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10feb - 25julAll DayRyan Syrell // Elsa Fitzgerald: The Art of LaceOpening Receptions

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Image Credit: Ryan Syrell – Desk at Night

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower presents two new exhibits: Adventures Close to Home by Ryan Syrell in the First Floor and Mezzanine Galleries, and Elsa Fitzgerald: The Art of Lace by Stacy Stube in the Studio Resident Gallery on the second floor. Both exhibits are on view Saturdays from February 3 through July 25, 2018 from 11am to 4pm. A free opening reception takes place Saturday, February 10 from 4:30 to 6:30pm where guests have the opportunity to view the exhibition, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street.

The works in Ryan Syrell’s Adventures Close to Home depict intimate domestic spaces and objects – paintings which grow out of running dialogues and exchanges, relationships, personal histories, and trajectories. They navigate bedrooms, kitchens, tables, desks, and dressers – seeking out, and celebrating a cluttered and cacophonous intimacy. They present keys, cups, plants, computers, paintings, pens, shadows, movements, and absences with equal significance. Syrell paints in a manner that articulates a sense of movement, interconnectivity, and slippage with regard to language and perception. These paintings inhabit the peripheral moment before sensation and language are reconciled in one another. Simultaneously joyful and anxious, manic and celebratory, these spaces can feel overwhelming or claustrophobic, but also by turns calm, ludic, and absurd. The artist employs a form of painting concerned with imbuing vitality into the mundane — seeking out, amplifying, and articulating beautiful moments without ignoring the pervasive anxiety of the time.

It was on Bali, “Island of the Gods,” that designer Stacy Stube was inspired to create the luxury fashion house of Elsa Fitzgerald. Inspired by the island’s traditional Kebaya dress, the exhibition The Art of Lace features nostalgic, detail-oriented fashion dresses created by Stube, a current Bromo Tower resident artist. Many of her pieces feature hand-sewn floral lace motifs that combine 1920’s elegance with Balinese craftsmanship.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits.  Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($8).

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

For more information on exhibits at Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager at 443-263-4352.  For more information on the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, call 443-874-3596 or visit www.bromoseltzertower.com.

Time

February 10 (Saturday) - July 25 (Wednesday)

Location

Bromo Arts Tower

21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

25mar - 29julAll DaySacred Spring: Vienna Secession Posters from the Collection of LeRoy E. Hoffberger and Paula Gately Tillman Hoffberger

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Sacred Spring highlights the Viennese Secession, an influential group of artists who sought to break free from the academic art of the past. Founded in 1898, the group shared their ideas through public exhibitions and images and texts for journals, including Ver Sacrum or Sacred Spring. Two calendar pages made by Gustav Klimt and Kolomon Moser for the 1901 issue of Ver Sacrum are featured as well as three posters by Klimt, Moser, and Egon Schiele that advertise the Viennese Secession’s exhibitions in 1898, 1899, and 1918 respectively.

One of the images most frequently associated with the Art Nouveau style—Peter Behren’s influential 1898 color woodcut The Kiss—is among the beguiling works on view, as is Jan Toorop’s striking 1894 color lithograph poster advertising Delft Salad Oil. Toorop’s design was so influential that the Art Nouveau movement in the Netherlands is often referred to as the Slaolie (Salad Oil) style.

The Hoffberger bequest is a major and important addition to the Museum’s collection of late 19th-century and modern works on paper. Austrian, Dutch, and German posters expand upon and add a new dimension to the Museum’s holdings of French and American posters, including deep pockets of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Chéret.

This exhibition is curated by Rena Hoisington, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

Time

March 25 (Sunday) - July 29 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

4apr - 19augAll DayMary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts

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In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies, the BMA presents an exhibition of works by MacArthur Award-winner Mary Reid Kelley and her collaborator and husband Patrick Kelley. The exhibition includes two films featuring their signature black-and-white sets and costumes. This is Offal (2016) is inspired by Thomas Hood’s 1844 poem, The Bridge of Sighs, in which the narrator, a forensic pathologist, laments the suicide of a young woman whose body is pulled from the Thames. The Kelleys’ new film, In the Body of the Sturgeon, brings a feminist perspective to an exploration of life on a submarine stationed in the Pacific at the end of World War II, with the USS Torsk docked in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor inspiring the mise-en-scène. The exhibition also includes six light boxes featuring characters from both films and elements from the Kelleys’ sculptural sets.

This exhibition is curated by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman in collaboration with the JHU Center for Advanced Media Studies.

Time

April 4 (Wednesday) - August 19 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

4apr - 30junAll DayATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS: 30th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

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ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS: 30th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION featuring Robert Andriulli, Anne Marie Fleming, Ellen Hill, Sheep Jones, Kathryn O’Grady, Katja Oxman, Hollis Sigler and Frank Trefny

Time

April 4 (Wednesday) - June 30 (Saturday)

Location

Steven Scott Gallery

808 South Anne Street, Baltimore Maryland 21231

22apr - 29julAll DayOdyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture

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This spring, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) will present the first exhibition dedicated tosculptures by renowned contemporary artist Jack Whitten. Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2016, on view April 22 through July 29, 2018, reveals an extensive and entirely unknown body of the artist’s work. Co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met),Odyssey features 40 of Whitten’s sculptures made in Greece over the course of his five-decade career. Created from a diverse spectrum of materials—including wood, marble, copper, bone, fishing wire, and personal mementos—the works are contextualized with African, Minoan, and Cycladic sculptures and objects that inspired Whitten through the years. The exhibition also unites Whitten’s Black Monoliths series for the first time to reveal how sculpture influenced his paintings. This ticketed exhibition is curated by Katy Siegel, BMA Senior Programming and Research Curator and Thaw Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University, and Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky, and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art at The Met.

 

“What’s especially notable about Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture is that we are not only diversifying the approach we take to examine an artist, but are looking at a completely unexplored yet very rich facet of the artist’s oeuvre,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford. “We’re especially pleased to collaborate with The Met, such an influential source for Whitten in his early years, and to explore the full spectrum of Whitten’s practice and illustrate how his sculptures have informed his widely admired paintings.”

 

Whitten is one of the most important artists of his generation and a major influencer of younger African American artists. His paintings range from figurative work addressing Civil Rights in the 1960s to ground-breaking experimentation with abstraction in the 70s and 80s to recent work that memorializes historical figures of Black culture such as Ralph Ellison and W.E.B. Du Bois. Whitten began carving wood in the 1960s in order to understand African sculpture, both aesthetically and in terms of his own identity as an African American. The work grew in unexpected ways when in 1969 he began spending summers on the Greek island of Crete. There, Whitten was inspired by the ancient Cycladic and Minoan work of the region, recognizing their functional role in society as repositories of power, memory, sensuality, and spirituality, much like the African works he had seen in New York institutions. The resourcefulness of the people of Crete and their connection to nature and to material life recalled his own upbringing in Alabama. In Crete, his materials expanded to incorporate local wood and marble, as well as bones left over from his fishing excursions. These organic materials—shaped by techniques such as carving, burning, and aggregation—imbued his works with a profound connection to ritual, nature, and the most fundamental experiences of human life. Whitten sees his own work as the just the latest episode in a long history of exchange between Africa, the African diaspora, and the Mediterranean. As the artist wrote in his studio log in 1975, “I am aware of the fact that this is the tradition in Art which I must connect with—a work of art with a function motivated by the tradition of African sculpture—MY WAY—not Picasso’s European interpretation.”

 

Time

April 22 (Sunday) - July 29 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

1may - 30junAll DayShelley Steinle

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During May and June, Off Track Art is delighted to present the paintings of Shelley Steinle.  From her studio in the woods, Shelley portrays “creatures of wondrous design” from original photographs in her own backyard or other environments.  Her goal is to share her observations and the joy she experiences in viewing and painting–even the tiniest of creatures.

Shelley is a third-generation artist and since age 3, a resident of Carroll County.  She has a fine arts degree from Lycoming College and her work has been exhibited in various Maryland venues.  She also studied with Richard Eichman and Ed Ramsburg. Her work ranges from pen and ink commissions of historic buildings, wildlife portraits, and abstract paintings.

Time

May 1 (Tuesday) - June 30 (Saturday)

Location

Off Track Art

11 Liberty Street, Westminster MD 21157

2may - 12augAll DayMeleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance

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Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981, Botswana; lives and works in New York City) produces large-scale figurative paintings that rethink the tradition of historical European compositions. He appropriates the polyptych formats and shapes of altarpieces and paintings used for the decoration of churches and other grand interiors and deploys paintings to present historical narratives and allegories. However, Mokgosi’s subjects come from African history, representing people and historical moments that do not appear within the canon of Western art history. For this exhibition, the artist is creating new works— some in response to specific works of art at the BMA—as well as incorporating existing multi-panel canvases to create a cycle of paintings inspired by contemporary feminist perspectives on African experience. These visually and conceptually related works will be featured in three adjacent galleries within a larger suite of galleries typically used to house the BMA’s historical European paintings. He installs his works panoramically, as if developing a cinematic storyboard and tapping into more recent technologies of visual storytelling.

This exhibition is curated by BMA Senior Curator for Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.

Time

May 2 (Wednesday) - August 12 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

5may - 30junAll DayUndesign the Redline

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On Display: May 5 – June 30 2018

In collaboration with the Neighborhood Design Center and Designing the We, Undesign the Redline will be exhibited at the Motor House from May 5 to June 30, 2018. There will be a gallery talk on Friday, June 7, from 2-3 PM. The Motor House Gallery is open to the public.”

Undesign the Redline, a project of Designing the We, is a traveling, interactive exhibition that explores the history and current impacts of structural inequity from a design perspective. Participants are invited to interact with stories and envision future strategies for undoing these inequities.

During this Gallery Talk and Panel discussion, we’ll unpack some of the rich content in the Undesign the Redline exhibition including the history of redlining and structural racism in Baltimore City. We’ll also explore how we might “undesign the redline” from within and beyond the power structures that put them in place.

Featuring: Martin French and Eric Holcomb from Baltimore City Department of Planning, Kris Marsh from Unversity of Maryland, and co-founder of Designing the We and curator of Undesign the Redline, April De Simone.

Time

May 5 (Saturday) - June 30 (Saturday)

5may - 23junAll DayBLOOM | New Paintings by Emily Gaines Demsky

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Anthem by Emily Gaines Demsky, 2018, mixed media on paper, 38” x 50”

Spring has finally sprung!  Emily Gaines Demsky once again offers a stunning array of
lively flowers in a variety of sizes, as mixed media on paper and panel, and encaustic.

Gallery hours:
11- 7pm Tuesday through Friday
11-5pm Saturday, and by appt.
The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

For more information on Fleckenstein Gallery, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/fleckensteingallery/
or https://www.fleckensteingallery.com

Time

May 5 (Saturday) - June 23 (Saturday)

Location

Fleckenstein Gallery

3316 Keswick Road, Baltimore MD 21211

10may - 8julAll DayWe Are Takoma Presents FLUID DYNAMICS

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FLUID DYNAMICS is a group exhibition that will fill the galleries of the Takoma Park Community Center with artwork by four professional artists, including Jacqui Crocetta, Farhad Heidarian, Brendan L. Smith, and Clare Winslow. Their work is intimately connected by fluidity of motion in their creative execution and the flowing nature of the materials used in their work. Fluid dynamics is a scientific term relating to the movement of liquids, but it’s also an apt characterization for these artists’ fluid and dynamic artwork. 

The exhibition also will feature artwork by the Mo County ALL STARS, a group of youth with life challenges who are supported by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. 

Please join us for an opening reception at 7 pm on May 10 at the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue where you can see the artwork and meet the artists. The exhibition will be on display at the Community Center until July 8. 

Visit our website for more information: https://takomaparkmd.gov/arts

Time

May 10 (Thursday) - July 8 (Sunday)

11may - 23junAll DayInvasive Queer Kudzu // Dual Use: Baltimore to Samarra // Practice/Performance

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Invasive Queer Kudzu (Main Gallery)

A solo exhibition by Aaron McIntosh

 

Image credit: Aaron McIntosh

 

At the intersection of quilt-making, storytelling, archiving, and social practice, the Invasive Queer Kudzu project generates leafy, quilted fabric vines adorned with stories that celebrate and make visible Southern queer culture from the past to the present day. Working with LGBTQ+ contributors and archives such as the Gay and Lesbian Center of Baltimore (GLCCB), the project uses kudzu—a fast-growing, climbing, coiling, and trailing perennial—as a slippery metaphor. It invades dominant Southern narratives, reclaiming the ‘monstrous’ vine as a symbol for Southern queer tenacity in the face of homophobic institutions that otherwise obscure our rich histories.

This participatory exhibition features several monuments of the South, both historic and imagined, in the process of being invaded and reclaimed by Invasive Queer Kudzu stories. The gay nightclub serves as retrospective site of revelry, camaraderie, and tragedy in the works

Invasive: Pulse Memorial and Invasive: Club Hippo. In the latter work, a scale replica of Baltimore’s erstwhile Club Hippo celebrates one of the country’s oldest continuously-operating gay dance clubs, which is now a CVS in Mount Vernon—a predominantly gay neighborhood which in recent years has faced the closure of many queer gathering spaces.

A series of Saturday Queer Quilting Bees open to the LGBTQ+ community and allies will encourage participants to contribute to the creation of story leaves to be added to the growing installation during the run of the exhibition.

 

 

Dual Use: Baltimore to Samarra (Members Gallery)

A solo exhibition of works featuring sculpture, large scale assemblage works, found objects and video by Taha Heydari

 Image credit:  Taha Heydari

Between 1984 and 1988, 36 shipments of Thiodiglycol (TDG)—a total of 528 tons— left Alcolac International, an industrial chemical plant in Baltimore, en route to the port of Antwerp. The consignment was then transshipped to the port of Aqaba in Jordan and trucked across the desert to Baghdad, where it was transferred to the Muthanna State Establishment, Iraq’s chemical warfare production complex near Samarra.

While Thiodiglycol is utilized as a solvent in a variety of applications ranging from textile dye to the ink in ballpoint pens, it is also used in the production of the chemical weapon sulfur mustard, commonly known as mustard gas. Exposure to mustard agents causes permanent alkylation of DNA strands, preventing cellular division ultimately leading to programmed cell death. At 11am on March 16th, 1988, an estimate of twenty aircraft attacked Halabja, a Kurdish city across the Iran-Iraq border. The chemicals dropped by the planes included mustard gas, and the nerve agents sarin, tabun, and VX. The estimated number of civilians killed during the five hour attack ranges from 3,200-5,000, with an additional 7,000-10,000 injured. As many as to 75% of the victims were women and children.

