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2aug - 4janAll DayInna Alesina OVERLOOKED

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Reception
August 29, 2018, 5:30–7:00 PM

Biodiversity Nature Walk October 4, 2018, 12:00–2:00 PM

Bread Making
October 23, 2018, 2:00–4:00 PM Registration: breadmaking.eventbrite.com

Lichen Jewelry Workshop November 9, 2018, 5:30–6:30 PM

Stevenson University is pleased to present OVERLOOKED, an exhibition of new work by Inna Alesina, professor of Art and Graphic Design and the School of Design’s 2018 featured faculty member. Alesina explores the ability that design has to bring our attention to na- ture’s usefulness in our daily lives.

Humans now recognize more brands than plants. In order to combat
this trend, OVERLOOKED employs biomimicry in reverse. Instead of following the human adaptation of nature’s problem-solving abilities, the surreal nature of OVERLOOKED adopts human methods of promotion to make us care for its well-being. Branding can transform something, making it visible, valuable, and desirable. In this exhibition, Alesina reclaims promotional techniques to make our environments better, healthier, and less artificial.

Inna Alesina was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, where she studied
industrial design. She continued her studies at Parsons School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work spans many disciplines and media, including object design, performance wear, communication design, ergonomics, food systems, and, most recently, biomaterials. Alesina adapts to new applications for design thinking. Over the years, she has worked on the design and development of products for clients in sportswear, furniture, personal care, and other industries. Alesina’s work has won numerous awards and recognition by the press, she holds dozens of patents for her inventions, and she co-authored Exploring Materials: Creative Designs for Everyday Objects with Ellen Lupton, (2010, Princeton Architectural Press). In addition to practicing design for 20 years, Alesina has been teaching design for over 15 years.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

The Stevenson University Exhibitions Program is supported by the “Friends of the Gallery” and by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, as well as by a project grant from the Baltimore County Arts & Sciences Commission.

For media inquiries, please contact Aden Weisel, Exhibitions Director & Gallery Curator: [email protected] or 443-394-9699.

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Artists: Inna Alesina in collaboration with Corrin Johnson and Keagen Thompson

​Title: Pleurotus ostreatus

Year: 2018

Medium: Digital photography

Dimensions: 24 x 24 in.

Time

August 2 (Thursday) - January 4 (Friday)

Location

Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson MD 21153

3oct - 29decAll DayNew Vistas

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

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October 3 (Wednesday) - December 29 (Saturday)

Location

Steven Scott Gallery

808 South Ann Street, Baltimore Maryland 21231

4oct - 6janAll DayErin Stellmon: For Your Safety

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

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

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

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

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

Time

October 4 (Thursday) - January 6 (Sunday)

Location

Top of the World Observatory

401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore 21202

7oct - 6janAll DayJohn Waters: Indecent ExposureOpening Day

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Time

October 7 (Sunday) - January 6 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

8oct - 6janAll DayStephanie Mercedes: Los Relicarios

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October 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019

355 Pod Space, Rockville Town Square

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

 

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

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

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

Time

October 8 (Monday) - January 6 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

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

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

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

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

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

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October 26 (Friday) - December 27 (Thursday)

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Towson University Holzman MFA Gallery

8000 York Road, Towson MD

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

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

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

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

Time

October 26 (Friday) - December 27 (Thursday)

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Towson University Holzman MFA Gallery

8000 York Road, Towson MD

29nov - 23decAll DayA Wonder in My Soul

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A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY, AND THE HEART OF A BALTIMORE NEIGHBORHOOD

In a Baltimore beauty shop, two longtime co-owners and best friends grapple with a major decision: remain as the anchor of their beloved neighborhood, or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime? In dialogue that resonates with everyday poetry, and underscored with music both profound and stirring, A Wonder in My Soul looks at the evolution of one family, the history of Baltimore, and a whole community.

Content Advisory: This story of friendship and Baltimore neighborhoods is fitting for all audiences, in elementary school and beyond. (Please note: Children ages six and up are permitted into the theater.)

