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.  

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4apr - 19augAll DayMary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts

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In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies, the BMA presents an exhibition of works by MacArthur Award-winner Mary Reid Kelley and her collaborator and husband Patrick Kelley. The exhibition includes two films featuring their signature black-and-white sets and costumes. This is Offal (2016) is inspired by Thomas Hood’s 1844 poem, The Bridge of Sighs, in which the narrator, a forensic pathologist, laments the suicide of a young woman whose body is pulled from the Thames. The Kelleys’ new film, In the Body of the Sturgeon, brings a feminist perspective to an exploration of life on a submarine stationed in the Pacific at the end of World War II, with the USS Torsk docked in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor inspiring the mise-en-scène. The exhibition also includes six light boxes featuring characters from both films and elements from the Kelleys’ sculptural sets.

This exhibition is curated by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman in collaboration with the JHU Center for Advanced Media Studies.

Time

April 4 (Wednesday) - August 19 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

30may - 31octAll DayAnn Veronica Janssens: Fog Star

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Ann Veronica Janssens. NY Star. 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Bortolami, New York

Ann Veronica Janssens’s installation transforms the interior of the Spring House on the Museum’s west lawn, drawing visitors into the neoclassical building with a hazy glow of brilliantly hued light.

Once inside, an artificial haze obscures navigational reference points. On the far wall, beams of light form a seven-pointed star, which morphs between palpable geometry and amorphous atmosphere as visitors move about the space.

Haze is a substance of abiding fascination for Janssens. Her Fog Star series explores the capacity of haze to give sculptural form to light. Focused on fleeting and intimate experiences of the world, the artist draws viewers’ attention to our own processes of perception within a surrounding environment.

Janssens (b. 1956, England) lives and works in Brussels. For more than three decades, she has used light, haze, saturated color, and reflective surfaces to compose environments that dazzle and disorient viewers into experiences of active perceptual engagement. Janssens’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions across Europe. Together with the artist Michel François, she represented Belgium at the 1999 Venice Biennale. Her first solo presentation at a museum in the United States took place in 2016 at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

This exhibition is curated by Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Cecilia Wichmann.

Time

May 30 (Wednesday) - October 31 (Wednesday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

13jun - 22octAll Day1939: Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA

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In 1939, the BMA presented one of the first major exhibitions in the U.S. to feature African American artists. Contemporary Negro Art, served “as a declaration of principles as to what art should be in a democracy and as a gauge of how far in this particular province we have gone and may need to go…,” wrote renowned African American philosopher and art critic Alain Locke in the exhibition brochure. Nearly 80 years later, the BMA pays tribute to this landmark exhibition with 14 prints and drawings by African American artists who were included in the 1939 show.

Installation view, Contemporary Negro Art exhibition, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939. Photograph Collection, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, The Baltimore Museum of Art. AN6.40

Time

June 13 (Wednesday) - October 22 (Monday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

21jun - 18augAll DaySummer '18

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Grace Hartigan, Pompeian Still Life, 1998

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21 6-8pm

Join us at C. Grimaldis Gallery for the opening of our 41st annual summer exhibition to preview our upcoming exhibitions and revisit the past season.

This survey exhibition features some of the gallery’s most widely visible artists of international acclaim, such as the canonical British sculptor Anthony Caro (1924-2003), Abstract Expressionist painter Grace Hartigan (1922-2008), and Korean light artist Chul Hyun Ahn.

Celebrating a history of representing influential local artists, Summer ’18brings together a majority Baltimore- and Maryland-based program and includes several generations of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) leadership: former president Eugene Leake (1911-2005), professor Raoul Middleman and Hoffberger Director Joan Waltemath.

The exhibition will debut photographs from 2018 Guggenheim Fellow Rania Matar’s ongoing series, SHE, new sculpture by Colin Van Winkle and recent paintings by 2017 Rome Prize recipient Beverly McIver.

C. Grimaldis Gallery is proud to participate in the 2018 Artscape Gallery Network, celebrating the work of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize applicants and artists working throughout the region.

Featuring:

Chul Hyun Ahn
Anthony Caro
Henry Coe
Grace Hartigan
Jae Ko
Eugene Leake
Ben Marcin
Rania Matar
Beverly McIver
Raoul Middleman
Giorgos Rigas
John Ruppert
Nora Sturges
Colin Van Winkle
Joan Waltemath

C. Grimaldis Gallery will be closed from August 24 through September 3.

Time

June 21 (Thursday) - August 18 (Saturday)

Location

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

28jun - 19augAll Day"Richard Anderson - just a boy taking pictures"

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“Richard Anderson – just a boy taking pictures”

 

Off Track Art is honored to present the work of Richard Anderson, the accomplished Baltimore-based photographer and filmmaker whose photo work has been published in a wide variety of books, magazines, corporate and institutional publications, advertisements, and websites.

 

Richard says that his “…still photography is a way to show someone else something that I found visually delightful and/or emotional. This is true both of what I would call “personal” work and what I would call “commercial” work. I always felt that commercial projects were more or less an opportunity for me to be somewhere unique and possibly even inaccessible to the average person…”

 

His work will be on exhibit from June 28th through August 19th.  Check offtrackart.com   for gallery hours.  Please join us in welcoming Richard at our opening at 11 Liberty St., Suite 7, Westminster, MD on Saturday, July 7 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Time

June 28 (Thursday) - August 19 (Sunday)

Location

Off Track Art

11 Liberty Street, Westminster MD 21157

28jun - 16sepAll DayHeavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018, which highlights contemporary women artists working with a variety of metals and techniques to create artworks such as wall-size installations, exquisite jewelry and reinventions of familiar objects. On view June 28–Sept. 16, 2018, the exhibition features 20 artists and more than 50 works of art made from silver, copper, bronze, pewter, aluminum and more.

Inspired by NMWA’s collection of silverwork crafted by British and Irish women in the 18th and 19th centuries, Heavy Metal seeks to further disrupt the predominantly masculine narrative that surrounds metalworking despite women’s consistent presence in the field for centuries. This narrative is rooted, in part, in the gendered discourse surrounding the traditional distinctions between fine art, design, craft and decorative art. While large-scale bronze and steel sculptures made by men are hailed as “fine” art, subtle and more delicate works in metal, towards which women have been historically encouraged, are often dismissed as craft or “decorative” art.

“The idea that metalworking is too physically demanding for women to do is pervasive in historical as well as contemporary discourse,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “The contemporary artists selected for the 2018 installment of Women to Watch—and NMWA’s own collection of 18th and 19th-century silver by women—contradict this archaic notion.”

Heavy Metal is the fifth installment in NMWA’s dynamic Women to Watch exhibition series, which is presented every two to three years. The series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which the museum has outreach committees. Twenty participating committees worked with curators in their respective regions to create shortlists of artists working with metal. From these lists, NMWA curators selected the artists whose work is on view in Heavy Metal.

“Like modern-day alchemists, artists working in metal transform their materials into valuable and unique objects,” said NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor. “Heavy Metal demonstrates that contemporary women artists carry on a vibrant legacy in metalwork.”

From the sleek Minimalist aluminum forms of Rana Begum to the rough-hewn quality of Alejandra Prieto’s iron pyrite sculptures, the featured artists delight in the physical properties of their chosen medium. Some artists revel in the manipulation and fabrication of the material, while others source their medium from existing, often discarded objects. Alice Hope arranges used aluminum can tabs and ball chains to create mesmerizing, large-scale installations. Paula Castillo also uses readily available materials, particularly industrial by-products. She fashions these pieces into sculptures by first modeling the forms using computer software and then welding individual components together. Carolina Sardi and Kelsey Wishik both manipulate steel to create their vastly different forms.

The durability of metal attracts artists who seek to encapsulate memory, either collective or personal. Leila Khoury creates industrial-looking works that serve as indelible monuments to places threatened or destroyed by war in Syria. The wearable art of Kerianne Quick is likewise inspired by the effects of war, particularly the objects carried by those who are forced to flee.

From the macrocosm of the universe to the microcosm of the molecular makeup of metal, the natural world provides fertile ground for inspiration. Blanca Muñoz explores phenomena of space and light through undulating forms, while Serena Porratiexperiments with the properties of different metals and ponders the endless cycle of mining, smelting, use and re-use of the material. Charlotte Charbonnel finds beauty in the visualization of magnetic fields using ferrite filings, and Beverly Penn memorializes the transience of nature with botanically inspired forms.

Jewelers represented in Heavy Metal push the boundaries of the category with works ranging from darkly fanciful pieces by Lola Brooks to the oceanic forms of Cheryl Eve Acosta. Petronella Eriksson also finds inspiration in nature, particularly the forests of her native Sweden. Susie Ganch uses her training as a jeweler to create large sculptures that retain the delicacy of ornamentation.

Some artists play with the masculine associations of metalwork to engage with ideas about traditional feminine roles. Holly Laws takes discarded wooden ironing boards and tops them with copper and bronze elements that transform these instruments of drudgery into something altogether more threatening and sinister. Venetia Dale works in pewter to evoke the colonial market for that material, particularly in the Boston area, and to examine the gendered market for household goods. Katherine Vetne also explores this market by using objects such as the crystal pitchers common to wedding registries, which she melts down and coats with silver nitrate. Through her wearable sculptures, Carolina Rieckhof Brommer considers the paradox of home as both haven and prison for women.

Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018 is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and generously sponsored by the participating committees in Arkansas, Northern California, Southern California, Chile, Florida, France, Georgia, Italy, the Greater Kansas City Area, Massachusetts, the Mid-Atlantic Region, Mississippi, New Mexico, the Greater New York Area, Ohio, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Texas, and the United Kingdom. Additional support is provided by the Clara M. Lovett Emerging Artists Fund, the Sue J. Henry and Carter G. Phillips Exhibition Fund, the NMWA Advisory Board, San Francisco Advocacy for NMWA, and Nellie Partow.

Time

June 28 (Thursday) - September 16 (Sunday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

29jun - 23sepAll DayKirsty Little: Refuse?REFUSE

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June 29 – September 23, 2018

355 Pod

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 13, 7 – 9 PM

 

Do you know how many zeros there are in a Trillion? – I didn’t.

While I was investigating plastic pollution in our oceans, I kept coming up against these huge numbers that I couldn’t  really comprehend. I looked it up – 12 zeros – that’s huge  and equates to mountains of toxic poison pills floating in our seas.

The plastic pollution situation has grown out of control – the sea now hides trillions of micro plastics virtually unseen to the human eye, but it’s being eaten by plankton and working its way up the seafood chain to our plates. We have barely reduced any of our plastic footprint since production began 50 years ago — all we’ve done is merely pushed plastic trash into to our seas and landfill.

In creating Refuse/REFUSE, I  want to create consciousness; I want people to think about how many plastic items they use once and then discard. I want to create awareness of ways in which they may reduce it. I want to make people sensitive to how, as a society, we are unthinkingly careless with plastic and we are already paying a price.

I created the number one trillion 1,000,000,000 using straws and fish. I made this installation because I wanted viewers to see the play between balance of ugly/beautiful. Will the tensions of pretty to squeamish haunt people enough to rethink their world?

I am presently making this project, in a different form, involving kids in Chevy Chase Elementary school, to further educate our children for their futures.

Time

June 29 (Friday) - September 23 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

30jun - 1sepAll DayGive and Take | Linda DePalma and Paul Daniel

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June 30th – September 1st, 2018

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 30th, 5-8pm

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June 30 (Saturday) - September 1 (Saturday)

Location

Fleckenstein Gallery

3316 Keswick Road, Baltimore MD 21211

6jul - 18augAll DayOmnibus Filing 2.0: Empathy Mirror

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Image Credit: Dr. Brian A. Korgel – incessive permutations 9!

School 33 Art Center presents “Omnibus Filing 2.0: Empathy Mirror,” a cross-disciplinary exhibition showcasing works by a collective of artists, scientists, and researchers. The exhibition features projects from Daniel Bozhkov, Steven Brower, Patrick Killoran, Dr. Brian A. Korgel, Julie Ann Nagle and James Sham. Visitors are welcome to view this exhibition in all three galleries at School 33 Art Center from Friday, July 6, 2018 through Saturday, August 18, 2018. On Friday, July 6, 2018, School 33 hosts a free opening reception from 6pm to 9pm. School 33 Art Center is located at 1427 Light Street and the galleries are open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

In Omnibus Filing 2.0: Empathy Mirror,” each project is an intersection of research and art—exploring themes of empathy through multiple lenses such as interspecies architecture and artificial intelligence. From “cuddleable” research papers to a live performance debut by renowned chemical engineer Dr. Brian A. Korgel, many of the works employ interactivity or performativity. This multi-media exhibition presents art as an alternative model for scientific research, and empathy as a means of inquiry.

It is the result of countless intellectual jam sessions between minds that do not typically have the opportunity for radical collaboration, both intentional and accidental.

School 33 Art Center is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. For more information on exhibits at School 33 Art Center, call 443-263-4350, visit www.school33.org or follow School 33 on Facebook or Instagram.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for contemporary visual 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.

Time

July 6 (Friday) - August 18 (Saturday)

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

9jul - 8sepAll DayTRUTH(s): Real – Imagined or FAKE!

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This is an exhibition that gives the artist and the community the opportunity to examine and reflect on the question of TRUTH(s) – what constitutes a truth in the contested times in which we all live? The second decade of the 21st century in America and the World continue to witness a marathon of troubling events that test the limits of our faith and hope in humanity. Information is channeled a through so many varied sources one does not know what to expect or how to deal with the erratic events that have become global. This is a rich mind field for the artist – in all media – to draw attention to the role that “TRUTH(s) – Real, Imagined or FAKE” play out in our daily lives.