Taha Heydari is an Iranian artist born in Tehran in 1986. Dual-Use: Baltimore to Samarra, featuring sculpture, large scale assemblage works, found objects, and video, is his first solo exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

 

Practice/Performance (Project Space)

A solo exhibition of works by Adam Holofcener

 

Image credit:  Photgrapher- Jiho Sohn

Adam Holofcener’s installation, Practice/Performance, uses a range of different media to engage participants in what it may mean for an individual to tether oneself legally, metaphysically, or otherwise to another human being in a caregiving posture. Utilizing previously internet-broadcast home video recordings, handcrafted scores featuring graphic notation, an interactive soundscape, and an accompanying tape cassette album release, Practice/Performance manifests a space soaked in amniotic fluid and inquiry. What truths, from the banal to revelatory, do we seek to communicate with those we look after? By what means do we tell them? How do we cope with the exercise? Don’t worry; this is the most natural stuff in the world.

Adam Holofcener, a native of Baltimore, works in many creative disciplines, but likes to think of himself primarily as a sound artist, composer, and performer. By day, Adam serves as director of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MdVLA).

In conjunction with the exhibitions above, the following free events will take place at School 33 Art Center:

 

Aaron McIntosh

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Baltimore

Queer Quilting Bee Workshops

Every Saturday, May 12-June 23

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 9, 2-3pm

Concurrent with Aaron McIntosh’s exhibition, Invasive Queer Kudzu: Baltimore in the Main Gallery. Visitors can contribute their own queer stories or ally messages of support to the growing mass of vines on a monumental tribute to Baltimore’s erstwhile Club Hippo, one of the country’s oldest gay dance clubs until its closure in 2015. On Saturdays during the exhibition, the artist and various community organizers are hosting Queer Quilting Bees, where the Queer Kudzu story leaves will be quilted in queer and ally community. On June 9, Aaron McIntosh will be giving an artist talk about his practice and the Invasive Queer Kudzu project. All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in these workshops.

 

Adam Holofcener

Tape Release Party

Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm

Join us for the release of Adam Holofcener’s newest tape, Mostly Best Boy Versos (Kunstemporary Records). The compositions on this tape were crafted in conjunction with his installation Practice/Performance, on view in the Project Space. The genre of Mostly Best Boy Versos can loosely be called “experimental country;” existential twang with aleatoric elements. There will be performances by Adam Holofcener and additional acts throughout the night.

Yoga in the Gallery

with Amanda Agricola

Saturday, June 16, 11am-12pm

Join us for Yoga in the Gallery with Amanda Agricola! Relax and stretch among the artworks in our galleries. There is a $5-10 suggested donation, and bring your own mat!

Taha Heydari

Dual-Use: Baltimore to Samarra

Artist Talk
Saturday, June 23, 2pm
Join us for an Artist Talk with Taha Heydari to learn more about the artist and his exhibition in the Members Gallery.

 

For more information on exhibits at School 33 Art Center, call 443-263-4350, visit www.school33.org or follow School 33 on Facebook.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions.  School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg. The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Time

May 11 (Friday) - June 23 (Saturday)

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

11may - 23junAll DayInvasive Queer Kudzu // Dual Use: Baltimore to Samarra // Practice/Performance

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Invasive Queer Kudzu (Main Gallery)

A solo exhibition by Aaron McIntosh

 

Image credit: Aaron McIntosh

 

At the intersection of quilt-making, storytelling, archiving, and social practice, the Invasive Queer Kudzu project generates leafy, quilted fabric vines adorned with stories that celebrate and make visible Southern queer culture from the past to the present day. Working with LGBTQ+ contributors and archives such as the Gay and Lesbian Center of Baltimore (GLCCB), the project uses kudzu—a fast-growing, climbing, coiling, and trailing perennial—as a slippery metaphor. It invades dominant Southern narratives, reclaiming the ‘monstrous’ vine as a symbol for Southern queer tenacity in the face of homophobic institutions that otherwise obscure our rich histories.

This participatory exhibition features several monuments of the South, both historic and imagined, in the process of being invaded and reclaimed by Invasive Queer Kudzu stories. The gay nightclub serves as retrospective site of revelry, camaraderie, and tragedy in the works

Invasive: Pulse Memorial and Invasive: Club Hippo. In the latter work, a scale replica of Baltimore’s erstwhile Club Hippo celebrates one of the country’s oldest continuously-operating gay dance clubs, which is now a CVS in Mount Vernon—a predominantly gay neighborhood which in recent years has faced the closure of many queer gathering spaces.

A series of Saturday Queer Quilting Bees open to the LGBTQ+ community and allies will encourage participants to contribute to the creation of story leaves to be added to the growing installation during the run of the exhibition.

 

 

Dual Use: Baltimore to Samarra (Members Gallery)

A solo exhibition of works featuring sculpture, large scale assemblage works, found objects and video by Taha Heydari

 Image credit:  Taha Heydari

Between 1984 and 1988, 36 shipments of Thiodiglycol (TDG)—a total of 528 tons— left Alcolac International, an industrial chemical plant in Baltimore, en route to the port of Antwerp. The consignment was then transshipped to the port of Aqaba in Jordan and trucked across the desert to Baghdad, where it was transferred to the Muthanna State Establishment, Iraq’s chemical warfare production complex near Samarra.

While Thiodiglycol is utilized as a solvent in a variety of applications ranging from textile dye to the ink in ballpoint pens, it is also used in the production of the chemical weapon sulfur mustard, commonly known as mustard gas. Exposure to mustard agents causes permanent alkylation of DNA strands, preventing cellular division ultimately leading to programmed cell death. At 11am on March 16th, 1988, an estimate of twenty aircraft attacked Halabja, a Kurdish city across the Iran-Iraq border. The chemicals dropped by the planes included mustard gas, and the nerve agents sarin, tabun, and VX. The estimated number of civilians killed during the five hour attack ranges from 3,200-5,000, with an additional 7,000-10,000 injured. As many as to 75% of the victims were women and children.

Taha Heydari is an Iranian artist born in Tehran in 1986. Dual-Use: Baltimore to Samarra, featuring sculpture, large scale assemblage works, found objects, and video, is his first solo exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

 

Practice/Performance (Project Space)

A solo exhibition of works by Adam Holofcener

 

Image credit:  Photgrapher- Jiho Sohn

Adam Holofcener’s installation, Practice/Performance, uses a range of different media to engage participants in what it may mean for an individual to tether oneself legally, metaphysically, or otherwise to another human being in a caregiving posture. Utilizing previously internet-broadcast home video recordings, handcrafted scores featuring graphic notation, an interactive soundscape, and an accompanying tape cassette album release, Practice/Performance manifests a space soaked in amniotic fluid and inquiry. What truths, from the banal to revelatory, do we seek to communicate with those we look after? By what means do we tell them? How do we cope with the exercise? Don’t worry; this is the most natural stuff in the world.

Adam Holofcener, a native of Baltimore, works in many creative disciplines, but likes to think of himself primarily as a sound artist, composer, and performer. By day, Adam serves as director of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MdVLA).

In conjunction with the exhibitions above, the following free events will take place at School 33 Art Center:

 

Aaron McIntosh

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Baltimore

Queer Quilting Bee Workshops

Every Saturday, May 12-June 23

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 9, 2-3pm

Concurrent with Aaron McIntosh’s exhibition, Invasive Queer Kudzu: Baltimore in the Main Gallery. Visitors can contribute their own queer stories or ally messages of support to the growing mass of vines on a monumental tribute to Baltimore’s erstwhile Club Hippo, one of the country’s oldest gay dance clubs until its closure in 2015. On Saturdays during the exhibition, the artist and various community organizers are hosting Queer Quilting Bees, where the Queer Kudzu story leaves will be quilted in queer and ally community. On June 9, Aaron McIntosh will be giving an artist talk about his practice and the Invasive Queer Kudzu project. All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in these workshops.

 

Adam Holofcener

Tape Release Party

Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm

Join us for the release of Adam Holofcener’s newest tape, Mostly Best Boy Versos (Kunstemporary Records). The compositions on this tape were crafted in conjunction with his installation Practice/Performance, on view in the Project Space. The genre of Mostly Best Boy Versos can loosely be called “experimental country;” existential twang with aleatoric elements. There will be performances by Adam Holofcener and additional acts throughout the night.

Yoga in the Gallery

with Amanda Agricola

Saturday, June 16, 11am-12pm

Join us for Yoga in the Gallery with Amanda Agricola! Relax and stretch among the artworks in our galleries. There is a $5-10 suggested donation, and bring your own mat!

Taha Heydari

Dual-Use: Baltimore to Samarra

Artist Talk
Saturday, June 23, 2pm
Join us for an Artist Talk with Taha Heydari to learn more about the artist and his exhibition in the Members Gallery.

 

For more information on exhibits at School 33 Art Center, call 443-263-4350, visit www.school33.org or follow School 33 on Facebook.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions.  School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg. The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Time

May 11 (Friday) - June 23 (Saturday)

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

12may - 30junAll DayCrash Landing: Paintings by David Gracie

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Crash Landing: Paintings by David Gracie

May 12th- June 30th, 2018

Opening Reception, May 12th 6-9pm

David Gracie is a painter of slow, meditative, works. His paintings are built in thin layers as he begins to discov- er the complexities of his subject. Strikingly many of
his subjects are deceptively simple; a cut away of a dark beer seen through a pint glass, a book gutter, nipple, or headlights seen through snow and fog. It is within these simple vignettes that Gracie finds a platform on which to build robust intricacies.

Gracie paints to understand. As a master diagnostician he negotiates particularities of tone and color within each form. He teases color apart finding distinctions while keeping overall shape structures intact. Under an attentive gaze color blooms in these paintings and one’s mind begins to wander. Poetry in the mundanity of ev- eryday life emerges.

Gracie’s work is technically rigorous right down to the heavily supported maple plywood surfaces each painting is made upon. Yet unlike other razor sharp realists (Wil- liam Beckman, Harold Reddicliffe, and Vincent Desider- io) Gracie’s work holds undeniable humanism. As me- chanical as his process of painting may be it is tempered by his empathy, humor, and curiosity in looking. David Gracie invites us in to look again.

Exeter Gallery is committed to the notion that a gallery is a meeting place for ideas and discourse. Please join us at the opening reception or email [email protected] to make an appointment to view this exhibition.

For further information and visuals please contact Matt Klos at [email protected]

Exeter Gallery / 241 S. Exeter St. / Baltimore, MD 21202

 

This exhibition of David Gracie’s work from over the past fifteen years marks a sort of homecoming for the artist who was born and raised in Baltimore.

David Gracie was born in Baltimore, MD in 1978.
He received his MFA from Northwestern University
in 2004 and his BFA from the Hartford Art School in 2000. He has been included in exhibitions at The Mu- seum of Nebraska Art, NE (’17), Hartford Art School, CT (‘17 and ‘09), The Suburban, WI (‘16 and ‘15), Mt Airy Contemporary, PA (‘15), The University Club, IL (‘13), The University of Missouri, MO (‘12), The Hyde Park Art Center, IL (‘11), Colorado State, Pueblo, CO (‘10), The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, DC (‘10), Bowery Gallery, NY (‘08), Mary and Leigh Block Museum, IL (‘06), and Fort Wayne Museum, IN (‘06). David was awarded a Nebraska Arts Council Merit Award and the Lincoln Mayor’s Kim- mel Foundation Award in 2016. David is currently an Associate Professor of Art, Elder Gallery Director and Chair of the Art Department at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

image: David Gracie “Cupcake” Oil on Maple Plywood, 21” x 26,” 2017

Time

May 12 (Saturday) - June 30 (Saturday)

Location

Exeter Gallery

241 South Exeter Street, Baltimore MD 21202

17may - 23junAll DayWaving and Wavering 

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Title: Waving and Wavering

On View: May 17 – June 23, 2018 Opening Reception: May 17, 2018 | 6-9pm

Where: Maryland Art Place – 218 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Cost: Free! 

Website: http://www.mdartplace.org/exhibitions

Event Description:

Many of our most visible public symbols, including flags, are currently under increased scrutiny and public reconsideration. Rather than seek to define any fixed set of meanings, the exhibition Waving and Wavering assumes that a flag will always carry various and contested meanings. Exploring multiple interpretations of flags as both concept and format, this exhibition emphasizes three main perspectives: local examples of artists creating new flags for the city of Baltimore, new models of artists examining the American flag, and international samples of artists working with flags in contemporary ways.

 

The art world’s investigation into the use of banners, pennants, and other similar iconography is long standing, and representations of flags persist as important symbols in modern and contemporary art. One may look to Jasper Johns’ notable series of the stars and stripes as an example which initiated a dialogue over freedom of expression and the limits of representation. In the 70 years since Johns’ flag works debuted, numerous flag exhibitions – such as the People’s Flag Show or Old Glory – have been mounted, the American government has debated the use of its flag in protests through proposed amendments and Supreme Court cases (Texas v. Johnson, 1989), and artits have continud to present their own versions of iconic flags, such as David Hammons’ African American Flag (1990). We now find ourselves in an unprecedented time, when flags and monuments around this country are being reassessed, when the appropriate responses to the National Anthem are in debate, and when symbols for new social movements such as Black Lives Matter and Time’s Up are being created.

 

Waving and Wavering aims to contribute to these conversations by presenting alternative views of familiar symbols, illustrating the ways in which artists are using the format of a flag to address issues of power and personal politics.

Time

May 17 (Thursday) - June 23 (Saturday)

Location

Maryland Art Place

218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201

18may - 28julAll DayBorder (Untitled)

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Image: Agustina Woodgate, Northern and Southern Hemisphere, 2014, Sanded outdated world map, 22 x 41 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Spinello Projects.

Border (Untitled)

May 18 – July 28, 2018

Opening Reception at Cody Gallery: Friday, May 18, 6-8pm

Reception at Barry Gallery: Wednesday, May 30, 6-8pm

Marymount University is pleased to present Border (Untitled), an exhibition regarding the current state of culture, art, and politics surrounding immigration and refugees. Border (Untitled) suggests an ambiguous designated space that conveys different cultural experiences to further an understanding of how these lines and borders affect us personally and socially. The project is in conjunction with the One Journey Festival  on June 2nd, 2018 at the Washington National Cathedral. The all day festival aims to connect people through the shared language of human creativity. With this in mind, Border (Untitled) extends the discourse to crossover into the two galleries of Marymount University: Cody Gallery at Ballston Center and Barry Gallery at Reinsch Library.

At Cody Gallery, work by Sobia Ahmad, Nathalie Alfonso, Adrián S. Bará, Mojdeh Rezoeipour, Paul Shortt, and Agustina Woodgate investigates boundaries, labor, and identity. In many cases these works involve an abstraction of images signifying voices that are often marginalized, overlooked, and forgotten. For example, Alfonso’s site-specific “Cleaning the Line” investigates manual labor through an integration of mark making and cleaning while Sobia Ahmad’s “Small Identities” are a series of tiles with photo id’s of family and friends that are Muslim immigrants. Several are left blank, revealing their decision to not submit their image out of fear of discrimination.

At Barry Gallery there will be a narrative of experiences presented from organizations aiding Syrian refugees and the refugees themselves compiled by Associate Professor Barry Erdeljon and his students of Marymount University. The Barry Gallery will also show portraits of Syrian refugees from the “Inside Out” project by photographer Josh Mojica, as well as portraits of Syrian refugee students associated with the Karam Foundation. The Karam Foundation profiles were curated and organized by Shamila N. Chaudhary of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University where she directs “The Big Picture,” a forum exploring international affairs through arts and culture.