Time

November 29 (Thursday) - December 23 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

4dec - 30All DayThe Importance of Being Earnest

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Everyman Theatre’s next show in the 2018-2019 season is The Importance of Being Earnest, a light-hearted romantic comedy packed with twists, turns, and witty repartee.  Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch Artistic Director of Rep Stage, the tale of worlds turned topsy-turvy with assumed identities lampoons the absurdity of Victorian virtues.  The Everyman production showcases a subtext that is as relevant today as it was to its intended 19th-century audience—Wilde’s “bachelor” compatriots—inside jokes abound through subtly scripted details.  The play runs December 4 – December 30, 2018.  

A complicated connection between friends and rakish bachelors Algernon and Jack takes a turn for the ridiculous when Algernon assumes the character of Jack’s imaginary wicked brother, Earnest.  Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin, the beautiful Gwendolen, but he first must convince her mother, Lady Bracknell, (played by Baltimore’s master of comedy, beloved Resident Company Member Bruce Randolph Nelson), of the respectability of his past.  Town and country clash in a brilliantly wild, funny story of romance, identity, perambulators, and capacious handbags.

Everyman’s Earnest draws inspiration from the historical context within the play with choices that endow the well-known work with fresh framing and a new energy.  “I’ve always been a fan of [Earnest] and respect where it sits in the canon”, states Director Joseph W. Ritsch.  “Restoring the original script (that was heavily censored after playwright Wilde returned from imprisonment due to his homosexuality) honors the politics of the play and elevates the comedy. Knowing that it’s intended for two audiences—the regular affluent theatre patrons of the day and the underground gay community—magnifies the double entendres and innuendo when considering the gay code of the play.”

“After learning of (Director) Joseph’s unique vision, I immediately knew he was the right person for the job,” say Everyman Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi.  “Other art forms play a heavy influence in this show, and the result jumpstarts this cherished work into a caffeinated classic.”  Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein and the Pop Art movement, the set and costumes are a modern mash-up: traditional period architecture and silhouettes combined with bold pops of color and oversized patterns provide an exciting upgrade to the set and costumes.

The Importance of Being Earnest runs December 4 through December 30, 2018. Tickets ($10–$65) are on sale now, online (everymantheatre.org), by phone (410.752.2208), or at the Everyman Theatre Box Office (315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD).

The cast for The Importance of Being Earnest includes Resident Company members Danny Gavigan* (Algernon), Paige Hernandez* (Cecily), Wil Love* (Rev. Chausable), Bruce Randolph Nelson* (Lady Bracknell), and Carl Schurr* (Merriman/Lane).  Fellow cast members returning to the Everyman stage include Helen Hedman* (Miss Prism), and Katie Kleiger* (Gwendolen), while Jaysen Wright* (Jack) makes his Everyman debut.

The production team for The Importance of Being Earnest includes set designer Daniel Ettinger (Sweat, Book of Joseph), costume designer David Burdick (Sweat, Book of Joseph), lighting designer Harold F. Burgess II(Sweat, Aubergine), sound designer Roc Lee (Aubergine), dramaturgist Lindsey R. Barr, properties master Jillian Mathews, and stage manager Cat Wallis*

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States Everyman Resident Production Member

To learn more about Everyman Theatre, visit everymantheatre.org or call 410.752.2208.

Time

december 4 (Tuesday) - 30 (Sunday)

Location

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201

5dec - 12janAll DayThe Miniature Holiday Exhibition

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THE MINIATURE HOLIDAY EXHIBITION
5 DECEMBER, 2018 – 12 JANUARY, 2019

Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its annual winter holiday exhibition with miniature works from a diverse collection of local artists. Y:ART is thrilled to partner with “Travelling Light,” a touring exhibition of 37 small scale sculptures by the Baltimore Sculptors and Yorkshire Sculptors Group. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 6-9pm.

“THE MINIATURE HOLIDAY EXHIBITION” brings together Baltimore’s immense creative community with the international artists in “Travelling Light.” Each artist presents distinctive small-scale works loaded with passion and contemplation. The majority of artworks measure under 12 x 12 inches and employ a variety of mediums including: painting, mixed-media, sculpture and metal work. This is a cash & carry show, with a rotating assortment of artwork, perfect for holiday gift giving. Y:ART is dedicated to supporting and advancing the accomplished local talent of Baltimore, while concurrently exploring global aesthetics. As we approach this unique winter exhibition, remember that “good things come in small packages!”