The Motor House Gallery is open to the public in conjunction with Showroom Bar hours.

Featuring Artists:
Joyce J. Scott
Jeffrey Kent
Kim Loper
SHAN Wallace
Ernest Shaw
Megan Lewis
Brandi Lewis
Ada Pinkston
Amy Sherald
Jazzy Studios
Cara Ober
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

Time

July 9 (Monday) - September 8 (Saturday)

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

11jul - 25augAll DayYoung Blood

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Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: July 11 – August 25, 2018

Maryland Art Place presents its 11th annual Young Blood exhibition, showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.  Featuring:

Caroline Hatfield
 MFA Interdisciplinary Studio Art (Towson)
Mitchell Noah
MFA Intermedia and Digital Art (UMBC)
Mollye Bendell
MFA Intermedia and Digital Art (UMBC)
Madeline Stratton
MFA Mount Royal School of Art (MICA)
Ryan Lytle
MFA Rinehart School of Sculpture (MICA)
Sara Kaltwasser
MFA Community Arts (MICA)
To date, Young Blood has provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for 85 transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis exhibitions. This exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging from painting,  sculpture, installation, photography, and virtual reality.

Time

July 11 (Wednesday) - August 25 (Saturday)

Location

Maryland Art Place

218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201

11jul - 19augAll DayNextGen 5.0

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July 11 – August 19, 2018

Kaplan Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 13, 7 – 9 PM

 

VisArts presents NextGen 5.0 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.

The exhibition is planned and realized by a dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers with mentorship from the VisArts gallery staff. “Each year this exhibition reveals extraordinary, fresh, young creatives,“ says Susan Main, Gallery Director and Curator at VisArts. “A committed team of VisArts interns work together to make this exhibition happen. They are focused on bringing deserving artists and their work into the light of the community and learning how to shape an exciting exhibition. I am always inspired by sophistication and professionalism of all who are involved.”

 

This year’s NextGen 5.0 artists will be selected by the following jurors:

  • Shannon Collis- Interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor of Digital Media/Printmaking at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • Melissa Webb- Artist/Exhibitions Director and Curator at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tony Shore- Artist and Chair of the Painting Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art

Time

July 11 (Wednesday) - August 19 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

16jul - 17decAll DayBut first they must catch you | Ryan Lytle

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But first they must catch you, Ryan Lytle

But First They Must Catch You is a series of needle-felted, wool drawings on industrial felt. Lytle explores line weight, quality, and overlapping. The scale of the felt sheets allows the figures to be larger than life. The title of the series comes from Richard Adam’s novel Watership Down. In the beginning of the book, the narrator describes how rabbits have innumerable predators but will be equipped with the reflexes and abilities to combat them. Lytle’s wool drawings highlight the rabbit’s agility, reminding us that even the most vulnerable people will survive through tenacity, community, and instinct.

Exhibition: July 16–December 17, 2018
Reception: October 5, 2018, 5–6:30 PM
School of Design Gallery, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD

Workshop: October 5, 2018, 2:30–4:30 PM
Manning Academic Center S275, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD

School of Design Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday 11 AM–7 PM
Saturday 11 AM–4 PM

School of Design Address
11100 Ted Herget Way (formerly Gundry Lane)
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Manning Academic Center Address
11200 Ted Herget Way (formerly Gundry Lane)
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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July 16 (Monday) - December 17 (Monday)

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Stevenson University School of Design

11200 Gundry Ln, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

18jul - 22augAll DayVox Lacunae

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The Stamp Gallery presents Vox Lacunae, an exhibition that investigates the boundaries between written language and visual art, and the boundaries between peoples in a globalized era. Vox Lacunae is the second exhibition at the Stamp Gallery this summer, and is curated by gallery manager Grace DeWitt, recent graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park. The exhibition is on view July 18 through August 22, 2018. An opening reception, free to the public, will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 5–7 pm. 
Vox Lacunae calls attention to the gaps that exist both among and within languages, and then asks: when are these gaps beautiful, spaces that should be left unfilled? When are they harmful, spaces that need filling? When do we use language to bring people together, and when do we use language to isolate them? Where do we separate language and visual art? Where do we unite them? And, ultimately, to what extent does emotion, artistic intent, and voice, transcend language?
The exhibition presents work in a variety of media––including print, sculpture, installation, photography, painting, and video––by Sobia Ahmad, Sera Boeno, Marta Gutierrez, Nilou Kazemzadeh, Jason Kuo, Kim Llerena, and Yuli Wang. A pop-up library, created collaboratively with exhibiting artists and the Art Library at UMCP, will be available in the exhibition for visitors to investigate related concepts further.
An incubator for emerging artists and curators, the Stamp Gallery regularly presents exhibitions curated by undergraduates. Recent student-curated projects include capital lives curated by Katherine Mullineux (UMCP ’18), and I’m Fine, curated by Sarah Schurman (UMCP ’18) and Tasiana Paolisso (UMCP ’18).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sobia Ahmad is an interdisciplinary artist exploring themes of identity and belonging through concepts of dichotomy and duality as an immigrant Muslim female. Ahmad uses intimate imagery from her own life to examine collective relationships between history, contemporary cultures, and personal narrative, particularly within the contexts of colonialism, immigration, politics, and religion. Born and raised in Pakistan, Ahmad moved to the United States at the age of fourteen. She graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art and completed the Honors Art Program at UMCP in 2016. Her work has been included in the Sadat Art for Peace permanent collection and has been displayed in the Washington D.C. metro area, the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, and elsewhere including Chicago, Seattle, Denver, and London. Ahmad was awarded an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center for Fall 2018. sobiaahmad.com
Sera Boeno is a sculptor and installation artist from Istanbul, Turkey. Her praxis is research-based and heavily influenced by the socio-politics of her motherland. Narratives of and around women in historically silenced topics––politics, sex, religion, trauma––are central to her work. Concrete, metal, wood, and found objects make the foundations of her practice. Boeno holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College with degrees in Neuroscience and Studio Art, and an M.F.A from Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art with focuses in curatorial practice, critical studies and art education. She is the recipient of several awards and grants including the Baltimore Jewelry Center Fellowship, Leslie King Hammond Award, and Amalie Rothschild ’34 for her work. Boeno has worked in various creative projects between Turkey, Japan and the United States, and is currently based in Baltimore, MD. seraboeno.com
Marta Gutierrez was born in Medellín, Colombia. An architect by training, Marta arrived in Boston in 1985 where she enrolled at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Two years later, she transferred to The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. where she completed her B.F.A degree. Gutierrez’s work is always informed by her constant search for abstraction and techniques which reflect her varied professional background. Her drawings, paintings and sculptures invite viewers to have an alternative look at everyday life with humor. Gutierrez often transforms ordinary nothingness into the imaginative and colorful. She has exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Spain and Colombia, and is now based in Washington D.C. martaluz.com
Nilou Kazemzadeh is a Maryland-based artist. She was born and raised in Maryland to Iranian parents. Kazemzadeh grew up in a home filled with Persian, which would later influence her style. She attended UMCP where she completed her B.A. in Studio Art. Kazemzadeh’s work is inspired by her Iranian heritage. She explores concepts related to identity, navigation, one’s perception of self, and how everyday encounters shape one’s thoughts on the greater world. The drive behind her work is her longing to connect more deeply to her Iranian culture and how that fits into her rooted American lifestyle. niloukazemzadeh.com
Jason Kuo is a Professor of Art History and Archaeology and member of the Center for East Asian Studies and the Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has taught at the National Taiwan University, Williams College, and Yale University. He was a Fellow at the Freer Gallery, a Stoddard Fellow at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has received grants from the J.D. Rockefeller III Fund, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Henry Luce Foundation. Kuo has been author or editor of numerous texts, and has curated exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His writings have appeared in Art Journal, China Review International, and the Journal of Asian and African Studies among many other publications. He currently serves on the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and the Editorial Board for the book series Philosophy of Film, published by Brill. arthistory.umd.edu/jasonkuo
Kim Llerena is a photographic artist currently based in Washington, D.C. She holds an M.F.A in Photographic & Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a B.A. in Journalism from New York University. She exhibits nationally in addition to serving as full-time faculty at American University. She was a 2016 semifinalist in The Print Center’s 90th Annual International Competition in Philadelphia, a 2014 finalist for the Trawick Prize in Bethesda, and a 2013 semifinalist for the Sondheim Artscape Prize in Baltimore. Her work often investigates our constructed relationships to place and our methods of communicating within and about our physical surroundings. She is also particularly interested in the various dualities that characterize the photographic medium, including memory and aspiration, translation and description, art and snapshot. kimllerena.com
Yuli Wang is a lecturer in the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UMCP, and has taught both art and Chinese language since 1999. In 2000, Wang was the Tutor in Chinese to the High Commissioner at the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office in Washington, DC. In 2014, Wang’s course proposal was selected and implemented as part of UMCP’s Cultural Competence Course Development Project. Wang is the author of numerous publications and conference presentations, covering topics such as traditional Chinese art and calligraphy and methods for instructing Chinese art. Wang earned her M.A. from the Department of History of Fine Arts at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and her B.A. from the Department of Design at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. sllc.umd.edu/ywang26
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Grace DeWitt is a Maryland-based multidisciplinary artist integrating installation, video, printmaking, photography, and theory. DeWitt graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Animal Science at UMCP this past spring. While at UMCP, DeWitt was a docent, social media coordinator, and most recently, manager, for the Stamp Gallery. She is an alumna of UMCP’s Honors Art Program and Honors Humanities Living & Learning Program. She has been curatorial assistant for the 2017 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semifinalist Exhibition with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, program intern for Maryland Art Place, and is fortunate to have co-curated several exhibitions in College Park, MD. Vox Lacunae is her solo curatorial debut.
ABOUT THE STAMP GALLERY
Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Stamp Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.
 
FREE and open to the public. Summer hours: Mondays–Fridays: 11 am–4 pm;
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed. More information: thestamp.umd.edu/gallery

Time

July 18 (Wednesday) - August 22 (Wednesday)

Location

Stamp Gallery

1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742

20jul - 25novAll DayBound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career, on view July 20–Nov. 25, 2018. Curator Emerita Krystyna Wasserman assembled NMWA’s collection of more than 1,000 artists’ books over a 30-year period. This focus exhibition celebrates her vision and features 20 notable artists’ books from the museum’s expansive collection.

“This presentation offers a glimpse into Krystyna Wasserman’s curatorial process, focusing on the friendships she has built with artists through the years based on their shared passion for the book art genre,” said Chief Curator Kathryn Wat. “Through her expert work, NMWA has become a world-renowned repository for this dynamic and highly expressive art form.”

Although Wasserman procured exquisite texts made through the time-honored processes of printing and binding, Bound to Amaze centers on her discovery of books that incorporate inventive techniques such as piercing, pleating, curling and tying. A number of featured works are dramatically sculptural in form, made from materials including linen, wood and semi-precious stone. Accordion book structures, such as Dido and Aeneas(1989) by Claire Van Vliet (b. 1933), unfold to reveal all of their drama simultaneously. Green Salad (2001) by Katherine Glover (b. 1947) comprises a wooden salad bowl filled with green leaves of paper and a poem about the artist’s son nestled inside the leaves.

“I have always been very concerned with the visual appeal of the books because I wanted to exhibit them, and so I looked for originality and diversity of structures and materials,” said Wasserman. “I have tried to find works that convey an artist’s idea through a book’s structure.”

With subjects ranging from Shakespeare’s Desdemona to the pleasures of eating, the books also reveal Wasserman’s love of drama and whimsy. “Book artists often embrace several muses simultaneously, and their books demonstrate these relationships,” said Wasserman. Desdemona in Her Own Words (2014) by Emily Martin (b. 1953) is a creative collaboration with William Shakespeare. Martin excerpted all of the words spoken by Desdemona in the play Othello and substituted them with the lines she believes Desdemona should have said. Elisabetta Gut’s L’Uccello di fuoco (Da Stravinsky) (The Firebird (From Stravinsky)) (1985) is her visual response to Igor Stravinsky’s music for the ballet The Firebird. Her wordless collage—a colorful dance of flying paper cut-outs—evokes the atmosphere of the Russian folk tale that inspired the ballet.

Recently retired from the museum, Wasserman first served as director of NMWA’s library and then as curator of book arts. Bound to Amaze includes many visitor favorites along with new acquisitions being exhibited for the first time.

Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career, presented in the Teresa Lozano Long Gallery of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is organized by the museum and made possible by Mrs. Marjorie B. Rachlin. Additional support is provided by Julie and Jon Garcia.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the world’s only major museum solely dedicated to celebrating the creative contributions of women. The museum champions women through the arts by collecting, exhibiting, researching and creating programs that advocate for equity and shine a light on excellence. NMWA highlights remarkable women artists of the past while also promoting the best women artists working today. The museum’s collection includes over 5,000 works by more than 1,000 women artists from the 16th century to the present, including Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, Alma Thomas, Lee Krasner, Louise Bourgeois, Chakaia Booker and Nan Goldin.

