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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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

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

Time

July 16 (Monday) - December 17 (Monday)

Location

Stevenson University School of Design

11200 Gundry Ln, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

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

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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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

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

19aug - 31octAll DayAcknowledging the Wind: Kinetic Sculptures by Paul Daniel

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Paul Daniel, well-known kinetic sculptor with a studio in Clipper Mill, is exhibiting large outdoor sculptures at Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD. The exhibition, Acknowledging the Wind: Kinetic Sculptures by Paul Daniel, will be on display in the Ladew Meadow until October 31, 2018. https://pauldanielkineticsculpture.blogspot.com

 

Ladew Topiary Gardens, located at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD 21111, is open 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. There is a special event, Garden Glow, on October 20, 5-9pm. http://www.ladewgardens.com

 

Paul Daniel has exhibited work in numerous venues including the 2016-17 International Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition, Boynton Beach, FLA; 2016-17 ArtSites, Howard County, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC and Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington DC. 

Mr. Daniel has received a number of awards for his sculpture, among them a Municipal Art Society Grant, MD State Arts Council Individual Artists Grant, Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant.

Mr. Daniel received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and was awarded an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art.

 

Image: Manolis. Photography by John Dean.

 

 

Time

August 19 (Sunday) - October 31 (Wednesday)

Location

Ladew Topiary Gardens

3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton 21111

6sep - 27octAll DayPointing To The Sun | An Exercise In Abstraction

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Pointing To The Sun An Exercise In Abstraction

Curator Rod Malin

September 6, 2018 through October 13, 2018

Artists: David Brown, Zoë Charlton, Stephen Hendee, Terence Hannum, Bill Schmidt, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Ruri Yi.
Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 2018 6-9pm
Gallery Reception: Saturday September 8, 2018 1-3pm
Closing: Saturday October 13, 2018 1-3pm

Mono Practice is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition, Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction, curated by Rod Malin. The exhibition features the work of David Brown,  Zoë Charlton, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Terence Hannum, Stephen Hendee, Bill Schmidt, and Ruri Yi.

Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction is a celebratory exhibition featuring the works of Baltimore-based artists that will help establish a new beginning – Mono Practice. The importance of creating public space is fundamental to the existence of the human condition. The ability to connect and participate is key to the realization of new possibilities, and new partnerships.

The practice of abstraction is the deity of creation; as of now, one million Earths could fit inside the Sun, yet the Sun at one time will be about the size of Earth. It’s in the accumulation of moments or gestures that we equivocate meaning.

TO SEE AND TO BE SEEN

-Lawrence Weiner

The work in Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction looks to the specific relationship between practice and abstraction, between mind and action, the here and elsewhere. The act of examining inspirational aspirations is common practice for creative fields, putting the mind in far away places to bring back to pace. For the world Baltimore is in now, it is both weirdly close and familiar, yet also undefined; by being everywhere, it is also geographically challenged. For those who are here, it is home.

 

Baltimore artist David Brown was born and raised in Frederick, MD.   Brown is a graduate of UMBC’s fine arts program and worked with Thomas Segal Gallery in Baltimore, a private, blue-chip gallery that specialized in modern and contemporary masterworks. David’s work can be viewed at the Craighead Green Gallery in Texas, Pierogi Gallery in New York, Goya Contemporary Gallery in Baltimore.  He has also shown in multiple national art fairs, including the Dallas Art Fair, Art Chicago, the Art Dealers show in New York, and Art Miami.

Zoë Charlton was born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1973, and lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. Charlton received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her BFA from Florida State University in painting and drawing. She has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. Her work has been included in national and international group exhibitions including the Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX), the Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC, NY), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland), Haas & Fischer Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland), Clementine Gallery (NYC, NY) and Wendy Cooper Gallery (Chicago, IL). Charlton’s work has been reviewed in ARTnews and Art in America. Previous experiences range from being an animator for Flat Black Films in Austin, Texas to teaching positions at Missouri State University (MO) and Southwestern University (TX). She is an Associate Professor of Art at American University in Washington, DC.

Ariel Cavalcante Foster is a Brazilian-American artist and community programer based in Baltimore, Md. She holds a BA from Goucher College (2016) in Studio Art and Arts Administration. Foster has exhibited work throughout the Maryland region including Strathmore, MONO Practice, The Menial Collection, Resort, Palacio del Sol and Area 405. In 2017, She participated in an artist residency at Casa na Ilha, a home for artists to create site-specific work and collaborate with the local residents and native islanders in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her work is part of Goucher College Library and Special Collections and she is a recipient of the Rosenberg Travel scholarship.

Terence Hannum is a Baltimore based visual artist and musician who performs solo, with the avant-metal band Locrian (Relapse Records) and the dark synthpop duo The Holy Circle. He has exhibited at The Suburban (Milwaukee), TSA (Brooklyn), Guest Spot (Baltimore), Western Exhibitions (Chicago, IL), School 33 (Baltimore), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Gallery 400 at UIC (Chicago, IL), Allegra La Viola (NYC), City Ice Arts (Kansas City, MO) & Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA)

Stephen Hendee (California, US 1968) is a sculptor best known for producing large-scale architecturally ambitious installations. Inspired by a digital culture, he is considered a pioneering figure in the low-poly aesthetic, conveying vectorized properties to physical objects and materials, creating real world simulations of virtual reality space. The constructed works often reference film and literary sources. His work has been exhibited at PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, the New Museum, Sculpture Center LIC, and the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria in New York. Other national exhibitions include those at the Smart Museum, Chicago; the St. Louis Art Museum; and Rice University Art Gallery, Houston.

Bill Schmidt was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1947. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (BFA, 1969) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine before moving to Baltimore in 1969. He received an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Hoffberger School of Painting in 1971. He has received numerous grants and awards including the Bethesda Painting Award (2015), two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards (Painting, 2008 and Sculpture, 1990), and two Cityarts Grants from the City of Baltimore (1988 and 1990). He has exhibited his paintings, drawings, and sculpture extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region and has had solo shows in Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia. Recent group shows include “If Not For You” at the Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; ”Variations in Paint” at the Painting Center, NY, NY; and “Interior Space – Small Scale Abstract Painting”, Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

Ruri Yi was born in Deagu, South Korea, raised in Seoul, and currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. Yi studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Since graduating she has actively exhibited her paintings throughout the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. Ruri Yi founded Ruriart Center for the Fine Arts (Ellicott City, Maryland), where she spent twelve years managing and operating the center, as well as teaching students at all levels. Yi’s recent works reinterpret the landscapes that people live in and observe every day. Her paintings portray static images of scenes through the use of hard-edged lines, minimalist compositions, symbolic figures, and balanced colors– creating a simplified version of how she sees the world. Ruri Yi is a founder/director of MONO Practice in Baltimore, Maryland. A collection of her recent works can be viewed at Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE, Baltimore, Maryland.

Time

September 6 (Thursday) - October 27 (Saturday)

Location

Mono Practice

212 McAllister Street, Baltimore 21202

7sep - 8decAll DayAsia in Maryland: Expressing Cross-Cultural Experience

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On View September 7 – December 8

This exhibition brings together the work of artists in Maryland who are Asian, Asian American and those inspired by Asia. Featured artists will lead hands-on workshops throughout the season.

Presented with support from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

 

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gallery Talk & Reception: Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Time

September 7 (Friday) - December 8 (Saturday)

Location

The Asian Arts & Culture Center

7700 Osler Dr., Room 2037, Towson, MD

8sep - 27octAll DayThe Living Sky and the Plight of Birds | An Homage by Deborah Donelson

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Young Hawk by Deborah Donelson, 2018,watercolor and graphite, 16” x 12”

2018 has been declared the Year of the Bird by National Geographic and The Audubon Society. What better timing for Deborah Donelson to celebrate her own passion for helping birds than with this new body of work – her first in over eight years.

As a supporter of the excellent work being done by Lights Out Baltimore, Deborah has invited its Outreach Coordinator, Lynne Parks, to contribute some of her powerful photos to the exhibition. Lynne will be giving a presentation on Sunday, September 16th at 2pm about the mission of LOB and related groups to make Baltimore a safer city for migratory birds.

As proof of her commitment to this important work, Deborah Donelson will be donating 10% of her sales to LOB.

Gallery hours:
11- 7pm Tuesday through Friday
11-5pm Saturday, and by appt.
The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

For more information on Fleckenstein Gallery, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/fleckensteingallery/
or https://www.fleckensteingallery.com

Time

September 8 (Saturday) - October 27 (Saturday)

Location

Fleckenstein Gallery

3316 Keswick Road, Baltimore MD 21211

13sep - 30octAll DayMadeleine Keesing // Sally Egbert

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Opening reception: Thursday, September 13 from 6PM to 8PM
New exhibition catalogue available

Opening reception: Thursday, September 13 from 6PM to 8PM
New exhibition catalogue available

Time

September 13 (Thursday) - October 30 (Tuesday)

Location

Goya Contemporary

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

13sep - 8decAll DayA Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers & Packages, 1951-1954Opening Reception

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Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers & Packages, 1951-1954
Opening reception Thursday, September 13th, 5-7pm
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture


The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture celebrates the opening of A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, an exhibition based on three historically significant traveling exhibitions of contemporary mass-produced, American-designed consumer goods that were commissioned by the U.S. Department of State and exhibited in Europe early in the Cold War period. It recreates and interprets those early Cold War exhibitions — including American textiles, wallpapers, containers, and packaging — restating and interpreting part of each display as it might have appeared in the early 1950s.

The historical exhibitions — Contemporary American Textiles designed by Florence Knoll; Contemporary American Wallpapers designed by Tom Lee, and Containers and Packaging designed by Will Burtin — were each developed as collections of industry-specific consumer goods, designed and manufactured in the spirit of American modernism. The Traveling Exhibition Service (TES), an organization later known as the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, organized these exhibitions for display in post-WWII Germany on behalf of the U.S. Department of State in order to help promote the growth of democratic governments within postwar Europe. 

The exhibition will be on view at the CADVC through December 8,

Also on view Thursday evening at UMBC in the Albin O. Kuhn Library in the exhibition Depth of Field: Acquisitions to the Photography Collections, 2008-2018presenting approximately one hundred images acquired over the last ten years by UMBC’s Photography Collections through gifts from donors and artists (on view in through December 19.)

Featured artists in Depth of Field include Albert Arthur Allen, Laurie Brown, Kristin Capp, Clarence Carvell BFA ’93, Chim (David Seymour), William Eggleston, Donna Ferrato, Robert Fichter, Todd Forsgren, Peggy Fox, Sally Gall, Ralph Gibson, Penny Harris, Sam Holden, Irina Ionesco, Walter Iooss, Lotte Jacobi, N. Jay Jaffee, Brian Jones, Nate Larson, David S. Lavine, Alen MacWeeney, Mary Ellen Mark, Fred McDarrah, Dorothy Norman, David Seltzer, Steve Szabo, Barbara Traub, Peter Turnley, and Robert VonSternberg. Additionally, the exhibition features daguerreotypes, painted photographs, and post-mortem photographs.

The photographs on view in the exhibition highlight the breadth and depth of the collection – which contains more than two million photographs – and illustrates the range of forms, technology, and artists that historically shaped the medium and are presently impacting its ongoing evolution.

Images:  “A Designed Life” Exhibition Poster by Margaret Re for the CADVC; Todd Forsgren, Adelaide’s Warbler (Setophaga adelaidae), 2009, from the series Ornithological Photographs, Accession no. 2016-07-001.

Time

September 13 (Thursday) - December 8 (Saturday)

Location

UMBC - The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

15sep - 27octAll DayAfriCOBRA: The Evolution of a Movement

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Galerie Myrtis Fine Art presents AfriCOBRA: The Evolution of a Movement in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the coalition of black revolutionary artists whose aesthetic emerged from activism and a commitment to rail against racism through positive, powerful and uplifting imagery.

AfriCOBRA (African Commune for Bad Relevant Artists) was inspired by the Black Arts Movement, to expand the canon by creating artwork that speaks to the concerns of black people. In exploring the evolution of their creativity, this exhibition features paintings, photographs, prints, and three-dimensional forms created from 1979 to 2018, by the group’s earliest to its latest members.

Birthed during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, AfriCOBRA shaped a radical black aesthetic that asserted black empowerment, self-determination, and unity among African Diasporic people. The artists’ collective was conceived in 1968, on the South Side of Chicago, by founding members, Jeff Donaldson (1932-2004), Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) and Gerald Williams (b. 1941) who formed the nucleus of the group. As socially and politically conscious artists, they sought to counter white supremacist representations with positive black imagery, presented symbolically and rhythmically to uplift the soul of a nation.

Drawing from the tenets of the Black Power Movement, and the philosophical concepts and aesthetic principals of AfriCOBRA—works emerging from the collective captured the ethos of the black community. Through their imagery, rendered in a palette of “Kool-aid” colors, developed a black iconography rooted in African ancestry and black pride; and a lexicon, as in the term “mimesis at midpoint” to describe their artistic approach. These expressions, couched in idioms, such as, “the rich lustre of a just-washed ‘Fro” formed a vernacular that defines cultural nuances of the black experience.
Myrtis Bedolla, Curator

Time

September 15 (Saturday) - October 27 (Saturday)

Location

Galerie Myrtis

2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218

15sep - 3novAll DayFall Exhibitions at Baltimore Clayworks

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Baltimore treasure and nationally-renowned ceramics institution, Baltimore Clayworks, is excited to kick off the fall season with three shows that reflect the talent of the region and its programs. The Main Gallery has work from area artists, the Solo Gallery boasts one of its Springboard artists and instructors, and the Project Space Gallery has ceramic wares and mixed media monoprints from a resident artist alum. The exhibition will be open September 15th through November 3rd, with an opening reception on September 15th from 6-8pm. We will also host an artist talk by the four incoming resident artists from 5-6pm. All events are free and open to the public. 

 

LOCATION: Baltimore Clayworks 

5707 Smith Ave. 

Baltimore, MD 21209 

DATES: September 15th – November 3rd, 2018 

HOURS: MondayFriday: 10am – 4pm, SaturdaySunday: 11am – 4pm 

 

Main Gallery: Welcome to Our Clayborhood 

This exhibition is a small selection from the network of local studio artists and arts organizations that share our mission: getting clay into every hand. Some we welcome as our new resident artists, others have exhibited with us in the past, or have served as interns, and many are teachers inspiring the next generation of makers. There are artists who have home studios and others who create at places similar to ours: where a diverse group of folks comes together united under the ceramic banner. Clayworks wants to highlight their efforts, because it is a symbiotic relationship focused on a good cause. We all celebrate the craftsmanship and creativity of a hand-made clay object. 

Some of the studios represented include: Red Dirt Studios, District Clay, Clay Co-op, Chesapeake Center for the Arts, Glen Echo Pottery, and many private studios. 

 

Invited artists include: Cami Ascher, Cat Audett-Holt, Sarah Barnes, Lisa Battle, Jenny Beech, Margaret Boozer, Wes Brown*, Laure Drogoul, Katy Gmiter, Dani Hawk, Greg Holmes, J. Chris Landers, Christa Landry, Kathy Lee, Bianca Liscocco, Liz Lockett, Rick Malgrem, Jena Merrill, Antoinette Nero, Jason Piccoli*, Hannah Pierce*, Michael Poness, Tim Sherman, HaeWon Sohn*, Jordan Taylor, Joan Ulrich, Bill van Gilder, Matt Voelker, Sarah-Anne Winchester. 