“Travelling Light” is an international exhibition of small scale sculptures by members of the Yorkshire Sculptors Group (UK) and Baltimore Sculptors Inc. (USA). This tour is the first time the groups have exhibited together, and for ease of exhibiting the works, they are limited in size to a maximum dimension of 8 x 4 x 3 inches. The title of the exhibition reflects the fact that the sculptures are being transported in luggage cases and have to be relatively lightweight. The sculptures reflect the practice of the individual artists. Both groups have existed for over 30 years and act to promote sculpture and exhibitions in their respective locations.

THE MINIATURE HOLIDAY EXHIBITION ARTISTS
Mary Bickford, Daniel Brown, Rosemary Covey, Donald Edwards, Anne Michelle Fayer, David Friedheim, Sally Hopkins, Sydney Hopkins, Ken Karlic, Karen Klinedinst, Susan Kroiz Krieger, Tonia Matthews, Jim McPherson, Liz McPherson, Hannah Pierce, Anita Schreibman, Beth Schwartz, Terry Thompson, Justin Wiest

YORKSHIRE SCULPTORS GROUP
Barry Midgley, Lucy Hainsworth, George Hainsworth, Scott Senogles, Melanie Wilks , Vincent James, Chris Halsey, Carol Griffiths, Paula Chambers, Suzanne North, Liadin Cooke, Cath Graham, Victoria Ferrand Scott, Terry Hammill

BALTIMORE SCULPTORS
Gagik Aroutiunian, Nannette Blinchikoff, Virginia Cobbler, Kay Dilisio, Eric Fine, Greg Gensheimer, Josh Gillen, Penny Jacoby, Jackie Kendall, Leigh Maddox, Jim Opasik, Mary Opasik, Jim Paulsen, Tom Sterner, Al Zaruba, Diane Zeller, Adam Zyinger

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

BALTIMORE SCULPTORS

Baltimore Sculptors, formerly Sculptors Incorporated, first met in the John Steven’s Pub, Fells Point in 1983.

Organized by an ambitious group of 12 artists living in Baltimore, Baltimore Sculptors now boasts membership throughout the State of Maryland and nationally. They actively pursue exhibition and professional development opportunities. Their membership is made up of artists and art advocates. They are involved in numerous exhibitions, lectures and activities throughout the year; locally in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, as well as nationally and internationally.

YORKSHIRE SCULPTORS GROUP

YSG was set up in 1985 with the intention of bringing together sculptors living and working in the Yorkshire region of England to promote their work through exhibitions and discussions. They have shown their work in many venues throughout Yorkshire and beyond – from York Minster, the cathedrals of Ripon and Durham, the Bowes Museum, to many public and private galleries in London and across the UK.

MARY BICKFORD

Mary Bickford, graduating from MICA in 1972, is one of the obscure yet precious artists here in the Baltimore area having shown in many galleries. Her work offers an intimate and honest vision of her life. Her subjects are often her home, neighborhood, travels, family, and friends with which she captures the old and the new. “Good painting brings order and not chaos to the lives of a hectic world.”

DANIEL BROWN

The interplay between scale and intimacy has been a driving force behind the work of Daniel Brown. He finds small formats have a gemlike quality, enticing the viewer to come closer and communicate one on one with the image. His “Princess Sketchbooks” were drawn between 2014-16 to poke fun at the raiment and conventions of aristocratic portraiture, but at the same time allowed Daniel to learn from their stately bearing. All were drawn in a 2.5 x 3.5 inch format.

Daniel, an artist specializing in contemporary realism and miniatures, exhibits in the Baltimore-Washington area and has work in private and corporate collections.
 Born in Chestertown, Maryland, he was raised in the D.C. suburbs.
 After completing the foundation program at MICA and a year of designing for Kensington Glass Arts he continued studies overseas at the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland. Settling in Baltimore, he currently lives and works at his studio on Baltimore’s Patterson Park.