In conjunction with the exhibition and the One Journey organization, a fundraiser for Love Without Borders will be presented at both spaces. Love Without Borders is a New Jersey based organization that serves women and children. Works made by refugees from various locations around the globe are available for sale. All proceeds will be donated to support Love Without Borders and their work for refugee aid.

The exhibition is organized by Joe Hicks (Assistant Professor, Marymount University), Sarah Hardesty (Assistant Professor and Director of Barry Gallery, Marymount University), and Meaghan Kent (Director of Cody Gallery, Marymount University). Our great thanks to the artists, One Journey, Love Without Borders, Johns Hopkins University, Karam Foundation, and Spinello Projects.

Cody Gallery of Marymount University is located at 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. The gallery hours are ThursdaySaturday, 1-6pm and by appointment. Street parking and Capital Bikeshare are available. The gallery is located near the Metroline Orange: Ballston-MU. Email [email protected] or phone (703) 908-7782 for further information.

The Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. Email [email protected] for more information.

Time

May 18 (Friday) - July 28 (Saturday)

Location

Cody Gallery at Marymount University

1000 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203

18may - 28julAll DayBorder (Untitled)

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Image: Josh Mojica, The Struggle is Real, Digital image

May 18 – July 28, 2018
Opening Reception at Cody Gallery: Friday, May 18, 6-8pm
Reception at Barry Gallery: Wednesday, May 30, 6-8pm

Marymount University is pleased to present Border (Untitled), an exhibition regarding the current state of culture, art, and politics surrounding immigration and refugees. Border (Untitled) suggests an ambiguous designated space that conveys different cultural experiences to further an understanding of how these lines and borders affect us personally and socially. The project is in conjunction with the One Journey Festival  on June 2nd, 2018 at the Washington National Cathedral. The all day festival aims to connect people through the shared language of human creativity. With this in mind, Border (Untitled) extends the discourse to crossover into the two galleries of Marymount University: Cody Gallery at Ballston Center and Barry Gallery at Reinsch Library.

At Cody Gallery, work by Sobia Ahmad, Nathalie Alfonso, Adrián S. Bará, Mojdeh Rezoeipour, Paul Shortt, and Agustina Woodgate investigates boundaries, labor, and identity. In many cases these works involve an abstraction of images signifying voices that are often marginalized, overlooked, and forgotten. For example, Alfonso’s site-specific “Cleaning the Line” investigates manual labor through an integration of mark making and cleaning while Sobia Ahmad’s “Small Identities” are a series of tiles with photo id’s of family and friends that are Muslim immigrants. Several are left blank, revealing their decision to not submit their image out of fear of discrimination.

At Barry Gallery there will be a narrative of experiences presented from organizations aiding Syrian refugees and the refugees themselves compiled by Associate Professor Barry Erdeljon and his students of Marymount University. The Barry Gallery will also show portraits of Syrian refugees from the “Inside Out” project by photographer Josh Mojica, as well as portraits of Syrian refugee students associated with the Karam Foundation. The Karam Foundation profiles were curated and organized by Shamila N. Chaudhary of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University where she directs “The Big Picture,” a forum exploring international affairs through arts and culture.

In conjunction with the exhibition and the One Journey organization, a fundraiser for Love Without Borders will be presented at both spaces. Love Without Borders is a New Jersey based organization that serves women and children. Works made by refugees from various locations around the globe are available for sale. All proceeds will be donated to support Love Without Borders and their work for refugee aid.

The exhibition is organized by Joe Hicks (Assistant Professor, Marymount University), Sarah Hardesty (Assistant Professor and Director of Barry Gallery, Marymount University), and Meaghan Kent (Director of Cody Gallery, Marymount University). Our great thanks to the artists, One Journey, Love Without Borders, Johns Hopkins University, Karam Foundation, and Spinello Projects.

Cody Gallery of Marymount University is located at 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. The gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm and by appointment. Street parking and Capital Bikeshare are available. The gallery is located near the Metroline Orange: Ballston-MU. Email [email protected] or phone (703) 908-7782 for further information.

The Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. Email [email protected] for more information.

Time

May 18 (Friday) - July 28 (Saturday)

Location

Marymount University

1000 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203

23may - 1julAll DayPower Forward

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Macon Reed, still from Gymnasts featuring Kim Randall, HD video, sound, 6:15, 2014

Power Forward

CURATED BY ASTRIA SUPARAK, VISARTS MENTORING CURATOR

May 23 – July 1, 2018

Kaplan Gallery, 2nd floor

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 1, 7 – 9 PM

Thursday, June 14, 6:30 PM: Sports Talk Poetry Reading and Best Sports GIFS Ever Contest

Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 PM: Screening of The Beautiful Game

 

Artists: Haig Aivazian, Cara Erskine, Karen Kraven, Nicolas Lampert, Cait McKinney & Hazel Meyer, Gao Mingyan, Ayanah Moor, Macon Reed, Zhang Qing

 Sports are not a refuge from the “real world.” Sports have been and always are political. Who gets to play? Who is penalized for what? Which stadiums are built, and where? Imminent domain, organized labor, commercial sponsorships, tax breaks, bribery, and abuse scandals are just some of the ways power is flexed daily within what has been called our secular religion and our proxy war. This exhibition draws upon the hidden and political histories of sports, and how artists use sports vernacular to openup analyses of the social world.

Power Forward is curated by Astria Suparak (2018 VisArts Mentoring Curator) with the assistance of Anthony Stepter (2018 VisArtsEmerging Curator). It is part of A Non-Zero-Sum Game: Sports, Art, and the Moving Image, a series of exhibitions and events launching, and part of, INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media’s newest issue, Sports.

 

About the VisArts Emerging Curator Program:

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program pairs an emerging curator with an experienced mentoring curator to produce new exhibitions and related programming. The program is generously funded by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

About the VisArts Emerging Curator Program: The VisArts Emerging Curator Program pairs an emerging curator with an experienced mentoring curator to produce new exhibitions and related programming. The program is generously funded by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

About Astria Suparak: Astria Suparak has curated exhibitions, screenings, live music events and performances for art spaces, film festivals, and academic venues internationally, including PS1, The Kitchen, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Eyebeam, Museo Rufino Tamayo, and The Liverpool Biennial, as well as for non-art spaces such as elementary schools, sports bars, and rock clubs.

Suparak was the director and curator of the Pratt Institute Film Series and Syracuse University’s Warehouse Gallery. As the director and curator of Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery she curated Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men, the first solo exhibition of the internationally renowned culture-jamming group; Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions, which explored sports fanaticism as a significant form of cultural production; and Alien She, a traveling exhibition on the lasting impact of the global punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl, among other exhibitions. Her curated videotape, Some Kind of Loving, produced by Joanie 4 Jackie, was acquired by The Getty earlier this year. She currently teaches in the Graduate Fine Arts program at the California College of the Arts.

She edited The Yes Men Activity Book, co-produced the publication New Art/Science Affinities, and is co-editing INCITE Journal of Experimental Media’s forthcoming issue, Sports. Suparak has advised various art organizations and served on numerous juries, boards, and panels, including Creative Capital, the Alpert Awards, Mike Kelley Foundation, and Brooklyn Museum.

www.astriasuparak.com

Time

May 23 (Wednesday) - July 1 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

23may - 8julAll DayLynn Silverman: Still Light // Trace Miller: Cut from Nature

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May 23 (Wednesday) - July 8 (Sunday)

Location

Goya Contemporary

3000 Chestnut Avenue, Mill Centre #214, Baltimore MD 21211

29may - 22julAll DayRootless OrchidsClosing Reception

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The Asian Arts & Culture Center (AA & CC) at Towson University and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are proud to co-present Rootless Orchids, an exhibition exploring the challenges of shifting Taiwanese identity. The show opens at AA & CC’s Asian Arts Gallery (7700 Osler Dr., Room 2037, Towson, MD) on May 29th and runs through July 22nd. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, May 29th from 6–8 pm, with a closing reception to follow on Sunday, July 22 from 5-7 pm.

Rootless Orchids features work by Taiwanese and Taiwanese-American artists focusing on shifting identi- ties in the United States and East Asia. The U.S.-based artists share stories of assimilation and being the “other,” while those in Taiwan focus on issues of privilege and power in a rapidly changing pan-Asian cul- ture. Curated by Fang Yu Lee, a candidate in MICA’s Curatorial Practice MFA program, the exhibit looks at transforming memories of immigration and notions of diaspora into microcosms of visual experience. The artists explore the issues of stateless identity in the postcolonial present, as well as diaspora, no- madism, and labor mobility. The artists seek to create a safe space within their exhibition in which Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders can freely talk about their experiences, and let their voices be heard.

The exhibition will display the work of four artists: Chiehsun Chiu, Yi-An Pan, Pei-Hsuan Wang, and Yin- Ju Chen. Yin-Ju Chen’s three-channel projection touches on state violence and government oppression from the late twentieth century, including the Nepalese Civil War and ethnic cleansing in Indonesia. Her work incorporates occultism and astrology to examine humans as objects influenced by larger forces— the larger forces often being the government or the unknown power from the universe.

Chiehsen Chiu’s blood vessels-like map configurations reflect how humans are changing along with their environment. With his unique medium of using maps, he traces the lineage of human cultural develop- ment and intertwines it with his personal understanding of the surrounding environment. The work re- veals a correlation between globalization and a disintegration of “place.”

Pei-Hsuang Wang’s single channel video and sculptures tackle the issue of refugees in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Filmed in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Moonlight Flit features a traveling English/Australian man, a former Thai domestic helper living in Hong Kong, a Bangladeshi asylum seeker in Hong Kong, and an Indonesian caretaker in Taiwan. Through unique elements of each diasporic individual’s story, the film follows the humbled movements of restless bodies across borders and regions and begins to imag- ine the possibilities of connections in labor and mobility.

Yi-An Pan’s primary medium is paint, but her inspirations are based on Google images. She sees her paintings as maps, a way to navigate, explore, and investigate how unfamiliar places become familiar and home-like. Her imagery reflects the changing landscape of Taiwan, as well as places in the U.S. that draw her interest. These are places that may not exist anymore due to development, alongside images of places in the U.S. that she finds intriguing.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Yin-Ju Chen received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and BA from Taipei National University of the Arts (TW). Her work has been shown in many international exhibitions such as Taipei Biennial (TW), Shanghai Biennial (CN), 20th Biennial of Sydney (AU), Forum Expanded at 66th Berlin Film Festival (DE), Liverpool Biennial (UK), and International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL).Yin-Ju Chen’s primary medium is video. She currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.

Pei-Hsuan Wang received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BA from Macalester College. Wang has exhibited work at Chicken Coop Contemporary (Oregon), Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, and National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, among others. She was born in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. She is currently a resident at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.

Chiehsen Chiu received the French DNSEP (National Superior Diploma of Expression of Plastic Arts) from the Beaux-arts of Montpellier in 2016 and also holds a BFA degree from the National Taiwan University of Arts. His work has been exhibited across France, China, and Taiwan, including the Museum of Contem- porary Art (Taiwan), Museum of Fine Arts, China Academy of Art (China), L’Ancienne Poudrière (France). The artist currently lives and works in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Yi-An Pan received her BFA from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2013 and pursued continuing studies in painting at Mount Gretna School of Art in Pennsylvania. Recent group ex- hibitions include Expression at Cardinal Space (Baltimore) Bring on Vol.1 at Ouchi Gallery (NY).

Hours for The Asian Arts Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are 11am-4pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-7pm Sunday, July 22. The gallery will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

This exhibitions and public programs are generously supported by Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota, the Chi- nese Christian Church of Baltimore, and the MICA Community.

For more information, please contact Fang Yu Lee at 443-808-9046, or via email: [email protected] Image Caption: Action at Distance by Yin-Ju Chen.

Time

May 29 (Tuesday) - July 22 (Sunday)

Location

The Asian Arts & Culture Center

7700 Osler Dr., Room 2037, Towson, MD

30may - 31octAll DayAnn Veronica Janssens: Fog Star

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Ann Veronica Janssens. NY Star. 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Bortolami, New York

Ann Veronica Janssens’s installation transforms the interior of the Spring House on the Museum’s west lawn, drawing visitors into the neoclassical building with a hazy glow of brilliantly hued light.

Once inside, an artificial haze obscures navigational reference points. On the far wall, beams of light form a seven-pointed star, which morphs between palpable geometry and amorphous atmosphere as visitors move about the space.

Haze is a substance of abiding fascination for Janssens. Her Fog Star series explores the capacity of haze to give sculptural form to light. Focused on fleeting and intimate experiences of the world, the artist draws viewers’ attention to our own processes of perception within a surrounding environment.

Janssens (b. 1956, England) lives and works in Brussels. For more than three decades, she has used light, haze, saturated color, and reflective surfaces to compose environments that dazzle and disorient viewers into experiences of active perceptual engagement. Janssens’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions across Europe. Together with the artist Michel François, she represented Belgium at the 1999 Venice Biennale. Her first solo presentation at a museum in the United States took place in 2016 at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

This exhibition is curated by Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Cecilia Wichmann.

Time

May 30 (Wednesday) - October 31 (Wednesday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

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CAPITAL LIVES

May 30–July 4, 2018

Opening Reception: May 30, 5–7pm

capital lives explores the diversity of lived experiences in Washington, D.C., through photography. The exhibition highlights the work of young photographers documenting the residents and events of the nation’s capital during a time of heightened political tension. capital lives is the Stamp Gallery’s annual docent-curated exhibition, curated by gallery staff member Katherine Mullineaux (UMCP ’18), currently an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. The exhibition includes photography and textual works, and features work by Bo Chen, Sydney Gray, Sarah O’Donoghue, Brea Soul, Christine Stoddard, and Nevada Tyler.

Time

May 30 (Wednesday) - July 4 (Wednesday)

Location

Stamp Gallery

1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742

1jun - 1julAll DayJune at Hamilton Gallery: NorthEast by North group exhibition

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HAMILTON ARTS COLLECTIVE | HAMILTON GALLERY
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NorthEast by North: a group exhibition featuring artists Zizwe Allette, Robert Hoffman, Robert Sullivan and Maxine Taylor from MAXgallery.

OPENING RECEPTION
First Friday, June 1, 6-9pm

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION
Artists’ Reception, Sunday, June 17, 1-3pm

Show runs June 1 – July 1, 2018

Hamilton Gallery exhibiting artist members:
Jude Asher, Ariana Bock, Loring Boglioli, Schroeder Cherry, Ron Cohn, Erin Dance, Jessica Devilbiss, Donna DiSciullo, Amy Klainer, James MacDonald, L. Nef’fahtiti Partlow-Myrick, Lynn Poshepny, Theresa Reuter, Daniel Sherman, Peter Smith, Valerie Smith, Bridget Z. Sullivan, Richard Sullivan, Grace Sweeney, Maxine Taylor, Linnea Tober, Alex Vanicky & Matt Voelker.