Time

July 20 (Friday) - November 25 (Sunday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

21jul - 25augAll DayJON MALIS: TRANSCOLORATIONS | Abstract Representations of How Computers Interpret Color

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Exhibition on View:

JULY 21 – AUGUST 25, 2018 | KAY GALLERY  

MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION | SATURDAY, JULY 21 3:00 – 5:00 PM | FREE
Join us for a reception to meet artist Jon Malis who will deliver brief remarks at 3:30 pm 

ARTIST TALK & GALLERY TOUR | SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 1:00 PM | FREE
Join artist Jon Malis in the gallery for a talk and tour of his solo exhibition

Investigating the technologies that dictate how color is recorded, interpreted and output within the digital domain, Jon Malis creates a physical definition of digital photography in abstract sculptures using computer-controlled production methods. The works presented in his solo exhibition, Transcolorations, translate the physicality of an ephemeral dataset into “tangible color” using 3D printing and other digital technologies to physically reproduce the shapes of how color is encoded. Concerned with how colors are stored and displayed, Malis equally considers the source of the raw data as well as how presentation and viewing perspectives can alter our relationship with data. He holds an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University and a BA in Studio Art from George Washington University. A prior semifinalist for both the Sondheim and Trawick Prizes, he is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD and maintains his studio practice in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

JON MALIS  |  www.jonmalis.com

Jon Malis is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is based in the representation and display of visual content. Initially trained as an analog-turned-digital photojournalist, his work focuses on how various methods of presentation and production can alter the viewer’s perception, interpretation, and experience of imagery. His current works seek to provide a physical definition of digital photography, creating sculptural forms based upon how color is represented in digital imagery.

Malis has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the National Photography Award from the von Lebig Art Center (Naples, FL), DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Artist Fellowship grant, semi-final nominations for both the Janet & Walter Sondheim and the Trawick prizes and a Panavision New Filmmaker’s Grant. His work has been exhibited extensively in the Washington, DC region, nationally, and internationally; reviewed in the Washington Post and Naples Daily News; and featured on Maryland Public TV and PBS. Recently, he has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles, CA) and the Slade School of Art in London.

Malis received a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media from American University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from The George Washington University in 2007.Currently, he holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and maintains his studio practice in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.

To learn more, please visit the artist’s website:
www.jonmalis.com

Time

July 21 (Saturday) - August 25 (Saturday)

Location

BlackRock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD

23jul - 25novAll DayNicole Dyer: It’s Kind of Pretty...

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Stevenson University is pleased to present It’s Kind of Pretty…, an exhibition of recent paintings by Baltimore-based artist Nicole Dyer. Dyer’s current work examines the connections between food, social media, and human interaction.

Dyer’s use of materials expands traditional painting to include applications of paper, glitter, and plastic “gems.” She employs a textural use of materials and often includes text, creating dense environments that exclude or
downplay human form. Even without figuration, Dyer’s works read as portraits of human experience, emotion, and memory.

This series examines the human need for the presence of others and the contradictions of our daily lives. Dyer’s paintings capture everyday objects and activities, imbuing them with nostalgia’s sense of significance, but keeping them grounded in their mundane nature. Fleeting experiences can be over in an instant and preserved forever on social media. Emotions can be transferred from a crush to the memory of their cluttered living space. Food can bring us together or create an obsessive pursuit for physical perfection. By foregrounding the evidence of our lived experience, Dyer illustrates the interrelation of our socialization and our social media.

Nicole Dyer (b. 1991) is an artist based in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 with a BFA in Drawing. Dyer has shown in several two person and group shows including Wide Eyed at Savery Gallery (Philadelphia), Phantom Limb at Guest Spot (Baltimore), Sad Intentions at LVL 3 (Chicago) and most recently at Terrault Gallery (Baltimore). She has exhibited internationally at the Burren College of Art
in Ireland, where she studied in 2012. In 2017, Dyer was a recipient of an Elizabeth Greenshields Grant and completed a three-month residency at the Wassaic Projects in Wassaic, NY.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third- largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

The Stevenson University Exhibitions Program is supported by the “Friends of the Gallery,” an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council— an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive—and a project grant from the Baltimore County Arts & Sciences Commission.

For media inquiries, please contact Aden Weisel, Exhibitions Director & Gallery Curator: [email protected] or 443-394-9699.

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Nicole Dyer
Happy Birthday (27)
2018
Acrylic, glitter, and gems on canvas
12 x 16 in.

Time

July 23 (Monday) - November 25 (Sunday)

Location

Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson MD 21153

30jul - 30novAll DayFull Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women

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What:
Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women
​Although digital images dominate visual culture today, the photobook remains a meaningful and thriving form. A deliberate, ordered and sometimes narrative arrangement of photographic images bound in a book with little or no text, the photobook is an intimate presentation from photographer to viewer, one on one. This selection of photobooks and photo zines, created by an international group of women artists in the last ten years, embodies essential truths told through eclectic visual vocabularies. The images encompass coldly objective photographs of American locations of mythic importance, digital photos snapped through a car window and prints resulting from experiments with expired photo paper.

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

When:
July 30–November 30, 2018
Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
Open MondayFriday, 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.

Photo credit:
From left to right: On Flora by Alison Baitz; My Dakota by Rebecca Norris Webb; Pura Vida La Ruptura y El Vacío by Lara Carmen Hidalgo

Time

July 30 (Monday) - November 30 (Friday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

1aug - 16sepAll DayBlack Women: Image and Perception in Popular Culture

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Black Women: Image and Perception in Popular Culture, August 1, 2018 – September 16, 2018

A collaboration between the Lewis and the University of Maryland, College Park, this exhibition will unpack the stereotypical imagery of black women that still exist in popular culture. Throughout American history there have been many stereotypical caricatures that have been placed on black women. Among the most recurring designations are the Mammy, Jezebel, and the Angry Black Woman. Each distortion has its own historical connotations and roots that can be traced to racial slavery in America and beyond. The exhibiton, designed under the supervision of Audra Buck-Coleman, Associate Professor of Design, will also provide a timeline of black women’s achievements throughout history.

 

 

Admission:
Included with museum admission

Time

August 1 (Wednesday) - September 16 (Sunday)

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

2aug - 7octAll DayImaginary Cities

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Geraldine Pontius, AIA received her Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University before beginning her career as an architect in New York with I. M. Pei & Partners. Pontius came to Baltimore in 1989 to work for RTKL as a vice principal of the firm and became an active member of AIA Baltimore, having founded the AIA Baltimore Technology in Practice Committee in 1998. She served on the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2001.

Drawings which brought Pontius promotion to Senior Designer at Kohn Pederson Fox will be on view in the bookstore. Exhibited in the AIA Baltimore Gallery will be her photographs of New York’s Tribeca and student work.

Pontius received her art education at Columbia University, the Corcoran School of Art, The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, The Art League, and the International Center for Photography. In her decades-long studio art practice, Pontius has developed her drawing, painting and photography projects as a way of investigating thoughts outside the traditional practice of architecture.

The exhibit will be on view August 2 – October 7, and will be featured during Doors Open Baltimore on October 6 & 7.

Time

August 2 (Thursday) - October 7 (Sunday)

Location

AIA Baltimore Gallery

11 1/2 West Chase Street #1, Baltimore 21201

2aug - 2sepAll DayPat Dennis

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​presents​

 
Pat Dennis
Paintings
 
August 2 – September 2, 2018
 
Opening Reception 
Thursday August 2, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
 
Closing Reception
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
 
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 12:30 – 6:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Contact: Sheridan Costa, Gallerist | [email protected]
805-705-2305 | www.thealchemyofart.net
Pat Dennis | 443-257-6603

Time

August 2 (Thursday) - September 2 (Sunday)

Location

The Alchemy of Art

1637 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21231

2aug - 4janAll DayInna Alesina OVERLOOKED

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Reception
August 29, 2018, 5:30–7:00 PM

Biodiversity Nature Walk October 4, 2018, 12:00–2:00 PM

Bread Making
October 23, 2018, 2:00–4:00 PM Registration: breadmaking.eventbrite.com

Lichen Jewelry Workshop November 9, 2018, 5:30–6:30 PM

Stevenson University is pleased to present OVERLOOKED, an exhibition of new work by Inna Alesina, professor of Art and Graphic Design and the School of Design’s 2018 featured faculty member. Alesina explores the ability that design has to bring our attention to na- ture’s usefulness in our daily lives.

Humans now recognize more brands than plants. In order to combat
this trend, OVERLOOKED employs biomimicry in reverse. Instead of following the human adaptation of nature’s problem-solving abilities, the surreal nature of OVERLOOKED adopts human methods of promotion to make us care for its well-being. Branding can transform something, making it visible, valuable, and desirable. In this exhibition, Alesina reclaims promotional techniques to make our environments better, healthier, and less artificial.

Inna Alesina was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, where she studied
industrial design. She continued her studies at Parsons School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work spans many disciplines and media, including object design, performance wear, communication design, ergonomics, food systems, and, most recently, biomaterials. Alesina adapts to new applications for design thinking. Over the years, she has worked on the design and development of products for clients in sportswear, furniture, personal care, and other industries. Alesina’s work has won numerous awards and recognition by the press, she holds dozens of patents for her inventions, and she co-authored Exploring Materials: Creative Designs for Everyday Objects with Ellen Lupton, (2010, Princeton Architectural Press). In addition to practicing design for 20 years, Alesina has been teaching design for over 15 years.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

The Stevenson University Exhibitions Program is supported by the “Friends of the Gallery” and by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, as well as by a project grant from the Baltimore County Arts & Sciences Commission.

For media inquiries, please contact Aden Weisel, Exhibitions Director & Gallery Curator: [email protected] or 443-394-9699.

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Artists: Inna Alesina in collaboration with Corrin Johnson and Keagen Thompson

​Title: Pleurotus ostreatus

Year: 2018

Medium: Digital photography

Dimensions: 24 x 24 in.

Time

August 2 (Thursday) - January 4 (Friday)

Location

Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson MD 21153

3aug - 5octAll DayWe Are Not Voiceless By Joaquin Esteban Jutt

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We Are Not Voiceless

By Joaquin Esteban Jutt

August 3rd – October 5th
Opening Friday, August 3rd, 2018 6-9pm

The exhibition “​We Are Not Voiceless”​ is an art exhibition about the importance of speaking your mind and uplifting those that are not given opportunities to advocate for themselves. This will be the first east coast solo exhibition of Joaquin Esteban Jutt, a platform to utilize his art as advocacy for the voiceless. Several of Jutt’s series will take to task the challenges and themes of the black and brown American experience. Themes in the exhibition include: unemployment and overworking, figures of oppression such as the trope of the angry black woman, and figures of protest such as the Black Panthers.

We Are Not Voiceless​​ will be shown at Waller Gallery in Baltimore, Md; a community that is in need of larger conversations and opportunities to exchange ideas that Jutt is illustrating in his work. The opening reception is Friday, August 3rd, 2018 6-9pm. Programming will consist of talks with the artist, a scholarly panel, and other events that connect Jutt’s work with the Baltimore community.

Waller Gallery​​ is a multidisciplinary art gallery focusing on art created by people of color. Conceived in 2017 Waller Gallery has a vision to support artists in Baltimore, the US, and globally through exhibitions, programming, and collaborative projects. The gallery considers all forms of art including design, social practice, craft, and digital art. We are passionate about engaging with artists at any stage of their practice. Notwithstanding the current political assault on artists, especially queer and poc artists, we stand with them and will continue the tradition of black owned businesses in Baltimore.

Time

August 3 (Friday) - October 5 (Friday)

Location

Waller Gallery

2420 Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21218

3aug - 19All DayJoe Germershausen

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Gallery 1448 
presents​
 
JOE GERMERSHAUSEN
New Work
August 3 – 19, 2018
 
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, August 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, August 18, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gallery Hours: By Appointment
Contact: Joe Germershausen
443-416-5601 | [email protected]
Please join us for an exhibition of recent work by Joe Germershausen. This current series of paintings is non-representational, focusing on organic process. By incorporating meditation into his artistic practice, Germershausen finds the inspiration to experiment with different materials and techniques.  Although non-representational, the work is influenced by his daily experiences and routines. Seemingly random perceptions of shadows, mirror reflections, window/door frames find their way into his work.  His figure drawing influences his painting at times. Germershausen, a painter and member of Baltimore’s Artists Housing for 15 years, leads weekly Life Drawing sessions, a collaboration of Artists Housing and Creative Alliance. 

Time

august 3 (Friday) - 19 (Sunday)

Location

Gallery 1448

1448 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore 21231

4aug - 7sepAll DayFinger Painting | Kini Collins

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Dream of Venice — 24” x 48”  pigment on wood

Finger Painting
Kini Collins
The Laughing Pint
August 4 – September 7, 2018
Reception Saturday August 4 6-8pm
I came back from a recent trip to Italy with several bags of powered paint pigment — red and yellow ocher, raw sienna, a sort of Prussian blue and viridian.  So beautiful, I needed to touch them, wanted no tool between me and the color.
So I sprinkled them onto surfaces, like you would sprinkle flour when kneading dough, then rubbed the colors with my hands, sometimes using a little water, sometimes not.  Final touch was an acrylic sealer.

Time

August 4 (Saturday) - September 7 (Friday)

Location

The Laughing Pint

3531 Gough St, Baltimore, MD 21224

4aug - 15sepAll DayThe Comics Process

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Tectonic Space art gallery is excited to announce its partnership with Bmore into Comics for The Comics Process, an exhibition illustrating the comic book production process opening August 4th 2018 from 7 PM- 10 PM.

 

The exhibition will detail the work and talent that goes into the making of comics, featuring concept art, scripts, doodles, and finished comic pages by the members of Bmore Into Comics. The featured artists and writers will be: Monica Gallagher, Jonathan Eaton, Kathleen Brenowitz, John Bintz, M. Victoria Robado, Deandra Tan, Parker Hicks, Jabari Weathers, Cait May, Gordon Harris, Anna Sellheim. This immersive exhibition will also feature various events, such as, a drink and draw, vending market, and panel discussion. The show will be up for display until September 30th.

