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BmoreArt’s 5th Launch Party for the Beauty Issue happens Thursday, May 10 at the Engineers Club! We want to party with you!

Tickets are going fast… TIX Link Here!

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BmoreArt Magazine Launch 05: Beauty
Thursday, May 10th · 7-9pm

The Engineer’s Club
11 West Mount Vernon Place : 21201

Join us for the launch of our Beauty Issue at Baltimore’s most beautiful venue – the Engineer’s Club!

This party is an excuse to dress fancy, to support local art and artists, and to celebrate the beauty we all share in the city we love.

Issue 05 features the portraiture of Amy Sherald, local jewelry artists, fashion made in Baltimore, finding the sublime in abstraction, a discussion of black beauty through the lens of Oyin Handmade, and an exploration of what beauty means, does, and produces in Baltimore.

Tickets include a new magazine, a cocktail, and food. Event sponsors include the Baltimore Concert Opera (artists in residence at the Engineers club), as well as Pixilated Photobooth, Hotel Indigo, and Glenfiddich Whiskey and Scotch.

<><><><><><><><>BROS Presents: Incredibly Dead!
Friday, May 11th – June 3rd

Zion Lutheran Church
400 East Lexington Street : 21202

A B-horror homage with dastardly heroes, maniacal villains, and insane antics!

Nearly twenty years ago, General Maximilian Morder devised a plan to bring order to the world with the aid of a mysterious goo. Things didn’t pan out. Now, the elixir is in the hands of Reggie and Silas Cryptz – two moronic morticians who have drawn the vile ire of a family they’ve cheated in the past. The antics of our heroes will lead to monstrous results, and a dire intersection with fate.

“Incredibly Dead!” is pure B-horror; cheap thrills, intestine-length twists, and blood-drenched fun. The show is set to rockin’ tunes that pay homage to spine-tingling classics, and will sever tapping toes! This is pure, unadulterated fun (lots of people die, but we swear, you’re going to enjoy watching them die).

Due to adult language and people like, you know, dying and what not, we would consider the show rated “R.” We want you to come to the show and laugh and clap and cheer and stuff that like. You know, have a good time! Let’s avoid upsetting younger folk, because that is not cool.

 

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MICA ArtWalk 2018
Friday, May 11th · 5:30-8:30pm

MICA
1300 West Mount Royal Avenue : 21217

Don’t miss ArtWalk, the kick-off event for the annual Commencement Exhibition and celebration of MICA’s undergraduate class of 2018. New this year, ArtWalk takes place Friday evening — and is free to all. Bring family and friends to explore the campus-wide showcase of student art, featuring painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, graphic design, film and animation screenings, and much more. Purchase dinner and snacks onsite from local food trucks, and visit a cash bar under the tent at MICA’s Cohen Plaza.

Register using the Eventbrite link above and enter to win MICA swag and other prizes!

For full updates, please visit: https://inside.mica.edu/artwalk

Art for sale can be purchased directly through student sellers, with their preferred payment option (e.g. Venmo, Paypal, direct transfer, credit swipe, cash, check or through the MICA Store). Work will remain on view in the exhibition through Monday, May 14. Delivery or pick-up must be arranged between purchaser and seller, or else purchased work can be held at MICA for pick-up.

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Gabriel Craig Artist Talk & Trunk Sale
Friday, May 11th · 6-8pm

Baltimore Jewelry Center
10 East North Avenue : 21217

Join us Friday, May 11 for an Artist Talk and Trunk Sale with visiting artist Gabriel Craig. Gabriel is a nationally renowned metalsmith, writer, and craft activist based in Detroit, MI. He has exhibited at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR, and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, TX. In 2012, Gabriel and fellow metalsmith Amy Weiks founded Smith Shop, a nationally acclaimed metalworking shop in Detroit, where they make fine architectural metalwork, home goods, and jewelry.