Hamilton Gallery welcomes all guests and neighbors to join us in enjoying our neighborhood and our city.

Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road
Baltimore, 21214

GALLERY HOURS
Friday 4-8pm, Saturday noon-8pm, Sunday 11am-3pm

www.hamiltonarts.org

Bridget Z. Sullivan, Gallerist
[email protected]

Maxine Taylor, Curator, Gallerist

Time

June 1 (Friday) - July 1 (Sunday)

Location

Hamilton Gallery

5502 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214

1jun - 7julAll DayViewfinding with Hannah Leighton

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For June’s First Fridays in Hampden, please join us for the opening of a special interactive exhibition in our gallery for 2018’s Artscape Gallery Network!

In this exhibition, which will focus on Hannah’s recent paintings and fabric transfers alongside complementary pieces contributed by Make Studio artists, gallery visitors are invited to change their perspectives. Visitors will further become active “viewers”, as they will be able to interact with Hannah’s “Viewfinders” — colorful hula-hoop like objects that invite them to creatively frame their vantage points on artwork through.

For the opening reception, we’ll also have a special treat — Kerri from The Drawing Zoo will be bringing some animal models to the gallery! We invite you to come, draw, and admire the models as well as interact with the exhibition and enjoy some refreshments.

About the artist:
From a young age, Hannah Leighton became aware of the power of visual language, specifically the type of freedom to express the complex ways in which thoughts and feelings are interwoven. She found that, like many other dyslexic children, she struggled to decipher the code that provides entry into the world of literacy. Letters often melted into mounds of nonsense, and the strange fusion of sound and sight was unintelligible unless linked to an image. The learning of language required perseverance and a willingness to endure the confusion of entering a foreign land. Flashing forward, she found the act of painting to tap her earliest experience with language and the challenges associated with it, and she must constantly relinquish preconceptions and make space for the unexpected. Hannah sees her work as striving for freedom by tapping into the act of making in a non self-conscious way to achieve pure expression.
Hannah first developed a relationship to Make Studio when she and her collaborators curated a Make Studio show at Ballroom Gallery. She sees this show as an expansion of that first show, but also an expansion in the collaborative relationship with Make Studio artists. She loves how liberated and open Make Studio artists are in their own expression and development of ideas and art. Hannah, like Make Studio artists, wants to work against labels.

Time

June 1 (Friday) - July 7 (Saturday)

Location

Make Studio

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

1jun - 27julAll DayPurchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865

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Location: Homewood Museum
Price: Free with regular admission ($8 public; free for members, JHU faculty, staff, and students)

This award-winning exhibition, on loan from The Historic New Orleans Collection, examines the domestic slave trade during the 57 years between America’s abolition of the international slave trade in 1808 and the end of the Civil War, paying special attention to Baltimore’s role in the practice.

Time

June 1 (Friday) - July 27 (Friday)

Location

JHU Homewood Museum

3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore 21218

1jun - 21julAll DayStrength in Practice

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Gallery CA and Waller Gallery

Strength in Practice

June 1st – July 21st

Opening Friday, June 1st , 2018 6-10pm

“Strength in theory is based on physicality or mental fortitude. Strength in practice is not so easily evaluated.” – Curator Joy Davis

The exhibition “Strength In Practice” will contribute to conversations about mental health, body image, gender, violence, peace, and perception. The exhibition is not attempting to define a word, but unpack the world’s anxieties about a concept that could be equated with words like love and justice.

Strength In Practice is a collaboration between Baltimore’s Gallery CA and Waller Gallery.  The opening reception is June 1st from 6–10pm. Both galleries have focused on uplifting artists in the city, and this group show will highlight talent from different age groups and stages in their art practices. Our goal is to be a part of informing and forming communities around access to contemporary art, and to do so, CA and Waller will offer free and sliding scale programming throughout the length of the show.

About Waller Gallery:

Waller Gallery is a multidisciplinary art gallery focusing on art created by people of color. Conceived in 2017 Waller Gallery has a vision to support artists in Baltimore, the US, and globally through exhibitions, programming, and collaborative projects. The gallery considers all forms of art including design, social practice, craft, and digital art. We are passionate about engaging with artists at any stage of their practice. Notwithstanding the current political assault on artists, especially queer and poc artists, we stand with them and will continue the tradition of black owned businesses in Baltimore.

For all press inquiries, contact Joy Davis at 443-879-9731 or [email protected]

Time

June 1 (Friday) - July 21 (Saturday)

1jun - 1julAll DayGabe Brown: Behind the Sun

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June 1 – July 1, 2018

Common Ground Gallery, VisArts

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 1, 7 – 9 PM

 

Gabe Brown uses a visual vocabulary derived from a world that often goes unnoticed.  Everyday events such as conversations between birds, forces that drive water, or the cellular structure of plant life, are starting points for paintings that become conversations between nature and the man-made.

 

About the artist: Gabe Brown was born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in New York City. She received her B.F.A. degree from The Cooper Union and was awarded a Full Fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from the University of California, Davis. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Sustainable Arts Foundation Award and chosen to be one of two artists for a public arts project for ArtBridge. Last year she was a Resident Fellow at The Saltonstall Foundation in Ithaca, New York. Her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums such as Kenise Barnes Contemporary Art, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Butters Gallery, Matteawan Gallery, The Saratoga Arts Center, Garrison Arts Center, John Davis Gallery, ArtsWestchester, Schweinfurth Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, The Horticultural Society of New York, Albany International Airport, Sears-Peyton Gallery, and Carrie Haddad Gallery. Her work has been featured on the cover of Chronogram, and most recently she has been interviewed for WDST radio in Woodstock, New York and KBOO/Art Focus in Portland Oregon in conjunction with her solo show at Butters Gallery. Gabe Brown is an Adjunct Professor in Painting and Drawing at Fordham University and SUNY New Paltz where she has received three Merit Awards for Professional Achievement. Gabe Brown lives and works in the Hudson Valley.
www.gabebrownstudio.com

Time

June 1 (Friday) - July 1 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

1jun - 1julAll DayMiranda Brandon: Impact

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Miranda Brandon, Impact (Tennessee Warbler), 2014, 65 x 44 inches

June 1 – July 1, 2018

Gibbs Street Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 1, 7 – 9 PM

 

Impact had its origins with Brandon’s work as a volunteer with Audubon Minnesota’s Project BirdSafe, which monitors bird deaths due to window strikes. While collecting dead and injured birds along an urban survey route, she bore witness to the relatively modern phenomenon of avifauna attempting to navigate the reflective surfaces of built space, with its often fatal consequences.*

Evolving from that experience, Impact literally and figuratively enlarges the issues faced by birds when moving through built spaces, giving visual voice to their plight.  Birds appear 6 to 12 times their natural size, depicted as if at the moment of impact or just after: falling through the air, or posed in quiet portraiture with heads drawn at eerily unnatural angles. At such a large scale the birds cannot be easily tidied up and discarded. The photographs demand physical and contemplative space for their subjects, offering in return an intimate view of each bird and allowing minute details to be revealed. The beauty of the birds coupled with their abnormal postures provokes viewers to consider how humans impact the spaces we occupy.

Impact is not focused on the statistics of overall population flux, as birds face many issues beyond buildings (i.e. cat predation and habitat loss) and many of the birds found at the foot of buildings are birds not considered at risk for population decline.  Instead Impact is concerned with how these deaths affect the immediate communities and families of each individual bird and the morality of how we (humans) choose to live with other beings. Designed to generate new awareness and knowledge of the presence of birds in our everyday lives Impact expands our capacity to care more about them, and about other non-human animals.

*Birds were collected while volunteering for Audubon MN and were turned over to their institutional partner, the Bell Museum of Natural History. It is illegal, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, for individuals (with some exceptions) to possess birds, bird feathers, or bird nests (with exception of “pest” bird species).

 

About the artist: Miranda Brandon is an animal enthusiast and advocate. Her multimedia work challenges how we perceive the physical and psychological constructs of the world around us and strives to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the interconnectivity between human and non-human animals. Originally from Oklahoma, Brandon moved to Minneapolis to obtain her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and later completed her MFA at the University of Minnesota in 2014. Since then, Brandon has received a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, has exhibited work as a Showcase Artist at the Bell Museum of Natural History, and has been featured by Audubon magazine, while also teaching photography and participating in various volunteer activities in Minnesota. Currently, Brandon is creating new work as a Tulsa Artist Fellow, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
www.mirandabrandon.com

Time

June 1 (Friday) - July 1 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

1jun - 22All DayAda Pinkston: Landmarked

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Cardinal is proud to present Landmarked, a participatory exhibition of objects, prompts, and performances exploring historical landmarks and monuments, and their relationship to contemporary community.

For this exhibition, the main gallery of Cardinal will be filled with portraits of individuals who have participated in the struggle to liberate oppressed people in the United States of America. The images will be complemented by a soundscape including the words of those featured in the portraits as well as recorded, controversial conversations the artist has had with opponents of her work.  The middle of the gallery will feature an empty pedestal where performances will take place throughout the exhibition, with a special night of guest performers on the evening of June 16.

Visitors will be invited to draw and write their responses to questions about monuments posed by the artist, which will become part of the overall exhibition.

Baltimore artist Ada Pinkston will present an evolving exhibition of objects alongside presentations of her research related to her ongoing project Landmarked, a performative intervention and installation about historical landmarks and monuments, and their relationship to contemporary community. An opening reception will be held on June 2 and public performances will be held as part of the exhibition.
Landmarked is supported by a Rubys Artist Grant.
More about the artist at adapinkston.com

Time

june 1 (Friday) - 22 (Friday)

Location

Cardinal

1758 Park Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

1jun - 23All DayOsvaldo Mesa: The Future of Nostalgia

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On view: June 1 – 23
Reception: Fri, June 1 | 6 – 8pm | FREE
Gallery Talk: Sat, June 23 | 6:30 – 7:30pm | FREE

Cuban-born painter Osvaldo Mesa explores influences of Baroque painting, Abstraction, fetish objects, and forms found in nature. The result is a strong mix of Surrealism and Latin American Baroque aesthetics that is both completely mysterious and unique.

Mesa is an artist, and for nearly 20 years, a full-time Assistant Professor in Art, Design, and Interactive Media at the Community College of Baltimore County. He earned his MFA in 1985 from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and his BA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. His work has been reviewed in the Washington Post, The Baltimore, Sun, The New Art Examiner, and was included in the 1996 book Santaria Aesthetics in Contemporary Latin Art (Smithsonian Press). In 2008 he was awarded a grant from the Maryland State Art Council. His selected exhibitions include the Hillyer Art Center in Washington, DC, El Museo Del Barrio in New York, NY, The Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois. This is Mesa’s first solo exhibition at Creative Alliance, and the artist will give a free gallery talk on the closing day, Saturday, June 23rd at 6:30pm.

Time

june 1 (Friday) - 23 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

2jun - 29All DayStephanie Mercedes: The Ring of FreedomOpening Reception

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Gallery 102 is pleased to present the first 2018 summer solo show, Stephanie Mercedes: The Ring of Freedom. Through transforming weapons of violence into musical installations, Stephanie Mercedes subverts lethal materials into peaceful spaces of mourning that highlight the correlation between queer communities, trauma, and gun control. The exhibition presents two memorials that reflect on past and future gun violence. The artist melted down a SIG SAUER MCX rifle – the exact model used by the Orlando Pulse Club shooter – to make 49 liberty bells for the 49 victims. The liberty bell is also the symbol of the NRA. 121 bullet chimes hang for the expected 121 queer bodies to die from mass gun shootings in 2018.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Saturday, June 2, 6:00-8:00 pm: Opening Reception of Stephanie Mercedes: The Ring of Freedom. The reception is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

Tuesday, June 12, 6:00-8:00 pm: Orlando Pulse Club Anniversary, a participatory large scale poetry reading that will be held for the exact length as the original shooting to honor the victims. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

Sunday June 24, 3:00-5:00 pm: Harmonizing Freedom, a large scale performance in which queer dancers and singers harmonize and react to the sound of the installations, functioning as a visual score. The performance connects statistic and live queer bodies. The event is free and open to the public. The performance is programmed in conjunction with Halcyon Houses’s By The People Art Festival. To RSVP, click here.

ARTIST

Stephanie Mercedes is a Argentinian/American queer artist who works between performance, installation and using law as form. Mercedes manipulates legal structure to reveal socio-political power disparities in society and create sustainable conversations between under-represented artists and institutions. All of her work is inspired by personal experiences. Mercedes was a 2016 Art and Law Fellow, a 2017 Artist in Residence at the Bronx Museum (AIM) and is currently a artist in residence at Halcyon Arts Lab and VisArts. Mercedes won the Light Work Grant in 2017 and the Open Society Grant for documentary images. Classes Mercedes has taught include: “How to Use Art as a Political Tool” and “Law as Form (and Why it Should be Female).” Mercedes has exhibited and performed at the Bronx Museum of Art, Flux Factory, Paco das Artes and many spaces across the Americas.

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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

june 2 (Saturday) - 29 (Friday)

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

2jun - 21juljun 212:00 amjul 21Five More Minutes: Katie PumphreyPart I

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Five More Minutes features all new work by Baltimore artist, Katie Pumphrey. Through large scale paintings and installation, Pumphrey’s work explores the tension between calm and chaos. With turbulent brushstrokes and the suggestion of imagery or reference of space, her work examines the repeated process of settling into a place or moment, making it your own, and finding comfort — only to have the situation change.

This two-part exhibition, Five More Minutes, explores the anxiety, excitement, panic, and even monotony that comes from just five more minutes. Calm shifts to chaos and seconds fly by. Time drags on and you push further into the unknown. Five more minutes. Stay here for just five more minutes. You have only five more minutes. You still have five more minutes. Wait, just five more minutes. In five more minutes. Please, just five more minutes. Only five more minutes. Five more minutes. 

PART I:
Susan Calloway Fine Arts
June 2 – July 21, 2018

Opening Reception: June 2, 5 – 8pm
Artist Talk: June 12, 11am
Closing Reception: July 21, 5 – 8pm

{1643 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC}

PART II:
Athenaeum
June 7 – July 22, 2018

Opening Reception: June 10, 4 – 6pm
Artist Talk: July 15, 1:30pm
Closing Reception: July 22, 2 – 4pm

{201 Prince St Alexandria, VA}


For sneak peaks, follow along on Instagram: @katiepumphreyart

Time

June 2 (Saturday) 12:00 am - July 21 (Saturday) 11:59 pm

Location

Susan Calloway Fine Arts

1643 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC

2jun - 7julAll DayClay from the Classroom, Beguiled, and Crows, Nests, Vases

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Clay from the Classroom, in our Main Gallery, is our annual exhibition celebrating the talent and triumphs of our students and their instructors. Featuring beginner through advanced ceramic art from various classes during the past year, functional wares from mugs to teapots show off the techniques and skills of our students. Tile work, figures, and abstract sculptural art are also part of the show and reflect our course offerings. With our variety of firing possibilities, the artwork ranges from low-fire majolica and mid-temperature electric, to high-fire gas reduction, soda- firing, and wood-fired finishes. All work was created with the guidance and experience of our dedicated instructors, whose work will also be on display.