 

Founded in 2013 by illustrator Monica Gallagher, Bmore Into Comics hosts events around Baltimore City and County featuring vendors and insightful panel discussions. The collective aims to highlight Baltimore creatives and connect a wide audience with indie comics.

Tectonic Space is an art gallery in Baltimore, MD, primarily focused on highlighting illustration, graphic and graffiti style artwork, comic book art, and sci-fi/fantasy artwork. Updates on upcoming events can be found on social media (@tectonicspace) and by visiting www.tectonicspace.com.

Time

August 4 (Saturday) - September 15 (Saturday)

Location

Tectonic Space

2000 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore MD 21218

6aug - 7sepAll DayAlim Smith: Icons & Legends for the Culture

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Gallery 102 is pleased to present the final Summer Solo Show, Alim Smith: Icons & Legends for the Culture. Heavily inspired by entertainment (primarily music and comedy), women and black culture, the presence of black culture in his work serves as a form of self-expression and education. It is the rhythm and life of his subjects, the dark humor embedded within each brushstroke, the rich cultural inspiration and the bold, often sensual nature of his work that distinguish Smith.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Friday September 7, 2018 // 6:00-8:00 pm: Join Gallery 102 and artist Alim Smith for an evening artist talk and reception/party to celebrate the artist’s work and the run of Icons & Legends for the Culture. Light food and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

ARTIST

Alim Smith is a Delaware born interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited in American art galleries primarily on the east coast. His artistic process expands beyond a singular medium due to several years of applied studies in Visual Art, Communicative Arts as well as Photography. Smith’s creative exploration stems from experiences and events within his culture, applying a variety of ideas based on his knowledge of self and understanding of others. Smith says the presence of black culture in his work serves as a form of self-expression and education. It is the rhythm and life of his subjects, the dark humor embedded within each brushstroke, the rich cultural inspiration and the bold, often sensual nature of his work that distinguish his work.

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Gallery 102
Gallery 102 and the Student Exhibitions Committee (SEC) is committed to the exhibiting of contemporary art, including work from GW & Corcoran students, DC-area artists, and nationally recognized artists of all medium. The SEC consists of GW & Corcoran students — undergraduate and graduate, majors and non-majors, artists and art historians — who both develop innovative, original, and thought-provoking exhibitions throughout GW’s campus and invite a select group of guest curators to present exhibitions each semester. The gallery provides practical curatorial experience to the student body. Students have the opportunity to exhibit work, curate shows, and install exhibitions.

 

Smith Hall of Art
The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
801 22nd St NW
Washington DC 20052

202.994.6085
[email protected]
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5

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Time

August 6 (Monday) - September 7 (Friday)

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

8aug - 29sepAll Day6th annual SUMMER PLEIN AIR show & paint out

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6th annual SUMMER PLEIN AIR show & paint out

Opening Reception:  saturday, august 18th 3-6 pm with Federal hill paint out                        Exhibtion dates: August 8th– september 29th, 2018.  jazz evening: Thurs sep 20th 6-8 pm.

***award winning oil painter, lynn mehta, will be on hand for a painting demo from 4-6pm                                                                  

The Crystal Moll Gallery will be displaying works by some of the finest plein air artists working today.   Plein Air is a French term meaning “in the open air”. We are fortunate to have many nationally recognized plein air artists working and living in our region.

There are many Plein Air events where artists gather for 2-6 days to paint no matter the conditions.  This exhibition comes on the heels of Plein Air Richmond, Paint It Ellicott City, Paint Annapolis and Plein Air Easton…one of the most prestigious plein air competitions in the world.   

***In addition to providing us with selected works, we will ask artists to paint throughout Federal Hill on August 18th.  These new paintings will be on display and for sale wet off their easels during the reception.

Participating artists: Jill Basham, Beth Bathe, Tim Kelly, Janice Kirsh, Tim Bell, Crystal Moll, Palden Hamilton, Lynn Mehta, Hai-Ou Hou and others.

Crystal Moll Gallery opened in 2009 and is home to urban landscape paintings, prints, & art tiles by Crystal Moll. This Federal Hill gallery also showcases the works of many local painters with an emphasis on plein air.

Time

August 8 (Wednesday) - September 29 (Saturday)

Location

Crystal Moll Gallery

1030 South Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21230

9aug - 25All DayILLUMINATED: A Surrealist Garden Party

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You are coridally invited to attend
ILLUMINATED
(a surrealist garden party)

IlluminatedIn the Historic Garden at the Peale

Starting promptly at 19:24 nightly
Thursday – Saturday evenings
August 9 – 25, 2018

Amusements, delights, and wonders will be provided. Reveries should be expected.

Surrealist attire strongly encouraged. Realist attire will be frowned upon.

Featuring fantastic feats from a rotating cast of curious characters.

Light snacks and a champagne toast at dusk is included in admission.

Guests with mustaches (real or fake) will receive a special gift.

Recommended for all children over the age of 21.

Limited to 30 guests. Admission: $11 – $55, sliding scale, with limited quantities of each ticket available. Goldfish may attend free of charge.

Upon the occasion of rain, snow or locusts, festivities will be relocated indoors.

This event is being presented in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Pollinator Garden at the Peale, as well as the museum’s annual Founders Day events on August 15th. More info at www.thepealecenter.org

Time

august 9 (Thursday) - 25 (Saturday)

Location

The Peale Center

225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore MD 21202

10aug - 21sepAll DayCounterweight

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August 10–September 21, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, August 10, 7:00–10:00 pm 

The history of civilization is not concrete. Those with power retroactively construct it as they erect structures in their own names. The perfection of concrete as a building material by the Romans allowed physical manifestations of imperial power to proliferate rapidly across the Mediterranean Empire. This legacy of heroic architecture, phallic warrior monuments, and patriarchal power flows from the ancients and into the governments that followed and drew influence from them, down into our contemporary existence. Echoes can be heard in conversations around Confederate war monuments built in the name of their “Lost Cause”— a retroactive attempt to both mythologize and concretize a false narrative of history and to silence dissenting voices.

In Counterweight, Sera Boeno, Cevahir Özdoğan, and Noa Heyne explore the historical power invested in concrete and draw connections to the architectural and sociological conditions of their birthplaces, Turkey and Israel. Understanding the material as inherently gendered, the artists construct works that question the relationship between history, monumentality, power, and the feminine experience. If concrete has often functioned as a vehicle through which power itself is cemented, how can its power be appropriated by the feminine?
The exhibition will run from August 10–September 12 at the Menial Collection with an opening reception the evening of August 10th. Accompanying the exhibition will be a programming series with talks by the artists, a printmaking/archiving workshop with Lebanese archivist and artist Celia Shaheenon on September 9th, and an exhibition catalogue release on September 21st.

Counterweight is curated by Maria Emilia Duno, Joshua Gamma, and Hayden Right, with support from the MICA Curatorial Practice MFA program under the direction of José Ruiz, Director of Curatorial Practice.

Time

August 10 (Friday) - September 21 (Friday)

Location

The Menial Collection

243 W. Read St. Baltimore, MD 21201

11aug - 20sepAll DayThe Eventualities Come - Solo exhibition by KT Duffy

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“The Eventualities Come” opens August 11th from 7-10PM and is open every Saturday, with a closing reception Thursday, September 20th 7-9PM.

This exhibition also marks Terrault’s 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

KT Duffy creates carnal and colorful transmedia mashups that protrude outside of easy definition and circle cheekily around deep issues of humanity. Duffy’s interest in emerging technologies and their relationship to the evolution of the human animal is what drives their practice. The Eventualities Come explores the ever narrowing gap between the Digital and the Physical, which they approach as binaries akin to Male and Female. Leveraging the undefined areas between these binaries, Duffy links binary constructions into new semi-organic forms, where no entity is bound to a singular reality, substance, or expression. The artist generates a variety of digital and physical forms that arise from digital fabrication, code, and video-based moving images. These snippets are then combined into more complex mashups which utilize the logic breakdowns or “glitches” that occur when joining conflicting frameworks.

Drawing from an expansive and obsessively created “library” of code snippets and CAD (Computer-aided Design)/CAM (Computer-aided manufacturing) forms, Duffy creates pieces that evolve and inherit attributes from each other. These entities navigate fleshy terrain, as singular organisms or part of a larger gaggle of “lumpy friends”, producing 3D abstractions which serve to challenge the notion that there is any right way to exist in a body.

KT Duffy (b. 1987) is a new media artist and educator from Chicago, IL. They received their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014, where they subsequently taught for two years. Their work has most recently been shown in a two person exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art and solo exhibition corresponding with their residency as PIXELFACE (collaboration with Ali Seradge) at LoRez Brewery in Chicago. They are currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.

*The title for the exhibition comes from the poem, (untitled), by CHEKWUBE DANLADI, whom KT Duffy recently collaborated with, kicking off a series of ongoing works, during their residency at the Vermont Studio Center, summer 2018.

Time

August 11 (Saturday) - September 20 (Thursday)

Location

Terrault

218 West Saratoga Street 3rd Floor, Baltimore Maryland 21201

15aug - 26All DayMax DeMulder: A Wild and Untamed Thing

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August 15 – August 26, 2018

Common Ground Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, August 19, 2 – 4 PM

 

As you look through my work, you’ll find some is friendly and humorous and some that is a bit dark and creepy. That’s how I find life: the dichotomy of dark and light, happy and sad, good and evil reflects the outer world and my inner world.

Some of my work touches on issues I’ve had that bother me, some things I find funny and want to satirize and some things that intrigue me and scare me at the same time. I’ve been creating since I was really young, and my art resounds with my inner thoughts. What I make can be crazy, scary, farcical and weird, with a narrative that the materials help me to describe. I will continue to explore the struggle and paradox of the forces that play in the outer world and my inner world in my work, hoping that others will also participate in the discussion.

“Sometimes life is scary and dark—this is why we have to find the light”

-BMO from Adventure Time

Max has recently shown his art in the VisAbility Art Lab show at VisArts January 2016, Grump, December 2016 in Crystal City, VA, Outer Limits at the Ratner Gallery in Bethesda, March 2017, Artomatic, March 2017 in Crystal City, VA., Creative Craft Council, at Strathmore, April 2017, Takoma Park Folk Festival, September 2017, and VisAbility Art Lab Holiday Show, December 2017

About the artist: Max DeMulder grew up in Silver Spring, MD and decided to pursue a career in art from a young age. At Katherine Thomas High School, Max cultivated his artistic talent, working with clay, painting, mosaics, and mixed media, with a great interest in found objects.

As a Boy Scout, Max did woodwork, leather and metalwork and became an Eagle Scout in January 2018. In addition to creating his own work and time spent at the VisAbility Art Lab, Max apprentices with Nick Barnes, metal smith, and has worked with him for ten years. Max has assisted sculptor Howard Connelly with projects. Currently, Max is interning at Washington Glass School under the tutelage of Erwin Trimmers along with Tim Tate and Michael Janus.

Time

august 15 (Wednesday) - 26 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

16aug - 14sepAll DayED SMITH - SCULPTURE

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Exhibit Dates

Aug 16th – Sept 28th 2018

 

Public Reception

Sept 12th, Reception from 5-7pm Artist Talk 5:30

 

Gallery Hours

Monday: Thursday8 am – 6 pm

Friday: 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm

The gallery is located on the main floor of the Cade Center for Fine Arts (CADE 218).

https://www.facebook.com/aaccvisualarts/

 

About the Artist:

Ed Smith is a member of the National Academy, a Guggenheim Fellow in Sculpture and Drawing and Associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. His work is represented in public and private collections in the United States and abroad. These include The British Museum, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp Belgium, Ministry of the Flemish Community, The Hood Museum, the Davis Museum, Yale University, the National Academy Museum and many more. He has over 70 one person exhibitions and innumerable group exhibitions which include, the Queens Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Scotland, Hillwood Art Museum, Caversham Press South Africa, Fleming Museum, Schenectady Museum, The Albright Knox Museum, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, The Arkell Museum and many others. His work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, The Baltimore Evening Sun, Art News, the Miami Herald, The Albany Times Union, Giornale Dell’Arte, San Francisco Examiner, Art New England and many others.

 

Currently Gallery Director, Director of Marist Venice Biennale Program and Professor of Art at Marist College, Ed Smith has been a Visiting Artist, Lecturer, Artist–in-Residence, Professor and Distinguished Visiting Artist at American University, Bennington College, Bard College, Brandeis University, Boston University, Clark University, Dartmouth College, Dia Art Center, Kansas State University, Lacoste School of the Arts in France, New York Studio School, Parsons School of Art, Pratt Institute, Swathmore College, School of Visual Arts, Trumbull College, Yale University, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, Vermont Studio Center, University of Tel Aviv, Israel, Glasgow School of Art and many, many others. Awards and honors include awards for Teaching Excellence, National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, Teaching Excellence Marist College, Ford Foundation Grant, First Alternate Prix de Rome, Fulbright Award, Associate Fellow Trumbull College, Yale University, NY State Council on the Arts and others.

 

His work is primarily involved with mythic and heroic aspects of the Artist and man.

 

The Cade Gallery is on the western side of AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.  Located on the main floor of the Cade building on West Campus, The Cade Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College features seven exhibits a year. The span of exhibiting artists is broad, yet each exhibit is focused by theme or medium.

