George Condo: The Way I Think at The Phillips Collection by Brendan L. Smith

George Condo may not be a household name, but his artwork looks both familiar and unique.

“The only way for me to feel the difference between every other artist and me is to use every artist to become me,” Condo has said.

His work pays tribute to Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Francis Bacon, but Condo has developed a signature style that explores our panoply of psychological states, ranging from humor and overt sexuality to our darker impulses mired in dark pits of fear and loathing.

While Condo is more well-known as a prolific painter, the Phillips Collection has amassed approximately 200 drawings, sketches, and sketchbooks along with some “drawing paintings” in George Condo: The Way I Think. The exhibition—on view until June 25 in The Phillips Collection—offers an expansive view of the 59-year-old artist’s work which blurs the lines between representation and abstraction. Condo embraces the grotesque and comical, reveling in a distorted carnival mirror of life where his reflections confound our expectations.

The Wedding Pianist (from sketchbook)

Condo has led a fascinating life, finding himself at the intersection of major art movements. He was a studio assistant in Andy Warhol’s factory in the 1970s, befriended fellow New York artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and moved to Paris in the 1980s. He collaborated with unhinged author William S. Burroughs in the 1990s and painted several different cover illustrations for Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album in 2010.

The final cover featured West having sex with a weird nude armless angel/phoenix/demoness adorned with white wings, feathered legs, and a polka-dotted tail. West claimed the album was banned in Wal-Mart, but that may have been the goal given his penchant for publicity stunts. Just ask Taylor Swift, Jay Z, or North when he gets a little older.

Condo pays homage to Picasso to an almost obsessive degree, and he coined the phrases “psychological cubism” and “artificial realism” to describe his own work. “Picasso painted a violin from four different perspectives at one time,” Condo said. “I do the same with psychological states.”

Double Heads Drawing

Several drawings in the exhibition, including a series called Double Heads Drawing, feature Picasso-esque portraits with faces emerging from a fractured maze of Cubist planes while uneven oversized eyes angle down toward maniacal grins. The work isn’t compelling because it looks too familiar. We know what to expect because we’ve seen it before, and while it was revolutionary in Picasso’s time, it just seems derivative now.

Condo’s work branches out more effectively into aspects of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art in his own definitively weird stew. Some portraits and swirling scenes portray conflicting desires and uneasy psychological landscapes. In The Discarded Human, a beautiful nude woman’s body morphs sharply at her shoulders with a dislocated and darkened head. Only one menacing eye and two sharp rows of teeth emerge from the inky shadows. Her visage is both repulsive and attractive, combining lust, fear, and dread in a primordial soup of raw emotions.

Some of Condo’s sketches are displayed salon style from floor to ceiling, including some detailed drawings of dinosaurs inked in bright red or lime green when Condo was 7-years-old in the 1960s. In the center of another room, more than 100 sketchbooks are stacked in rows under glass, creating a sense of mystery about their contents. Only a few are opened to reveal pages inside. One note dated Aug. 27 with no year includes just one cryptic sentence: “I feel better than I have ever felt in my life.”

A 2009 graphite and colored pencil drawing titled Study for the Fallen Butler is a fascinating example of how a painting can transcend its conception. The drawing shows a debauched scene with a drunk tuxedoed butler slumped on the floor while raising his champagne glass toward the nude bottom of a woman bending over in a French maid costume. Drawn curtains behind them reveal a painting of rolling green hills beneath a cloudy sky. The setting may be a stately home while the master is away or the stage of a bawdy theatrical production, but the artifice is real, as Condo would say.

It’s difficult to compare the study for The Fallen Butler to the grand painting that followed because they aren’t located near each other in the exhibition. They aren’t even on the same floor in The Phillips Collection. Two rooms of Condo’s drawings and sketches are effectively displayed on the ground floor, but visitors then must consult a map, climb a flight of stairs, and walk past other exhibitions to find six of Condo’s large paintings shoehorned into a small claustrophobic room next to the restrooms. The inclusion of the paintings seems like an afterthought in the bifurcated exhibition or a strange curatorial decision to downplay the paintings because the exhibition’s theme focuses on Condo’s drawings.


The Fallen Butler

The Fallen Butler is worth seeing despite the location. The painting, on loan from the Museum of Modern Art, bears only a passing resemblance to the study as it transforms from a comical over-the-top scene toward a more vivid, subtle abstraction. The butler, or part of him, is still visible hoisting a large green bottle, but most of the maid has disappeared into the jumbled background except for a disjointed head with glaring eyes perched atop an elongated neck. Other small floating faces peek out from a patchwork quilt of colors that threatens to overwhelm the main characters. While the title references only the butler, the painting is an ensemble performance.

Another highlight is Spanish Head Composition which combines elements of painting, drawing and collage. A central figure has a scribbled Picasso-esque face on a painted body with a wide-brimmed hat and a swirling shirt with a clownish collar. He is surrounded by small portraits on paper that have been affixed to the canvas. The drawings vary in style and complexity, ranging the gamut from more representational to abstract. Some of the portraits appear to be studies for the large central figure, and the inclusion of the preparatory drawings in the final work offers a fascinating time line or view of roads not taken.


Spanish Head Composition

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Brendan L. Smith is a freelance journalist and mixed-media artist in Washington, D.C.

George Condo: The Way I Think will be on view at The Phillips Collection through June 25.  

july, 2017

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14may - 13augAll DayTraining the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing19th century works on paper

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Training the Eye explores the Walters’ rich collection of works on paper through the lens of 19th-century artistic training and technique. Working in a range of mediums from watercolor to graphite to ink, artists honed their skills through intensive practice, seeking to become masters of their art. This intimate exhibition brings together 17 richly detailed and evocative portraits, still-life studies, and figure drawings—many of which are on view at the Walters for the very first time. In collaboration with faculty from Baltimore’s Schuler School of Fine Arts, located in Station North, Training the Eye will feature commentary on each work, examining how 19th-century techniques connect to 21st-century artistic practice.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum.

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Time

May 14 (Sunday) - August 13 (Sunday)

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

19may - 18augAll DayLania D'Agostino: Recent Work

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May 19 – August 18, 2017

Opening Reception

Friday, May 197 – 10 pm

Exhibition runs May 19 – August 18, 2017

3526 Chestnut Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21211

443.885.9073

Hours; Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm

Satuday, Sunday: 9:30am – 5pm

Time

May 19 (Friday) - August 18 (Friday)

Location

Crafted Hair Studio

3526 Chestnut Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211

22may - 30julAll DaySons: Seeing the Modern African American Male

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Sons is more than a photographic study of the modern African American male. It is also an examination of how African American men are perceived. The exhibition asks visitors to compare their perceptions to reality, journeying through four parts of the gallery.

Section one is a brief introduction, followed by “Perceptions,” in which visitors are presented with images of African American men. Visitors are encouraged to form perceptions based on the images of isolated faces that are captioned with names only. The “Realities and Reconciliation” section presents a second set of images with bios and videos of the subjects discussing themselves. This allows comparison of initial perceptions with reality.

The photographic subjects will be drawn mostly from the local area. From this microcosm of African American males, visitors can learn of some of the realities and challenges facing African American men. The subjects should be familiar to the visitors, because they are the black American men whose day-to-day existence mirrors that of most Americans and members of their community. Taliaferro produced images that seek to communicate something about the humanity of each person in the exhibition.

Photographed by James Taliaferro.

Time

May 22 (Monday) - July 30 (Sunday)

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

2jun - 31julAll DayContemporary Realities

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This is a group show featuring work by Cody PryseskiMattye HamiltonPatrick Kluga, and Grace Sweeney.

The opening reception is Friday June 2nd 6-9 pm

The exhibition runs June 2- July 31,2017

Time

June 2 (Friday) - July 31 (Monday)

Location

Mud and Metal

1121 West 36th Street, Baltimore MD 21211

2jun - 17sepAll DayIn Light of the BodyRegina DeLuise & Gwen Hardie

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When:
June 2 – September 17, 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1 – 4 p.m., during the summer.
Reception and artist’s talk: Friday, June 2, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where:
Loyola University Maryland
Julio Fine Arts Gallery
4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210

Details:
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.
Cost/registration information:
Free and open to the public; no registration required

Contact:
Kim Banister
P: 410-617-2799
E: [email protected]
http://www.loyola.edu/academic/finearts/gallery  

Time

June 2 (Friday) - September 17 (Sunday)

Location

Julio Fine Arts, Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

10jun - 13augAll DayErin Fostel: The Weight of Absence

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Exhibit Dates

Erin Fostel: The Weight of Absence will be presented from Tuesday, June 10, until Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Artist’s Reception

An Artist’s Reception will be held Tuesday, July 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rosenberg Art Gallery.

Please call 410-337-6477 for more information.

About the Exhibit

The architectural drawings in The Weight of Absence came about as Fostel grieved the loss of her father. He was an architect who enjoyed exploration, especially around Baltimore City. Fostel created this body of work to serve as both a commemoration of his life and a relief from the heartbreak of his death.

Time

June 10 (Saturday) - August 13 (Sunday)

Location

Rosenberg Gallery

Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson MD 21204

17jun - 13augAll DayJanet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2017 Finalists' Exhibition

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The Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are partnering to present the Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists’ Exhibition, one of summer’s most anticipated events. On view at the Walters Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, August 13, the exhibition showcases the work of the seven finalists competing for the Janet & Walters Sondheim Artscape Prize, a $25,000 fellowship that is awarded each year by an independent panel of jurors to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. This year’s finalists are all based in Baltimore.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony and reception at the Walters on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m., with extended gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This year’s jurors are: Ruba Katrib, curator at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York, where she organizes exhibitions, educational and public programs, and publications, and coordinates program presentation; Clifford Owens, a New York-based contemporary artist who works in performance, photography, text, and video; and Nat Trotman, associate curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is held in conjunction with Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Artscape runs from July 21 through July 23 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street. Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work is shown in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Friday, July 21 through Sunday, August 6.

The 2017 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is made possible through the generous support of the Abell Foundation, Alex Brown & Sons Charitable Foundation, Charlesmead Foundation, Ellen Sondheim Dankert, France-Merrick Foundation, Hecht-Levi Foundation, Legg Mason, M&T Charitable Foundation, Amy & Chuck Newhall, Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, M. Sigmund & Barbara Shapiro Philanthropic Fund, John Sondheim, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

JANET & WALTER SONDHEIM ARTSCAPE PRIZE 2017 FINALISTS

Mequitta Ahuja (Baltimore, MD) makes large, figurative paintings that reference her African-American and East Indian background. Ahuja has an extensive exhibition history that includes exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery (London, UK, 2015), the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD, 2015), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN, 2014), the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR, 2014),  The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY, 2012, 2011, 2010), the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC, 2012, 2009), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX, 2008), The Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY, 2007), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL, 2005). Ahuja has participated in artist-in-residence programs at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX), the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY), the Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy) and at the Dora Maar House (Menerbes, France). Ahuja’s work has appeared in the publication Modern Painters, and in 2010, she was featured in ArtNews as “An Artist to Watch.” Ahuja received her Masters of Fine Art from the University of Illinois in 2003, and her Bachelors of Art from Hampshire College in 1998.  Ahuja was a finalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize in 2015.

