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7may - 23junAll DayQueens Girl in the World

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Performed for the first time as a two-play repertory with Caleen’s Queens Girl in Africa, Queens Girl in the World chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, adds comical confusion to her already quizzical, fish-out-of-water adolescence. Lively and poignant—and punctuated with the irresistible sound of Motown—Queens Girl in the World tags along for a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, at the onset of Civil Rights-era social change.

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May 7 (Tuesday) - June 23 (Sunday)

14may - 23junAll DayQueens Girl in Africa

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Performed for the first time as a two-play repertory with Caleen’s Queens Girl in the World, Queens Girl in Africa follows the infectiously spirited Jacqueline Marie Butler as she finds herself at a crossroads of personal and political upheaval when her family ups and moves to Nigeria following the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X (a close personal family friend). Entertaining and uplifting, Queens Girl in Africa captures an unforgettable moment in time for a teenager abroad—when questions of self and place intertwine with the realities of homework and hormones as Jacqueline assuredly, hilariously navigates the energy, excitement, and unpredictability of the 1960s.

Time

May 14 (Tuesday) - June 23 (Sunday)

Location

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201

19jun - 22All Day#MoreThanAMonth Juneteeth Festival

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Come celebrate Juneteenth at our More Than A Month Festival, a jubilant journey through Black history and Black futures! #MoreThanAMonth affirms and supports all that we do and all we have done.

PGAAMCC is ‘A Home for Excellence’’ and we proudly present #MoreThanAMonth, a four day festival full of joy, cultural excitement and entertainment for the whole family. Our 2019 theme is inspired by the honorable Marcus Garvey’s quote, “Up You Mighty Race, Accomplish What You Will!” We recognize past accomplishments across the African diaspora, and seek to empower Black futures, innovators, and community influencers.

 

#MoreThanAMonth festival brings the spirit of Pan Africanism alive, with informative chats, live entertainment, wellness + sports, food and fun!  Learn, Create, Connect @PGAAMCC.

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Wed. June 19, 6-9pm | From U Street to the Cotton Club  $10

“Take the A-Train” on a musical journey through DC’s thriving live music scene. U Street  roaring nightlife, mirrored the most famous of Harlem clubs, hear song covers of Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, and DC’s own Duke Ellington from ‘In Series’ local talents, Krislynn Perry, Nigel Rowe and Reenie Codelka on piano.  Hear hit tunes, such as: Minnie The Moocher, I’ve Got The World on A String, Stormy Weather, Ain’t Misbehavin’ & More!

‘For the Culture’ | Conversation moderated by Monica Montgomery + Creators Coalition panelists + Andre Taylor of On Us Tees

 

Thurs. June 20, 6-9pm FREE | The Observable Universe by Education Curator Dr. Synatra Smith

Reimagine time and space through technology and fantasy! The Observable Universe is an interactive discussion of Afrofuturist films throughout the Diaspora from the 1970s to the present. We explore such films as Touki Bouki, Space Is the Place, and City of God. Share, engage, and be inspired to create your own Afrofuturist observable universe!

 

Fri. June 21, 6-9pm | Summer Solstice Fashion Show | Fashion Show (6-7:30 pm) + Afterparty (7:00-9pm)

Cost: $15 (fashion show entry w/ 1 free drink), $25 (fashion show entry, after party, 1 free drink, gift bag, Soul Illuminance cup)

PGAAMCC presents Summer Solstice Fashion Show!

Experience Black Star Fashions and walk the red carpet, and celebrate summer green designs from featured multi-media artist, Quest Skinner. Coming off of a Catharsis installation on the National Mall, Quest is bringing vibrant, colorful, decadent, and transformative designs to PGAAMCC’s #MoreThanAMonth festival. Join us as we celebrate Black beauty, Black fashion, and Black creatives all year round.

Her style is “influenced by seeing ourselves as a full spectrum of colors, shapes, and spirits. The clothing collection is West African, Apache, and modern infused fabrics with lines that flatter all shapes and sizes”. You don’t want miss it!

Sat. June 22, 12-7pm FREE | PGAAMCC Block Party + Cookout 

You are invited to the cookout! PGAAMCC and Creators Collaborative bring to you a Block Party for the whole family! Music, Games, Trivia, Food, Vendors, and Live Art will fill PGAAMCC’s parking lot and outdoor pavillion. And if you can’t take the heat come inside and experience our 3 galleries, with exclusive talks with artists and community leaders on Education, Wellness, and Financial Literacy.

In collaboration with Creators Coalition, JessBeCreative, On Us Tees, Museum Hue

Time

june 19 (Wednesday) - 22 (Saturday)

Location

Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center

4519 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood, Maryland 20722

19jun - 22All Day2019 New Music Festival

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Under the leadership of Music Director Marin Alsop, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announces the 2019 New Music Festival. Launched by Alsop and the BSO in 2017, the New Music Festival brings contemporary classical music to Baltimore from June 19-22.

 

The 2019 New Music Festival celebrates women composers ahead of the BSO’s 2019-20 season, which highlights women in music in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. Performances include the Baltimore premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Low Brass Concerto, a BSO co-commission, as well as the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s cello concerto, Dance, with Inbal Segev.

 

“I’m thrilled that this year’s New Music Festival features such an outstanding group of contemporary composers, who happen to be women!” said Alsop. “Each piece of music that we’ve programmed tells a unique and compelling story, and we are proud to present a range of voices and perspectives that showcases some of the most inspired work happening in classical composition today.”

 

The 2019 New Music Festival kicks off on Wednesday, June 19 when composer Sarah Kirkland Snider participates in a discussion on her composition process at Red Emma’s Bookstore Café. On Thursday, June 20, Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads members of the BSO and Shara Nova, also known as My Brightest Diamond, in a free concert at the Ottobar. They perform Kirkland Snider’s Penelope, a song cycle inspired by Homer’s epic The Odyssey that reflects on memory, identity and what it means to return home.

 

The festival continues with a concert of chamber music at Peabody Conservatory’s Griswold Hall on June 21 with Alsop and cellist Inbal Segev, co-curators of the New Music Festival, as well as members of the BSO. The concert features works by Clyne and Missy Mazzoli, winner of the 2017 Music Critics Association of North America Award. The concert also includes Joan Tower’s Petroushskates, Higdon’s Dark Wood and pieces by Jessie Montgomery, Julia Wolfe and Ellen Reid, who won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

 

On June 22, the New Music Festival concludes with a free orchestral performance at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Alsop leads the BSO in Tower’s Tambor, Mazzoli’s Violent, Violent Sea and a piece by Montgomery for string orchestra. Higdon’s Low Brass Concerto, co-commissioned by the BSO, and the world premiere of Clyne’s Dance, a new concerto for cello and orchestra written for Segev, anchor the program. The concert is preceded by a block party outside of the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with live entertainment and local food trucks as well as a roundtable composer discussion inside the lobby led by Alsop.

 

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

Composer Talk with Sarah Kirkland Snider

Wed, Jun 19, 7 pm – Red Emma’s Bookstore Café

 

Join Sarah Kirkland Snider, described by Pitchfork as “one of the decade’s more gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers,” and whose music has been hailed as “rapturous” by The New York Times, for a conversation on her composition process, her song cycle Penelope and co-founding New Amsterdam Records, one of the most cutting-edge record labels in the industry.

 

Late Set at the Ottobar

Thu, Jun 20, 9 pm – Ottobar

 

BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads members of the BSO and genre-fusing Shara Nova in Penelope, an art-pop song sycle inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey.

 

 

Chamber Music at Peabody

Fri, Jun 21, 8 pm – Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute

 

Marin Alsop, conductor

Inbal Segev, cello

JOAN TOWER Petroushskates

ANNA CLYNE Fits and Starts

JENNIFER HIGDON Dark Wood

MISSY MAZZOLI A Thousand Tongues

ELLEN REID Push/Pull

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Voodoo Dolls

JULIA WOLFE Blue Dress

   

Music Director Marin Alsop, Inbal Segev and members of the BSO perform chamber pieces by leading women voices in contemporary music at Peabody’s Griswold Hall.

 

 

Orchestra Concert and Block Party at the Meyerhoff

Sat, Jun 22, 8 pm – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

 

Marin Alsop, conductor

Inbal Segev, cello

Aaron LaVere, trombone

Daniel Cloutier, trombone

Randall S. Campora, bass trombone

Aubrey Foard, tuba

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst

MISSY MAZZOLI Violent, Violent Sea

JENNIFER HIGDON Low Brass Concerto

ANNA CLYNE Dance for Cello and Orchestra

JOAN TOWER Tambor

   

Marin Alsop conducts the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s cello concerto Dance, written for and performed by Inbal Segev. Pre-concert party with live entertainment and food trucks outside the Meyerhoff begins at 6 pm. Join Maestra Alsop and several of the evening’s composers at 7 pm for a roundtable discussion inside the lobby.