ROSEMARY COVEY

Rosemary Feit Covey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and works out of her studio in Alexandria, VA. Her work is housed in more than forty major museum and library collections worldwide, including the original collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University, and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt.

In 2012, five hundred of her prints were acquired for the permanent collection of Georgetown University Library, Special Collections. She is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, and her solo museum exhibitions include the Butler Museum of American Art, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, and the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. Articles on her work have been featured in publications including Art in America, Juxtapoz, and American Artist Magazine.

DONALD EDWARDS

ANNE MICHELLE FAYER

DAVID FRIEDHEIM

David Friedheim’s mother was a painter and his father was a classical musician. He received his BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, MD. He has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. He has built artwork on commission for private and public clients including such firms as Bill Graham Presents and Sculpture for New Orleans. In 1999 he was a founding member of The Crucible, a school devoted to linking the arts, industry and community in Berkeley, CA. Currently he lives in Baltimore where he co-directs the collaborative art group, Grendel’s Mother, along with his wife and fellow artist, Trisha Kyner. David has also taught as an adjunct faculty for the Community College of Baltimore County, Anne Arundel Community College and the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

SALLY HOPKINS

Sally Hopkins has been an artist for most of her life. She was born in New Zealand, but her parents moved to Canada when she was a teenager. She then came to the U.S. to complete her art education at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she studied printmaking.

SYDNEY HOPKINS

Sydney Hopkins is an artist based in Baltimore Maryland, whose work speaks to the delicate balance that exists all around us….. in our environment, in our individual lives, and in the wider world. Using form and color she wants the viewer to experience the simple beauty, but to seek beyond that, a more substantial involvement to find an authentic personal vision. A touch that creates tension, motion that creates anticipation. Any and all emotional responses are appropriate and unique. Her imagery comes from the landscape and/or organic forms found in nature. The art evolves as pure abstraction, stylized landscape, or tells a tale using figurative imagery. Sydney Hopkins works in several media including pastels, watercolor, gouache, ink, acrylic, charcoal and oil.

KEN KARLIC

Ken Karlic describes his watercolors as being “controlled chaos” — an accurate drawing gives way to a spontaneous painting to create a beautiful mess. He finds himself creating work with a sense of calculated urgency, capturing the essence of how something feels rather than how it looks, allowing the sheer physicality of his subject to be expressed with paint. He allows the materiality of the paint to inform his creative decisions, by inviting marks, scratches, drips and splatters into the picture plane. He studied architecture, painting, and graphic design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he received a BFA in graphic design in 1986. He is a founding partner of the Baltimore firm Splice Design Group, an instructor at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), and a Signature Artist Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

KAREN KLINEDINST

Karen Klinedinst is an artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her landscapes have been exhibited widely, including: Massoni Art Gallery, Fleckenstein Gallery, Adkins Arboretum, Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service, and numerous private collections.

SUSAN KROIZ KRIEGER

Susan Kroiz Krieger was born and grew up in Baltimore Maryland in 1943 not far from Pimlico Race Track. Her earliest work appeared as scribbles in books from her parent’s library. She began attending Saturday Art Classes at Maryland Institute of Art while in High School. She received a scholarship to MICA and became a fine arts major in the early 60’s. After starting a family, she returned to MICA in the early 70’s and received a MFA in 1974. Krieger concentrated in clay and sculpture. In 1974 she became a Gallery Director of the Fells Point Gallery, an Alumni Gallery from MICA and curated art exhibits there and at The Performing Arts Center at the Mechanic Theatre. In 1985 after a few years of not producing art, but coordinating exhibits, Krieger joined Atlantic Paper Making Studio and learned the art of handmade paper.

In the early 90’s Krieger began to explore computers as a way to create images and studied Photoshop at MICA. Some works were created with printing on handmade paper trying to bring ancient techniques into the new world of technology. Eventually her works were totally digital but she craved the getting her hands dirty with materials. Her images were incorporated into mixed media pieces.

In 2014 Krieger retired from her day job and at age 70 has begun to learn the techniques of Encaustic Painting using Beeswax and Pigment. She maintains a small studio at home and has produced a new series of encaustic paintings. Susan Kroiz Krieger has a lifetime of art endeavors and her passion for visual ideas has continued over five decades.