Mary Anne Arntzen (Baltimore, MD) is a painter whose work explores interactions between non-representational forms. Her work has been shown locally and nationally, including a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore (Baltimore, MD, 2013), as well as group exhibitions at Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC, 2015), Arizona State University Art Gallery (Tempe, AZ, 2015), Salisbury University Gallery (Salisbury, MD, 2014), and School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD, 2012). She has completed residencies at the Wassaic Project (Anemia, New York), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (Woodstock, NY). Arntzen teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art, George Washington University, and the Community College of Baltimore County.  She is also a member of the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore advisory board, and in 2016 she was awarded the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award in painting.

Cindy Cheng (Baltimore, MD) creates complex constructions and installations that investigate the relationship between drawings and objects and are incubators for history, memory and reflections on the physical and abstract self.  Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at St. Charles Projects (Baltimore, MD, 2016), ‘sindikit (in collaboration with Cheeny Celebrado-Royer) (Baltimore, MD, 2016), Present Junction (Toronto, Canada, 2015), Thomas H. and Mary K. Williams Gallery at Mount Saint Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, MD, 2016), Flashpoint (Washington, DC, 2014), E-merge Art Fair (Washington, DC, 2013) and has an upcoming solo show at Ditch Projects (Portland, OR, 2017). Cheng received her BA from Mount Holyoke College. Cheng received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2008 and then earned her Masters of Fine Art from MICA’s Mount Royal School of Art in 2011. She is currently teaching at MICA in the Drawing Department, and has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and at the Anderson Ranch Artist Residency (Snowmass Village, CO).  In 2016, Cheng and was a finalist for the Trawick Prize and in 2013 a semifinalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

Sara Dittrich (Baltimore, MD) is an interdisciplinary artist creating objects, installations, and performances that investigate and amplify the dynamic rhythms of the body, and the interconnected patterns that reside in everyday life. Dittrich received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in interdisciplinary sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014, and has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions including solo shows at the Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC, 2017) and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, MI, 2015). She has also exhibited her work internationally at KIV Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic, 2014) and studied sculpture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2013, Dittrich was awarded the Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art and has completed residencies at Sculpture Space (Utica, NY), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE).

Benjamin Kelley (Baltimore, MD), is a 2010 Masters of Fine Art graduate of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Driven by the smell of oak, the cult of commodity, and the elegance of precision, Kelley re-contextualizes found objects with altered and fabricated structures. His works have been exhibited locally and nationally, including solo exhibitions in the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts (a project of the Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore) (Philadelphia, PA, 2016), CONNERSMITH. (Washington, DC, 2013), Open Space (Baltimore, MD, 2011), Patti and Rusty Rueff Gallery at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, 2009), among others. This work has also been featured in several group exhibitions, including those at the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD, 2015), the Katzen Arts Center at American University (Washington, DC, 2014), the Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, MD, 2012), Maryland Art Place (Baltimore, MD, 2011, 2010), Gallery Four (Baltimore, MD, 2010), and the Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD, 2009). Kelley has been awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (Richmond, VA) and the GoGo Emerging Artist Projects of CONNERSMITH., (Washington, DC). His work has also been featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and the Baltimore City Paper.  Kelley was also a finalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize in 2015.

Kyle Tata (Baltimore, MD) is a native of Baltimore City and a 2012 Bachelors of Fine Arts graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work primarily uses photography, printmaking, and artist books to explore the themes of history, design and architecture. Tata has an extensive local and regional exhibition history, including exhibitions at  the Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC, 2016, 2015), Area 405 (Baltimore, MD 2016), Spudnik Press & Gallery (Chicago, IL, 2014), Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan, CT, 2014), Current Space (Baltimore, MD, 2013), the International Print Center (New York, NY, 2013), Furthermore Gallery (Washington, DC, 2013), and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (Philadelphia, PA, 2013). His artist books are held in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA), The International Center for Photography (New York, NY) and the Indie Photobook Library (Washington, DC). Tata is currently in the fellowship program at the Hamiltonian Gallery, and since 2013, has been an arts instructor at the Baltimore School for the Arts. In 2014, Tata was also a finalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

Amy Yee (Baltimore, MD) explores the intersection of popular culture, simulacra, and professional sports through her work in 3D installation, photography, and video. She is a 2015 Masters of Fine Art graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Rinehart School of Sculpture, where she was the recipient of the Amalie Rothschild Award, and a 2011 Bachelors of Art graduate of Smith College. Her work has been exhibited locally at Current Space (Baltimore, MD, 2017), School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD, 2016) and Terrault Contemporary (Baltimore, MD, 2015). Yee has been featured nationally in exhibitions at the Diego Rivera Gallery at San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco, CA, 2012), Crane Arts’ Icebox Project Space (Philadelphia, PA, 2016) and Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA, 2015).  Yee was also awarded an artist residency in 2015 at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE).

Time

June 17 (Saturday) - August 13 (Sunday)

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

21jun - 29julAll DayHot Juried Show

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Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its thirteenth exhibition, welcoming new, ​hot artwork for the Baltimore summer heat. ​Y:ART is thrilled to be partnered with the Artscape Gallery Network for this remarkable exhibition. ​The opening reception will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 6pm-9pm.

Y:ART’s ​Hot Juried Show has been an open call for work with the intention of welcoming fresh, cutting-edge artwork that reaffirms Y:ART’s mission to support and promote local artists. All of the artists that are included represent the finest artwork Baltimore has to offer, each contributing an innovative personal perspective to the collective body of work. Jurors for the exhibition include world-renowned photographer, Connie Imboden, founding editor of ​Bmore Art​, Cara Ober, and owner/curator of Y:ART Gallery, Juli Yensho. Jurors have selected a notably refined group of artists, all of whom displaying an exquisite level of skill, altogether forming the ​hottest ​show in Baltimore!

About the Jurors:

Connie Imboden is a Baltimore-based world-renowned photographer that has used the image to examine, distort, and redefine the human body for over 30 years. Using the reflective, and sometimes altering, qualities of water and mirrors, her images create new forms that are at once mythological, archetypal, and expressive. They are beautiful yet simultaneously disturbing and elegant, though often haunting. Seen through the camera and free from darkroom or computer enhancement, Imboden’s images display the strangeness of reality in an age of digital manipulation.

As President of the William G. Baker Jr Memorial Fund, Imboden has also played an active role in the advancement of the Baltimore arts scene. In 2008, she was a co-founder of the prestigious Baker Artist Awards, supporting local artists and promoting regional excellence in the arts. “Witnessing the art community flourish in Baltimore has been nothing short of inspiring”, she says.

Cara Ober is a Baltimore-based painter, teacher, curator, and writer who exhibits her work locally and nationally. She earned an MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005 and a BA in fine arts from the American University. Her mixed-media work encompasses the mediums of drawing, painting, and printmaking. “My visual work has always included a mash-up of decorative structures, culled from vintage wallpaper, textiles, ancient artifacts, and home décor. I combine unrelated images and text to form layers of (mis)understanding, reinterpreting sentimental imagery through drawing, painting, and printmaking.”

In addition to her own work, Ober is one of Baltimore’s most active arts-evangelists, most notably as the online arts and culture editor at The Urbanite Magazine and as a founding editor of BMoreArt, the city’s premier online resource for visual artists. In addition, she has penned art reviews for Art Papers, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, and BurnAway. Ober also teaches at MICA, Towson University and Johns Hopkins.

Juli Yensho is best known for her curatorial work, creating incredible marriages of artwork in Y:ART gallery. She is responsible for breathing life into the gallery and store; enduring a substantial renovation to convert a vacant 6,000 square foot building into one of the hottest galleries in Baltimore. Since its opening in October 2015, the gallery space has quickly become a premier destination for high-quality artwork and has contributed immensely to the thriving Highlandtown Arts District. With a clear vision and determined attitude, Yensho is a testament to hard work and dedication to the arts.

A retired pastry chef, Yensho has devoted her personal life to creative exploration. Yensho has abundant experience working as a decorative painter in the Baltimore and Washington area. Most recently, she has worked as a scenic painter for television and movies based in Baltimore. Yensho’s creativity trickles into her work as a curator, with an immaculate eye for combining complementary artists in both Y:ART’s gallery and store.

Y:ART Gallery & Fine Gifts is a labor of love, brought to life by Julia Yensho on October 10th, 2015. The gallery exhibits primarily Baltimore-based artists creating exceptional one-of-a-kind artworks. Y:ART’s gift shop specializes in carrying original sculptures, paintings and quality hand-crafted jewelry. This unique space is open for artist showings and workshops, and the gallery is also available as a venue for private social gatherings. Our summer hours are Wednesday-Thursday 12pm-6pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm.

For reproduction requests, photographs, interviews with the artists, and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at 443-928-2272 or [email protected]

Y:ART Gallery & Fine Gifts
3402 Gough Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Time

June 21 (Wednesday) - July 29 (Saturday)

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

22jun - 26augAll DaySummer '17

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Summer ’17

June 22 – August 26

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8pm

Featuring:

Anthony Caro
Wesley Clark
Zoë Charlton
Graham Collins
Madeleine Dietz
Hasan Elahi
Alfonso Fernandez
Ben Marcin
Rania Matar
Beverly McIver
Christos Palios
John Ruppert
Annette Sauermann
Colin Van Winkle
Diane Victor

Time

June 22 (Thursday) - August 26 (Saturday)

Location

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

23jun - 10sepAll DayRevival

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Revival on view June 23–September 10, 2017

Revival presents contemporary women sculptors and photo-based artists whose arresting aesthetics and intense subject matter spur the viewer into a transcendent encounter with the art object. Spectacle and visual enchantment undergird much contemporary art. Yet the artists gathered here harness the illimitability of scale, technique, and effect in sculpture and photography explicitly to reanimate deep-rooted emotions related to the human experience. Their imagery elicits a ripple of exhilaration, a shiver of fear, or a wave of anxiety rather than merely tantalizing the eye.