Trunk Sale from 6 – 8p, with the Artist Talk and Q & A starting at 7p.
Gabriel will be teaching a two-day workshop at the BJC May 12 & 13 called “How’d These Lines Get Here? The Nearly Complete Guide to Drawing on Metal”.

https://baltimorejewelrycenter.org/classes/
http://www.smithshopdetroit.com/

<><><><><><><><>Everything Must Go | Opening Reception
Friday, May 11th · 6-9pm

Space Camp
16 West North Avenue : 21202

the maryland institute college of art presents

Everything Must Go an advertising slogan, a call to action.

Everything Must Go invites audiences to rethink established systems of exchange and the elements of creation, production, consumption, possession, waste, and value(s) functioning within them. Where do the things we consume come from? Who makes them? How do we determine the value of a thing? How do we decide that it no longer has value? What do we exchange in order to obtain it? And who decides how this is done?

At Everything Must Go we’re slashing prices. Visitors are consumers are laborers are artists. Your money is no good here. Creative labor can be exchanged for anything in this store that is deemed to be of equal value. Our entire inventory is your palette. Anything altered and produced within this space becomes a work of art as well as a product. All art objects are free to be disassembled, reassembled, disregarded, or destroyed.

At Everything Must Go collaboration > competition shared responsibility > control diversity > uniformity

justice > profit
the commons > the privatized

Don’t let this hot, hot deal get away. Enjoy this exclusive, limited time offer today.

Everything Must Go is organized by the Curatorial Practice mfa class of 2019 under the direction of José Ruiz, director of curatorial practice, and Gerald Ross, director of exhibitions.

<><><><><><><><>Pile of Craft
Saturday, May 12th · 10am-4pm

Space 2640
2640 St. Paul Street : 21218

Pile of Craft features high quality handmade goods from over 50 talented artists. The show will be a perfect place to pick up that amazing handmade gift just in time for Mother’s Day. Check out the vendor list at http://www.charmcitycraftmafia.com/pile-of-craft/ to see who will be there!

It’s going to be a great day of fun, food and shopping! We hope to see you there! Free entry from 10AM – 4PM

We’ll have Bird in Hand Charles Village serving coffee and food inside and Farm to Charm outdoors serving up delicious food!!

We’ll have music by DJ Daniel Biltmore!

Platinum sponsor, Domesticity : Fabric Shop & Craft Studio , will be on hand giving demonstrations!!

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<><><><><><><><>BSM Presents: Leftovers by Suzy Kopf
Saturday, May 12th · 1-4pm

Baltimore Streetcar Museum
1901 Falls Road : 21211

The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is pleased to present Leftovers, a solo show of paintings by local artist Suzy Kopf, which will be free and open to the public on Saturday May 12th, 2018, from 1-4PM as part of a day of programming at the museum. The series of thirty-nine watercolor collages chronicle the remaining locations in Baltimore and beyond related to the once expansive streetcar system.

In addition to the art exhibition, the Museum will be offering free admission to the collection as well as streetcar rides from noon-5PM on Saturday, May 12th. Area vendors will be offering refreshments.

Streetcars were taken out of service in Baltimore in the fall of 1963 and the system has been slowly dismantled in the decades since. Kopf spent the last year researching this history in the Museum’s archives, assisted by the late archivist Jerry Kelly, and believes that these thirty-nine sites are the last of their kind.

Kopf’s intimate watercolor collages focus on the leftovers— the old car houses, sub stations and waiting shelters that remain, hidden in plain sight unless you know to look for them. She considers this project a scavenger hunt and will make images of her paintings, along with short histories of each of the sites and their corresponding historical images available on her website as well as on the Museum’s site. Kopf says that her work is an effort “to engage the younger generations with this piece of history before it disappears completely.”

The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is an entirely volunteer-run, 501c3 organization. Founded in 1966, the museum is dedicated to preserving Baltimore’s public transit past, especially that of the city’s street railways. The BSM is open Sundays year-round, except for the months of January and February, and is also open on Saturdays from June through October.

Learn more about the project: www.suzykopf.com/leftovers
Contact: [email protected]