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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5jul - 30sepAll DayPAINTERLY BRUSHWORK 29th ANNUAL SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION

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featuring Robert Andriulli,
Gary Bukovnik, Ellen Hill,
Sheep Jones, Kathryn O’Grady,
Hollis Sigler and Frank Trefny
7/5 – 9/30/2017

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July 5 (Wednesday) - September 30 (Saturday)

Location

Steven Scott Gallery

808 South Anne Street, Baltimore Maryland 21231

14jul - 29octAll DayEquilibrium: Fanny Sanín

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

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

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

Time

July 14 (Friday) - October 29 (Sunday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

1aug - 29sepAll DayKATHRYN O'GRADY: CLOSE TO THE BIG POND

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KATHRYN O’GRADY:
CLOSE TO THE BIG POND A stunning selection of recent oils and watercolors of gardens, trees, and chickens, ducks and peacocks on and around the artist’s southern Maryland farm.

AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

ADKINS ARBORETUM
12610 Eveland Road
Ridgely, MD 21660

Reception for the artist:
Saturday, August 12, 3 – 5 pm

410-634-2847
www.adkinsarboretum.org

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August 1 (Tuesday) - September 29 (Friday)

Location

Adkins Arboretum

12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely Maryland 21660

1aug - 17novAll DayWonder Women!

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

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

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

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

Media Contacts:
Stacy Meteer, 202-783-7377
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Amy Mannarino, 202-783-7373
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Caption: Edna Reindel, painter, muralist, and illustrator, poses next to a plane, likely at the Lockheed Air Craft Factory in Los Angeles, CA, ca. 1943; Reindel was commissioned by LIFE magazine to paint pictures of the women at work in aircraft factories and shipyards during World War II

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

Time

August 1 (Tuesday) - November 17 (Friday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

14aug - 28sepAll Day“From the Gut”The Screen Prints of Michael Byzewski and Aesthetic Apparatus

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Art Reception for “From the Gut”
The Screen Prints of Michael Byzewski and Aesthetic Apparatus
Meet Michael Byzewski

This exhibit highlights a large selection of screen prints by artist/designer, Michael Byzewski. Michael is the co-founder and creative director of The Aesthetic Apparatus, which is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A force in the resurgence of hand-printed gig posters, he has created impactful and iconic images for numerous bands and musicians, including: The White Stripes, The Black Keys, The Melvins, Guided By Voices, Dinosaur Jr. and Josh Ritter.

For more than 15 years Micheal Byzewski has done work for everyone from penniless local bands to international advertising firms. The impressive list of his clients is far too long to recount, but includes The Criterion Collection, The Economist, Esquire, The Washington Post, The New York Times, McSweeny’s, The New Yorker, Warner Brothers Records, Interscope Records, 4AD, Target, Nike, Old Navy, Walker Art Center and Absolut. His artwork has been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone, CMJ, and more.

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.

Artworks will be for sale from the artist at the reception.

Exhibition on view: Aug 14 – Sept 28, 2017

Time

August 14 (Monday) - September 28 (Thursday)

Location

Cade Art Gallery

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

14aug - 28sepAll Day“From the Gut”The Screen Prints of Michael Byzewski and Aesthetic Apparatus

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The Cade Gallery is excited to announce:

“From the Gut” The Screen Prints of Michael Byzewski and Aesthetic Apparatus

Exhibit Dates: Aug 14th – Sept 28, 2017

Artist Reception: Sept 20th, 6 – 8 pm

This exhibit highlights a large selection of screen prints by artist/designer, Michael Byzewski.  Michael is the co-founder and creative director of The Aesthetic Apparatus, which is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A force in the resurgence of hand-printed gig posters, he has created impactful and iconic images for numerous bands and musicians, including: The White Stripes, The Black Keys, The Melvins, Guided By Voices, Dinosaur Jr.  and Josh Ritter.

For more than 15 years Micheal Byzewski has done work for everyone from penniless local bands to international advertising firms. The impressive list of his clients is far too long to recount, but includes The Criterion Collection, The Economist, Esquire, The Washington Post, The New York Times, McSweeny’s, The New Yorker, Warner Brothers Records, Interscope Records, 4AD, Target, Nike, Old Navy, Walker Art Center and Absolut.  His artwork has been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone, CMJ, and more.

The Cade Gallery is open to the public Monday thru Saturday.

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/

For Questions Contact: [email protected]

Teddy Johnson: Cade Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

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Images by Michael Byzewski and Aesthetic Apparatus

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August 14 (Monday) - September 28 (Thursday)

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Cade Art Gallery

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

16aug - 16octAll DayStephen Towns: A Migration

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Stephen Towns paintings and mixed works explore African Diaspora through portraiture, and often incorporate insects, such as butterflies, as metaphor. His work is a direct response to the many issues plaguing African American culture; issues such as loss of ancestral roots, slavery, class, education, skin tone, and religion. These works reflect Towns own struggles to attain a sense of self-knowledge, self-worth, and spirituality beyond the Christian values that are often idealized in African American culture. Drawing from personal experience and research Towns work is densely layered and symbolizes endurance, strength, and spirituality; while simultaneously embodying each of his subjects. A Migration is a collection of new and previous works highlighting the migration of Africans to the Americas. These works provided Towns an outlet to process all that he has learned about the violence of American history and impart a framework on how to navigate and articulate the current anger and frustration that exists throughout the nation and the world today.

Stephen Towns: A Migration, will be presented at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery in the Kraushaar Auditorium from August 16 through October 16th, 2017.  This exhibit, which is free, open to the public, and accessible to all, can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please visit www.goucher.edu/rosenberg or call 410-337-6477 for more information.

Time

August 16 (Wednesday) - October 16 (Monday)

Location

Rosenberg Gallery @ Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson MD 21204

24aug - 12octAll DayVisions of the Circus

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Visions of the Circus features vintage black-and-white and color photographs, circus posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles, as well as illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder

 

The exhibition runs Thursday, Aug. 24–Thursday, Oct. 12, in McDaniel’s Rice Gallery, with an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 p.m.


In conjunction with the exhibition, “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., in McDaniel Lounge

 

Curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University, with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College hosts “Visions of the Circus,” a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus during the early 20th century. Free and open to the public, the exhibition runs Thursday, Aug. 24–Thursday, Oct. 12, in McDaniel’s Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. An opening reception takes place Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

 

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art.

 

Vintage black-and-white and color photographs, circus posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

 

Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, is curator for this premiere exhibition. He worked on the design with graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., who were enrolled in exhibit design courses in Spring 2016 and Spring 2017, and received professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. This is the third collaboration between Lemieux and the Corcoran on an exhibition at McDaniel [the other exhibitions were “Kings of the Pages: Comic Strips & Culture 1895–1950” in Fall 2011 and “Beyond Words: The Artistry of Illustrated Children’s Books” in Spring 2014].

 

“The inspiration for the circus stems from my interest in storytelling,” Lemieux said. “With its history and wide variety of characters, the circus has an unlimited number of stories. Our intent with the exhibit is to highlight both the stories and the cultural impact of this once great entertainment form.”

 

Also in conjunction with the exhibition, “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., in McDaniel Lounge at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. The event is free and open to the public. *See Editor’s Note below.

 

Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m. For more information, call 410-857-2295.

 

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

Time

August 24 (Thursday) - October 12 (Thursday)

Location

Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster MD 21157

24aug - 8octAll DayAl Zuruba: Cycles,Concepts and Trajectories

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August 24 (Thursday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery

Howard Community College

26aug - 30sepAll DayCOME AS YOU ARE: The Spectrum of Vulnerability

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Featuring:
Christy Bergland, Shana R. Goetsch, Brandon Gray, MJ Kehne, Michelle Labonte, Sharon Strouse, Liz Swanson, and Ana Temple Rodney

Trauma, grief, loss, depression, behavioral health, and healing are all meaningful parts of the full spectrum of human experience. The eight artists in Come As You Are: The Spectrum of Vulnerability offer their individual vignettes and artwork as evidence of their personal struggles and the power of resiliency.

RECEPTION | SAT AUG 26 | 6 – 8pm | FREE

FILM | Nise: The Heart of Madness | THU, AUG 31 | 7:30 |$10, $7 mbrs (ß TICKETED)

COME AS YOU ARE YOGA w/ Ana Temple Rodney | Saturdays SEP 2-30 | 10 – 11am |FREE

COME AS YOU ARE HEALING FAIR | SAT SEP 16 | noon – 5pm |FREE

ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP w/ MJ Kehne | SAT SEP 30 | 1:30 – 3:30pm | $30, $25 mbrs

CLOSING DAY GALLERY TALK w/ the artists | SAT SEP 30 | 4 – 5pm | FREE

Time

August 26 (Saturday) - September 30 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

28aug - 8decAll DayGhost of the Host | Caleb Kortokrax

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Caleb Kortokrax
Ghost of the Host
August 28 – December 8, 2017
Gallery Reception, Thursday, November 2, 5-7 PM
Ghost of the Host, a new exhibition of paintings by Caleb Kortokrax, will be on view August 28 through December 8 at Stevenson University’s Greenspring Art Gallery. Kortokrax shows the value of slowing down and more fully experiencing the moment—materially, visually, mentally, physically, and spiritually—through the process of looking and painting.
This new body of work began as a departure, which sought to make sense of, or find common ground within, divergent systems of painting. Not particularly favoring the content of the representational tradition or the disembodied material process of abstraction, Kortokrax uses the image and the physical surface of the paintings to navigate a middle way, full of more possibilities and cross-pollination.
Kortokrax begins each work with found visual ideas or color combinations that are first manifested in sketches or iPhone photos and/or drawings. He then physically creates the idea in the form of collected objects, dioramas, or sculptural spaces in a stage-like setup, which uses two equally-sized string grids: one that is tied to a wooden frame placed in front of the subject and another that is physically attached to the surface of the painting (which is later removed). The two grids exist on different planes of reality: seen and painted, both of which come together in the final image. The role of the string grids are pronounced in the surface of the paint, leaving traces and scars of the strings’ former presence. Shapes and forms attach onto, fill in, and hang upon their parallel framework, serving as a compositional structure as well as an optical measurement device.
Once the final paintings begin, the process then becomes all about looking. Intentionally using conventions and material traditions from the recent past of Western painting customs, Kortokrax finds himself participating in an unpredictable exercise in unlearning and relearning how to see.

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August 28 (Monday) - December 8 (Friday)

Location

Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson MD 21153

28aug - 14octaug 286:00 pmoct 14NEW ARRIVALS 2017

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This fall the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, presents New Arrivals 2017, an exhibition of artwork acquired this year by the university’s Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP). On view August 28 through October 14, 2017, with an opening reception on August 30, 6–8pm, the exhibition features fourteen artworks by nine emerging and mid-career artists. All completed within the last decade, these works examine contemporary experiences of race, gender, class, embodiment, and personal identity. Spanning photography, collage, textile, sculpture, and video, the works explore inclusivity and intersectionality, offering unique visions of human interdependence and vulnerability.

Highlights include:

  • Brooklyn-based artist, archivist, and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s Lower the Pitch of Your Suffering and Take It Like a Man, But Don’t Take It Up With “The Man”—both part of the artist’s “How to Suffer Politely (And Other Etiquette)” series. This pair of prints shows Rasheed’s effort to expose the policing of “suffering, anger, and responses to trauma,” that aims to “ensure that said expressions of suffering do not declare accountable oppressive systems,” as she explains.
  • Baltimore-based artist and composer Paul Rucker’s November 5, 1893 – Savannah, Georgia, a panel of wood gracefully hand-carved by the artist to resemble the body of a cello. Part of Rucker’s “Soundless Series,” the silent sculpture is titled in reference to an event organized against violence, offering hope that prejudices can be overcome.
  • Korean-born, Brooklyn-based Kakyoung Lee’s Dance, Dance, Dance, a single channel video accompanied by ten drypoint prints. Lee’s video, an animation created from a total of 348 of these prints, emphasizes the cathartic experience of repetitive and intensive study, suggesting possible practices of self-care and self-love expressed through meditative motions.
  • Sophia Narrett’s So Many Hopes, a work of embroidery that explores both fantastical and real environments where women actively bond without male presence.
  • Two works from Martine Gutierrez’s “Line Up” series, images that feature the artist photographed together with six mannequins, staging scenes in which human identity emerges as fluid and shifting, defying stable paradigms of perception.
  • Two works by Washington, DC-based artist Nate Lewis, from his “Tensions and Tapestries”series. Lewis, a registered critical care nurse, creates hand-sculpted photo paper prints that reimagine physical biology and the interconnectedness of human bodily systems.
  • A pair of works by Baltimore-based artist Zoë Charlton, part of her “Those Girls” series, collages that exploit strong contrasts between negative space and vivid figures to suggestively probe the limitations of the American Dream.
  • A commissioned ‘rammed-earth’ work by Margaret Boozer, founder of Red Dirt Studios in Mt. Rainier, MD, created with locally sourced earth and stone and installed in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union concurrently with the exhibition.
In association with her works on view in New Arrivals 2017, artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed will visit campus on October 6, 2017, to deliver an artist talk. Rasheed’s work will also be on view in a solo exhibition entitled Unto Itself (open September 14 through October 6, with a reception on September 14, 6-8pm, free and open to the public) in the Herman Maril Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park. The artist will also create a unique poster installation in the entrance to the university’s Art-Sociology Building (where the Maril Gallery is located).
After New Arrivals 2017 closes, the artworks will be installed in the study spaces, lounges, and corridors of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life for the daily study, inspiration, and enjoyment of students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
ABOUT THE CONTEMPORARY ART PURCHASING PROGRAM (CAPP)
Now in its twelfth year, the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP) empowers students to purchase contemporary artwork on behalf of the University of Maryland. The program operates on a biennial basis. Students of diverse majors are selected to participate through a competitive application process; the 2016–2017 CAPP Committee, for example, comprises six undergraduates, mentored by one graduate student, from the fields of Art History, Animal Science, Business, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, and Studio Art. Together they embark on a rigorous research and training program, including extensive visits to galleries and artists’ studios in Baltimore, New York, and Washington, DC.
Since its inauguration in 2005, the CAPP Collection has grown to encompass more than 50 works of art by 42 artists. Represented in the collection are works by internationally recognized artists, including Derrick Adams, Shimon Attie, Wafaa Bilal, Nikki S. Lee, Dulce Pinzón, Barbara Probst, and Lorna Simpson, some of them graduates of the University of Maryland, such as Selin Balci and Jefferson Pinder.
ABOUT THE STAMP GALLERY
Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.
HOURS: Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am–8 pm; Fridays: 10 am–6 pm; Saturdays: 11 am–5 pm; Sundays: Closed
FREE and open to the public

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August 28 (Monday) 6:00 pm - October 14 (Saturday) 8:00 pm

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Stamp Gallery

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

30aug - 12decaug 302:26 pmdec 12Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection

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UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents:

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection, an exhibition of approximately 75 photographs from the Mark Rice Collection, which was donated to the Special Collections at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at UMBC in 1998.