(*indicates new resident artists) 

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Solo Gallery: Have you been to the Wonderland Family Church? by Eileen O’Donnell 

This solo exhibition includes an installation of sculptures that draw inspiration from diverse world cultures, ritual objects, and Alice in Wonderland. Modern myths and ancient religions come together to explore “the other” with resonance and humor to sustain the struggle to find meaning amidst the stress of daily life.

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Eileen O’Donnell pursued her love of clay and the art of ancient cultures at Moore College of Art and Design, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture. She has been awarded grants from both Creative Capital and the Louisiana ArtWorks, with her work shown throughout the country in several juried exhibitions. She has been a Springboard Artist at Baltimore Clayworks for many years. Recently, she began teaching at Clayworks to share the mentorship and positive impact that she experienced from her teachers. 

 

Project Space: Survey Being by Emily Irvin 

This solo exhibition features vessels and mixed media monoprints which Irvin creates to examine the definition of being or the essence of self by illustrating the interactions with people and the physical locations she has lived. Poems work to flesh out the individual experiences, which are abstracted into vessel or cup form, constructed layer by layer with pinched coils, much like building a relationship.

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Time

September 15 (Saturday) - November 3 (Saturday)

Location

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD 21209

20sep - 10novAll DayRepurposed with Purpose

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Repurposed with Purpose: Meaning in the Materials of Making

Curated by Doreen Bolger

On View: September 20 – November 10, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm

Join us for the opening reception of Repurposed with Purpose: Meaning in the Materials of Making!

This exhibition aims to enrich the visitor’s experience—and their understanding of the arts and humanities—by encouraging viewers to look for greater variance and nuance in the meaning of materials. The choice of materials holds different significance for each artist, sometimes reflecting larger societal issues and at others, more personal interests, concerns, or priorities. Some artists are thinking about the environment and as they choose their materials, commenting on its fragility and the impact of its degradation on mankind and the earth, now and in times to come. They celebrate reuse while mourning waste, creating compelling works of art, sometimes interactive and experiential, even pointing out that mankind is causing obsolescence, decay, and even mortality. Some artists reference or incorporate historic found objects that take us from the present moment to the past and memory, reminding us that time is a continuum. Others repurpose their own creations, giving them a new expression. For many, the use and meaning of these materials allow them to reach across boundaries of race, class, and gender orientation to remind us that we are unified by our humanity. Some even embrace a more evident position of social activism or political statement, making work where their choice of materials raises issues specific to the time and place in which we live.

Repurposed with Purpose: Meaning in the Materials of Making is generously funded by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, with in-kind support from the MuseWeb Foundation.

Time

September 20 (Thursday) - November 10 (Saturday)

Location

Maryland Art Place

218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201

21sep - 9novAll DayIn Profile: Modern Cameos

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In Profile: Modern Cameos is an exhibition of work by contemporary jewelers who utilize the cameo as the source, subject matter, or format for their work. The cameo has a vast and varied history, from antiquity to the present day, acting as a signifier of prestige and status, a memento for travel, and an indicator of desire. The diverse artists featured in In Profile: Modern Cameos, representing seven countries from around the globe, mine the cameo formats of the past and reinvigorate them through modern tendencies and associations.

Exhibition dates: September 21 – November 9, 2018
with an opening reception Friday, September 21, 6 – 9 pm

Featuring work by:
Adam Atkinson
Andrew Kuebeck
Anna Talbot
Billie Jean Theide
Bryan Parnham
Carolina Quintela
Geraldine Fenn
Jana Machatova
Jessica Calderwood
Julia Harrison
Karl Fritsch
Kelly Jean Conroy
Margo Csipo
Marissa Saneholtz
Mary Frisbee Johnson
Melanie Bilenker
Nicole Jacquard
Olga Starostina
Rho Tang
Sharon Massey
Victor Beckmann
Zachery Lechtenberg

Time

September 21 (Friday) - November 9 (Friday)

Location

Baltimore Jewelry Center

10 East North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

22sep - 3novAll DayMichael Fischerkeller | Children of War

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Michael Fischerkeller | Children of War

On View: August 22 – November 3, 2018
Opening Reception: September 27, 2018 | 6-8pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Maryland Art Place is pleased to present Children of War by Michael Fischerkeller at Hotel Indigo!

About Children of War:
“The most innocent are too often subject to the cruelest of conditions. No stronger evidence of this exists outside of mankind’s weakest acts – profiteering by warfare. Children often become pawns or currency in war, forced to serve as soldiers, laborers, sex slaves or exported as the same to raise funds that swell the coffers of the warmongers. In spite of all this, the brilliant light with which children are blessed persists in radiating. In the series I celebrate and capture that light in brilliantly colored portraits of children from around the world who face war or its consequences every day. The series includes portraits of strength, hope, determination, and grace and is intended to serve as a reminder to all who view the work that not all children enjoy the comparatively comfortable life that our local communities offer. In an effort to extend our comfort to these children, a portion of sales proceeds will be contributed to War Child UK and/or Children of Conflict (NYC), as these organizations establish and manage education and arts programs for children in war-torn countries” – Fischerkeller

Michael Fischerkeller lives and works in Washington, D.C. metro area, and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University. He uses art as a means to create narratives that further the viewer’s understanding of complex social issues. Inspired by street artists, Fischerkeller uses spray paint as his primary medium, recognizing that street artists often are impacted by social inequities. Fischerkeller has shown his work internationally with emphasis on participating in exhibitions furthering social change.

Time

September 22 (Saturday) - November 3 (Saturday)

Location

Hotel Indigo

24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore MD 21201

22sep - 15decAll DayLimoncello

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Limoncello

Mary Anne Arntzen/Tom Burckhardt/Sangram Majumdar September 22, 6-8 pm
St. Charles Projects

St. Charles is pleased to present Limoncello featuring paintings by Mary Anne Arntzen, Tom Burckhardt, and Sangram Majumdar. In Limoncello these artists celebrate the meaning, metaphor, and flavors of yellow in their paintings.

All three artists use yellow with distinct qualities just as limoncello has three distinct ingredients, lemons, alcohol, and simple syrup. When Limoncello is made the proportions of ingredients yield an emulsification of lemon zest oils creating a milky yellow, opaque liquid. The gallery walls have been primed with a similar desaturated lemon yellow.

Arntzen’s paintings use vivid muscle memory structures, finding tension in the tromp l’eiol layering of graphic elements. Acidic lemon forms swirl and pull from boxy cool green and blue structures. Burckhardt’s paintings are formed with twisting lines and rigid shapes using plasticity of chroma to call out positive and negative voids. Yellow is just beyond ripe, beyond a natural hue creating skepticism of its natural and chemical origins. Majumdar’s paintings are filled with facture and flattening psychological interiors. Yellows act as starbursts, highlights, notational markings, and fracturing shapes.

Please join us at the opening to meet the artists and enjoy a limoncello.

St. Charles, 2701 Charles St. Baltimore MD www.stcharlesprojects.com #stcharlesprojects

Time

September 22 (Saturday) - December 15 (Saturday)

Location

St. Charles Projects

2701 N Charles Street, Baltimore MD

3oct - 16novAll DayThe Multi-Faceted Tim Kelly

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The Crystal Moll Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition: ‘The Multi-Faceted Tim Kelly’ featuring a collection of interiors, pastoral and cityscape en plein air, and an array of his recent figurative paintings.

Tim Kelly is a multi-award winning Baltimore painter…he received 7 awards at Plein Air Easton in 2017 and received ‘Best Nocturne’ award in Plein Air Easton this year.  He also was awarded ‘Best in Show’ at this year’s Wayne Plein Air Festival.

Also this year, The American Portrait Society awarded him a Certificate of Excellence for his oil ‘Valeria Voxx & Her Lucky Stockings’

Show Dates:  October 3 – November 16, 2018

Opening Reception:  Saturday, October 27th from 5-7pm

Time

October 3 (Wednesday) - November 16 (Friday)

Location

Crystal Moll Gallery

1030 South Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21230

3oct - 29decAll DayNew Vistas

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NEW VISTAS: FEATURING Robert Andriulli, Ellen Hill, Sheep Jones, Kathryn O’Grady, Katja Oxman and Frank Trefny

Time

October 3 (Wednesday) - December 29 (Saturday)

Location

Steven Scott Gallery

808 South Ann Street, Baltimore Maryland 21231

4oct - 6janAll DayErin Stellmon: For Your Safety

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Baltimore-based artist Erin Stellmon explores the physical and metaphorical presence of walls and fences in her mixed-media collages and paintings on view in “For Your Safety,” opening Thursday, October 4, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Top of the World Observation Level. An opening reception takes place Friday, October 26 from 5 to 7pm. Managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Top of the World Observation Level is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt Street.

The Portland, OR, native photographs brick and stone walls, rock piles, staircases and temporary fencing throughout Maryland. Stellmon combines her photos with quilt pieces, along with imagery from the Oregon Trail to further question her ancestors’ right to lay claim to land and build barriers. Her use of paper collage exposes the fragility of these boundaries, while a neon palette is employed to both attract and repel the viewer—turning the serenity of traditional American landscape painting into a visual Emergency Alert.

Regular hours of operation for Top of the World Observation Level are Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military, and $4 for children 3 to 12 years old.  Admission is free for children under 3 years old. The last ticket is sold a half-hour before closing.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) 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.

For more information on “For Your Safety,” call 443-263-4350. For more information on Top of the World Observation Level, call 410-837-8439 or visit www.viewbaltimore.org.

Time

October 4 (Thursday) - January 6 (Sunday)

Location

Top of the World Observatory

401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore 21202

4oct - 28All DayJennifer Berk and the 5 Year Anniversary of The Alchemy of Art

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Jennifer Berk and the 5 Year Anniversary of The Alchemy of Art

From Oct. 4th-28th of 2018

Opening Reception Thurs. Oct. 4th 2018 from 7pm-11pm

 

The Alchemy of Art is proud to welcome local artist Jennifer Berk and to celebrate 5 years of being a local contemporary art gallery in Baltimore. The opening reception will be a celebration with the featured artist and live music and light fare.

 

Jennifer paints in acrylic and mixed medium on canvas and paper. After a 25 year career in marketing, Jennifer began studying abstract, landscape and figurative painting under a variety of accomplished, nationally known painters. Never having attended a school of art, Jennifer is otherwise self-taught.

 

Jennifer Berk’s favorite paintings are the ones she don’t know she was painting until they’re finished. Berk focus on the process, and is unconcerned with the final destination. Each painting literally begins with a blank canvas or page with no preconceived plan. She remain open to possibility, painting what comes from within, letting instinct and the canvas guide her. The result is usually abstract and expressionistic; sometimes a rustic landscape, most likely a pasture or open field, frequently remembered from her childhood or from her travels.

Abstract painting is a welcomed departure from life’s routines, schedules, and expectations.  From the smallest task each morning, we have a schedule, a plan, a goal for what needs to be accomplished. Abstract painting offers an almost overwhelming amount freedom. A blank canvas. No directions, no expectations, no preconceived destination or image, keeping everything in a state of flux, fragile and bold. Painting is unknown territory, an act of discovery.  Jennifer’s paintings stem from a dream, a journey of self, an exercise of faith — to a finished product that will hopefully affect the viewer in a lyrical and personal way. Her work is gestural. Colors are rarely realistic or as they “should” be. Painting to her is a journey, preserving the color and richness of nature, figure or idea in a lasting image for years to come. Berk tries to capture the excitement, the energy, the light, and the peace in the vistas or figures she is viewing – take everyday objects and transform them into something colorful and interesting.

 

Jennifer’s paintings are in corporate offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Rockville, MD and Atlanta, GA, as well as in private collections from Florence, Italy to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of juried and non-juried shows, including: The Waldorf School, the Hoffberger Gallery, the Myerberg Center, The Gordon Center, The Towson Art Collective, The Women’s Artist Forum, The Unicorn Gallery, The Charles, Sascha’s and the LOF/Gallery.

Artist contact: [email protected]www.jenniferberk.com • 443.286.4955


The Alchemy of Art is a local contemporary gallery focusing on but not limited to local up and coming artist. The building itself is a unique space as it is a converted convent and the gallery is on the entry level and one of the two rooms is the old chapel room with beautiful arched ceilings.  Along with the gallery there is a boutique which carries locally made art and goods. The gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday 12:30pm to 6:30pm and 1pm to 6pm on Sunday but subject to change. To keep posted on hours of operation and events follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyOfArt and keep an eye on our website www.alchemy-of-art.squarespace.com

Time

october 4 (Thursday) - 28 (Sunday)

Location

The Alchemy of Art

1637 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21231

5oct - 28All DayMICA 2018 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

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On View: Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 28, 2018

Reception: Friday, October 5, 5–7 pm

The work in this annual exhibition is a selection of the best submissions from all four years of undergraduate students. From hundreds of entries, approximately 100 will be chosen in a variety of disciplines based on artistic merit, creativity, and vision.

This year, Myrtis Bedolla and Stephen Towns will serve as jurors. Bedolla is founding director of Galerie Myrtis, a contemporary fine art gallery and art advisory located in Baltimore, Maryland. Voted, Best Gallery by the Baltimore Sun in 2017, Bedolla has also been featured in BMORE Art magazine, Issue 3, Living with Art: Myrtis Bedolla Builds a Home and Gallery in Old Goucher and in the Baltimore Style Magazine, October 2013 issue Women in the Arts which honored women at the helm of the Baltimore art scene.

Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Mixed-Media Artist, Stephen Towns was raised in Lincolnville, South Carolina. Towns primarily works in oil, acrylic, and fiber drawing much of his visual inspiration comes from medieval altarpieces, Impressionist paintings and wax cloth prints. His work has been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Arlington Arts Center, Galerie Myrtis, Gallery CA, and is in the permanent collection of Art + Practice, artist Mark Bradford’s non profit based in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, The permanent collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art and the City of Charleston, South Carolina, and private collections in the states and abroad.

“All of my work is rooted in my growing up in the Deep South. My work is in direct response to issues permeating African American culture, issues such as loss of ancestral roots, slavery, class, education, skin tone and religion. I create beauty despite misfortunes in life.”–Stephen Towns

 

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Saturday,
10AM – 5PM
Sunday, noon – 5PM
closed major holidays

Time

october 5 (Friday) - 28 (Sunday)

Location

MICA Decker Gallery, Fox Building

1303 West Mount Royal Avenue

5oct - 29All DayCordially Invited

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During Free Fall 2018, Make Studio is pleased to present Cordially Invited, a first-of-its-kind in Baltimore invitational exhibition and set of programming featuring artworks created in more than a dozen innovative U.S. and international studios that serve artists with disabilities.

Cordially Invited celebrates the exciting and thought-provoking art produced in progressive art studios as a way to better appreciate our neuro-diverse world. There will be a central exhibition in Make Studio’s Showroom Gallery as well as a satellite of smaller “pop-up” art displays in partnering venues. Participating artists come from diverse local and more distant studios including Art Enables (DC), Pure Vision Arts (NY), Gateway Arts (MA), Creative Citizens Studios (PA), Open Eye Gallery (MD), Friendship Heart Gallery (PA), Creativity Explored (CA), Studio In-Sight (MD), and World of Art Brut Culture (China). Select works from Make Studio’s roster of 32 artists will also be on display.