 

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VENUE INFORMATION

 

Red Emma’s Bookstore Café

1225 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

 

The Ottobar

2549 N Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

 

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University – Griswold Hall

1 E Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

 

 

TICKETS

Tickets on sale through the BSO Ticket Office at 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org. Tickets for the Chamber Music concert at the Peabody Institute are $15. The Composer Talk, Late Set at the Ottobar and the Orchestra Concert at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are free of charge. For press tickets, additional artist bios or media materials, please contact the PR Department at [email protected]usic.org.

 

 

SPONSORSHIP

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Thomas Brener and Inbal Segev, the Presenting Sponsors of the 2019 New Music Festival and the Founding Sponsors of the New Music Festival.

 

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ARTIST BIOS

 

About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
For over a century, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has been recognized as one of America’s leading orchestras and one of Maryland’s most significant cultural institutions. Under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop, the orchestra is internationally renowned and locally admired for its innovation, performances, recordings and educational outreach initiatives including OrchKids. Launched by Marin Alsop and the BSO in 2008, OrchKids provides children with educational resources and fosters social change through the power of music in some of Baltimore’s most underserved communities.

 

The BSO is widely recognized for its highly acclaimed recordings, including a 2010 disc on the Decca label featuring Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue, as well as the 2017 Naxos release of Bernstein’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2. Both recordings were led by Alsop and feature pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Alsop also led the BSO in its 2009 Naxos recording of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS. Recent releases include Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with Alsop and Handel’s Messiah with conductor Edward Polochick and the Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale.

 

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs annually for more than 350,000 people throughout the State of Maryland. Since 1982, the BSO has performed at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. In 2005, with the opening of The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD, the BSO became the nation’s first orchestra with year-round venues in two metropolitan areas. More information about the BSO can be found at BSOmusic.org.

 

About Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop is an inspiring and powerful voice who passionately believes that “music has the power to change lives.” She is recognized for her innovative programming and for her deep commitment to education and to the development of audiences of all ages.

 

Her success as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has been recognized by the extension of her tenure until 2021. In Baltimore, Alsop launched OrchKids, for the city’s underserved youth, and the BSO Academy and Rusty Musicians programs for adult amateur musicians. She became Music Director of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and becomes Conductor of Honor in 2019. Alsop becomes Chief Conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra in September 2019.

 

Alsop conducts the world’s major orchestras, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Royal Concertgebouw and the London Philharmonic orchestras. In September 2013, she made history as the first female conductor of the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms.

 

As a protégé of Leonard Bernstein, Alsop is central to his 100th-anniversary celebrations, having conducted Bernstein’s Mass at the Ravinia Festival, where she served as Musical Curator for 2018. Her extensive discography has led to multiple awards and includes a highly praised Naxos cycle of Dvořák with the BSO. Her dedication to new music is demonstrated by her 25-year tenure as Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and her launching the BSO’s New Music Festival in 2017.

 

Alsop is the only conductor to receive the MacArthur Fellowship, and she was recently appointed Director of Graduate Conducting at the Peabody Institute. She attended the Juilliard School and Yale University, which awarded her an Honorary Doctorate in 2017.

 

About Inbal Segev

Cellist Inbal Segev’s playing has been described as “characterized by a strong and warm tone…delivered with impressive fluency and style” and with “luscious phrasing” by The Strad. Equally committed to new repertoire and masterworks, Segev brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of music she performs.

 

Segev has performed as soloist with acclaimed orchestras internationally and made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, at age 17. She has commissioned new works by Avner Dorman, Timo Andres, Gity Razaz, Dan Visconti and more. In 2018, Segev was the first cellist to perform Christopher Rouse’s Violoncello Concerto since Yo-Yo Ma premiered it in the 1990s. She is also a founding member of the Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus and has co-curated the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival with Marin Alsop since its inception in 2017.

 

Segev’s discography includes Romantic cello works with pianist Juho Pohjonen (AVIE); Bach’s Cello Suites (Vox), works by Lucas Richman with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Albany), Sonatas by Beethoven and Boccherini (Opus One) and Nigun (Vox). With the Amerigo Trio she has recorded serenades by Dohnányi (Navona).

 

Segev’s YouTube channel, featuring music videos and her popular masterclass series Musings with Inbal Segev has thousands of subscribers across continents and close to one million views. Her many honors include top prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo and Washington International Competitions.

 

Segev began playing the cello in Israel at age five and at 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to come to the U.S. to continue her studies. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University. Segev lives in New York with her husband and three children. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673.

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june 19 (Wednesday) - 22 (Saturday)

20jun4:00 pmSobia Ahmad: ImbricationsArtist Talk

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Join Gallery 102 and artist Sobia Ahmad for an artist talk on Thursday June 20 at 4:00 pm. Forgoing the typical lecture-style artist talk, Ahmad will be leading guests throughout the gallery, unpacking the work on view, and fielding questions from the audience. All are welcome to attend. The gallery is ADA accessible. No registration required.

To view the press release for the exhibition, click here.Gallery 102 presents Sobia Ahmad: Imbrications, the first solo exhibition of our 2019 Summer Solo Series. Including installation, sculpture, video, textiles, and performance, the exhibition maps the relationship between identity and power. The term imbrication describes the overlapping pattern that organizes the exhibition — a structure made whole by its parts. Several of the works on view capture the reverberating implication of legal language on immigrant communities. Ahmad extracts such legal language from its intended use, re-contextualizing it into a framework that points to its effects on our social psyche. How do we identify the other through language? How do we justify this othering? How do we “other” through language? The exhibition denotes the potent overlap and inextricability of the personal with the political.

In Zora Neale Hurston’s acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, she writes, “if you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” Sobia Ahmad: Imbrications illustrates that process of unpacking and vocalizing pain, not for the consumption of a colonialist gaze, but to relieve oneself from the pressures to perform and conform. As much as the work is rooted in Ahmad’s experience, it is equally about a larger American narrative of exclusion and violence.

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Sobia Ahmad, born and raised in Pakistan, moved to the United States at the age of fourteen. Highlighting the inseparability of the self and larger power structures, her interdisciplinary work dissects how social, cultural, and political forces shape personal narratives and community experiences. Ahmad’s work been reviewed in several major publications such as Al Jazeera English, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post and has been included in multiple collections. She has exhibited internationally— including at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and Queen Mary University in London. Recently, she was awarded an artist fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and is the 2019 recipient of the yearlong Next Generation/Sanctuary Artist Fellowship at VisArts in Rockville, MD.

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Gallery 102
Gallery 102 and the Student Exhibitions Committee (SEC) is committed to the exhibiting of contemporary art, including work from GW & Corcoran students, DC-area artists, and nationally recognized artists of all medium. The SEC consists of GW & Corcoran students — undergraduate and graduate, majors and non-majors, artists and art historians — who both develop innovative, original, and thought-provoking exhibitions throughout GW’s campus and invite a select group of guest curators to present exhibitions each semester. The gallery provides practical curatorial experience to the student body. Students have the opportunity to exhibit work, curate shows, and install exhibitions.

 

Smith Hall of Art
The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
801 22nd St NW
Washington DC 20052202.994.6085
[email protected]
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5

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Time

(Thursday) 4:00 pm

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

20jun6:30 pm- 7:15 pmThe Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Talk

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The Walters Art Museum, in collaboration with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is proud to present the 14th-annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition, and this talk will gather the artists together to discuss their installations.

The exhibition showcases the work of seven finalists in this prestigious competition, which 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.

 

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(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

20jun7:00 pmFocacciatown: An operetta by Lex Brown

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Focacciatown

An operetta by Lex Brown

Thursday June 20, 7PM

The Meyerhoff Auditorium

The Baltimore Museum of Art

FREE

 

Presented in conjunction with Commons Collaboration: Get Your Life!

 

Focacciatown

Taking place in a medieval future and set in a trendy fast-casual bakery on a military base, this melodrama collapses large-scale political issues like national defense, border control, and AI with lifestyle branding, nuclear family, and a destabilized news cycle. Music composed by Lex Brown and Molly Joyce. Performed by Lex Brown, Sam Garrett, & Atticus Hebson.

Lex Brown is an artist, musician, writer, and essay contributor to the publication accompanying Commons Collaboration: Get Your Life!. Her work plays with the scale of personal and emotional experience in relation to large scale systems of social and economic organization. She has performed and exhibited work at the the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, and The Kitchen in New York; REDCAT Theater and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; and at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. Brown holds degrees from Yale University (MFA) and Princeton University (BA). Consciousness, a survey of Brown’s work spanning the past 8 years, is newly available from GenderFail. Her first paperback work in fiction, My Wet Hot Drone Summer, a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on surveillance and social justice, is available online. This April through June she was a resident artist at Recess Sessions in Brooklyn.

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(Thursday) 7:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

21jun - 23All DayAIRBORNE: The MD AIR Program Exhibition Weekend

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Friday, June 21: AIRBORNE Opening Night

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for the opening of AIRBORNE, the MD AIR Program Exhibition Weekend. Explore and learn more about the MD AIR program and its exciting contributions to the future of the Merriweather District. Mingle with the three MD AIR artists and learn how each one is disrupting the country’s current art landscape.

 

In case you missed the 75-foot laser cathedral installation at OPUS Merriweather, you have a

chance to experience the magic all over again. Laser installation artist, Matthew Schreiber is

erecting his second site specific laser sculpture in the MD AIR exhibition.