The exhibition, which will open on August 30 and continue on display through December 12, considers various aesthetic, social, and historical aspects of the photographic representation of the male body since 1969 and the history of gay male photography. This exhibition sets out to display and entice contemplation of the male body and engage the complicated dynamics of looking at the

male form. Man, Image, Idea is curated by James Smalls, professor of visual arts, affiliate professor of gender and women’s studies, and affiliate professor of Africana studies at UMBC.

The Mark Rice Collection is comprised of more than 80 photographs constituting part of the history of gay male photography produced after the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969, a significant historical event that fostered the visibility and optimistic development of a gay male subculture during the 1970s and early 1980s. Sadly, that carefree optimism turned to a melancholic introspection with the devastating onslaught of HIV/AIDS from the mid-to-late 1980s, and persisting throughout the 1990s. Most of the photographs from the collection date to this latter decade.

Nudes are typically associated with the female form, and exhibitions of male nudes are rare even though the male physique has been the focus of artistic practice since antiquity. This exhibition will

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection 2 assist in furthering the aesthetic and critical understanding of the celebrations, as well as trials and

tribulations, of gay male visual culture in the late twentieth century.

In its function as art, the male nude has had a controversial history. Although the female form has had a revered western iconography, the representation of the male body lacks a comparable continuity of tradition. Once the dominant ideal of the ancient Greeks and artists of the Italian Renaissance, images of the male body have since been regarded as carrying a heavy cultural burden. From the late 19th into the early 20th century, the male nude catered to a relatively limited

audience. By the 1950s, images of unclothed men reappeared as part of an interest in body culture. From there, the visibility of the male body has increased dramatically. In the context of our postmodern moment, images of unclad or partially clad men contribute to wider debates around gender, sex and identity, but still embody elements of controversy and confrontation, which is why the male nude needs to be contextualized.

Although not all of the works on display in this exhibition are of nudes, the naked male body, as well as the clothed male form, does carry with it a myriad of physical and symbolic meanings depending on the context in which the image is produced, the person viewing it, or the place in which it is seen. With this said, this exhibition is not just about nude or clothed male bodies. It is also about narratives, metaphors, mythologies, gender, race, and the fears and celebrations surrounding the male form. To

facilitate an understanding of these concerns, the exhibition will be divided into six thematic presentations that will include: 1) reading bodies (bodies as alphabets/objects, etc.); 2) portraits and portrait narratives; 3) scenes of intimacy, seductive allure, and erections; 4) the body raced and/as the body beautiful; 5) the allegorical/metaphorical body; 6) nude vs. naked; dressed vs. undressed.

Public Program
On Thursday, December 7, at 4 p.m., exhibition curator James Smalls will speak on “The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall” in the Library Gallery. This talk will consider the social, cultural, and aesthetic dynamics of the nude figure in gay male photography, along with the complications of its reception during the last decade of the twentieth century. It will explore the aesthetics and reception of the Mark Rice Collection of photographs whose subject matter engages the mostly nude male body. A reception will follow.

This lecture, which is part of UMBC’s Humanities Forum, is sponsored by the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, Dresher Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Gender + Women’s Studies.

About the Curator:

James Smalls is Professor of Visual Arts, Affiliate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Affiliate Professor of Africana Studies at UMBC. His research and publications focus on the intersections of race, gender, and queer sexuality issues in nineteenth-century European art and in the art and culture of the black diaspora. He is the author of Homosexuality in Art (Parkstone Press, 2003), and The Homoerotic Photography of Carl Van Vechten: Public Face, Private Thoughts (Temple University Press, 2006). He is currently completing a book entitled Féral Benga: African Muse of Modernism.

Visitor Information

The Library Gallery is located on the first floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery on UMBC’s campus, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. The Library Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Admission to the exhibition and the public program is free. Web: https://artscalendar.umbc.edu/
Phone: 410-455-2270

Time

August 30 (Wednesday) 2:26 pm - December 12 (Tuesday) 2:26 pm

Location

UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250

1sep - 28octAll DaySchool 33 Art Center Presents Three New Exhibitions

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Out/Side & In/Between (Main Gallery)

School 33 Art Center’s 2017 Annual Juried Group Exhibition #1

A group exhibition featuring Sobia Ahmad, Ric Garcia, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Niloufar Kazemzadeh, Yuni Kim Lang, OLUSEYE, Eric Rivera Barbeito, and Ali Seradge. Curated by Jarvis DuBois.

The markers of what defines an individual’s ‘nationality’ are possibly more problematic than ever under the current U.S. administration.  Immigration, as well as national and cultural identity are topics hotly debated globally. Many born outside North America who now call it home may find themselves marginalized- outside of the faulty parameters of mainstream society. The cultural practices, languages, religions and knowledge we add to the American and Canadian fabric are at times both embraced and rejected.  At times contentious and tumultuous, and alternately affirming and enlightening, our relationship to home, both past and present, is explored in Out/Side & In/Between. The artists featured in this exhibition are first and second generation immigrants from Cuba, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and South Korea. Their rich backgrounds inform their work, often in response to the economic, social, and political climate in these countries and the U.S. and Canada.

(Image Credit:  Yuni Kim Lang – Woven Identity 1)

 

The Holy Ghost Goes to Bed at Midnight

(Members Gallery)
A solo exhibition of works by James Bouché

James Bouché’s work explores the overlap between post-minimalist aesthetic and contemporary subcultures. Inspiration is drawn from fictional realities and presented as if they are props, turning the gallery into a minimal stage. The viewer becomes a passive participant, like a ghost moving through space. Holy Ghost is a reconsidering of childhood truths and values. The absolute, once easily accepted, becomes flawed and dismissed in adulthood. This work represents the developement of Bouché’s relationship with his childhood spirituality; acceptance, frustration, dismissal, and reflection.

(Image credit: James Bouché – The Rider)

 

A Parable (Project Space)

A solo exhibition by NI Xin

NI Xin’s art practice explores sex, gender, and politics through humor, transforming ready-made objects, and utilizing her body to make objects, performance videos, and social interventions. Drawing influence from fashion, cultural parodies, politics, and her childhood experiences in Japan, she explores metaphors of daily life. Xin’s work is a reaction to her surroundings as she examines herself in the world, and the world in herself.  “My work provokes self-questioning as well public-questioning, for I have determined that sex, politics, and humor are the common language among human beings.” -NI Xin

(Image credit: NI Xin – A Parable)

 

 

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

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

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

Time

September 1 (Friday) - October 28 (Saturday)

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

1sep - 31octAll DayCarnis: Martin Swift

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Up-and-coming artist Martin Swift, who was recently included in Washington D.C.’s Rising Stars: 30 Under 30, will present a split exhibition in York College’s Marketview Arts, 37 West Philadelphia St., York, from Sept. 1 through Oct. 21. Swift’s collection titled “Carnis” will be featured in Gallery Hall, and “Vacancy” will be featured in the Marketview Gallery and Welcome Center.

The exhibitions are open to the public free of charge. Marketview Arts hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on First Fridays.

“My work explores the nuances of masculinity in America,” said Swift. “Due to unhealthy societal pressure to exhibit traditionally masculine traits like aggression, strength, dominance, courage, and honor males in the United States not only objectify other genders, but themselves as well. This creates something that I refer to as the Paradox of Manliness.

“My work is a direct response to this Paradox, an acknowledgment of what lies beyond manliness. ‘Carnis’ is a collection of pieces that represent the evolution of this series.”

Of “Vacancy,” he writes: “Through painting and illustration, I seek to reframe the harsh void that exists between childhood and maturity as a world for the absurd. In crafting an abstract narrative punctuated by diverse visual cues and cultural imagery, I trust the viewer to resituate that which I render through figuration and create context and meaning for themselves. I approach my work with a sense of acute deliberateness and endeavor to present a complex map to my world of the weird.”

Time

September 1 (Friday) - October 31 (Tuesday)

Location

Marketview Arts

37 West Philadelphia Street, York PA 17401

2sep - 18novAll DayBlack Man in a Black World

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“Black Man in a Black World,” Opening Reception: Saturday, September 2, 2017, 4:00-6:00 pm. Exhibition Dates: September 2 – November 18, 2017

Black Man in a Black World features works by Wesley Clark, Larry Cook, Johnnie Lee Gray, and Arvie Smith. Through internal ruminations and visual explorations of historical perspectives and contemporary realities of blackness this exhibition offers individual and collective visions of the multi-faceted intersections of black male identity. Through an interactive installation addressing the issue of reparations, and multimedia presentations of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography Black Man in a Black World aims to center the black male perspective through theagency and distinctiveness of their own voices. The reclamation of ownership of the visual representations of black male consciousness and identity, by black male artists, requires the kind of boldness, passion, and honesty that has the power to viscerally ignite the soul and spark a transformation of self and community.

This exhibition experience will be enhanced by an artists’ talk, panel discussion, musical selections, and a curated schedule of film screenings inclusive of the black male experience within the United States and abroad. Check back for programming schedule.

Myrtis Bedolla, Curator; Khadija Nia Adell, Co-curator; Alexander Hyman and Sterling Warren, Curators of Film & Music.

Programming Schedule:
Exhibition Dates:
September 2 – November 18, 2017

Artists’ Talk:
October 14, 2017 – Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Film Screenings:
Nothing But a Man
October 8, 2017 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Spook Who Sat by the Door
NEW DATE: November 11, 2017 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Image details: Face Off, Archival Ink Jet Print, 30”H x 40”W, 2014 by Larry Cook. Image attached.
Artist’s Statement: “Face Off is about Black identity centered in the multi-faceted conception of self. The figures represent the various identities in the black community that often divides us, yet we are still connected through our shared experiences. The figures are a reflection of each other, asking the viewer to see themselves in the subjects.” –Larry Cook

Time

September 2 (Saturday) - November 18 (Saturday)

Location

Galerie Myrtis

2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218

4sep - 14octAll DayGun Show

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Gun Show
September 4 – October 14
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

An Opening Reception with the Artist will be held on Thursday, September 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Gun Show, an exhibition of more than 100 life-size replicas of assault rifles created by artist David Hess from “rescued” objects. The exhibition is curated by Kathy O’Dell, associate professor of visual arts and special assistant to the dean for education and arts partnerships.

David Hess started assembling life-size sculptures of assault rifles from what he calls “rescued” objects — ranging from an old black sneaker and vintage turquoise sewing machine, to a raggedy crutch and pink Barbie bike frame — decades ago, increasing his pace of production following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in 2012. While he has shown some of the works since 2015, Gun Show at UMBC is the first presentation of all 112 sculptures. Hess aims for this project to foster dialogue about one of the most volatile issues of our time – guns, who should or should not own them, whether or not to legislate them, ramifications of their use or misuse, and how issues of race, class, gender identity, and age impact every aspect of these questions.

The exhibition displays the guns on the floor, laid out on tarpaulins, recalling the presentation of bodies awaiting identification following disasters, or the arrangement of confiscated weapons at police headquarters. The distinction between real and fake, authentic and replicated, factual and fictional are critical to consider, whether in the context of popular video shooter games or of toy guns. The latter is especially important in many cities, including Baltimore, where the possession of “replica guns” has been banned in light of the increasing number of people (usually young men and boys, and, in Baltimore, usually black) being shot by law enforcement mistaking toy guys for actual ones.

Artist David Hess harvests contrasting forms and materials to create a collision between the man-made and natural worlds. Hess refers to these artifacts as “rescued objects,” suggesting that these materials are loaded with history and cultural narrative – making them not only worthy of salvage, but of incorporation and preservation. At Dartmouth College, Hess studied with realist wood sculptor Fumio Yoshimura, whose precision and humor had a profound impact. Concentrated studies at Dartmouth in pre-med, engineering, Japanese design and filmmaking continue to inform his current studio practice. From these he draws upon methods of observation, object making and constructing narrative in his creation of commissioned furniture, sculpture, architectural elements and public art projects.

Hess’s work has been exhibited at Goya Contemporary in Baltimore and the John Elder Gallery in New York. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sinai Hospital, Montgomery College, Kaiser Permanente, and the Emerson Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, he has completed over twenty public art commissions in and around Baltimore, Rockville, and Germantown, and Washington, D.C.

Kathy O’Dell, the curator of Gun Show, teaches and writes on modern and contemporary art, with a focus on performance and global art. The author of Contract with the Skin: Masochism, Performance Art, and the 1970s (University of Minnesota Press, 1998), she has published numerous articles and reviews in Art in America, Artforum, Performance Research, TDR: The Drama Review, Women & Performance, and other journals. Currently, she is writing a book titled The Dot: A Small History of a Big Point and is co-writing, with Duke University Professor Kristine Stiles, a survey text titled World Art Since 1933. O’Dell is associate professor of visual arts (art history & museum studies) at UMBC, as well as special assistant to the dean for education & arts partnerships. She serves on the Board of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the Maryland State Commission on Public Art.

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Admission to the exhibition and to the opening reception is free.

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in the Fine Arts Building. For more information call 410-455-3188.

Click here for directions and parking information.

Photos by Geoff Graham.

Time

September 4 (Monday) - October 14 (Saturday)

Location

UMBC - The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

5sep - 8octAll DaySteven Dobbin: I Repeat Myself

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Remember learning your multiplication tables? We often repeat things several times before they commit to our memory. As a special education teacher for over 30 years, Steven Dobbin has established repetition and symbols as a way of survival for his students. This philosophy, repetition is the “Mother of all Learning” has informed Dobbin’s aesthetic. Use of the same subject in various mediums – the grids of wood transfers, the glass jars and tins containing symbols, and finally the blinking neon sign—all become a reflection of our memory, and his need for order and predictability.

Steven Dobbin: I Repeat Myself will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Sandy J. Unger Athenaeum from September 5, 2017 through October 8, 2017. This exhibit, which is free, open to the public, and accessible to all, can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. An artist’s talk and reception will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Silber Art Gallery. Visit www.goucher.edu/silber or call 410-337-6477 for more information.

