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14nov - 15decnov 147:00 pmdec 15The Fourth More Creative Power

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As an artist running for political office in 2015, Ryan Dorsey sought to create an event that would bring together two worlds with which he was familiar but which were not seen as natural compliments. The result was the first More Creative Power, an event combining elements of an art auction, live performances, and a traditional campaign fundraiser.

Here’s how it works: Admission starts at $10 with sponsorship levels available for those who can afford to give more. Artists contribute work for the live auction, and similar to a charity art auction, choose to donate a portion of the proceeds. All who attend get to view and bid on art by some of Baltimore’s best visual artists, enjoy a program of live performances, and still find some time to hobnob and schmooze over cocktail-style food and drinks.

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November 14 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - December 15 (Sunday) 10:00 pm

Location

Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

847 N Howard Street, Baltimore MD 21201

23nov - 14decnov 234:00 pmdec 14Scott Philip Goergens: Magical and MacabreOpening Reception

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Magical and Macabre

Opening Reception: November 23, 2019 4pm-7pm
Closing Reception: December 14, 2019 4pm-7pm

Show runs from November 23, 2019 – December 14, 2019

This exhibit will feature new and recent paintings as well as older work that will be shown for the first time and past work that will be exhibited for the last time (Cryptobotanicals).

​Artist Statement – Scott Philip Goergens
Monsters and the monstrous have been subjects that have been a focus of my art. The destruction and transformation of places and beings that may hold a comfortable place in the psyche. To be challenged by observing what is familiar and to view it in a new way. Sometimes even to sit with what is uncomfortable, and to consider how to navigate or process it.
I play with misconception and depict people the way I see them. Sometimes they are fantastic and bizarre creatures—wondrous, soulful, and caring. They can also be dark and ominous and even be painted as a typical person that is unaware of the complex stories and interactions that are happening around them.

Biography
Scott Goergens grew up outside Baltimore, and after many moves across the country he now lives back in the city. Throughout grade and high school levels he gravitated toward the arts and concentrated his efforts while in and out of class. Scott was awarded an art scholarship from the state of Maryland with the guidance of his High School teacher Olin Yoder. He used the scholarship to receive a general associates degree from Catonsville Community College (1993), where he concentrated electives in some art courses. He eventually decided college was not for him and chose to continue his art career in a less formal fashion. He continued to learn and develop his skills on his own in various mediums and styles – learning from trial and error with acrylic, oil, sculpture, ink, and watercolor. During the next decade after college, Scott Philip Goergens moved to San Fransisco, Boston, North Carolina, and Norfolk with his husband, but it wasn’t until moving back to his home town of Baltimore, Maryland did he complete his first painting series and land his first public show in 2001. His styles/technique adapt to compliment each series he is working on, but there is always a defined connection to theme and execution.
Scott is also a writer and a filmmaker and his first feature film 29 Needles was shot between 2006-2009. After years in post-production, it’s world premiere was at the Nightmares Film Festival (2019), where it was nominated for Best Midnight Feature, and Best Lead Actor, and won The Film From Hell – The Best of the Festival award. His first book, “You Are Now Leaving Torporville” was published by Vantage Press in 2004, and continues to receive praise and recognition from the arts community. Scott worked as a Casting Associate for Emmy award winning Pat Moran, CSA from 2010-2017 and during that time period she received many nominations and awards – as well as two more Emmy wins for HBO’s VEEP and HBO’s Game Change.
In 2018 Scott and his husband opened Gallery Blue Door to compliment and add to the cultural landscape of his neighborhood of Mount Vernon, Baltimore.

Time

November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - December 14 (Saturday) 7:00 pm

Location

Gallery Blue Door

833 Park Avenue, Baltimore 21201

24nov - 24decnov 242:00 pmdec 24Micah Moon: Journey to the Center of AttentionClosing Reception

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Gallery 1448
presentsMicah Moon: Journey to the Center of Attention

November 2 – 24, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 2, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

CLOSING RECEPTION
Sunday, November 24, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Micah Moon exhibits works in pen & ink. The primary themes of this exhbition are mental health, gender norms, aesthetics and the mourning process.Additionally, Moon has incorporated his artwork into a book featuring his prose and illustrations. There will be a book signing event on Saturday, November 16, 6:00 p.m.

Gallery hours
Saturday, November 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Opening reception)
Sunday, November 3, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Book signing)
Sunday November 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24. 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Closing reception)All images Micah Moon, Untitled, 2019. Pen & ink.

Time

November 24 (Sunday) 2:00 pm - December 24 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm

Location

Gallery 1448

1448 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore 21231

5dec - 8All DayMICA Art Market

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Art Market EMPOWERS students and the MICA community to create and sell art while gaining professional experience. Art Market PROVIDES a stage to highlight and support scholarships and entrepreneurs. Art Market CREATES a thriving Baltimore Arts community.

Art Market is a four-floor holiday market that provides over 275 of MICA’s best students, alumni, faculty, and staff the opportunity to sell their artwork, craft and artisan-made pieces in a four-day public event on MICA’s campus.  15% of all sales funds MICA scholarships for returning undergraduate students.