 

6:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive interview with Matthew Schreiber, moderated by OPUS curator Caroline

Maxwell. Learn more about the lasers as an artform, Schreiber’s unique art practice and

exciting trends to look forward to in the installation art world.

 

Saturday, June 22

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

  • 9:30 AM – 11:30AM: Kid’s Free Play
    • Join us for a morning of coloring, hands on art exploration and a kid-friendly environment to see AIRBORNE
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Artist Talk: Pushing Identity Boundaries through Art
    • All three of these artists are using their platform to create a new narrative and help save the vision of tomorrow for a space to address and humanify identity issues. In so many ways identity can bring people together, but it also has the power to separate people into a feeling of isolation. At the point in time we are at right now, it is more important than ever to break down those barriers and join together to create a universal oneness to make sure we are crafting the right and bright future for our neighborhood, county, state, country, and more important for this world. Join us for a moderated discussion on the role of identity from the individual to a group and how art is used to transform the status quo and push boundaries.
      •  Panelists: Ram Devineni, Katherine Mann, Sarah Smith
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Augmented Reality as an Experience and the Future of What’s to Come
    • AR technology came bursting onto the scene in a cultural explosion with Pokemon, GO. However, there were those that saw the visionary power of AR before it was a mainstream game held in your hand. Join us for a discussion with creator of Priya Shakti, the first comic book series to integrate augmented reality, just one of the barriers that the series is breaking down. Devineni will share his experience with AR over 7 year and where he thinks AR is going.
    • Joining Devineni on the panel is Sandro Kereselidze, founder of Artechouse. Located in Washignton D.C., Artechouse opened June 2017 as the first innovative art space dedicated to showcasing experiential and technology driven works by artists who are forerunners of the new age in the arts and technology. The art space is no stranger to AR. If you attend a show there, you can download the app and experience the magic of AR throughout the museum and more importantly at the cocktail bar.
    • Michael DeFranco is co-founder and CEO of LUA Technologies, a tech firm based in New York that has a secure communication platform that powers mobile industries from healthcare to the Superbowl, and live event production such as SXSW and Bonnaroo. Michael understands the importance of providing people with simple yet effective tools to communicate in a setting that is secure and empowers a large user base to coordinate in the field. Michael provides a unique perspective into the importance of community and communication.
      •  Panelists:
        • Ram Devineni, creator of Priya Shakti
        • Sandro Kereselidze, founder of Artechouse
        • Michael DeFranco, co-founder of LUA Technologies
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Open Gallery Hours

 

Sunday, June 23

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

  •  9:30 AM – 11:30AM: Kid’s Free Play
    • Join us for a morning of coloring, hands on art exploration and a kid-friendly environment to see AIRBORNE
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Artist Talk: Forming an Identity as an Artist
    • Join us for a moderated discussion about building an identity as an artist. During this discussion, we will explore how an artist continues to evolve themselves interpersonally and how it manifests into their artforms. Additionally, we will explore how an artist creates. Do they create for a specific audience in mind or does the work pour out of each artist with the hope that it is received by a certain audience? Come prepared to engage with the artists for a robust Q&A session.
      • Panelists: Ram Devineni, Sarah Stefana Smith, Katherine Mann
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Building a Studio Practice
    • Do you find yourself with an idea or project that you would like to start but are not sure how? Building a practice or routine can feel daunting at first. Join us as we sit down and discuss the important of building a studio practice and ways on you can integrate a creative space with your busily lives. We will hear from visual and installation artist Katherine Tzu-Lann Mann, artist and post-doctoral fellow Sarah Stefana Smith, and Tim Singleton, poet and founder of the Little Patuxent Review.
      • Panelists: Tim Singleton, Sarah Stefana Smith, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Open Gallery Hours

 

 

For more information on the artists, the program as well as updates on community programming please visit www.merriweatherdistrict.com/artists-in-residence/artists-in-residence.

Time

june 21 (Friday) - 23 (Sunday)

21jun7:30 am- 9:00 amBarbara Bourland in conversation with Cara Ober

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Barbara Bourland, author of I’LL EAT WHEN I’M DEAD (and Baltimore local!), will be in conversation with Cara Ober, Founding Editor and Publisher of BMore Art, about her new book, FAKE LIKE ME.
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“Bourland expertly shines a light on the nature of female ambition and desire and the often dark heart of inspiration. Readers fascinated with the blood, sweat, and tears of creating art will be especially rewarded.”― Publishers Weekly

“Menacing, swirling, hypnotic … A haunting, dizzying meditation on identity and the blurred lines between life and art.”― Kirkus
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After a fire decimates her loft, including the seven billboard-size paintings for her next show, a young, no-name painter is left with an impossible task: recreate her art in three months—or ruin her fledgling career. Homeless and desperate, she begs her way into an exclusive retreat in upstate New York famous for its outrageous revelries and glamorous artists, and notorious as the place where brilliant young artist Carey Logan drowned in the lake.

As the young painter works obsessively in Carey’s former studio, uncovers strange secrets and starts to fall—hard and fast—for Carey’s mysterious boyfriend, it’s as if she’s taking her place. But one thought shadows her every move: What really happened to Carey Logan?

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(Friday) 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Location

Greedy Reeds

1744 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21231

21jun6:00 pm- 9:00 pmJOHN BODKIN, Color FissionOpening Reception

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JOHN BODKIN, Color Fission

CURATED BY JORDAN FAYE BLOCK

OPENING RECEPTION | JUNE 21, 6–9PM

Jordan Faye Block is thrilled to present Maryland-based painter, John Bodkin, Color Fission at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center. The exhibition will feature works from John’s last couple years in Baltimore, each of which highlight’s his use of color and dynamic juxtapositions of pattern and form which make his work highly tactile. Be enveloped by the scale of these graphic forms, experience the breaking up of energy in the picture plane, and feel the explosion of color across the canvas. John’s work feels particularly at home in the Eubie Blake Cultural Center as it is the place of music and dance which radiates a vibrant energy both in the space and in the work that they do. The exhibition runs through Sunday July 28, 2019.

Bodkin’s exhibition, Color Fission, opens Saturday June 21 with a Reception from 6–9pm at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center at 847 Howard Street. The gallery hours at E.B.C.C. are Wednesday – Friday 1–6pm & Saturday 11–5pm.

@ EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

847 N Howard St
Baltimore, MD, 21201
United States

HOURS: WED– FRI 1–6PM | SAT 11-5PM

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(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

847 N Howard Street, Baltimore MD 21201

21jun6:30 pm- 9:30 pmFocus: Creating While Black

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Join WDLY for a panel about navigating the creative landscape while black.

Panel: 6:30PM-7:30PM

Featuring:
Cary Fagan
Shae McCoy
Amira Green
Aaron Brown

Moderated By: Malcolm Lomax & Teri Henderson

Reception: 7:30PM – 9:00PM with sounds by Station North Sadboi

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

FRS

515 Cathedral Street, Baltimore 21201

21jun8:00 pmElegant Rendezvous: Joyce J. Scott

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An evening of song and story

The Peale is thrilled to launch its new performance and storytelling series, Elegant Rendezvous, with the legendary Joyce J. Scott.
Inspired by an 1814 advertisement for the Peale, where Rembrandt Peale called his museum “an elegant Rendezvous for taste, curiosity and leisure,” this new series features Baltimore area creators and innovators sharing their work and stories.
Joyce J. Scott, world-renowned artist, educator and vocalist, launches the new program to benefit the Peale. Born and raised in Baltimore, Joyce is a descendant of African Americans, Native Americans, and Scots, and pulls her inspiration from three generations of artists and storytellers. A Baker Artist Awardee and MacArthur Fellow, Joyce is well known for combining her variety of artistic skills with social commentary on issues such as racism, classism, sexism, violence, and cultural stereotypes.
Join us from 8pm on Friday, June 21; doors 7:30pm; VIP champagne toast with Joyce Scott at 7pm.
Tickets ($50 GA, $100 7pm Champagne Toast) to benefit the Peale.

Time

(Friday) 8:00 pm

Location

The Peale Center

225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore MD 21202

22jun1:00 pm- 4:00 pmArt Law Clinic

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It’s that time again! Our monthly Art Law Clinic is back this month– June 22nd, 1 – 4p at Maryland Art Place! Come ask your legal questions and get help with your concerns, book your appointment asap! See you soon! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-law-clinic-june-2019-tickets-62581909175

Time

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

Location

Maryland Art Place

218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201

22jun1:00 pm- 3:00 pmWays of SeeingTactile Art: Panel Discussion

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Ways of Seeing
Gallery CA
June 7 – July 20, 2019
Tactile Art: Panel Discussion
Saturday, June 22nd 1-3pm

Ways of Seeing is an exhibition co-curated by Anil Lewis and Sarah McCann that invited artists to
submit work that can be “seen” through all five senses. The exhibition questions the meaning of seeing,
how people experience the world and the ways in which they work to understand, particularly those with
a different experience. Curators that are both blind and sighted worked directly with artists who created
new work for the exhibition. The exhibition will be accessible to blind and sighted audiences, providing
an opportunity for an immersive art experience.