Time

September 5 (Tuesday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

Silber Gallery @ Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson MD 21204

5sep - 13octAll DayOther(s) | Steven Johnson

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Other(s)

recent drawings by Steven Johnson

 

When:

September 5 – October 13, 2017

Reception: Saturday, September 9, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 4, at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

 

Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University

4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

 

ndm.edu/gormleygallery

 

Steven Johnson tells stories to highlight and illuminate how otherness has physical manifestations that argue the realities of people and places depicted through his representational drawings

Time

September 5 (Tuesday) - October 13 (Friday)

Location

Gormley Gallery

Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21204

5sep - 22octAll DayTwist—Layer—PourInstallation details by Sonda N. Arkin, Joan Belmar, and Mary Early

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In Twist—Layer—Pour, the unexpected grouping of Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar and Mary Early yields a dynamic, site-responsive meditation on systemized components and accumulated wholes. Step by step, link by link, their obsessive object making becomes a metaphor for conscious and intuitive gesture, relational interconnectivity, and the passage of time. At once public and private, monumental and intimate, the works profess an unswerving passion for their chosen materials: steel wire, synthetic papers, and beeswax. Individual variances and details invite close attention while in the aggregate, distilled shapes and rhythmic patterns emerge.

Curated by Sarah Tanguy

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Members Preview

Sept. 9
Early Fall Opening Reception

Sept. 28
Gallery Talk

Time

September 5 (Tuesday) - October 22 (Sunday)

Location

American University Katzen Center

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC

6sep - 2octAll DayDonna Reinsel and Robert Creamer

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Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its fourteenth exhibition, featuring sculptor Donna Reinsel and photographer Robert Creamer. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 6pm-9pm.

This exhibit explores the work of two artists; each masters of their own mediums with different approaches to the creative process yet share a strong similarity in the vivid organic nature of their art. Using a combination of strong shapes and colors which reflect nature’s beauty, motion, and the forces of time, their individual artworks capture a physicality of living forms that is both powerful and palpable. Their similarities only make the differences all the more exotic and breathtaking with each artist forging differing paths and meanings through their mediums.

About the Artists

Donna Reinsel creates a unique blend of furniture, lighting, jewelry, and sculpture that is at once whimsical and elegant, lovable and disturbing. Her unusual pieces can be found in various upscale nightclubs and restaurants, sets of major Hollywood films, and spotlighted in publications like the New York Times, House & Garden, and the Washington Post. Her prolific gallery showings includes ModernAge in Soho, Amaranth Gallery in TriBeCa, Gallery I/O in New Orleans, Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, the Gallery of Functional Art in Santa Monica, Joan Robey Gallery in Denver, and in Baltimore at Meredith Gallery, Artscape, and Maryland Art Place along with a previous tenure as the featured jeweler at Y:ART Gallery.

Reinsel holds a BS in Applied Design from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BFA in Sculpture and Furniture Design from the Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC. She teaches “Metal Sculpture” and “Furniture Design and Construction” at the Art League School at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

Robert Creamer has spent the last decade working mostly with a large format flatbed scanner, suspending objects from the ceiling onto the scanner’s glass top. His method allows him to interpret his subjects in surreal ways with his concentration mainly on the morphological transformation, aging, and decay of the botanical world. This pioneering method of using a high-resolution scanner to capture 3D objects was first presented by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Robert is the first living artist to have a one person exhibit at NMNH.  The exhibit then travelled for 3 years throughout the United States by way of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. As a Smithsonian Artist in Residence, Robert had complete access the museum’s collection and subsequently scanned a variety of collections of natural history items. As sole proprietor of Architectural Photography Services, Robert has traveled extensively throughout the United States.  On behalf of the National Park Service Robert traveled for a period of over 8 years to National Parks documenting prominent views and visitor centers. Various galleries have represented his work from NYC to the gulf coast of Florida. His work has been collected by the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington D.C., and the Nepalese Academy of Fine Arts in Kathmandu. Many of his works can also be found in private collections worldwide.

Robert graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. His teaching career began at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston teaching color photography then a year at John Hopkins University’s Photography Continuing Studies Program. Robert currently teaches Digital Photography at CCBC in Baltimore, where he resides.

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

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

Time

September 6 (Wednesday) - October 2 (Monday)

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

6sep - 8octAll DayErin Juliana

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September 6 – October 8, 2017

Concourse Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 8, 7 – 9 PM

 

Erin Juliana’s paper cuts and small-scale paintings include images of the figure, filigree, architecture, geometric patterns, and medical diagrams. These images are derived from her own history of spinal deformity and her fascination with the symmetrical elements of decorative art. Her paintings and paper cuts express the tension between the organic and geometric that exists in her body, and present a feminist critique of what is considered abject pertaining to the female figure.

About the artist: Erin Juliana is originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She attended Maryland Institute College of Art for both her B.F.A. and Masters in Arts and Teaching. After moving to Brooklyn, New York, Erin received an M.F.A. in drawing and painting from Brooklyn College CUNY. Her work explores themes of deformity and correction in a variety of media including embroidery, appliqué, gouache paintings, and paper cuts. Erin currently lives in Brooklyn, works as an educator, and maintains a studio practice at Industry City Studios. Her work has been exhibited at the 440 Gallery, National Art Education Headquarters, and with the Wanted Design and Industry City Market.

Time

September 6 (Wednesday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

6sep - 8octAll DayM. BUTTERFLYBy David Henry Hwang | Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi

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East meets west. Fact meets fiction. Illusion meets reality. When a powerful French diplomat becomes enchanted with a divine Peking opera star, little can quell the thirst of their intoxicating desire—but this diva is hiding more than her true identity. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, David Henry Hwang’s torrid and timeless Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly brings hide-and-seek to the stage in a gripping fable that proves the allure of fantasy and the power of obsession are a recipe for betrayal.

Please Note: This production uses theatrical haze and contains nudity.

Time

September 6 (Wednesday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201

6sep - 8octAll DayEmerging Curator Program Presents: Ashley DeHoyos – Cultural Platforms For Resistance

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September 6 – October 8, 2017

Kaplan Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 8, 7 – 9 PM

 

Rockville, MD- Through a series of programs and events Cultural Platforms for Resistance highlights the radical creativity of a new generation blurring the boundaries between art, advocacy, and activism. Uniting together artist, collectives, cultural producers, educators, and emerging voices, Cultural Platforms for Resistance becomes an auxiliary for a rising generation. Featuring a cohort of seven artists from the DMV area, along with a flex space for community building, Cultural Platforms for Resistance seeks to provide a space for new and existing voices to be heard. culturalplatforms.com

About the curator: Ashley DeHoyos is an emerging curator from Houston, Texas, who currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Sam Houston State University and her Masters in Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art. She has worked as an intern at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in partnership with ArtTable, and was an Urban Arts Leadership Fellow under the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance at Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. Most recently, Ashley has been working as a Community Art and Service Program Assistant at Maryland Institute College of Art and college mentor with Bloomberg Art Internship Baltimore.

Featured artists include Amarie Baker, Anahita (Ani) Bradberry, Kristen Brown, Edgar Reyes, Strange encounters (Ayesha Aijaz and Salsabeel Abdelhamid), Teens for Teens, and Yellow Jackets Collective.

Time

September 6 (Wednesday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

6sep - 8decAll DayLaid, Placed, and Arranged

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“The University of Maryland Art Gallery invites you to an evening reception for Laid, Placed, and Arranged. This exhibition explores recent work made by six University of Maryland MFA alumni — Laurel Farrin, Hiroyuki Hamada, Francie Hester, Meg Mitchell, Ellington Robinson, and Wilfredo Valladares — who have gone on to become significant voices in the realm of contemporary art and academia.

Laid, Placed, and Arranged will be on view September 6-December 8, 2017, and is supported in part by a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. Complimentary table hors d’oeuvres along with a selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks will be served.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location
University of Maryland Art Gallery
1202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg.

Parking
After 4:00 p.m. parking is free in Lots JJ2, JJ3, and 1b.
(At the intersection of Mowatt Lane and Campus Drive.)

Also On View
A series of smaller exhibitions — some rotating, others permanent — round out the visitor experience at the Gallery. Make sure to check out In Memoriam: Andy Dunnill and Recent Gifts.”

Time

September 6 (Wednesday) - December 8 (Friday)

Location

University of Maryland Art Gallery

1202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg.

6sep - 8octAll DayJeffrey Einhorn

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September 6 – October 8, 2017

Common Ground Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 8, 7 – 9 PM

 

About the artist: Jeff Einhorn is an artist, photographer, and educator based in Philadelphia. He received his M.F.A. in photography from Syracuse University in 2011. He currently works at The University of the Arts as a photography coordinator and lecturer. He has previously taught photography classes at Syracuse University, Moore College of Art, and Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Einhorn’s exhibition record includes, List Center for Visual Arts at M.I.T. and a solo installation at The Warehouse Gallery in Syracuse N.Y.

http://www.jeffeinhorn.com

Time

September 6 (Wednesday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

6sep - 8octAll DayJon Rajkovich: Falling Interrupted

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September 6 – October 8, 2017

Gibbs Street Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 8, 7 – 9 PM

 

Jon Rajkovich’s sculptures take a contradictory position. His materials and processes provide fresh and surprising visual journeys that lead toward and away from possible narratives. The sculptures are like “something” but what that “thing” is remains elusive. Funny and sophisticated, crude and elegant, straightforward and disguised, they reflect a world unresolved and complex. “Perhaps,” he says, they are “a response to the fact that much of our contemporary culture is built on artifice. Romantic exaggerations and neurotic deceptions seem commonplace. Posture is important on the street and becomes so in the forms within my work.” For Radjovich, it seems necessary, that to navigate this culture and to create work, he must locate a verisimilitude.

About the artist: Jon Rajkovich (b. 1974) grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He received his M.F.A. from Winthrop University and has attended residencies at Skowhegan and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. He is also co-founder of the Charlotte, North Carolina based dance troupe Sinergismo. He has an extensive exhibition history at venues including Shoshana Wayne in Santa Monica, Axel Raben Gallery in New York, Susanne Hillberry Gallery in Fernadale, Michigan, and Whitespace in Atlanta, Georgia. Rajkovich’s work has been written about in numerous publications including Art in America, the Chicago Sun Times, Time Out, Art Papers, the Los Angeles Times, and an overview of his work is included in the book Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California.

http://www.jonrajkovich.com

Time

September 6 (Wednesday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

7sep - 8octAll DayThe Christians

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LOSE FAITH IN OUR LEADERS?

Does absolute tolerance require tolerance of the intolerant? Can a divided head find a way to lead? When the stakes are eternity, what happens if your pastor is wrong? These are the questions that arise in a present-day American megachurch in The Christians, a new play about the seemingly insurmountable distance that exists when people of the same religion hold different beliefs. Stunning in its theatricality, this production will feature multiple choirs from area churches. Prescient in its investigation of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

“This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

“[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

Content Advisory: This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

Time

September 7 (Thursday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

7sep - 1octAll DayMark Sanders: The Resurgence Array

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  Mark Sanders at The Alchemy of Art

     From September 7th 2017 to October 1st 2017

Open Reception Sept. 7th 2017 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm

   Closing Reception October 1st 2017 from 2pm to 5pm

 

Mark S. Sanders – Sculptor & Visual Artist

Mark S. Sanders is a self-taught artist who creates abstract sculpture from wood, metal, concrete, glass and found objects.

His work has appeared in numerous solo, group and salon shows, as well as charity and fundraising events.

In addition to his visual art, Sanders is also known for his acting, poetry and his thirty-year contribution to Baltimore’s art community as an event host, organizer and promoter.

His current exhibit at Alchemy of Art features never before seen pieces constructed over the past 18 months, the majority of which were produced specifically for this venue.

The Resurgence Array

“The Resurgence Array is a bio-responsive communications apparatus designed to receive and transmit cognizant and subconscious energy patterns. Its proto-animate components are intuitively configured to mingle and amplify these disparate patterns into semi-cohesive waves of emotive force. Resonators, oscillators, transceivers and other reclamation circuitries work in improvised concert to clarify and scramble shifting constructs of experience and channel  the amalgam through the main convector. Participants will contribute their unique coding with unpredictable yet notable results.

This experimental macro-device will remain assembled for one month.”

Rusty Nail Works

Private & Corporate Art by Mark S. Sanders

410-961-6293 cell, [email protected], www.rustynailworks.com

 

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

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September 7 (Thursday) - October 1 (Sunday)

Location

The Alchemy of Art

1637 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21231

8sep - 9decAll DayPrintfest 2017

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Time

September 8 (Friday) - December 9 (Saturday)

Location

Towson University

8sep - 29All DayFeminism Fights Patriarchal PowerCurator-In-Residence, Aimi Bouillon

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Feminism Fights Patriarchal Power is a performative installation that plays on the bureaucratic systems of patriarchy. This collaborative installation hopes to engender deeper thoughts on how we all participate in a patriarchal society. The exhibition space will function as an educational and developmental recruitment system using matriarchal-inspired bureaucracy.

Opening: Friday September 8th from 4-8pm

Closing: Friday September 29th from 4-8pm

Open Hours: 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays, September 8th – 29th

Free Public Events!

Saturday September 9th

6pm Workshop: Semiotic Square: Gendered Terms and its Contradictions with Christopher Kojzar

Friday September 15th

6pm Lecture: Rebecca A. Adelman

“You Know You’re a Support Junkie”: Care-Packaging and the Militarization of Gratitude

7pm Lecture: Lynn Cazabon

Hyperobjects of War

Saturday September 23rd

5pm: WOMBWORK PRODUCTION INC.

Time

september 8 (Friday) - 29 (Friday)

Location

Space Camp

16 West North Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21202

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time

September 8 (Friday) - January 27 (Saturday)

Location

Bromo Arts Tower

21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

8sep - 13octAll DayHorse Dorm | Margaret RogersOpening Reception

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Horse Dorm

Margaret Rogers

 

Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore

at Gallery CA

440 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Opening Public Reception: Friday, September 8, 2017, 7–9 p.m.

Exhibition Runs: September 8–October 13, 2017

Open Hours: Mondays–Fridays 12-4pm

 

Special Event: “Horse Dorm” table read, Thursday, October 5, 7pm

 

Contact:

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

Using the framework of an unproduced TV pilot, Horse Dorm is a mixed media exhibit by Margaret Rogers presented by Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore at Gallery CA in Baltimore, MD. Combining elements of screenwriting, drawing, collage, and paper mache horse butts with animatronic tails, Rogers explores the fictional world of Horse Dorm, an elite housing center at ‘Dakota University’ where horses and their student-owners board together.

 

Margaret Rogers, www.margaretrogers.net

Margaret Rogers was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Knox College and an MFA from The Mount Royal School of Art at The Maryland Institute College of Art. She was a 2012 recipient of a Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and a 2015 Semi-Finalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize. Her work has been shown in Chicago, New York, Baltimore, Providence and Toronto. She lives and works in Baltimore, MD.