Time

december 5 (Thursday) - 8 (Sunday)

Location

MICA Brown Center

1301 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21217

5dec - 22All DayMen on Boats

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EXPLORERS WANTED, MEN NEED NOT APPLY

This rollicking adventure tells a hilarious, true(ish) history of the Grand Canyon. We invite you along on a journey that throws the history book—and all the men inside it—out the window in this subversive retelling of the one-armed explorer John Powell and his exploration of the American West. Strap in for this uncharted, uproarious journey.

Time

december 5 (Thursday) - 22 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

6dec - 8All DayBareIron Crow Theatre

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Bare, the worldwide coming-of-age rock musical phenomenon and one the most significant pieces of contemporary queer musical theatre, follows a group of high school renegades at a Catholic co-ed boarding school as they wrestle with their sexuality, their religion, and ultimately their identity. With deep honesty, alarming cultural relevance and a gritty, alt-rock-pop score reminiscent of RENT and Spring Awakening, Bare delivers one of the most powerful and gripping theatrical experiences of this generation — an introspection into the fragility of our “bare” humanity.

Time

december 6 (Friday) - 8 (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Theatre Project

45 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201

6dec5:00 pm- 9:00 pmMade in Baltimore Holiday Party

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Join us in celebrating the holidays and our makers featured in the latest issue of Baltimore Magazine! Enjoy drinks, munchies and get your holiday shopping done locally from 5-9pm. PLUS! Featuring live demo of locally made guitars by Vellone Guitars!

Time

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

Location

Made in Baltimore

20 West North Avenue, Baltimore 21201

6dec6:00 pm- 7:30 pmFall 2019 End of Session Celebration!

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Join us for our end of session celebration! See artwork and performances from our classes, listen to our youth present their spectacular work and enjoy a light snack.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Jubilee Arts Center

1947 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

6dec6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCommon ThreadsOpening Reception

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

Location

Baltimore Jewelry Center

10 East North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

6dec6:00 pm- 9:00 pmStation North Art Crawl

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Join us for Station North’s Art Walk on December 6th! We will have 14 different galleries and businesses around the district with open galleries, happy hours, special speaking events, demonstrations, and more. Discover (or rediscover!) the charm of the Station North Arts District!

Time

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

Location

Station North Arts + Entertainment District

6dec7:00 pm- 9:00 pmConnections, Sculpture by GM WebbOpening Reception

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Baltimore based Sultpor GM Webb originally hails from Texas and the southern art festival circuit, hauling his wares from festival to festival to bring his unique vision of afro-futuristic hand-twisted wire sculptures to the world. Originally looking for a fun arts and crafts activity to entertain his daughter, GM Webb happened upon his unique style 20 years ago and has pushed to evolve into new styles, directions, and concepts. Join us at Gallery CA for a recent collection of his work. This will be a short run show, only up until the 16th!

Time

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

Location

Gallery CA

440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore MD 21201

7dec8:00 am- 12:00 pmMakers Alley 2019!

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Join us for a morning of shopping and community! We will have a wonderful mix of vendors at this year’s event, all with unique gifts for sale! Invite your friends and family and come see what the fuss is all about!

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Local Colors Flowers

3100 Brentwood Avenue, Baltimore MD 21218

7dec9:00 am- 5:00 pmHoliday Heap 2019

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Recently voted Baltimore Sun’s Reader’s Choice Best Craft Show in Baltimore!!

Come Join 50+ amazing artists/makers for the 13th annual HOLIDAY HEAP Craft Fair presented by the Charm City Craft Mafia! Shop handmade and local for all your holiday needs on Saturday, December 7th from 9am-5pm.

Applications are now closed!!

Early Bird tickets are SOLD OUT!

Join the Holiday Heap 2019 Facebook Event for more details to follow as we get closer to the event or visit http://charmcitycraftmafia.com

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

2640 Space

2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore Maryland 21218

7dec10:00 am- 2:00 pmSock Monkey Saturday

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Don’t let the holidays drive you BANANAS! Relax by making your very own Sock Monkey—a great last-minute gift, and just something fun to do with the family. AVAM’s huge sock monkey making extravaganza is FREE to attend, but remember to bring your own socks: 2 pair, clean & colorful (1 for your monkey and 1 to donate), and scissors to participate. We’ll provide the instructions, stuffing, sewing needles, thread, visionary baubles and camaraderie. Location: 3rd floor of AVAM’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center building. The entire museum is open 10am-6pm, though regular admission applies.

WHAT TO BRING:

2 pair, clean & colorful socks and your own scissors. For questions/more info visit avam.org or call (410) 244-1900.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230

7dec10:00 am- 6:00 pmCatalyst Contemporary Winter Fine Art Print Fair

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Catalyst Contemporary is excited to announce its Winter Fine Art Print Fair. Featuring unique, one-of-a-kind fine art prints including cyanotypes, monoprints, wood block prints, and more.

Artists Include:

Joan Cox
Maren Henson
Sanzi Kermes
Robert Langham III
Ajay Malghan
Randi Reiss-McCormack

Each print is unique and original.

Stop on by and support your local artists!