 

Cade Art Gallery, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012

http://www.aacc.edu/campus-life/visit-an-art-show/cade-center-gallery/

 

Contact: [email protected]

Teddy Johnson: Cade Gallery Director

 

Image Information:

Artist: Ed Smith

Title: Colossus

Material: Unique Bronze cast

Size: 21″ tall

Time

August 16 (Thursday) - September 14 (Friday)

Location

Cade Art Gallery

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

16aug7:30 pmReels & Reads: Corazon and The Heart

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Looking for great new books to read?  Do you love film?  Creative Alliance and The Ivy Bookshop are teaming up to launch a new series that pairs a book and movie that explore similar topics.  Read the book, then join us for a screening of the related film at Creative Alliance.  After the screening, we’ll have a discussion of the book and film pairing, led by members of our community who are experts on the shared topic.  Haven’t read the book yet? No problem!  The Ivy Bookshop will be selling copies on site!

THE FILM
Corazón depicts the story of Elena Ramirez, a young Dominican woman living in Santo Domingo who is selling her body to provide for her family – only Elena’s body is failing her. Elena has a bad heart and has been given months to live unless she gets a new heart. After fainting, Elena meets a U.S.-based cardiologist, Dr. Mario Garcia, who is volunteering in his native hometown of Santo Domingo. Elena is past the point of help from conventional medicine, but Dr. Garcia gives her a fighting chance to live via a mechanical heart surgery that he and his colleagues can only perform at Montefiore in the Bronx. Elena sets out on a journey from Santo Domingo to New York City, facing challenges along the way, but always motivated by her conviction to live. This is a story of chance, hope, courage, friendship, love and generosity.

World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2018

THE BOOK Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. While driving home exhausted, the boys are involved in a fatal car accident on a deserted road. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one goes through the windshield. The doctors declare him brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, but his heart is still beating.

The Heart takes place over the twenty-four hours surrounding the resulting heart transplant, as life is taken from a young man and given to a woman close to death. In gorgeous, ruminative prose, it examines the deepest feelings of everyone involved as they navigate decisions of life and death.

As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, The Heart mesmerized readers in France, where it has been hailed as the breakthrough work of a new literary star. With the precision of a surgeon and the language of a poet, Maylis de Kerangal has made a major contribution to both medicine and literature with an epic tale of grief, hope, and survival.

Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize and the French-American Foundation Translation Prize.

Visit the Ivy Bookshop to get your copy of The Heart!
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

16aug9:00 pmAVAM's Flicks from the Hill

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  • When: Thursdays July 12 – August 30, 2018
  • Time: Screenings @ 9pm
  • Cost: FREE! Plus FREE museum entry 5-9pm on Flicks nights!
  • Where: On Federal Hill Park. Rain Location: Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 3rd floor*

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM’s current exhibition. 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 Adam Kurtzman’s Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE!

Before each screening at 6:30pm, join for our free fitness series, Fit before Flicks. Also, the museum is FREE & OPEN 5pm-9pm on Flicks nights! The museum is located at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD 21230 (Map), Phone: 410-244-1900.

*In case of inclement weather, you can check our Facebook page if the screening has moved indoors to our Jim Rouse Visionary Center, the third building on our Wonderland campus. Food and drink are allowed there. Service animals are also allowed, though pets are not.

Flicks from the Hill 2018 Season:

All screenings are at 9pm on Federal Hill Park & FREE!

July 12: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1988 • PG • 1h 44m • Director: Robert Zemeckis • Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy

‘Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters. – from IMDB

July 19: Casablanca
1942 • PG • 1h 42 min • Director: Michael Curtiz • Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

Rick Blaine is a cynical and world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early years of WWII. When Ilsa – a former lover – and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, and ultimately an excruciating decision to make. – adapted from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD). Ends @ AVAM.

July 26: Clue
1985 • 1h 34m • Director: Jonathan Lynn • Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Seven guests, a butler, and a maid are all involved in a series of murders.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Yoga with Baltimore YogaWorks • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Jim Rouse Visionary Center Plaza at the museum •

August 2: The Birds
1963 • 1h 59m • Director: Alfred Hitchcock • Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. – IMDB

August 9: Harriet the Spy
1996 • PG • Director: Bronwen Hughes • Starring: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Gregory Smith

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet’s friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business? – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Fun Run with Charm City Run • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

August 16: Sherlock Holmes
2009 • PG-13 • 2h 8m • Director: Guy Ritchie • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Boot Camp with Savoy Fitness • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

August 23: Hidden Figures
2016 • PG • 2h 7m • Director: Theodore Melfi • Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Pilates with Arielle Gordon • 6:30-7:15pm • FREE • Meet at the plaza outside of our Jim Rouse Visionary Center • Follow Arielle on Facebook

August 30: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
1997 • PG-13 • 1h 29m • Director: Jay Roach • Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD). Ends @ AVAM.

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 pm

Location

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230

17aug - 19All DayRed Bull Amaphiko Festival 2018

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Red Bull Amaphiko Festival 2018

 

What: Red Bull Amaphiko Festival ‹ a three-day festival featuring workshops, performances, and events celebrating the spirit of social innovation and creativity in Baltimore

Who: Red Bull Amaphiko, a global program that supports social entrepreneurs

When: Fri, Aug 17 – Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Where: Various locations throughout Baltimore (see below)

Why: To celebrate social innovation through creativity, culture, and the arts

 

All festival events are free and open to the community to attend

 

 

Red Bull Amaphiko Festival Events:

 

August 17: The Medicine Show at Arena Players with Be Free Fridays, hosted by Love The Poet

A night of social innovation storytelling featuring local artists and storytellers sharing the stories of the city¹s most inspiring social entrepreneurs through one-of-a-kind performances. Performing storytellers include Nia June, Kondwani Fidel, David Fakunle, Joy Postell, Amy Reid, Ezee Jackson, Sir Alex R, and Hoesy Corona. Social Entrepreneurs include Valeria Fuentes; Roots & Raices, Ava Pipitone; Host Home, Kyle Pompey; Perspective Baltimore, Liliane Merkol; Mera Kitchen, Nicholas Mitchel; Noisey Tenants, Michael Battle; The Rich Program, and Red Bull Amaphiko Academy alumni Brittany Young; B-360 and Walker Marsh; Tha Flower Factory. Event is free with RSVP and open to the public. RSVP at redbullamaphikofestival.com

 

August 18: Young Entrepreneurs Workshop 

A series of partner facilitated skill-building workshops supporting over 150 young Baltimore entrepreneurs with a focus on creative fields. Workshops will be lead by Baltimore-based entrepreneurs including Invisible Majority, Muse 360 Arts, Roots & Raices, Media Rhythm Institute, and Red Bull Amaphiko Academy alumni Muhammad Najee-ullah of PURGG and C. Harvey of Baltimore’s Gifted. Participants were selected by application and workshops are closed to the public.

 

August 18: Luv’s Art Project Block Party at Hollins Market

A community celebration in Hollins Market neighborhood, featuring an all-female lineup of performers from the Baltimore and Philly Club scenes. Among those performing:  DJ Diamond Kuts, TT The Artist, DJ Trillnatured and more. Event is free and open to the public.

 

August 19: The Sunday Summit at the Impact Hub, Motor House, and YNOT Lot

A series of conversations and special performances exploring the intersections between creativity, business, and social innovation as well as performance arts and social commentary. Programming will be curated by Motor House, Impact Hub, Pipe Dreamz, ArtsCentric, GRL PWR and select Baltimore event organizers committed to providing platforms and spaces for showcasing and supporting local emerging talent including Red Bull Amaphiko Alumni Changa Bell of the Black Male Yoga Initiative and Dominic Nell of City Weeds.

 

Time

august 17 (Friday) - 19 (Sunday)

17aug6:30 pmMusical Program: Peabody Composition and Improvisation Summer Camp Concert

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Musical Program: Peabody Composition and Improvisation Summer Camp Concert  

Friday, August 17, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a summer concert rocking to the creative musical tones of Baltimore City Youth from the Peabody Preparatory Improvisation and Creative Composition Ensemble. Their repertoire will include new improvisational works created during a one-week summer intensive workshop with Baltimore City youth and the Peabody Institute ensemble members.

 

Free Program

Let us know you are coming.

Date and Time

Friday, August 17, 6:30 pm
Contact Information

For more information call 443-263-1800
Admission

Free

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

18aug2:00 pmOmnibus Filing 2.0: Empathy MirrorGallery Talk

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Join us on Saturday, August 18 at 2pm for a Gallery Talk with the artists of “Omnibus Filing 2.0: Empathy Mirror”!

Daniel Bozhkov / Steven Brower / Patrick Killoran /
Brian Korgel / Julie Nagle / James Sham

Omnibus Filing 2.0: Empathy Mirror is an exhibition of cross-disciplinary work by a collective of artists, scientists and researchers. Each project is an intersection of research and art— exploring themes of empathy through multiple lenses such as interspecies architecture and Artificial Intelligence. From “cuddleable” research papers to a live performance debut by renowned Chemical Engineer Dr. Brian Korgel, many of the works employ interactivity or performativity. This multi-media exhibition presents art as an alternative model for scientific research, and empathy as a means of inquiry. It is the result of countless intellectual jam sessions between minds that do not typically have the opportunity for radical collaboration, both intentional and accidental.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

18aug5:30 pmSoBo Summer Music SeriesCraig Alston       

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The SoBo Summer Music Series continues through September 2018 with free music concerts and workshops in South Baltimore. The series aims to activate greenspaces and community gathering locations in less frequented neighborhoods, with a particular focus on Cherry Hill, Westport, Lakeland, Sharp Leadenhall and Carroll Park neighborhoods. The SoBo Summer Music Series is presented by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in partnership with Youth Resiliency Institute, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Catholic Charities and the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership.

South Baltimore is the entrance point for most visitors to the city, coming in off I-95 from the south, and home to some of the city’s major attractions: Fort McHenry, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium. Those who dig a little further into South Baltimore will find a vibrant dining and nightlife scene, as well as venerable, but less visited neighborhoods that define what it is to be “authentic” Baltimore.

A schedule of the remaining events included in the SoBo Summer Music Series is below. Most events are produced specifically for the series, while others are existing events with a music component. For more information on the events, visit www.promotionandarts.org or call 410-752-8632.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
6:30pm-8:30pm
UltraFaux                                                                                        

Middle Branch Park
3301 Waterview Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230

Baltimore-based UltraFaux, led by guitarist/composer Michael Joseph Harris, performs original acoustic music with Romani, Manouche, swing, funk, blues and musette influences. The band is an acoustic powerhouse of dazzling leads and rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The musicians of Ultrafaux are also the core trio of Hot Club of Baltimore, a larger ensemble which features vocalist Alexis Tantau, specializing in the music of Django Reinhardt and traditional French jazz.

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018
5:30pm-8:30pm

Craig Alston                                                            

Carroll Park
1515 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230

Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. Alston began performing with Fertile Ground while attending Morgan State University. As the band became more successful, he chose to leave college and pursue his passion. Alston plays the saxophone, bass and keyboard. As a saxophonist, he has played with jazz legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath.

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

4pm-5pm

Omnia Azar

Solo Gibbs Park

1001 Leadenhall St., Baltimore, MD 21230

Omnia Azar is a singer, songwriter and arranger with an incredible stage presence that demands attention. Hailing from Benton Harbor, M.I., she has shared the stage with artists such as Chico Debarge, Sunshine Anderson, Dwele and Avery Sunshine. She has worked on projects and showcases with artists including Navasha Daya, Blaqstarr, Meagan McNeal, Osiris Azar, Yolanda Lavendar, DC and III Conscious, among others producers and artists worldwide who have sought Azar for her songwriting and vocal talents. Azar is the featured vocalist and arranger of the hot new Kariz Marcel song “Pokemongo.”

 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

3:30pm -6:30pm

JaneliaSoul

Westport Academy, #225

2401 Nevada St., Baltimore, MD 21230

With her exciting multicultural background, Nigerian-American singer and band leader Janelia set out to charm listeners with her unique and charming melodies. Growing up in Nigeria, Janelia learned the local dialects and enjoys composing songs and singing in English, Pidgin and Yoruba. Now in the States, her latest single, “Love-Hate,” created some buzz in the independent music scene with more than a million YouTube views. Her eight-piece band, collectively known as Janeliasoul is the only female-fronted world music band based in Baltimore. The band fuses traditional Nigerian rhythms with contemporary sounds like soul and jazz, and is heavily influenced by world music artists Angelique Kidjo and Fela Kuti.

 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit 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.

Time

(Saturday) 5:30 pm

18aug7:00 pm- 6:58 pmPirate Macbeth: A Fundraising Event

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PIRATE MACBETH: A FUNDRAISING EVENT
AUGUST 18, 2018 STARTING AT 7PM
923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Get tickets now at www.cohesiontheatre.org/tickets

Come experience Shakespeare’s Macbeth like you’ve never seen before, and help raise money for Cohesion Theatre Company in the process! Cohesion is putting on our biggest most fantastical fundraising event ever, and you are invited to this spectacular evening! There will be food, drinks, music, dancing, raffles, silent auction, and the centerpiece of the evening: Pirate Macbeth!!! Jeff Miller has adapted Shakespeare’s classic of power and ambition for the high seas, and we at Cohesion are hoisting the colors high to bring you a pirate-themed evening full of adventure, murder, sea shanties, creatures of the deep, and sirens songs, all in support of the artistic programing of Cohesion Theatre Company!

A limited number of basic ticket packages for the evening start at just $20!!! Regular admission, which includes food, music, performance, dancing, and more starts at $40. Drinks, including beer, wine, soda, and specialty themed cocktails, will be available at a cash bar at the event. Special supporter ticket packages which include drink and raffle tickets start at $50.

The evening begins at 7pm on Saturday, August 18th with a cocktail hour that will include frozen specialty cocktails like the “Keel-Haul”: Rita’s Italian Ice mixed with rum, as well as local delicacies from neighborhood restaurants, silent auction items from local business and theatres, and live music from the cast of Pirate Macbeth.