Beguiled, in our Solo Gallery, is a show of recent work by Lars Westby. Westby’s abstract sculptural works reference utilitarian and industrial objects, pared down to essential details that just allude to their original intent.

Crows, Nests, Vases, in our Project Space Gallery, will contain the work of Norifumi Taniguchi, one of our advanced, Spring Board artists. Taniguchi is inspired by nature and our relationship within it.

The exhibitions will be on display from June 2 – July 7, 2018 with a reception on July 7th from 6 – 8. The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public.

Time

June 2 (Saturday) - July 7 (Saturday)

Location

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD 21209

3jun - 29All DayJenne Glover: Discovering the Journey

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 Washington, D.C. artist Jenne Glover will exhibit at Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District gallery, New Door Creative, June 3rd through June 29th, 2018. The exhibition is entitledDiscovering the Journey”,  a collection of mixed- media collaged works. An opening reception will be hosted on Sunday, June 3rd at 2-5 P.M.

Betwixt the We -- Jenne Glover.jpg

“Discovering the Journey” presents 25 mixed-media collages that are colorfully spontaneous narratives. Varied in scale, the collection is skillfully composed, and layered with a range of paint media, photographic imagery, fabric, and re-purposed materials.

In her practice, Glover is challenged by ‘finding the pulse, the beat of unfolding concept, and going with the flow’. Drawing from an Afrocentric aesthetic, the artist engages viewers with consistently free-spirited rhythm that is visually melodic and inventive.

A native of Washington, D.C., Glover has exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include “60 Americans”, Elga Swimmer PCC, New York (2015), “Cornucopia”, Wolfarth Gallery, Washington, D.C (2016), “Alchemical Vessels 2016”, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, D.C., “New Power Generation 2016 National Juried Exhibition”, Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA, (2016). In 2017, she was honored as “Mixed Media Finalist” Global Art Awards, Dubai (2017).

Time

june 3 (Sunday) - 29 (Friday)

Location

New Door Creative

1601 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

5jun - 31julAll DaySecond Nature: Portuguese Contemporary Art from the EDP Foundation Collection

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The first group exhibition of Portuguese art of the 21st century to be presented in the United States, Second Nature is both a portrait of recent artistic production in Portugal and an exploration of the relationship between human culture and the environment. Working in media ranging from watercolor to photography to video, artists in the exhibition consider the tension between the concept of an untouched natural world—a popular subject in art history—and the ways humans have dominated and reshaped the environment using modern technology.

Open June 5 – July 31

Time

June 5 (Tuesday) - July 31 (Tuesday)

Location

The Kreeger Museum

2401 Foxhall Road, NW Washington D.C. 20007

6jun - 20julAll Day"New Terrains" AACC Alumni Invitational

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“New Terrains” AACC Alumni Invitational

 

Exhibit Dates

June 6th – July 20th 2018

 

Public Reception

June 16th 5-7 PM

 

Gallery Hours

Monday: Thursday8 am – 6 pm

Friday: 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm

The gallery is located on the main floor of the Cade Center for Fine Arts (CADE 218).

https://www.facebook.com/aaccvisualarts/

 

About the Exhibit:

This exhibit highlights three Anne Arundel Community College Alumni who are excelling in the Visual Arts.

 

About the Artists:

Kyri Hinkleman is a contemporary art jeweler currently living and working in Rochester, NY.  Her undergraduate studies began at Anne Arundel Community College where she focused in art and entrepreneurship.  Continuing to pursue her interests in creating, she received her BFA in Metalsmithing and Interdisciplinary Object Design from Towson University in Baltimore, MD. As her passion for jewelry continued to grow, she moved to upstate NY to receive her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated in 2017. Kyri creates wearable objects and spaces, often sourcing found objects for her materials.  By collecting discarded components, the inherent meaning of a found object changes, and then is challenged even further when it is placed on the body as a wearable piece. Topics such as memory, relationships, and the intrinsic value of materials are prevalent in her work.

 

Peter F. Miller (b.1991 Monterey, CA) is a contemporary artist working with photography living

in Maryland. Peter’s primary focus lies in ways of seeing, identity, and communicating the

human experience. They received an AA degree in studio arts from Anne Arundel Community

College (AACC) in 2013 and a BFA in photography from The Maryland Institute College of Art

(MICA) in 2016. Peter is the 2016 recipient of the Jan Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship

from MICA and one of the recipients of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist

Award in photography for 2018. Their work has been featured on the Detroit Center for Creative

Photography’s website and Fotofilmic’s 2017 Spring Shortlist.

 

Tyler Mitchell is a multidisciplinary artist that grew up in Davidsonville, Maryland. His passion for the fine arts was realized at an early age. In his senior year he went on to win The Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award and Scholarship for the Fine Arts, one of only two awarded in the state each year. He attended Savannah College of Art and Design where he graduated in 2002 with a B.F.A in Painting. In the years spent there he would develop a love for the hands on process of sculpture, wood working and installation. He later picked up photography as a means to combine the many different facets of his artistic process and seal the finish piece in time through the lens of his camera. He strives to recreate his imaginative and dream states by drawing on his background in sculpture and painting to give rise to surreal narratives that invoke these feelings with an illustrative like quality. Images that seem to have a clear vision but don’t quite make sense, much like dreams. His work rapidly evolves from one body of work to the next while trying to maintain a polished look and style unique to his own vision. He has shown his work extensively both nationally and internationally and recently attended Anne Arundel Community College for Graphic Design where he took his first photography class under Professor Matthew Moore.

 

Curator: Mathew Moore

Associate Professor of Photography and Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.

 

The Cade Gallery is on the western side of AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.  Located on the main floor of the Cade building on West Campus, The Cade Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College features seven exhibits a year. The span of exhibiting artists is broad, yet each exhibit is focused by theme or medium.

 

Cade Art Gallery, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012

http://www.aacc.edu/campus-life/visit-an-art-show/cade-center-gallery/

 

Contact: [email protected]

Teddy Johnson: Cade Gallery Director

 

 

Promotional Image Information:

Artist – Tyler Mitchell

Title- Holy Cow

Medium – Digital Photograph Mini cow on Retina Display

Time

June 6 (Wednesday) - July 20 (Friday)

Location

Cade Art Gallery

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

6jun - 28julAll DaySarah Tilton at Hotel IndigoPresented by Maryland Art Place

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Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present new works by Baltimore artist, Sarah Tilton. Tilton is an abstract painter known for her bold and expressive large-scale paintings.  Six of Tilton’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition will be on view June 6 – July 28 and is free and open to the public. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 West Franklin Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.

Tilton’s paintings are informed by her background as a classically trained musician.  She is interested in the way that both music and painting transcend language and seeks to evoke indefinable emotions with her paintings. Tilton extracts extraordinary nuances from everyday life. She takes these “nuances to [her] sketchbook, searching for colors, marks, and textures to properly represent them”. The resulting paintings are improvisational and rhythmic.

“I’m particularly fascinated by the way jazz musicians learn to improvise effectively enough that their playing literally becomes a wordless language. They spend countless hours taking in different tonalities and rhythms until they can transform standard patterns into original creations. In many ways, my own artistic process mirrors this process of the jazz musician. I actively observe the seemingly standard things, events, and experiences, looking for the smallest nuance of extraordinary. I believe it is the nuance that allows a full experience to be had.” — Tilton

Tilton graduated from Towson University in 2017. In her last semester there, she participated in the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, juried by artist Zoe Charlton. In this exhibition, her work won both the Franklin and Alice Cooley award and the William Denner award. Since graduating, Tilton’s work has been featured in the NextGen 4.0 Exhibition at VisArt, juried by artists Tim Doud and Cathy C. Cook, in UNDER 500 at Maryland Art Place, and has been added to private and corporate collections across the country.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD.  MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.
www.mdartplace.org | [email protected]rtplace.org | 410.962.8565

Time

June 6 (Wednesday) - July 28 (Saturday)

Location

Hotel Indigo

24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore MD 21201

7jun - 22julAll DayFive More Minutes: Katie PumphreyPart II

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Five More Minutes features all new work by Baltimore artist, Katie Pumphrey. Through large scale paintings and installation, Pumphrey’s work explores the tension between calm and chaos. With turbulent brushstrokes and the suggestion of imagery or reference of space, her work examines the repeated process of settling into a place or moment, making it your own, and finding comfort — only to have the situation change.

This two-part exhibition, Five More Minutes, explores the anxiety, excitement, panic, and even monotony that comes from just five more minutes. Calm shifts to chaos and seconds fly by. Time drags on and you push further into the unknown. Five more minutes. Stay here for just five more minutes. You have only five more minutes. You still have five more minutes. Wait, just five more minutes. In five more minutes. Please, just five more minutes. Only five more minutes. Five more minutes. 

PART I:
Susan Calloway Fine Arts
June 2 – July 21, 2018

Opening Reception: June 2, 5 – 8pm
Artist Talk: June 12, 11am
Closing Reception: July 21, 5 – 8pm

{1643 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC}

PART II:
Athenaeum
June 7 – July 22, 2018

Opening Reception: June 10, 4 – 6pm
Artist Talk: July 15, 1:30pm
Closing Reception: July 22, 2 – 4pm

{201 Prince St Alexandria, VA}


For sneak peaks, follow along on Instagram: @katiepumphreyart

Time

June 7 (Thursday) - July 22 (Sunday)

Location

Athenaeum

201 Prince St Alexandria, VA

7jun - 1julAll DayAbby Fitzgibbon and Robert Hoffman

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Abby Fitzgibbon is a local artist, writer and Reiki practitioner born and raised in Baltimore. Her drive to create accompanied her to China where she lived for six years, exhibiting her illustrations, installations, photo projects, and live body painting in Beijing and Shanghai. After some time away touring with her sister and their band GingerWitch, Abby has once again made her home in Baltimore, the city from which she draws much of her inspiration. All of her recent art and writing can be found on her website at abbyfitzgibbon.com.

BALTIMORE @ RED LIGHTS SERIES

Artist Abby Fitzgibbon creates quick sketches of what she sees as she sits at red lights—without looking down at her sketchpad. Done in the style of contour drawings, each illustration is one continuous line drawn while looking only at the subject until the illustration is complete. The result is a unique take on Baltimore sights, capturing the fast pace at which we move through Charm City.

“Our eyes tend to graze over these objects. We’re so used to seeing them that it’s almost like we look right through them as our minds wander elsewhere. I really enjoyed the sense of presence it took, even for such quick moments in time, to really see these places– to sit with them and take in their detail.”

 

Robert Hoffman grew up in a small Midwestern town in Indiana, his grandparents’ home was surrounded by a large woods situated next to a limestone quarry. In this environment Robert observed many types of birds, these sightings of birds are an intrinsic influence in his work from the past until the present. Through the combination of his mixed media, self taught fiber work, collage and creative subconscious he reveals simple, surreal, obvious and obscure narratives that are played out in this world and one know only to the birds he creates. In this body of work I have gone monochromatic, I usually use a very colorful palate when creating my art. I have always wanted to do a collection of works in monochromatic and after seeing this gallery I felt it would be a great space to show a body of works in this process.

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When creating I use a combination of the following.

Mixed Media

The use of multiple media to create a work of art. I mainly use acrylic, watercolor and design markers.

Collage

The technique of composing a work of art by pasting various materials on a surface.

Embroidery

The art of working with a needle and thread to create raised and ornamental designs upon fabric, paper or leather

3D printing pen

Is a glue gun hybrid that heats up and distributes a thin string of plastic that then quickly cools to build textural elements.

The Alchemy of Art is a local contemporary gallery focusing on but not limited to local up and coming artist. The building itself is a unique space as it is a converted convent and the gallery is on the entry level and one of the two rooms is the old chapel room with beautiful arched ceilings.  Along with the gallery there is a boutique which carries local made art and goods. The gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday 12:30pm to 6:30pm and 1pm to 6pm on Sunday but subject to change. To keep posted on hours of operation and events follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyOfArt and keep an eye on our website www.thealchemyofart.net

Time

June 7 (Thursday) - July 1 (Sunday)

Location

The Alchemy of Art

1637 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21231

9jun - 14julAll DayPURE RAW

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PURE RAW

Somnath Bhatt
James Bouche
Markele Cullins
Erika Hickle
Pastiche Lumumba
Maya Martinez
Vijay Masharani
Molly Soda

Resort is pleased to present our third exhibition, Pure Raw, curated by Alex Ebstein and guest curator Abbey Parrish. Pure Raw brings together the works of eight artists working in painting, sculpture, video and fabricated goods. The works in Pure Raw deconstruct and exaggerate personal branding and aesthetics, aimed specifically at the blurred line between private and public self. This selective presentation, undertaken daily in social media and fashion, is here encapsulated in blunt, physical objects that lay bare the omnipresence of self definition and allegiance through visual culture and signifiers.

Molly Soda (@bloatedandalone4evr1993), a pioneer of inhabiting virtual space as an artistic practice, confronts her audience (both in the gallery and online) with the symbiotic relationship between content creators and content consumers. Through his studio practice as well as his internet persona, Pastiche Lumumba (@art21savage), fuses multiple creative worlds in his critique of contemporary culture. His work investigates how contexts creates radical shifts in meaning and value. Known for her use of vulnerability within the context of internet, Maya Martinez (@sadpapsmear69) works in poetry, sculpture and limited edition clothing. Her works investigate voyeurism as entertainment and the ease with which we watch one another through social media.

James Bouché’s (@jamesbouche) work explores overlaps between post-minimalist aesthetics and contemporary subcultures. In this exhibition, he presents pieces that connect sexuality and his religious upbringing. Somnath Bhatt (@baapor) investigates past and present as well as the influence of heritage versus the experience of millennial, American identity. He questions the value of craft and labor as seen through each perspective, and how these contribute to a conflicted sense of self as an artist and designer. He communicates these intersections with a broad use of language, iconography, and symbolism through fabrication and design.

Vijay Masharani (@vijay.masharani), Markele Cullins (@hoeteps) and Erika Hickle (@pixieforest69) each present works that deal with visual overload and its effect on the psyche. Vijay’s work takes the destructive capacities of whiteness as an object of inquiry. His video work examines the cumulative effect of media as a disseminator of trauma, mainstream and niche networks creating imagery and language that divides, separates and exhausts. Markele, an artist, performer and curator, makes work that examines the divisions and reductions of identity in daily, digital communication and how it seeps into one’s sense of self. His work engages Afrofuturist concepts and questions bliss and happiness through archived nostalgia. Erika’s paintings re-contextualize casual imagery, collected through texts, snapshots and google searches, into diaristic paintings. These pieces retrace the impact of constant visual stimuli on one’s emotional wellbeing.

Together the works exhibited in Pure Raw navigate the projected idea of self as well as post-internet culture and aesthetics. The exhibition is on view from June 9 -July 14, 2018.