Cordially Invited open to the public on Friday, October 5th and runs until Monday, October 29th. A free opening reception will take place in our Showroom Gallery in the Schwing Art Center, 3326 Keswick Rd. Baltimore, MD on Friday October 5th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and will feature artist talks, music, and refreshments.

Additional programming will include an educational panel discussion, an inclusive multimedia art workshop to be held on the first and third weekends in October (dates to be announced), and an accompanying online gallery.

The exhibition is open to visitors during Make Studio’s usual weekday hours or by appointment.

About Make Studio

Make Studio is a 501(c)3 community-based arts organization located in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 2010 with the mission of providing multi-modal arts programming to individuals with disabilities, Make Studio aims to put art and abilities to work throughout Baltimore and beyond to create more inclusive communities for all.

Time

october 5 (Friday) - 29 (Monday)

Location

Make Studio

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

5oct - 8decAll DayProficiencies for Living in Ruins

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Opening Reception for Melissa Webb’s Proficiencies for Living in Ruins, produced by ICA Baltimore at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 North St Paul Street, (enter at 22nd street steps) Baltimore, MD 21218.

Exhibition Dates: October 5 to December 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 2018. 7-10pm
Parking available in the Lab School and Maryland Geological Survey lots. Wheelchair / ADA accessible entrance- Lovely Lane Museum entrance on 22nd St.

Open Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm

Weekday visits available by appointment with Lovely Lane staff, contact Lena Leone, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm @ 410-889-1512

Contact: [email protected]

A large-scale, site-specific installation by Baltimore-based fiber artist Melissa Webb, Proficiencies for Living in Ruins represents a partnership between the artist, the Institute for Contemporary Art, Baltimore, and Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Situated inside the dramatic architecture of a currently unused chapel in historic Lovely Lane UMC, this interactive environment explores the human endeavor to operate within a society which has distanced itself from nature in an ever-expanding manner. Utilizing an accumulation of handmade, and manipulated found materials, Webb imagines a future where, in the face of deteriorating environmental and societal stability, humankind and the natural world learn new ways to thrive in symbiosis. Viewers are encouraged to consider their bodies in relation to objects and people within the space — alternately obscuring and revealing, isolating and conspiring.

During the run of the exhibition, several artists working in the areas of sound, music, and performance art will react to the installation through the presentation of new, site responsive works. A series of evening and weekend events will feature Baltimore-based artists Carrie Fucile, Stephanie Barber, and Tom Boram. (Event dates and times TBA.)

Melissa would like to thank the members of ICA and the staff and trustees of Lovely Lane UMC for their incredible support – especially the wonderful Lena Leone – and owes a world of thanks the following individuals for their generous contributions to this project in the form of studio assistance and fabrication: Brian Stansbury, Megan Koeppel, Mia Dexter, Scott Pennington, and Joe Macleod. So many more have helped along the way, with their considerate critique, emotional support, and encouragement. Though too many to name here, you know who you are! 💚

Melissa Webb – melissawebbart.com
Melissa Webb is a Baltimore-based fiber artist working in the areas of site-specific installation and large-scale participatory and performative environments. Her solo and collaborative works have been featured at venues such as ‘sindikit Projects, VisArts Rockville, School 33 Art Center, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Baltimore Theatre Project, and at public art festivals such as Artscape, Philadelphia Fringe, and the Transmodern Festival. Melissa is a three-time Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize semi-finalist and the recipient of a Robert Rauschenberg Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant.

Lovely Lane United Methodist Church – lovelylane.net
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, formerly known as First Methodist Episcopal Church, and earlier founded as the Lovely Lane Meeting House, is the Mother Church of American Methodism. The church building, situated in Old Goucher, was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by Stanford White, and completed in 1887. It was built as a Centennial Monument of the “Christmas Conference” – the historic founding conference of newly independent Methodists within the United States, held just after the American Revolution – to unify the factions of Methodism. The exterior is constructed of gray ashlar granite and features a square bell tower patterned after the campanile of the 12th century church of Santa Maria, Abbey of Pomposa, near Ravenna, Italy. Lovely Lane United Methodist Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

ICA Baltimore – icabaltimore.org
ICA Baltimore is a collaboration of volunteers working to stage contemporary art exhibitions in available spaces in Baltimore. Proficiencies for Living in Ruins is the twenty-seventh exhibition by the ICA since 2011.

Time

October 5 (Friday) - December 8 (Saturday)

Location

Lovely Lane United Methodist Church

2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore 21218

7oct - 6janAll DayJohn Waters: Indecent ExposureOpening Day

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OPENING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
Members Preview Days: October 5 & 6
$15 Adults | Free for Members

See more than 160 photographs, sculptures, and video and sound works showcasing the iconic artist and filmmaker’s renegade humor and provocative insights. The exhibition concludes with objects from the artist’s home and studio that inspire him and three peep-shows, featuring footage from Waters’s rarely seen underground movies of the 1960s.

From October 7, 2018, to January 6, 2019, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents John Waters: Indecent Exposure, the first major retrospective of the artist’s visual art in his hometown of Baltimore. Through more than 160 photographs, sculptures, soundworks, and video made since the early 1990s, Waters’ renegade humor subverts mainstream expectations of representation and reveals the ways that mass media and celebrity embody cultural attitudes, moral codes, and shared tragedy. Waters freely manipulates images of less-than sacred, low-brow references—Elizabeth Taylor’s hairstyles, Justin Bieber’s preening poses, his own self-portraits, and pictures of individuals brought into the limelight through his films—to entice viewers to connect to his astute and provocative observations about society.

 

“We are thrilled to organize the first retrospective of John Waters work in his hometown,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Chris Bedford. “The wide-ranging influences and products of his work speak succinctly to popular culture within the context of the history of art. I’m excited for visitors to experience this exhibition and find frequent homages to Baltimore across his works.”

 

Waters’ first artwork, Divine in Ecstasy (1992), immortalized the peak of his favorite muse’s rapture by using a still camera to capture a split-second’s worth of movie footage on a television monitor. Since then, he has transposed some of his most provocative themes and motifs concerning race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion into photographs, montages, and sculpture. By bringing “bad taste” to the walls of galleries and museums, Waters tugs at the curtain of exclusivity that can divide art from human experience. Children Who Smoke (2009) embraces taboos with an image of eight child film stars of the 1930s and 40s with lit cigarettes and Congratulations (2014) pokes fun at the contemporary art world’s jargon of success with a riff on the red dots once used in galleries to indicate a sale. Waters’ Campaign Button (2004) encourages amorous encounters as an alternate use for voting booths. These works and others present a call to viewers to overthrow hierarchy and interrogate the value systems in which we all participate.

 

John Waters: Indecent Exposure is organized around themes of popular culture, the movie industry, the contemporary art world, the artist’s childhood and identity, and the transgressive power of images. Among the exhibition’s highlights are a photographic installation in which Waters explores the auras and absurdities of famous films, their directors, and actors; a suite of photographs and sculpture that use humor to humanize dark moments in history from the Kennedy assassination to 9/11; and Kiddie Flamingos, a 2014 video work of children reading a G-rated version of Pink Flamingos (Waters’ notorious 1972 celebration of all things outsider and extreme). Other bodies of work explored in the exhibition include Waters’ renegade versions of abstractions, still lives, and readymades and iconic cult film images that constitute a photographic reunion of Waters’ Dreamland Productions actors and crew. The exhibition concludes with a selection of ephemera and some of Waters’ earliest films presented in a peep-show format.

Image: John Waters. Beverly Hills John. 2012. Rubell Family Collection, Miami. © John Waters, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

Time

October 7 (Sunday) - January 6 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

7oct - 17novAll DayKate Norris: Biologia Exploratio

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The Biologia Exploratio exhibition of new art work by Kate Norris will be on view October 7 – November 17, 2018, hosted by Claudia Bismark and Wade Wilson in their Fell’s Point alternative exhibition space.

OPENING Reception for the Artist:
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CLOSING Reception for the Artist:
Saturday, November 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

1760 Bank Street at S. Ann Street

Viewing by appointment only, contact Claudia Bismark

Time

October 7 (Sunday) - November 17 (Saturday)

8oct - 6janAll DayStephanie Mercedes: Los Relicarios

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October 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019

355 Pod Space, Rockville Town Square

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 26th, 7 – 9 PM

 

During the Argentinian Dictatorship (1976-83) grandmothers and mothers would protest the forced disappearance of their children and loved by ones by wearing lockets of their faces in the streets. This simple gesture reflects the often female, delicate and intimate methods of protest during this dark period of Argentinian history. This installation, re-images the original acts of protests in lockets that are suspended from the ceiling each acting as small light boxes.

This installation is part of a larger project by the artist, Stephanie Mercedes, entitled “Luz del Día: Copyrighting the Light of Day” in which the artist is combating pending copyright legislation that would make the photographic archives of the Argentinian Dictatorship inaccessible to the public.

About the Artist: Through radical justice, investigating copyright law, and film photography, Stephanie Mercedes hopes to restore missing violent histories, turning the archive into legend.  Mercedes has a research-based practice that intersects law and social justice. Her recent work is in connection to the history of the Argentine dictatorship (1976 – 1983). By building publicly accessible photographic archives, Mercedes hopes to restore silenced voices.  Mercedes’ work questions the purity of the documentary image, the singularity of memory, and the purpose of the archive. Mercedes is an Argentinian/American Artist whose practice moves between Performance, Social Practice and Social Sculpture. In 2017 Mercedes won the Light Work Grant and the Open Society Grant for documentary images.  She has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, Flux Factory, Paco das Artes and many institutions across the Americas. She was the VisArts Studio Fellow from January – June 2018 where she used her studio as a platform for investigations into the ethics of violent images, art and law, and Latina performance, Mercedes is always looking for individiuals who want to share their connections to the histories she excavates. [email protected]

Time

October 8 (Monday) - January 6 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

11oct - 2novAll DayBaltimore Neighborhoods: Jerome Gray

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Join us for the opening reception of “Baltimore Neighborhoods” Jerome Gray’s second exhibition at the AIA Baltimore bookstore and gallery. The exhibit is running through the month of October “Baltimore Architecture Month.”

Artist Statement

“Baltimore Neighborhoods” is a collection of sketches documenting buildings in Baltimore, Maryland over a four-year period. Most of the sketches were done “plein air”. Pen and paper work like a camera. The exhibit attempts to preserve images of buildings and point out their beauty. It also gives these places a new life on social media (follow “@jcgarch” on Instagram). Buildings still matter.

Jerome C. Gray, AIA. Architect

“Baltimore Neighborhoods” Jerome Gray’s second exhibition at the AIA Baltimore bookstore and gallery. The exhibit is running through the month of October during “Baltimore Architecture Month.”  Opening Reception October 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 , On view– November 2. The Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects – AIA Baltimore is located at 11 ½ West Chase Street, Baltimore, MD. For more information, please contact Zevi Thomas 410-625-2585 ext.104. AIA Baltimore Architects Bookstore.

 

Artist Statement

“Baltimore Neighborhoods” is a collection of sketches documenting buildings in Baltimore, Maryland over a four-year period. Most of the sketches were done “plein air”. Pen and paper work like a camera. The exhibit attempts to preserve images of buildings and point out their beauty. It also gives these places a new life on social media (follow “@jcgarch” on Instagram). Buildings still matter. Jerome C. Gray, AIA. Architect

Time

October 11 (Thursday) - November 2 (Friday)

Location

AIA Baltimore Gallery

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

11oct - 2decAll DayThe Institute of Visionary History and the Archives of the Deep Now: Episodes 2-5

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See below for descriptions and dates for each episode. Each experience runs 45-60 minutes for a group of up to five people. The Archives of the Deep Now have been recreated by Submersive from instructions left behind by The Institute of Visionary History before they mysteriously vanished in 1997. Each box from The Archives contains an experiment designed to conjure visions of the past in order to ask a specific question. Episodes Two through Five, found clustered in a corner of the basement archive, appear to be connected in some significant way.

Episode Two: “Project P.S.” Runs October 11-14. Subjects needed. Join in on procedures and extractions of metaphysical kurayami with a biomechatronic sculptor to examine the hypothesis that one can obtain enlightenment. (Actualized by Mika Nakano.)

Episode Three: “Altar Ego” Runs October 18-21. You are invited to a unique house party to learn more about your “model citizen” Vietnamese-American neighbor, and explore the boundaries between home and not home. (Actualized by Kim Le.)

Episode Four: “Waters of Oblivion” Runs November 1-4. Explore layers of existence throughout time with a being at the beginning as we seek to discover how one can forge a new identity. (Actualized by Cori Dioquino.)

Episode Five: “She Who Sees and Hears the Cries of the World” Runs November 29-December 2. This experiment was originally conducted in 1836, but was so disastrous the results were suppressed for almost 200 years…until an anonymous informant gave us new information in an effort to answer the question: “How can one escape a curse?” (Actualized by Elizabeth Ung.)

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The Institute is recommended for ages 12 and above. You will be required to ascend and descend at least two staircases at a relaxed pace. For Episode Three (October 18-21), incense will be burned in your presence. Plan to arrive a full fifteen minutes before your scheduled start time and to spend about an hour (or more if you choose) at The Peale. Beverages and light snacks will be available (donations appreciated). Restrooms will be accessible before and after the experience. Coat racks and safe storage for bags will also be available.

Updates and more intro:
https://facebook.com/visionaryhistory/

Time

October 11 (Thursday) - December 2 (Sunday)

Location

The Peale Center

225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore MD 21202

12oct - 24novAll DayALLLLLL NATURAL // Traveling Home // Wandering Properties

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Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 2018, 6-9pm*

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

Location: 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

 

*Opening Reception Serves as the Kickoff & 30th Anniversary Celebration

for School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour

 

ALLLLLL NATURAL (Main Gallery)

Image caption: Antoinette Suiter, “Canary Island Date Palm


Curated by Adriel Luis, “ALLLLLL NATURAL” features artists Selin Balci, Maggie Gourlay, Caroline Hatfield, Catherine Mapp, Kaitlin O’Keefe, Antoinette Suiter and Chiang Tai, who consider the thin line between reality and fantasy. Each work illustrates the tensions between what is, and what isn’t. They question if all that emerges from the earth is necessarily real, and if that which is made in our hands and our minds is immediately synthetic. Composed of materials that are organic, manufactured or of dubious origin, these works beckon people to suspend their grip on reality, and to recognize that the very core of human nature is the instinct to make believe.

 

Traveling Home (Members Gallery)

An Exhibition of Sculptural Works by Rachel and Jon Lundak

Image captions: Jon Lundak, “On the Tarmac, Again”

“Traveling Home” is a collaborative exhibition by Rachel and Jon Lundak, featuring sculptural works that explore the similarities and differences between the spaces people travel through, and the spaces they call home. Through a series of objects and installations, the artists unify their unique perspectives to examine transitory spaces, and ideas of “house” versus “home.”

 

Wandering Properties (Project Space)

A Multimedia Installation by Brian Funk

Image caption: Bryan Funk, “Wandering Properties”

A kinetic sculpture and video installation by Baltimore-based artist Brian Funk, “Wandering

Properties” is a playfully political work that employs humor to explore social constructs surrounding the suburban home and infrastructure. Utilizing common household materials and projection mapping, Funk creates an immersive environment of miniature, motorized suburban homes that awkwardly putter along within the space. Viewers are invited to engage with the piece, gently mediating as the properties snag and push against each other.