Through highly allusive depictions of human and other animal bodies, each artist in Revival connects to the unconscious. Video projections, large-scale photographs, and hanging sculptures create immersive, mesmeric environments. Smaller, meticulously wrought works made from hair, yarn, velvet, wax, marble, brambles, or taxidermied birds draw the viewer close, beckoning toward sensations that spark memory and emotion.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts’ contemporary collection is rich in the mediums of sculpture and photography, which women continue to expand, recharge, and renew. A survey of the museum’s collection in its 30th year inspired this exhibition, which is enriched by important loans from public and private collections as well as artists’ studios. Featuring works by Louise Bourgeois, Petah Coyne, Lalla Essaydi, Alison Saar, Joana Vasconcelos, and others, Revival illuminates women who regenerate sculpture and photo-based art to profound expressive effect.


Revival is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The exhibition is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and Share Fund, with additional funding provided by the Judith A. Finkelstein Exhibition Fund, American Airlines, the official airline of the museum’s 30th Anniversary, and NMWA’s Ohio Advisory Group.

Time

June 23 (Friday) - September 10 (Sunday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

24jun - 29julAll DayThe BIG Show and little BIG ShowAnnual Member's Exhibition

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Members’ Artwork Drop-off: Tues, JUN 13 – Sat, JUN 17 | 11am – 6pm each day
On View: June 24 – July 29
Opening Reception: JUN 24 | 6 – 8pm
The BIG Show On Stage!: JUN 24 | 8pm
The BIG Show Open Critique: Wed, JUL 19 | 7pm | FREE!

The BIG Show and little BIG Show is our annual members’ exhibition extravaganza! ANY member can contribute one work of art in this salon styled spectacular event! All ages welcome! Be a part of the biggest BIG Show yet!!

Download your Big Show Registration Form here!

Time

June 24 (Saturday) - July 29 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

26jun - 28julAll DayArt @ WorkSummer Mural Program

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Art @ Work, the summer mural program for young people enrolled in Baltimore City’s YouthWorks program returns for its third year on Monday, June 26 through Friday, July 28. Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with Jubilee Arts and 901 Arts, Art @ Work expands for 2017 into two new neighborhoods: Reservoir Hill and Waverly. For five weeks, approximately 80 young people between the ages of 14-21 are hired to work under the direction of professional artists to create highly visible murals throughout the neighborhoods. In addition to creating the murals, Art @ Work participants attend professional development and skill-building workshops led by various local organizations. The goal of Art @ Work is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community. Since its launch in 2015, Art @ Work has produced 19 indoor and outdoor public art projects in the Sandtown and Upton communities, employing more than 150 Baltimore City youth.

This year, eight teams comprised of a lead artist, an artist intern, and ten youth apprentices will create murals at four sites in Reservoir Hill and four sites in Waverly. The lead artists are Julie Horton, Megan Lewis, Gary Mullen, Latoya Peoples, Iandry Randriamandroso, S. Rasheem, Ernest Shaw and Mike Thomas. Each team will be led through the entire mural making process, from canvassing community residents for design inspiration, to public design presentations, to conducting trolley tours of their finished projects. On Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 6-8pm, the youth artists from each team will simultaneously lead presentations where they share their mural designs and inspirations with the community. The presentations take place at Beth Am Synagogue (2501 Eutaw Place) in Reservoir Hill and St. John’s Episcopal Church (3009 Greenmount Ave) in Waverly. Painting of the murals takes place Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 27 from 8:30am-12pm. On Friday, July 28 from 6-9pm, community celebrations and trolley tours will be held in both neighborhoods to unveil the completed murals.

Beyond the murals, each youth apprentice involved in Art @ Work also participates in financial literacy workshops led by the Baltimore CASH Campaign, professional development workshops led by HIBRED Workforce Solutions, leadership development workshops led by the Baltimore Youth Organizing Project and Invisible Majority, and spoken word workshops led by Dew More Baltimore.

Art @ Work is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Jubilee Arts and 901 Arts and made possible through a partnership with YouthWorks. Support for Art @ Work is provided by The Abell Foundation, France-Merrick Foundation, Mortin K & Jane Blaustein Foundation, Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development, Baltimore Development Corporation, Central Baltimore Partnership’s HCPI Spruce Up Grants, made possible by The Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City Department of Planning’s INSPIRE Program, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Healthy Neighborhoods, Baltimore City Department of General Services, St. John’s Episcopal Church, University of Baltimore, Laurlene Straughn Pratt Foundation and Beth Am Synagogue. Community partners include Better Waverly Community Organization, Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, Waverly Improvement Association, Waverly Main Streets and Brioxy.

For more information on Art @ Work, visit promotionandarts.org or call the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts at 410-752-8632.

 

About the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts:

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

 

About Jubilee Arts:

Jubilee Arts is a community-based arts program offering visual arts, dance, ceramics and business in partnership with Baltimore Clayworks, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), area artists, writers and dancers. Jubilee Arts is a catalyst for social change, using art as a tool for empowerment, community building, learning our history and changing our future.

 

About 901 Arts:

901 Arts is a community-based youth arts center dedicated to providing art and music programs to the children and teens of the Better Waverly neighborhood. We are a supportive and community-focused space for developing one’s creative and leadership abilities. Founded by parents and adults in the neighborhood, 901 Arts provides a safe, creative and empowering space for Better Waverly Youth to express themselves and develop as artists and community leaders. The art center is an integral part of our community’s ongoing efforts to build a safer, stronger and more vibrant neighborhood.

Time

June 26 (Monday) - July 28 (Friday)

Location

Reservoir Hill and Waverly

30jun - 19augAll DaySchool 33 Art Center Presents Three New Exhibitions

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The School 33 Art Center 2017 Studio Resident Biennial Exhibition (Main Gallery): Curated by Jackie Milad, featuring work by: Amber Eve Anderson, Lynn Cazabon, Tiffany Jones, Rachel Guardiola, Sylvie Van Helden, Taha Heydari, Lauren Lyde, Tessea Antonis-Parr and Cheeny Celebrado-Royer

 Tomorrow Passed Today (Members Gallery): A Solo Exhibition of Works by Ursula Populoh

Something to be looked at, Something to be used. (Project Space): A solo exhibition by Giulia Piera Livi

School 33 Art Center Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-4pm

Location: 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

For more information, visit www.school33.org.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions.  School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

 

 

The School 33 Art Center 2017 Studio Resident Biennial Exhibition

Image credit: Rachel Guardiola- VEGA Project Bio-MYNE

(Installation shot from live stream performance video)

 The School 33 Art Center 2017 Studio Resident Biennial Exhibition (Main Gallery)

Curated by Jackie Milad, featuring work by: Amber Eve Anderson, Lynn Cazabon, Tiffany Jones, Rachel Guardiola, Sylvie Van Helden, Taha Heydari, Lauren Lyde, Tessea Antonis-Parr and Cheeny Celebrado-Royer

This exhibition highlights the work of studio artists currently in residence at School 33 Art Center. Since 1979, the Studio Artist Program has provided exceptional work space to more than 150 artists working diverse areas of the fine arts. School 33’s Studio Mentor Program facilitates in-studio critiques as well as professional development for resident artists. As part of this program, prominent practicing artists and arts professionals are invited to provide support and constructive feedback, helping artists to fulfill their creative goals. Every two years, the chosen mentor also serves as curator for the Studio Resident Biennial. The current studio mentor and biennial curator, Jackie Milad, is an artist, arts administrator, and curator who has worked with several academic and museum institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Tomorrow Passed Today

 Image credit: Ursula Populoh- Worn and Torn to Adorn

(Machine-pieced, hand-embroidered, indigo-dyed repurposed clothing)

 Tomorrow Passed Today (Members Gallery)

A Solo Exhibition of Works by Ursula Populoh

Description: Ursula Populoh is interested in storytelling in its most fundamental sense. She likes to use the metaphor of a letter as a stitch—stitches form pieces of a picture, and letters form words. By adding more stitches, a picture develops, and by adding more words, a story develops. One builds on the other until the picture and the words depict the story she wants to tell. These stories come out of a long life of gathering and carrying her impressions, lessons, and memories. Over the 75 years of Ursula’s life, they have been mixing and mingling, developing and clarifying. She is glad to finally have the chance to see them bear fruit—taking shape within her art.

Something to be looked at, Something to be used

Image Credit: Giulia Piera Livi– Semi Circle

 

Something to be looked at, Something to be used. (Project Space)

A solo exhibition by Giulia Piera Livi

Giulia Piera Livi interposes objects of the everyday to distort our sense of space, explore our ability to inhabit rooms, and merge the dreamlike with the rigid. Her geometric objects and paintings utilize materiality to investigate light, form, and the weirdly functional. Her work focuses on the acute and the polite, the domestic and the utilitarian. This question of domesticity comes from a curiosity of the curated home space, and how the imperfections of home life can conflict with the polish of interior design. By creating immersive environments for her paintings and objects, Giulia presents the viewer with the oddities of precision and practicality. Through this spectacle of abstraction and accessibility, she aims to determine the artist’s role in a society with modern aspirations.

For more information on upcoming exhibits at School 33 Art Center, call 443-263-4350, visit www.school33.org or follow School 33 on Facebook.

 

Time

June 30 (Friday) - August 19 (Saturday)

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

1jul - 23sepAll DayIntertwinedStephen Spartana

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July 1 (Saturday) - September 23 (Saturday)

Location

Maryland University of Integrative Health, Himmelfarb Gallery

7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel MD 20723

1jul - 28All DayCommon Ground on the Town

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Off Track Art is celebrating artists from the Common Ground Traditional Arts program at McDaniel College in July with two gallery receptions—Saturday, July 1st from 5-7 p.m. when Common Ground on the Town will be featuring area restaurants with live music. Link to the webpage for details   CGOTT

and on Saturday, July 8 from 5-7 p.m. when Off Track Art welcomes all those coming into town for the Music & Arts Festival.

The Common Ground at OTA show includes painting and sculpture by Wasyl Palijczuk, photographs by Phil Grout, prints and handmade books by Shawn Lockhart, sculpture and painting by Thomas Sterner in the lobby. Other Common Ground related artists have displays in the adjoining two galleries: Carolyn Seabolt, Nolly Gelsinger, Linda Van Hart, Sue Bloom and Ted McNett.

Check out offtrackart.com for more information.
The Common Ground at OTA exhibit runs from July 1 to July 28, 2017 during regular business hours as well as during our gallery receptions.

Time

july 1 (Saturday) - 28 (Friday)

Location

Off Track Art

11 Liberty Street, Westminster MD 21157

3jul - 31All DayAround Death ValleyPhotography exhibit by Steve Broido

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GALLERY UNDERGROUND in Crystal City

July 3 – 28, 2017

Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, July 7, 5-8pm

Focus Gallery – Steve Broido Solo Show “Around Death Valley”; Reception: July 7, 5-8PM

Taken in Death Valley National Park, California, this color photography exhibit features remote and sparsely populated spots in 5,000 square miles of Death Valley National Park.