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

Catalyst Contemporary

523 North Charles Street, Baltimore 21201

7dec11:00 am- 6:00 pm"Priya and the Lost Girls" ReleasePublic Reception + Workshops

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The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) will host the creators of the internationally acclaimed and innovative augmented reality comic book series, Priya’s Shakti, featuring the first female Indian superhero and rape survivor at Merriweather District for the comic book series’ third installment. The new comic book, “Priya and The Lost Girls,” which focuses on sex trafficking, will be released for free during the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.” The 16 days begin on November 25 and are part of an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.

In its third edition, creators Ram Devineni, Dipti Mehta, Syd Fini, and Neda Kazemifar have chosen to celebrate its launch in the Merriweather District as Devineni was able to complete the comic book’s augmented reality artwork while taking part in the Merriweather District Artist-In-Residence (MD AIR) program. The comic book team has also partnered with Apne Aap Women Worldwide – one of the world’s leading NGOs supporting at-risk girls and women in India and the U.S. by ensuring them access to their rights and working for policy and social change.

WHAT: The launch will include a private media reception on Thursday, December 5th, as well as a full day of public programming celebrating the launch of the third installment of Priya’s Shakti augmented reality comic book series: “Priya and The Lost Girls.” The public programming will include FREE community workshops and a live podcast recording of Elevate Maryland featuring the creative team behind the comic book series.

WHO: Event speakers and distinguished guests include:
Creators of “Priya and The Lost Girls” Augmented Reality Comic Book Series
Ram Devineni, Producer & Creator
Dipti Mehta, Co-author
Syd Fini, Artist
Neda Kazemifar, colorist
Greg Fitchitt, President, Columbia, The Howard Hughes Corporation
Vanessa Rodriguez, Vice President of Marketing, Columbia, The Howard Hughes Corporation
Ami Dang, Baltimore-Native and Acclaimed Sitar Player and Music Composer (Private Event)

PRIYA’S SHAKTI PUBLIC RECEPTION – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, December 7 – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Community Workshop #1: Build your own female superhero
Workshop #1: Your superhero is ready to be created! The team that creates Priya’s Shakti is hosting a workshop that will show you the process of creating a superhero character and a story narrative for a comic book series. The workshop will begin with an overview of how to build a story. Once you have created your plot, bring the story to life with your own superhero protagonist. This workshop is a part of a workshop series. During the first workshop you will create your narrative and superhero character. The second workshop will take you through the process of illustrating and creating a comic strip. Upon completion, the team will show you how to create an augmented reality layer on top of the comic strip.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Community Workshop #2: Create your own interactive comic book series
Workshop #2: Comic books and superheroes are a global phenomenon. In this introductory workshop, we learn the basics of creating a comic book from scripting to designing. Then we add a digital layer using augmented reality which makes the artwork come to life. Open to everyone who is curious and enthusiastic about this medium. This workshop is a part of a 2-workshop series. During the first workshop you will create your narrative and superhero character. The second workshop will take you through the process of illustrating and creating a comic strip. Upon completion, the team will show you how to create an augmented reality layer on top of the comic strip. You may attend each workshop or both together. Please RSVP for each individual workshop.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00pm. Elevate Maryland Live Podcast Recording with Priya Shakti team
Live Podcast: Join the Merriweather District’s podcast partner, Elevate Maryland for a live recording interview with the creators of Priya’s Shakti. Tom and Candace will interview Ram Devineni, who recently participated in the Artist in Residence program, located in Downtown Columbia. Ram will discuss how he uses comic books as a medium to broach difficult human rights subjects, specifically gender violence and cultural stigmas. Additionally, Ram will be joined by the writer and illustrators of Priya’s Shakti.

WHERE: Marketing Center at 10960 Grantchester Way, Columbia, MD 21044.
Located in the heart of the Merriweather District, the only ground up neighborhood in The Howard Hughes Corporation’s redevelopment of Downtown Columbia.

 

About Priya and The Lost Girls:
The comic book integrates cutting-edge technology and was one of the first comic books to use augmented reality. By scanning the cover and pages of the comic book with the free augmented reality app — Artivve, readers can unlock exclusive content including 3D-animation, real-life stories, and other fully-immersive experiences including an eye-popping use of green-screen characters.

Inspired by ancient mythological tales, the comic book tells the story of Priya—a mortal woman and gang-rape survivor—who returns home on her flying tiger, Sahas, and discovers all the young women have disappeared in her rural village including her sister, Laxmi. She learns they were taken to an underground brothel city called Rahu ruled by a demon who gets his power through fear and entrapment of women. Priya is a female superhero of the #MeToo generation, she inspires teenagers to treat women differently — especially those who are vicitims of sexual abuse.
The comic book series was honored by UN Women as a “gender equality champion” and had over 500,000 downloads and hundreds of news stories written about it reaching millions of readers worldwide. The comic book is free worldwide in every digital format and downloadable in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Hindi off the project’s website. Rattapallax, a literary publishing house and film production company based in New York City and New Delhi, is producing the entire project.

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

7dec12:00 pm- 3:00 pmKwanzaa Family Day!

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NOON-1:00PM | Facepainting, Food, & Family Activities
1:00PM-3PM | Kwanzaa Presentations in our Theater!