About 8pm, the performance of Shakespeare’s Pirate Macbeth will begin, as the audience is immersed into the high seas world of Scottish conflicts for the crown, and a mysterious group of sirens and sea creatures who twist the fate of the noble Thane. We’ll see who makes it out with their heads intact, and who is forced to walk the plank and face the deep crushing abyss of Davey Jones’ Locker!!!

After the show, guests are invited to stay as the party kicks in to high gear with dancing and late night pirate shinanigans as we celebrate the close of Season 4 at Cohesion Theatre Company, and look to the future!

All guests are encouraged to come in their best pirate or sea creature themed regalia!

Join us for one night of amazing pirate adventure and fundraising!!!! ARRRRRR!!!

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 6:58 pm

Location

Cohesion Theatre Company

923 South East Avenue, Baltimore 21224

21aug1:00 pm- 3:04 pmDedication of Mural by Amy Sherald

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WHO/WHAT:

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) dedicates a Transformative Art Prize project by renowned artist Amy Sherald, in partnership with Station North Arts & Entertainment District. A large-scale version of the artist’s oil on canvas painting, “Equilibrium,” will be installed at Parkway Theatre, situated at the geographic center of the city. The original painting is in the public collection of the Embassy of the United States, Dakar, Senegal. Originally awarded in 2014, the Transformative Art Prize project is managed by BOPA and supported by Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development, Station North Arts & Entertainment District and Charles North Community Association. PNC Bank was a dedicated supporter of this project in 2014.

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 1pm

 

WHERE:

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre

5 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

 

WHY:

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts awards community grants to support Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to enliven underutilized public spaces through high-impact, community-driven public art projects. The Transformative Art Prize, a program of BOPA, partners Baltimore-based artists and arts organizations to design transformative art concepts for the neighborhoods they serve. For more information on current grants, call 410-752-8632 or visitwww.promotionandarts.org.

 

About Amy Sherald:

Amy Sherald (American, b. Columbus, GA 1973, lives and works in Baltimore, MD) received her MFA in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (2004) and BA in painting from Clark-Atlanta University (1997), and was a Spelman College International Artist-in-Residence in Portobelo, Panama (1997). Known for her stylized portraits of African Americans, in 2016, Sherald was the first woman to win the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition; an accompanying exhibition, “The Outwin 2016,” was on tour through August 2018. In February 2018, Sherald unveiled her official portrait of Former First Lady Michelle Obama, commissioned for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Sherald has had solo shows at venues including Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL (2016); Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD (2013); and University of North Carolina, Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Chapel Hill, NC (2011). A solo exhibition of new and recent works first opened at Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO in May 2018 and will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA. Recent group exhibitions include “Southern Accent,” Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (2016), which traveled to Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY (2017), and “Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture,” California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2017). Residencies include Odd Nerdrum Private Study, Larvik, Norway (2005); Tong Xion Art Center, Beijing, China (2008); Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD (2016); and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans, LA (2017). Sherald’s work is held in the public collections of the Embassy of the United States, Dakar, Senegal; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; and Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC. Sherald is represented by Hauser & Wirth, New York.

 

About 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.

Time

(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 3:04 pm

Location

SNF Parkway Theatre

3 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

22aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmEvening of Artist Talks

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Join Baltimore Clayworks Wednesday, August 22nd from 6-8 pm for an Evening of Artist Talks with 3 of our current exhibiting artists: Sara E. Morales-Morgan, Trisha Kyner, and Brad Blair.

An informal cocktail hour ‘Meet and Greet’ will be held from 6-7 pm.

Artists’ presentations on their influences, inspirations and processes will be held from 7-8pm.

This is your opportunity to learn more about ceramic art and the talented people behind the work we admire.

This event is free, but please RSVP.
For more information about our current exhibitions, please visit https://baltimoreclayworks.org/july-august-exhibitions/

Time

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

Location

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD 21209

23aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmDOROTHY REED Aesop's FablesOpening Reception

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Dorothy Reed graduated from Skidmore College in 1963 with a B. S. in Art, with an emphasis in sculpture. She has resided in the coastal village of Rockport, MA for the past three decades. Her signature pen and ink artworks include series of Aesop’s Fables, and selected Christmas tales. She has also authored and illustrated several children’s books including The Night Before Christmas, Old Friends, Red Jacket and The Fantastic Doggie Day Care Adventure.
“Burrowed into nature’s restless tangle is the continuous story of patterns. They are overlapping, hiding, repeating, enlarging and shriveling.
Animals in their animation create patterns. Like growing trees, they hold the earth together. They string nests into tall limbs and into the earth’s criss-crossed soil. Bird songs cross the air on invisible cross hatches. Silence like space is a pattern. As I work in black and white, I am trying to locate the scaffolding underlying everything.
In my reading the ancient fables of Aesop (Born about 620 B. C. in Nesebar, Turkey. Died about 564 B. C. in Delphi, Greece), I find my love of story, animals and a sense of place. These loves remind me that in imagination you are traveling without moving, that the space around an object is as important as the object itself, and that an object can be large and small simultaneously.
What I want to spotlight is the act of noticing. Art for both the viewer and the artist should be an awakening.”
-DOROTHY REED, on her inspiration, 2018
About DOROTHY REED’s process
“Ideas for creative projects mainly appear from my imagination, but sometimes from a story I have heard. I have always been aware that I have to wait patiently. I don’t rush this process. I know from experience that an idea will appear if I just stand aside.
The first step is a collection of pencil thumbnail sketches of the same object from different angles. Then I make a larger pencil drawing, often researching a specific plant or animal. I like a strong graphic placement.
When the full sized pencil drawing has been drawn and squared, I transfer it onto a high quality, thick, smooth Bristol paper. I use Ripidograph architectural pens of different sizes along with black India ink. I like the discipline of pen and ink because I have to mean what I do, as corrections are difficult. I use brushes to cover larger areas with black ink.
I work slowly, outlining and deciding as I go the balance of dark and light. I often cut out black paper pieces to move about in deciding the final pattern. I like to work on two or three drawings simultaneously. It is a continuous combination of stop and go. I sometimes use a magnifying glass and extra light. I often move the drawings to the floor to get a new perspective. I draw listening to classical music, preferably Bach. It takes me about 100 hours for each drawing in this Aesop’s Fable set of twenty three images.”
-DOROTHY REED, on her process, 2018

Time

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

Location

Morton Fine Art LLC

1718 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20009

23aug9:00 pmAVAM's Flicks from the Hill

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  • When: Thursdays July 12 – August 30, 2018
  • Time: Screenings @ 9pm
  • Cost: FREE! Plus FREE museum entry 5-9pm on Flicks nights!
  • Where: On Federal Hill Park. Rain Location: Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 3rd floor*

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM’s current exhibition. 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 Adam Kurtzman’s Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE!

Before each screening at 6:30pm, join for our free fitness series, Fit before Flicks. Also, the museum is FREE & OPEN 5pm-9pm on Flicks nights! The museum is located at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD 21230 (Map), Phone: 410-244-1900.

*In case of inclement weather, you can check our Facebook page if the screening has moved indoors to our Jim Rouse Visionary Center, the third building on our Wonderland campus. Food and drink are allowed there. Service animals are also allowed, though pets are not.

Flicks from the Hill 2018 Season:

All screenings are at 9pm on Federal Hill Park & FREE!

July 12: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1988 • PG • 1h 44m • Director: Robert Zemeckis • Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy

‘Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters. – from IMDB

July 19: Casablanca
1942 • PG • 1h 42 min • Director: Michael Curtiz • Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

Rick Blaine is a cynical and world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early years of WWII. When Ilsa – a former lover – and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, and ultimately an excruciating decision to make. – adapted from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD). Ends @ AVAM.

July 26: Clue
1985 • 1h 34m • Director: Jonathan Lynn • Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Seven guests, a butler, and a maid are all involved in a series of murders.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Yoga with Baltimore YogaWorks • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Jim Rouse Visionary Center Plaza at the museum •

August 2: The Birds
1963 • 1h 59m • Director: Alfred Hitchcock • Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. – IMDB

August 9: Harriet the Spy
1996 • PG • Director: Bronwen Hughes • Starring: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Gregory Smith

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet’s friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business? – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Fun Run with Charm City Run • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

August 16: Sherlock Holmes
2009 • PG-13 • 2h 8m • Director: Guy Ritchie • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Boot Camp with Savoy Fitness • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

August 23: Hidden Figures
2016 • PG • 2h 7m • Director: Theodore Melfi • Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Pilates with Arielle Gordon • 6:30-7:15pm • FREE • Meet at the plaza outside of our Jim Rouse Visionary Center • Follow Arielle on Facebook

August 30: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
1997 • PG-13 • 1h 29m • Director: Jay Roach • Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD). Ends @ AVAM.

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 pm

Location

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230

24aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmGive and Take | Linda DePalma and Paul DanielClosing Reception

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June 30th – September 1st, 2018

Showing together for the first time, Linda DePalma and Paul Daniel are an artist couple who continually inspire and influence each other, while interpreting their shared experiences in their own unique styles.

Time

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

Location

Fleckenstein Gallery

3316 Keswick Road, Baltimore MD 21211

24aug7:00 pmShort Cutz Show: A Live Storytelling Jam and Slam - Sister's Edition

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Short Cutz Show: A Live Storytelling Jam and Slam- Sister’s  Edition

Friday, August 24, 7 pm

Vibe to a live, short oral-storytelling jam with Charm City’s black sisters.  Hear 10 stories from 10 black women on 1 specific theme with 1 DJ and host cuttin up live in front of an audience.  This month’s story theme song is “I’m Every Woman” featuring prolific black sisters in the Baltimore community. Presented by Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, the Cambiot Group and Darius Wilmore.

In Conjunction with the exhibition, Black Women: Images and Perceptions In Popular Culture

Featuring:

Dr. Kaye Whitehead, WEAA 88.9 FM

Erricka Bridgeford, Baltimore Cease Fire Activist

LaDawn Black, WBLS 107.5 FM  NY & WEAA 88.9 FM

 

Cost: $10

Let us know you are coming.

Date and Time

Friday, August 24, 7:00 pm

Contact Information

For more information call 443-263-1800
Admission

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

25aug - 15sepAll DayRu-Jac Remembered: Memorabilia from Baltimore’s Ru-Jac Records

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Reception: Sat Aug 25 | 6 – 8pm | FREE

On view: AUG 25 – SEP 15

Kevin Coombe, a musicologist and DJ, shares his passion for Baltimore’s Ru-Jac Records, one of the most robust local labels anywhere in the US, active from 1963 – 1980.

Time

August 25 (Saturday) - September 15 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

25aug - 29sepAll DayGina Pierleoni: What Makes Us (Us)

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Reception: SAT AUG 25 | 6 – 8pm | FREE

On view: AUG 25 – SEP 29

Making Conversation Gallery Talk & Performance: SAT Sep 15 | 6 – 7:30pm | FREE

In 1992, artist and educator, Gina Pierleoni began a series of mixed media “faces” that expressed the perspective that everyone deserves to be seen and heard. During the intervening 25+ years, Pierleoni created nearly 300 portraits of people across the spectrum of familiarity. Whether friends or strangers, these images push past labels and judgements as they question perception, habit, and bias in how we place ourselves in relation to others. What Makes Us (Us) is the first time most of this series of mixed media pieces have been displayed in one place.

The exhibit is on view in Creative Alliance’s main gallery from August 25 – September 29, 2018.

As a college student in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Pierleoni frequently sketched the commuters and homeless population of Grand Central Station in New York City. If she was spotted by someone, she would often be drawn into a conversation that sometimes resulted in the person asking to have their portrait drawn. Several evenings a week, she bartended at a train station lounge where construction workers and Vietnam veterans were patrons along with commuters awaiting trains. Drawing portraits of the drinkers formed a way to create conversations. These two scenarios provided context to the array of changing faces she would encounter day and night. The longer each interaction lasted, the more complicated and like the subject the portraits became. Even when she was away from her subjects, Pierleoni spent time recalling and interpreting their faces into new works of art.

“I didn’t realize at the time that these drawings were forms of advocacy,” she writes. “I was just beginning to notice parallels of shame and invisibility between the homeless and veteran populations…. I certainly couldn’t have imagined these drawings would one day provide a gateway to my own healing, form the central philosophy for my teaching and community building, and build an unshakable tether for making art.”

The artist continues to use portraiture to spark conversations about empathy and our common humanity, using the memory and quality of these interactions to inform the tone of the new body of work. According to Pierleoni, “Portrait painting demands curiosity, stillness, and deep observation.” With the common platform of watercolor paper, and measuring roughly 22 x 10 inches each, the portraits are multi-layered: drawn, painted, scratched into, stamped and stenciled over and through the surfaces. Collage elements made from torn older paintings and ‘to-do’ lists are sometimes adhered to the surfaces. “Rather than capturing a single moment, my portraits use narrative as a vehicle. I am painting from the inside out to show the emotional fabric of someone, in addition to how they look.”

Gina Pierleoni earned her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Mount Royal School of Painting in 1985, and her BFA from the College of New Rochelle, New York in 1981. Pierleoni has been an Adjunct Professor at Harford Community College (HCC) since 1996 (Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media). From 2007-2013, Pierleoni served as an Adjunct at TAI Sophia Institute of Transformative Leadership and Social Change (now MUIH) in Laurel, MD. She leads traveling Cultivating Creativity workshops, making the creative process accessible to audiences beyond the art community.  As a mixed media artist, she has been exhibiting professionally for more than 35 years, earning numerous awards including three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, one from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and two nominations to participate in The Florence Biennale, Italy. In 2011, she was recognized as a ‘Hero in the MICA Community’ by MICA. Pierleoni also received a Recognition of Scholarly and Creative Publications from HCC in 2017, 2015, 2013 & 2011. In addition to exhibitions, Pierleoni is involved as a creative consultant (venues include Baltimore’s Contemporary Museum and 14kt. Cabaret), a curator, a book illustrator, and arts activist. Pierleoni’s artwork is represented in more than 150 public and private collections in the U.S., Canada and Germany, including Golden Artist Colors.