Steve Broido says, ” Death Valley is one of the quietest, most peaceful, and most visually stunning places I’ve ever visited. The air is crystal clear. There is no humidity. And the variations in altitude are spectacular. This exhibit attempts to capture some of the things I saw on my trips.Main Gallery –Gallery Underground Members’ Show

Featured Artist/Member of the Month: Rebecca McNeely, oil and acrylic abstract expressionist paintings.

GALLERY UNDERGROUND

The Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery

Crystal City Shops 

2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

[email protected]

www.galleryunderground.org

Phone: 571-483-0652

Co-directors: Sandi Parker and Jess Mickey

Time

july 3 (Monday) - 31 (Monday)

Location

Gallery Underground

Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA 22202

3jul - 28All DayUrban MonopolyRecent Work by Regina Miele

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Gallery 102 is proud to present “Urban Monopoly,” a solo exhibition of painter Regina Miele’s recent work as part of the 2017 Summer Solo Series. Consisting of paintings on canvas, “Urban Monopoly” explores the spatial, physical, and architectural effects of DC’s real estate and development (i.e. gentrification) boom over the last decade.

Miele captures DC’s often unseen and overlooked urban landscape, one that is void of neoclassical architecture, marble, greek statues, and perfectly manicured lawns. She reveals a rich urban tapestry that is under constant threat from corporate greed, profit-driven developers, and persistent housing discrimination. As the re-development of DC quickens, the spaces and places that once stored the memories of a colorful past are disappearing, while entire communities and their history are being erased.

Join Regina and Gallery 102 for a panel discussion on Wednesday July 12from 5:30-7:00 pm. Entitled “Urban Monopoly: DC Arts & Mass Gentrification,” panelists include:

John Figura, Artist & Professor, CUA
Tsedaye Makonnen, Artist
Jordan Martin, Programs Assistant, WPA & founding editor, DIRT DMV
Regina Miele, Artist
Terence Nicholson, Associate Creative Director, Honfleur Gallery.

The panel will take place at the GW & Textile Museum (701 22nd Street, NW) One block east of Gallery 102. The panel is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP for the panel here.

Additionally, join Regina and Gallery 102 for the closing reception of “Urban Monopoly” on Friday July 28 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP for the closing reception here.

Regina Miele, a classically trained painter with a highly disciplined ethic for realizing representational scenes, explores the fundamental tenets of order and place. Working closely within cityscapes, she draws out beauty in the often overlooked. Alleys, rooftops, and glimpses into places of sublime desolation, form an intricate urban tapestry. Her work takes notice of modern structure and the often overwhelming feeling that accompanies a dense urban surrounding. For the past decade, Miele’s principle subject has been the physicality of an ever-changing and gentrifying District of Columbia, the blighted and transitional areas where artists often find themselves living and working.

Regina attended the Catholic University of America and, in her Junior year, studied abroad at the Scuolo Lorenzo Di Medici in Florence, Italy. Miele has exhibited both nationally and internationally at such venues as: The Florence Biennale, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Newington Cropsey Museum, Second Street Gallery, Baltimore’s Artscape as well as Caelum, Agora and Broadway in New York. Her work is included in public and private collections in Jerusalem, Miami, New York, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC. She currently resides and maintains a studio in Washington, DC.

Time

july 3 (Monday) - 28 (Friday)

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

5jul - 8sepAll Day(IM)migration

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Title: (IM)migration

Location: The Gallery at CCBC Essex

Dates: July 5 – September 8, 2017

Reception: July 14th, 6 – 8 pm

Artists: Maria-Theresa Fernandes, Julie Girardini, Gail Rebhan, Jerry Truong, and Anna Tsouhlarakis.

Student Curators: Bernard Bagalso, Ariel Cornish, W. Devaul Emmett, Carmen Estenssoro, and Cecily Roberts

 

About: The exhibition (IM)migration explores the issues of immigration, both voluntary and forced. Each artist tackles different aspects of the difficulties of changing nations, from the trials of travel to how to become part of the new society.

There will be refreshments provided during the reception.
This exhibition is proud to be a part of the Artscape Gallery Network. The curators are students of the Curation and Coordination class offered every Spring semester at CCBC. They work hard throughout the semester and beyond into the Summer to bring these exhibitions to life.

 

We hope to see you there to celebrate the accomplishments of both our wonderful students and these talented artists. Many thanks to M&T Bank for partial funding and BoPA for all their help.

 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2018153968420069

 

Directions: Arts and Humanities Building, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Rosedale, MD 21237

 

CCBC Essex is located off Baltimore Beltway (695) Exit 34 (Rosedale). At Exit 34, turn onto Maryland Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) heading towards White Marsh. Proceed one-quarter mile and turn left onto Rossville Boulevard. The campus is approximately one mile on the right adjacent to the Franklin Square Hospital Center and is served byMTA bus route 55.

Time

July 5 (Wednesday) - September 8 (Friday)

Location

Arts and Humanities Building, CCBC

7201 Rossville Boulevard, Rosedale MD 21237

5jul - 28All DayNew Works: Crystal Moll & Lynn Mehta

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jazz Opening Reception: thursday, july 20th 6-8 pm.                                          

Exhibition Dates:  July 5th – July 28th, 2017

Crystal Moll Gallery is proud to present a two person show featuring paintings by Crystal Moll, artist / gallery owner, and fellow painter Lynn Mehta.  Both Crystal and Lynn are award winning, and published Plein Air painters and both use city streets and sun-filled landscapes as their studios and subjects of their work.      

Crystal chooses to work on sun lit days, and will visit a painting site from 1 to a dozen times in order to capture, in oil, the colors created in the lights and shadows of her scenes.  Lynn also connects with the changing light and color of the landscape. She focuses on abstract shapes and forms creating a whole. Lynn also thickly applies the oil, moving it around as a form of her expression.

     

‘Bow View’ and ‘Holy Cross’ by Crystal Moll                

Time

july 5 (Wednesday) - 28 (Friday)

Location

Crystal Moll Gallery

1030 South Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21230

6jul - 30All DayOFF THE CANVAS CUT AND CAPTUREDJess! Phohl and Phipps Moran

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OFF THE CANVAS CUT AND CAPTURED Show is a two artist exhibition featuring 2 unique form of art the first being a an off the canvas paintings by Jess! Phohl and the other is Phipps Moran’s photograph series of Baltimore Graffiti.

Jess! Pfohl is presenting her latest creative works, Cut Canvas, in The Black room  of The Alchemy of Art.

Cut Canvas is a mixed media on layered canvas display. Jess! Combines elements of study from past year, to create multi dimensional inverted wall pieces that explore a combination of literal meanings with feminine qualities and characteristics resulting in strong imagery.

The artist ames to reflect empowerment without being overpowering.

The works of art are created with recycled printed canvases. Painting on the backside in various colored layers: the canvas takes on a screen-print feel. Second layers are painted on the same material in street art, pop art influences. By allowing the material to dictate direction Jess! Bends pieces to shape and create dimension so layers protrude from the canvas. The pieces are then stretched atop detailed frames to create an inverted finished feel.

Jess! Pfohl, Artist Jess! Pfohl is a self-taught 21st century American artist residing in Baltimore, Maryland. Jess! holds degrees from St. Bonaventure University in Journalism and Marketing. In 2012 Jess! was endorsed by Campbell’s Soup in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. In September 2016 Jess! headlined the Music is Art Festival supporting the Goo Goo Dolls with her visual art installation gallery, Sexposé. Jess! has worked with many artists throughout a wide range of mediums including film, photography, textile and music. Jess! attributes the combination of these experiences as being the core influence of her work. Even though the style of work changes and evolves, the subject matter tends to revolve around human Behavior. Jess! has works permanently installed at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York, E-Villa in Atlanta, Georgia and The Alchemy of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Jess!’ latest collection of works, Watercolor and Inks (completed 4/2016), is licensed for design in the Gift and Home Décor Industry. Product developed by the artist is available in retail locations throughout the United States. The original Pink Claw Blue Crab displayed at the Baltimore Museum of Art, amongst the product it inspired (6/1/16). Jess! continues to paint in this style,regularly updating the art and design catalog; there are currently over 150 images and combinations.Jess! is represented by ALI Agency – Vermont for Licensing.

More work can be scene on Jess! Website at www.jessmessin.com and she can be reached either by phone (410)916-2175 or by email [email protected]

 

Phipps Moran is a local Baltimore County resident who enjoys capturing the grit, irony and rhythm of the urban landscape in her photographs. Allowing lines and shapes formed by the geometry and interplay of the architectural and human life to tell the story in each frame. Phipps is always looking to capture the people, places and things that scream BALTIMORE! Whether it be the kitschy flamingo bedecked vehicle or the telephone wire crossing through the mural of Omar from The Wire. Admittedly she also seeks out examples of deterioration and deconstruction. Finding that the way buildings, monuments and other structures fall into ruin and by the rich patinas on wood and metal from the result of time and mother nature intrigue her. The ever evolving and revolving changes in urban landscape lend a constant source of subject matter for her and with her appreciation for street art it’s never ending. And through her photographs she captures these moments before time takes it’s toll yet again.

Phipps Moran had a BA with a double major in Visual Arts and Political Science from Goucher College. She has worked many jobs including teaching at the former Malcolm X School, public relations director of the University of Maryland Hospital, SIDS Alliance and currently runs her own business, TooArtfulForYou through Etsy.com. For more work by Phipps check her out at www.etsy.com/shop/TooArtfulForYou She can be emailed at [email protected] or telephoned at (410)340-1728

Phipps Moran

The Alchemy of Art is a local contemporary gallery focusing on but not limited to local up and coming artist. The building itself is a unique space as it is a converted convent and the gallery is on the entry level and one of the two rooms is the old chapel room with beautiful arched ceilings.   The gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday 12:30pm to 6:30pm and 1pm to 6pm on Sunday. To keep posted on events follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyOfArt and keep an eye on our website http://www.thealchemyofart.net/

Time

july 6 (Thursday) - 30 (Sunday)

Location

The Alchemy of Art

1637 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21231

6jul - 29All DayEdges

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Edges 

Mike McConnell, Jerry A. Gilmore, Beverly Ress, Mary Anne Arntzen

LaToya Hobbs, how-welltoons, Val A. Smith

 July 6 – 29, 2017

 Opening Reception

Saturday, July 8, 5-8 p.m.

MAXgallery and the Gallery Network proudly present Edges, in conjunction with Artscape 2017. Nearly all the artists in this exhibition were applicants for the 2017 Sondheim Prize, including semi-finalist Mary Anne Arntzen. Each individual artist displays their take on edges, whether they are ends, beginnings, barriers or bridges.