 

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 City of Baltimore, Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions.

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

For more information on School 33 Art Center events and exhibitions, call 443-263-4350 or visit www.school33.org.

Time

October 12 (Friday) - November 24 (Saturday)

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

13oct - 24novAll DayJim Burger: A Charmed Life

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On view: OCT 13 – NOV 24, 2018
Opening reception: SAT, OCT 13 | 6 – 8pm | FREE
A Special Evening with Jim Burger: THU, NOV 8 | 7:30 – 8:30pm | FREE (RSVP requested)
Full-color catalog available

A professional photographer for over 35 years, artist Jim Burger’s retrospective A Charmed Life is the first comprehensive presentation of his life’s work as a photojournalist and freelance photographer for some of the Charmed City’s premiere print publications. Burger, in collaboration with Creative Alliance Executive Director Gina Caruso, have selected more than 130 photographs, providing a mere snapshot of his long and successful career, and of the vision and enthusiasm he brings to any assignment.

A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1982, Burger went on to hone his trade at the Baltimore City Paper and the Baltimore Sun. “I had dreams of becoming an illustrator when I started at the Maryland Institute College of Art, but an instructor named Richard Kirstel had other ideas,” Burger recalls. “Under his mentorship I developed what can best be described as my style… and in 1988, I got my dream job. The Baltimore Sun had an opening for a photographer in their marketing department and I was recruited. Full time newspaper jobs were never plentiful, and finding one was the brass ring. For 10 years I’d wake up in the morning and I couldn’t wait to go to work.” A Charmed Life explores this period thoroughly, covering a detailed look at a typical day in the life of the paper, and including the production day for the final edition of the Evening Sun in 1995.

As a freelance photographer, Burger’s personal approach to every assignment mandated that he never give less than his fullest attention to the subject and his job. “I didn’t think anything could be better than working for the Sun, but freelance is. My time is my own, I pick and choose my clients, and I can do my own work.” Over the course of his career, he worked for clients as varied as AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the Lou Gehrig’s Disease Association, Lockheed-Martin, McCormick Spice, and TransAmerica. As a photojournalist his work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, The San Francisco Examiner, the Washington Post Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. But his true love is Baltimore, and the walls of the exhibition are filled images of its hidden beauty and charm: Women wait patiently under hair dryers at a Highlandtown salon. A young man sells cotton candy outside a Camden Yards restroom. Horseplayers watch a race, as hope fades. And Orioles fans file out of Memorial Stadium, one day to never return.

In addition to his photography, Burger has also worked as a writer for local publications, and has collaborated on many books, including a book on the Baltimore City Fire Department; “…In Service.” He also partnered with Baltimore Sun food writer Rob Kasper, and Baltimore Orioles legendary first baseman, Boog Powell, to publish “Baltimore Beer: A Satisfying History of Charm City Brewing,” and “Baltimore Baseball and Barbeque with Boog Powell.” He was a commissioned photographer for “America 24/7: 24 Hours. 7 Days. Extraordinary Images of One American Week.” Upon release in 2003 the book shot to #1 on the New York Times Bestselling List. The artist is also a three-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.

Jim Burger: A Charmed Life, on view at Creative Alliance through November 24th, captures these moments in the artist’s life and more. Closing out the forward to the accompanying full-color catalog, Burger puts it simply: “What follow, are a selection of photos from my life’s work. A life behind the camera. A charmed life.”

Time

October 13 (Saturday) - November 24 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

15oct - 9novAll DayJill Adler: Tenderly Detached

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Jill Adler’s first solo exhibition, Tenderly Detached, includes an array of paper collages, paintings, and sculptural elements that explore a combination of imagery from her early childhood and her contemporary life. Incorporating a nostalgic, “Northeastern Americana” aesthetic, Adler takes recognizable locations from her youth and reinterprets them, transforming them into the tender, yet distant, objects that exist in her memory.

Jill Adler is a multidisciplinary artist from Manhattan, New York. She’s currently a Painting major with concentrations in Book Arts and Printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Adler’s work envelops a wide variety of media including but not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, bookmaking, and ceramics. Her work is currently centered around the concept of memory, and strives to capture its sporadic and inconsistent nature by investigating structure and specificity.

 

Exhibition: October 15th – November 9th, 2018

Opening reception: October 19th, 5-7PM

Piano Gallery, MICA Meyerhoff House

140 W Lafayette Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

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October 15 (Monday) - November 9 (Friday)

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Piano Gallery, MICA Meyerhoff House

140 W Lafayette Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

15oct - 15novAll DayNew Works: A Showcase of AACC Visual Arts Faculty

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New Works: A Showcase of AACC Visual Arts Faculty
Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2018
Artist Reception – Oct 24th 5-7pm

Come to the annual Anne Arundel Community College visual arts faculty exhibit to explore a wealth of new work created by the AACC Faculty. This fall’s exhibit, “New Works,” includes works created in the last two years by the vibrant artists teaching in AACC’s visual arts department. The exhibitor’s works will include photography, drawing, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and video. The works on display include the bold topical screen-printing of Erik Dunham from his “Mulloch Series” as well as the dynamic design work of Jenn Schuster.

The Cade Center for Fine Arts 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. You can encounter an installation project juried by a museum curator, or the latest painting by an AACC student. Expect surprises and visual pleasures.

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/

For Questions Contact: [email protected]
Teddy Johnson: Cade Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

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Visit the exhibit
Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Image Information:
Jennifer Schuster  “Lindsay McCulloch Paintings” digitally printed bi fold catalogue . 2018

Time

October 15 (Monday) - November 15 (Thursday)

Location

Cade Art Gallery

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

18oct - 28All DayShe Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson

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She Like Girls
by Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Eve Muson
October 18 – 28
 
UMBC’s Black Box Theatre, 1000 Hilltop Circle: 21250

UMBC’s Department of Theatre presents Chisa Hutchinson’s She Like Girls, a coming-of-age, coming-out love story set in Newark in the early 2000s.

Kia, an African-American teenager, finds herself falling in love with her classmate, Marisol. As their relationship deepens into a romance, the girls strain to keep their involvement a secret from their conservative mothers and homophobic classmates. Kia becomes more and more vocal about her sexual identity but pays a high price for declaring her independence. This hip, sharp romantic comedy is sure to challenge your notions about identity, representation, and community.

“Ms. Hutchinson has a sharp ear for dialogue…and shows clearly the web of prejudice and hostility woven by peers and parents.” —The New York Times

Post-performance Talk Back event with playwright Chisa Hutchinson Saturday, October 20 and post-performance panel discussion Sunday, October 28.

Tickets available online or at the box office one hour before the show, subject to availability.

Time

october 18 (Thursday) - 28 (Sunday)

Location

UMBC's Black Box Theatre

1000 Hilltop Circle: 21250

18oct - 30novAll DayJanee Mateer: Hot House Hybrids

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Hot House Hybrids is a continuation of the flower series I made for the Earth is Intimate in 2017.  I call those images “Big Girls and Painted Ladies” emphasizing the flowers’ metaphorical connection to the female and the feminine. The use of watercolor in combination with the photographs allows for a double meaning. The flowers are meant to represent females and suggest the feminine but they are also literally painted and dominate the frame. These are flowers in all their beautiful glory. They verge on cliché. They attract and repel.  I hoped the images might lead the viewer not only to question our notion of beauty (natural and unnatural), and photography (straight and manipulated) but also the terms “big girl” and “painted lady”. These latter are less than empowering descriptions for the female –– the first, a euphemistic term used to describe an overweight woman or a tall woman or perhaps a naïve young woman and the second, a term used to describe a woman whose sexuality is for sale. These are terms used by culture to denigrate the female and limit her physicality and sexuality. Beauty too is a questionable premise, in art, in nature, and as it applies to the female and humans in general. What does it mean to be a beautiful female? What makes an image beautiful?

 

For me, beauty has to do with character. In this series, I wondered what might happen if I allowed my girls to get older, wiser, louder, more daring.  What would happen if I allowed myself to more thoroughly embrace painting and turn it too, metaphorically, into an empowerment. Where is the boundary between the beautiful and the horrific, the ripe and the rotten, between naivete and wisdom?  In these I recognize that I am Eve and I am getting older. Like Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, I have dissected and reassembled these hot house hybrids from the genetic shards of abstract painting and straight photography and its digital progeny.  Are they monstrous desecrations of the photograph and bastardizations of painting or are they a new genetic strain, stronger, faster, smarter?

 

These images are connected to the work in my new book –  Break Boundary Places Real and Imagined – by the color I capture from the real world and the color I create in my studio. It is perhaps not immediately clear, however, that the connection between these two bodies of work also hinges on the idea of the Break Boundary, the place of transformation where one thing turns into something else. I am interested in that moment where to borrow from Lawrence Weschler’s book on Robert Irwin, we forget, for a moment, the name of what we see.

Time

October 18 (Thursday) - November 30 (Friday)

Location

Hancock Solar Gallery

20 East Lanvale Street, Baltimore 21202

19oct - 16novAll DayThe Protest Banner Lending Library

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Cardinal is pleased to host The Protest Banner Lending Library, a work of political fiber art from Chicago-based artists Aram Han Sifuentes and Verónica Casado Hernández

October 19-November 16, 2018

The gallery will exhibit Sifuentes and Hernández’s project The Protest Banner Lending Library, a socially-engaged fiber art project comprised of protest banners the artists have sewn themselves and as part of sewing circles. During the run of the exhibition, Cardinal will display the artists’ banners and facilitate their distribution to interested groups and individuals who can use them in protests and public actions.

This project builds community by providing a communal space to learn about creating banners, by supporting community voices, and by allowing visitors to “check-out” handmade banners that can be used in protests. Sifuentes describes the banners as possessing a “growing history.

They are made by someone, used in a protest, returned to the library, and then taken by someone else to a different protest. The banners carry the histories of the hands that made and hold them, and the places they have and will travel.”

Aram Han Sifuentes is a fiber, social practice, and performance artist based in Chicago, where she teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, a 2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation Awardee and currently an Artist in Residence at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Her work has been exhibited and performed at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Asian Arts Initiative, Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, and the Design Museum in London.

Verónica Casado Hernández is a visual artist, cultural historian, and founding member of the research- based feminist collective The Great Social Evil. She has Fiber Arts degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) and from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited internationally and is currently a Hatch Resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 6-9 p.m.

More on the artists at aramhan.com and verocasado.virb.com

 

Hernández will be in town from October 17-21 and will facilitate a public workshop on Saturday,

October 20, 12-4 p.m. Sifuentes will be in town from November 6-8 and will facilitate a public workshop

on Wednesday, November 7, 6-9 p.m. Banners can be checked out for the duration of the exhibition.

[email protected]

Cardinal is an art space in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, housing a gallery and studios and is committed to the idea that cultural production comes in a diverse array of forms.

Cardinal
1758 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
www.cardinalspace.com
Exhibition Hours:
Wed. 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Sat. 12-4 p.m. and by appt.

Image credit: Original work from the Protest Banner Lending Library, courtesy the artists.

Time

October 19 (Friday) - November 16 (Friday)

Location

Cardinal

1758 Park Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

19oct - 18novAll DayFabiola Alvarez Yurcisin: Open System

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Concourse Gallery, VisArts

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 26, 7 – 9 PM

 

Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin’s installation at VisArts saturates the gallery with color, light, and shimmering evidence that all systems are interdependent even when there are elements with counter purposes. “Every input and output in an open system causes a feedback loop of relationships,” states Alvarez Yurcisin. Carefully placed cage-like sculptures woven with metallic ribbon, obsolete recording technologies, and mirrored surfaces emit and reflect light and color through window and door-like openings. “My woven cages always have an opening for the viewer,” says Alvarez Yurcisin. “The cages function as psychological devices that point to the artificial forms of division created by systems of oppression, power, and privilege.” Alvarez Yurcisin employs weaving as a form of language and a relational tool. The viewer enters Alvarez Yurcisin’s installation and becomes part of her system – “woven” into a relationship between being an insider and an outsider, implicitly entangled with the disposable synthetic world and the cyclical natural world.

About the artist: Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin was born in México City. She received a B.F.A. from The Art Institute of Chicago in 2003, and a B.A. from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 1995. She is currently a student of urban planning at Georgetown University. She has exhibited in the United States, México, and Europe. Two of her books are part of the permanent collection of The Joan Flash Artists’ Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was selected in 2017 as one of the #5WomenArtists, by CulturalDC, an initiative launched by The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Most recently, she received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Her work questions the speed in which we produce and discard our technologies. She works in both Mexico and the United States.

www.fabiola.com.mx

Time

October 19 (Friday) - November 18 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

19oct - 10novAll DayPerspectives: Highlandtown’s Annual Arts District Exhibition and Competition

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On view: Oct 19 – Nov 10

Reception: Fri Oct 19 | 6-8PM | Amalie Rothschild Gallery

Highlandtown is home to many different artists, each with a unique take on Baltimore and the world as we know it. Perspectives gives our artist community a voice and will showcase their wide array of talents.

Artists are being asked to submit work that displays their perspective of the world around us.

To apply, please download the PDFAll media accepted.


Important Dates

  • Oct 10: Entry deadline (Please send artwork information to [email protected])
  • Oct 14 – 16: Artwork delivery between 12 – 4 pm all 3 days
  • Oct 19: Reception, 6 – 8 PM
  • Nov 12 – 13: Artwork retrieval, 11am – 7pm (both days)

Eligibility

  • Artist must live and/or work in the Highlandtown Arts District or work with an arts organization
  • based in the District
  • Artwork must not exceed 48 inches in width, height, or depth including frame
  • Artwork works must have been created within the past two years
  • Artwork must be completed prior to application submission
  • Artworks must be dropped off ready to hang
  • Late artworks will not be accepted

If you have any questions or would like to any additional information, please contact:
[email protected].

Time

October 19 (Friday) - November 10 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

19oct - 18novAll DayAndrea Sherrill Evans: Invasive

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October 19 – November 18, 2018

Common Ground Gallery, VisArts

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 26, 7 – 9 PM

Inside Art Silverpoint Drawing Workshop: November 11, 1 PM – 4 PM, $25

 

Invasive documents the transformed – and transforming – landscape of the mid-Atlantic investigating the ways in which “Nature” and the “natural” shift under the shadow of the Anthropocene. The postcard-sized drawings of Invasive depict monumental masses of invasive plants blanketing the native landscape along highways in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Originally introduced by humans both inadvertently and intentionally, invasive species such as English ivy (Hedera helix), tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima)and kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata), outcompete native plants in the region and impact entire ecosystems. Rendered through intricate mark-making and subtle tones of silverpoint, images of this dense vegetation ebb and flow through the series. Invasive and native plants amass, becoming amorphous, impenetrable, and at times, almost monstrous, bound only by the sharp edge of the road and empty sky. While perspective and point of view shifts across the drawings, the human imprint upon the landscape remains unrelenting.