TONIA MATTHEWS

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

Tonia has exhibited in several juried and solo exhibitions. Some of her solo exhibits include “Works on Paper” at the Henry L. Stimson Center and “Girls Like Ice Cream” at the Washington Printmakers Gallery. The “Girls Like Ice Cream” series traveled to the Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Matthews’ work resides in collections at the National Institute of Health, The College of Notre Dame, and Clemson University. She is represented by the Canton Gallery in Baltimore and the Washington Printmakers Gallery. She received her MFA from Louisiana State University.

JIM McPHERSON

LIZ McPHERSON

HANNAH PIERCE

Hannah Pierce is a ceramic and mixed media artist currently finishing her studies as a MFA candidate in Ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She was born and raised in San Diego, California and received her BA in Studio Art at Humboldt State University in 2013.

Pierce’s work consists of surreal, narrative-driven sculptures that primarily portray bizarre characters and various elements from urban environments. Within her playful, architectural configurations, she utilizes deceptive, illustrative qualities and exaggerated forms to distort the viewer’s perspective and enhance the theatrical nature of these narrative works. The distortions create an absurd, disorienting space that offers the viewer a more physical experience.

Her background in illustration, painting, and printmaking has allowed her to incorporate experimental surfaces and an abundance of loaded imagery. She also combines an array of mixed media along with her ceramic work, including wood, paper, fabric, thread and found objects. Pierce has exhibited her work nationally in exhibitions such as the Clay Studio’s Graduate Student Biennial, the 50th and the 52nd Annual NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, and the Workhouse Arts Center’s 6th Annual Workhouse Clay International where she received the award, “Best of Show”. Recently, she exhibited her thesis exhibition, Ephemeral, at BoxHeart Gallery in Pittsburgh as a NCECA Concurrent Exhibition.

ANITA SCHREIBMAN

Schreibman is a Baltimore based artist who works with traditional and non-traditional print making processes. She received her MFA in Cross Discipline from Towson University December 2014. Since 2010, she has participated in solo, group, and collaborative shows, locally, regionally and nationally. Her work was exhibited internationally at the University of Dundee in the spring of 2015.Schreibman was the recipient of two undergraduate art awards from Juried shows at Towson University in 2009 and 2011.

Her current series, Fashion Dolls- Minis explores the unique properties of iconic vintage fashion doll clothing of the 50’s and 60’s and their life size sartorial counterparts. She explores the intricate details of each miniature garment with a nod and a wink towards vintage fashion and its impact on femininity and form.

BETH SCHWARTZ

Beth Schwartz is a mixed media artist working in Baltimore. Her creative inspiration lies in art history, literature, travel, social issues and found imagery. Occasionally, her background as a physician sneaks into her creations. Mixed media is an artistic sandbox without boundaries for Beth; therefore, it is the perfect approach to the abundant ideas that spring from diverse interests. She gets to play with paint, collage, clay, charcoal, photography or whatever else finds its way into her “hellaciously messy studio.” Insect wings, doll arms, zippers, high heels – anything is fair game.

Whether her work is painted on a cradled wood frame, graces a box or inspires an assemblage, her goal is create unique art that provokes thought or laughter. Her upcycled cigar boxes are covered on all surfaces and, if large enough, come with removable internal dividers.

10% of her proceeds will be donated to Maryland’s Healthcare for the Homeless.

TERRY THOMPSON

Terry Thompson is an American artist, born in Chicago, Illinois. He currently lives and works in Baltimore, and was an artist-in-residence from 1999-2004 at School 33 Art Center. Thompson participated in various exhibitions including: ATM at the Former Robert Miller Gallery (2018) New York; Post Cards from the Edge at Gallery 524 (2018) New York; The ArtBox Project 1.0, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Post Cards from the Edge, Metro Pictures (2017) New York; Art Takes Miami at Scope (2014); Scope, Miami (2012); Sub-Basement Art Gallery (2004, 2008); Galerie Francoise (2012); Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy (1998). He holds a Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. This multi-talented artist is a well-known DJ/Producer, with releases on the London, UK record label Defected.