Time

july 6 (Thursday) - 29 (Saturday)

Location

MAXgallery

126 North Madiera Street, Baltimore MD 21231

8jul - 27janAll DayMoonifestations of Ancestor Eartha voyage of expansion

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The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower presents “Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” a mixed media exhibit by The Dandy Vagabonds (xander dumas and elliot moonstone) in the First Floor and Mezzanine Galleries. The exhibit is on view Saturdays from July 8 through January 27, 2018 from 11am to 4pm. A free opening reception will take place Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30pm where guests have the opportunity to view the exhibition, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street.

In “Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” The Dandy Vagabonds have created two and three dimensional naturescapes that captivate the senses. They encourage the viewer to “picture the ocean as it churns and cascades, spits and crashes…grooving time into the cliffs of the Pacific coast” or to widen their vision to “see ancient ferns unfurling within a forest of moss and conifers.”

The Dandy Vagabonds, a Baltimore-based duo, capture moments in time and space through their whimsical, adventurous and insightful story telling. Drawing inspiration from the lineage of stones and the memory of flying, the collaborative duo uses performance art, fiber arts, the tactile and the ephemeral to weave together moments of ancestor past and future in their panoramic environments.Through their exhibit, dumas and moonstone plan to take the viewer on a journey throughout Earth element tapestries and into the Cosmos.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits.  Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($8).

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events agency and film office. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on” Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager at 443-263-4352.  For more information on the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, call 443-874-3596 or visit www.bromoseltzertower.com.

Time

July 8 (Saturday) - January 27 (Saturday)

Location

Bromo Arts Tower

21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

8jul - 6augAll DayCamp Artscape

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July 8 (Saturday) - August 6 (Sunday)

Location

Towson University

8jul - 26augAll DayWooJung Koh, Pozefsky Fellowship Show // Emily Irvin, “Trust”

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EMOTION EXPRESSION, EXPRESSIVE EMOTION
WOO JUNG KOH, TOM AND MARGIE POZEFSKY FELLOW, 2016-17

Woo jung KOH was born and raised in Korea. Koh’s work focuses on the relationship between modern society and her emotional state, while thinking about the inner psychological aspects through facial expressions, gestures, staging and disfigurement. While focusing on the self-portrait and expressions, she went through different states of coexistence, process, isolation and reflecting on self-portraits of emotions through her past works, which became an important process to her current work.

Koh enjoys observing body language and facial expressions and this has become enhanced since living in a foreign country. This has caused her to think more about expression and is found as the main subject in her current body of work, including faces and bodies as the key elements of expression.

TOPOS OUTOPOS: ILLEGITIMI NON CARBORUNDUM
EMILY IRVIN
Emily Irvin’s work focuses on the ritual actions and mundane objects involved in caring for the body, in an effort to highlight the purification and healing capacities of bodily care. She explores care by breaking down its binaries and observes care occurring in positive terms as comfort and support, and in negative terms as constriction and stress.

Irvin’s creation of multiple similar objects and actions has led her to understand that observing subtleties and nuances informs her process of exploring, expanding, and breaking down the ecology of care.

Time

July 8 (Saturday) - August 26 (Saturday)

Location

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue Baltimore MD 21209

8jul - 29All DayThrough the Layers Pt.1Solo Exhibition by Antonio McAfee

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Join us on Saturday, July 8th from 7-10pm for the opening of Antonio McAfee’s “Through the Layers Pt. 1” solo exhibition.

Exhibition runs July 8 – July 29
Open Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm

Appropriating photographs from W.E.B Du Bois and Thomas Calloway’s Exhibition of American Negroes (1900) into various 3D images and collages, McAfee attempts to provide alternate ways to see black figures, ways that allow for the subjects to have multitudes of possibilities, real and imagined within a still image. In McAfee’s exhibition Through the Layers Pt. 1, the reimagined images provide a less static and more inexplicable depictions of the individuals, breaking down their image to reveal red and blue versions that play with the act of viewing and perception. Shifting positions while viewing the images allows the audience to view these sitters in a state that is in flux, opening up an engagement that is physical and pictorial and aims to redefine normality.

The photography series by Du Bois and Calloway was commissioned by congress and support from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in order to provide a pictorial, economic/social, and legislative survey of middle-class African Americans in Georgia, which consisted of studio portraits, Georgia black codes (laws pertaining to blacks from 1732), and charts and graphs detailing economic information and migration patterns.

“The brain did not evolve to see the world the way it is…the brain evolved to see the world in a way that was useful to see in the past…we inherit perception…” states Beau Loto. As essential and urgent it was for the Exhibition of American Negroes to redefine the depiction and understanding of middle-class blacks in Georgia to combat racist depictions and ideas, McAfee’s Through the Layers Pt. 1 is continuing that legacy of setting new precedents of what is expected. With various options for interacting with these representations McAfee adds to the cycle of upgrading our perception of others that could start a constructive shift in biases and assumptions that would be passed on, crafting new legacies.

McAfee’s visual riffs on traditional portraiture in his reimagined photographs open a space for change that leads to awareness of doubt, questioning, and increased possibilities of who these individuals are or could be. By saturating visitors’ vision with red and blue, a new base color palette of seeing is established from the originals. In combination with 3D glasses the figures and environments shift further. The interaction between viewers and photographs is geared to provide new experiences in perception, with hopes to create a new normality when it comes to ways of perceiving.

Antonio McAfee is a photographer raised and based in Baltimore, MD. McAfee’s work addresses the complexity of representation. Through appropriating and manipulating portraits, he reworks images to provide alternate views of the figures.

He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art in Arts and Culture Management from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). Recent exhibition venues include University of Maryland, College Park’s Stamp Gallery, George Washington University’s Gallery 102 (Washington, DC), and Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC).

www.antoniomcafee.net | IG: @antonioemca
www.terraultcontemporary.com | IG: @terraultgallery

Time

july 8 (Saturday) - 29 (Saturday)

Location

Terrault Contemporary.

218 W. SARATOGA ST. 3RD FLOOR, BALTIMORE, MD 21201

10jul - 18augAll Dayhuman · NATURE

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On view at Goya Contemporary Gallery
July 10 – August 18, 2017
 
human · NATURE

Etel Adnan · Oliver Boberg · Judy Pfaff · Wilhelm Mundt
Sally Egbert · Louisa Chase · Christine Neill · Donald Baechler
Lillian Hoover · Mark Strand · Joyce J. Scott

Time

July 10 (Monday) - August 18 (Friday)

Location

Goya Contemporary

3000 Chestnut Avenue, Mill Centre #214, Baltimore MD 21211

11jul - 7augAll DayPoint of View

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Point of View
Photography Exhibit featuring:
Karen Cohen
Shanelle Jacobs
Michael Kuchinsky
Thomas Marchessault
Marlene Van den Neste
Where: Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD
Dates: July 7-Aug. 7, 2017
Reception: July 20, 7-8:30pm

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July 11 (Tuesday) - August 7 (Monday)

Location

Arts Barn

311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg MD

11jul - 31All DayFoodscape

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It’s summer, and that means FOODSCAPE! For 32 years a renegade crew of Baltimore artists has been creating food-themed art to rib the focus Artscape had in its early years…on food rather than art. Foodscape is all in good fun and has become as big a part of the Artscape experience as, well, the food.

Foodscape opens Sunday, July 10 at 5:30 PM at the Mt. Royal Tavern, 1204 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217. Telephone: 410-669-6686. The show will run through July 31.

Foodscape 2016 artists are: Matt Bovie, Jim Burger, Lania D’Agostino, Cathy Evans, Jamie Frailey, Martha Gatewood, J. Kelly Lane, Kevin Lynch, Mallory Porter, Richard Roth, Ronald R. Russell, Shannon Strong, and Laura Vernon-Russell.

Time

july 11 (Tuesday) - 31 (Monday)

Location

Mt. Royal Tavern

1204 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

12jul - 19augAll Day10th Annual Young Blood Artistsrecent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates

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Maryland Art Place (MAP) presents Young Blood, an annual exhibition of artworks created by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. Curated each year by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC), Young Blood includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County and Towson University. We are pleased to announce our 10th annual Young Blood artists; Melissa Penley Cormier (UMBC), Emily Dierkes (Towson), Bryan Funk (MICA), Noa Heyne (MICA), Hamida Khatri (MICA), and Giulia Piera Livi (MICA). Located at 218 W. Saratoga Street within the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District, Young Blood will be on display from July 12thAugust 19th, 2017. An opening reception will be held on July 12th from 6pm9pm and is free and open to the public.

 

This year’s exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging from painting, sculpture, installation, photography, drawing, and animation. Melissa Penley Cormier constructs sculptures, projections, printed images, and drawings inspired by a scientific analysis of daily concerns and worries. Emily Dierkes explores iconography, Islamic patterns, bold color, Futurism, chaos, and control in multimedia paintings.  Her paintings layer fabric, beeswax, tape, glitter, shellac, epoxy resin, and paint. Bryan Funk uses nostalgia as a tool, combining elements of video, performance, sculpture, and sound, to critically study memory formation on individual and collective scales. Noa Heyne works to explore the visitor’s sense of object orientation, the nature of stability, and the power derived from manipulation of space.  She experiments with concrete, body weight, pulleys, and vibration in sculpture and animation. Hamida Khatri intertwines stop-motion animation, drawing, fibers, puppetry, photography, and Urdu text in her work.  Khatri uses artistic media to narrate her long-distance relationship with her mother in Pakistan, as well as to voice the lived female experience. Lastly, Guilia Piera Livi addresses domesticity and design by converging modern and vintage aesthetics with interior objects in restructured paintings.  Her paintings combine sculpture, installation, and abstraction techniques.

 

Young Blood has provided an important post-graduate platform for 79 transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students to date. Since 2008, this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis exhibitions.

 

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid‐Atlantic since 1981Information: www.mdartplace.org | 410 962 8565[email protected]

Time

July 12 (Wednesday) - August 19 (Saturday)

Location

Maryland Art Place

218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201

12jul - 20augAll DayAaron Oldenburg: Procedural Experience

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July 12 – August 20, 2017

Common Ground Gallery, VisArts

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 21, 7 – 9 PM

 

Game developer and new media artist Aaron Oldenburg presents a series of experimental interactive games in a solo exhibition at VisArts. Combining game theory, art theory, sound, and documentary processes, Oldenburg designs fictionalized game worlds that explore a variety of topics. Similar threads run through his work including imagery that revolves around finding the magic in the mundane, hybrid cultural experiences, overlaps between magic and technology, an obsession with physical, but often seemingly empty spaces with powerful histories, colonies of outsiders, and a secular exploration of experiences of faith. Players of Oldenburg’s games make choices and experience outcomes. Winning does not appear to be the primary goal. Rather, the focus is on discovery and an awareness that one’s actions have the power to shift narratives and stimulate new points of view.