ARTIST BIOS:

Somnath Bhatt is a designer ෴ and artist ⋰ graduated from Rhode Island School of Design ⍭ 2017. Born and raised in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India his interests are broad; they range from multimedia and technology, to multilingual typography and traditional crafts. He likes exploring metaphors and tapping into the dynamism of liminal, peripheral, and intersectional spaces in art and design. Seeking the new in the old, and the old in the new is his favorite form of making. ༗

Bhatt’s work was shown at ICA, London, Institute of New Connotative Action, Seattle WA, Lewisham Art House, UK, Wrong Biennale Oslo Norway, Welcome To Junior High in West Hollywood, CA, RISD Museum in Providence, RI, the Yale Odd & Ends Book Fair, Brown University and Chinatown Soup, NYC.

James Bouché (b. 1990) is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from MICA in 2012 with a BFA in printmaking and is currently teaches at Baltimore School for the Arts. Recent exhibitions include Punctual Reality (High Tide, Philadelphia), Of Fictive Intentions (Vacation, NYC), 8 (LVL3, Chicago), and Imperfect Tools for Navigation (American Medium, NYC).

Markele Cullins is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and organizer born and based in Baltimore, MD. Their work focuses on intimacy, memory recollection, spirituality and traditions. Cullins spoke at Baltimore Pride 2015, Baltimore Bridging Gaps, and The Creative Time Summit in 2016. They have shown work in Baltimore, New York, Washington D.C. and more. Furthermore, Cullins has curated numerous shows and led workshops around Baltimore. In addition to being a visual artist and curator, he performs under the alias Hoeteps.

Erika Hickle (b. 1985) is an artist living and working in New York City. She was born and raised in San Diego, California. She received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach and her MFA from Rutgers University. She has shown at 321 Gallery in Brooklyn, and shown at Kimberly Klark gallery in Queens.

Pastiche Lumumba is an artist and curator. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Texas, Tanzania, Florida, and Atlanta, GA, Lumumba’s multinational upbringing greatly influenced his understanding of fluidity across cultures and geography. His multidisciplinary work examines the element of context and its effect on subjective experience. He has exhibited internationally and on the internet. In 2013, Lumumba founded the LOW Museum in Atlanta and served as Executive Director. In 2015 he won Art Chopped at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University and in 2016 was chosen as one of their inaugural MFU Studio + Teach Residents. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Maya Martinez is a writer and artist. Her writing and object making deal with personal mythology, cruelty, traps, and entertainment. Maya is from Florida and she dances on the weekends.

Vijay Masharani (b. 1995) is an artist living and working in Queens. Recent exhibitions include a two person exhibition with Trisha Cheeney at High-Tide (PA) and group exhibitions at Museum Gallery (NY) and 891 N. Main (RI). His writing has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Post-Office Arts Journal, and Title Magazine.

Molly Soda was born Amalia Soto in 1989 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and currently lives and works in New York. She received her B.F.A in Photography and Imaging from Tish School of Art, NYU in 2011. Since 2015 her work has been represented by Annka Kultys Gallery, where she has had three solo exhibitions. She has participated in several group shows internationally, including Net [ ] Work: 24 hours of Contemporary Video Art, Los Angles, Your Digital Self Hates You, Stadt Bern in Bern, Switzerland; Doubly So in Detroit; The Wrong Digital Art Biennale in Seoul; Like 2 B Liked in Copenhagen, Denmark. She remains active on Tumblr and Twitter, and regularly publishes on NewHive.

Time

June 9 (Saturday) - July 14 (Saturday)

Location

Resort

235 Park Avenue, Baltimore MD

9jun - 22julAll DayVolume 2: The Anniversary Show at Tectonic Space

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Tectonic Space is excited to announce their first anniversary art show to celebrate their first year of operation. Join us on Saturday June 9 from 7pm- 10pm for the opening reception for Volume 2: The Anniversary Show, a group art exhibition. Volume 2 features a collection of artwork from local, regional, and national artists, including work by Jabari Weathers, Ian Moore, Juliannah Harrison, Briana Arrington, Kyle Yearwood, Will Shanklin, Nancy Anleu, Rachel Scotland, Amy Bravo, Audrey Estok, Alyse Firefly, Ryan Hahn, and Lindsay Petrick.

 

Volume 2 will be on display at Tectonic Space until July 22, 2018. Additionally, the gallery will host an artist talk event on Friday July 13 from 6pm-8pm.

 

Tectonic Space is an art gallery in Baltimore, MD, primarily focused on highlighting illustration, graphic and graffiti style artwork, comic book art, and sci-fi/fantasy artwork. Updates on upcoming events can be found on social media (@tectonicspace) and by visiting www.tectonicspace.com.

 

Time

June 9 (Saturday) - July 22 (Sunday)

Location

Tectonic Space

2000 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore MD 21218

13jun - 22octAll Day1939: Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA

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In 1939, the BMA presented one of the first major exhibitions in the U.S. to feature African American artists. Contemporary Negro Art, served “as a declaration of principles as to what art should be in a democracy and as a gauge of how far in this particular province we have gone and may need to go…,” wrote renowned African American philosopher and art critic Alain Locke in the exhibition brochure. Nearly 80 years later, the BMA pays tribute to this landmark exhibition with 14 prints and drawings by African American artists who were included in the 1939 show.

Installation view, Contemporary Negro Art exhibition, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939. Photograph Collection, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, The Baltimore Museum of Art. AN6.40

Time

June 13 (Wednesday) - October 22 (Monday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

13jun - 31julAll DaySecond Nature: Portuguese Contemporary Art from the EDP Foundation Collection

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The first group exhibition of Portuguese art of the 21st century to be presented in the United States, Second Nature is both a portrait of recent artistic production in Portugal and an exploration of the relationship between human culture and the environment. Working in media ranging from watercolor to photography to video, artists in the exhibition consider the tension between the concept of an untouched natural world—a popular subject in art history—and the ways humans have dominated and reshaped the environment using modern technology.

The exhibition includes approximately 30 works and is the first to go on tour from the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, which opened to the public in October 2016. It is curated by art historian Luisa Especial and MAAT Director Pedro Gadanho, formerly Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The exhibition brings together works created over the past two decades by sixteen artists from different generations, each of whom employs modern technology and materials to capture, filter, and reinvent the natural world, thereby generating a “second nature.”

Highlights include an installation centered on an orange tree root by sculptor Alberto Carneiro (1937–2017); two multimedia sculptures by artist Vasco Araújo (b. 1975) that explore the relationship between nature and colonialism; a 24-foot multi-perspectival drawing by Gabriela Albergaria (b. 1965); and arresting photographs of illegal fishing and hunting traps by João Grama (b. 1975).

All of the works are drawn from the EDP Foundation Art Collection, the collection of contemporary Portuguese art that comprises the MAAT’s permanent collection.

Time

June 13 (Wednesday) - July 31 (Tuesday)

Location

The Kreeger Museum

2401 Foxhall Road, NW Washington D.C. 20007

16jun - 4augAll DayThe BIG Show

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We are celebrating our incredibly talented members! Come support the artists, photographers, writers, sculptures, musicians, magicians, jokesters, and more, that are all supporters of Creative Alliance!

Our annual members’ extravaganza, both in the gallery and on stage, is Saturday, June 16! It begins in a salon-style exhibition opening from 6-8pm where all of our members (kids too) are invited to put one piece in the show. This is a fantastic opportunity to expand (or begin) your art collection! Then, we move into the theater for a variety show like no other! Any member can sign up to hop on stage and flaunt their talents…for up to three minutes. This is a family-friendly night that is FREE and open to the public!

Here’s how it works:
1. Become a member of Creative Alliance (or maybe you already are one).
2. Submit your artwork (under 3 feet wide) and we have to have to hang it on the wall AND/OR sign up for The BIG Show on STAGE and perform whatever you want on our stage….so long as it is under 3 min.
It’s that easy.

About Membership:
There’s a level for everyone! Here are the details.
Membership supports our growing community and allows us to do what we do! Free education programs for kids & teens, free exhibitions anyone can stop by to see, phenomenal community events like The Great Halloween Lantern Parade, and so much more! Your membership donation also helps keep the lights on and the doors open.

Members also get discounts on tickets and other great perks – take a look!

All ages welcome! Kids 13+ can submit artwork or perform on stage – youth entry is $5.

Dates to Know:
Members’ Artwork Drop-off: THU JUN 7 – SAT JUN 9 | 11am – 7pm each day 
Exhibition On View: SAT JUN 16 – SAT AUG 4
The BIG Show On Stage Registration Deadline: JUN 14
The BIG Show Opening Reception: JUN 16 | 6 – 8pm
The BIG Show On Stage: JUN 16 | 8pm
The BIG Show Open Critique: Wed, JUL 18 | 7pm | FREE!

Time

June 16 (Saturday) - August 4 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

19jun - 23juljun 196:00 pmjul 23Summer 2018 Grant Information Sessions

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Summer 2018 Grant Information Sessions
Attend on of these free workshop to learn the details of applying for a Rubys grant and general strategies for preparing a strong proposal.

Monday, June 11, 2018
6pm-7:30pm
@ the Motor House, 3rd Floor Conference Room (120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore 21201)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6pm-7:30pm
@ Howard County Arts Council (8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, 21043)

Monday, July 23, 2018
6pm-7:30pm
@ the Motor House, 3rd Floor Conference Room (120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore 21201)

Time

June 19 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm - July 23 (Monday) 7:30 pm

Location

Howard County Arts Council

8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, 21043

20jun - 5augAll DayJanet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

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For one of the summer’s most highly anticipated exhibitions, the BMA and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts present works by six finalists competing for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The $25,000 fellowship is awarded by an independent panel of jurors each year to a visual artist or visual art collaborators living or working in the Greater Baltimore region.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Erick Antonio Benitez (Baltimore, MD) is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, organizer and curator whose work explores concepts of identity, culture, mysticism, and the natural world.
  • Nakeya Brown(Laurel, MD) is an artist who uses photography to explore the complexities of race, beauty, politics, and gender.
  • Sutton Demlong(Baltimore, MD) is a sculptor who utilizes traditional woodworking techniques to explore the possibilities of imbuing personality and presence in abstract sculpture.
  • Nate Larson (Baltimore, MD) is a photographer and MICA professor who works with big data, historical research, and community partnerships to create expanded documentary projects.
  • Eunice Park (Parkville, MD) is an artist who creates paintings inspired by dreams, memories, and experiences with family and in the workplace.
  • Stephen Towns (Baltimore, MD) is a painter and fiber artist whose work explores how American history influences contemporary society.

Organized by Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Cecilia Wichmann.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at the BMA on July 14. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition is held in conjunction with Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

The 2018 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is made possible through the generous support of the Abell Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation, Brightside Foundation, Brown Advisory Charitable Foundation, Caplan Family Foundation, Charlesmead Foundation, Ellen Sondheim Dankert, France-Merrick Foundation, Greater Baltimore Committee, Hecht-Levi Foundation, Patricia and Mark Joseph/The Shelter Foundation, M&T Bank, Legg Mason, Amy & Chuck Newhall, Rollins-Luetkemeyer Foundation, Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, Rosemore, Inc., Rouse Company Foundation, M. Sigmund & Barbara Shapiro Philanthropic Fund, John Sondheim and William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund.

With special thanks to those making contributions to the Sondheim Prize in honor of former BOPA CEO Bill Gilmore: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Dr. Frank Marino Foundation, Days Inn Inner Harbor, Suzanne Cohen, Lois and Irving Blum Foundation, Nancy Hackerman, E. Scott Johnson, Kathleen Basham, James Adams, Barbara Bozzuto, Elizabeth Bruen, Elizabeth Freeman, Rosalind Healy, Hopkinson Family Fund, Alyce Myatt, Paula Rome, Kathy Sher, Andrea Vernot & Brent Burkhardt, Laura Burrows, Alexander Baer, Linda Blume, H. Chace Davis, Stanford Gann, Mark Klotzbach, Sarah McCafferty & Andrew Lapayowker, Leslie Helen Shepard, and Janet Marie Smith.

Time

June 20 (Wednesday) - August 5 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

21jun - 18augAll DaySummer '18

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Grace Hartigan, Pompeian Still Life, 1998

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21 6-8pm

Join us at C. Grimaldis Gallery for the opening of our 41st annual summer exhibition to preview our upcoming exhibitions and revisit the past season.

This survey exhibition features some of the gallery’s most widely visible artists of international acclaim, such as the canonical British sculptor Anthony Caro (1924-2003), Abstract Expressionist painter Grace Hartigan (1922-2008), and Korean light artist Chul Hyun Ahn.

Celebrating a history of representing influential local artists, Summer ’18brings together a majority Baltimore- and Maryland-based program and includes several generations of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) leadership: former president Eugene Leake (1911-2005), professor Raoul Middleman and Hoffberger Director Joan Waltemath.

The exhibition will debut photographs from 2018 Guggenheim Fellow Rania Matar’s ongoing series, SHE, new sculpture by Colin Van Winkle and recent paintings by 2017 Rome Prize recipient Beverly McIver.

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.

Featuring:

Chul Hyun Ahn
Anthony Caro
Henry Coe
Grace Hartigan
Jae Ko
Eugene Leake
Ben Marcin
Rania Matar
Beverly McIver
Raoul Middleman
Giorgos Rigas
John Ruppert
Nora Sturges
Colin Van Winkle
Joan Waltemath

C. Grimaldis Gallery will be closed from August 24 through September 3.

Time

June 21 (Thursday) - August 18 (Saturday)

Location

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

21jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSummer '18Opening Reception

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Grace Hartigan, Pompeian Still Life, 1998

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21 6-8pm

Join us at C. Grimaldis Gallery for the opening of our 41st annual summer exhibition to preview our upcoming exhibitions and revisit the past season.

This survey exhibition features some of the gallery’s most widely visible artists of international acclaim, such as the canonical British sculptor Anthony Caro (1924-2003), Abstract Expressionist painter Grace Hartigan (1922-2008), and Korean light artist Chul Hyun Ahn.

Celebrating a history of representing influential local artists, Summer ’18brings together a majority Baltimore- and Maryland-based program and includes several generations of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) leadership: former president Eugene Leake (1911-2005), professor Raoul Middleman and Hoffberger Director Joan Waltemath.

The exhibition will debut photographs from 2018 Guggenheim Fellow Rania Matar’s ongoing series, SHE, new sculpture by Colin Van Winkle and recent paintings by 2017 Rome Prize recipient Beverly McIver.

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.

Featuring:

Chul Hyun Ahn
Anthony Caro
Henry Coe
Grace Hartigan
Jae Ko
Eugene Leake
Ben Marcin
Rania Matar
Beverly McIver
Raoul Middleman
Giorgos Rigas
John Ruppert
Nora Sturges
Colin Van Winkle
Joan Waltemath

C. Grimaldis Gallery will be closed from August 24 through September 3.

Time

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

Location

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

22jun - 6julAll DayGRAD SHOW IV

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MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies is delighted to announce GRAD SHOW IV, featuring students from the MFA, Studio Art program. MICA GRAD SHOW IV will be on view June 22nd – July 6th in Riggs and Leidy Gallery, Lazarus Center. Opening Reception, Saturday, June 23rd, 5PM – 7PM.