JUSTIN WIEST

Justin Wiest was raised in Baltimore and is now based in Connecticut. He graduated from the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore before receiving a Masters from The New York Academy of Art in 2001. Wiest’s work has been exhibited in various art galleries and institutions in Baltimore, New York, Connecticut and Italy. Classically trained as a painter, the artist has said that at this point in his career he’s “enjoying the freedom to experiment and search for the limits of painting by scrubbing at the film of familiarity.”

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December 5 (Wednesday) - January 12 (Saturday)

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

7dec - 29All DayArtsCentric Presents - Black Nativity

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Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all. This legendary Christmas event is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation.

Time

december 7 (Friday) - 29 (Saturday)

Location

The Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

8dec - 2febdec 86:00 pmfeb 2Ken Karlic, Edmond Praybe and Christopher Stephen KochOpening Reception

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JANUARY 30 – MARCH 9, 2019

Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its first exhibition of 2019, featuring the work of Ken Karlic, Edmond Praybe and Christopher Stephen Koch. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 6-9pm.

 

This exhibit brings together three artists, each distinct in the materials used, yet linked by the somewhat loose, organic style they each utilize.  These artists approach their work with the same suggestion of technique, but with completely different results. Ken Karlic works in watercolor, Edmond Praybe employs oils, while Christopher Stephen Koch works on plaster; each unique medium creating an individual and personal relationship to the subject conveyed. Their work is thoughtful and serious, while the imprecise nature of technique allows the admirer to form a more personal connection, and the similarities present in each artist’s approach to the work only makes the divergence of the works all the more magnificent to regard.

 

To learn more about the artists, their inspiration and technique, an Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 4-6pm.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 

KEN KARLIC

Contemporary artist Ken Karlic paints with a sense of urgency and passion that is about capturing the essence of a subject. Trained in graphic design, painting and architecture, Ken merges these disciplines in his fine art watercolors with a style and voice that is uniquely his own.

 

Originally from Chicago, Ken Karlic exhibits regularly in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as painting in national juried plein air events. He was recently featured in The Art of Watercolour, PleinAir Magazine,

Voyage Chicago, Fine Art Today and American Watercolor. For Daniel Smith Art Materials, Ken recently wrote Sophisticated Chaos with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors, Step by Step Painting Large Scale, which was distributed to their global client community.

 

Ken Karlic received his BFA from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is a founding partner of the graphic design firm Splice Design Group in Baltimore MD. Ken is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), a Signature Artist Member of Baltimore Watercolor Society and a member in various other watercolor societies.

 

EDMOND PRAYBE

Edmond Praybe is a painter currently living in Arnold, MD. His paintings and drawings have been shown in galleries across the U.S. including Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH; Stephen F. Austin State University Gallery in TX; The University of Mary Washington’s Ridderhof Martin Gallery in VA; Prince Street and Bowery Galleries in New York City; The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College and The Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

 

Praybe has works in many private collections as well as the collection of the National Parks Service.

Notable art critics Jed Pearl and David Cohen have included Praybe’s work in juried exhibitions. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Hohenberg Travel Grant for the study of art in Europe. Praybe currently teaches painting at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. Praybe exhibits at First Street Gallery in New York, Y:ART in Baltimore, The Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown, WV and Benfield Gallery in Severna Park, MD. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2004 and his MFA from the New York Studio School in 2012.

 

CHRISTOPHER STEPHEN KOCH

Christopher Stephen Koch started painting when he was in high school. Koch went on to study at the School of the Art institute of Chicago and at the Slade in London, working figuratively from observation. He also studied philosophy at the University of Chicago and at the University of California at Irvine.

 

While Koch still works sometimes from observation, painting still lifes and portraits, most of his current work is an exploration of various mythical and religious subjects, including classical Judeo-Christian stories (Judith in the tent of Holofernes, Peter’s foot bath), Indian gods and goddesses  (Kali dancing on the Supine Shiva, Chinnamasta’s Dance), and quasi historical scenes (Bellini in the court of the Sultan, Alexander and the Ox-cart). He says, “For the sake of practical superstition I try not to think or speak too explicitly about the nature of my process, but I have thought before that these images must be dreamed into being, exploiting all manner of accident and expressive caprice. I find my own relationship to religion and the divine is something I’m not prepared to define in clear terms, but I am interested in confronting spiritual realities of human existence through my work, without any particular religious agenda.”