Several of his games emphasize intuitive interactions and use obstacles and goals to provoke players to feel and reflect on the themes in his pieces. In other games, he takes real-life narratives and deconstructs them, turning them into generative narratives created by the player. He either allows players to cognitively build an exquisite corpse-style story about a real location, with multiple truths exposed by different characters, or simply to discover environmental narratives that build on one another throughout the course of the experience. The order of events changes the interpretation, as experiencing certain events directly influences the experience of subsequent events. The surprising and non-sequitur nature of this generative narrative approach makes non-player characters and environments seem more real.

A former Peace Corps volunteer, Oldenburg is constantly looking for ways to move his process away from his computer and into interactions with real people. Thus, creating a short documentary in Guyana about those peripherally affected by the Peoples Temple massacre and the objects that left Jonestown, sparked a motivation to combine documentary technique with game development. He has spent time with Guyanese ex-pat bird racers in New York, witches and descendants of witches in Peruvian desert suburbs, and witnessed mundane absence and spiritual eccentricity at Pol Pot’s cremation site while collecting documentary materials for the creation of videogames.

About the artist: Aaron Oldenburg is a game developer and new media artist whose primary interest is in game rules as an expressive medium. His video and interactive work has been exhibited in festivals and galleries in New York, Berlin, São Paulo and Los Angeles, including SIGGRAPH and FILE Electronic Language International Festival.
He teaches game design as an Associate Professor in University of Baltimore’s Simulation and Digital Entertainment program and has an M.F.A from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In October 2003 he finished two years as an HIV Health Extension Agent for the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.

http://www.aaronoldenburg.net

Time

July 12 (Wednesday) - August 20 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

14jul - 29octAll DayEquilibrium: Fanny Sanín

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Equilibrium invites viewers into the rigorous working process of pioneering Colombian-born artist Fanny Sanín. Known for her colorful geometric abstract compositions, Sanín makes between four and eighteen carefully composed preliminary works for each finished painting.

This exhibition explores her methodical process through a selection of some the artist’s earliest abstract expressionist works as well as two complete series of preliminary drawings and their attendant, finished geometric compositions. Sanín’s signature painting style is smooth and meticulous, yet her studies pulsate with visible gesture. She uses drawings, which Sanín describes as the most important part of her process, to experiment with arrangements of form and color until reaching the desired visual equilibrium.

Born in 1938 in Bogotá, Colombia, Sanín developed her visual language while studying at the University of the Andes in Bogotá during Colombia’s vibrant avant-garde art scene in the 1950s and 1960s. Sanín continued her studies in the U.S. and the U.K., and she has lived in New York City since 1971. She maintains close ties to her native country, where, in 2015, Sanín was honored with a year-long exhibition at the Museo Nacional in Bogotá. Her work hangs in public and private collections throughout North and South America.

Time

July 14 (Friday) - October 29 (Sunday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

14jul - 20augAll DayGray Lyons: Lexicon

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July 14 – August 20, 2017

Gibbs Street Gallery Gallery, VisArts

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 21, 7 – 9 PM

Workshop: Cyanotype Workshop with Gray Lyons CLICK HERE!

 

Using her body directly to make large scale cyanotypes, Gray Lyons presents a series of works that examine the relationships between identity, the female body, personal facts, and imagined narratives.

About the artist: Gray Lyons is a photographer and installation artist whose work addresses themes of memory, history, sexuality, and self. She has received degrees from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Savannah College of Art and Design and Towson University. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, and can be found in the collections of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, the Siena Art Institute Library, the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, and the Brauer Museum of Art. Ms. Lyons has been a visiting artist at the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Georgetown College, Goucher College, and other venues. Her studio is in South Bend, Indiana.
http://www.graylyoons.com

About the workshop: Meet artist Gray Lyons and explore the photographic process used in her VisArts Gibbs Street Gallery exhibition. In this hands-on workshop students will explore creative image-making using a historical, non-toxic photographic process invented in the 1840s. Learn to mix photographic chemicals, and make your own light-sensitive paper. Make photographic images using elements of nature and small objects combined with your own imagination. Participants will use objects to make photographic impressions, and may choose to incorporate drawing and painting. This workshop is designed for persons eight and older and anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary and participants do not need to bring a camera. Aprons are recommended as photography materials will stain clothes. CLICK HERE!

Time

July 14 (Friday) - August 20 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

14jul - 31augAll DayTwo Lane Stories

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Two Lane Stories

Gallery CA 440 E Oliver St

Baltimore, Maryland

July 14th, 2017

7pm-9pm

E.L Briscoe, Ken Royster, Ernest Shaw JR

Jeffrey Kent, Stephen towns, M. Anthony

Time

July 14 (Friday) - August 31 (Thursday)

Location

Gallery CA

440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore MD 21201

15jul - 6augAll DayDEMO //// Brushing Your Teeth

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DEMO: Paintings by D’Metrius Rice and Hannah Leighton
Opening Reception July 15th, 7pm – 10pm
July 15th – August 6th

DEMO: Paintings by D’Metrius Rice and Hannah Leighton are bound by gravitational abstraction and attraction. The artwork aims to amplify subjective perceptions of shape, space and layer. A similar frequency and energy exude from the work. The work focuses on materiality and its limitations in executing thought-based processes. The art relics on exhibit reflect the debris and destruction that undergird our everyday encounters. Demo represents a demonstration of capabilities bound by a shared yearning to deconstruct space and objects, while reflecting the material perspective of the viewer.

Hannah Leighton is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA last May from the Maryland Institute College of Art. (2015) Upon graduating college, Leighton spent a month at Green Olive Arts in Morocco where she studied painting. Post travels, she moved into an artist community where she has co-founded and directs Ballroom Gallery. Leighton plans to attend graduate school to attain a MFA in 2018.

D’Metrius Rice, born 1981 in Silver Spring, MD, lives and works in Baltimore, MD. He got his BFA in painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. His current work involves a loose, drawing based approach to painting.
Influences include, music, quantum physics and cartoons from the 80s and 90s. He has shown in DC, Richmond, Baltimore, NYC and Australia. His work is has spread through Baltimore’s art and music scene, and into people’s collections. He was part of the Open Walls mural program in Baltimore and a group show in Australia.

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Brushing Your Teeth: Paintings by Mark Wehberg
Opening Reception July 15, 7 – 10pm
July 15th – August 6th

Brushing Your Teeth is an exhibition of recent paintings by Mark Wehberg. His paintings have gone through many different phases over the past 2 years, sometimes tending to be figurative, while other times lending to the abstract. A recurring theme in his work borrows from the everyday maintenance that we go through to maintain our positions in society and is conceptualized in this exhibition.

In 2017, much of artwork that is seen and shared happens on the internet.. This has a direct effect on how art is perceived and created. Painting in these times has become a constant battle between the Analog and the Digital. New technologies and painting programs have opened up a new dialogue in art, and allows for limitless creations. The paintings in this show are the remnants, the experiments, the studies of that constant push and pull between the analog and digital. Using tools like Photoshop and Digital painting programs, technology is infused to create a balance between hand-done and computer-done. These paintings are a reaction to the world we live in and the human conditions, personal and widely interpretable, that each of us experience.

Mark Wehberg (b.1992) is an artist from Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Since then he has had many group and solo exhibitions, most recently showing at The Hole in New York City in April 2017. His last solo show “Moody” was at Terrault Gallery in Baltimore, MD. His work has been shown in Los Angeles, Oakland, New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Provincetown, MA. He has since pursued teaching art at elementary and middle schools in Baltimore and Salisbury, MD.

Exhibition: July 15th – August 6th
Gallery Hours: Sa + Su 12pm – 4pm

Time

July 15 (Saturday) - August 6 (Sunday)

Location

Current Space

421 North Howard Street, Baltimore MD 21201

15jul4:30 pm- 6:30 pmMoonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansionOpening Reception

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The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower presents “Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” a mixed media exhibit by The Dandy Vagabonds (xander dumas and elliot moonstone) in the First Floor and Mezzanine Galleries. The exhibit is on view Saturdays from July 8 through January 27, 2018 from 11am to 4pm. A free opening reception will take place Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30pm where guests have the opportunity to view the exhibition, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street.

In “Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” The Dandy Vagabonds have created two and three dimensional naturescapes that captivate the senses. They encourage the viewer to “picture the ocean as it churns and cascades, spits and crashes…grooving time into the cliffs of the Pacific coast” or to widen their vision to “see ancient ferns unfurling within a forest of moss and conifers.”

The Dandy Vagabonds, a Baltimore-based duo, capture moments in time and space through their whimsical, adventurous and insightful story telling. Drawing inspiration from the lineage of stones and the memory of flying, the collaborative duo uses performance art, fiber arts, the tactile and the ephemeral to weave together moments of ancestor past and future in their panoramic environments.Through their exhibit, dumas and moonstone plan to take the viewer on a journey throughout Earth element tapestries and into the Cosmos.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits.  Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($8).

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events agency and film office. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on” Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager at 443-263-4352.  For more information on the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, call 443-874-3596 or visit www.bromoseltzertower.com.

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(Saturday) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Bromo Arts Tower

21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

17jul - 17novAll DayWonder Women!

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Wonder Women!
From the Guerrilla Girls righting the wrongs of the art world to painter Edna Reindel’s tough WWII riveters, to vintage feminist comic books—it’s the celebration of the Wonder Women! Explore images of the powerful woman, real and fictional, in a wide-ranging selection drawn from the special collections and artists’ archives of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

Where:
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-783-5000
nmwa.org

When:
July 17–November 17, 2017
Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
Open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–5 p.m.

Price:
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for visitors 65 and over and students, and free for NMWA members and youths 18 and under.

Media Contacts:
Stacy Meteer, 202-783-7377
[email protected]
Amy Mannarino, 202-783-7373
[email protected]

Image caption and credit line:
Caption: Edna Reindel, painter, muralist, and illustrator, poses next to a plane, likely at the Lockheed Air Craft Factory in Los Angeles, CA, ca. 1943; Reindel was commissioned by LIFE magazine to paint pictures of the women at work in aircraft factories and shipyards during World War II

Credit: Edna Reindel Papers, Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Time

July 17 (Monday) - November 17 (Friday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

21jul - 1sepAll DayCrossPASSBaltimore Jewelry Center’s summer exhibition

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The Baltimore Jewelry Center’s upcoming summer exhibition CrossPASS will be on view in its gallery in Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District (10 E. North Ave.) from July 21-September 1. There will be an opening reception from 6-9pm on Friday, July 21 featuring the two artists who created the exhibition and a free workshop connected to the exhibition on Saturday, July 22 from 10am-12pm. The exhibition and related events are free and open to the public.