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

Time

June 22 (Friday) - July 6 (Friday)

Location

MICA Sheila & Richard Riggs & Leidy Gallery

131 West North Avenue Baltimore MD 21201

22jun8:00 pm- 11:00 pmArt After Hours: Afropolitanism

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June 22 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
BMA Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25

Baltimore’s best art party is back and celebrating Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017. We’re showcasing the extraordinary output of leading black artists who have a global vision.

Come dressed up or down, sip a signature cocktail, dance, make art, and enjoy pop-up activities throughout the museum. Tickets include evening access to Odyssey (a $10 value), selected galleries, entertainment, and a free food or drink ticket. Beer, wine, cocktails, and light bites are available for purchase.

Featuring:

  • Musical performances by Abdu Ali and saxophonist Sarah Hughes
  • DJ Hoeteps
  • Make-your-own laser-cut wearables with artist Sarah Juanita
  • Bookmaking demo with artist Alisa Brock
  • In-gallery artists chats with 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize finalists
  • Odyssey and the BMA’s African art collection with BMA curator Kevin Tervala

This event is for adults age 21 and older.

Time

(Friday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

23junAll DayJOE W. SPEIER & MICHELLE UCKOTTER

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Please join us at Chin Up Bar this Saturday for dinner and cocktails at the private reception for Baltimore artists Joe W. Speier and Michelle Uckotter. Flyer and menu below. Eating and drinking is not required, and you can byob if you like. 

Yours, 

Alis & MacGregor

MENU

$5 – Shape Salad – Israeli couscous, farmers market vegetables, herbs (Vegan)

$3 – Mezcal with iced sun tea, honey, herbs

Beer

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Chin Up Bar

3601 Cairnes Lane, Baltimore MD

23jun12:00 pm- 3:00 pmBaltimore's World Refugee Day Festival!

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Baltimore’s World Refugee Day features talented youth and adult performers that are new American artists resettled in Baltimore. This free, family-friendly festival is inside Creative Alliance! Have fun making art, support craft market, bring the kids for face painting and henna and learn about the work of refugee service providers. SAT JUN 23 | NOON-3PM | FREE

12-2PM | KIDS WORKSHOPS & VENDORS | LOBBY & 2ND FLOOR

  • Mera Kitchen Collective | Eritrean Food
  • Nepal House | Nepalese and Indian cuisine
  • Artesanas Mexicanas | Mexican food, desserts and crafts
  • Syrian Cafe & Gallery | Syrian Food
  • Orla Naturals | Petroleum-based skin care products
  • Regal Clothes | African print attire
  • American Red Cross | Kite-making and Humanitarian Game
  • House of Ruth
  • Catholic Relief Services | Photography Exhibit & Truck on East Ave
  • Towson University and BCCC Refugee Youth Project | YAAAAS! Exhibit
  • Soccer Without Borders | Face painting and henna
  • Creative Alliance | Kerplunk! art activities

2-3PM | PERFORMANCES | THEATER

  • Jackline Ndaizye: Traditional African Dancer, Baltimore first Burundian valedictorian. Born in a refugee camp in Tanzania, Jackie was only six years old when her family resettled in Baltimore, Maryland. Alumni of SEED School of Maryland, Jackie led the African Drumming and Dance group at her school. She has worked with the Refugee Youth Project to help other refugee children. She has spent her summers taking college courses at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and completing scientific research internships at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Silk Road Dance Company: Founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray – World Dance professor at George Washington University – the award-winning, critically acclaimed Silk Road Dance Company (SRDC) presents an extensive repertoire of more than 200 dances from Central Asia, Iran, the Middle East, South Asia, the Caucasus. and beyond. Silk Road Dance Company has given performances internationally in Uzbekistan, Qatar, Singapore, United Kingdom and Canada. Based in Washington, DC, the ensemble has graced prestigious national venues including two White House performances and 11 Kennedy Center appearances. They have given presentations for 10 different embassies.
  • Prem Raja Mahat: The Owner of the Baltimore Restaurant Nepal House is also a pop music superstar in his native Nepal, where he had the top-selling album in the country for ten straight years. Mahat plays in the traditional lok geet style, but since childhood has also gained influence from American folk and country. Mahat is also the Nepalese Honorary Consul General for Maryland.
  • Mokoomba: Zimbabwe’s most celebrated young band with their powerful Afro Fusion and Zim Rock music! With infectious Afro-pop grooves, lock-step dance moves, and vocal harmonies reminiscent of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, it is no wonder Mokoomba has been hailed as “quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory” by Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre. The band’s unique mix of traditional Tonga, Luvale, & Nyanja rhythms combined with other pan-African music cultures and generous dashes of Rap, Ska, Soukous and Afro-Cuban music has gained worldwide attention.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

23jun2:00 pm- 5:00 pmRescheduled: Nature Art in the Park 2018 Exhibit Opening!

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We invite young & old to discover Nature Art in the Park installations along the enchanting woodland trails of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park. There will be an Artists Reception on Saturday, June 23 from 2-5pm free to the public, which includes guided walks, artist performances, live music, yoga lessons, and light refreshments. We are hoping to be past the never-ending deluge, but set a Rain Date of Sunday, June 24 just in case! (same time)

The Artists’ Reception will be held at the gazebo and picnic area just to the north of the historic Orianda House (1901 Eagle Drive, Baltimore 21207). Parking is in lot off 4999 Windsor Mill Road Baltimore 21207, near the park’s Eagle Drive entrance. Some of the trails can be rocky in parts so wear a hardy pair of shoes!

For those that have not been to the park, most of the trails are not in the lower valley section, but along the higher ridge that overlooks the valley and was once part of the Crimea Estate with its Historic Orianda House and Chapel, and now includes such institutions as the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Center and the Carrie Murray Nature Center.
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2018 NAP Artists:
Allen Zaruba, Antonio Carpenter, Ashley Kidner, Brenda Pinkney-Carpenter, Charles Winkler, Dan Van Allen, Doug Retzler, Fred Merrill, Geoff Delanoy Photography, Heide Grundmann, Hunter Grogan, Isaac Ewart, Janet Pihlblad, Jillian Storms, Jim Opasik, Jude Asher, Julia Glatfelter, Kadija Hart, Katherine Elicker, Liz Swanson, Maricel Rampey, Mary Beth Akre, Mary Deacon Opasik, Matt Muirhead, Nancy Freeman, Pam Stein, Paris Brown, Petra Huth, Sonia Persichetti, Teal Waibel, Virginia Warwick, William Duffy, and William Hermann.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Nature Art in the Park

1920 Eagle Drive, Baltimore MD 21207

23jun2:00 pmDance Showcase - Mirrored Reflections: An Intimate Portrait

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Dance Showcase – Mirrored Reflections: An Intimate Portrait

Saturday, June 23, 2 pm

 

Enjoy dance performances exploring reflections of ourselves in our personal spaces and celebrating iconic figures that impacted our community. Dance performances will be presented by Dance Baltimore and other local dance companies.

 

In conjunction with Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans.

 

Let us know that you are coming.

 

 

Date and Time

Saturday, June 23, 2:00 pm

Contact Information

For more information call 443-263-1800

Admission

Included with museum admission

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

23jun2:00 pmTaha Heydari | Dual-Use: Baltimore to SamarraArtist Talk

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Taha Heydari

Dual-Use: Baltimore to Samarra

Artist Talk
Saturday, June 23, 2pm
Join us for an Artist Talk with Taha Heydari to learn more about the artist and his exhibition in the Members Gallery.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

23jun4:00 pm- 5:30 pmDiscussion: Sports and Politics with Kevin Blackistone and other guests TBA

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A discussion on sports and politics with Kevin Blackistone (national sports columnist, The Washington Post; panelist, ESPN’s “Around the Horn”; visiting professor, Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland) and other guests to be announced. Topics may touch on recent protests, the realities and repercussions for athletes (both on and off-field), gender and religion in sports, the exploitative treatment of Washington’s NFL cheerleaders, and other local issues.
Power Forward curator Astria Suparak will tip off the program with an illustrated preview of INCITE Journal‘s newest issue, Sports. Edited by Suparak and Brett Kashmere, the book surveys the intersections of sports, political discourse, popular culture, experimental media, and performance.
Sports-themed cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and food will be available.
Free and open to the public. Kindly RSVP in the ticket area below to reserve a seat.

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

23jun4:00 pm- 11:00 pmLive at the BBQ! Outdoor Summer Jam in Graffiti Alley

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Outdoor Summer Jam is coming to a Graffiti Alley near you!

Hailed by Baltimore Sun as “Baltimore’s Best Kept Secret”, Graffiti Alley is one of the top cultural destinations in the city. And this summer we’re excited to launch a new Outdoor Summer Jam weekend right in the Alley!

Experience something different and join us in the Alley for food, drinks, and great music all weekend >>

On Friday, June 22, we’re partnering with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to present a FREE New Music Chamber Jam right in Graffiti Alley. Hosted by Shodekeh and featuring performances by Du Yun, OK MIss and local New Music groups including Mind on Fire.

(Yes, that is BSO Conductor, Marin Alsop tagging Graffiti Alley.)

On Saturday, June 23, we’re throwing down old school style with DJ Fleg. Live at the BBQ will have everything you could want at a summer cookout: bboy + bgirl competitions, beats all day from DJ Fleg, and of course food fresh off the grill! It’s the one summer cookout you don’t want to miss! $7 to party and $10 to participate in the bboy/bgirl competition.

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

23jun5:00 pm- 7:00 pmGRAD SHOW IVOpening Reception

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MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies is delighted to announce GRAD SHOW IV, featuring students from the MFA, Studio Art program. MICA GRAD SHOW IV will be on view June 22nd – July 6th in Riggs and Leidy Gallery, Lazarus Center. Opening Reception, Saturday, June 23rd, 5PM – 7PM.

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

Time

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

Location

MICA Sheila & Richard Riggs & Leidy Gallery

131 West North Avenue Baltimore MD 21201

23jun6:30 pm- 7:30 pmOsvaldo Mesa: The Future of NostalgiaGallery Talk

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On view: June 1 – 23
Reception: Fri, June 1 | 6 – 8pm | FREE
Gallery Talk: Sat, June 23 | 6:30 – 7:30pm | FREE

Cuban-born painter Osvaldo Mesa explores influences of Baroque painting, Abstraction, fetish objects, and forms found in nature. The result is a strong mix of Surrealism and Latin American Baroque aesthetics that is both completely mysterious and unique.

Mesa is an artist, and for nearly 20 years, a full-time Assistant Professor in Art, Design, and Interactive Media at the Community College of Baltimore County. He earned his MFA in 1985 from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and his BA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. His work has been reviewed in the Washington Post, The Baltimore, Sun, The New Art Examiner, and was included in the 1996 book Santaria Aesthetics in Contemporary Latin Art (Smithsonian Press). In 2008 he was awarded a grant from the Maryland State Art Council. His selected exhibitions include the Hillyer Art Center in Washington, DC, El Museo Del Barrio in New York, NY, The Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois. This is Mesa’s first solo exhibition at Creative Alliance, and the artist will give a free gallery talk on the closing day, Saturday, June 23rd at 6:30pm.

Time

(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

23jun8:30 pmCosmic World of Moondog

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Blind and handsome, for over 30 years, one of the most recognizable figures in New York City was Louis Hardin, Jr., known to most as Moondog,  a tower of a man, who stood on Sixth Avenue and 54th Street, dressed as a Viking, selling poetry and playing homemade instruments.

Born in Kansas the son of a preacher, Moondog lost his eyesight at sixteen and studied music at the Iowa School for the Blind. His own journey took him from the Midwest, to New York, where he went from street musician to beloved composer. Along the way he hung out with Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman, lived with Philip Glass, was interviewed by Johnny Carson, had fashion designers create entire collections around his look, but most importantly, created a body of music that is as sonically unique as the man himself.

Tonight, Baltimore musicians including (but not limited to) Liz Downing, Anne Watts (of Boister), Mind on Fire, Michael Willis, Brooks Long, and Hanna Olivegren, perform his amazing compositions and try their best to inhabit the cosmic world that Moondog created.

SAT JUN 23 | 8:30PM | $18, $15 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)

Time

(Saturday) 8:30 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

24jun - 30All DayPeaces Collective

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June 24-30

The PEACES Collective will present a week-long pop-up store accompanied by wellness programming. PEACES strives to create sustainable markets and systems for handcrafted and recycled fashions and decor, while contributing to the economic, social, and human development of the community, with an emphasis on nurturing young women.

More on the collective at workingpeaces.com

Time

june 24 (Sunday) - 30 (Saturday)

Location

Cardinal

1758 Park Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

24jun3:00 pm- 7:00 pmCreatively Mindful presents SoulFood!

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Creatively Mindful presents SoulFood!

Did you miss A Brunch of Art? This time around you’ll get that soultry, Sunday family dinner feel with the upbeat Art show vibes we’re known and responsible for! The aim of Creatively Mindful remains to showcase the creative talent of visual artists (22) from around the globe– as well as the products and services from the creative vendors (12) both local and larger!

We’ve partnered with Papi Cuisine and created some of the best menu items you can imagine!

We called DJ DamnKham back to the stage and she’ll be bringing you all the best music and blends all show long!

Great art and energy, positive vibes and people, great music and amazing food/drinks…that’s one helluva combination–all good for the SOUL.

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Studion 4

235 Holiday Street, Baltimore 21202

24jun3:00 pmSTEPHANIE MERCEDES: THE RING OF FREEDOM // HARMONIZING FREEDOM

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Harmonizing Freedom, a large scale performance in which queer dancers and singers harmonize and react to the sound of the installations, functioning as a visual score. The performance connects statistic and live queer bodies. The event is free and open to the public. The performance is programmed in conjunction with Halcyon Houses’s By The People Art Festival. To RSVP, click here.

ARTIST

Stephanie Mercedes is a Argentinian/American queer artist who works between performance, installation and using law as form. Mercedes manipulates legal structure to reveal socio-political power disparities in society and create sustainable conversations between under-represented artists and institutions. All of her work is inspired by personal experiences. Mercedes was a 2016 Art and Law Fellow, a 2017 Artist in Residence at the Bronx Museum (AIM) and is currently a artist in residence at Halcyon Arts Lab and VisArts. Mercedes won the Light Work Grant in 2017 and the Open Society Grant for documentary images. Classes Mercedes has taught include: “How to Use Art as a Political Tool” and “Law as Form (and Why it Should be Female).” Mercedes has exhibited and performed at the Bronx Museum of Art, Flux Factory, Paco das Artes and many spaces across the Americas.

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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 20052

202.994.6085
[email protected]
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

26jun8:15 pmThrive No. 17, Bryan Young & Dolf Kämper, Bassoon/Trumpet

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A June Night of New Music with Bryan Young, bassoon; Dolf Kämper, trumpet and theremin

Transmissions from Deep Space – Kamper (20 min.)