Time

December 8 (Saturday) 6:00 pm - February 2 (Saturday) 9:00 pm

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

14dec - 23All DayThe Artful Gift

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Shop local at a holiday art market and group exhibition featuring the work of Artists Housing residents and friends. The event will feature original art, affordable hand-crafted gifts, some second-hand items, and other creative gift ideas.

The event takes place over two weekends, December 14 – 16 and December 21- 23.

Featured artists will include Valerie Portzuski, Janice Crum, Fidel Carey-Realmo, Joe Germershausen, Sabrina Yelverton, Dirk Joseph, Laura Vernon-Russell, Ron Russell, Micah Russell, Lauren Case, Anna Korosec, Ben Hoke,  and more.

Gallery 1448 is located at 1448 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21231.

For information, contact Valerie Potrzuski at [email protected], 410-662-6734.

View the Facebook invitation HERE .

Time

december 14 (Friday) - 23 (Sunday)

Location

Gallery 1448

1448 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore 21231

20dec5:00 pm- 7:00 pmLast Stop Hops & Shop

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Are you a last minute kind of holiday shopper? Can’t make it to Holiday Heap? Swing by the Peabody Heights Brewery on Thursday December 20th for our 4th annual Last Stop Hops & Shop!

Fulfill all your last-minute shopping needs while enjoying a relaxing evening of local food and beer! We’ll have 20+ local artists and makers in the tasting room.

**Applications are now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that applied! Vendors will be announced soon.

More details to follow as we get closer to the event! http://charmcitycraftmafia.com

Time

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

Location

Peabody Heights Brewery

401 E. 30th Street, Baltimore MD 21218

20dec5:30 pm- 8:00 pmBaltimore Clayworks Community Holiday Potluck

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Join us for a Community Holiday Potluck! It will be Thursday, Dec. 20th from 5:30-8pm in our Gallery building. Stop by for food, drinks, art, and community, while you enjoy 15% off your holiday shopping.

Time

(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD 21209

21dec7:00 pm- 10:00 pmCity Arts Holiday Night Market

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Need to do some last minute shopping? Wondering where to buy a unique gift? Buy from a local artist! Come support the resident artists of City Arts and friends with with your holiday dollars. Keep it fun! Keep it local!

Friday, December 21st, 7-10pm.
For more information, call or email Gallery CA, at [email protected], or 410-528-9239.

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(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Gallery CA

440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore MD 21201

22dec1:00 pm- 4:00 pm12x12Closing Reception

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12 x12
MONO PRACTICE
November 29 through December 22, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 1-3pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, December  22, 1-4pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday 1-5pm; Saturday 1-4pm or by appointment
MONO Practice is pleased to present 12×12 /2018 a group show featuring a small works 12 inches and under.  The exhibition  features 19 local and national artists, representing examples of MONO Practices programing in contemporary abstraction and reductive art.  Most artworks are priced at $500 or under, providing a great opportunity to purchase a work of art for yourself or for a loved one.  Please join us, Saturday, December 8, for this special opening reception and get to know the featured artists!
Featured Artists:
Erick Antonio Benitez, John Bohl, David Brown, Sara Dittrich, Alex Ebstein, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Terence Hannum, Tiffany Johnson, Haya Kim, Magnolia Laurie, Grace E. Lee, Cevahir Ozdogan, Nick Primo, Ben Piwowar, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Joseph Shetler, Haewon Sohn, Kenneth Yee, Ruri Yi

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Mono Practice

212 McAllister Street, Baltimore 21202

29dec2:00 pm- 4:00 pmKwanzaa Celebration 2018

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Kwanzaa Celebration 2018
Saturday, December 29, Noon to 4 pm

Celebrate this African American holiday with African dance, storytelling with puppets, drumming performances, workshops, lectures, craft activities and a fashion show celebrating the principle Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH) or Collective Economics. Vendors can contact the museum to participate in the annual African Marketplace.

Special Admission is $5.

Time

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

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202