)
“Confessions of a Personal Trainer” by Stock Pot Productions (Solo Show)
Schroeder Cherry (Puppetry)

<><><><><><><><>Opening Celebration: CHM Sculpture Park
Saturday, June 3rd : 4-8pm

CHM Sculpture Park
1450 Homewood Street : 21218

We are pleased to announce the Opening Celebration of the CHM Sculpture Park! Join us on SATURDAY JUNE 3, from 4–8 PM (Rain date Sunday June 4) to celebrate the transformation of this vacant lot into an art park! On view will be works by Lorenzo Cardim, Hoesy Corona, Dave Eassa, Alice Gadzinski, Rachael London, Malcolm Peacock, Samantha Sethi and Leanna Wetmore. This outdoor exhibit will be on view through October 1, 2017. In addition, CHM Sculpture Park is thrilled to host a line up of performance art on the evening of June 3 such as “LabBodies I Considerations” which features participatory and site-responsive performances by Christine Stiver, Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona. Bobby English Jr’s performance “The Unknown” will take place simultaneously.

JUNE 3 HIGHLIGHTS:

-Sculpture in the park! Works by Lorenzo Cardim, Hoesy Corona, Dave Eassa, Alice Gadzinski, Rachael London, Malcolm Peacock, Samantha Sethi and Leanna Wetmore.

-Live performance by Regae/Hip hop artist Kaza Gangus! 4-5 pm

-LabBodies I Considerations. Performance schedule: 5:30 – 7 pm
“Tender Picking” by Christine Stiver
“Resonance” by Ada Pinkston
“Aliens” by Hoesy Corona
“Symphony” by Noelle Tolbert

-“The Unknown”, a performance by Bobby English Jr, will take place from 5 – 8 pm

-BBQ dinner for everyone! Catering by Sugar Therapy! Chicken and vegetarian options. Get there early to take part!

The Coldstream Homestead Montebello Sculpture Park and Fellowship Program is a project created through the Lots Alive granting program courtesy of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Growing Green Initiative in collaboration with the Coldstream Homestead Montebello Community Corporation. More information: www.chmsculpturepark.com Coldstream Homestead Community Corporation: https://www.liveinchum.org/

Additonal events at the park this summer: https://www.chmsculpturepark.com/events

More information about the artists:

Lorenzo Cardim  www.lorenzocardim.com

Hoesy Corona  www.hoesycorona.com

Dave Eassa  www.daveeassa.com

Bobby English Jr: http://subverse-vision.com/home.html

Alice Gadzinski www.alicegadzinski.com

LabBodies: http://www.labbodies.com/

Rachael London  www.rachaellondon.com

Malcolm Peacock www.malcolmpeacock.vcusculpture.info

Ada Pinkston: http://adapinkston.com/

Samantha Sethi www.samanthasethi.com

Christine Stiver: http://christine-stiver.squarespace.com/

Leanna Wetmore https://baltimorewaterfront.com/staff-board/