Aquarius – Gemini – Cancer – Libra, Tierkreis Melodies – Stockhausen (6 min.)
(Contrabassoon, Trumpet, Music Box)

Pulsating Stars Enable New Precise Determination of the Rotation of the Milky Way – Kamper (10 min.)
(Contrabassoon, Theremin)

Telemusik – Stockhausen (18 min)

Artists:
Bryan Young is one-third of America’s best-known oboe, bassoon and piano classical music trio. You can here their latest recording here: https://poulenctrio.org/recordings/

Dolf Kämper has performed as a trumpet player with symphonies in Mexico, Omaha, Baltimore, as well as in Germany. He studied trumpet with Jim Darling, Ed Hoffman, Mauro Maur, and Jack Sutte.

As a composer, Kämper has had performances both in the U.S. and in Germany. He studied composition with Loris Chobanian and attended workshops by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Lucas Foss, and John Corigliano.

He is co-artistic director of ANALOG arts.

Dessert and drink provided.
Suggested donation: $20/$15 student

Time

(Tuesday) 8:15 pm

Location

The Cork Factory

Floor 5, 302 Federal Street, Baltimore 21202

27jun - 4augAll DayThe Bra Show

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Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “THE BRA SHOW”. This compelling exhibition of original art from some of Baltimore’s Biggest Art Stars will feature over 40 artists who have been challenged to come out of their comfort zones, each creating one extraordinary piece for this loaded exhibition. The opening reception will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 6pm-9pm and will include a live performance by Baltimore’s own Laure Drogoul.

The Bra is a symbol that defies simple definition. It can be seen as an object that gave women freedom from the constriction of a corset, or the representation of societal oppression that needs to be burned. It can be seen as functional or fashionable, sexual or modest, supportive or restrictive, liberating or objectifying. It can signify freedom or control, and be used to cover, enhance or exaggerate.

The artists creating work for The Bra Show will explore this and more through widely varied mediums including painting, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, reuse, collage, glass, ceramics, performance and so much more. Each artist will show the viewer their unique perspective of this explosive theme.

Y:ART is thrilled to be partnered with the Artscape Gallery Network for this remarkable exhibition.

Images: Biker Breastplate by Leonard Streckfus, Fishheads by Liz Weber McPherson, Orienteering by Sherwood

Y:ART is a contemporary gallery established in 2015 by Julia Yensho. It Provides a forum for the art and culture of our time by presenting network and ideas through curatorial practice, artist representation, and by encouraging artistic collection. Y:ART Gallery is in the forefront of a new and exciting renaissance in Baltimore’s Highlandtown Arts District. The gallery has been responsible for many important solo and group exhibitions that have launched and sustained the careers of featured local and regional artists. Public programming within the gallery consists of artist talks and expert lectures on current exhibitions; all free and open to the public. Y:ART’s gallery store features over 70 local and regional artisans who specialize in handcrafted fine art gifts including: jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, textiles and metal work. The walls are covered with extraordinary unique artworks and sculptural pieces that would impress any collector. This unique space is open for artist showings and workshops, and the gallery is also available as a venue for private functions or social gatherings.

For interviews with the artists, and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at 443-928-2272 or Y:ART Gallery & Fine Gifts

3402 Gough Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
yartgalleryandfinegifts.com
facebook.com/YARTBMORE/
instagram.com/yart_gallery_and_fine_gifts/[email protected]

Our summer hours are Wednesday-Thursday 12pm-6pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm or by appointment. Beginning April 6, 2018, the gallery will be participating in Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District’s First Friday Art Walk, with evening hours extended until 9pm.

Time

June 27 (Wednesday) - August 4 (Saturday)

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

28jun - 16sepAll DayHeavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018, which highlights contemporary women artists working with a variety of metals and techniques to create artworks such as wall-size installations, exquisite jewelry and reinventions of familiar objects. On view June 28–Sept. 16, 2018, the exhibition features 20 artists and more than 50 works of art made from silver, copper, bronze, pewter, aluminum and more.

Inspired by NMWA’s collection of silverwork crafted by British and Irish women in the 18th and 19th centuries, Heavy Metal seeks to further disrupt the predominantly masculine narrative that surrounds metalworking despite women’s consistent presence in the field for centuries. This narrative is rooted, in part, in the gendered discourse surrounding the traditional distinctions between fine art, design, craft and decorative art. While large-scale bronze and steel sculptures made by men are hailed as “fine” art, subtle and more delicate works in metal, towards which women have been historically encouraged, are often dismissed as craft or “decorative” art.

“The idea that metalworking is too physically demanding for women to do is pervasive in historical as well as contemporary discourse,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “The contemporary artists selected for the 2018 installment of Women to Watch—and NMWA’s own collection of 18th and 19th-century silver by women—contradict this archaic notion.”

Heavy Metal is the fifth installment in NMWA’s dynamic Women to Watch exhibition series, which is presented every two to three years. The series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which the museum has outreach committees. Twenty participating committees worked with curators in their respective regions to create shortlists of artists working with metal. From these lists, NMWA curators selected the artists whose work is on view in Heavy Metal.

“Like modern-day alchemists, artists working in metal transform their materials into valuable and unique objects,” said NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor. “Heavy Metal demonstrates that contemporary women artists carry on a vibrant legacy in metalwork.”

From the sleek Minimalist aluminum forms of Rana Begum to the rough-hewn quality of Alejandra Prieto’s iron pyrite sculptures, the featured artists delight in the physical properties of their chosen medium. Some artists revel in the manipulation and fabrication of the material, while others source their medium from existing, often discarded objects. Alice Hope arranges used aluminum can tabs and ball chains to create mesmerizing, large-scale installations. Paula Castillo also uses readily available materials, particularly industrial by-products. She fashions these pieces into sculptures by first modeling the forms using computer software and then welding individual components together. Carolina Sardi and Kelsey Wishik both manipulate steel to create their vastly different forms.

The durability of metal attracts artists who seek to encapsulate memory, either collective or personal. Leila Khoury creates industrial-looking works that serve as indelible monuments to places threatened or destroyed by war in Syria. The wearable art of Kerianne Quick is likewise inspired by the effects of war, particularly the objects carried by those who are forced to flee.

From the macrocosm of the universe to the microcosm of the molecular makeup of metal, the natural world provides fertile ground for inspiration. Blanca Muñoz explores phenomena of space and light through undulating forms, while Serena Porratiexperiments with the properties of different metals and ponders the endless cycle of mining, smelting, use and re-use of the material. Charlotte Charbonnel finds beauty in the visualization of magnetic fields using ferrite filings, and Beverly Penn memorializes the transience of nature with botanically inspired forms.

Jewelers represented in Heavy Metal push the boundaries of the category with works ranging from darkly fanciful pieces by Lola Brooks to the oceanic forms of Cheryl Eve Acosta. Petronella Eriksson also finds inspiration in nature, particularly the forests of her native Sweden. Susie Ganch uses her training as a jeweler to create large sculptures that retain the delicacy of ornamentation.

Some artists play with the masculine associations of metalwork to engage with ideas about traditional feminine roles. Holly Laws takes discarded wooden ironing boards and tops them with copper and bronze elements that transform these instruments of drudgery into something altogether more threatening and sinister. Venetia Dale works in pewter to evoke the colonial market for that material, particularly in the Boston area, and to examine the gendered market for household goods. Katherine Vetne also explores this market by using objects such as the crystal pitchers common to wedding registries, which she melts down and coats with silver nitrate. Through her wearable sculptures, Carolina Rieckhof Brommer considers the paradox of home as both haven and prison for women.

Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018 is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and generously sponsored by the participating committees in Arkansas, Northern California, Southern California, Chile, Florida, France, Georgia, Italy, the Greater Kansas City Area, Massachusetts, the Mid-Atlantic Region, Mississippi, New Mexico, the Greater New York Area, Ohio, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Texas, and the United Kingdom. Additional support is provided by the Clara M. Lovett Emerging Artists Fund, the Sue J. Henry and Carter G. Phillips Exhibition Fund, the NMWA Advisory Board, San Francisco Advocacy for NMWA, and Nellie Partow.

Time

June 28 (Thursday) - September 16 (Sunday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

29jun - 21julAll DayLeslie Schwing | Serious Weather: Views from the Middle WorldPaper Cutting Workshop

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On view: June 29 – July 21
Reception: Fri, June 29 | 6 – 8pm | FREE
Paper Cutting Workshop: Sat, July 14 | noon – 4pm | $40, $35 members

Unraveling mythic events in ordinary places, Leslie Schwing’s mixed media paintings are animated with figures, glyphs, and elements both personal and universal.

Leslie Schwing is a Baltimore-based artist headquartered in the Fletcher/Schwing Studio, and a longtime member of Gallery 1448 and Creative Alliance. Schwing has studied at Carnegie Mellon University, The George Washington University where she earned her BA with Distinction, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited nationally since the mid-1970s, and has been featured in publications such as Ideas and Their Expression: A Search for Identity, and Dreaming for DUMMIES by Penney Pierce (IDG Books, 2000).

Time

June 29 (Friday) - July 21 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

29jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmLeslie Schwing | Serious Weather: Views from the Middle WorldReception

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On view: June 29 – July 21
Reception: Fri, June 29 | 6 – 8pm | FREE
Paper Cutting Workshop: Sat, July 14 | noon – 4pm | $40, $35 members

Unraveling mythic events in ordinary places, Leslie Schwing’s mixed media paintings are animated with figures, glyphs, and elements both personal and universal.

Leslie Schwing is a Baltimore-based artist headquartered in the Fletcher/Schwing Studio, and a longtime member of Gallery 1448 and Creative Alliance. Schwing has studied at Carnegie Mellon University, The George Washington University where she earned her BA with Distinction, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited nationally since the mid-1970s, and has been featured in publications such as Ideas and Their Expression: A Search for Identity, and Dreaming for DUMMIES by Penney Pierce (IDG Books, 2000).

Time

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

29jun6:00 pm- 9:00 pmWhat Happened 2 Chocolate City Film Screening

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In collaboration with Xfinity, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) invites you to our Friday Documentary Film Series at the new Studio Xfinity in the heart of Chinatown, DC. The screenings will occur the last Friday of June, July and August from 6-9pm and includes an indoor screening of locally produced documentary with a Q&A segment with director, and cast to follow.

Xfinity and PGAAMCC’s upcoming film screening will first feature the documentary What Happened 2 Chocolate City, June 29th, is a transformative experience that will take people on an explorative journey to understanding the history and legacy of Black Washingtonians, and the driving force behind their decline.

You are registering for: What Hapened 2 Chocolate City

Register HERE for FREE tickets

Time

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

Location

Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center

4519 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood, Maryland 20722

30jun - 28julAll DayRonald Jackson, "Profiles of Color III: Fabric, Face and Form"

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Galerie Myrtis is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of works by painter Ronald Jackson. Profiles of Color III: Fabric, Face, and Form is the third iteration in a series of portrait paintings in which Jackson employs mixed media collage techniques and oil paint to further his exploration in reimagining African American portraiture. His use of vivid hues, geometric spaces, and rich fabrics result in dramatic renderings of faces engulfed in bursts of color, offering fanciful narratives from his imagination.

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 30th, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The exhibit runs from June 30th through July 28th. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Wednesday by appointment. Thursday – Saturday 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Hours extended during special events. Visit website for programming information. www.GalerieMyrtis.net

Untitled, 2018, fabric, wax, and oil on canvas 40 x 50 inches by Ronald Jackson. Courtesy of Galerie Myrtis

Time

June 30 (Saturday) - July 28 (Saturday)

Location

Galerie Myrtis

2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218

30jun5:00 pm- 7:00 pmRonald Jackson, "Profiles of Color III: Fabric, Face and Form"Opening Reception

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Galerie Myrtis is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of works by painter Ronald Jackson. Profiles of Color III: Fabric, Face, and Form is the third iteration in a series of portrait paintings in which Jackson employs mixed media collage techniques and oil paint to further his exploration in reimagining African American portraiture. His use of vivid hues, geometric spaces, and rich fabrics result in dramatic renderings of faces engulfed in bursts of color, offering fanciful narratives from his imagination.

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 30th, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The exhibit runs from June 30th through July 28th. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Wednesday by appointment. Thursday – Saturday 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Hours extended during special events. Visit website for programming information. www.GalerieMyrtis.net

Untitled, 2018, fabric, wax, and oil on canvas 40 x 50 inches by Ronald Jackson. Courtesy of Galerie Myrtis

Time

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

Location

Galerie Myrtis

2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218

30jun6:00 pm- 9:00 pmThe Bra ShowOpening Reception + Performance

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Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “THE BRA SHOW”. This compelling exhibition of original art from some of Baltimore’s Biggest Art Stars will feature over 40 artists who have been challenged to come out of their comfort zones, each creating one extraordinary piece for this loaded exhibition. The opening reception will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 6pm-9pm and will include a live performance by Baltimore’s own Laure Drogoul.

The Bra is a symbol that defies simple definition. It can be seen as an object that gave women freedom from the constriction of a corset, or the representation of societal oppression that needs to be burned. It can be seen as functional or fashionable, sexual or modest, supportive or restrictive, liberating or objectifying. It can signify freedom or control, and be used to cover, enhance or exaggerate.

The artists creating work for The Bra Show will explore this and more through widely varied mediums including painting, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, reuse, collage, glass, ceramics, performance and so much more. Each artist will show the viewer their unique perspective of this explosive theme.

Y:ART is thrilled to be partnered with the Artscape Gallery Network for this remarkable exhibition.

Images: Biker Breastplate by Leonard Streckfus, Fishheads by Liz Weber McPherson, Orienteering by Sherwood

Y:ART is a contemporary gallery established in 2015 by Julia Yensho. It Provides a forum for the art and culture of our time by presenting network and ideas through curatorial practice, artist representation, and by encouraging artistic collection. Y:ART Gallery is in the forefront of a new and exciting renaissance in Baltimore’s Highlandtown Arts District. The gallery has been responsible for many important solo and group exhibitions that have launched and sustained the careers of featured local and regional artists. Public programming within the gallery consists of artist talks and expert lectures on current exhibitions; all free and open to the public. Y:ART’s gallery store features over 70 local and regional artisans who specialize in handcrafted fine art gifts including: jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, textiles and metal work. The walls are covered with extraordinary unique artworks and sculptural pieces that would impress any collector. This unique space is open for artist showings and workshops, and the gallery is also available as a venue for private functions or social gatherings.

For interviews with the artists, and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at 443-928-2272 or Y:ART Gallery & Fine Gifts

3402 Gough Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
yartgalleryandfinegifts.com
facebook.com/YARTBMORE/
instagram.com/yart_gallery_and_fine_gifts/[email protected]

Our summer hours are Wednesday-Thursday 12pm-6pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm or by appointment. Beginning April 6, 2018, the gallery will be participating in Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District’s First Friday Art Walk, with evening hours extended until 9pm.

Time

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

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224