Ways of Seeing will be on view June 7 – July 20, 2019 at Gallery CA, a contemporary arts space devoted
to showcasing local, regional, national and international artists located at: 440 E. Oliver Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 12-4pm and by appointment.
Artists included are: Luanne Burke (CO), Jenny Callahan (CO), Cindy Cheng (MD), Del Hardin Hoyle
(NY), Sallah Jenkins (MD), Dominic Terlizzi (MD), David Ubias (PA), Michael A. Williams (TN),
Marguerite Woods (MD), and George Wurtzel (TN).

The exhibition is supported by a Creative Baltimore Fund Individual Artist Grant, Baltimore Office of
Promotion & the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council Creativity Grant Program and 75 individuals who
backed a Kickstarter campaign. In addition, WayAround will be adding accessible information about
each piece of art and artist. This information will be available on your smartphone via the WayAround –
Tag and Scan app. Before coming to the exhibit, be sure to download the free app for iOS or Android so
you can experience this new way of getting information accessibly.

On June 22 at 1pm a Tactile Art Panel will be held with Mark A. Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind, Tactile Artist Ann Cunningham from Colorado and local artists Sallah Jenkins and Marguerite Woods who will share information on tactile arts and how creativity can connect across the unique ways we experience the world. Free and open to the public.

The gallery will also have extended hours for ArtScape weekend opening 9am-5pm on Friday and
Saturday July 19 -20. Visit the exhibition and have a glass of lemonade.

ANIL LEWIS is the Executive Director for Blindness Initiatives at the National Federation of the Blind.
The National Federation of the Blind is the only organization that believes in the full capacity of blind
people, and has the power, influence, diversity, and determination to help transform our dreams into
reality. NFB believes in blind people because most leadership positions are held by blind people. The
majority of NFB members are blind, however, membership of sighted allies is encouraged.

SARAH MCCANN is a Baltimore based community artist, curator and non-profit professional. She
organizes and installs exhibitions and related programming from conception to completion. Sarah has
facilitated public and collaborative projects and looks forward to continuing her work in Baltimore and
beyond. Sarah has a B.S. in studio arts from New York University and an M.A. and M.F.A. in
Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. For more information visit:
www.sarahbmccann.com
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About 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.
Gallery CA is located on the ground floor of the City Arts building, which houses 69 artist live/work spaces.

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Gallery CA

440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore MD 21201

22jun2:00 pm- 3:00 pmThe Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Talk

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The Walters Art Museum, in collaboration with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is proud to present the 14th-annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition, and this talk will gather the artists together to discuss their installations.

The exhibition showcases the work of seven finalists in this prestigious competition, which 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.

 

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

22jun2:00 pmMonument Quilt Project

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Quilting can be a source of healing to various communities including survivors of rape and abuse. Learn about the Monument Quilt Project that documented the stories of these survivors with red quilt squares shared in public spaces including the National Mall (May 31- June 2).
In conjunction with Linda Day Clark: The Gee’s Bend Photographs

Included with Museum Admission.

Let us know you are coming.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

22jun3:00 pm- 9:00 pmSummer ExhibitionsCommunity Day + Opening Reception

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Summer Exhibitions Community Day & Opening Reception
Saturday / June 22 / 3 to 9pm
Arlington Arts Center’s summer exhibitions will open with a family-friendly event on June 22! Join us from 3 to 6pm for a community day to celebrate the opening of Amanda Browder’s monumental fabric installation, City of Threads, with snacks and art projects for children of all ages. The party continues from 6 to 9pm with the opening of our three new summer exhibitions, Transitional Objects; Jen Noone: Sort of, Kind of, Almost; and Jason Horowitz: Ashton Heights Re/Seen. Grab a drink with the exhibiting artists and stop by our resident artists’ studios to see what they have been working on.
Transitional Objects
On view: June 22 to September 7
Transitional Objects highlights artists who explore human relationships to inanimate material – commodities, tools, personal belongings, clothing, and all of the other nonliving substances that populate our daily lives. Working in sculpture, installation, and video, these artists experiment with unconventional materials, take inspiration from or produce functional objects, and create sculptures that elucidate both the allure and the difficulty of material forms.
Transitional Objects artists: Kyle Bauer, Calder Brannock, Dexter Ciprian, Emily Culver, Liz Ensz, Kyle Hittmeier, Trish Tillman, and Holly Trout.
Jen Noone: Sort of, Kind of, Almost
On view: June 22 to September 7
In Sort of, Kind of, Almost, Jen Noone both enacts and subtly critiques the endless pursuit of perfection. Manipulating the material characteristics of latex paint, Noone repeatedly coats the surfaces of acrylic boxes, picture frames, and shelving units, before scraping away layers of the dried latex. Each new layer of paint represents an attempt to improve upon the previous layers but, rather than perfection, the result is a messy accumulation of frayed skins, the evidence of past attempts. While the pursuit of perfection may inevitably result in failure, Noone’s work suggests that the quest for the ideal form, even if it repeatedly misses the mark, has a beauty and charm all its own.
Jason Horowitz: Ashton Heights Re/Seen
On view: June 22 to September 7
In his Re/Seen series, photographer Jason Horowitz uses the Photo Sphere/Street View app and his smartphone’s camera to create immersive abstract views. By subverting and manipulating the normal process for creating panoramas, Horowitz disassembles and reconstructs 360° scenes. The resulting images represent a new kind of computational photographic “seeing,” a melding of Horowitz’s vision and the programming of the camera app’s artificial intelligence. Instead of depicting the world in a realistic documentary fashion, the finished works playfully bend space and time to create images that reinterpret reality through a dizzying sense of mystery. For Ashton Heights Re/Seen, Horowitz presents a selection of images from the Re/Seen series all made a short distance from Arlington Arts Center. Through their surreal beauty, the images encourage viewers to reconsider the possibilities of both their immediate surroundings and the technology they hold in their hands every day.
Amanda Browder: City of Threads
On view: June 22 to July 21
During the month of June, AAC welcomes visiting artist Amanda Browder, whose large-scale fabric installation will enliven the exterior of AAC’s building from June 22 through July 21, 2019. Browder’s vibrant installations are created with donated fabric in collaboration with community members. Her process breaks down the barriers between audiences and contemporary art by inviting members of the public to get involved with the process of creation, spurring conversations about community, art, architecture, and public space. The final result of the collaborative process – the large-scale fabric installation – playfully compliments the architecture of AAC’s building while introducing an element of whimsy onto its facade.
**Please note there will be a cash bar from 6 to 9pm. All drinks will be $5.**

Time

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Arlington Arts Center

3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201

22jun5:00 pm- 8:00 pmWhen Art Meets Science: The Artistry of Medical IllustrationArtist Talk

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Gallery 1448 presents

When Art Meets Science
The Artistry of Medical Illustration

Vondel Mahon 

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 8, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ARTIST TALK
Saturday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gallery 1448 | 1448 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Gallery hours by appointment.
Contact Vondel Mahon at [email protected] | 443-636-0631

Images, from left: Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus (detail), 2018. Mixed media.
Tail Feathers of the Motmot (detail), 2018. Mixed media.

Time

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

Location

Gallery 1448

1448 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore 21231

22jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmThe BIG ShowOpening Reception + Performance

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Opening Reception: SAT JUN 22 | 6-8PM
The BIG Show on Stage: SAT JUN 22 | 8PM
Members’ Artwork Drop-off: THU JUN 13 – SAT JUN 15 | 11AM-7PM (each day)
The BIG Show Open Critique: WED JUL 17 | 7PM | FREE!
On View: SAT JUN 22 – SAT AUG 3

The BIG Show, little BIG Show Exhibition: Registration Form

The BIG Show on Stage Sign Up: Performer Registration

Must be an active Creative Alliance Member to register
CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER

 

WHAT IS THE BIG SHOW?
The BIG Show, little BIG Show, and BIG Show on Stage is our annual members’ exhibition extravaganza! ANY member can contribute one work of art in this floor-to-ceiling salon-style spectacular and variety show event! All ages welcome! Be a part of the biggest BIG Show yet!!

The BIG Show proudly displays over 175 works of art by professional and novice artists alike, all of whom are current members supporting the Creative Alliance. An annual favorite for audiences and artists, The Big Show is an opportunity for Creative Alliance members to show off their visual creations and purchase affordable artworks from fellow community members. EVERY Creative Alliance member is encouraged to submit one work of art, including 2-D work under 3-feet wide, pedestal or shelf-oriented sculpture, or film/video in a DVD format. Artwork can be in any media.

Members of all ages are encouraged to participate in this members’ exhibition, including youth from 10-17, who will be featured in The little BIG Show. Youth can participate for only $5 (membership for adults start at $40) and can submit one work of art to be displayed near the front of the gallery.

The Big Show on Stage is back for another year of the wildest, wackiest variety show in B’more where the performers are…you! All performance forms and styles are welcome (so long as they are suitable for audiences of ALL AGES). The Big Show on Stage is a chance for our members to show off their talent in front of the Creative Alliance community on one of the best stages in the city. Members are allowed to perform in groups with non-members. Groups MUST have at least one Creative Alliance member.