Founded in June 2014, the Baltimore Jewelry Center is the successor organization to the MICA Jewelry Center, which had served the metalsmithing and art jewelry community in the Baltimore area for twenty-two years. Today, the nonprofit is providing a rigorous academic program and robust studio access program for metal and jewelry artists.

CrossPASS is a project featuring collaborative and solo works by artists Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi that examines place through expanded media and the intimate lens of jewelry and small objects. The project targets a distinctive stretch of the Interstate 10 corridor connecting the unique

join them in their investigation of awash with dramatic terrain, vernacular structures, and a multitude of boundaries, and to uniquely discover these sites through the body.

“The Baltimore Jewelry Center features one of the only art jewelry galleries in the Mid-Atlantic. Our exhibition program exposes the larger public to contemporary and traditional metal arts, and acts as a platform to promote and sell the work of local artists and national artists in the metalsmithing field,” said Shane Prada, Director. “CrossPASS is an evocative and timely exhibition, exploring concepts that are incredibly relevant to current issues of politics and identity. Given its intimacy and connection to the body, jewelry is a wonderful medium through which to explore the concepts of place, borders and boundaries.”

ABOUT THE BALTIMORE JEWELRY CENTER:

Founded in June 2014, the Baltimore Jewelry Center is the successor organization to the MICA Jewelry Center. Located in Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District, the 501c3 educational nonprofit is dedicated to building a vibrant creative community for the study and practice of metalworking for new and established artists, offering classes, workshops, and studio space access. The Baltimore Jewelry Center’s offerings are open to anyone regardless of educational or artistic background, and the program provides affordable educational opportunities by subsidizing class, workshop, and studio rental costs. In addition to its education program, the Baltimore Jewelry Center helps metal and jewelry artists grow sustainable business practices by offering professional development, sales opportunities, and a promotional platform. For more information, visit baltimorejewelrycenter.org.

Time

July 21 (Friday) - September 1 (Friday)

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Baltimore Jewelry Center

10 East North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

21jul - 26augAll DayPainting Not Painting

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July 21 (Friday) - August 26 (Saturday)

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'sindikit

405 East Oliver Street 2nd Floor, Baltimore MD 21202

21jul - 20augAll DayNextGen 4.0

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July 21 – August 20, 2017

Kaplan Gallery, VisArts

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 21, 7 – 9 PM

 

VisArts presents NextGen 4.0 a juried group exhibition that showcases next generation aspiring artists 17 to 27 years of age from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area. The annual exhibition offers young artists, who have little to no exhibition record, the opportunity to bring their work to a wider audience.

This year’s exhibition features: Kandora Acadia, Caitlin Angulo, Luisa Carson, Brennan Cox, Matailong Du, Allison Gong, Heather Hannan, Caroline Hatfield, Elli Hernandez, Mia Navarro, Shelley Picot, Nicholas Seitz, Sarah Tilton, You Wu, and Joy Yi.

The exhibition is planned and realized by a dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers with mentorship from the VisArts gallery staff. “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience- for the first-time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition”, says Main. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light”.

Time

July 21 (Friday) - August 20 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

22jul - 1sepAll DayPhantom LimbCurated by Thomas Marquet

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Phantom Limb

Curated by Thomas Marquet 

Saturday, July 22, 2017 – Saturday, September 1, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22, 2017 7pm-10pm

“I did not say this. I am not here.”—Guild Navigator, David Lynch’s Dune

Genesis Belanger

John Bohl

Gina Dawson

Nicole Dyer

Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE is proud to present, Phantom Limb. —We would like to dedicate this exhibition to the many who have faced extreme hardships over this past year keeping their art spaces open.

In the classic slasher movies to which both the film Scream and its killers refer, the mask of the killer, whether Jason, Michael Myers, Leatherface, constitutes their identity. It is only by assuming their distinctive appearance that the killers become fully themselves. In Scream this relationship is destabilized as the face of the killer, the mask rendered in Gina Dawson’s sculpture, is inhabited by two actors, the appearance of the supernatural achieved only by playing on assumptions of the slasher’s singularity to misdirect both victims and viewers. The mask of the killer is no longer about personhood so much as procedure. Dawson’s work renders this iconic face in transparent form, a net containing both a trapped butterfly and a finger exhorting it and us on the best way out.

In the work of all of these artists, bodies, whether whole or in part, follow their own prerogatives, detached from questions of singular identity. The paintings of John Bohl render an uncanny nature with unnatural precision, in which bodies mutate and coexist with other, seemingly alien forms, as octopi attempt to make use of kitchen chairs and spiders encircle limbs of uncertain provenance. Conversely, Nicole Dyer’s hand is palpable in her handling of paint, just as the figures within her images reach out to make contact with one another.

In Genesis Belanger’s ceramic sculptures, limbs exist in solitude, with no sense of further connection. Whether reincorporated into historical sculptural forms, as in A Sphinx Who Serves, or performing an act of selection, in which the full force of a muscular, well-manicured hand is brought to bear on the selection of a single pill, they are subsumed into their actions, and the crispness and clarity of their construction gives them a sense of sculptural inevitability.

 

Genesis Belanger is a Brooklyn based sculptor. She is currently working in ceramics hand building handsome jokes about the absurdity of the patriarchy in a material that lasts forever. The work engages in a conversation about the present and its relationship to the past, a past that most of us would not have had the privilege to shape. Belanger received her BFA from the school of the art institute of Chicago and her MFA at CUNY Hunter college. She was a recipient of a 2016 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant.
John Bohl was born in 1983 in New York. He graduated with a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005 and currently lives and works in Baltimore. Some notable exhibitions include “Gran Prix” (Nudashank/Greshams Ghost, Baltimore), “Metaspace” (Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore), “Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures” (Guest Spot at The Reinstitute, Baltimore), “Acid Summer”(DCKT, New York)  and  “6 x 6” Transmitter (New York ).

 

Gina Dawson was born in Dallas, TX and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA from the University of North Texas in 2002 and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2005. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Paris and Boston as well as multiple group exhibitions in Texas, Boston, Baltimore, and New York. Dawson has a diverse studio and sculptural practice which mostly involves incredibly laborious processes that often result in objects she is unsatisfied with. Like most artists this leads her to make even more objects.

 

Nicole Dyer, born in 1991, makes work as a way to preserve cherished memories focusing on connecting with others. Armed with an obsession for color, detail, and pattern, her work preserves cherished memories and act as a reminder to experience life outside her studio. Dyer graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 with a BFA in Drawing. She has since show internationally in Ireland, as well as in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. She currently lives in Baltimore, MD.

Time

July 22 (Saturday) - September 1 (Friday)

Location

Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute

1715 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

24jul - 28All DayMICA Grad Show VM.A. in Art Education

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Reception

Friday, July 28, 5–7PM

Location

Sheila & Richard Riggs & Leidy Gallery

Open: Mon–Sat: 10AM–5PM, Sun: 12PM–5PM

  • Alexa Kulinski
  • Belinda Vicars
  • Jordan Coons
  • Jessica Pegorsch
  • Lindsay Holloway
  • Megan Leppla
  • Mary Rooney
  • Sierra Reading

Time

july 24 (Monday) - 28 (Friday)

Location

MICA Sheila & Richard Riggs & Leidy Gallery

131 West North Avenue Baltimore MD 21201

27jul1:00 pm- 3:00 pmOrigami Workshop with Marin McPherson

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Free
Kids 8+ and Parents

Join us on July 27 from 1-3PM for an origami workshop with Marin McPherson as she teach the Japanese art of paper sculpture. For kids 8+, parents too. All supplies will be provided.

For more information about this event or other at Y:Art, please visit www.yartgalleryandfinegifts.com/events.

Time

(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

27jul5:00 pm- 9:00 pm2017 Flicks from the Hill Season

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The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) will present its 13th season of Flicks from the Hill, the museum’s wildly popular summer outdoor film series, on Thursday nights at 9 pm starting July 6 and running through August 24. AVAM will screen a selection of FREE family-friendly films in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater on the eastern slope of Federal Hill. The museum’s buildings and exhibitions are also free and open to the public from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Flicks nights, and a variety of free or low-cost pre-movie programs are scheduled for each night as well.
The 2017 films, inspired by our current thematic exhibition Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food, are as follows:
July 6: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
July 13: Napoleon Dynamite
July 20: The Hundred-Foot Journey
July 27: Big
August 3: Julie and Julia
August 10: The Nutty Professor (1996)
August 17: Moonstruck
August 24: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
All screenings begin at 9 pm and are free. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be screened indoors on the third floor of AVAM’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center.
In addition to free museum admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Flicks Thursdays, AVAM will offer its annual Premiere Party, Fit Before Flicks activities, and Food Truck Party. The following is a lineup of our pre-movie programs:
  • July 6: Premiere Party
Light fare from local restaurants, beer, and music from 6:30-8:30 pm in AVAM’s Sculpture Barn • Tickets $15, $10 AVAM Members @ MissionTix.com starting 5/25
  • July 13: Fit Before Flicks Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles
   6:30 pm • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles, Ends at AVAM • FREE
  • July 20: Fit Before Flicks Yoga with Baltimore YogaWorks
   6:30 pm • AVAM’s JRVC Plaza • FREE
  • July 27: Fit Before Flicks Fun Run with Charm City Run
   6:30 pm • Meet in AVAM’s Whirligig Plaza • FREE
  • August 3: Fit Before Flicks Boot Camp Class with Savoy Fitness
     6:30 pm • Meet in AVAM’s Whirligig Plaza • FREE
  • August 10: Fit Before Flicks Kickboxing with Federal Hill Fitness
         6:30 pm • Meet in AVAM’s Whirligig Plaza • FREE
  • August 17: Fit Before Flicks Pilates with Arielle Gordon
     6:30 pm • AVAM’s JRVC Plaza • FREE
  • August 24: Food Truck Party
                                 5:30-9:00 pm • FREE admission, bring cash or credit for grub
         Fit Before Flicks Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles
         6:30 pm • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles, Ends at AVAM • FREE
Major sponsors for AVAM’s 2017 Flicks from the Hill programming are Charlton and Patrick Hughes, and Whole Foods Market.
About Flicks from the Hill: 
Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great selection of films inspired by
American Visionary Art Museum’s current exhibition, Yummm! The History, Fantasty, and Future of Food. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by artist Adam Kurtzman’s Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of downtown Baltimore City; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE!
AVAM’s Flicks From The Hill series was listed by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the “World’s Best Free Things,” and is consistently a winner in local polls of the best free events in Baltimore.
LOCATION: American Visionary Art Museum: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230 (adjacent to Federal Hill) • 410-244-1900 • avam.org. Movie rain location (inside): AVAM’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd floor.