 

Gallery CA

Gallery CA is a contemporary arts space devoted to showcasing local, regional, national and international artists. The gallery also serves as an agent for community engagement by offering regular programming and creating sustainable partnerships with local arts institutions and community organizations

 

Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore, icabaltimore.org

Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore is a collaboration of volunteers working to stage contemporary art exhibitions in available spaces in Baltimore. Horse Dorm is the twenty-fourth exhibition by ICA Baltimore since 2011.

 

Horse Dorm is made possible in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

Time

September 8 (Friday) - October 13 (Friday)

Location

ICA @ Gallery CA

440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore MD 21202

9sep - 14octAll DayNevermind, AzizamArtist Talk

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Nevermind, Azizam
Ani Bradberry, Alexandra ‘Rex’ Delafkaran, & Sheida Soleimani.
September 9 – October 14

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 30, 2pm

Transformer is proud to present ‘Nevermind, Azizam’, a mixed-media exhibition that delves visually and sensually into the uniqueness and range of Iranian-American experiences through the work of Ani Bradberry, Alexandra ‘Rex’ Delafkaran, and Sheida Soleimani.

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Entering the room, indistinguishable combinations of saffron, Chanel No. 5 and black tea steep into the senses. Dole out the kisses to every cheek in the room. Catch the occasional salaam and khoshgel. Never quite understood or understanding, never quite the same, the ethnic friend, the American grandchild.

We are our own Others. We are troubled by the simultaneously intimate and unfamiliar facets of our family histories. This identity is defined by its fluctuation and intensely unique individual experience.

We are inexplicably in love with traditions that lie under lenses of our families and our countries. Both of our motherlands float at odds with one another, separated by an ocean of fear and mistrust. Within this tension, we are both horrified and strengthened by the myths. Exotification and fetishization have shaped our lives, and the myths become as vivid and slippery as the goldfish on nowruz. Our adolescence is embedded in the joy and anxiety of language. Rich with symbols, smells, textures and tastes, our shared experiences are pure poetry. We all know the sensations of gracious apologies and tart affection.

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Artist Bios

Anahita (Ani) Bradberry is an artist and art historian based in DC and Brooklyn. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in modern and contemporary non-Western art with a focus on Japan from American University’s feminist art history program. Interested in challenging predetermined power structures in the global contemporary art world, Anahita walks the line between artist and critical art writer to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural power of radical creativity.

Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran is an interdisciplinary artist and dancer currently based in Washington, DC. She uses movement and objects to explore the rich tensions between intimacy, language and identities. Upon receiving her degree in Ceramics and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute, she has now worked and exhibited in Southern Exposure Gallery, Diego Rivera Gallery, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Panoply Performance Lab, and others. Rex continues to perform, write and exhibit, making sculpture out of Red Dirt Studios.

Sheida Soleimani is an Iranian-American artist who lives in Providence, RI. The daughter of political refugees who were persecuted by the Iranian government in the early 1980s, Soleimani makes work that melds sculpture, collage and photography and highlights her own critical perspective on historical and contemporary socio-political occurrences in Iran. She focuses on media trends and the dissemination of societal occurrences in the news, adapting images from popular press and social media leaks to exist within alternate scenarios. Her work has been recognized internationally in both exhibitions and publications such as Artforum, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Interview, and VICE Magazine. Soleimani’s research and work critically references the Eurocentrism that pervades the study of art and art history. She is specifically interested in the intersections of art and activism, as well as how social media has shaped the landscape in current socio-political affairs and uprisings.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 -6 and by appointment.

Time

September 9 (Saturday) - October 14 (Saturday)

Location

Transformer DC

1404 P Street NW Washington DC 20005

9sep - 11janAll DayMaryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence

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Over 50 prints by artist Jacob Lawrence from personal collections in and around Maryland.  Lawrence, one of the best known artists of the 20th century, was a painter, storyteller and educator who is renowned for his portrayals of African American life, especially in Harlem. His prints reflect the vivid colors and simplicity of form seen in his earlier paintings. Jacob Lawrence is one of the best known painters of the 20th century.

 

Upcoming Lawrence Events:

Teacher Open House – Tuesday, September 12th, 4pm

Saturday Fun: Printmaking for Kids – Saturday, September 16th, 11am

The Joy and Pain of Collecting Art – Saturday, September 16th, 1pm

Sunday @ 2 Films: I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan – Sunday, September 24th, 2pm

Date and Time

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am
Contact Information

For more information call 443-263-1800
Admission

Included with museum admission

Time

September 9 (Saturday) - January 11 (Thursday)

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

9sep - 1octAll DayTAG Graffiti and Street Art Inspired Art Show

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Tectonic Space is excited to announce the opening of their September art show, TAG, a group show featuring work inspired by graffiti and street art, on September 9 at 7pm.

The show will feature work from artists in and around Baltimore and Washington, DC, including Nether, TOVEN, Ernest Shaw, Megan Lewis, Gary Mullen, 181, Iwillnot and more TBA.

TAG will be on display from Saturday September 9- Sunday October 1, 2017.

Time

September 9 (Saturday) - October 1 (Sunday)

Location

Tectonic Space

2000 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore MD 21218

9sep - 28octAll DayA Woven Thread | Work by Alex Dukes and Liora OstroffOpening Reception

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Join us on September 9th, 7-10 PM for the opening reception of “A Woven Thread” an exhibition featuring the works of Alex Dukes and Liora Ostroff.

Exhibition runs: September 9 – October 28, 2017

Alex Dukes’ paintings are an autobiographical exploration of memory, identity, race, and how they all are intertwined. She recalls moments ranging from lighthearted childhood games with siblings, to heavier memories transitioning into adulthood. The presence of hands and feet reaching out and extended in her paintings work as a way of connecting the feeling of touch along with the innocence and carefree nature of a child. Dukes’ use of saturated colors represent the energy and noise of memory. She exaggerates the intensity of the colors and patterns in order to mirror the energy of the moments she experienced growing up in a large musical family.

Liora Ostroff’s current body of work uses paired art-historical themes with imagery drawn from contemporary life. Giotto’s architectural compositions meet Baltimore’s brick facades, and stiff groupings of saints become young partygoers and couples. She references Da Vinci’s lyrical hand gestures or Van Eyck’s colorful motifs to compose a new scene. Either violent or serene, these paintings exemplify Ostroff’s contemplations on time, place, politics and the self. Lust devolves into a misandrist fantasy; a quiet Shabbat table setting is overcome with swastikas. The incessant specter of droning helicopters over the city replaces the glow and radiance of angels, which are so ubiquitous in the Renaissance compositions. In these paintings, history and the present collapse in on each other.

Bios:
Alex Dukes (b. 1994) grew up in Long Island, New York with her mom, dad, two brothers, and four sisters. Over the years, her work shifted from solely focusing on the body and representational drawings and paintings to colorful personal narratives that centered on her family, Trinidadian American heritage, femininity, and blackness. She received her BFA in Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in spring 2017.

Liora Ostroff (b. 1993) is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from MICA with a BFA in 2016. Her work has been shown in Baltimore at the John Fonda Gallery and in Philadelphia at Little Berlin.

Exhibition runs: September 9 – October 28, 2017
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1-5pm (except opening day)

alexdukes.squarespace.com
lioraostroff.com

Time

September 9 (Saturday) - October 28 (Saturday)

Location

Terrault

218 West Saratoga Street 3rd Floor, Baltimore Maryland 21201

9sep - 18novsep 92:31 amnov 18Inner LightA Collaboration with Manneqart

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A dozen wearable sculptures from ManneqART, an international arts and educational non-profit, will be on exhibit from September 9 through November 18, 2017.  Join us for the  pre-opening reception and media event on September 7 at 6:30 pm.

In partnership with Sandy Spring Museum, ManneqART challenged competitors to include an “inner light” component in their sculptures.  “Inner Light” is a reference to Sandy Spring’s Quaker founders, who believe that everyone has an inner light and that the potential for good and evil are latent in everyone.  This idea will be represented in the sculptures on exhibit.

The life-sized sculptures on exhibit will include the winner of the Inner Lightcompetition, Glacius Angelies, by Lynne Spector and Maddy Halbach of Glenwood, MD.

For detailed information on ManneqART, please click here.  This project was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Time

September 9 (Saturday) 2:31 am - November 18 (Saturday) 2:31 am

Location

Sandy Spring Museum

17901 Bentley Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860

11sep - 27octAll DayKyle Bauer: chatter

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Exhibition: Kyle Bauer: chatter

When:
September 21 – October 22, 2017
Mon, Wed & Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues & Thurs 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m.
Reception and artist’s talk: Thursday, Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m.

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

Details:
The Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University Maryland presents chatter, sculpture by Kyle Bauer. Clearly a formalist, Bauer’s work is elegant and at the same time playful. He stacks, piles and arranges sculptural elements to convey balance, tension and control. Bright, primary colors are an important aspect of the work, though, more recently, wood surfaces are also apparent. The work references navigation and architecture and leads the viewer on a journey through the gallery.

 

Bauer earned an MFA from Louisiana State University. Since 2012, he has been the conservation technician of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Recently he was awarded the 2016 Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington D.C. Bauer completed a three-year residency at Baltimore Clayworks and is a 2014 Sondheim Artscape Prize finalist, a 2015 and 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Award recipient, and a finalist for the 2015 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, where he received third place. Since 2011, Bauer’s mixed-media sculptures and installations have been featured in more than 36 exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally, including galleries such as the Hamiltonian Gallery, Walters Art Museum, Vox Populi, Flashpoint Gallery, Randall Scott Projects, Towson University, McDaniel College, Arlington Art Center, School 33 Art Center, and Maryland Art Place. Bauer was also invited to present at MAP Gallery’s THIRTY speaker series, a program that brings attention to 30 emerging Baltimore artists under the age of 30.

 

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

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

Time

September 11 (Monday) - October 27 (Friday)

Location

Julio Fine Arts, Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

13sep - 7novAll DayJo Smail: The Past is PresentReception

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Curated by Amy Eva Raehse

September 13- November 07, 2017

Reception September 13 from 6-8pm

Baltimore, July 2017.  Goya Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by the Baltimore-based artist, South African native, Jo Smail.

Baltimore-based, South African artist Jo Smail (b. 1943, Durban), is celebrated world-wide for her abstract paintings, drawings, collages, and prints; frequently composed through multiple states of material accruals, subtractions, and modifications.   Often said to be most profound when straddling the visual weight of presence with that of absence, Smail exemplifies the elusive nature of life by means of powerful and still vulnerable representations of the past, the present, and hints of the future.  Educated in South Africa, Smail moved to Baltimore in 1985 and has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art since 1988. Newly retired, it may be said that the brilliance of Smail’s artwork is in both formal exploration as well as invention.  Her sagacity arrives from personal history, learning to recover and thrive following myriad adversities from her life during South African Apartheid, a devastating Baltimore studio fire (1995), and a life-altering stroke (2000). This new body of work, however, speaks very specifically to her South African origins. Digging into her archives of family recipes, documents, newspapers, and books from the 1950s-1960s, Smail makes a direct connection from the politics of the past to the politics of present day.  Through popular culture references, the socio-political content of personal effects is unearthed, echoing the often-dark history of South Africa, contemporaneously.

 

The exhibition “The Past Is Present” will feature 10 large paintings alongside a collection of smaller-scaled “constructions.” The exhibition’s curator, Amy Raehse, hopes the union of politic, poetry, the artist’s personal experience, and public veracity found in these boldly, hand-made, visual Palimpsest-like objects help people process the socio-political climate of today.  A catalogue accompanies this exhibition with contributions from BMA curator and department head, Shannen Hill, and local painter and MICA colleague, Timothy App.   Smail writes in the text of the associated catalogue, “The thick paint is my now, the rest is my history.”  And for the viewer, the experience is a rich mix of both.

 

 

About Goya Contemporary

Goya Contemporary Gallery promotes the art and culture of our time by presenting new works and ideas through exhibitions, curatorial practice, catalogues, print publishing, artist representation, and by encouraging artistic collection. We build private & public collections, assist in acquisitions, and facilitates auction activity.  Goya Contemporary has earned international acclaim for its thought-provoking exhibitions, innovative programming, and unique collaborations with artists.  With a reputation for high standards of ethical practice, Goya is known as one of the most prestigious and long running galleries in the mid-Atlantic, dedicated to scholarly programming, and promoting the work of emerging and mid-career artists both internationally and locally.   Member of the IFPDA.  Voted top 500 Galleries, Worldwide, by Blouin.

Time

September 13 (Wednesday) - November 7 (Tuesday)

Location

Goya Contemporary

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

14sep - 4novAll DayAltered Realities:  MAP's Fall Benefit Exhibition

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Altered Realities:  MAP’s Fall Benefit Exhibition

On View: September 14 – November 4, 2017

Closing Reception – November 4, 2017 @ 6pm

Altered Realities, MAP’s Annual Fall Benefit Exhibition, will open Thursday, September 14 and will be on display at Maryland Art Place through Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Altered Realities focuses on uncanny interpretations of the everyday experience. The show will highlight works of art that subvert the viewer’s perspectives literally or metaphorically.

Featured artists will include: Thomas Dahlberg, Chris Peters, Phaan Howng, Mehves Lelic, Jonah Calinawan, Johnathan Baker, Bryan O’Neill, Hadar Silverman, Luke Ikard, Nancy O’D Wilson, Sasha Baskin, Scott Cawood, Brad Blair, Rachel Hayden, Se Jong Cho, and Balti Virtual.

On October 28th, MAP will host a ticketed masquerade ball in partnership with Philathropik (philanthropik.org) where the exhibition will be highlighted.

More information TBA!

(cover image credit: Jonah Calinawan, “This Old House” Cyanotype Print with Digital Drawing, 2012)

(interior image credit: “Untitled Interior” by Mehves Lelic)

Time

September 14 (Thursday) - November 4 (Saturday)

Location

Maryland Art Place

218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201

14sep - 1octAll DaySally McCoyPresented by Cohesion Theatre Company

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Cohesion Theatre Company is proud to announce the first production of their 2017/18 theatrical season, the world premiere of Cohesion Co-Founder, Alice Stanley’s critically acclaimed new play, Sally McCoy. Cohesion Co-Founder, Brad Norris will direct this story of desperation, honor, and strength in the face of adversity.

After a successful workshop as part of the Strand Theater’s Women on Top Festival, Cohesion has picked up Stanley’s work for full production. “It is a perfect fit for our season’s theme, E Pluribus Unum”, says Cohesion Co-Founder, Brad Norris. “We are proud to begin our season long exploration into American identity, difference, and unity with such a distinctly American story.”  Set in August of 1882, in the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, and with her three eldest sons captured by the Hatfield clan, Sally McCoy defies her womanly place in the home and crosses miles of Appalachian wilderness in the dark of night in order to save her children from certain death at the vengeful hands of the Hatfields. After traveling miles alone in the dark of night to the home of the Hatfield patriarch, “Devil” Anse Hatfield, Sally refuses to let anything stand in her way until she’s seen the “Devil” face to face.