 

About the artist: Through intricate drawings, sculpture, and performative gestures, Andrea Sherrill Evans explores new forms of nature that reveal the active and irreversible impact of the human hand. Arizona-born and Baltimore-base, Evans’ perspective is largely influenced by the varied landscapes of the places she has lived, including the Southwest, New England, and the mid-Atlantic. She is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Drawing, St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Blanche E. Colman Award, and was a 2017 Trawick Prize Semifinalist. Evans’ work has been exhibited at spaces including Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, NY), The Dorado Project (Brooklyn, NY), Drive-By (Watertown, MA), Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA) and SPACE Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA). Her most recent solo exhibition, Onloaded: Andrea Sherrill Evans took place at phlCA (Phoenix, AZ) in 2015. Evans currently teaches in the Drawing Department at Maryland Institute College of Art.

www.andreasherrillevans.com

Time

October 19 (Friday) - November 18 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

19oct - 18novAll DayLeslie Shellow: The substance of Matter

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October 19 – November 18, 2018

Gibbs Street Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 26, 7 – 9 PM

 

About the artist: Leslie Shellow was born in Washington DC in 1969 and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She has exhibited in such venues as The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Silber Art Gallery at Goucher College, the King Street Art Gallery at Montgomery College, the National Institute of Health and the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia. In 2015, she was selected as a Sondheim Prize semifinalist. Her most recent solo exhibition is on view at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University of Maryland from October 6 – November 3, 2016. Leslie was awarded the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Works on Paper in

2010, 2013 and 2016. She holds an MFA in Painting from Towson University, a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Education from the Evergreen State College. Her work consists of oil painting on panel, ink drawing on panel and paper, printmaking, bookmaking and installation. Pulling her imagery from observations of nature, both in the visible world and through microscopes, Leslie addresses natural processes such as growth, decay and regeneration. Mold, lichen, corral, cells, viruses and bacteria are among the many natural elements that influence her work. She currently teaches Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art. www.leslieshellow.com

 


Learn about Leslie Shellow’s Upcoming Workshop Cut, Paper, Collage

Time

October 19 (Friday) - November 18 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

20oct - 1decAll DayAtomic Banana: Emotion and Heirospliffics

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Atomic Banana: Emotion and Heirospliffics

October 20th- December 1st, 2018
Opening Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Waller Gallery 2420 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, MD

Atomic Banana: Emotion and Heirospliffics (October 20th- December 1st, 2018) is the artist Gerry Mak’s exploration of symbols, the emotion of art practice, and the age of information overload. During the course of his life, Mak remembers watching the Challenger explosion, Tiananmen Square, the LA riots, and countless other global spectacles live on TV. The curator and artist want the audience to understand how a human’s visual lexicon connects us with one another. He uses realism and abstraction in his work to conjure the symbols of industry, fame, emotion, and chaos at varying scales.

Gerry Mak, b. 1979, is a visual artist who has lived in Chicago, Beijing, NYC, and Baltimore,and is currently based in Westchester County, NY. His work is largely influenced by media spectacle, propaganda art, and advertisement. He has painted his entire life. A product of the psychedelic whirlwind of Internet Age pop culture, Mak draws from propaganda, advertisements, street art, and folk art to explore themes of identity in the Chinese diaspora as well as politicized trauma in contemporary America.

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

October 20 (Saturday) - December 1 (Saturday)

Location

Waller Gallery

2420 Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21218

23oct - 25novAll DaySweat

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From its origins in the painstakingly researched fieldwork of two–time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage comes Sweat— the gritty, emotionally charged story of friendships and hardships in post-industrial small-town America. Hailed by The New York Times as “an extraordinarily moving drama” that “brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,” the show’s Baltimore debut runs October 23–November 25, 2018 and is directed by Everyman Theatre Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi.

Lifelong friends Cynthia and Tracey share everything together as coworkers in a steel mill of Reading, Pennsylvania. After a lethal combination of NAFTA-inflicted layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines plunge the town into economic distress, the sudden downturn crosses racial and generational divides. A
once–intimate friendship is changed forever; suspicion, desperation, and resentment grow as opportunities dry up, opioids take over, and demographics in the Rust Belt town begin to shift.

The action unfurls at the local bar as audiences connect the dots and the play moves between the months before September 11, 2001, and the Economic Crash of 2008. The lives of the factory workers crumble around them, and the beginnings of racial animus, deep division, and much–deserved anger unveil the march toward the nation’s current political milieu. In a world that is fractured and distrustful, Sweat challenges us to consider how we can find common ground to move forward as a country.

“Rooted in the culture of the working class, Sweat deftly captures the pressure cooker of trying times up the road in Reading, Pennsylvania— a post-manufacturing city not unlike Baltimore itself,” said Director Vincent M. Lancisi. “As industrial jobs disappear and skilled laborers lose the living once guaranteed to ensure a middle­–class life, Sweat is far beyond relevant. Lynn Nottage crafts an immensely personal, compelling story. This landmark production, further buoyed by the incredibly talented Everyman cast and crew, is an essential work of contemporary art.”

Sweat is the fourth play by Lynn Nottage to grace the Everyman stage.
Helen Hayes Award-winning Resident Actress Dawn Ursula*, who portrays Cynthia, has played leading roles in every work Everyman has produced in the Nottage canon ­–including last season’s Intimate Apparel, Ruined (2015) and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (2014).

Lynn Nottage is the only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, joining acclaimed playwright August Wilson as the only other playwright of color to achieve this feat. She spent over two years heavily researching the background of the play, conducting hundreds of interviews and establishing deep relationships with Reading residents.

The cast for Sweat includes Resident Company members Megan Anderson* (Jessie), Deborah Hazlett* (Tracey), and Dawn Ursula* (Cynthia). Fellow cast members returning to the Everyman stage include Jason B. McIntosh* (Evan) and Kurt Rhoads* (Stan), while JaBen Early* (Brucie), Vaughn Ryan Midder*(Chris), Alejandro Ruiz* (Oscar), and Matthew Ward* (Jason) make their Everyman debut.

The production team for Sweat includes Daniel Ettinger (Resident Set Design), David Burdick (Resident Costume Design), Harold F. Burgess II(Resident Lighting Design), C Andrew Mayer (Sound Design), Lewis Shaw(Resident Fight Choreography), Lindsey R. Barr (Dramaturgy), and Amanda M. Hall* (Resident Stage Management).
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States 

Sweat runs October 23 through November 25, 2018. Tickets ($10–65) are on sale now: online (everymantheatre.org), by phone (410.752.2208), or at the Everyman Theatre Box Office (315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD).

Event Listings
TNT: Theatre Night for Teens 
Sunday, October 21, 2018: 5:30 PM
Students in grades 9–12 enjoy a dynamic night out at the theatre featuring a pre-show dinner, an artist meet-and-greet with a member of the Sweat design team, and a 7:00 PM preview performance, followed by post-show discussion and dessert.
Tickets: $10 each (space is limited)

Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance
Sunday, October 21, 2018: 7:00 PM
Pay-What-You-Can for the first preview performance of Sweat.
Tickets: By donation (cash only), available on a first–come, first–serve basis
at the Box Office beginning at 5:30 pm.
Seating is general admission.

Childcare Matinee
Sunday, November 11, 2018: 2:00 PM
NEW! A creative, convenient, and reliable childcare solution during select performances, parents can enjoy the 2:00 PM matinee performance confident that their children are well cared for and creatively engaged by Everyman Theatre Education and Community Engagement staff.
Perfect for ages 4–12. Registration: $30 per child.

Cast Conversations
Thursday, November 15: Post–show
Chat with participating cast members following the 7:30 PM performance of SweatAdmission: Included with ticket to 7:30 PM performance.

About Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a Resident Company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent M. Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high-quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. The theatre strives to engage, inspire and transform artists, audiences, and community through theatre of the highest artistic standards and is committed to embodying the promise of its name, Everyman Theatre.

Sweat is sponsored by University of Maryland, Baltimore and Susan W. Flanigan. Everyman Theatre is supported in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Citizens of Baltimore County.

Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, the Market Center Merchants Association and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Vincent M. Lancisi is the Founding Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre. For information about Everyman Theatre, visit everymantheatre.org or call 410.752.2208.

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Time

October 23 (Tuesday) - November 25 (Sunday)

Location

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201

24oct - 1decAll DayThe Print Show

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24 OCTOBER — 1 DECEMBER, 2018

Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “The Print Show” featuring Ruth Channing, Tonia Matthews, Suzan Rouse, Alan Grabelsky, and Richard Hellman. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6-9pm. There will be an Artist Talk on Saturday, November 17 from 4-6pm.

“The Print Show” is a consideration of the printed image. The process for reproducing image and text is nearly 2000 years old and has a diverse formation and background. Throughout its history, printing methods have changed radically from prehistoric cave wall stenciling, early woodblock prints in China, copper etching and stone lithography techniques employed in Europe. Modern techniques have expanded the expressive potential of printmaking as an art form.

Printing, over the centuries, has been seen as a means of sharing knowledge and empowering the masses to a method of control and manipulation. We are exposed to printing every day, through our daily routine.

For this exhibition, an assortment of printed works will be showcased. Silkscreen, wood block, etching, intaglio, linoleum, monoprint, lithograph, and serigraph will make up some of the print techniques used to create the unique works shown. Many of the participating artists have created works exclusively for this show.

RUTH CHANNING
Ruth Channing grew up in and around Boston, Massachusetts.  She spent most of her youth drawing & painting. In her teens, Channing drew for a catalogue that featured imported kitchen items. She considered this good training, as she had to take mundane items and make them look exciting so people would want to purchase them. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design to be an illustrator, but instead she fell in love with printmaking. She transferred from RISD & went to Paris, where the best experimental print studio was at that time, Atelier 17.

Channing was trained in etching and copperplate engraving by Swiss artist and ethnographer Dadi Wirz, and by SW Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. She maintains a printmaking workshop in Baltimore.

Ruth Channing has shown at Y:ART Gallery, Creative Alliance, Antreasian Gallery, Craig Flinner Gallery, and Unicorn Gallery in Baltimore as well as The Pen and Brush in New York City.  Her work can be found in collections at the BMA, Southland Gallery of New Zealand, Michigan State University, and many private collections including C. Grimaldis in Baltimore, Elmar Oliviera in Croton-on-Hudson, Steven Reichlen in Cambridge, MA, Robbye Apperson in Baltimore, and Dr Wm Rutherford in  Languedoc, FR.

Most of Channing’s print imagery comes from a combination of literature, especially French literature, and her own experiences here and abroad. They are allegories of human emotions and situations.

In her recent prints she has tried to evoke the metamorphosis of a female being into another lifeform: a woman as a flea, or as a germ, or as a bug, for instance. Like Daphne who turned into a tree, or Ariadne who turned into a spider, “my little creatures are female spirits who take another form, in order to escape harassment and gain power.  I find that the medium of printmaking is especially good for this theme, probably due in part to the transformative nature of printmaking itself?”

TONIA MATTHEWS
Tonia Matthews’ current body of work portrays everyday images that carry whimsical characteristics. The objects may be a pair of shoes, a group of purses or a basket filled with stars. The subject matter is gathered from childhood memories in rural Indiana and her current life in urban Baltimore. The prints maintain a continuous theme that a single image is no more important than its surrounding environment. This theme is portrayed through energetic marks and color relationships that lead the eye back and forth between figure and ground. Through technique and a whimsical outlook she infuses each image with energy, stunning color and moments of excitement.

Tonia has exhibited in several juried and solo exhibitions. Some of her solo exhibits include “Works on Paper” at the Henry L. Stimson Center and “Girls Like Ice Cream” at the Washington Printmakers Gallery. The “Girls Like Ice Cream” series traveled to the Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland. Matthews’ work resides in collections at the National Institute of Health, The College of Notre Dame, and Clemson University. She is represented by the Canton Gallery in Baltimore and the Washington Printmakers Gallery. She received her MFA from Louisiana State University.

SUZAN ROUSE
Suzan Rouse is a fine artist living in Baltimore, MD. Her early years of drawing began in the streets of Jackson Square in New Orleans. As her work matured she traveled to Germany, France, and Spain to continue her art-making explorations. She obtained her degrees at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Rouse’s Bachelor of Fine Art degree was earned under the direction of Master Printer, John Sparks, while her MFA was geared towards Art Education.

She is the recipient of the Rubin Grant for her postgraduate work in printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a longtime member of the Maryland printmakers and a former member of the Washington printmakers.

Along with her successful art career Rouse is also no stranger to the restaurant business. She has owned, cooked, baked and even waited tables at some of the world’s best eateries. Suzan is responsible for the ad, logo and t-shirt design for the famous Louie’s Bookstore and Café in Baltimore, MD. Her role in the food industry has been a strong influence in her art-making.

In 2012, she presented a solo exhibit of her work at the Antreasian Gallery in Baltimore, MD. In 2016, she was honored to participate in “The Big Show” at the Creative Alliance and in 2014 “The Magic Door” in San Miguel, Mexico.

Rouse’s work has been shown extensively in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area along with international locations such as Japan and Bolivia.

ALAN GRABELSKY
Alan Grabelsky is an artist who divides his time between Baltimore, Maryland and Fredericton, New Brunswick.

He received his MFA in Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts in 1972. While studying film at CalArts he spent summers at the Rhode Island School of Design at printmaking workshops with print artist and photographer Alan Metnick.

Following Grabelsky’s graduation from CalArts he began a 40-year career in film and television. In 2010, he returned to printmaking, working collaboratively in Baltimore, Maryland, at The Litho Shop with master printer Brian Garner, at The Clubhouse Litho Workshop with master printer Leyla Ryzayeva, at Sol Print Studios with internationally acclaimed artist Soledad Salame, at the Baltimore Print Studios with Kyle Van Horn, and at Manual Feed Press with Ian Jackson. In New Brunswick, Canada, he works in Fredericton at his own studio at the Charlotte Street Art Centre, at Rabbit Town Press with David Brewer, and in St. Andrews at the Sunbury Shores Print Studio with master printer Robert Van de Peer.

Alan Grabelsky’s print work employs unique combinations of ink drawings, photography, lithography, wood block, silkscreen and photo etching techniques.

RICHARD HELLMAN
Richard Hellman is originally from the Bronx, NY. He grew up in a household on Long Island surrounded by prints from his father’s collection of etchings, wood engravings and lithographs that included mostly realistic work. He originally planned to become a doctor like his father while attending university; however he began taking painting and drawing courses with Hanlyn Davies (a former student of Josef Albers) and was introduced to Ken Noland’s Hard-Edged Color Field painting and Jackson Pollack’s Abstract Expressionism, and other non-objective styles which he intuitively “clicked” with inspiring him to become an artist.

Hellman’s prints are inspired by the forces of nature like swirling wind, the planets, the burst of flames emanating from the sun, or the waves in the sea. These are visual evidences of the vast energy that we all witness and experience. So, no surprise that landscape spaces and “spacescapes” are common formats he frequently employs. Hellman says that on one level, he uses them as metaphors for feelings and emotions—-he therefore sees his work as both personal and universal.

Hellman’s fascination with wood grain played an important part in his early work (from using wood textures in prints) to carving animals in hardwoods that possess bold “figure,” bringing the viewer back to the recognition that they are looking at wood. Concentrating almost exclusively with wood carving from 2011-2016 Richard decided to “come home” to printmaking for the current show at Y:Art Gallery.

