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<><><><><><><><>ART/SOUND/NOW: Paul Rucker and Liz Meredith
Thursday, July 26th • 7-8:30pm

The Walters Art Museum
700 North Charles Street : 21201

$10 / Members $7

Experience the Walters in a whole new way as artists create unique soundscapes in the galleries during this annual, award-winning performance series.

<><><><><><><><>MICA GRAD SHOW V | Closing Reception
Friday, July 27th • 5-7pm

Riggs and Leidy Gallery
131 West North Avenue : 21201

MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies is delighted to announce GRAD SHOW V, featuring students from the MA, Art Education program. MICA GRAD SHOW V will be on view July 22 – 27 in Riggs and Leidy Gallery, Lazarus Center. Closing Reception, Friday, July 27, 5PM – 7PM.

Visit micagradshow.com for a complete schedule of exhibitions, film screenings, public programs, and student-curated installations throughout Baltimore city.

<><><><><><><><>Goucher MAAA Cabaret and Silent Auction 
Friday, July 27th • 7pm

Rosenberg Gallery and Merrick Hall
Goucher College : 21204

Join the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Goucher’s Masters of Arts in Arts Administration (MAAA) program! Meet the faculty and students, bid on silent auction items, enjoy the cabaret and variety show, and toast a program which has delivered well-prepared arts administrators to the arts and culture sector for two decades. Featuring music provided by MAAA alumnus, DJ Ryan Nicotra, photobooth, light fare and drinks. Remarks by program director, Ramona Baker. Proceeds benefit the MAAA scholarship fund.

This event will be located in Rosenberg Gallery and Merrick Hall at Goucher College. Admission is $15 suggested donation.

<><><><><><><><>2018 Short Film Slam
Saturday, July 28th • 7pm

Motor House
120 West North Avenue : 21201

Come watch an awesome selection of one dozen short films from around the world at Round III of the 2018 Short Film Slam, presented by The Madlab Post. Attendees get to cast a vote for their favorite films among a mix of genres including thriller, drama and suspense/horror flicks from Baltimore based director Ladarris “Quik” Boykin (STILL WATERS) and Philadelphia native August Aguilar (CINDY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY).

Round III also features New York filmmaker Jessica Green’s award-winning comedy MINDFULL, Iranian director Kaveh Jahed’s family drama SAMAR, and California writer Emmett Loverde’s romantic comedy GOOD BUSINESS SENSE starring Janna Bossier.

The 2018 Short Film Slam is a tournament-style competition providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their work. The winning film will advance to the next round of competition, as a finalist. All finalists get to compete for the BEST SHORT FILM AWARD, which includes a total of $1,000 in prize money during the final round.

Since 2012, The Madlab Post has promoted community outreach and engagement through film, screening dozens of exceptional short films from across the globe to local audiences; including the Academy Award nominated short film “Traffic Stop,” Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee “Et ta prostate, ça va? (How’s Your Prostate?)” and Clermond-Ferrand International Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner “The Bathtub.”

 

<><><><><><><><>Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women
Monday, July 30th – November 30th

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW : Washington DC

Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women

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

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

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