Sally McCoy will reunite Katharine Vary and Jonas David Grey from the original workshop at the Strand Theater in the title role and “Devil” Anse Hatfield respectively. “I could not be more excited to work on this piece, and see it in full production,” says Katharine Vary. “This role is so emotionally taxing, and so rewarding at the same time. It’s rare to feel so personally connected to something like this, but Alice has done truly amazing work here.” The cast is rounded out with Thom Sinn as Valentine Hatfield, Jane Jongeward as Johnse Hatfield, and Betse Lyons as Cap Hatfield.

Sally McCoy tells a harrowing and deeply personal story, while also taking a hard look at one woman’s role in the formation of a defining moment of American history. “The events of the play are true,” says Norris. “We know that Sally visited the Hatfields in the middle of this horrible night, and we know what her intent was. What Alice has done is give us a powerful window into the private conversations and moments that aren’t documented, and that make for some outstanding theatre.” Making this production even more special is the fact that it will be the last for Alice Stanley in Baltimore, as they head off to Graduate School for Playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin this autumn. “It is very bittersweet,” says Stanley. “I helped create this company, and this company helped grow and support me as an artist is so many ways. It’s very hard to leave, but I’m so happy to have this show premiere at Cohesion as I take my step to the next phase of my life.”

Opening night for Sally McCoy is Thursday September 14 at 8pm. Following opening night the show will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4 pm from September 14 through October 1 2017.

Please note, there are no performances on September 22nd or 28th.

Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at www.cohesiontheatre.org

A special industry night performance will be held Monday, September 25 at 8 pm at which tickets for all artists will be just $10.

 

Cohesion performs in “The Fallout Shelter” at United Evangelical Church (923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224) at the corner of East Avenue and Dillon Street in Canton. Patrons should enter the space through the grey doors on East Avenue. For more information about the 2017/18 Season at Cohesion Theatre Company, visit www.cohesiontheatre.org

 

SHOW DETAILS:

Sally McCoy

By Alice Stanley

Directed by Brad Norris

Sept. 14 – Oct. 1, 2017

Opening Sept. 14 at 8pm

Fridays – Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 4pm

Industry Night: at 8pm on Monday Sept. 25, 2017

The Fallout Shelter at United Evangelical Church

923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224

Tickets $20, or $15 for Students and Seniors

www.cohesiontheatre.org/tickets

 

Cast:

Katharine Vary – Sally McCoy

Jonas David Grey – “Devil” Anse Hatfield

Thom Sinn – Valentine Hatfield

Jane Jongeward – Johnse Hatfield

Betse Lyons – Cap Hatfield

 

Production Team:

Brad Norris – Director

Sandra Welty – Stage Manager

Lana Riggins – Lighting Designer

Jessica Rassp – Costume Designer

Brad Norris – Set Designer

Haley Horton – Scenic Charge

Abigail Cady – Dramaturg

Time

September 14 (Thursday) - October 1 (Sunday)

Location

The Fallout Shelter at United Evangelical Church

923 South East Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21224

15sep - 8octAll DayThe Terrible Secret of Lunastus

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SHOW DATES:
September 15 – 17, 21 – 24, 28 – October 1
October 5 – 8

All showtimes are 8:00pm with doors for Supporter Level tickets at 7:30pm and General Admission at 7:40pm.

TICKETS:
General Admission Tickets: $20. We also have two levels of BROS Supporter tickets with sweet perks because we rely on YOU to keep bringing epic rock operas to life in Baltimore. We also have discount tickets available! Read all about the options on our ticketing page!

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE:
baltimorerockopera.org/terrible-secret-lunastus
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The Terrible Secret of Lunastus is a zany comedy-action romp through the outers of space! The Moon is falling from orbit and on the eve of the Earth’s destruction four astronauts, accompanied by their stupid robot, Android, depart for the planet Lunastus to assess its suitability as a new home for the human race. The creatures they discover there will make them question their free will… and fear for their lives.

The show will be performed for four weekends at the beautiful historic Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Baltimore. The Terrible Secret of Lunastus is the third original rock opera written and performed by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. It originally debuted in 2011 as a part of the BROS Double Feature at the Autograph Playhouse on 25th Street. Hopefully by this point those of you who saw the 2011 show will have forgotten what Lunastus’ terrible secret was!

ABOUT THE VENUE:
BROS is excited to partner with the amazing Zion Lutheran Church, located just north of Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor. The church has a parking lot behind the building (enter via Gay St) that is first come, first served on show nights. Street parking is also available on Lexington and nearby cross streets.

QUESTIONS?
Send us a message, shoot us an email at [email protected]ra.org or give us a call at 410-538-BROS (2767) – we’ll respond within 24 hours.

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Time

September 15 (Friday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

Zion Lutheran Church

400 East Lexington Street, Baltimore MD 21202

16sep - 28octAll DayTerra Incognita

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“Terra Incognita”

featuring new work by

Leslie Shellow
and Mattye Hamilton

September 16th – October 28th, 2017
*Opening Reception*
September 23rd, 5pm-8pm

Time

September 16 (Saturday) - October 28 (Saturday)

Location

Fleckenstein Gallery

3316 Keswick Road, Baltimore MD 21211

16sep - 1octAll DayConfirmed Mood

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Confirmed Mood

Opening Reception: September 16, 7 – 10pm
Exhibition Duration: September 16 – October 1
Gallery Hours: Saturdays + Sundays 12 – 4pm

Featuring:
Aschely Cone
Sutton Demlong
Nick Primo

Shape and form, enduring elements unto themselves, ultimately give sense to composition. In the artworks of Aschely Cone, Sutton Demlong, and Nick Primo they are not merely ends. The construction of the composition is represented as both the subject and object of a complete, logical, and intuitive organization of line, color, shape, form and texture. While independent of one another, in material, ideology, and method, the artist’s unified concept of “Making as Meaning and Material as Metaphor” draws their practices together while simultaneously reinforcing their separate investigations.

In her paintings, Cone employs the archway and the shield as motifs to express notions of obstruction, access, and denial. Stark chalk lines and color fields scaffold together and reveal the supporting structure of her images. The arch/void and shield/form, employed to suspend entry and exit into the paintings are empowered by their monolithic size and form; they exact on the viewer a duality of passive depths and/or an active concealment of space.

Dissimilarly Demlong invites viewers into light-hearted conversations full of wit and sophistication. Labor intensive hand-cut joinery is literally softened with pigmented flock and interwoven string. He transforms expert woodworking and craft into an act of play that is simultaneously effortless, whimsical, and indicative of dedicated personal industry.

Also resolutely dedicated to craft, Primo’s artworks are influenced by the rigors of making, but reflect the aesthetics of urban revival and decay within Baltimore and Washington DC. Construction materials, building principles, and the contrasting effect between degradation and “new-ness” are examined in his sculptures through a lense of formalism and material. Invoking elements of structure and functionality, his artworks are deliberately ambiguous but not ambivalent to the their associations within the built environment.

Preoccupied with how and where form is imbued with meaning, Cone, Demlong, and Primo, access a formal language in their artworks that utilizes the material anatomy of their compositions as vehicles for inquiry. Anni Albers’ material centric ideology in the following excerpt from Material as Metaphor 1982, speaks to a commonality embraced by each of them:

“We are finding our language, and as we go along we learn to obey their rules and their limits. We have to obey, and adjust to those demands. Ideas flow from it to us and though we feel to be the creator we are involved in a dialogue with our medium. The more subtly we are tuned to our medium, the more inventive our actions will become.”

Though disparate in their handling of material to create artworks, Cone, Demlong, and Primo pose similar questions to their environments. They intuitively discover form and content in their day to day, and seek unconventional methods to embody concepts in the materials they have chosen, or in some cases, the materials that have chosen them.

Aschely Vaughan Cone (b. San Antonio, TX 1985) received her MFA from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at MICA in 2016. In 2007 she received a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD; in 2012 she received an MA in Art History from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Her awards include a matching scholarship for study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the SMCM-MICA Artist House Teaching Fellowship, the Hamiltonian Fellowship and The Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship.

Sutton Demlong (b. Tempe, AZ 1990) received his MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. Demlong graduated from Arizona State University in 2013 with a BFA in Sculpture and a BS in Art Education. His work was featured in the 2016 Academy show by the Connersmith Gallery in Washington, DC. He was also the recipient of the Markell Brooks scholarship (provided by the Westcliff Fund) to attend Anderson Ranch. In 2017, Demlong was a Trawick Semi-finalist. He currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD

Nick Primo (b. New Britain, CT 1982) earned an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture at MICA (2014), and BS in Art Education from Central CT State University (2006). After serving as a public school art educator for half a decade, he relocated to Baltimore, MD to enroll at MICA with the aim of receiving the aforementioned degree. In addition to being an artist and freelance furniture maker, he currently works as an Exhibits Specialist for Smithsonian American Art Museum. His work has been featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

Time

September 16 (Saturday) - October 1 (Sunday)

Location

Current Space

421 North Howard Street, Baltimore MD 21201

16sep - 30All DayNatural Order

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Featuring contributions from Dylan Kinnett, Mike Shattuck, Samantha Buker, Greenspan, Wayne Collins, Andrea Boston, Melissa Webb, Jessica Solomon, Kristin Panousos, Ajay Malghan, Markele Cullins, Antonio McAfee, Wendel Patrick, Carlyn Thomas and Phaan Howng.

Curatorial statement

A list is most often an organizational tool that allows us to prioritize, remember things we need to do, verbalize dreams and goals we want to accomplish, and pick up those items we keep forgetting at the grocery store. Lists occupy a broad range of importance. We usually throw away our grocery lists with the bags our groceries came in. Late night television host David Letterman used the format of a “top-ten list” as a tool to make us laugh. The list Americans call the Bill of Rights is often cited as worthy of suffering or even dying to defend.

Lists often are physical objects that make abstract ideas into concrete declarations. Object 48.1806 at the Walters Art Museum, for instance, is a list –a physical receipt carved into stone by a Sumerian almost 4,000 years ago. It is deemed a high enough expression of culture that it is now enshrined in the museum’s galleries for perpetuity. The lists we often make today take a decidedly different format, as they are dictated to our phones, or generated for us without input by our appliances and virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri.

Natural Order asks a diverse group of Baltimore artists and cultural producers to create lists that will be viewed by a public audience. During the opening reception, each list-maker will convert their personal thoughts or list into a unique object, specifically a typewritten statement on a legal-sized piece of paper, which will go on view immediately following its creation. Like the lists we run into in our daily lives, the lists presented in the gallery will vacillate between humor, commentary, and personal reflection. But they will also provoke thoughts about our current culture as well as the very function of making lists.

Time

september 16 (Saturday) - 30 (Saturday)

Location

Cardinal

1758 Park Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

17sep - 28octAll DayBonnie Collura + Stephanie J. Williams

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Time

September 17 (Sunday) - October 28 (Saturday)

Location

'sindikit

405 East Oliver Street 2nd Floor, Baltimore MD 21202

18sep - 11octAll DayOut of Shape - works by Courtney Wynn Cooper

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Solo exhibition of works by Courtney Wynn Cooper at John Fonda Gallery, part of the Baltimore Theatre Project. The exhibition will run from September 18th until October 11th, 2017.

The reception will run from 5-7 pm on Friday, September 22.

Courtney Wynn Cooper is a painter and sculptor born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After completing a two-year art and technology program with the Mountain View Los Altos School District she became interested in receiving a higher education in the arts. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in General Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art. This past year Cooper was one of two MICA nominees for the Yale Norfolk Summer Fellowship and was one of fifteen other artists to be awarded the Award of Excellence with the 2016 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program competition through the Office of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. Recent exhibitions include group shows Plus/And at MICA’s 2017 Artwalk, The Length of Our Shadow 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition at Platform Gallery, and Peacockery at St. Charles Projects. In recent projects, Cooper has volunteered at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA and interned at Maryland Art Place.

Since 1971, Theatre Project has been providing a distinct cultural experience to the citizens of Baltimore by presenting new, innovative and diverse works in the arts. The John Fonda Gallery is dedicated to providing the contemporary visual artists of Baltimore a vital venue to present shows featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and fiber arts. This arrangement of gallery and performance space creates an opportunity for dialog as visual artists and performing artists exhibit their work side by side. It was dedicated on January 14, 1993 to the memory of John Fonda, who served as curator of the gallery and nurtured Baltimore arts and artists.

The space is wheelchair accessible via elevator lift.

Time

September 18 (Monday) - October 11 (Wednesday)

Location

John Fonda Gallery @ The Baltimore Theatre Project

45 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201

19sep - 6octAll DayUnto Itself: Kameelah Janan Rasheed

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This fall the University of Maryland Department of Art’s Herman Maril Gallery presents Unto Itself, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985). Originally created for the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine in spring 2017, Unto Itself in its second iteration is made possible at the University of Maryland by the Department of Art and its annual John Dorsey Prize. Unto Itself is on view September 19–October 6, 2017, with an opening reception September 20, 5–7 pm, and a lecture by the artist on October 6 at 4 pm.
 
Unto Itself (second activation) is an immersive installation that explores the relationship of language to notions of history, progress, and personal development. Rasheed constructs a layered, textual environment using an array of media—from archival text fragments and found images to digital collage, photographic monoprints, and xerox copies. Rasheed invites viewers to spend time in this environment, considering the possibilities for reading in space and examining how words become elastic, opaque, and duplicitous when enlisted to address the subject of time. The exhibition is accompanied by a small, satellite installation in nearby administrative display cases of posters from Rasheed’s 2017 series Are We There Yet? (and other questions of proximity, destination, and relative comfort), which first debuted in another form as a large-scale banner at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
 
Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an artist, archivist, and former public school social studies teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is currently on view in The Floating Museum at the Chicago Riverwalk and at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center on Governors Island. This fall, Rasheed will participate in Speech/Acts, a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Her work was recently part of an official collateral exhibition of the 57th Venice Biennale and has been in exhibitions at numerous venues including the Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, and A.I.R. Gallery in New York, and Vox Populi in Philadelphia. Rasheed was a 2016–2017 artist-in-residence at Smack Mellon and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and a 2015 Keyholder Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop. www.kameelahr.com 
 
Unto Itself (second activation) is curated by 2017 Dorsey Prize winners Raino Isto and Cecilia Wichmann, both graduate students in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland-College Park. The exhibition was conceived in conjunction with the recent acquisition of two prints from Rasheed’s 2016 series “How to Suffer Politely (And Other Etiquette)” by the University of Maryland’s 2016–2017 Contemporary Art Purchasing Program. The prints will be on view alongside other new acquisitions in New Arrivals 2017 (August 28–October 14, with a reception on August 30, 6–8 pm, free and open to the public) at the Stamp Gallery in the University of Maryland’s Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life. Rasheed will visit the campus on October 6, 2017, to deliver an artist talk.  
 