An unforgettable Kwanzaa celebration of African heritage and ancestry! Honor African-American and Pan-African heritage and learn about Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa, with family-friendly art activities, performances, workshops, and local vendors!

With Libations and a History of Kwanzaa by Mama Rashida of Wombworks Productions and family activities by our partners Komite Ayiti!

Performances in honor of Nguzo Saba:
(The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa)

Cristo Rey Step Team
Tench Tilghman Dance and Step Team
Shalanda Hasboro | Gospel
Iya Keturah | Traditional Yoruba Music
Camila Daniel and Karine Narahara | Afro-Brazilian Dance
And more!

SAT DEC 7 | NOON-3PM | FREE! (RSVP suggested)

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Mediodía – 1:00PM | Pinta caras, comida, y actividades familiares
1:00PM – 3PM | ¡Presentaciones de Kwanzaa en nuestro teatro!

¡Una celebración inolvidable de Kwanzaa que celebra la herencia y linaje africano! Honra la herencia afroamericana y panafricana y aprende sobre Nguzo Saba, los siete principios de Kwanzaa, con actividades familiares, presentaciones, y vendedores locales.

¡Con libaciones y la historia de Kwanzaa por Mama Rashida de las Producciones Wombworks y actividades familiares por Komite Ayiti!

Presentaciones en honor a Nguzo Saba:
(los siete principios de Kwanzaa)

El Equipo de Step de Cristo Rey
El Equipo de Baile y Step de Tench Tilghman
Shalanda Hasboro | Góspel
Iya Keturah | Música Yoruba tradicional
Camila Daniel y Karine Narahara | Baile afro-brasilero

¡y más!

SAB 7 DEC | Mediodía – 3PM | ¡GRATIS! (registración sugerida)

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

7dec1:00 pm- 6:00 pmCCMW Holiday Pop Up Market

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Ready to emerge from the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Join us for our second annual Holiday Pop Up Market in Dec. 7th from 1 to 6pm. Sip some mead or coffee from Dear Globe, relax with your friends, and see what your favorite makers have produced right here in Baltimore.
Find that one of a kind gift you won’t find in stores!
Featuring:
Drama Mama Books / Drama MaMa Bookshop
SELVA / ceramics, fiber arts, and more
Gogo’s Mobile Boutique / Gogo’s
Ink Press Productions / InkPress Baltimore
DanCandle / hand poured soy wax candles
New Secrets Tea / New Secrets Tea
Thissportinglife / vintage, sportswear, patches
Granddaughter of the Glass / Granddaughter of the Glass
Titanium Melon / Titanium Melon
A Workshop of Our Own / A Workshop of Our Own
Felt Up Girl / Felt Up Girl
Dear Globe Coffee / Dear Globe Coffee
The Art Cartel / Prints and artwork
Keepwell Vinegar / Keepwell Vinegar
LeRoy Woodworks / LeRoy Woodworks
Two friends named Jayde and Sarah / Art books, artwork, prints, ceramics
Papier Lune / Wooden Paintings

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Charm City Meadworks

400 East Biddle Street, Baltimore 21202

7dec2:00 pm- 4:00 pmExpanded DialogueClosing Reception

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GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE
Expanded Dialogue
Nov. 8 —Dec. 7, 2019
Closing Reception |  Dec 7  2-4pm

 

Expanded Dialogue
Mono Practice, Baltimore, MD
Nov. 9 – Dec. 7
Closing Reception:  1pm—4pm
GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE  is excited to be working with Tiger Strikes Astroid New York and MONO Practice on a collaborative three-part exhibition featuring works from Kat Chamberlin (Brooklyn, NY), Brian Michael Dunn (Takoma Park, MD), Giulia Piera Livi (Baltimore/Philadelphia), and Doreen McCarthy (New York, NY).

THE REINSTITUTE will be hosting an opening reception for Expanded Dialogue on Friday November 8th, 2019, 6pm-8pm.  MONO Practice’s opening reception will be on the following afternoon, Saturday November 9th,1pm-3pm. Expanded Dialogue will be on view at both THE REINSTITUTE and MONO Practice through Saturday,  December 7th, 2019.

Tiger Strikes Astroid New York’s Precursor to Expanded Dialogue runs from October 11, 2019 through November 17.

Expand. Inflate. Swell. Envelop.

Rest. Lean. Prop. Sag.

Overlap. Overlay. Obscure. Adorn.

Unfold. Spread. Reveal.

Breathe. Digest. Discuss.

An exploration of uncanny familiarity and spooky actions at various distances…

Born in the Netherlands and raised in Turkey, Kat Chamberlin is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S and internationally, and featured in exhibitions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Chicago Cultural Center, and the Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery in Boston. Kat completed her MFA in Performance Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, the Toby Devan Lewis Award and the William Dole Award. Kat has been a resident at the NARS Foundation, Lynda Benglis’s Santa Fe Compound Residency, the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship and the Makrolab Station as a resident ‘lab rat’ in the Slovenian pavilion during the 2003 Venice Biennial.