Y:ART is a contemporary gallery established in 2015 by Julia Yensho. It Provides a forum for the art and culture of our time by presenting network and ideas through curatorial practice, artist representation, and by encouraging artistic collection. Y:ART Gallery is in the forefront of a new and exciting renaissance in Baltimore’s Highlandtown Arts District. The gallery has been responsible for many important solo and group exhibitions that have launched and sustained the careers of featured local and regional artists. Public programming within the gallery consists of artist talks and expert lectures on current exhibitions; all free and open to the public. Y:ART’s gallery store features over 70 local and regional artisans who specialize in handcrafted fine art gifts including: jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, textiles and metal work. The walls are covered with extraordinary unique artworks and sculptural pieces that would impress any collector. This unique space is open for artist showings and workshops, and the gallery is also available as a venue for private functions or social gatherings.

For interviews with the artists, and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at 443-928-2272 or Y:ART Gallery & Fine Gifts

3402 Gough Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
yartgalleryandfinegifts.com
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Our hours are WednesdayThursday 12pm-6pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm or by appointment. Beginning April 6, 2018, the gallery will be participating in Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District’s First Friday Art Walk, extended hours until 9pm.

Time

October 24 (Wednesday) - December 1 (Saturday)

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

24oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmNew Works: A Showcase of AACC Visual Arts FacultyArtists Reception

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New Works: A Showcase of AACC Visual Arts Faculty
Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2018
Artist Reception – Oct 24th 5-7pm

Come to the annual Anne Arundel Community College visual arts faculty exhibit to explore a wealth of new work created by the AACC Faculty. This fall’s exhibit, “New Works,” includes works created in the last two years by the vibrant artists teaching in AACC’s visual arts department. The exhibitor’s works will include photography, drawing, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and video. The works on display include the bold topical screen-printing of Erik Dunham from his “Mulloch Series” as well as the dynamic design work of Jenn Schuster.

The Cade Center for Fine Arts 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. You can encounter an installation project juried by a museum curator, or the latest painting by an AACC student. Expect surprises and visual pleasures.

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/

For Questions Contact: [email protected]
Teddy Johnson: Cade Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

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Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Image Information:
Jennifer Schuster  “Lindsay McCulloch Paintings” digitally printed bi fold catalogue . 2018

Time

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

Location

Cade Art Gallery

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

24oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmMegan Lewis | Artist Talk

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that Baltimore-based artist Megan Lewis has been chosen to create new public artwork for the Penn-North Metro SubwayLink station. The inclusion of the artwork—intended to focus on the history and culture of the Penn-North community—is part of North Avenue Rising, a project that includes transportation investments across the North Avenue corridors and is supported by a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. More information on North Avenue Rising can be found at www.northavenuerising.com.

The artwork created by Lewis will be the first new artwork commissioned for the Baltimore Metro SubwayLink system since the stations were built more than 30 years ago, and will be the first artwork by a black female artist commissioned for Maryland’s transit system. Lewis joins the ranks of artists like Romare Bearden, Patricia Alexander, Paul Daniels, Mary Ann Mears and others who have artwork commissions located along the Baltimore Metro SubwayLink line. The North Avenue Rising will improve transit connectivity and accessibility along the East to West North Avenue corridor, while the investment in new artwork will improve the commuter experience within the station and provide visitors an opportunity for self-reflection.

The North Avenue Rising Penn-North Station project is Lewis’s first public art commission. The artist has been an active and well-regarded member of Baltimore’s arts community. A past Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance Urban Arts Leadership Fellow, Lewis began translating her work into public murals in the summer of 2015 through Art @ Work, an award-winning partnership between BOPA and Jubilee Arts.  Since that time, she has been an Art @ Work teaching artist four years in a row, and has completed seven murals across the city. Her mural, “Lady Liberty Please Know Thy Self,” located at 1800 Baker Street, near McKean Avenue, made national news when singer-songwriter Alicia Keys visited Baltimore for “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America” presented by A+E Networks. The artist will begin designing the artwork for the station this fall, with installation scheduled in 2020.

The public can meet Lewis and hear about her creative process during an artist talk on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at Arch Social Club, located at 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217. The event is hosted by Cultureworks and part of BOPA’s Free Fall Baltimore.

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

For more information on North Avenue Rising Penn-North Station project, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.

Time

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

Location

Arch Social Club

2426 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

24oct6:30 pm- 8:30 pmBook Talk: John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

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Evergreen Museum & Library, the Evergreen House Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins University Press invite you to a talk on Gilded Age banker, businessman, and Garrett family patriarch, John Work Garrett (1820-1884) by Kathleen Waters Sander, author of the recently-published book, John W. Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Book signing and reception to follow.

Kathleen Waters Sander teaches at the University of Maryland University College. She is the author of The Business of Charity: The Women’s Exchange Movement, 1832-1900 and Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age.

Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

The Evergreen Museum and Library

4545 North Charles Street, Baltimore 21210

25oct - 18novAll DayKing of the Yees

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HEARTFELT HILARITY BRIDGING GENERATIONS

Playwright Lauren Yee has always felt like an outsider, especially compared to her father, Larry, the unofficial center of their Chinese American community. When Larry suddenly goes missing, Lauren has to chase through time, space, and the fourth wall itself to find her father, save his story, and chronicle a vanishing piece of American culture. Explore the vivid legacy of one changing Chinatown through the vibrant imagination of a new generation in award-winning playwright Lauren Yee’s smart and cheeky family comedy.

Content Advisory: This smart and cheeky family comedy can be appreciated by middle school audiences and up.

Time

October 25 (Thursday) - November 18 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

25oct - 11novoct 251:42 pmnov 11Barococo at Baltimore Theatre ProjectPresented by Happenstance Theater

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“Polished to an aristocratic shine” – Washington Post
“Kooky and astute” – DC Metro Theatre Scene

In this collaboratively devised ensemble work, Happenstance Theater portrays oblivious entitlement on the brink of extinction. We take a physical comedy dive into the late Baroque. We flaunt 18th century finery, wigs, panniers, gestural styling, elaborate ornamentation and the excesses of Rococo. We navigate the dangerous curves of manners and the Age of Enlightenment from the exquisite to the revolting. What fun we will have puncturing one percent pomposity!
Featuring Mark Jaster, Caleb Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Gwen Grastorf, Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon.

Time

October 25 (Thursday) 1:42 pm - November 11 (Sunday) 1:42 pm

Location

Baltimore Theatre Project

45 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201

25oct5:30 pmYork College Galleries to host exhibitions on opioid, HIV epidemicsOpening + Lecture

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The York College Galleries will host exhibitions created to draw attention to the opioid and HIV epidemics. Both will open with a lecture at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 25, in DeMeester Recital Hall, Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall.

 

Adam DelMarcelle’s “Our Town” is an installation that investigates the current landscape of the heroin and opioid epidemic and how communities and institutions are responding to the crisis. His exhibition will be featured in Brossman Gallery from Oct. 25 – Dec. 19. Informed by intense research and motivated by his own experience of tragic loss, DelMarcelle has constructed an immersive, deeply moving environment for contemplation that combines video projection, automated carousel slide projections, and audio recordings. DelMarcelle’s design activism has attracted not only the attention of city officials, police, and media in his hometown of Lebanon, Pa., but also national attention in publications like the Huffington Post.

 

DelMarcelle joined Dr. Eric Avery to create “Epidemic,” an exhibition that will be featured in the Cora Miller Gallery from Oct. 25 – Dec. 19. Avery began making woodcuts in response to his experiences with disease as medical director of the Las Dhure Refugee Camp in Somalia. He returned to the United States just as HIV/AIDS diagnoses began. Avery, who is gay, made his woodcut “Blood Test” during the two weeks he waited for the results of his HIV test. This exhibition juxtaposes his work made in response to the AIDS epidemic with the work of DelMarcelle, whose project “What Heroin Sounds Like” creates a platform and gathering place to speak openly about the opioid epidemic and demand urgent action to confront it.

 

All events are open to the public free of charge. The Cora Miller Gallery and Brossman Gallery are located within the Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information on art exhibits, check the website at www.ycp.edu/york-college-galleries or call gallery director Matthew Clay-Robison at 717-815-6622.

 

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master’s programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.

Time

(Thursday) 5:30 pm

Location

York College Art Galleries

Wolf Hall, 411 Country Club Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17403

25oct6:00 pm- 8:30 pmA CITY OF MAGIC CARPETS : ERICK ANTONIO BENITEZGALLERY RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK WITH CHRISTOPHER STACKHOUSE

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Artist Reception: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

On view in till December 11, 2018

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

City Hall is located at 100 Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202.

Emerging artist, Erick Antonio Benitez, the 2018 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize winner will have a gallery reception and artist talk with art critic, poet, and curator Christopher Stackhouse about his new works in the exhibition, A City of Magic Carpets, curated by Kirk Shannon-Butts, on view at The Gallery in Baltimore City Hall on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The exhibition, A City of Magic Carpets invites the viewer onto a journey across imaginary and transforming analogies of the land, the body, and the in-between.

A City of Magic Carpets is an exhibition exploring an imaginative place between interior and exterior landscapes through the language of painting, textiles, and tactile materials. Motifs of nature, fashion, and objects found within interior spaces are references used to reinvent ways of seeing material and the weight it carries. A City of Magic Carpets explores the nuances of materiality through its relation with the human body and its figurative connection with surrounding landscapes.

 

Drawing inspiration from the audio poem, The Bristol Project by Vito Acconci, this work examines a parallel connection of imagery and non-fictional worlds intersecting one another into abstractions and visual metaphors. The line, “Now it’s the land itself here who is a body, a body of land, it’s the water itself that’s a body of water,” expresses the notion of imagery we understand outside of its common context. Like Acconci’s word play, the textile paintings found in this work are constantly reinterpreted and reimagined outside of it’s ordinary function.

Through the use of camouflage textiles, floral embroidery imagery and thermal mylar blankets, A City of Magic Carpets opens a metaphysical dialogue to dissolve and reexamine our understanding of landscape. The way the material transcends past it’s psychological associations, gives new perspective on how one can interpret the concept of landscape outside of the common human experience.

*** Link to Poem by Vito Acconci

https://ubusound.memoryoftheworld.org/acconci_vito/Acconci-Vito_The-Bristol-Project_2001.mp3

 

ERICK ANTONIO BENITEZ

 

Erick Antonio Benitez (b.1988, Bronx, NY) is a Salvadorian-American multidisciplinary artist, musician, organizer and curator based in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has exhibited work at Connor Smith Gallery (DC), The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Baltimore City Hall Gallery (MD), Greenpoint Gallery (NY), Gaddis Geeslin Gallery (TX),  Strange Fire Collective (CO), Metafora Studio Arts (Barcelona, ES) and Simultan Festival (Timisoara, RO). His work has been reviewed by the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, BmoreArt, What Weekly and a few publications including the first issue of BmoreArt Journal + Ideas, Let’s Talk Live (WJLA), and Hyrsteria Zine Vol. 2. Benitez is also a recipient of the 2016 Ruby Artist Project grant, The Contemporary: Grit Fund 2, Y.L. Hoi Memorial Award and has work included in private collections around the Mid-Atlantic region and abroad. In 2018, Benitez was a Baker Artist Award Finalist, participated in the residency, Studios at MASS MoCA, and awarded the Janet and Walter Sondheim Award.

 

CHRISTOPHER STACKHOUSE

 

Christopher Stackhouse is a writer, artist, curator and teacher. He holds an MFA in Writing/Interdisciplinary Studies from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. His books include Seismosis (1913 press), which features his drawings with text by writer/translator John Keene; and a volume of poems, Plural (Counterpath press.) His writing and interviews have been published in numerous journals and periodicals including Der Pfeil (Hamburg, DE), American Poet- The Journal of The Academy of American Poets, Modern Painters, Art in America,  BOMB Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail. His recent contributions to artist monographs include Kara Walker’s Dust Jackets for The Niggerati (Gregory R. Miller & Co.); and, Basquiat – The Unknown Notebooks (Skira Rizzoli) a book that accompanies the traveling exhibition of text based works by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, which opened at The Brooklyn Museum spring 2015. He frequently lectures on art, literature, and American culture. He has taught and lectured at the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, Bethel University; at Naropa University; at Ohio State University; Azusa Pacific University; and at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

 Kirk Shannon-Butts

Kirk Shannon-Butts is a Curator, with an MFA in Communications (Film/TV Production) from Chapman University in Orange, California, and a BA in Marketing & Arts Management from The American College in Atlanta, Georgia.  Shannon-Butts is a dedicated artist advocate and has been instrumental in the careers many emerging and unsung visual artists, including rising art world star, Stephen Towns.  He has curated for Gallery CA, Galerie Myrtis, and Gallery M in Harlem. Shannon-Butts has worked for Rolling Stone magazine in Los Angeles and spent nine years at Conde Nast Publications (Vogue, GQ, Glamour) in New York City.  In 2009 and 2013, he served as the Communications Director for the HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball, where he interfaced with the White House Communications Department, Cabinet members, State Senators, and leading Hollywood agencies, including ICM and William Morris Endeavor. Although based in Harlem, currently Shannon-Butts resides in Baltimore City, where he serves as the newly appointed Curator and Gallery Manager for the Gallery in Baltimore City Hall.

The Gallery at City Hall

Hosted in City Hall, A City of Magic Carpets is the first inaugural exhibition showcasing contemporary works by a local artist and curated by the newly appointed curator and gallery manager Kirk Shannon-Butts, covering both the North Gallery and South Gallery.

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Baltimore City Hall

100 Holliday Street, Baltimore 21202

25oct6:30 pmU-Mag -- The Anatomy of a University Magazine

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with Claude Skelton, Elizabeth Sprouls, Giordana Segneri, Christopher Myers

FREE Program Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm

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(Thursday) 6:30 pm

Location

Towson University Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson 21252

25oct6:30 pm- 8:00 pmCraig Kraft: The Urge to MarkReception

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The King Street Gallery presents Craig Kraft: The Urge to Mark from October 22–November 21 , 2018.  A reception will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:30–8 p.m.  Craig Kraft will be giving a talk along with a reading by poet Lee Woodman, Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30 p.m.. The event is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/.  Free and open to the public.

Over the past 39 years, light sculptor Craig Kraft has gained national recognition for his innovative and unique neon light works.  Kraft has made three life-changing trips searching for the origin of human mark making—that is, art. He visited the caves of Southern France, even older ones in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and last year saw rock art and ancient tribal practices that produced it in Namibia, Africa.  In all these places he found a similar urge to mark.

The works in this exhibit represent the artist’s response to these extraordinary experiences, and his understanding of the origin of the primeval need to mark with the origin of our spiritual need to connect.

 

About the Artist:

Craig Kraft is one of only a handful of light artists in the world who bends his own glass and is respected for his ability to precisely manipulate the figure and the light to capture his own artistic vision. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is presently a faculty member of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program. His work has been featured in over 120 exhibits throughout the U.S.A. (17+ solo), and he has twice been a leader of the International Sculpture Conference.  The artist has carried out major commissions for Montgomery County Maryland and P.F.A. for the Downtown Silver Spring Development, as well as for the Anacostia Arts Center and The Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia. He was invited to exhibit at both the Busan Biennale Art Festival in 2004 and the Hermandades Escultoricas in 2005 in Merida, Yucatan Mexico.

About the King Street Gallery:
The King Street Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Montgomery College, while bringing art to the community. As part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists. The gallery, located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street, is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the center.