If you can do it on the stage, you can do it tonight! We welcome musicians, singers, clowns, jugglers, poets, contortionists, comedians, full band performances, and all of the other amazing talents you may have to share.

Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your hidden talents, purchase completely unique and affordable works of art, and support Baltimore’s premier multi-disciplinary arts organization through your continued membership.

Artwork drop-off is only 3 days long from Thursday, June 13th – Saturday, June 15th – so begin working on your masterpiece today, sign-up online for the stage, and join us on June 22nd for the opening reception and performance events!

If you have questions regarding The Big Show on Stage, contact Josh Kohn, Performance Director at [email protected] 

For more information regarding The BIG Show and little BIG Show exhibitions, contact Thomas James, Visual Arts Curator at 410.276.1651 x 216 or [email protected].

Must be an active Creative Alliance Member to register
CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER

Time

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

22jun8:00 pmOlga Presents A Stand-Up Show or The Alibi Play

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Jen and Pam – aka indie comedy duo OLGA – are super psyched to perform for you a brand new night of stand up comedy!!!

Well, they would be psyched – except Jen’s boyfriend just broke up with her in a frozen yogurt shop. And Pam is unemployed and unable to buy a Bitcoin. And something really, really bad happened just a few hours ago and it might just change both of their lives forever.

Half stand up, half theatre, this new play from the minds of OLGA comedy kaleidoscopes reality, fantasy, and friendship to figure out what it means to be a truly Good Person.

This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org).

About the performers: OLGA is a Baltimore-based indie comedy duo comprised of Jen Diamond and Pam Hugi. Formed in 2014, OLGA performs long-form improv, original sketches, and duo-stand up. OLGA has performed and taught workshops up and down the East Coast. They both love their moms a lot. www.olgacomedy.com


Showtime:
June 22 @ 8pm 

Tickets:
Pay-What-You-Can
(Suggested Amount: $5 – $25)

Please click below to purchase tickets.

Get Tickets

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Theatre Project

45 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201

23junAll Day48 Hour Film Project – Baltimore Screening!

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Kick Off: Fri JUN 14 | 6-7PM

Drop Off: SUN JUN 16 | 6-8PM

Screening: SUN JUN 23 | 3PM, 5:30PM, & 8PM

The Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project is the wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday, June 14, they draw their genre from “the cruel hat of fate.” They then get a character, prop, and line to include in their film. On Sunday June 16, exhausted and invigorated filmmakers make the wild dash to get their films in before the 48 hour deadline. Then it’s time to celebrate the world premieres of all completed films at Baltimore’s own Creative Alliance on June 23rd!

SUN JUN 23 | 3PM, 5:30PM, & 8PM | $10, $7 MEMBERS (+$3 at the door)

Time

All Day (Sunday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

23jun12:00 pm- 2:00 pmVogue!

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Learn the art of voguing with Marquis “Revlon” Clanton.

The Baltimore-based dancer, performer, and model has performed and taught throughout the US, South Korea, Russia, and Europe. His work has been featured in the Baltimore City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, The New Inquiry, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and W Magazine.

All levels and all ages are welcome. Space is limited.

To reserve your spot, please call 443-573-1817 or email [email protected]

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

23jun2:00 pm- 4:00 pm2019 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITIONArtist Reception

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2019 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION to be held at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD 20874 301-528-2260
Date: 08 Jun 2019 – 13 Jul 2019

The prospectus  is available at:

Major awards are: Gold Medal (first place) $1200, Silver Medal (second place) $900, Bronze Medal (third place) $600

Juror of selection and awards:
David Lobenberg

Artist reception (all are welcome)
23 June 2-4 PM

Blackrock is open daily except Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. Phone : 301.528.2260 (admin office)

Time

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

Location

BlackRock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD

24jun5:30 pm- 9:00 pmHAMILTUNES at Everyman!

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NOW ON SALE! Don’t throw away your shot to be the star at the Everyman HAMILTUNES Sing Along!

About this Event

*TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW*

Join our raucous band of revolutionary manumission abolitionists at the first-ever HAMILTUNES in Baltimore!

Event Schedule:

  • Performer Check In @ 5:30pm
  • Pre-Show Happy Hour/Sign in @ 6:00pm
  • HAMILTUNES begins @ 6:30pm
  • Intermission after Act One
  • Act Two @ 8:30pm

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Learn more at www.gilderlehrman.org.

Every ticket holder will receive access to a Google Form a few days before the event to fill out their preferences for roles and songs. There is no guarantee you will get your choice. Roles will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Visit the Facebook Event Page for updates.

HAMILTUNES: This community event at Everyman Theatre gives you the opportunity to share your obsession with other HamilFans while you take YOUR SHOT at the mic performing the greatest soundtrack of all time. While you are at the mic, the rest of the HamilFans in attendance will be your backup singers and be singing along from the audience.

Wondering what it’s all about? Check out video highlights on Hamiltunes LA’s YouTube channel.

Refund policy: Refunds may be granted on case-by-case basis until 48 hours before the event. Ticket transfers are free and can be processed using Eventbrite’s ticket transfer tools.

*Through special licensing with LMM and Hamilton producers, we are thrilled to have permission to produce this Sing-A-Long version but caution parents of explicit language and remind that filming or recording the show of any kind be prohibited.

Everyman Theatre is an officially-licensed Hamiltunes organization.

Time

(Monday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201

26jun5:00 pm- 7:00 pmChinese Art Deco Posters: 1914-1935 & Dennis Lee Mitchell: Smoke DrawingsOpening Reception

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The early 20th century saw an influx of international companies eager to break into the expansive Chinese market, selling textiles, tobacco, chemicals, insurance, and pharmaceuticals. The advertising poster, widely used in Western markets, became ubiquitous in China with the arrival of the West’s most famous corporate names, such as British- American Tobacco, Standard Oil of New York (Mobil), Colgate Palmolive, and Eveready Batteries. From the early 1900s until the mid- 1930s, commercial artists in Shanghai were hired to create vibrant lithograph posters to advertise this wide variety of newly available products for daily use, including batteries, cloth, cigarettes and soaps.

Stylistically, advertising posters drew on realistic representational techniques concurrently popular in Western art. The visual language of the posters was aspirational, most frequently depicting smiling women dressed in fashionable outfits and surrounded by natural beauty. Modern printmaking techniques, particularly innovations in lithography, allowed for wide distribution. Advertising poster imagery becameengrained in the visual culture of China’s major cities, and popular to the point that people would hang the posters on the walls of their homes.


Dennis Lee Mitchell captures elusive and ephemeral smoke on paper in his unconventional drawings. He applies acetylene torches directly to the surface of archival paper, creating rich brown-blacks and faint gradations left by moving smoke. The finished works require multiple preparatory drawings, as Mitchell attempts to chart the course of airborne solid and liquid particles. The resulting imagery evokes natural forms such as landscapes and plants, yet remains captivatingly abstract.

Mitchell holds an MFA in Ceramics from Arizona State University, and both an MA and a BA in Ceramics from Fort Hays Kansas State University. Mitchell is an emeritus Professor of Art at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. His work is held in public and private collections internationally, including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam,
The Netherlands; the Illinois State Art Museum, Chicago; the Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.

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

26jun7:00 pm- 9:00 pmD. Watkins in conversation with Lisa Snowden-McCray

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Five years ago, in June of 2014, 10 months before the Uprising, D. Watkins was still on the come up, a freelance essay writer grinding towards success. His viral essay “Too Poor for Pop Culture” had dropped earlier in 2014, putting him on the map for a local and national audience for the first time. Red Emma’s had the honor to partner with D. on his first print publication, a zine version of this essay and a few others. At the time, we wrote that “D. Watkins’ essays for Salon and elsewhere, chronicling the struggles and hustles of Black Baltimore and his own trajectory from street dealer to creative writer, are no doubt the first shots fired by a major literary talent in the making.”

Turns out this was a fair assessment. With his third book in five years out, writing in the New York Times, and a high-profile gig as a regular Salon columnist and videomaker, D. is a voice to be reckoned with, and one who has studiously made a point of using his success to lift up new rising voices from Baltimore’s streets.

To mark the fifth anniversary of his first print publication, D.’s coming to Red Emma’s for a conversation with the essential Lisa Snowden-McCray of the Baltimore Beat for a conversation about what’s changed, what remains to change, and how his new book We Speak for Ourselves fits into this picture.

Time

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

Location

Red Emma's

30 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

27jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSummer '19Reception

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C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present its 42nd annual summer exhibition, featuring modern and contemporary painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.  Summer ’19 showcases a selection of artists that preview the gallery’s upcoming programming and give space for reflection on current events.
This survey exhibition spans decades in an attempt to highlight the gallery’s artists of international acclaim, such as Abstract Expressionist Grace Hartigan (1922-2008) and Korean light artist Chul Hyun Ahn, while also forging new relationships with contemporary voices. Recent graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Zachary Titford and Sarah Purnell, make their debut with powerful political and tension-charged works in sculpture and drawing respectively.  The sculptural works of Jae Ko and John Ruppert focus on material, process, and the force of gravity. And paintings by Beverly McIver and Hidenori Ishii focus on issues of identity, culture, and environment.
Summer ’19 merges some of Baltimore’s most famous landscape painters, Eugene Leake (1911-2005) and Raoul Middleman, with that of the outsider Greek artist Giorgos Rigas (1921-2014).  The exhibition also draws focus to photography, including works by Ben Marcin, Marja Pirila, and Bernd Radtke, each one taking their own perspective on documentation of the domestic space. This exhibition emphasizes an appreciation for the breadth of knowledge and talent from a wide range of artists.
C. Grimaldis Gallery is proud to participate in the 2018 Artscape Gallery Network, celebrating the work of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize applicants and artists working throughout the region.
Summer ’19 will be on view from June 27 through August 17. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 8pm.
 