Brian Michael Dunn investigates pictorial abstraction through quantized landscape pattern paintings and through painted reliefs that mimic the forms and surfaces of everyday objects. Born in Milwaukee, WI in 1982, Dunn received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Boston University and a Masters of Fine Art from Cornell University. Dunn was awarded a Mid-Atlantic Arts Council Fellowship to attend the Millay Residency, a Pollack-Krasner Fellowship to attend the Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Residency and the Ellen Stoeckel-Battel Fellowship to attend the Yale-Norfolk Summer Program. Dunn’s work has been exhibited in galleries across the region including Terrault (Baltimore), Nudashank (Baltimore), Automat (Philadelphia), Woskobb Family Gallery (PA) Fjord (Philadelphia), Creative Arts Workshop (New Haven) Gary Snyder Project Space (NYC), Fordham University Lipani Gallery (NYC), Hundred Forsyth (NYC), Public Address Gallery (NYC) and Ventana244 (NYC).

Doreen McCarthy is a sculptor based in New York City whose work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, China and Japan since 1985. Throughout her career she has received grants, awards and residencies as, Edward Albee Foundation to Santa Fe Art Institute and Gropiusstadt in Berlin. She has had numerous solo projects including Heskin Contemporary, NY; Galerie Junger, Shanghai, China; Indiana University Institute of Art and Design and the foyer of a Philip Johnson building in Berlin, Germany to name a few.

Giulia Piera Livi is an interdisciplinary artist originally Philadelphia, now living and working in Baltimore City. She earned a B.F.A. from Penn State University and an M.F.A. from the Mount Royal School at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her work in painting and installation is an investigation of interior space and design, focusing on abstraction and accessibility. Her immer-sive rooms employ color and form to work out ideas of multifunctional art objects and curated domesticity. Livi has exhibited both nationally and internationally with recent solo shows at Artspace (Richmond, VA), 13|U Art Windows (Washington, D.C.), VAE Gallery (Raleigh, NC), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), and School 33 Art Center’s Project Space (Baltimore, MD). She received an Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2019 and the Trawick Young Artist Prize from the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards in 2017. Livi is currently a Gallery Manager at C. Grimaldis and an Adjunct Professor at MICA.

Time

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

Location

Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute

1715 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

7dec5:00 pm- 6:00 pmForgetting Afghan Women in the Trump Era

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Speaker talk and fundraiser or all those interested in activism and women’s rights in Afghanistan.

Fahima Gaheez, life-long activist and founder of the all-volunteer organization Afghan Women’s Fund, will speak about her latest trips to Afghanistan to assist Afghan grass-roots women’s organizations.

There will be a sale of handmade Afghan Jewelry and Crafts out front.

Time

(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

MICA Brown Center

1301 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21217

7dec6:00 pm- 9:00 pmMiniature Holiday ExhibitionOpening Reception

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Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its 5th annual winter holiday exhibition with miniature works from an eclectic group of over 50 local artists.

“THE MINIATURE HOLIDAY EXHIBITION” brings together Baltimore’s exceptionally creative community with each artist presenting a collection of distinctive small-scale works loaded with passion and pondering. The majority of artworks measure under 12 x 12 inches and highlight a variety of mediums including: painting, mixed-media, sculpture and metal work. This is a cash & carry show, with a rotating assortment of artwork, perfect for holiday gift giving. Y:ART is dedicated to supporting and advancing the accomplished local talent of Baltimore, while concurrently exploring global aesthetics.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Kelly Cahill Ames, Jan Angevine, Mary Bickford, Joyce Blair, Lois Borgenicht, Daniel Brown, Diana Campbell, Kathy Daywalt, Howard Ehrenfeld, Katherine Fahey, Barbara Fenner, Judy Fox, Peggy Fox, Marcelle Fozard, Joanne Goshen, Liz Griesser, Sydney Hopkins, Mollye Hubbard, Farida Hughes, Andrea Huppert, Ian Jackson, Janet Little Jeffers, Ken Karlic, Anita Klein, Karen Klinedinst, Patrick Kluga, Cathy Leaycraft, Janet Maher, Diana Marta, Jennifer Mesaros Fetterhoff, Kate Norris, Bob Pentz, Pamela Phillips, Edmond Praybe, Lisa Prinzo, Donna Reinsel, Nieves Saah, Stephanie Schafer, Daniel Schiavone, Anita M. Schreibman, Beth Schwartz, Claire Sharp, Tremain Smith, Susan Styer, Zachary Thornton, Jordan Tierney, Patti Tronolone, Dan Van Allen, Justin Wiest, Stewart White, Bill Yonkers, Susan McCurdy Yonkers

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

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

7dec6:00 pm- 11:30 pmBROS Second Annual Membership Party: Brotopia Open Mic

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FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL BROS SUPPORTING MEMBERS

$10 GENERAL ADMISSION AT THE DOOR

As a way to thank our Supporting Members, BROS is throwing our Second Annual Membership Party, the Brotopia Open Mic hosted by Vera from our space-rock opera, The Terrible Secret of Lunastus!

All active BROS Supporting Members can present their golden membership card at the door to receive FREE admission to the party, one FREE drink, and automatic entry in a raffle for a chance to win tantalizing prizes.

To become a member, visit baltimorerockopera.org/membership.