Time

August 25 (Saturday) - September 29 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

25aug - 23sepAll DayAntonio McAfee: Theme and Variation

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August 25 to September 23, 2018

Open Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 25, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 15

Theme and Variation is an exhibition of photographic collages that are based on re-imagining studio portraits of middle class African Americans from the Exhibition of American Negroes organized by W.E.B. Du Bois and Thomas Calloway for the 1900 Paris World Expo. This exhibit continues the visual transformation the figures have undergone for a number of years; in this phase subjects are transiting into abstract forms. Influenced by 19th century pseudo-sciences’ incorporation of photography, and R&B, Theme and Variation expands the artist’s work into abstract representations breaking down simple reads and understanding of the figures.

Antonio McAfee – AntonioMcAfee.net

Antonio McAfee is a photographer based in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Shortly after, he earned his MFA in Photography from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, he received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art in Arts and Culture Management from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). His fascination with history, portraiture, and what makes up photographs drives his activities. McAfee has been featured in BmoreArt Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mission on Tenth published by California Institute of Integrated Studies, and catalogues published by the University of Pennsylvania and Corcoran College of Art and Design. He participated in residencies at Can Serrat (Spain) and Vermont Studio Center. Antonio was awarded the Maryland State Individual Artist Award, Civil Society Institute Fellowship, Fulbright IIE Grant to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dedalus MFA Painting and Sculpture Fellowship. His work has been exhibited at the Academy Art Museum, University of Maryland College Park, George Washington University, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Civilian Art Projects, and Terrault Contemporary. Antonio is currently an instructor at American University.

ICA Baltimore – icabaltimore.org

ICA Baltimore is a collaboration of volunteers working to stage contemporary art exhibitions in available spaces in Baltimore. Antonio McAfee: Theme and Variation is the twenty-sixth exhibition by the ICA since 2011.

Theme and Variation is made possible in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

All images copyright 2018 Antonio McAfee

Time

August 25 (Saturday) - September 23 (Sunday)

Location

Institute of Contemporary Art

16 West North Avenue, Baltimore 21218

25aug4:00 pmSoBo Summer Music SeriesOmnia Azar

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The SoBo Summer Music Series continues through September 2018 with free music concerts and workshops in South Baltimore. The series aims to activate greenspaces and community gathering locations in less frequented neighborhoods, with a particular focus on Cherry Hill, Westport, Lakeland, Sharp Leadenhall and Carroll Park neighborhoods. The SoBo Summer Music Series is presented by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in partnership with Youth Resiliency Institute, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Catholic Charities and the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership.

South Baltimore is the entrance point for most visitors to the city, coming in off I-95 from the south, and home to some of the city’s major attractions: Fort McHenry, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium. Those who dig a little further into South Baltimore will find a vibrant dining and nightlife scene, as well as venerable, but less visited neighborhoods that define what it is to be “authentic” Baltimore.

A schedule of the remaining events included in the SoBo Summer Music Series is below. Most events are produced specifically for the series, while others are existing events with a music component. For more information on the events, visit www.promotionandarts.org or call 410-752-8632.

SCHEDULE:

Thursday, August 9, 2018
6:30pm-8:30pm
UltraFaux                                                                                        

Middle Branch Park
3301 Waterview Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230

Baltimore-based UltraFaux, led by guitarist/composer Michael Joseph Harris, performs original acoustic music with Romani, Manouche, swing, funk, blues and musette influences. The band is an acoustic powerhouse of dazzling leads and rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The musicians of Ultrafaux are also the core trio of Hot Club of Baltimore, a larger ensemble which features vocalist Alexis Tantau, specializing in the music of Django Reinhardt and traditional French jazz.

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018
5:30pm-8:30pm

Craig Alston                                                            

Carroll Park
1515 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230

Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. Alston began performing with Fertile Ground while attending Morgan State University. As the band became more successful, he chose to leave college and pursue his passion. Alston plays the saxophone, bass and keyboard. As a saxophonist, he has played with jazz legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath.

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

4pm-5pm

Omnia Azar

Solo Gibbs Park

1001 Leadenhall St., Baltimore, MD 21230

Omnia Azar is a singer, songwriter and arranger with an incredible stage presence that demands attention. Hailing from Benton Harbor, M.I., she has shared the stage with artists such as Chico Debarge, Sunshine Anderson, Dwele and Avery Sunshine. She has worked on projects and showcases with artists including Navasha Daya, Blaqstarr, Meagan McNeal, Osiris Azar, Yolanda Lavendar, DC and III Conscious, among others producers and artists worldwide who have sought Azar for her songwriting and vocal talents. Azar is the featured vocalist and arranger of the hot new Kariz Marcel song “Pokemongo.”

 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

3:30pm -6:30pm

JaneliaSoul

Westport Academy, #225

2401 Nevada St., Baltimore, MD 21230

With her exciting multicultural background, Nigerian-American singer and band leader Janelia set out to charm listeners with her unique and charming melodies. Growing up in Nigeria, Janelia learned the local dialects and enjoys composing songs and singing in English, Pidgin and Yoruba. Now in the States, her latest single, “Love-Hate,” created some buzz in the independent music scene with more than a million YouTube views. Her eight-piece band, collectively known as Janeliasoul is the only female-fronted world music band based in Baltimore. The band fuses traditional Nigerian rhythms with contemporary sounds like soul and jazz, and is heavily influenced by world music artists Angelique Kidjo and Fela Kuti.

 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit 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.

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(Saturday) 4:00 pm

25aug4:00 pm- 8:00 pmTrappy Hour by Creatively Mindful

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We’re deleting the stigma of “traditional” art shows once again with our 7th installment! We’ve taken one of the country’s favorite pastime and blended it with Great Art and music that might be a bit NSFW. We all have a slight soft spot for Trap music, so let’s indulge.

22 Artists and 12 Vendors from all over will showcase their latest and greatest creations for hundreds of attendees, networking and shedding light on the art scene of Baltimore. Here at Creatively Mindful we’re providing the wave and the vibe!

@PapiCuisine (//Instagram) serves the appropriate hors d’oeuvres. @DamnKham serves the kind of music you can’t wait to clock-out to listen to. @Official.Blyss serves the drinks that make you wish Happy Hour never ended.

August 25th 4-8PM don’t be late to Trappy Hour!

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

25aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmRu-Jac Remembered: Memorabilia from Baltimore’s Ru-Jac RecordsReception + Dance Party

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Reception: Sat Aug 25 | 6 – 8pm | FREE

On view: AUG 25 – SEP 15

Kevin Coombe, a musicologist and DJ, shares his passion for Baltimore’s Ru-Jac Records, one of the most robust local labels anywhere in the US, active from 1963 – 1980.

Time

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

25aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmGina Pierleoni: What Makes Us (Us)Opening Reception

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Reception: SAT AUG 25 | 6 – 8pm | FREE

On view: AUG 25 – SEP 29

Making Conversation Gallery Talk & Performance: SAT Sep 15 | 6 – 7:30pm | FREE

In 1992, artist and educator, Gina Pierleoni began a series of mixed media “faces” that expressed the perspective that everyone deserves to be seen and heard. During the intervening 25+ years, Pierleoni created nearly 300 portraits of people across the spectrum of familiarity. Whether friends or strangers, these images push past labels and judgements as they question perception, habit, and bias in how we place ourselves in relation to others. What Makes Us (Us) is the first time most of this series of mixed media pieces have been displayed in one place.

The exhibit is on view in Creative Alliance’s main gallery from August 25 – September 29, 2018.

As a college student in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Pierleoni frequently sketched the commuters and homeless population of Grand Central Station in New York City. If she was spotted by someone, she would often be drawn into a conversation that sometimes resulted in the person asking to have their portrait drawn. Several evenings a week, she bartended at a train station lounge where construction workers and Vietnam veterans were patrons along with commuters awaiting trains. Drawing portraits of the drinkers formed a way to create conversations. These two scenarios provided context to the array of changing faces she would encounter day and night. The longer each interaction lasted, the more complicated and like the subject the portraits became. Even when she was away from her subjects, Pierleoni spent time recalling and interpreting their faces into new works of art.

“I didn’t realize at the time that these drawings were forms of advocacy,” she writes. “I was just beginning to notice parallels of shame and invisibility between the homeless and veteran populations…. I certainly couldn’t have imagined these drawings would one day provide a gateway to my own healing, form the central philosophy for my teaching and community building, and build an unshakable tether for making art.”

The artist continues to use portraiture to spark conversations about empathy and our common humanity, using the memory and quality of these interactions to inform the tone of the new body of work. According to Pierleoni, “Portrait painting demands curiosity, stillness, and deep observation.” With the common platform of watercolor paper, and measuring roughly 22 x 10 inches each, the portraits are multi-layered: drawn, painted, scratched into, stamped and stenciled over and through the surfaces. Collage elements made from torn older paintings and ‘to-do’ lists are sometimes adhered to the surfaces. “Rather than capturing a single moment, my portraits use narrative as a vehicle. I am painting from the inside out to show the emotional fabric of someone, in addition to how they look.”

Gina Pierleoni earned her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Mount Royal School of Painting in 1985, and her BFA from the College of New Rochelle, New York in 1981. Pierleoni has been an Adjunct Professor at Harford Community College (HCC) since 1996 (Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media). From 2007-2013, Pierleoni served as an Adjunct at TAI Sophia Institute of Transformative Leadership and Social Change (now MUIH) in Laurel, MD. She leads traveling Cultivating Creativity workshops, making the creative process accessible to audiences beyond the art community.  As a mixed media artist, she has been exhibiting professionally for more than 35 years, earning numerous awards including three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, one from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and two nominations to participate in The Florence Biennale, Italy. In 2011, she was recognized as a ‘Hero in the MICA Community’ by MICA. Pierleoni also received a Recognition of Scholarly and Creative Publications from HCC in 2017, 2015, 2013 & 2011. In addition to exhibitions, Pierleoni is involved as a creative consultant (venues include Baltimore’s Contemporary Museum and 14kt. Cabaret), a curator, a book illustrator, and arts activist. Pierleoni’s artwork is represented in more than 150 public and private collections in the U.S., Canada and Germany, including Golden Artist Colors.

Time

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

25aug7:00 pm- 9:00 pmAntonio McAfee: Theme and VariationOpening Reception

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August 25 to September 23, 2018

Open Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 25, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 15

Theme and Variation is an exhibition of photographic collages that are based on re-imagining studio portraits of middle class African Americans from the Exhibition of American Negroes organized by W.E.B. Du Bois and Thomas Calloway for the 1900 Paris World Expo. This exhibit continues the visual transformation the figures have undergone for a number of years; in this phase subjects are transiting into abstract forms. Influenced by 19th century pseudo-sciences’ incorporation of photography, and R&B, Theme and Variation expands the artist’s work into abstract representations breaking down simple reads and understanding of the figures.

Antonio McAfee – AntonioMcAfee.net

Antonio McAfee is a photographer based in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Shortly after, he earned his MFA in Photography from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, he received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art in Arts and Culture Management from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). His fascination with history, portraiture, and what makes up photographs drives his activities. McAfee has been featured in BmoreArt Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mission on Tenth published by California Institute of Integrated Studies, and catalogues published by the University of Pennsylvania and Corcoran College of Art and Design. He participated in residencies at Can Serrat (Spain) and Vermont Studio Center. Antonio was awarded the Maryland State Individual Artist Award, Civil Society Institute Fellowship, Fulbright IIE Grant to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dedalus MFA Painting and Sculpture Fellowship. His work has been exhibited at the Academy Art Museum, University of Maryland College Park, George Washington University, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Civilian Art Projects, and Terrault Contemporary. Antonio is currently an instructor at American University.

ICA Baltimore – icabaltimore.org

ICA Baltimore is a collaboration of volunteers working to stage contemporary art exhibitions in available spaces in Baltimore. Antonio McAfee: Theme and Variation is the twenty-sixth exhibition by the ICA since 2011.

Theme and Variation is made possible in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

All images copyright 2018 Antonio McAfee

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Institute of Contemporary Art

16 West North Avenue, Baltimore 21218

26aug2:00 pmSunday @ 2 Films: Baltimore's Strange Fruit, A Story of Food Apartheid & the Struggle for Sovreignty

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Sunday @ 2 Films: Baltimore’s Strange Fruit, A Story of Food Apartheid

& the Struggle for Sovereignty (69 minutes)

Sunday, August 26th, 2pm

 

Produced by Black Yield Institute, this film explores the intersections of food, land, race and class politics through personal narrative and social commentary. The film follows the historical woes and triumphs of people of African Descent within the food system, while highlighting contemporary efforts to address food apartheid in Baltimore. A panel discussion will follow with filmmakers Eric Jackson and Maddie Hardy.

Included with Museum Admission

 

Let us know you are coming. 

Date and Time

Sunday, August 26, 2:00 pm
Contact Information

For more information call 443-263-1800
Admission

Included with museum admission

Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

29aug5:30 pm- 7:00 pmInna Alesina OVERLOOKEDReception

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Reception
August 29, 2018, 5:30–7:00 PM

Biodiversity Nature Walk October 4, 2018, 12:00–2:00 PM

Bread Making
October 23, 2018, 2:00–4:00 PM Registration: breadmaking.eventbrite.com

Lichen Jewelry Workshop November 9, 2018, 5:30–6:30 PM

Stevenson University is pleased to present OVERLOOKED, an exhibition of new work by Inna Alesina, professor of Art and Graphic Design and the School of Design’s 2018 featured faculty member. Alesina explores the ability that design has to bring our attention to na- ture’s usefulness in our daily lives.