IMAGE:
BEVERLY MCIVER, “Sisterhood II”, 2019, oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

Time

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

Location

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

27jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmVICE VERSA | Nick Primo + Hae Won SohnOpening Reception

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VICE VERSA
Nick Primo + Hae Won Sohn
June 27 – July 27, 2019
Opening Reception: June 27, Thursday 6-8pm
Baltimore, MD – MONO Practice Baltimore is delighted to present Vice Versa, a two person exhibition by Nick Primo + Hae Won Sohn. The work examines the perceptions and sense of familiarity surrounding artist modes. Vice Versa relates to how the artists look to given opposing spaces and the impact it has on our ability to formulate constructivism. The aim is to decipher between what’s natural and the systems that reinforce structural ideas.
The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can’t be understood without understanding the system. It isn’t what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance.
– Sol LeWitt
The exhibition will run through July 27. The gallery hours are Thursdays and Saturdays 1-4pm, and by appointment.
Utilizing the building processes and visual language of architecture, object, and furniture design, Nick Primo creates sculptures, prints, and drawings that investigate the intersectionality of these constructs with time, transition, intimate and public space. Playful and deliberately ambiguous, but not ambivalent, Primo’s artworks are reflective metaphors on living in a consumer-dominated nation saturated with information and objects, where narrative, truth, and memory are all suspect. Nick Primo (b. New Britain, CT 1982) earned an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture at MICA (2014), and a 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 the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His work has been featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.
Hae Won Sohn’s artistic practice evolves through the process of casting and mold-making; physically, conceptually and methodically. The body of work created primarily consists of a series of cast objects whose origins are substances that are produced in her studio, through her studio practice–either by intention or not. Residues, leftovers, remains, and remnants, which were once valuable parts in the context of one process no longer holds the same meaning, function, nor value once they are removed from its system. She celebrates these autonomous outcasts through the act of casting, an act of acknowledging history as she is preserving moments, and creating new ones. Through repetitional mold-making and casting, SOHN witnesses the distinction between empty volumes and filled volumes, voids and masses, negative spaces and positive ones beginning to neutralize. She invites viewers to join the game of chasing down such visual and structural correlations between the solid moments she has excavated from the system. Hae Won Sohn is a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks. SOHN earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Design at Kookmin University (Seoul, South Korea), and her Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI). SOHN was the recipient of the Tony Hepburn Scholarship and the Chrissy Award of the year of 2017 at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Zahoorul Akhlaq Gallery (Lahore, Pakistan), Gray Contemporary (Houston, TX), MONO Practice (Baltimore, MD), Sculpture Space NYC (Long Island City, NY), Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), and Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art (Seoul, South Korea).

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MONO PRACTICE  (2018)  is a contemporary art gallery focusing its programing around abstract  and reductive art. Mono Practice is one of newest galleries in Baltimore city,  located in Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Through presenting curatorial focused programing and research, our mission is to bridge various communities and align new sensitivities around new markets and knowledge exchanges.
For additional information please contact Ruri Yi, Director, [email protected]

Time

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

Location

Mono Practice

212 McAllister Street, Baltimore 21202

28jun - 30All DayPaint It! Ellicott City 2019

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Artists from around the region will gather in Ellicott City the weekend of June 28-30 as Art in Ellicott City presents Paint It! Ellicott City 2019, an annual plein air painting event. The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) and Howard County Tourism have partnered to host this paint-out weekend culminating in an exhibit of 30 juried artists at the Howard County Center for the Arts. 

The guest juror for Paint It! Ellicott City 2019 is award-winning plein air artist Nancy Tankersley, who selected the following artists for the juried exhibit: Bruno Baran, Christopher Best, Sid Branham, Blandine Broomfield, Thomas Bucci, Ann Crostic, Ronaldo Dorado, Raymond Ewing, Katherine Farrell, Erin Gill, Jill Glassman, Marita Hines, Debra Howard, Greg Johannesen, Zachary Kator, Jane Knighton, Kathleen Kotarba, Michael Kotarba, Carol Leo, Duane Lutsko, Michael McSorley, Amanda Milliner, Alina Poroshina, Christine Rapa, Ann Schaefer, Sandhya Sharma, Sharon Trumbull, Pamela Wilde, Tara Will, and Larry Witham.

The event begins with an Artist Orientation and Welcome Reception at the Howard County Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 27 from 4:30-6:30pm. Then, all day on June 28-30, artists will set up their easels throughout Ellicott City’s historic district to capture the essence of the picturesque mill town and all its charms. Members of the public are encouraged to come watch the artists at work while strolling Main Street’s sidewalks and shops. Artists and art students from the community will also join in the fun, painting alongside the juried artists as Open Paint-Out participants.

Artists and visitors are invited to attend a free reception at the Howard County Center for the Arts on Monday, July 1 from 6-8pm. The evening will feature the presentation of juror awards and a one-night exhibit of work created by Open Paint-Out artists. Awards will include the coveted Gino Awards, two $1,000 cash prizes sponsored by the Manelli family in honor of Ellicott City artist Gino Manelli (1915–2010), and a new $1,000 award from Art in Ellicott City. Additional Paint It! awards are made possible through the generous support of these sponsors: AARP, Patapsco Heritage Greenway, and Blossoms of Hope.

Registration is required for those wishing to be included in the one-night Open Paint-Out exhibit. Registration is available at the Arts Council and in the Exhibit Opportunities section of the HCAC website at hocoarts.org before or during the event.

This year’s presenting sponsor, Art in Ellicott City, is a private foundation created in 2017 to further the creation and installation of public art in Ellicott City.

 
Paint It! Ellicott City 2019 will be on display alongside Persona, an exhibit featuring artwork by Oluwatobi Adewumi, Wynston Edun, Charlotte Mann, and Leah Taylor. These four artists create expressive, figurative works which broaden the conversation on how portraiture can evoke persona.

Both exhibits run from July 1 to August 9, 2019.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, and Sunday 12 – 4pm.  The galleries and the Center for the Arts are closed July 4. To learn more about these and other HCAC programs, visit hocoarts.org or call 410-313-ARTS (2787).

Time

june 28 (Friday) - 30 (Sunday)

Location

Howard County Center for the Arts

28jun - 21julAll DayRomeo and JulietBaltimore Shakespeare Factory

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Perhaps William Shakespeare’s best-known play, Romeo and Juliet is THE classic of youth on the cusp of adulthood, and star-crossed love torn apart by passion and vengeance. Like life, it’s a play that’s half comedy and half tragedy; Romeo and Juliet will make you laugh out loud before it breaks your heart.

June 28-July 21, 2019
The Great Hall Theater at St. Mary’s Community Center
3900 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211

Adult Admission: $24

Discount Admission (students, seniors, educators, veterans, and artists): $19

Children Under 12: FREE!

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 4:00pm

Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before showtime.

Free lecture given at 7pm each Saturday.

All performances end with a cast talk-back.

Opening Night is Pay-What-You-Will!

Time

June 28 (Friday) - July 21 (Sunday)

Location

The Great Hall Theater at St. Mary's Community Center

3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore 21211

28jun5:00 pm- 7:00 pmGrad Show IV, Studio Art, M.F.A.Reception

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On View: June 21st – July 7th

Reception: Friday, June 28th 5-7PM

Locations:

Sheila & Richard Riggs & Leidy Gallery

Fred Lazarus IV Center

131 W. North Avenue 21201

Dolphin Gallery

Dolphin Design Center 1204 W. Mt Royal Ave 21217

Pinkard Gallery

Bunting Center

1401 W. Mt Royal Ave 21217

Middendorf Gallery

Station Building

1400 Cathedral St 21201

Gateway Gallery

Gateway Building

1601 W. Mt Royal Ave 21217

BBOX**

Gateway Building

1601 W. Mt Royal Ave 21217

** BBOX On View Dates will be slightly altered, July 3 – July 12 | Reception July 8 7-7:30 PM

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

28jun5:30 pm- 9:00 pmBehind the Lens: Dark City Beneath The Beat

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REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM PRESENTS
Behind The Lens: DARK CITY BENEATH THE BEAT

“An audio visual Baltimore club music and dance experience” –  TT The Artist, Director

Join us for an exclusive first look preview of Dark City Beneath The Beat, a musical documentary highlighting the rising Baltimore club music and dance culture.

Rhythmic and raw, Dark City Beneath the Beat directed by TT The Artist, is an audio visual experience re-imagining the narrative of Baltimore, a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close knit community for the arts through it’s homegrown sound Baltimore club music.