ABOUT THE DORSEY PRIZE 
 
As the leading art critic for The Baltimore Sun and a well-known area curator, John Dorsey’s incisive critical perspective and passion for visual arts provided immeasurable contributions to the contemporary art community. The University of Maryland’s annual John Dorsey Prize for Outstanding Curatorial Practice, awarded by a jury of faculty from the Department of Art in support of a single exhibition proposal, rewards students in the Department of Art and in the Department of Art History and Archaeology who excel in critical thinking skills and curatorial practice.
 
ABOUT THE HERMAN MARIL GALLERY
 
Located on the ground floor of the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building (3834 Campus Drive) at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Herman Maril Gallery is the Department of Art’s multifunctional exhibition space dedicated to the exhibition of student works, curatorial projects, visiting artist presentations, and community gatherings. The gallery is named for the acclaimed painter Herman Maril (1908–1986), a Baltimore native and long-time professor of Art and Art History at the University of Maryland. FREE and open to the public; HOURS vary by exhibition, for Unto Itself open hours visit: thestamp.umd.edu/Gallery
 
IMAGE: Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Unto Itself (installation detail), “21 Shortlisted Artists for the Future Generation Art Prize,” 2017. Pinchuck Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Time

September 19 (Tuesday) - October 6 (Friday)

Location

Herman Maril Gallery

University of Maryland College Park

21sep - 28octAll DayKyle Bauer: chatter

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Kyle Bauer: chatter
Thursday, Sept. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 22
Reception and artist’s talk Thursday, Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Slide lecture: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2-3:40 p.m. room W217

Time

September 21 (Thursday) - October 28 (Saturday)

Location

Julio Fine Arts, Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

21sep - 4novAll DayJohn Ruppert: Terra Firma

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On view September 21 – November 4, 2017
Opening reception Thursday, September 21, 6-8pm
Baltimore, MD — C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Terra Firma, a solo exhibition by John Ruppert. The exhibited works extend from the artist’s ongoing investigation of human intervention on the natural within a framework of material-based processes.
Consuming the entire front of the gallery, Bittersweet, 2017 is a sprawling installation of cut and reassembled Asiatic bittersweet vine. The artist manipulates this invasive plant’s tendrils to construct a drawing in space. With its thin bark and drastic coils, the vine appears limb-like and alien in stark contrast to the gallery’s architecture.
Ruppert initially envisioned the bittersweet vine as a metal work. Sea Cave with Vines, 2016 is an aluminum sculpture in which sprues and other remnants of the casting process are left intact as visual cues. Similar to the artist’s previous presentations of section molds as sculptures, Ruppert includes leftover elements of construction in the final object which link it inextricably with the means of its process.
Exposing evidence of the artist’s hand in otherwise seamless reproductions of natural objects is an integral part of Ruppert’s process-based work. If not for a polished edge or buffed surface, the patina on oxidized bronze or rusted iron can easily be mistaken for stone. Ruppert’s sculptures at once preserve natural phenomena and confound material, producing a harmonic balance between natural order and human effort.
The photographs in the exhibition also echo this mindset. Taken on a recent visit to the Cave Focolaccia quarry in Italy, composites of multiple images are digitally stitched together to foreground the physical presence of the landscape. The quarry images document the site of a natural resource industry and contain an element of time; capturing the slow removal of the solid earth beneath us. Terra Firma showcases Ruppert’s fluid skill with cast metals, rapid prototyping, photography and light, presenting works which harness energy to engage structure and calibrate dynamic systems.
John Ruppert (b. 1951, Winchester, MA) has exhibited widely at institutions in the US and abroad including The Academy Art Museum, Kreeger Museum, OMI International Sculpture Park and DeCordova Museum. He is the recipient of many awards and grants, as well as commissions at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and The American Visionary Art Museum. Terra Firma is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition at C. Grimaldis Gallery. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park and currently lives and works in Baltimore.
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Terra Firma will be open to the public on Thursday, September 21, 2017 with a reception from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through November 4, 2017. Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Time

September 21 (Thursday) - November 4 (Saturday)

Location

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

22sep - 11octAll DayLeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting M.F.A. Exhibition

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LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting M.F.A. Exhibition
An exhibition of work by students in the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting M.F.A. program.
Reception Friday, September 22, 5 – 7 p.m.
Friday, September 22 – Sunday, October 8
Riggs and Leidy Galleries, Lazarus Center, 131 W North Avenue

Time

September 22 (Friday) - October 11 (Wednesday)

Location

MICA Sheila & Richard Riggs & Leidy Gallery

131 West North Avenue Baltimore MD 21201

23sep - 8octAll DayLight on Water: Kini Collins

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Time

September 23 (Saturday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

The Bar(n)

2017 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

25sep - 4novAll DayHuman Trafficking: Reclaiming Freedom

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Human Trafficking: Reclaiming Freedom, A Call and Response, is an exhibition running from September 25 to November 4, 2017 that is a collaborative exchange for poets and artists. Curated by noted artist Helen Frederick the call and response invites writers and visual artists to participate, assigning one to call and one to respond. The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking of our times.

 

This exhibition theme: Human Trafficking: Reclaiming Freedom, resources the finding of residual words and visual images that persist after a trauma that changes lives, including victims of modern slavery, immigrants and refugees at risk, and all those who have suffered loss of their freedom due to trafficking.

 

Human trafficking is a global criminal enterprise affecting millions of men, women and children. It exists in every country and in many guises, fueled by extreme poverty, cultural norms that devalue and commodify women and children in particular, and also by a seemingly insatiable demand for exploitive sex and cheap labor. According to recent estimates, the buying and selling of human beings is a $150 billion-dollar annual business. The profits are high and the risks low.  It is also one of the biggest violations of human rights in the world.

 

Artists and Poets featured in the exhibition include Oletha DeVane and Efia Dalili,

 

Elisa Wiarda and Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Tim Davis and Carol Beane, Jeremy Kunkel and

 

Danielle Badra, Susan Main and Elizabeth Halper, Steve Skowron and Rod Smith, Helen   

 

Zughaib and Zein El-Amine, Jessica Kallista and Jennifer Atkinson, Julie Wills and Amaranth

 

Borsuk, Schroeder Cherry and Thomas Estler, Cheryl Edwards and Fred Joiner, Margot

 

Neuhaus and Anne Dykers, Shanti Norris and Sarah Browning, Nehemiah Dixon III and Tsedaye

 

Makonnen, Carien Quiroga and Holly Mason, Elizabeth Board and Lisa Short, and Martin Swift

 

and Mel Nichols

 

The exhibition is part of ArtWorks for Freedom | ACTION DC! a city-wide arts festival to raise awareness of human trafficking throughout the Washington, D.C. region.  ArtWorks for Freedom, a nonprofit organization working nationally and internationally, uses all forms of artistic expression to inspire individual and community actions in the fight to end human trafficking.  ACTION DC! will feature exhibits, films, dance, theatre, spoken word, participatory arts events and community conversations throughout October and November. See artworksforfreedom.org for more details.

Exhibition and Auxiliary Programs:

October 7th –Opening Reception at the * Watergate Gallery, 5-8pm

October 8th – Readings and Visual Artists Presentations at *Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Street, 5-7pm

October 9th – Readings and Visual Artists Presentations at *Busboys and Poets, Takoma Park, 235 Carroll Street, 5-7pm

October 17th – Artists’ and Poets’ Talk at the Watergate Gallery, 6pm

*Spoken words by the poets with visual elements projected will be presented at a Busboys and Poets location.

For more information contact Dale Johnson, Director, Watergate Gallery,

[email protected]

*www.watergategalleryframedesign.com / 202.338.4488

Time

September 25 (Monday) - November 4 (Saturday)

Location

Watergate Gallery

2552 Virginia Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20037

25sep - 20octAll DayBearing Witness

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WASHINGTON, DC – Gallery 102 is proud to present Bearing Witness: Visualizing Modern Slavery. The exhibition is mounted in conjunction with ArtWorks for Freedom’s initiative ACTION DC! to bring awareness to human trafficking and modern day slavery, which remain critical issues in our increasingly globalized society. Bearing Witness combines photographs, paintings, sculptures, collages, video, and installations to provide a snapshot of this global human rights atrocity. Modern slavery of all types permeates the global economy. Whether taking the form of forced labor in Singapore, child labor in Indonesia and Burkina Faso, or trafficking of women, girls, and boys in the commercial sex industry throughout the United States, this crisis is a reality that most of us never want to acknowledge.

In partnership with ArtWorks for Freedom and FAIR Girls, Bearing Witness and Gallery 102 join a diverse group of individuals and organizations this fall bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking both at home and abroad. While the subject matter of works on view can be difficult to stomach, they point to a collective need to bear witness. Through this imperative, Bearing Witness and ACTION DC! seek to inspire action to put an end to this tragedy.

Exhibiting artists include: Hetty Baiz, Xyza Cruz Bacani, Larry C. Price, Molly Gochman, Mary Ann Schindler, FAIR Girls, and survivors.

Join Gallery 102, ArtWorks for Freedom, and FAIR Girls for the opening reception of Bearing Witness. The reception is free and open to the public.

Time

September 25 (Monday) - October 20 (Friday)

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

26sep - 18novAll DayPlein Air Show

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‘plein air show’ hosted by the royal sonesta hotel & curated by crystal moll gallery

art Reception… happy hour @ The Baltimore Royal Sonesta:  Tuesday, September 26th 5-7pm                   

Exhibtion dates:  september 26th – november 18th, 2017                                                                    

The Crystal Moll Gallery curates the ‘Art Hall’ on the 2nd Floor of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  The upcoming exhibition will feature works by some of the finest Plein Air painters working today. Plein Air is a French term meaning “in the open air”.  We are fortunate to have many nationally recognized and award winning plein air artists working and living in our region.

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

Featured artists: Jill Basham, Beth Bathe, Bradley Milligan, Tim Kelly, Crystal Moll, Palden Hamilton

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

Time

September 26 (Tuesday) - November 18 (Saturday)

Location

Royal Sonesta Hotel

550 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21202

26sep5:00 pm- 7:00 pmPlein Air ShowReception + Happy Hour

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‘plein air show’ hosted by the royal sonesta hotel & curated by crystal moll gallery

art Reception… happy hour @ The Baltimore Royal Sonesta:  Tuesday, September 26th 5-7pm                   

Exhibtion dates:  september 26th – november 18th, 2017                                                                    

The Crystal Moll Gallery curates the ‘Art Hall’ on the 2nd Floor of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  The upcoming exhibition will feature works by some of the finest Plein Air painters working today. Plein Air is a French term meaning “in the open air”.  We are fortunate to have many nationally recognized and award winning plein air artists working and living in our region.

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

Featured artists: Jill Basham, Beth Bathe, Bradley Milligan, Tim Kelly, Crystal Moll, Palden Hamilton

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

Time

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

Location

Royal Sonesta Hotel

550 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21202

26sep7:00 pmEveryman at the Parkway | M. Butterfly

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Everyman Theatre and the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF) are pleased to announce “Everyman at the Parkway,” a season-long partnership and six-part screening series that will bring influential films to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway in conjunction with Everyman Theatre’s 2017/18 season. Whether artistically, structurally or thematically, each film/play coupling aims to inspire conversation and draw connections between the material exhibited on stage and on screen—and every film will be introduced and accompanied by a post-screening audience discussion, hosted by the Everyman Theatre artist who selected that pairing.

First in the series is David Cronenberg’s M. Butterfly, a 1993 film adaptation of the stage play, starring Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) and written by David Henry Hwang, based on his Tony Award winning play of the same name. The pairing is inspired by Everyman Theatre’s fall production of M. Butterfly, directed by Everyman’s Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi (in performance September 6 – October 8, 2017).

The screening of M. Butterfly, presented from an original 35mm print, takes place on Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 PM, at the Parkway (5 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland). Lancisi will personally introduce the film and host the post-screening audience discussion.

Upcoming screenings will also include Ava DuVernay’s 2012 independent feature, Middle of Nowhere (presented by Resident Company actor Dawn Ursula as a companion to Everyman’s Intimate Apparel), on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 PM, and Benoît Jacquot’s 2012 French drama, Farewell My Queen (hosted by Resident Set Designer Daniel Ettinger, to pair with Everyman’s The Revolutionists), on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM.

“All arts audiences are passionate audiences, and we are delighted by this opportunity to merge two mediums, bringing film- and theatre-lovers together to celebrate and discuss the many ways of bringing great stories to life,” said Lancisi. “For 18 years, our stage was housed within the Station North Arts District, so Everyman at the Parkway is a homecoming of sorts for our company, and an opportunity to continue contributing to a thriving neighborhood that we love.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Everyman Theatre to continue to explore the translation of one medium to another—film. We’re building many community partnerships, and we have been big fans of Everyman’s work, so it’s especially exciting to be part of this Everyman season,” said Jed Dietz, founding director of MdFF. “The great 1915 movie palace, the Parkway Theatre, now part of 21st century movie going, is the perfect setting for this movie and more to come.”

Everyman at the Parkway titles for the remainder of the season will soon be announced. Scheduled dates and presenters are as follows:

  • February 6, 2018, 7:00 PM, hosted by Long Day’s Journey Into Night Director Donald Hicken
  • March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM, hosted by Aubergine Director Vincent M. Lancisi
  • May 15, 2018, 7:00 PM, hosted by The Book of Joseph director Noah Himmelstein

Tickets ($8-10) and more information can be found at mdfilmfest.com.

About MdFF/Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway
Founded in 1999, MdFF brings films, filmmakers, students and audiences together in a friendly, inclusive atmosphere. Through the organization’s annual five-day Maryland Film Festival each May, daily programming at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, and the Maryland Filmmakers Fellowship, MdFF reflects the unique creative aspects of Baltimore’s community, while participating in the film and cultural dialogue across the country and the world.

The SNF Parkway, a renovated 3-screen film center owned and operated by MdFF, features curated, bold programming that showcases films from every era, region, and genre, with a focus on independent, international, documentary, classic, and cult-favorite films. In addition, the SNF Parkway, located on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street, provides classroom space for film students and is a year-round hub for film education and the Baltimore community. Film for Everyone. Every Day. More information about MdFF is available at mdfilmfest.com.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm

Location

Parkway Theatre

3 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

26sep9:45 pmInterfaith Discussion Panel

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Tuesday, September 26. Local civic and spiritual leaders from a variety of faiths will lead a discussion on the topics raised in The Christians.