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

August 3, 2017 5:00 pmAugust 10, 2017 5:00 pmAugust 17, 2017 5:00 pmAugust 24, 2017 5:00 pm

27jul8:00 pm- 9:00 pmYnot Lot Info Session #2Summer/Fall 2017

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Do you have some rad ideas and projects you want to bring to Ynot Lot? Come to this info session to get to know what’s up with Ynot Lot and how we can help your dream-event come true!

Read more about Ynot Lot and find online application at: http://www.stationnorth.org/projects/ynotlot/

Time

(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

The Baltimore Free School

30 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

28jul - 12augAll DaySuzan Rouse: Food and Friends

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Reception: Friday, July 28 | 6 – 8pm | FREE

An exhibition of watercolor monoprints, ceramics, and etchings depicting the artist’s friends and family, all based loosely on the sharing of world cultures through the lens of food. According to the artist “food as a common denominator brings us together, whether in our home, kitchen, or out at a local eatery.  Some of my artwork references my time as a chef and waitress in restaurants and cafes.” Along with her time in the kitchen, Rouse was also a graphic designer who created logos and advertisements for Louie’s Bookstore Café, amongst many other revered institutions. Suzan Rouse is currently a member and resident of Artist’s Housing, Inc.

Time

July 28 (Friday) - August 12 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

28jul - 11augAll DayIn & Out The Window: Promise LandAn exhibition for the Artscape Gallery Network

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An exhibition for the Artscape Gallery Network, In & Out the Window: Promise Land showcases a collaboration between Make Studio artists and Madeline Becker, to whom “the result is a piece that is far more joyful, energetic, and lively than anything I could have imagined. The Make Studio artists’ spirit formed an environment that became ‘Promise Land’.”

On display in our gallery will also be large scuptural works by Becker and a selection of recent Make Studio artists’ work.

The exhibition runs from July 28-August 11. The reception on August 4 coincides with First Fridays in Hampden and is free and open to the public.

About Madeline Becker:
Becker is a freelance videographer, editor, and sculptor living and working in Baltimore City. Originally from Cincinnati, she moved to Baltimore to study painting and video I film at MICA. Her interest in light as a medium and as metaphor drives her video and
sculpture work. http://portfolios.mica.edu/MadelineBecker

Time

July 28 (Friday) - August 11 (Friday)

Location

Make Studio

Schwing Art Center, 3326 Keswick Road Front, Baltimore MD 21211

28jul5:00 pm- 7:00 pmUrban MonopolyClosing Reception

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Gallery 102 is proud to present “Urban Monopoly,” a solo exhibition of painter Regina Miele’s recent work as part of the 2017 Summer Solo Series. Consisting of paintings on canvas, “Urban Monopoly” explores the spatial, physical, and architectural effects of DC’s real estate and development (i.e. gentrification) boom over the last decade.

Miele captures DC’s often unseen and overlooked urban landscape, one that is void of neoclassical architecture, marble, greek statues, and perfectly manicured lawns. She reveals a rich urban tapestry that is under constant threat from corporate greed, profit-driven developers, and persistent housing discrimination. As the re-development of DC quickens, the spaces and places that once stored the memories of a colorful past are disappearing, while entire communities and their history are being erased.

Join Regina and Gallery 102 for a panel discussion on Wednesday July 12from 5:30-7:00 pm. Entitled “Urban Monopoly: DC Arts & Mass Gentrification,” panelists include:

John Figura, Artist & Professor, CUA
Tsedaye Makonnen, Artist
Jordan Martin, Programs Assistant, WPA & founding editor, DIRT DMV
Regina Miele, Artist
Terence Nicholson, Associate Creative Director, Honfleur Gallery.

The panel will take place at the GW & Textile Museum (701 22nd Street, NW) One block east of Gallery 102. The panel is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP for the panel here.

Additionally, join Regina and Gallery 102 for the closing reception of “Urban Monopoly” on Friday July 28 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP for the closing reception here.

Regina Miele, a classically trained painter with a highly disciplined ethic for realizing representational scenes, explores the fundamental tenets of order and place. Working closely within cityscapes, she draws out beauty in the often overlooked. Alleys, rooftops, and glimpses into places of sublime desolation, form an intricate urban tapestry. Her work takes notice of modern structure and the often overwhelming feeling that accompanies a dense urban surrounding. For the past decade, Miele’s principle subject has been the physicality of an ever-changing and gentrifying District of Columbia, the blighted and transitional areas where artists often find themselves living and working.

Regina attended the Catholic University of America and, in her Junior year, studied abroad at the Scuolo Lorenzo Di Medici in Florence, Italy. Miele has exhibited both nationally and internationally at such venues as: The Florence Biennale, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Newington Cropsey Museum, Second Street Gallery, Baltimore’s Artscape as well as Caelum, Agora and Broadway in New York. Her work is included in public and private collections in Jerusalem, Miami, New York, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC. She currently resides and maintains a studio in Washington, DC.

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

28jul5:00 pm- 7:00 pmMICA Grad Show | M.A. in Art EducationReception

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Reception

Friday, July 28, 5–7PM

Location

Sheila & Richard Riggs & Leidy Gallery

Open: Mon–Sat: 10AM–5PM, Sun: 12PM–5PM

  • Alexa Kulinski
  • Belinda Vicars
  • Jordan Coons
  • Jessica Pegorsch
  • Lindsay Holloway
  • Megan Leppla
  • Mary Rooney
  • Sierra Reading

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

MICA Sheila & Richard Riggs & Leidy Gallery

131 West North Avenue Baltimore MD 21201

28jul6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSuzan Rouse: Food and FriendsReception

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Reception: Friday, July 28 | 6 – 8pm | FREE

An exhibition of watercolor monoprints, ceramics, and etchings depicting the artist’s friends and family, all based loosely on the sharing of world cultures through the lens of food. According to the artist “food as a common denominator brings us together, whether in our home, kitchen, or out at a local eatery.  Some of my artwork references my time as a chef and waitress in restaurants and cafes.” Along with her time in the kitchen, Rouse was also a graphic designer who created logos and advertisements for Louie’s Bookstore Café, amongst many other revered institutions. Suzan Rouse is currently a member and resident of Artist’s Housing, Inc.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

28jul6:00 pm- 9:22 pmArt @ Work Community Celebration

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WHO/WHAT:

Art @ Work 2017, the summer mural artist apprenticeship program culminates with two community celebrations in the Reservoir Hill and Waverly neighborhoods. The free celebrations feature live music, food and youth-led guided trolley tours of the completed murals. The celebrations take place simultaneously at the locations below.

 

WHEN:

Friday, July 28, 2017, 6-9pm

 

WHERE:

 

Waverly Location:

Green Space at the corner of Montpelier Street & Old York Road

3103 Tinges Ln, Baltimore, MD 21218

 

Reservoir Hill Location:

German Park, Reservoir Hill

2411 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

 

WHY:

Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with Jubilee Arts and 901 Arts, Art @ Work expanded into two new neighborhoods for 2017: Reservoir Hill and Waverly. For five weeks, approximately 80 young people between the ages of 14-21 enrolled in Baltimore City’s YouthWorks program are hired to work alongside professional artists to create highly visible murals throughout the neighborhoods. In addition to creating the murals, Art @ Work participants attend professional development and skill-building workshops led by various local organizations. The goal of Art @ Work is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community. Since its launch in 2015, Art @ Work has produced 19 indoor and outdoor public art projects in the Sandtown and Upton communities, employing more than 150 Baltimore City youth.

 

Art @ Work is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Jubilee Arts and 901 Arts and made possible through a partnership with YouthWorks. Support for Art @ Work is provided by The Abell Foundation, France-Merrick Foundation, Morton K & Jane Blaustein Foundation, Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development, Baltimore Development Corporation, Central Baltimore Partnership’s HCPI Spruce Up Grants, made possible by The Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City Department of Planning’s INSPIRE Program, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Healthy Neighborhoods, Baltimore City Department of General Services, St. John’s Episcopal Church, University of Baltimore, Barty and Clai Carr, Lowe’s, Laurlene Straughn Pratt Foundation and Beth Am Synagogue. Community partners include Better Waverly Community Organization, Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, Waverly Improvement Association and Waverly Main Streets.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:22 pm

Location

Waverly + Reservoir Hill Locations

28jul6:30 pmTwo Lane StoriesArtist Talk

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Two Lane Stories

Gallery CA 440 E Oliver St

Baltimore, Maryland

About the show and curator:

Charles Mason III is a visual artist who uses photography, mixed media, installation, and painting to discuss social, racial, political, historical, and identity issues. He creates art in order to stimulate self-evaluation, community conscious, and social change. Charles is continually motivated by the means in which art can break boundaries and speak to the masses. In curating the exhibition Two Lane Stories, Charles looks to continue to break these boundaries and create conversation through the selected works and featured interviews, documenting the obstacles, issues, and expectations each “Black Man Artist” in the exhibition faces through their work and art making practice. Two Lane Stories allows an inside look at 6 artists based in the state of Maryland, ranging from emerging to established, and to show how they navigate the space of being black, a man, and an artist.

Featuring the work of:

E.L. Briscoe
Ken Royster
Ernest Shaw Jr.
Jeffrey Kent
Stephen Towns
M. Anthony

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm

Location

Gallery CA

440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore MD 21201

29jul - 6augAll DayFluid Movement Presents: Sharkespeare

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This summer, Shakespeare meets synchronized swimming in Fluid Movement’s annual water ballet “SHARKESPEARE.” July 29-30 at Druid Hill Park pool and August 4-6, at Patterson Park pool.

Sharkespeare and his trusty assistant Shakesbear will herd their unruly crew of actors, swimmers, and ne’er-do- wells on- and off-stage at the Globe Theater Water Park and Renaissance Festival while trying to do justice to the great Bard’s work.

Show dates and times:

Druid Hill Park Pool
800 Wyman Park Dr Baltimore, MD 21211
Saturday, July 29 at 5pm and 7pm
Sunday, July 30 at 5 pm and 7 pm

Patterson Park Pool
148 S. Linwood Ave Baltimore, MD 21224
Friday, August 4 at 9 pm [night show with lights]
Saturday, August 5 at 7 pm and 9 pm [night show with lights]
Sunday, August 6 at 5pm and 7 pm

Tickets are $10 for all shows except July 30 5 pm [special $5 show] available on MissionTix.

Consider sponsoring a scene to receive a poster,  reserved seats, a sponsor shout out before the shows, advertising space in the program and more! Sign up at Eventbrite

Time

July 29 (Saturday) - August 6 (Sunday)

Location

Druid Hill Park Pool + Patterson Park Pool