Inspired by an original Baltimore club music soundtrack, Dark City Beneath The Beatshowcases local musicians, DJs, poets, dancers and producers who are pioneering Baltimore club music as a positive subculture in a city overshadowed by trauma, drugs and violence.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

Event Schedule Info:
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum: Behind The Lens
830 E Pratt St. Baltimore, MD | June 28, 2019

5:30pm: Opening Mixer Hosted by Bmore Than Dance music by DJ Ayymello
6:40pm: Film Presentation
7:50pm: Behind The Lens: Meet The Cast Panel
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Closing Reception

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Time

(Friday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

28jun8:00 pmBrent Birckhead: Album Release Show

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Closing out a month of jazz, Baltimore-born, award-winning saxophonist, Birckhead steps away from the Lauryn Hill touring band to present his own group.

“ONE OF THE MOST RIVETING  YOUNG IMPROVISORS IN NEW YORK” -NY TIMES

Saxophonist Brent Birckhead is an award-winning artist, whose aesthetic is an intersectional amalgam of traditional and popular styles. Unbound by genre, Birckhead’s approach to woodwind artistry is driven by his compulsion for creative risk and deep respect for legacy. His place in the continuum of a storied lineage begins with his surname, Birckhead, and extends to his extensive musical education and work ethic as a visionary approach to life as a rising leader.

Educated at Howard University (BME, MM), Birckhead was named best blues/pop/rock soloist and outstanding instrumental jazz soloist by Downbeat Magazine as part of the annual Student Music Awards. In 2011 Brent was named “Best Alto Saxophonist” by the Washington City Paper.

The Baltimore native’s talent earned him the honor of performing and touring with legendary artists including Lauryn Hill, Nas , Dave Chappelle, Wale, Eric Benet, Larry Graham, George Duke and many more. Birckhead has also performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues such as Blue Note NYC,  Hollywood Bowl, Smalls Jazz, Blues Alley, 9:30 Club,  Merriweather Post Pavilion, Billboard Tokyo and Osaka.

In 2014, Birckhead joined the faculty at Morgan State University.  His debut album, ‘BIRCKHEAD’ is availible now.

FRI JUN 28 | 8PM | $20, $17 MEMBERS (+$3 at the door)

Time

(Friday) 8:00 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

29jun2:00 pm- 4:00 pmEverything and Anything: Creating Shared Space

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This June, Make Studio is excited to kick-off the summer with a special collaborative exhibition and workshop as part of 2019’s Artscape Gallery Network (http://www.artscape.org/visual-arts/visual-arts-detail/70).

Make Studio is pleased to present the exhibition Everything Else (A Market-Space), a collaborative, immersive exhibition featuring a site-specific installation, paintings, and sculptural works by Sondheim Prize applicants Amanda Burnham and Nicole Dyer and their curation of new and recent, complementary works by Make Studio’s program artists. The exhibition opens on June 29, 2019, and will be celebrated with a reception with the artist on July 26, 2019.

Artists Burnham and Dyer both explore the “everythingness” of human activity in their work, particularly the ever-accumulating objects and detritus that can fill our shared spaces. Everything Else (A Market-Space) will be a playful contemplation of commodities, community, space, and place — where everything is for sale, or is it? All together, the collaboration with Burnham, Dyer and Make Studio program artists will evoke a retail and civic gathering place that is in many ways familiar but also unexpected, and at all times an embodiment of the messily creative and consumptive nature of humanity.

On Saturday, June 29th from 2-4PM the public is invited to participate in Burnham’s inclusive workshop, based on the exhibition — Everything and Anything: Creating Shared Space — alongside Make Studio artists. Attendees will be adding to the perimeter of the Market-Space installation and have the opportunity to draw inspiration from live animals from the Drawing Zoo (www.thedrawingzoo.com). The workshop is free with all materials and instruction provided. (Voluntary donations towards materials costs are welcome.)

RSVPs to [email protected] are appreciated!

About Amanda Burnham
Amanda Burnham (b. Toledo, OH, 1979) is interested in cities, systems, and the dark humor to be found in modern life; she makes drawings, artist books, and large site specific installations. The latter works are usually composed of hundreds of quick, gestural, acrylic paint sketches made with a fat brush that are then cut and collaged onto both built armatures and the existing surfaces of a space; these are sometimes further animated with embedded lighting. The effect is somewhere between a comic book and a stage set.
https://amandaburnham.com/home.html

Time

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

Location

Make Studio

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

29jun4:00 pm- 7:00 pmWhat Resonates

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Opening Reception    June 29th 2019    4pm-7pm
Closing Reception      August 3rd 2019    4pm-7pm

Show runs from –
June 29th 2019 – August 3rd 2019
​Artist – Tracy Lambros
Throughout my career as an artist I have been fascinated by what resonates from a place: what I feel while there, what I remember when I leave and what stays with me as time passes, and how to translate that through my art.  Sometimes, it is the overwhelming sensations of how a place looks visually- the colors, textures, patterns, the time of day, the quality of light. However, often it is not how a place looks specifically but- that undefinable quality that makes a place stay with you or resonate. What makes a place penetrate your soul, inhabit your mind, shape your spirit, change you?

Most of the works in this exhibition were created over the past three years and were inspired by my natural surroundings on Hooper’s Island, the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and the Chesapeake Bay Region. Included are also several earlier works which have either rarely or never been exhibited.  

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Gallery Blue Door

833 Park Avenue, Baltimore 21201

29jun4:00 pm- 7:00 pmWhat ResonatesOpening Reception

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Gallery Blue Door presents “What Resonates”
A solo exhibition from Tracy Lambros.

Opening Reception – June 29th 2019 – 4pm-7pm
Closing Reception – August 3rd 2019 – 4pm-7pm

Show runs from –
June 29th 2019 – August 3rd 2019​

Open By Appointment​

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Gallery Blue Door

833 Park Avenue, Baltimore 21201

29jun6:00 pm- 9:00 pmHannah Pierce: A Fault In My StructureOpening Reception

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Hannah Pierce

Long-Term Resident Artist at Baltimore Clayworks

Title: A Fault In My Structure
Venue: The Solo Space at Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209

Exhibition Dates: June 29- August 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29, 6-9 pm
Website: hannahmpierce.com
Instagram: @hannah.ceramics

Description:

A Fault In My Structure: A solo show by Hannah Pierce will showcase an array of narrative, highly detailed small scale sculptures displayed both on and off the wall alongside equally illustrative, mixed media installations. Using quirky characters, architectural components, and childish inspirations, Pierce creates disorienting spaces filled pop surrealist imagery, exaggerative perspectives, and dramatic shifts from 2-d to 3-d.

Artist Statement

My work consists of surreal, narrative-driven sculptures that primarily portray bizarre characters and various elements from urban environments. Within my playful, architectural configurations, I utilize deceptive, illustrative qualities and exaggerative forms to distort the viewer’s perspective and enhance the theatrical nature of these narrative works.

These uncanny structures are usually accompanied by weathered surfaces, references to smog, unknown fluids, and other depictions of urban detritus. I tend to use visual metaphors that recognize our dependency upon man-made environments and our desperate attempts to conform to living such in intensely industrialized areas. Within all my sculptures, the figures are visually separate from their surroundings in their illustrative, 2-dimensional format. This separation personifies an underlying tension and a sense of estrangement that everyone in our contemporary society can relate to.

Being heavily influenced by Pop Surrealism, I sarcastically pair dismal scenes with pleasurable pops of color, playful perspectives, figure distortion, and many childlike references. In my most recent works, there is an obvious focus on addictions and habits, with an emphasis on oral fixations. Although these are adult issues, I draw attention to childlike qualities when pertaining to concepts of excess, lack of self-control, and escapism. Within these works, I can bring a sense of humor and absurdity to some of the darker, more challenging aspects of being human in unstable, perpetually changing environments

Bio

Hannah Pierce is a ceramic sculptor and mixed media artist. She received her MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of PA and her BA in Studio Art at Humboldt State University of CA. Before graduate school, Hannah worked as an educator for people with developmental disabilities at The Studio and Cheri Blackerby Gallery, located in Eureka, California. She has exhibited her work nationally in fairs such as Aqua Arts Miami and Superfine! Arts Fair D.C. and exhibitions such as The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio’s Graduate Student Biennial, both 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”. She was also awarded a Full Kiln God Scholarship as a Resident at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. Pierce is currently the Abilities Fellowship Artist at Baltimore Clayworks, where she is teaching overlooked communities and expanding the community arts programming, while rigorously continuing her studio practice and exhibiting new work. Her work was recently published in June/July/August 2019 issue of Ceramics Monthly.

Image List:

Photo credit: Artist

7th Floor, Bad Luck Baltimore, 2019 Earthenware and wood
28 x 16 x 15 in.