The Christians, is a new play about the responsibility of leadership, the cost of challenging one’s beliefs, and what happens when people of common faith discover that they might not believe the same thing.

We are thrilled to welcome this cross section of local leaders to discuss these compelling topics after this performance of The Christians.*

· Steven Harvey, Buddhist Chapter Leader of Soka Gakkai International
· Tariq Najee-ullah, Imam and Interfaith Consultant
· Delegate Antonio Hayes, Representative of 40th legislative district of MD House of Delegates
· Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen, Rabbi at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
· Father Jim Casiotti, Pastor of St. Ignatius Church

Learn more about The Christians and buy your ticket for the Tuesday, September 26 performance today!

*The conversation will begin around 9:45 pm directly following the show. (You are not required to attend this performance to participate in the post-show discussion.)

Time

(Tuesday) 9:45 pm

Location

Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

27sep3:00 pm- 5:00 pmBaltimore Arts Education Initiative Launch

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Please join Baltimore City Public Schools and Arts Every Day for the launch of the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative, a collaborative Fine Arts Strategic Planning process to ensure equity and access to arts education for all Baltimore City Public School students. Learn about how to get involved with Baltimore’s planning process and hear from Ingenuity-Inc. in Chicago, a national leader in arts data collection and mapping and the strategy partner to Chicago Public Schools instrumental in creating and implementing a district wide plan.

About the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative

Baltimore City Public Schools District in partnership with Arts Every Day is pleased to announce the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative, a collaborative Fine Arts Strategic Planning process to ensure equity and access to arts education for all Baltimore City Public School students. The Baltimore Arts Education Initiative (BAEI) is a 2017 recipient of a $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works: Collective Impact grant.

In partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, Arts Every Day will convene students, parents, community partners, arts educators, arts organizations, and district stakeholders to create a Strategic Plan to move the Baltimore City Public School District forward in 1) meeting new Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Standards and Regulations, 2) equipping school leaders and educators with a roadmap for building arts rich schools, 3) defining guidelines for quality school and community partnerships, out-of-school time and summer arts programming. The planning process will take place over the 2017-18 School Year.

Time

(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

27sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmJohn Ruppert: Terra FirmaOpening Reception

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On view September 21 – November 4, 2017
Opening reception Thursday, September 27, 6-8pm
Baltimore, MD — C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Terra Firma, a solo exhibition by John Ruppert. The exhibited works extend from the artist’s ongoing investigation of human intervention on the natural within a framework of material-based processes.
Consuming the entire front of the gallery, Bittersweet, 2017 is a sprawling installation of cut and reassembled Asiatic bittersweet vine. The artist manipulates this invasive plant’s tendrils to construct a drawing in space. With its thin bark and drastic coils, the vine appears limb-like and alien in stark contrast to the gallery’s architecture.
Ruppert initially envisioned the bittersweet vine as a metal work. Sea Cave with Vines, 2016 is an aluminum sculpture in which sprues and other remnants of the casting process are left intact as visual cues. Similar to the artist’s previous presentations of section molds as sculptures, Ruppert includes leftover elements of construction in the final object which link it inextricably with the means of its process.
Exposing evidence of the artist’s hand in otherwise seamless reproductions of natural objects is an integral part of Ruppert’s process-based work. If not for a polished edge or buffed surface, the patina on oxidized bronze or rusted iron can easily be mistaken for stone. Ruppert’s sculptures at once preserve natural phenomena and confound material, producing a harmonic balance between natural order and human effort.
The photographs in the exhibition also echo this mindset. Taken on a recent visit to the Cave Focolaccia quarry in Italy, composites of multiple images are digitally stitched together to foreground the physical presence of the landscape. The quarry images document the site of a natural resource industry and contain an element of time; capturing the slow removal of the solid earth beneath us. Terra Firma showcases Ruppert’s fluid skill with cast metals, rapid prototyping, photography and light, presenting works which harness energy to engage structure and calibrate dynamic systems.
John Ruppert (b. 1951, Winchester, MA) has exhibited widely at institutions in the US and abroad including The Academy Art Museum, Kreeger Museum, OMI International Sculpture Park and DeCordova Museum. He is the recipient of many awards and grants, as well as commissions at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and The American Visionary Art Museum. Terra Firma is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition at C. Grimaldis Gallery. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park and currently lives and works in Baltimore.
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Terra Firma will be open to the public on Thursday, September 21, 2017 with a reception from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through November 4, 2017. Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Time

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

Location

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

27sep7:00 pmBaltimore STYLE Poetry Reading

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Featured poets are Shirley J. Brewer, celeste doaks, Kathy Mangan and Michael Ratcliffe.

Shirley J. Brewer graduated from careers in bartending, palm-reading and speech therapy. She serves as poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Baltimore. Her poems garnish BarrowStreet, Poetry East, Slant, Gargoyle, Comstock Review, and many other journals. Shirley’s poetry chapbooks include A Little Breast Music and After Words. In 2017, Main Street Rag released her first full-length collection of poems, Bistro in Another Realm. Shirley was awarded the first Creativity Award for Excellence in Plorking (Play + Work) from the University of Baltimore, where she earned her Master’s degree in Creative Writing/Publishing Arts.

Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields and most recently the editor of Not Without Our Laughter. Cornrows was listed as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2015” by Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Her multiple accolades include a Lucille Clifton Scholarship to attend Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, the 2010 AWP WC&C Scholarship, and residencies at Atlantic Center of the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her journalism has appeared in the Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, and QBR (Quarterly Black Book Review). Doaks, who garnered a 2015 Pushcart Prize nomination, will be the 2017-2018 Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at University of Delaware.

Kathy Mangan lives in Baltimore and teaches creative writing and American literature at McDaniel College, where she is Professor of English and holds the Joan Develin Coley Chair in Creative Expression and the Arts. Her books include a chapbook, Ragged Alphabet, and Above the Tree Line. Her poems have been published in Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares and Pushcart Prize, as well as many anthologies, including Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation.

Michael Ratcliffe is a geographer whose poetry is often rooted in observations of people, places, and the landscape. His work has appeared in a variety of print and on-line journals, including Fredericksburg Literary and Arts Review, Fourth & Sycamore, Peacock Journal, and Free State Review. Michael Ratcliffe’s chapbook, Shards of Blue, was published in 2015. When he is not writing poetry or managing geographic programs, he can be found bicycling throughout Central Maryland.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm

Location

The Ivy Bookshop

6080 Falls Road, Baltimore MD 21209

28sep - 27octAll DayHere and There

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Opening September 28th, “Here and There” is not one exhibition, but two!

Two distinct shows — reflecting a curatorial collaboration and exchange between Maxine Taylor (maxinetaylorfinearts.com) and Make Studio — will take over MAXgallery in Butcher’s Hill and Make Studio’s Showroom Gallery in Hampden throughout October. Join the artists for free events both here and there, and there and here! In our gallery, we’ll be showing work by Maxine and other MAXgallery affiliated artists.

First up at Make Studio is this opening reception on September 29, featuring artist talks and light refreshments. Stay tuned for other related events at both galleries.

“Here and There” at Make Studio can also be viewed from 9/28-10/27 during our open hours and by appointment.

Time

September 28 (Thursday) - October 27 (Friday)

Location

Make Studio

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

28sep2:00 pm- 3:40 pmKyle Bauer: chatterSlide lecture

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Kyle Bauer: chatter
Thursday, Sept. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 22
Reception and artist’s talk Thursday, Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Slide lecture: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2-3:40 p.m. room W217

Time

(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Location

Julio Fine Arts, Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

28sep5:00 pm- 7:00 pmKyle Bauer: chatterReception and artist’s talk

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Kyle Bauer: chatter
Thursday, Sept. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 22
Reception and artist’s talk Thursday, Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Slide lecture: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2-3:40 p.m. room W217

Clearly a formalist, Bauer’s work is elegant and at the same time playful. He stacks, piles and arranges sculptural elements to convey balance, tension and control. Bright, primary colors are an important aspect of the work, though, more recently, wood surfaces are also apparent. The work references navigation and architecture and leads the viewer on a journey through the gallery.

Bauer earned an MFA from Louisiana State University. Since 2012, he has been the conservation technician of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Recently he was awarded the 2016 Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington D.C. Bauer completed a three-year residency at Baltimore Clayworks and is a 2014 Sondheim Artscape Prize finalist, a 2015 and 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Award recipient, and a finalist for the 2015 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, where he received third place. Since 2011, Bauer’s mixed-media sculptures and installations have been featured in more than 36 exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally, including galleries such as the Hamiltonian Gallery, Walters Art Museum, Vox Populi, Flashpoint Gallery, Randall Scott Projects, Towson University, McDaniel College, Arlington Art Center, School 33 Art Center, and Maryland Art Place. Bauer was also invited to present at MAP Gallery’s THIRTY speaker series, a program that brings attention to 30 emerging Baltimore artists under the age of 30.

Time

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

Location

Julio Fine Arts, Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

28sep5:30 pm- 7:30 pmWINES & DESIGNS

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Find a piece that pops at WINES & DESIGNS.

Enjoy fine wines from Linganore Wine Cellars while touring contemporary designs from world-renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella and Jean-Michael Basquiat; along with stunning pieces of fine jewelry, sterling silver and home decor. Don’t miss this opportunity to find a modern masterpiece for your collection.

LIVE AUCTION

Jewelry, Silver & Accessories | October 3rd at 12:00PM

Fine Art, Furnitute & Home Decor | October 7th at 10:00AM

Time

(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Alex Cooper Auctioneers Inc

908 York Road Towson, MD 21204

28sep7:00 pm- 9:00 pmJames Lanman + Scott Patterson

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The Four Hour Day Lutherie is hosting one of the shows on Singer Songwriter James Lanman’s ‘100 Days Tour’ in Baltimore featuring critically acclaimed pianist and composer, Scott Patterson! Come down for the show at 7PM with back to back performances from these two amazing artists and bring a friend.

Time

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

Location

The Four Hour Day Lutherie

4305 Harford Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21214

28sep8:00 pm- 11:00 pmUnscripted Collaboration

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A full orchestra, two dancers, and one projection artist come together for one night – With no previous rehearsals together, how will the back to back performances inform or contradict each other? Will it feel random, or will the audience and artists alike be brought along on a synergistic journey? Come find out!

Screaming Art Ensemble-
The Screaming Art Large Ensemble was formed in the fall of 2016 to provide an outlet for larger compositions as well as for a space to bring together musicians all over Baltimore. The 19 piece ensemble consists of local Baltimore jazz musicians, improvisers, and composers. The ensemble brings to life the compositions of trumpeter Dylan Schuman. The compositions include elements of swing, improvisation, chamber, spoken word, and rock sounds. The ensemble has heavy influences of The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Michael Formanek’s Ensemble Colossus, Tigran Hamasyan, and Kenny Wheeler. The ensemble plans to record/release their debut album in 2018.

Peter Redgrave & Khristian Weeks-
Peter Redgrave and Khristian Weeks create events that exist between theater, dance, performance art, and installation. Movement, sound, lighting, and the space itself are used as materials. Their pieces are constructed with highly adaptable and improvisational scores. Character and dialogue become elements to construct and enact purposeless task-oriented spectacles.
Peter Redgrave:
Peter Redgrave is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. He is a founding member of Smelling Salt Amusements, Sweet Thunder (NYC ’97), and Irratum. He has danced with Effervescent Collective, Deep Vision Dance Company, Alex D’Agostino/ Noelle Tolbert and Lynne Price. He organized the Move Move Collaborative, a ten day intensive movement workshop featuring teachers from Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and New York. He has performed in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D. C., as well as, Berlin and Leipzig. He currently teaches middle school science in Baltimore, MD.
Khristian Weeks:
Khristian Weeks is an artist working with phenomena – sound, light, movement, and situation. Since the 1990’s he has been performing and presenting his work in Boston, New York, North Carolina, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Recent appearances include: a solo set in the High Zero Festival, Baltimore; solo exhibition at Golden Belt Gallery 100, Durham, NC; Artist Lecture and Performances, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. He currently lives in Baltimore, MD.

Kevin Blackistone-
Kevin Blackistone is a Baltimore based intermedia artist pursuing the concepts of connectivity, hierarchy and technology. He has received fellowships from the Johns Hopkins Saul Zaentz Fund and the NIH. He is a founding member of the non-commercial 2640 Space events venue and former organizer of the Videopolis festival of the moving image.

Door- $8

***MONDO currently only accept cash at the door and bar- No BYOB. Thanks!***

Time

(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

29sep - 8octAll DayMarc Blitzstein's "The Cradle Will Rock"

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SYNOPSIS

“How many frame ups? How many shake downs? Lockouts? Sellouts? How many times machine guns tell the same old story, brother does it take to make you wise?”

Marc Blitzstein’s unabashedly anti-capitalist 1937 musical, The Cradle Will Rock, was the first musical ever shut down by the Federal Government for fear of societal revolt! A defiant indictment of capitalism and socio-political corruption, The Cradle Will Rock is as much an attack on wealth and the political power it unjustly wields, as it is an homage to those with nothing, fighting to survive. Bold, biting, and unapologetically Brechtian, The Cradle Will Rock is one of the most historically significant pieces of American theater ever to be written. Join us, as Iron Crow Theatre presents an expressionistic and highly stylized, modern restaging of Marc Blitzstein’s biggest and most remembered work.

Please note that The Cradle Will Rock explores mature themes, contains adult language, sexual content and violence. The Cradle Will Rock may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18.

PERFORMANCES

Friday, September 29:  8:00pm – Complimentary Opening Night Post-Performance Celebration
Saturday, September 30:  2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, October 01:  5:30pm
Thursday, October 05:  7:00pm – After Shows With The Crows Programming
Friday, October 06:  8:00pm
Saturday, October 07:  2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, October 08: 5:30pm

Time

September 29 (Friday) - October 8 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Theatre Project

45 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201

29sep4:00 pm- 8:00 pmFeminism Fights Patriarchal PowerClosing Reeption

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Feminism Fights Patriarchal Power is a performative installation that plays on the bureaucratic systems of patriarchy. This collaborative installation hopes to engender deeper thoughts on how we all participate in a patriarchal society. The exhibition space will function as an educational and developmental recruitment system using matriarchal-inspired bureaucracy.

Opening: Friday September 8th from 4-8pm

Closing: Friday September 29th from 4-8pm

Open Hours: 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays, September 8th – 29th

Free Public Events!