Contact: Prof. Katherine Knight, 240-567-1461, [email protected]
Gallery Website: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/
Gallery Address: The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center

930 King Street, Silver Spring 20910

25oct7:00 pm- 8:30 pmWilliam Oldfield & Victoria Bruce

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Join William Oldfield & Victoria Bruce for an evening of reading & discussion from their fascinating new history, INSPECTOR OLDFIELD AND THE BLACK HAND SOCIETY: America’s Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective Who Brought Them to Justice.

This is the captivating story of the 156th Post Office Inspector, Frank Oldfield, and his quest to uncover and capture a sophisticated and deadly organized crime syndicate, The Black Hand, preying on immigrants in America’s Industrial Heartland.

An intimate and gripping narrative, INSPECTOR OLDFIELD AND THE BLACK HAND SOCIETY chronicles Oldfield’s fascinating early life and career and the remarkable investigation into the Black Hand’s intricate web that stretched across the Midwest all the way to the Atlantic. After death threats and setbacks, Oldfield was finally able to convince brave victims to testify in court, leading to the federal conviction and incarceration of 11 members of the Black Hand Society in the first national organized crime trial in the U.S.

Author William Oldfield is Inspector Frank Oldfield’s great grandson. For the first four decades of his life, William’s family warned him never to tell of Frank’s exploits, fearing retaliation by the descendants of the criminals who remained prominent members of communities near the Oldfield family in Ohio. However, they did pass down the family treasure: a vast archive of Frank’s criminal cases. From the Oldfield family’s private collection, this book includes 51 black and white photos, newspaper articles, and letters from the Black Hand and their victims that have been hidden away for over 100 years.

Victoria Bruce is the author of No Apparent Danger, Hostage Nation, and Sellout. She is the recipient of the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism for her film, The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt.

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

The Ivy Bookshop

6080 Falls Road, Baltimore MD 21209

26octAll DayApril Alayne: Always April

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April Alayne: Always April

April Alayne grew up in Westminster, MD and is entirely self taught. Her subject matter ranges from portraiture to animals and foliage. Her work can be found in boutiques in Brooklyn, New Orleans, DC, and Philadelphia, as well as her own curated gallery and workspace in Baltimore, Always April Gallery. You can find April online at www.aprilalayne.com.

Curator: Jessi Hardesty
Carroll Community College, Babylon Great Hall Exhibition runs: 10/26-11/20

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All Day (Friday)

Location

Carroll Community College

Gallery in the Scott Center

26oct - 27decAll DayMFA Exhibition | Sidney Pink: Embodied Drawings: Creating Affective Spaces Through Line

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Oct. 26 – Dec. 27
Pink explores drawing in relation to somatic practices such as dancing, walking and breathing. This exhibition invites viewers to experience connections between phenomenology and drawing to create new ways of thinking. Interactive installations include dance scores, soundscapes and guided meditations for viewers to engage in different modes of being.

Towson University Center for the Arts, Holtzman MFA Gallery, CA2040
1 Fine Arts Drive, Towson, MD 21252

Gallery Hours: Tues.—Sat., 11 a.m.—8 p.m. (Closed November 19 – 25)

Time

October 26 (Friday) - December 27 (Thursday)

Location

Towson University Holzman MFA Gallery

8000 York Road, Towson MD

26oct - 2decAll DayHere from You

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Curated by Anthony Stepter, 2018 VisArts Emerging Curator

 

October 26 – December 2, 2018

Kaplan Gallery

Opening Reception and Curator Talk: Friday, October 26, 7 – 9 PM

 

A care package; money to cover the rent; a big box full of snacks and practical items for the new year—a remittance is a not just a gesture, but an attempt to maintain connections. Artists, like all people, are in many ways more connected across geography than ever before, but barriers, both natural and political, often separate people and homelands. The act of sending remittances in the form of money earned in one country back to one’s home is not just common, but in some locations around the world, an indispensable part of both daily life and the national economy.

Here From You is a group exhibition that emerged from personal reflections on the practice of sending remittances and the ways in which this very common act is often presented in popular media as merely a financial transaction. This oversimplification is often used in arguments to either support or denigrate specific communities, particularly those facing forced movement and other forms of oppression. In truth, networks of remittance may be as much about maintaining personal and emotional connections across a separation as anything else.

This exhibition considers the act of attempting to connect across a separation to be a broadly human experience that can be expressed over physical distance, throughout time, and across generations. The participating artists have all produced work that invite reflections on how distance, movement, and separation manifests in sometimes personal and sometimes very political ways. 

Here From You features the work of Michelle Dizon, Alexandria Eregbu, Fidencio Fifield-Perez, Rami George, Daniel Haddad Troconis, and Gelare Khoshgozaran.

 

About the VisArts Emerging Curator Program: The VisArts Emerging Curator Program pairs an emerging curator with an experienced mentoring curator to produce new exhibitions and related programming. The program is generously funded by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Learn more about the Emerging Curator Program and how to apply.

Time

October 26 (Friday) - December 2 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

26oct - 27decAll DayMFA Exhibition | Jodi Hoover: Little Blue House and Other Stories

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Oct. 26 – Dec. 27
Opening Reception Nov 1 at 7:30pm.

Hoover’s drawings and prints explore storytelling as a (sometimes unreliable) way to explain the dangerous, beautiful world. Familiar and domestic designs, such as quilt patterns, bleed into fairytale landscapes. The resulting imagery is an uneasy blend of whimsy and threat. Free

Towson University Center for the Arts, Holtzman MFAGallery, CA2040
1 Fine Arts Drive, Towson, MD 21252

Gallery Hours: Tues.—Sat., 11 a.m.—8 p.m. (Closed November 19 – 25)

Time

October 26 (Friday) - December 27 (Thursday)

Location

Towson University Holzman MFA Gallery

8000 York Road, Towson MD

26oct - 31All DayLurid Happenings: A Night of Devilry & Mischief

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Join the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for our first ever Halloween performance!

An evening of magic, macabre, and mystery await you at Lurid Happenings: A Night of Devilry and Mischief! The Amazing Allerdyce and his peculiar assistant Sinifredo, recently returned from a globe-trotting exploration of the dark arts, will regale you with marvelous acts of prestidigitation, test your fears, and perhaps even provide a little guidance from the spirits just beyond your vision.

Following Allerdyce’s magical display, those whose minds are still intact are invited to reflect on their experience and enjoy a festive Halloween party surrounded by artifacts from Baltimore’s history and architecture in The Peale Center with drinks, live music, and haunted interactive experiences. Guests will enjoy the music of Quattracenta on 10/26 and 10/27, Voodoo Pharmacology on 10/28 and TBD on Halloween Night. This after party will be available to attendees of both performances between the first and second show from 8:15 – 9:45 PM.

Due to some dark themes and disturbing imagery, BROS considers Lurid Happening rated R. Attendees under the age of 18 won’t be admitted without a parent or guardian.

For any questions please email [email protected]

SHOW DATES:

October 26th, 27th, 28th, and 31st.

SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT:

There are two performances each night at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm with a party experience in between the two seated shows. The Peale Center will be open for ticketed guests between 7:00 pm and 10:40 pm.

Early show ticket buyers are recommended to arrive at 7:00 pm and enjoy the party after the show.

Late show ticket buyers are recommended to arrive at 8:00 pm and enjoy the party first.

7:00 pm Doors for early performance

7:30 pm Early performance begins

8:10 pm Early performance ends and Party Experience begins with live band, roaming performances and exhibits

9:45 pm Late Performance begins

10:20 pm Late Performance ends

10:40 pm FIN

FAQs

• What’s the refund policy?

Full refunds are available up to 24 hours of the event start time. Email [email protected] for your refund. After 24 hours no refunds are available but you can still transfer your ticket to any show that still has tickets available. Remember BROS is a 501C3 nonprofit, so your ticket donation is greatly appreciated!

• Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! Just show us your confirmation email or give us your name when you arrive. Save a tree!

• Can I transfer my ticket to a different night?

You bet! Just email [email protected] and if your ticket type is still for sale on that night we will transfer you post-haste!

• Where do I park?

Free street parking is available near the Peale Center after 6 PM. There is additional parking to the north in the parking lot beneath the JFX.

• Can I bring my own booze?

NOPE. BROS will be selling delicious alcoholic beverages for attendees over 21, including beer and cocktails, as well as sodas, water, popcorn, and cookies! Support BROS by buying our stuff!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to support the next BROS production, but don’t have the time to volunteer? Seeking new opportunities to promote your brand or business? Do you believe in the power of ROCK? Consider sponsoring the BROS!

For sponsorship options, feel free to contact Kim, Sponsorships and Business Contributions Captain, at [email protected] with any questions. Sponsoring the BROS is a great way to get involved, and for your name or brand to reach our community while supporting a great cause!

Illustrations by Sanaya Forbes

Time

october 26 (Friday) - 31 (Wednesday)

Location

The Peale Center

225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore MD 21202

26oct - 18novAll DayA Chaste Maid in Cheapside

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Continuing their series of Shakespeare’s Contemporaries, The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory will present the Baltimore premiere of Thomas Middleton’s 1613 city comedy, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. Performed by an all-female/nonbinary cast, this satirical take on life in early-modern London offers a wealth of bawdy jokes, witty wordplay, and larger-than-life characters.  

Moll Yellowhammer, the Chaste Maid of the title, seeks to marry for love, but her striving parents offer her hand to the wealthy and philandering Sir Walter Whorehound. The silliness of the ensuing plot rivals any modern sitcom, and includes an array of affairs, elopements, pregnancies, and street fights.

Known best for The Changeling and The Revenger’s Tragedy, Thomas Middleton is recognized by some as the second greatest writer of the Elizabethan & Jacobean period.  BSF’s Shakespeare’s Contemporaries Series seeks to feature the many talented playwrights of this time, and to contextualize their work alongside the Bard’s.

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory will present A Chaste Maid in Cheapside on its Elizabethan-style Hampden stage Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 26-November 18.

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

Directed by Marshall B. Garrett

October 26 – November 18

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 4:00pm; Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before showtime.

The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary’s

3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, 21211

Tickets are available on the BSF website, www.baltimoreshakespearefactory.org/

Opening Night (October 26) is pay-what-you-can, collected at the door. For all other performances, ticket prices are $24 for adults, and $19 for students, teachers, artists, and senior citizens (55+); admission for children and 12 and below is free.

Each Saturday performance will be preceded by a lecture by a guest artist or academic, or a member of the BSF artistic staff. Lectures are free to attend and begin at 7pm.

About The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) produces five shows each year at the Great Hall at St. Mary’s in Hampden. It is the objective of Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to recreate, as closely as is possible, the staging conditions, spirit, and atmosphere created by Shakespeare’s theatre company. We are the only theatre in the region producing only plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods

We also continue to expand our outreach into the community, offering education programs for local students, and lectures and workshops for people of all ages. BSF is a proud member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, the Hampden Village Merchants Association, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Time

October 26 (Friday) - November 18 (Sunday)

Location

The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary’s

3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, 21211

26oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmErin Stellmon: For Your SafetyOpening Reception

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Baltimore-based artist Erin Stellmon explores the physical and metaphorical presence of walls and fences in her mixed-media collages and paintings on view in “For Your Safety,” opening Thursday, October 4, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Top of the World Observation Level. An opening reception takes place Friday, October 26 from 5 to 7pm. Managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Top of the World Observation Level is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt Street.

The Portland, OR, native photographs brick and stone walls, rock piles, staircases and temporary fencing throughout Maryland. Stellmon combines her photos with quilt pieces, along with imagery from the Oregon Trail to further question her ancestors’ right to lay claim to land and build barriers. Her use of paper collage exposes the fragility of these boundaries, while a neon palette is employed to both attract and repel the viewer—turning the serenity of traditional American landscape painting into a visual Emergency Alert.

Regular hours of operation for Top of the World Observation Level are Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military, and $4 for children 3 to 12 years old.  Admission is free for children under 3 years old. The last ticket is sold a half-hour before closing.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) 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.

For more information on “For Your Safety,” call 443-263-4350. For more information on Top of the World Observation Level, call 410-837-8439 or visit www.viewbaltimore.org.

Time

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

Location

Top of the World Observatory

401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore 21202

26oct6:30 pm- 9:30 pmDia de los Muertos After Hours

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos After Hours. The museum will open its doors for a free, family-friendly evening during the Day of the Dead Festival. Dance to Mariachis Los Amigos with the Mexican folk dance group Bailes de Mi Tierra. Enjoy food and drinks—including tacos, tamales, mescal cocktails, desserts, and agua fresca—from local vendors Taco Bamba, Tico, Hellbender Brewing Company, and the museum’s Mitsitam Café. Help create an interactive mural, learn to make paper marigolds, and enjoy exclusive access to the galleries.

There is no charge to attend Día de los Muertos After Hours. Food and beverage tickets will be available for purchase onsite with a debit or credit card. The museum is unable to accept cash for food and beverage ticket purchases. Tickets are non-refundable at the end of the evening.

This event is currently sold out, though more tickets may become available closer to the event and at the door.

For more information and updates visit AmericanIndian.si.edu

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, this event is open to attendees of all ages!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The National Museum of the American Indian is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol. The museum is metro and bus accessable and does not have parking. Parking is available by meter on the surrounding streets and in local paid parking garages.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send any questions about this event to [email protected] or call 202.633.7020

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

4th Street & Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20560

26oct8:00 pmSpire Series: Kurt Nikkanen, Violin concert

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Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 8:00 P.M.
The Spire Series welcomes back solo violinist, Kurt Nikkanen, for a largely Bach program.

Kurt Nikkanen is an international soloist of the highest order. At twelve, he gave his Carnegie Hall debut; he was then invited by Zubin Mehta to perform the Paganini Concerto No. 1 with the New York Philharmonic for a Young People’s concert. His recording of William Walton’s Violin Concerto with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra was chosen as Critic’s Choice for 2010 in Gramophone Magazine. Mr. Nikkanen is the Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Mr. Nikkanen’s program will include the following works
J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major
Eugene Ysaÿe: ‘Obsession’ (from Sonata) – quoting the opening of Bach’s Partita in E.
A new composition by Stephanie Boyd
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor

A meet-the-artist reception will follow the concert.

Meet the Musician:
http://nycbo.org/musicians/nikkanenk/

Order your tickets:
http://www.firstfranklin.org/index.php/community/music/the-spire-series/

Become a Subscriber to the whole Spire Series season:
http://www.firstfranklin.org/index.php/community/music/the-spire-series/friends-of-the-spire/

Time

(Friday) 8:00 pm

Location

The Spire Series

210 West Madison Street, Baltimore 21201

26oct10:00 pmGRL PWR Presents Sweat! Halloween

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Named Baltimore’s Best Drag Show of 2018 by Baltimore Magazine, GRL PWR Baltimore’s drag show series SWEAT returns with a special twist. For many Drag Kings & Queens Halloween has been a whimsical rite of passage into the world of Drag. In this same spirit, GRL PWR invites all drag enthusiasts to hit the stage in their first ever amateur drag hour!