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD 21209

29jun6:00 pm- 9:00 pmHave Won Sohn: In One PieceOpening Reception

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Exhibition Information
Title: In One Piece
Venue: Project Space at Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, 5707 Smith Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29, 6-9pm
Exhibition Period: June 29 – August 24, 2019
Artist Website: www.haewonsohn.com
Exhibition Description
“In One Piece” is a residency culminating solo exhibition of Hae Won Sohn, a long-term resident artist of Baltimore Clayworks. Taking place at the Project Space of Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, featured work are decontextualized fragments originating from the material-ecosystem formed within the artist’s studio. Such fragments are an end product of the artist’s process of embracing the uncontrollables. These hand made objects reflect simulatneous materiality of natural and artificial living environements. They reside and evolve in response to each other as a comfortable way to live outside studio. Presented in unscripted manners of digital and physical documentation; viewers are invited to the study each piece both as something completing a missing whole, and that is complete in itself.
Artist Bio
Hae Won SOHN (b. 1992, South Korea) is a visual artist currently based in Baltimore, MD where she is a long-term resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks. Coming from Seoul, South Korea; Sohn earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Design at Kookmin University (Seoul, South Korea). She moved to the United State in 2016, earning her Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI). Sohn was the recipient of the Tony Hepburn Scholarship and the Chrissy Award of the year of 2017 at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Zahoorul Akhlaq Gallery (Lahore, Pakistan), Gray Contemporary (Houston, TX), MONO Practice (Baltimore, MD), Sculpture Space NYC (Long Island City, NY), Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), and Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art (Seoul, South Korea).
Artist Statement
My artistic practice evolves through the process of casting and mold-making; physically, conceptually and methodically. I primarily create (series of) cast objects. The origin of these cast objects are substances that are produced in my studio, through my studio practice–either by intention or not. Residues, leftovers, remains, and remnants, which were once valuable parts in the context of one process no longer holds the same meaning, function, nor value once they are removed from its system. I celebrate these autonomous outcasts through the act of casting; which for me is an act of acknowledging history as I am preserving moments, and creating new ones. Later on through repetitional mold-making and casting, I am to witness the distinction between empty volumes and filled volumes, voids and masses, negative spaces and positive ones beginning to neutralize. I invite viewers to join the game of chasing down such visual and structural correlations between the solid moments I have excavated from system.
Image Information
Untitled (2019)
gypsum cement, oxides
8″w x 8″h x 5″d
Photo by Yassine El Mansouri

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD 21209

29jun6:00 pm- 9:00 pmJason Piccoli: ResonanceOpening Reception

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Baltimore Clayworks Artist in Resident Solo Exhibition

Resident: Jason Piccoli

Show Title: Resonance

 

Show Description:

Resonance is comprised of a collection of recent works by Jason Piccoli, consisting of lidded jars, bottles, pouring vessels, and vases. The work is Cone 6 Oxidation fired using a porcelain-based clay body.

Many of the wheel thrown and assembled forms utilize underglaze painting, water etching, and are glazed with a variety of transparent celadons. The work is inspired in part by a unique fusion of cross culture architectural and formal design disciplines.

Resonance as a simple title is meant to reflect a blend of decisions that look and feel harmonious both in the individual works and as a collected body of work. Careful attention to craftsmanship, proportion, and surface treatment will work to induce a sense of cohesion, or resonance, through a thoughtful assemblage of personal styles.

 

 

Brief Bio

 

Jason Piccoli is a native of Colorado and grew up moving between Littleton, Denver and Arvada. He spent his youth devouring sources of science fiction, fantasy, eastern thought, and obsessing about ancient cultures. He practiced painting, drawing, and lived with guitars. He studied Fine Art at Arapahoe Community College earning his Associate’s in Art, where he found his passion for clay and a fondness for the community that surrounded it. He earned his BFA in Ceramics at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and later his MFA in Ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In graduate school he wanted to explore the idea of bridging the functional, the sculptural, and the painted image. Water etching, underglaze painting, hand-built attachments and stacking wheel thrown porcelain forms are currently explored in his work.

 

Artist Statement

 

Every artist has their own system of working, their own rules that they follow. Some are conscious, others are unconscious. These systems and rules embody experience, skill level, interests, tastes, inspirations, aptitude, method and that thing you were once told “never to do.” This is what I think of as the artist’s archetype, and it is as unique as a fingerprint. The artist’s archetype as a model from which to create is never motionless. It is always in flux, moving from one pole to the other, following its own logic together with the artist’s instinct and intention.

 

Archetype, being the model from which other models are derived, is for me an appropriate way to describe the journey of a body of artistic work. The primary model which first served as inspiration, has an evolution of its own and grows to become more detailed, distilled into something more elegant through each iteration. Structures for understanding and exploring the origin of modes of thought are extremely interesting to me as they relate to inspiration for making work. The psychology and philosophy of creation are like these engines running in the background that help drive the conception and construction of objects.

 

Subtle shifts and changes in seemingly minute ways can dramatically alter a final work, taking it either forward or backward. Though often at a struggle, I try to be aware of this underlying operating system that is driving the objects I make, trying to uncover subroutines of influence and suggestion that may be running in the background despite my conscious knowledge. Learning about these background processes, and what triggers their execution is an opportunity to either abandon them or embrace their suggestions. In the end it is about trying to make work as consciously and honestly as possible. Taking risks and pushing the materials and ideas to their boundaries propels work forward and is essential to the evolution of a developing system. Every piece is the evolution of an idea brought into material form until the result has reached some sort of peak expression. Though often taking a Taoist approach to things, the peak is only an opportunity to plunge into a different valley and climb a different hill.

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

29jun7:00 pm- 9:00 pmJazz in the Sculpture Garden: Vijay Iyer

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Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Vijay Iyer is “one of the best in the world…” (Pitchfork). The MacArthur award-winner and Harvard University professor sees jazz as “creating beautify and changing the world” (NPR).

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Members pre-sale starts May 29 ($35). Non-member tickets available June 5 ($50).


Sunny Day Tickets
When the skies are clear and the heat mild, the Museum will release an additional 150 tickets after 1 p.m. on the day of the concert. For updates on the day of the event, call 443-573-1701 or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held in the Meyerhoff Auditorium. Outdoor Jazz + Dinner reservations must be changed to indoor seating or rescheduled by calling Gertrude’s Restaurant at 410-889-3399. No refunds or exchanges.

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

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

29jun7:00 pm- 10:00 pmNew Works Screening: June

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New Works is a screening series dedicated entirely to Film and Video artists based in Baltimore, MD. Our mission is to foster community among local image makers and promote, support, and grow the local scene. The series was founded by Jimmy Joe Roche in 2016 and is hosted by Normal’s Book Store in the Red Room. Saturday June 29th will showcase various, never seen before work by thirteen local video artists. Screenings will be held at 7 and 9PM, and a cash donation of $5-10 is required at the door. We hope to see you there!

TWO SHOWS:

7 PM (Doors at 6:30)

9 PM (Doors at 8:30)

All tickets at the door

Featuring the work of:
Lucas Haroldsen
Aidan Spann
Stephanie Barber
Danielle Hernandez
Cieara Adams
Will Bryson
Lydia Milano
Jacob Lindsay
Isabella Pittman
Danielle Criqui
Emma Ayala
Ruby Waldo
Nick Hope

RED ROOM
@ Normals Books and Records
$5-10

For more information about New Works, please check out our site: https://newworksbmore.tumblr.com

Time

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

Location

Normal's Books and Records

425 E 31st St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

29jun8:00 pm- 1:26 pmET Drone Home: An Interstellar Mixtape

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June 29 at 8:00, doors at 7:30
Adults- $12 ($10)
ET Drone Home: An Interstellar Mixtape
The Voyager Golden Records are the farthest flung objects humans have ever created. But will they ever be played? This immersive multi-media show imagines how our intergalactic neighbors would respond in sound: with their own mixtape, of course. The traditional and popular music of our extraterrestrial cousins sounds ancient, futurist, and familiar all at once. Featuring outsider traditional musicians Marty Frye, Jonathan Een Newton, Corinne Ducey, and Molly Hickman, as well as renegade puppeteer Seth Langer, we encourage you to catch the show on this orbit because it might not pass back through our solar system for another million years.

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 1:26 pm

Location

Black Cherry Puppet Theater

1115 Hollins Street, Baltimore 21223

30jun4:30 pm- 6:00 pmFRESH TALK: Accessory to Action—Adorning Wakanda

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Join us for FRESH TALK on the aesthetics of gender equity.

As Marvel Comics’ first licensed jewelry designer, Douriean Fletcher created the power-packed accessories for the blockbuster film Black Panther (2018). The Afro-futurist-inspired design propelled audiences into a world where power and gender roles were based on expertise and ability.

With the jewelry in a starring role, Fletcher created looks that reflected gender equity in Wakandan society. Join us for a conversation that explores how we communicate gender, power, and expertise through adornment.

SPEAKERS:
• Douriean Fletcher, artist and jeweler
• In conversation with: Dr. Ayana Omilade Flewellen, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Berkeley and Co-Director of the Estate Little Princess Archaeology Project and Maia Nuku, the Evelyn A.J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist.

RESERVATIONS:
Required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour. Program will be live-streamed at nmwa.org/freshtalk4change.

ACCESSIBILITY:
This event will have an American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation option. If interested, please email [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the event.

[Jewelry photos: BJ Photographer]

Time

(Sunday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005