Saturday September 9th

6pm Workshop: Semiotic Square: Gendered Terms and its Contradictions with Christopher Kojzar

Friday September 15th

6pm Lecture: Rebecca A. Adelman

“You Know You’re a Support Junkie”: Care-Packaging and the Militarization of Gratitude

7pm Lecture: Lynn Cazabon

Hyperobjects of War

Saturday September 23rd

TBA Performance: WOMBWORK PRODUCTION INC.

Time

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

Location

Space Camp

16 West North Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21202

29sep5:00 pm- 7:00 pmBearing WitnessOpening Reception

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WASHINGTON, DC – Gallery 102 is proud to present Bearing Witness: Visualizing Modern Slavery. The exhibition is mounted in conjunction with ArtWorks for Freedom’s initiative ACTION DC! to bring awareness to human trafficking and modern day slavery, which remain critical issues in our increasingly globalized society. Bearing Witness combines photographs, paintings, sculptures, collages, video, and installations to provide a snapshot of this global human rights atrocity. Modern slavery of all types permeates the global economy. Whether taking the form of forced labor in Singapore, child labor in Indonesia and Burkina Faso, or trafficking of women, girls, and boys in the commercial sex industry throughout the United States, this crisis is a reality that most of us never want to acknowledge.

In partnership with ArtWorks for Freedom and FAIR Girls, Bearing Witness and Gallery 102 join a diverse group of individuals and organizations this fall bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking both at home and abroad. While the subject matter of works on view can be difficult to stomach, they point to a collective need to bear witness. Through this imperative, Bearing Witness and ACTION DC! seek to inspire action to put an end to this tragedy.

Exhibiting artists include: Hetty Baiz, Xyza Cruz Bacani, Larry C. Price, Molly Gochman, Mary Ann Schindler, FAIR Girls, and survivors.

Join Gallery 102, ArtWorks for Freedom, and FAIR Girls for the opening reception of Bearing Witness. The reception is free and open to the public.

Time

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

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

29sep5:00 pm- 8:00 pmHere and ThereOpening Reception

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Opening September 28th, “Here and There” is not one exhibition, but two!

Two distinct shows — reflecting a curatorial collaboration and exchange between Maxine Taylor (maxinetaylorfinearts.com) and Make Studio — will take over MAXgallery in Butcher’s Hill and Make Studio’s Showroom Gallery in Hampden throughout October. Join the artists for free events both here and there, and there and here! In our gallery, we’ll be showing work by Maxine and other MAXgallery affiliated artists.

First up at Make Studio is this opening reception on September 29, featuring artist talks and light refreshments. Stay tuned for other related events at both galleries.

“Here and There” at Make Studio can also be viewed from 9/28-10/27 during our open hours and by appointment.

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Make Studio

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

29sep6:30 pm- 8:30 pmTectonic Space Presents: North Calvert Green Pop Up Art Show

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Tectonic Space is excited to announce their first pop up art show! The show will be held in one of the beautiful North Calvert Green homes in Baltimore’s Barclay neighborhood. Join us for the opening event on Friday September 29 from 6:30pm- 8:30pm at 327 E. 20th Street Baltimore, MD 21218. The event will feature a house-wide art show, as well as vending artists including Gary Mullen, Cait May, Bryan Robinson, and Benjamin Jancewicz. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Tectonic Space is a new art gallery in Barclay. The gallery primarily focuses on illustration, graphic style artwork, comic book art, and sci-fi/fantasy artwork. For information about Tectonic Space, visit www.tectonicspace.com.

 

For more information about North Calvert Green and to schedule a home tour, visit www.NorthCalvertGreen.com or call 410-962-7399.

 

To stay updated about the event, RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/119493178697209.

Time

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

30sep - 2octAll DayUp the stairs with Laddie Waters

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Up the stairs with Laddie Waters
 
An open studio event featuring special guests 
 
NANCY LEE CONRAD & SEAN ALEXANDER CABRERA
 
Saturday, September 30 – Monday October 2, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
 
1429 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
 
Can’t make it? Call to arrange a visit at your convenience.
 

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September 30 (Saturday) - October 2 (Monday)

30sep2:00 pmNevermind, AzizamArtist Talk

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Nevermind, Azizam
Ani Bradberry, Alexandra ‘Rex’ Delafkaran, & Sheida Soleimani.
September 9 – October 14

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 30, 2pm

Transformer is proud to present ‘Nevermind, Azizam’, a mixed-media exhibition that delves visually and sensually into the uniqueness and range of Iranian-American experiences through the work of Ani Bradberry, Alexandra ‘Rex’ Delafkaran, and Sheida Soleimani.

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Entering the room, indistinguishable combinations of saffron, Chanel No. 5 and black tea steep into the senses. Dole out the kisses to every cheek in the room. Catch the occasional salaam and khoshgel. Never quite understood or understanding, never quite the same, the ethnic friend, the American grandchild.

We are our own Others. We are troubled by the simultaneously intimate and unfamiliar facets of our family histories. This identity is defined by its fluctuation and intensely unique individual experience.

We are inexplicably in love with traditions that lie under lenses of our families and our countries. Both of our motherlands float at odds with one another, separated by an ocean of fear and mistrust. Within this tension, we are both horrified and strengthened by the myths. Exotification and fetishization have shaped our lives, and the myths become as vivid and slippery as the goldfish on nowruz. Our adolescence is embedded in the joy and anxiety of language. Rich with symbols, smells, textures and tastes, our shared experiences are pure poetry. We all know the sensations of gracious apologies and tart affection.

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Artist Bios

Anahita (Ani) Bradberry is an artist and art historian based in DC and Brooklyn. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in modern and contemporary non-Western art with a focus on Japan from American University’s feminist art history program. Interested in challenging predetermined power structures in the global contemporary art world, Anahita walks the line between artist and critical art writer to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural power of radical creativity.

Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran is an interdisciplinary artist and dancer currently based in Washington, DC. She uses movement and objects to explore the rich tensions between intimacy, language and identities. Upon receiving her degree in Ceramics and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute, she has now worked and exhibited in Southern Exposure Gallery, Diego Rivera Gallery, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Panoply Performance Lab, and others. Rex continues to perform, write and exhibit, making sculpture out of Red Dirt Studios.

Sheida Soleimani is an Iranian-American artist who lives in Providence, RI. The daughter of political refugees who were persecuted by the Iranian government in the early 1980s, Soleimani makes work that melds sculpture, collage and photography and highlights her own critical perspective on historical and contemporary socio-political occurrences in Iran. She focuses on media trends and the dissemination of societal occurrences in the news, adapting images from popular press and social media leaks to exist within alternate scenarios. Her work has been recognized internationally in both exhibitions and publications such as Artforum, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Interview, and VICE Magazine. Soleimani’s research and work critically references the Eurocentrism that pervades the study of art and art history. She is specifically interested in the intersections of art and activism, as well as how social media has shaped the landscape in current socio-political affairs and uprisings.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 -6 and by appointment.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm

Location

Transformer DC

1404 P Street NW Washington DC 20005

30sep4:00 pm- 6:00 pmLabBodies Presents AntiConfederate

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Please join us for the Closing Reception for the CHM Sculpture Park on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30th, 4-6 PM

Sculpture in the Park, Light Refreshments by Terrell Williams of Sugar Therapy & Performance(s) by LabBodies (description below) with a clay portrait bust workshop led by Lisa Dillin

LabBodies Presents AntiConfederate
In the wake of the end of Confederate monuments in Baltimore City, these performances will investigate the use of the body as architecture and the form of the body as the clay to mold a concept of what it means to be a black body in the United States of America.

Featuring Performances by
Noelle Tolbert
Amorous Ebony
Talbolt Johnson

Sculpture by Lorenzo Cardim, Hoesy Corona, Dave Eassa, Bobby English Jr, Alice Gadzinski, Rachael London, Malcolm Peacock, Ada Pinkston, Samantha Sethi (with Andy Holtin), and Leanna Wetmore on view.

More info and links to the websites of CHM Sculpture Park artists: www.chmsculpturepark.com

More info on LabBodies: http://www.labbodies.com/

More info on Sugar Therapy: https://www.facebook.com/sugartherapy.bakery/

In association with Coldstream Homestead Community Corporation

Image attached (attribute to Amorous Ebony)

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

CHM Sculpture Park

1450 Homestead Street, Baltimore Maryland 21218

30sep4:00 pm- 5:00 pmCOME AS YOU ARE: The Spectrum of VulnerabilityClosing Day Gallery Talk

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Featuring:
Christy Bergland, Shana R. Goetsch, Brandon Gray, MJ Kehne, Michelle Labonte, Sharon Strouse, Liz Swanson, and Ana Temple Rodney

Trauma, grief, loss, depression, behavioral health, and healing are all meaningful parts of the full spectrum of human experience. The eight artists in Come As You Are: The Spectrum of Vulnerability offer their individual vignettes and artwork as evidence of their personal struggles and the power of resiliency.

RECEPTION | SAT AUG 26 | 6 – 8pm | FREE

FILM | Nise: The Heart of Madness | THU, AUG 31 | 7:30 |$10, $7 mbrs (ß TICKETED)

COME AS YOU ARE YOGA w/ Ana Temple Rodney | Saturdays SEP 2-30 | 10 – 11am |FREE

COME AS YOU ARE HEALING FAIR | SAT SEP 16 | noon – 5pm |FREE

ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP w/ MJ Kehne | SAT SEP 30 | 1:30 – 3:30pm | $30, $25 mbrs

CLOSING DAY GALLERY TALK w/ the artists | SAT SEP 30 | 4 – 5pm | FREE

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

30sep7:30 pmMade in Baltimore Short Film Festival

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This festival honors and awards the best filmmakers in the Greater Baltimore region. We selected short films that push the envelope and inspired audiences to view film and video through a uniquely Baltimore lens. Made In Baltimore accepted fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, horror, mockumentary—you name it! Submissions are judged on technical excellence, originality, and Baltimore flavor.

Here are the OFFICIAL SELECTIONS of the Made In Baltimore Short Film Festival (in no particular order):

Dina Fiasconaro, “Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf”
Bob Rose, “BLACK JEANS WHOA”
Margaret Rorison, “One Document for Hope” 
Joel Flora, “Medium – Luke Martin”
Danielle Gibson, “75 MG + 150 XL MG”
Skizz Cyzyk, “David Fair Is The King”
Daniel St Ours, “In The Wood”
A. Moon, Rebecca Reynolds, and Pat Doyen, “Exquisite Corpse”
Kim Loper, “Denylium”
Titus Burrell, “Black In Blue”
Arian Boroumand, “Tea and Tragedy”
Phallon Beckham, “Blue Before Gray”

Join us on the 30th to view these stunning, original short films at the Patterson Theater–and to find out who will will the top prizes!

7:30pm | $10, $7 mbrs | + $3 at the door

Thank you to our sponsors!
Paul and Mary Ament Streb
Paul and Debbie Silber
Cammack Family Gift Fund
Deric Emry
David and Jennifer Troy

Who chose these films? Meet the jury!
Matt Porterfield has written and directed four feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011), I Used To Be Darker (2013) and Sollers Point (2017), all of which are set in and around Baltimore, MD. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Harvard Film Archive, and has screened at the Whitney Biennial, the Walker Arts Center, the Centre Pompidou, the CInémathèque Française and film festivals such as Sundance, the Berlinale and SXSW. Matt teaches screenwriting, theory and film production at Johns Hopkins University and is currently developing his next feature, Check Me in Another Place.

Abbie Algar is the Associate Film Programmer and PR Manager at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Previously, she was Film Curator at the Honolulu Museum of Art, where she oversaw the museum’s diverse film and music programs, and Literary Associate at Great North Artists Management in Toronto, where she assisted screenwriters, playwrights and novelists with their work for film, television and stage. Abbie studied Fine Art, before going on to receive a BA in History of Art & Italian from the Universities of Reading and Bologna. She has also worked at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, and the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Dave Troy is a Baltimore-based entrepreneur and activist. He is currently CEO of 410 Labs, which makes the popular email tools Mailstrom and Chuck. He is also co-founder and an administrator of Baltimore City Voters, a Facebook group dedicated to local policy issues in Baltimore. He has had a long-time interest in film and the arts, and has exhibited original visualization projects at MoMA New York (Design + The Elastic Mind, 2008). He is an investor in Baltimore director Matthew Porterfield’s latest feature, Sollers Point (2017).

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

30sep8:00 pm- 11:00 pmWonderland Starring Jonathan Gilmore

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JONATHAN GILMORE – his voice is an amazing blend of passion and soulful beauty, and his live performances are not to be missed. He will be presenting a very special musical event at The Motor House on Saturday, September 30th…WONDERLAND!

WONDERLAND will celebrate the music that has made us dance and party throughout our lives — in nightclubs, at house parties, at cookouts, at lounges, and anyplace where we’ve celebrated and had a good time! From disco sounds to house music to soulful R&B party jams of the 70s, 80s and 90s, this show is all about the music that makes you dance, get loose, and sets you and your body free!

Early bird tickets are on sale now for $15.

HOSTED BY MISS ELLEN GEE!

OTHER SPECIAL PERFORMERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED!

THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT – DON’T MISS IT!

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 P.M.

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

30sep8:00 pmEvil Hate Monkey's "Ass Menagerie!

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He’s back! For the first time since 2015, Baltimore’s own Prime Primate of Burlesque, the Evil Hate Monkey, returns with a stampede of sexy silliness!

It’s a barnyard burlesque ballyhoo, with a game cast you’ve definitely herd of! From rabbits to poodles, from chickens to swans, this one-night-only exhibition of animal exhibitionists features an international and local cast!

*Mr. Exotic World 2014, Mr. Gorgeous
*The Candy Coated Cutie, Lil’ Miss Lixx
*She’ll bite the hand that feeds her, Cheekie Lane
*The Fun Time Gal of Burlesque, Boo Boo Darlin’
And Baltimore’s *”Egg”-stremely Over the Top and Under the Influence, Kay Sera

Featuring your emcee, the Ridiculously Raunchy Rodent, Scotty the Blue Bunny!

And kittening for the night, straight out of the hen house, Fiera Foxx!

Come see them in their natural habitat!

Saturday, September 30 for one night only at The Ottobar!

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1525330?utm_medium=bks

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm

Location

The Ottobar

2549 North Howard Street, Baltimore Maryland 21218

30sep9:00 pmGypsy Soul Party at The Motor House

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International party, cosmopolitan vibes, dance music from the Danube watershed…. Orchestern Prazevica brings the Gypsy Soul Party back to Station North.

Music at 9, come to dance!

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 pm

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201