Humans now recognize more brands than plants. In order to combat
this trend, OVERLOOKED employs biomimicry in reverse. Instead of following the human adaptation of nature’s problem-solving abilities, the surreal nature of OVERLOOKED adopts human methods of promotion to make us care for its well-being. Branding can transform something, making it visible, valuable, and desirable. In this exhibition, Alesina reclaims promotional techniques to make our environments better, healthier, and less artificial.

Inna Alesina was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, where she studied
industrial design. She continued her studies at Parsons School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work spans many disciplines and media, including object design, performance wear, communication design, ergonomics, food systems, and, most recently, biomaterials. Alesina adapts to new applications for design thinking. Over the years, she has worked on the design and development of products for clients in sportswear, furniture, personal care, and other industries. Alesina’s work has won numerous awards and recognition by the press, she holds dozens of patents for her inventions, and she co-authored Exploring Materials: Creative Designs for Everyday Objects with Ellen Lupton, (2010, Princeton Architectural Press). In addition to practicing design for 20 years, Alesina has been teaching design for over 15 years.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

The Stevenson University Exhibitions Program is supported by the “Friends of the Gallery” and by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, as well as by a project grant from the Baltimore County Arts & Sciences Commission.

For media inquiries, please contact Aden Weisel, Exhibitions Director & Gallery Curator: [email protected] or 443-394-9699.

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Artists: Inna Alesina in collaboration with Corrin Johnson and Keagen Thompson

​Title: Pleurotus ostreatus

Year: 2018

Medium: Digital photography

Dimensions: 24 x 24 in.

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson MD 21153

29aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmIn Pink is a Color That Feels Like LoveFeaturing work by Damien Davis, Brandon Dean, and Delano Dunn

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In Pink is a Color That Feels Like Love, Philadelphia-based curator Katy Scarlett brings together three artists whose work is deeply invested in the formal use of color paired with recognizable motifs in order to reflect on issues of representation. The artists address stereotypes related to race, gender, sexuality, and class, figuring color imbued with broader cultural meaning as a central subject in order to critique dominant paradigms.
In his work, Brandon Dean seeks to open a dialogue around social categories and the resulting notion of “otherness” as it has been implicitly signified and defined by canonical art history. He often takes as his central focus white male subjects and includes numerous references to historical European art motifs, including the symbolic use of color, in order to question and reevaluate the mainstream boundaries of art history.
Damien Davis and Delano Dunn both examine issues around identity, cultural perceptions, and representation. The artists explore color as a formal component in their work coupled with historically racialized motifs in order to raise questions about the social implications of color, primarily related to race and stereotypes.
Thus, each artist factors color in their work in different ways that prompt us to consider: What are the social and political meanings attached to color? In what ways does color, infused with symbolic value, shape our perceptions of the world around us? In what ways does it shape our perceptions of ourselves and other communities?
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Katy Scarlett is an independent curator based in Philadelphia, PA. She is interested in how contemporary artists dissect the construction of history and memory, creating awareness around historical omission. Katy has worked in accessibility, education, and public programming at several non-profit institutions and currently works as an Adjunct Professor of Art History at the Community College of Philadelphia. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Art History from Hunter College, City University of New York. 
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Damien Davis is a New York based artist. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, and in 2013 with a Masters in Visual Arts Administration. His work, which includes performances, collage, and installation, has been exhibited in both group and solo shows in and around New York, North Carolina, Minnesota, and New Jersey. His recent projects and collaborations were featured at the Whitney Museum of American art and the Museum of Modern Art, both in New York City.
Brandon Dean is a Philadelphia based artist. In 2008 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, specializing in painting, from Auburn University. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2012 from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Working in both painting and photography, he has exhibited in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia, among others.
Delano Dunn is a New York based artist. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from the Pratt Institute, and received a Master of Fine Arts in 2012 from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. He has held artist residencies in New York and New Jersey, and his work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York City and Los Angeles among others.
ABOUT THE STAMP GALLERY
Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Stamp Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.
 
FREE and open to the public. Mondays–Thursdays 10 am-8 pm; Fridays: 10 am–6 pm;
Saturdays: 11 am-5pm; Sundays: Closed. More information: thestamp.umd.edu/gallery

Time

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

Location

Stamp Gallery

1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742

30aug - 1sepAll DayWasted

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Tequila, clubbing, fights, lost friends, and being sick in the toilet. Emma and Oli face the consequences of a night out. Inspired by real events, Wasted explores consensual sex and what can happen when lines, and memories, are blurred. Wasted is like no other play that you will see in Baltimore this fall—straight from New York (by way of London), and starring Will Hearle and Serena Jennings, the show packs one fateful night’s drama in an hour-long show. Award winning Irish writer and director Kat Woods presents a completely original theatrical experience that will be available to college campuses Fall 2018.

Wasted was originally performed at the Gilded Balloon at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, before transferring to the SoHo Playhouse in New York, as part of their Encore series. Kat Woods is critically-acclaimed for other works, Belfast Boy and Mule and a two times recipient of the Peggy Ramsey Award.

Approximate runtime is 65 minutes.

Tickets on sale now!

Thu, Aug 30 at 7:30pm
Fri, Aug 31 at 8pm
Sat, Sep 1 at 8pm

Disclaimer: This show includes language, controversial sexual situations and female nudity. Due to its sensitive subject matter, this production may trigger an adverse reaction. This show is not recommended for people aged 18 and under.

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Time

August 30 (Thursday) - September 1 (Saturday)

Location

Bernard Black Box @ Baltimore Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore 21202

30aug9:00 pmAVAM's Flicks from the Hill

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  • When: Thursdays July 12 – August 30, 2018
  • Time: Screenings @ 9pm
  • Cost: FREE! Plus FREE museum entry 5-9pm on Flicks nights!
  • Where: On Federal Hill Park. Rain Location: Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 3rd floor*

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM’s current exhibition. 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 Adam Kurtzman’s Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE!

Before each screening at 6:30pm, join for our free fitness series, Fit before Flicks. Also, the museum is FREE & OPEN 5pm-9pm on Flicks nights! The museum is located at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD 21230 (Map), Phone: 410-244-1900.

*In case of inclement weather, you can check our Facebook page if the screening has moved indoors to our Jim Rouse Visionary Center, the third building on our Wonderland campus. Food and drink are allowed there. Service animals are also allowed, though pets are not.

Flicks from the Hill 2018 Season:

All screenings are at 9pm on Federal Hill Park & FREE!

July 12: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1988 • PG • 1h 44m • Director: Robert Zemeckis • Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy

‘Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters. – from IMDB

July 19: Casablanca
1942 • PG • 1h 42 min • Director: Michael Curtiz • Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

Rick Blaine is a cynical and world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early years of WWII. When Ilsa – a former lover – and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, and ultimately an excruciating decision to make. – adapted from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD). Ends @ AVAM.

July 26: Clue
1985 • 1h 34m • Director: Jonathan Lynn • Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Seven guests, a butler, and a maid are all involved in a series of murders.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Yoga with Baltimore YogaWorks • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Jim Rouse Visionary Center Plaza at the museum •

August 2: The Birds
1963 • 1h 59m • Director: Alfred Hitchcock • Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. – IMDB

August 9: Harriet the Spy
1996 • PG • Director: Bronwen Hughes • Starring: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Gregory Smith

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet’s friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business? – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Fun Run with Charm City Run • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

August 16: Sherlock Holmes
2009 • PG-13 • 2h 8m • Director: Guy Ritchie • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Boot Camp with Savoy Fitness • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

August 23: Hidden Figures
2016 • PG • 2h 7m • Director: Theodore Melfi • Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. – from IMDB

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Pilates with Arielle Gordon • 6:30-7:15pm • FREE • Meet at the plaza outside of our Jim Rouse Visionary Center • Follow Arielle on Facebook

August 30: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
1997 • PG-13 • 1h 29m • Director: Jay Roach • Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD). Ends @ AVAM.

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 pm

Location

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230

31aug - 29sepAll DayThe Thing is Close // Unintended Consequences // Revealuxion

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The Thing is Close (Main Gallery)

Works by Cindy Cheng and Jackie Milad

 Image Credit: Cindy Cheng, “Immure;”

“The Thing is Close” exhibits the pairing of prolific Baltimore-based artists Cindy Cheng and Jackie Milad. Cheng creates complex sculptural constructions and installations that draw reference from the carefully choreographed rooms of her parents’ house in Hong Kong. Her work invokes a highly formal language to ponder the importance of objects and their ‘beneficial’ placements in the Chinese home. Gesturing toward physical spaces she has inhabited, as well as objects and things she has lived around and through, these works serve as incubators that reflect on the physical and abstract self, as well as Cheng’s own personal history and memory. Jackie Milad’s works on paper present the complexities of identity-making for people of mixed-race and ethnic backgrounds. Her work constructs a new visual language—a mash-up of actual and invented symbols associated with her Egyptian and Honduran immigrant background and family history. Combining drawing processes collaged with the cut pieces of older finished works, Milad tears away at preciousness of history to reveal another story—one that is not fixed, and yet uniquely her own.

 

 

Unintended Consequences (Members Gallery)

A solo exhibition of works by Bill Schmidt

Image Credit: Bill Schmidt, “Architopia”

 

Baltimore-based artist Bill Schmidt’s paintings are the result of his willingness to embrace and encourage the accidental—the surprising moments that occur when one strives to get paint to behave. According to Schmidt, painting can be a battle that pits the will of the painter against the will of the paint. Employing a particularly recalcitrant and unpredictable medium, traditional, water-soluble gouache, his process is one of active damage control, embracing the serendipity of favorable but unanticipated results.

 

 

Revealuxion (Project Space)

A Multi-media installation by Kieun Kim

 

Image Credit: Kieun Kim, “Revealuxion”

“Revealuxion,” a multi-media installation by Kieun Kim, utilizes mechanisms and forms inspired by butterfly chrysalides and stringed marionette hands. With this work, Kim envisions herself through the reflection of a chrysalis—a metaphor which embodies the suffering and vulnerability, as well as the patience and self-determination required for periods of intense personal growth. For the artist, the process of making and presenting “Revealuxion” to viewers is an exercise in unapologetically embracing and revealing the genuine self, forgoing the inclination to put forth inauthentic versions of ourselves to the people we encounter. The patience inherent with this work is reflected in the details, which feature kaleidoscopic projections, laser-cut acrylic, articulated wooden hands, and hundreds of yards of carefully stretched, illuminated cotton string. Kim received a Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design in 2015, and currently resides in Lutherville, Maryland.

 

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

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for contemporary visual 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.

Time

August 31 (Friday) - September 29 (Saturday)

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

31aug6:00 pm- 9:00 pmThe Thing is Close // Unintended Consequences // RevealuxionOpening Receptions

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The Thing is Close (Main Gallery)

Works by Cindy Cheng and Jackie Milad

 Image Credit: Cindy Cheng, “Immure;”

“The Thing is Close” exhibits the pairing of prolific Baltimore-based artists Cindy Cheng and Jackie Milad. Cheng creates complex sculptural constructions and installations that draw reference from the carefully choreographed rooms of her parents’ house in Hong Kong. Her work invokes a highly formal language to ponder the importance of objects and their ‘beneficial’ placements in the Chinese home. Gesturing toward physical spaces she has inhabited, as well as objects and things she has lived around and through, these works serve as incubators that reflect on the physical and abstract self, as well as Cheng’s own personal history and memory. Jackie Milad’s works on paper present the complexities of identity-making for people of mixed-race and ethnic backgrounds. Her work constructs a new visual language—a mash-up of actual and invented symbols associated with her Egyptian and Honduran immigrant background and family history. Combining drawing processes collaged with the cut pieces of older finished works, Milad tears away at preciousness of history to reveal another story—one that is not fixed, and yet uniquely her own.

 

 

Unintended Consequences (Members Gallery)

A solo exhibition of works by Bill Schmidt

Image Credit: Bill Schmidt, “Architopia”

 

Baltimore-based artist Bill Schmidt’s paintings are the result of his willingness to embrace and encourage the accidental—the surprising moments that occur when one strives to get paint to behave. According to Schmidt, painting can be a battle that pits the will of the painter against the will of the paint. Employing a particularly recalcitrant and unpredictable medium, traditional, water-soluble gouache, his process is one of active damage control, embracing the serendipity of favorable but unanticipated results.

 

 

Revealuxion (Project Space)

A Multi-media installation by Kieun Kim

 

Image Credit: Kieun Kim, “Revealuxion”

“Revealuxion,” a multi-media installation by Kieun Kim, utilizes mechanisms and forms inspired by butterfly chrysalides and stringed marionette hands. With this work, Kim envisions herself through the reflection of a chrysalis—a metaphor which embodies the suffering and vulnerability, as well as the patience and self-determination required for periods of intense personal growth. For the artist, the process of making and presenting “Revealuxion” to viewers is an exercise in unapologetically embracing and revealing the genuine self, forgoing the inclination to put forth inauthentic versions of ourselves to the people we encounter. The patience inherent with this work is reflected in the details, which feature kaleidoscopic projections, laser-cut acrylic, articulated wooden hands, and hundreds of yards of carefully stretched, illuminated cotton string. Kim received a Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design in 2015, and currently resides in Lutherville, Maryland.

 

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

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for contemporary visual 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.

Time

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

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230