As always the night will be stacked with performances from the most gifted queer artists of our time:

Chicago’s Paradise House DJ Duo TRQPITECA
Baltimore’s own Pop Royalty Elon
Drag Kings & Queens Saaphyri Wildz, Genufine, & Pontianná Iván
And Hosted by Amnesia, Emily Eaglin, Ideology, Randi With an I, Robin Lynne

10/26 at The Compound
10pm-2am
$7-10 sliding scale

MORE INFO HERE

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(Friday) 10:00 pm

27octAll DayMatt Fenton: Impressions on Canvas

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Baltimore’s quaint neighborhoods are celebrated in the painted scenes of Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower resident artist Matt Fenton’s Impressions on Canvas, on view Saturdays from August 4 through October 27, 2018 from 11am to 4pm in the Members Gallery of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower at 21 S. Eutaw Street. An exhibition reception with an artist meet and greet, music and light refreshments takes place Saturday, September 8 from 5pm to 7pm. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

The exhibition demonstrates a constant striving for spontaneity and an impressionist’s sense of light achieved by working in plein air. Fenton depicts city neighborhoods along railroads and water including harbors, seashores, lakes and rivers, the countryside and cityscapes.

Matt Fenton has been painting and drawing since childhood, working in oil, watercolor and pastel paintings, favoring a realist style with an emphasis on impressionist brushwork. Fenton studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in addition to Mitchell School of Fine Arts, Baltimore County Adult Education, School 33 Art Center, Zoll School of Fine Art and Schuler School of Fine Arts. The Baltimore artist paints vivid landscapes, still life and portraits in his studio at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

For more information on the events and exhibitions at the Bromo Seltzers Arts Tower, visit www.bromoseltzertower.com or call 443-874-3596.

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.

Image Credit: Pennsy Express Under Falls Road – Matt Fenton

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Bromo Arts Tower

21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

27oct - 30novAll DayBreak Boundary: Places Real and Imagined

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Artist bio:

Jenee Mateer is a photographer and video artist who was born in 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in English/Modern Studies from the University of Virginia in 1987 and her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1996. In 2007, she joined the faculty of Towson University, where she is currently Associate Professor of Photo Imaging and Chair of the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including the ArtHamptons Art Fair, Biggs Museum of American Art, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Masur Museum of Art, Newport Museum, Rhode Island Foundation, San Francisco Art Market, Scope International Art Fair in Miami, and Texas Contemporary Art Fair in Houston. She is the author of The Animals (2012), her essays and photographs have appeared in the 1st International Photography Annual (2012), The Photo Review, Masters of Photography, and Philosophy of Photography, and her photographs are in numerous private collections, including China Trust Bank.

Time

October 27 (Saturday) - November 30 (Friday)

Location

Thrive Atelier

302 East Federal Street @ The Cork Factory #10, 5th Floor South, Baltimore 21202

27oct10:00 am- 4:00 pmFREE - Kaiser Permanente Day: Total Health for the Mind, Body & Soul

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Kaiser Permanente Day: Total Health for the Mind, Body & Soul, Saturday, Oct 27, 10 am to 4 pm

Plan to get healthy while participating in a mix of  fun activities that support wellness for the mind, body and soul. Activities include live vegan cooking demos, funky dance fitness sessions, yoga, health talks, kids wellness activities, the hip hop film: Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth, health screenings and more.

FREE Admission

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

27oct1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPointing To The Sun | An Exercise In AbstractionClosing Reception

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Pointing To The Sun An Exercise In Abstraction

Curator Rod Malin

September 6, 2018 through October 13, 2018

Artists: David Brown, Zoë Charlton, Stephen Hendee, Terence Hannum, Bill Schmidt, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Ruri Yi.
Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 2018 6-9pm
Gallery Reception: Saturday September 8, 2018 1-3pm
Closing: Saturday October 27, 2018 1-3pm

Mono Practice is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition, Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction, curated by Rod Malin. The exhibition features the work of David Brown,  Zoë Charlton, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Terence Hannum, Stephen Hendee, Bill Schmidt, and Ruri Yi.

Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction is a celebratory exhibition featuring the works of Baltimore-based artists that will help establish a new beginning – Mono Practice. The importance of creating public space is fundamental to the existence of the human condition. The ability to connect and participate is key to the realization of new possibilities, and new partnerships.

The practice of abstraction is the deity of creation; as of now, one million Earths could fit inside the Sun, yet the Sun at one time will be about the size of Earth. It’s in the accumulation of moments or gestures that we equivocate meaning.

TO SEE AND TO BE SEEN

-Lawrence Weiner

The work in Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction looks to the specific relationship between practice and abstraction, between mind and action, the here and elsewhere. The act of examining inspirational aspirations is common practice for creative fields, putting the mind in far away places to bring back to pace. For the world Baltimore is in now, it is both weirdly close and familiar, yet also undefined; by being everywhere, it is also geographically challenged. For those who are here, it is home.

 

Baltimore artist David Brown was born and raised in Frederick, MD.   Brown is a graduate of UMBC’s fine arts program and worked with Thomas Segal Gallery in Baltimore, a private, blue-chip gallery that specialized in modern and contemporary masterworks. David’s work can be viewed at the Craighead Green Gallery in Texas, Pierogi Gallery in New York, Goya Contemporary Gallery in Baltimore.  He has also shown in multiple national art fairs, including the Dallas Art Fair, Art Chicago, the Art Dealers show in New York, and Art Miami.

Zoë Charlton was born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1973, and lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. Charlton received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her BFA from Florida State University in painting and drawing. She has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. Her work has been included in national and international group exhibitions including the Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX), the Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC, NY), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland), Haas & Fischer Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland), Clementine Gallery (NYC, NY) and Wendy Cooper Gallery (Chicago, IL). Charlton’s work has been reviewed in ARTnews and Art in America. Previous experiences range from being an animator for Flat Black Films in Austin, Texas to teaching positions at Missouri State University (MO) and Southwestern University (TX). She is an Associate Professor of Art at American University in Washington, DC.

Ariel Cavalcante Foster is a Brazilian-American artist and community programer based in Baltimore, Md. She holds a BA from Goucher College (2016) in Studio Art and Arts Administration. Foster has exhibited work throughout the Maryland region including Strathmore, MONO Practice, The Menial Collection, Resort, Palacio del Sol and Area 405. In 2017, She participated in an artist residency at Casa na Ilha, a home for artists to create site-specific work and collaborate with the local residents and native islanders in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her work is part of Goucher College Library and Special Collections and she is a recipient of the Rosenberg Travel scholarship.

Terence Hannum is a Baltimore based visual artist and musician who performs solo, with the avant-metal band Locrian (Relapse Records) and the dark synthpop duo The Holy Circle. He has exhibited at The Suburban (Milwaukee), TSA (Brooklyn), Guest Spot (Baltimore), Western Exhibitions (Chicago, IL), School 33 (Baltimore), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Gallery 400 at UIC (Chicago, IL), Allegra La Viola (NYC), City Ice Arts (Kansas City, MO) & Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA)

Stephen Hendee (California, US 1968) is a sculptor best known for producing large-scale architecturally ambitious installations. Inspired by a digital culture, he is considered a pioneering figure in the low-poly aesthetic, conveying vectorized properties to physical objects and materials, creating real world simulations of virtual reality space. The constructed works often reference film and literary sources. His work has been exhibited at PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, the New Museum, Sculpture Center LIC, and the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria in New York. Other national exhibitions include those at the Smart Museum, Chicago; the St. Louis Art Museum; and Rice University Art Gallery, Houston.

Bill Schmidt was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1947. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (BFA, 1969) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine before moving to Baltimore in 1969. He received an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Hoffberger School of Painting in 1971. He has received numerous grants and awards including the Bethesda Painting Award (2015), two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards (Painting, 2008 and Sculpture, 1990), and two Cityarts Grants from the City of Baltimore (1988 and 1990). He has exhibited his paintings, drawings, and sculpture extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region and has had solo shows in Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia. Recent group shows include “If Not For You” at the Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; ”Variations in Paint” at the Painting Center, NY, NY; and “Interior Space – Small Scale Abstract Painting”, Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

Ruri Yi was born in Deagu, South Korea, raised in Seoul, and currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. Yi studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Since graduating she has actively exhibited her paintings throughout the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. Ruri Yi founded Ruriart Center for the Fine Arts (Ellicott City, Maryland), where she spent twelve years managing and operating the center, as well as teaching students at all levels. Yi’s recent works reinterpret the landscapes that people live in and observe every day. Her paintings portray static images of scenes through the use of hard-edged lines, minimalist compositions, symbolic figures, and balanced colors– creating a simplified version of how she sees the world. Ruri Yi is a founder/director of MONO Practice in Baltimore, Maryland. A collection of her recent works can be viewed at Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE, Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Location

Mono Practice

212 McAllister Street, Baltimore 21202

27oct3:30 pm- 2:13 pm19th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival EEEK!!!

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3:30pm Festival | 6:30pm Line-up | 7pm Parade | FREE!
Patterson Park at Eastern & Linwood Aves., Baltimore MD
Rain Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018

Produced by Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park in partnership with Baltimore City Dept of Recreation & Parks

Squeal with delight at bumps in the night, howl at the moon, and march through the night!

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, spooks and specters, frights and Frankenstein’s! By the light of the glowing moon, on the 27th of October, we gather to march through historic Patterson Park. Join your neighbors, friends, and family and help bring this year’s festival and parade to life! EEEK, the theme of this year’s parade, is a throwback to classic Halloween!

Celebrate the magic of Halloween, create illuminated lanterns, carry glowing large scale artist-made floats, and march through Patterson Park with Baltimore’s most beloved community bands, stilt walkers, and creatures big and small. 

The day begins at 3:30pm with Baltimore’s BEST family Halloween festival featuring an adorable kids costume contestlantern makinghayridesdancerslive music, an arts & crafts market, and more! Local food trucks and the beer garden stay open until 8:30pm. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon!

Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Grab your lantern and get ready to march with thousands of your neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. You can also line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade!! The route begins at the Boat Lake in Patterson Park, heads east to the annex of the Park, and ends back at the Pulaski Monument for a specially commissioned FINALE and dance party with Mark Evans and Soul Centered. Afterwards, head back to Creative Alliance for the Glow Ball After-Party!

EVERYONE is welcome to dress in costume, bring a lantern, and march in the Parade.

Time

(Saturday) 3:30 pm - 2:13 pm

Location

Patterson Park

27oct6:00 pm- 9:00 pmTHE PRINT SHOWOpening Reception

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OCTOBER 24 – DECEMBER 1, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION | OCT 27 | 6-9pm
ARTIST TALK | NOVEMBER 17 | 4-6pm

Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “The Print Show” featuring Ruth Channing, Tonia Matthews, Suzan Rouse, Richard Hellman, and Alan Grabelsky.

Opening Reception | Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 6-9pm
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Artist Talk | Saturday, November 17 | 4-6pm
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“The Print Show” is a consideration of the printed image. The process for reproducing image and text is nearly 2000 years old and has a diverse formation and background. Throughout its history, printing methods have changed radically from prehistoric cave wall stenciling, early woodblock prints in China, copper etching, and stone lithography techniques employed in Europe. Modern techniques have expanded the expressive potential of printmaking as an art form.

Printing, over the centuries, has been seen as a means of sharing knowledge and empowering the masses to a method of control and manipulation. We are exposed to printing everyday, through our daily routine.

For this exhibition, an assortment of printed works will be showcased. Silkscreen, wood block, etching, intaglio, linoleum, monoprint, lithograph, and serigraph will make up some of the print techniques used to create the unique works shown. Many of the participating artists have created works exclusively for this show and Y:ART Gallery.

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

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

27oct6:00 pm- 9:00 pmLADYLIKE - Works by: Katia Baskina, Michelle Spiziri, Leah Sarrah Bassett and Marie-Paule Dendooven CosterClosing Reception

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LADYLIKE – Works by: Katia Baskina, Michelle Spiziri,

Leah Sarrah Bassett and Marie-Paule Dendooven Coster

 

Closing Reception: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6pm – 9pm

 

Atlas Fine Arts

823 Park Ave Baltimore, MD 21201

Contact – 443-845-5939

[email protected]

atlasfinearts.com

 

Please join us for the closing reception of our fall exhibition, “Ladylike”. Enjoy some warm cider and get your last chance to take in this beautiful show.
Fabulous costumes encouraged
This exhibition, curated by artist, Stephanie Schafer and John McClaren, brings together several generations of Baltimore female artists who uniquely explore the complexity and resonance of a long association between femininity and the natural world, sexuality, fertility, spirituality and mysticism while diving in to the depths of texture, color and form of their mediums.
The exhibition is playfully engaged with both traditional and nontraditional archetypes of being female: the lover, the mother, the maiden, and the matriarch and is loaded with surrealism, symbolism and humor.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Katia Baskina

https://kat-art.com/

Michelle Spiziri

Michellespiziri.com

Leah Sarrah Bassett

https://www.leahsbassett.com/

Marie-Paule Dendooven Coster

https://marie-pauledendoovencoster.com/

Time

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

Location

Atlas Fine Arts

823 Park Avenue Baltimore 21201

28oct - 18novAll DayCapacity

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Time

October 28 (Sunday) - November 18 (Sunday)

Location

MAXgallery

126 North Madiera Street, Baltimore MD 21231

28oct2:00 pm- 4:00 pmDruid Hill Reservoir Interchange - New Public Sites Walking Tour

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Druid Hill Reservoir Construction Interchange will explore the overlapping embankments and sidewalks to nowhere between the Jones Falls Expressway and the Druid Hill Park Reservoir. The tour will focus on the history of the the park and surrounding highways, and details about the current reservoir construction project. Along the way, we will also share about the community movement afoot supporting pedestrian safety improvements such as traffic calming along Druid Park Lake Drive and Auchentoroly Terrace, better accessibility for the disabled, and protected bicycle lanes safely connecting Reservoir Hill with Remington.

Tour is rain or shine! Dress accordingly.

https://newpublicsites.org/sites/reservoir-chill

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(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

28oct2:00 pm- 5:00 pmCapacityOpening Reception

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Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

MAXgallery

126 North Madiera Street, Baltimore MD 21231

29oct1:00 pm- 3:00 pmSummer Exhibitions Gallery Talk

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SUMMER EXHIBITIONS GALLERY TALK

SATURDAY / OCTOBER 29 / 1-3PM

Join us Saturday, September 29 from 1-3pm for a gallery talk with the artists of Open World and Within/Between. Tour the exhibitions with the participating artists and AAC staff. Engage in a conversation about the work on view and then join us for a closing reception to meet and mingle with these talented artists.

Participating artists: Rachel Frank, Nicholas O’Brien, Plakookee, Alissa D. Polan, Rachel Guardiola, Stephanie Williams, Olivia Tripp Morrow, and Jen Noone.

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

Location

Arlington Arts Center

3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201

30oct4:00 pm- 7:00 pmAVAM's Free Fall Halloween Celebration

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  • Date: Tuesday, October 30
  • Time: 4pm – 7pm
  • What: FREE Museum admission. Plus, free face painting and Monster Mash-Up Workshop in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center building. All ages welcome! Last workshop entry @ 6:30pm)

Join us for another freaky Free Fall Halloween Celebration at AVAM!

4pm-7pm Free Monster Mash-Up Workshop! Free Monster Mash-Up Workshop! Boos and ghouls of all ages are invited to create their own paper monster! All templates, markers and sparkly bits provided. Join this ALL AGES family workshop in our JRVC, 3rd Floor & Face Painting too!

4pm-7pm Free Museum Admission! Explore the latest AVAM exhibition, Parenting: An Art without a Manual, & tour the rest of our wonderland campus.

Free to attend. No tickets are required. But please let us know you’re coming, with your online RSVP.

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(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm