This week: Connect + Collect IV: Philippa Hughes and Zoë Charlton at the Motor House, Dawn Bond and Lindsay McCulloch at Cade Art Gallery, Baltimore Pride, Christine Ferrera’s Cats, Criminals, and Comedians! at Mercury Theater, 2019 Sondheim Finalists Exhibition opening at the Walters, artist talk for Blackface: A Reclamation of Beauty, Power, and Narrative at Galerie Myrtis, and Susan Dorsey’s artist reception at Hamilton Gallery.
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Connect + Collect IV: Philippa Hughes and Zoë Charlton
Wednesday, June 12th • 7-9:30pm
120 West North Avenue : 21201
Panel Starts: 7 PM (Theater Doors Open: 6:30)
Reception in Showroom Bar: 8 – 9:30
$10 Tickets available here.
Connect + Collect is a new initiative brought to you by BmoreArt’s Cara Ober and Jeffrey Kent, designed to create awareness and momentum among new and experienced collectors, and to promote a culture of collecting in Baltimore.
Our fourth panel features Philippa Hughes, a DC-based art collector, arts advocate, curator, and cultural leader with Zoë Charlton, a Baltimore-based artist, professor, and curator.
Topics to be discussed include how to balance and maintain multiple professional roles within an art community; how to create productive relationships between artists, curators, collectors, and galleries; strategies for exhibiting across the country and internationally; how to build a collection that balances national and regional artists; and how consider the role of curator and artist in new and collaborative ways.
We welcome artists to this conversation who want to strengthen relationships with collectors, as well as those who want to build private and public collections, including curators, collectors, gallerists, and art professionals.
Our panel will be followed by a reception in The Showroom and each ticket includes an adult beverage at the bar.
Dawn Bond and Lindsay McCulloch: AACC Sabbatical Exhibit | Reception
Wednesday, June 12th • 5-7pm
Cade Art Gallery
Anne Arundel Community College : Arnold
This exhibit celebrates and highlights the sabbatical projects of two Anne Arundel Community College Visual Arts Professors. Dawn Bond’s graphic novel project “Lostwood” explores her mothers life in rural North Dakota. Linsday Mculloch’s body of new paintings is a deep immersion into the nuances of abstraction.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Dawn C. Bond is a mixed media artist and educator. Currently working on a graphic novel, entitled, Lostwood, about her mom growing up in the 1940-1950s in rural North Dakota–a life of scarcity, isolation, hard work and grit. Dawn teaches visual art foundations courses at Anne Arundel Community College where she is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts.
Lindsay McCulloch received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Boston University. Her work includes paintings, works on paper and artist books. McCulloch has exhibited her work internationally in England, Spain and Iraq. Her work has also been featured in museums and galleries across the United States including the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art at the University of Richmond Museums in Richmond, VA; the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA; the American Poetry Museum in Washington, DC; Bowery Gallery in New York City, NY; Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, MD; Linda Matney Gallery in Williamsburg, VA; and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX; among others. McCulloch holds various awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for Painting, and the Art New England Award at the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial. Her work is featured in public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the Iraq National Library in Baghdad, Iraq and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX. Mculloch is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at AACC.
Just Like Heaven
oil and acrylic on Dibond
24″ x 38″ x 1″
Baltimore Pride 2019
Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th
Each year in June, The PRIDE Center of Maryland kicks off Pride Month in celebration of Baltimore’s vibrant Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) community that culminates into Pride Weekend.
Baltimore Pride Weekend 2019 consists of a three-day celebration, that kicks off with Twilight on the Terrace on Friday June 14 followed with the block party and legendary parade on Saturday and Sunday’s festival at Druid Hill Park. Baltimore Pride is now in its 44th year!
Last year this celebration was attended by over 30,000 individuals. Want to learn more about Baltimore PRIDE and The PRIDE Center of Maryland in general? Visit our about section for more information.
Cats, Criminals & Comedians!
Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th
The Mercury Theater
1823 North Charles Street : 21201
FRI, SAT & SUN: June 7th, 8th, 9th & 14th, 15th, 16th
SHOW @ 8 PM / DOORS @ 7 PM
After workshop performances in Chicago and Milwaukee, Cats, Criminals & Comedians! makes its world premiere at the Mercury Theater in Station North. Pushing the form of the PowerPoint presentation to absurd extremes, the show offers an alternative “herstory” of feminist performance through portraits of artists, such as the Wienermobile-driving Sam Frank, “toil artist” Maria Franzini and the political saboteur known as Ann Coulter. Written by comedian Christine Ferrera, with original music by Dan Hanrahan, Cats, Criminals & Comedians! is a one-hour theatrical experience that is both a love letter to the fearless women who have created iconic works of performance, as well as a hilarious satire of the overly competitive and self-serious aspects of the art world. The show features Christine Ferrera (Starbux Diary, She-Devil Comedy Festival), Dan Hanrahan (National Poetry Slam, Amsterdam Fringe), and multi-disciplinary performer Jacob Budenz (Pastel Witcheries, Dreambaby).
Each show will feature an opening act by a rare gem of the local performance scene. Curios and artifacts from the lecture, including a vial of tears, a perfume-soaked thong, a rock and a feminist Jell-O mold, will be shared with the audience. Aromas and edible delights will stimulate the senses, bringing this little-known dream world to life right before your eyes, ears and noses!
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
Fri, 6/14 – Suzie Doogan & Michelle Luong
Sat, 6/15 – Chelsea Shorte
Sun, 6/16 – Olu Butterfly
THE PIE GALLERY
by Sarah Magida
Showtimes are Fri, Sat & Sun at 8PM / Doors open at 7:30pm
at the Mercury Theater, 1823 Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Tickets are $15, with discounts for artists, students, seniors & military and pay-what-you-can options
FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION:
2019 Sondheim Finalists Exhibition Opening
Saturday, June 15th • 10am-5pm
The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street : 21201
The 14th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. This year’s finalists are Negar Ahkami, Akea Brionne Brown, Cheeny Celebrado-Royer, Schroeder Cherry, Phylicia Ghee, Jackie Milad and Stephanie Williams.
The finalists’ exhibition is on view Saturday, June 15–Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Walters Art Museum. An award ceremony and reception takes place Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7pm at the Walters. Galleries open at 10am. Admission to the exhibition and opening reception are free. Each finalist not selected for the prize is presented with an M&T Bank Finalist Award of $2,500. The 2019 jurors are Laylah Ali, Regine Basha and William Powhida.
Blackface: A Reclamation of Beauty, Power and Narrative | Artist Talk
Saturday, June 15th • 6-8pm
2224 North Charles Street : 21218
Curators: Myrtis Bedolla and Jessica Stafford Davis
Galerie Myrtis and The Agora Culture present Blackface: A Reclamation of Beauty, Power, and Narrative. In asserting the beauty of the black body, affirming its power—and societal and historical place, curators Myrtis Bedolla and Jessica Stafford Davis offer a counter narrative to the racist archetypes that evolved from 18th century minstrelsy, and its negative stereotyping of African Americans that prevails today.
The exhibition explores contemporary notions of black identity through photography by Tawny Chatmon, and painters Alfred Conteh, Jerrell Gibbs, and Jas Knight;and offers an investigation of blackface from a historical perspective presented in paintings by Arvie Smith and multidisciplinary works by Felandus Thames. The addition of a compiling video by filmmaker Karina Griffith captured in Berlin, Germany evokes the maligning of blackness through an international lens.
In addressing the insidious nature of minstrelsy and the appropriation of black culture—to deploy and rationalize the subjugation of African Americans for financial gain, Frederick Douglass described blackface performers as:
“…the filthy scum of white society, who have stolen from us a complexion, denied them by nature, in which to make money, and pander to the corrupt taste of their white fellow citizens.”
Lott, Eric (1993). Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class. New York: Oxford University Press.
The Redemption: Girl Enlightened by Tawny Chatmon, 30 x 44 inches on Hahnemühle Paper w/ additional 5cm border, Total size with frame: 51 x 62 inches, Photography, Photo-Manipulation, 24k gold leaf, Acrylic Paint, 2018/2019
Susan Dorsey: Pieces of Nature | Artists Reception
Sunday, June 16th • 1-3pm
5502 Hamilton Road : 21204
HAMILTON ARTS COLLECTIVE | HAMILTON GALLERY
is pleased to present the exhibition
Susan Dorsey: Pieces of Nature
in Gallery I
Curiosity inspired Susan Dorsey’s mixed media collages and paintings. She combines the scientific method with the creative process and uses art as research to investigate the colors, patterns, and textures in natural landscapes. This process pushes the boundaries of landscape painting and creates an opportunity for viewers to observe the natural world through new perspectives.
Exhibition runs May 31- June 30, 2019