Attendees will enjoy a variety of performances from BROS members and fans. Stay tuned to this page for announcements of participants and what will certainly be an amazing collection of talent!

Would you like to participate in the Open Mic? Show off your new original song, puppet show, spoken word, comedy routine, or dance moves! Anybody can sign up for the open mic, but there are limited spots available. We are looking for unique acts that fit within a 7-minute time limit, can be set up and break down quickly, and are self-contained.

To sign up for a time slot, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IxBVls9Zssgbtsr0ZS0R6zysnydWEwK7lAZAoUJ7gbM/viewform?edit_requested=true

Open mic sign-ups close November 25.

Doors at 6pm
Music at 7pm
7:15 – Open mic round 1
8:15 – Open mic round 2
9:30 – Musical Guest TBA!

The Brotopia Open Mic is made possible by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society Membership Program. Thank you to our Volunteer, Rock Operative and Supporting Members who make our crazy shows possible.

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Location

Peabody Heights Brewery

401 E. 30th Street, Baltimore MD 21218

7dec7:00 pm- 10:00 pmHoliday Spirits on the Rocks: A Drinks Party

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Kick off the holiday season with a spirited cocktail tasting party. Bartenders from the Baltimore Bartenders’ Guild will mix creative cocktails inspired by traditional holiday drinks. Attendees can also view the exhibition Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. Proceeds benefit the Walters’ exhibitions and education programs.

Hosted by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum and presented in partnership with the Baltimore Bartenders’ Guild.

Time

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

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

7dec7:00 pm- 10:00 pm2019 Short Film Slam: Round V Championships

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Come watch an international selection of one dozen short films and choose which film will be awarded the Championship title at this tournament style showcase presented by The Madlab Post.

Attendees get to cast a vote for their favorite films among an eclectic mix of genres from several countries including mixed martial artist Domenic Porcari’s Harry Potter inspired fantasy drama The Magic Words, alongside Steve Anderson’s quirky romantic comedy The Secret Lives of Teachers and award-nominated director Makeba Ross’ domestic drama Countervail.

From a journalist whose mandatory military service separates him from his wife, to an animated take on what happens in your garden when you’re not looking, this year’s program takes audiences on an adventure through love, road trips, grief, crime, depression, spiritual enlightenment and unusual hobbies. Join us in celebrating our “Movie of the Month” award recipients as well including suspense thriller director Peter Mackie.

The 2019 Short Film Slam: Round V Championships lineup also features documentaries exploring multifaceted aspects of the human experience such as an auto mechanic’s strange and unexpected ride to fatherhood; Asian identity as it relates to the intersections of Korean, Cambodian, Chinese and American cultures, and an actress coping with cancer through humor and optimism.

Watch films, Talk films and Vote for your fave!

Time

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

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

8dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmOUT OF HAND

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Free admission
OUT OF HAND will be back for its 28th consecutive Baltimore holiday craft show. OOH is the longest running juried craft show in a town known for its vibrant artist community. This carefully curated show highlights the artwork and craft work of established and emerging local artists. Created by Anita Klein and a group of fellow artists, this show grew from a small gathering to an event anticipated by a large and loyal following.
OUT OF HAND 2019 will feature high quality, affordable and handmade items including jewelry, wearables, accessories, and home decor.
OUT OF HAND 2019 is produced by Anita Klein and Randi Tannenbaum . Anita will be showing her wearable art and cloth sculptures. Randi @randitannenbaum will be there with her signature vintage license plate buckles and jewelry.
Some of the other vendors include Beth Schwartz Studio @bethschwartzstudio with mixed media / collaged objects, Orange Scissor Art @orangescissorart with paper and wood jewelry, Catherine Coloney @catherinecoloney with repurposed fiber wearables, Barbie Levy with silver and glass jewelry, Plum Blossom Kimono with vintage and repurposed kimonos, Sally Hopkins with bold handmade jewelry, Into The Woods with hand turned wood vessels, Tamara Embrey with wearables from recycled natural fibers, Funktionally Repurposed @funktionall.repurposed with unique lighting fixtures from recycled found objects, B-More Bags with one of a kind handmade bags to benefit House Of Ruth women’s shelter, and many more..
This will be the second year at the beautiful Cross Keys Village location. Visitors will be treated to a beautiful, spacious venue on the second floor of the Delta Hotel, with free and easy parking and nearby dining options. We look forward to seeing you there!

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Delta Hotel

Village of Cross Keys, Baltimore 21210

8dec11:00 am- 5:00 pmMerry Mart 2019

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Shop a diverse mix of handmade items by artisans from Baltimore and beyond this Holiday Season! Merry Mart is an annual juried holiday craft market that showcases high-quality handmade arts and crafts including; clothing, handbags, accessories, ceramics, soaps, kids’ toys, mixed media, jewelry and great art!

Applications for vendors are being accepted online until Oct 4, 2019. If you are interested in hosting a stall, please fill out our online application.

https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2019/merry-mart-2019

Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

8dec12:00 pm- 11:00 pmWINTER WONDERYESAND: improv comedy fundraiser show

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WINTER WONDERYESAND, Yule Laugh Your Cash Off – Baltimore Improv Group’s 2019 Fundraiser This year’s show will be an attempt at a holiday-themed expanded universe called WINTER WONDERYESAND. This means that what happens in one set will then be true for all following sets, just like the Marvel Expanded Universe (who can forget when Malekith’s Aether was revealed many movies later as an Infinity Stone in the care of The Collector?)! Similar to the movies of the MCU, elements from previous shows may be heavily featured or totally ignored in any given set, but all sets will be understood to occur within the same universe. ABOUT BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) serves as the city’s leading non-profit improv comedy venue. BIG began in 2004 and now entertains with over 120 shows each year. With an annual audience of over 5,000 people, over 100 regular performers present audiences with shows every night of the week. As part of Young Audiences of Maryland (YAMD), BIG performs in assemblies and teaching residencies in Maryland schools. The BIG Theater opened in October 2017 in Station North. The theater offers 3,000 square feet of space for shows; classes and workshops for adults, kids, and teens; a podcast studio; and a lobby connecting actors, comedy performers, and audiences. BIG shows include improv comedy, stand-up, sketch, and more.

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

The BIG Theater

1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore 21201

8dec1:00 pm- 4:00 pmLaura Vernon Russell + Janette Rozene: Nature & Its GloryOpening Reception

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Laura Vernon Russell & Janette Rozene: Nature & Its Glory

Opening Reception for the Artists: Sunday, December 8, 1 – 4 p.m.
Closing Reception for the Artists: Sunday, January 5, 1 – 4 p.m.

This salon-style exhibition of 100 works of art showcases the tremendous talent
and range of two artists who find inspiration in nature.

Perfectly time for upcoming holiday gift-giving, the price range of these
watercolors, oils, photographs, drawings and encaustics can’t be beat!

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
A native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who lives in the Hudson Valley, Janette Rozene can be seen drawing on the subway and the Metro North train and painting plein air with the Central Park Meetup artists in New York City, and during her travels abroad with the Urban Sketchers NYC.  Many of her recent pieces have been painted with watercolors and one tube of white gouache.  Although many contemporary watercolorists do not use white body color, it was used by artists like Sargent and Rembrandt.  Instead of saving the white of the paper, Janette feels it allows her to use watercolors more like oil paint, painting in layers, as she did as a student of Frank Mason at the Art Students’ League.  She has master’s degrees from Columbia University and Hunter College in library science and art history, and works as an art librarian at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  She and Claudia have been friends since they worked together at the Museum of Modern Art.
Janette hopes to share with the viewer the emotional high, like a runner’s high,
of her intense meditation and engagement with nature.
Laura Vernon Russell grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and has called Baltimore home since graduating cum laude with a BA degree in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art.  She passionately continues independent study of zoology, biology, geology, meteorology, ornithology, paleontology, astrophysics and myriad other scientific, philosophical and esoteric disciplines.  Her painting, photography, drawing, and fiber work (sorry, no gorgeous felt work in this exhibition!) serves to further her personal investigations into the mysteries of nature and the energies of life.  She is adept at and relies on her ability to tune out the cacophony of the urban landscape and tune in with a hyper-focus on the mechanisms and spiritual properties of nature.  LVR is the first person Claudia was introduced to upon arrival in Baltimore and a long-time friend.
Laura has an enviable body of art work. Challenges were met and accomplished over an incredible range of materials, but the natural world has always been
Laura’s inspiration and perhaps obsession.

Time

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

8dec1:00 pm- 4:00 pmThe Mayor's Christmas Parade

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Join Us on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1PM for the Mayor’s Christmas Parade. Sponsored by community associations and businesses in North Baltimore’s Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tom Kerr at 410-366-0726

The attendance along the 2.5 mile route reached 25,000 people last year at the Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade to view Santa Claus and about 160 marching units. The parade will feature floats, local TV and Radio personalities, over 100 Harley Davidson motorcycles, a steam calliope, great bands, Mummers of Philadelphia, Miss Yuletide and Jr. Miss Yuletide and of course Santa!

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

8dec2:00 pm- 4:00 pmUrban TalesArtist Talks + Reception

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“Urban Tales” Artist Talks & Reception, December 8th, 2019, from 2-4PM.

Join us for an engaging discussion as five accomplished Maryland artists, Jennifer Bishop, Linda Button, Rosa Leff, Dereck Stafford Mangus and Gregory McLemore, share their visual stories. InSquare Art’s fall show, Urban Tales, presents the distinct and varied urban spaces which we inhabit and experience, the vitality, decay, vibrance and stoicism which describe our manmade landscape. 

 

INSQUARE ART is located at 19 South Stricker St, at the corner of Hollins and Stricker St, in historic Union Square.  There is ample on-street parking. 

Gallery hours are Saturdays, 12 to 3 PM or by appointment.

For more information and appointments contact [email protected]

 

Time

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

Location

InSquare Art

19 South Stricker Street, Baltimore 21223

8dec3:00 pm- 8:00 pmMiracle on 36th St. Winter Holiday Market + Mayors Xmas Parade

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WINTER HOLIDAY MARKET is near! Join us Dec 8th and 30 of our local artists, bakers, gift makers, wine connoisseurs, chocolatiers, coffee roasters, jewelry makers, massage practitioners and holiday cheer in the heart of Hampden!

Day of Mayors Christmas Parade in the ❤️ of Hampden December 8th 🌲 Market starts 3pm-8pm)

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Co-Balt Workspace

1014 36th Street : 21211

9dec6:00 pm- 9:30 pmSalon Series: Alabaster

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One night only! Beth Hylton directs a staged reading of a new work by an emerging female author. Join us for cocktails, conversation, and an intimate night of theatre. Tickets are only $20!

… ABOUT ‘ALABASTER’…

Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly,
directed by Beth Hylton
Cocktails: 6 pm | Reading: 7 pm

A noted photographer sets out to explore the topography of “scars.” Her journey lands her in the mysterious realm of an undiscovered folk artist hiding away on a small farm in North Alabama with her two goats. This intimate and funny portrait explores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it.

Written by DC based playwright, Audrey Cefaly, Alabaster will be produced in 10 cities in the 2019/2020 season as a Rolling World Premiere.

Time

(Monday) 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201

9dec7:00 pm- 10:00 pmRushad Eggleston at Black Cherry!

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Rushad Eggleston returns to Black Cherry Puppet Theater on Dec 9th. Doors at 7pm, music at 8pm. Tickets available online!

Rushad is one of the most innovative cello players in the world. His solo performances are truly one of a kind and are filled with virtuosity, craziness, and all kinds of magic. Come, please!

Time

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

Location

Black Cherry Puppet Theater

1115 Hollins Street, Baltimore 21223

11decAll DayThe Hutzler’s Experience: How a Small Dry Goods Store Became a Maryland InstitutionExhibition Opening Day

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On view December 11, 2019 – December 31, 2020

 Hutzler’s department store was a Maryland icon for more than a century. The family-run business grew to 10 stores across Maryland, including its downtown flagship store known as the “Palace.” The Maryland Historical Society is bringing Hutzler’s back to life in a new exhibition, “The Hutzler’s Experience: How a Small Dry Goods Store Became a Maryland Institution.” The exhibition recalls what was an all-day experience for customers when they visited Hutzler’s, displaying products, ephemera, employee uniforms and handbooks, drawings, video from behind-the-scenes at Hutzler’s, and items from the iconic Towson “Tea Room.” A highlight of the exhibition is a reimagined window display, like the Hutzler’s on Baltimore’s Howard Street, which will change with the seasons. “The Hutzler’s Experience” will be on view from December 11, 2019, through December 2020.

More information: http://www.mdhs.org/exhibitions/the-hutzlers-experience

 

Hours:

10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Saturday

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday (museum only)

 

Location:

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

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All Day (Wednesday)

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Maryland Historical Society

201 West Monument Street Baltimore, MD 21201

11decAll DayAdorned: African Women and the Art of IdentityOpening Day of Exhibition

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From December 11, 2019 — June 19, 2020

Across sub-Saharan Africa, a strict gendered division of artistic labor existed throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Men worked in wood and metal, carving and casting works that glorified leaders and paid homage to deities, while women created works in clay, cloth, and beads, stitching and firing the art of everyday life. This exhibition brings together two dozen works from the BMA’s collection to demonstrate the critical role of women in shaping and maintaining social identities across 20th-century Africa.

Highlights include colorful beaded aprons and capes from Ndebele artists in South Africa, jewelry made by Turkana and Maasai women in Kenya and Tanzania, and a large indigo-dyed textile created in post-independence Nigeria. The exhibition also features a selection of gourds decorated by Sara-Nar women from Chad. These vibrant and intricate works served as visual signifiers of age, marital status, ethnic identity, economic achievement, and national identity.

Time

All Day (Wednesday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

11dec6:00 pm- 9:00 pmWorkshop: Capacity-building for Storytellers with Genevieve de Mahy

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Featuring Genevieve de Mahy, interdisciplinary theater artist, Single Carrot Theater, and a tutorial on intellectural property.

About this Event

Workshop: Capacity-building for Storytellers with Genevieve de Mahy

December 11, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

FREE

Featuring Genevieve de Mahy, interdisciplinary theater artist, Single Carrot Theater, and a tutorial on intellectural property in the digital age. Location TBD. Funded by the Baltimore National Heritage Area, PNC Bank, and an IMLS grant. Come early for drinks and meet other future storytellers.

Time

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

Location

Carroll Mansion

800 East Lombard Street, Baltimore 21202

11dec6:00 pm- 7:00 pmPhotography Stories: Jared Soares

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Space is limited. Please grab your free ticket from EventBrite. Limited to 20 seats.

In an effort to highlight the many different genres of photography, Full Circle has put together a schedule of speakers, once a month, to present their work and to tell the stories behind them.

Oftentimes, the process of making an image is a mysterious aspect for the viewer. In order to highlight these processes, we have invited a variety of photographers from commercial wedding photographers, fine art photographers, and many more.

Our fourth speaker is Jared Soares on Wednesday, December 11th, 6-7PM.

Jared Soares photographs community and identity.

Through portraiture and longform essays he examines how sets of people relate to each other. His fine art prints and books are held in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Jared’s images intimately connect readers with subjects for clients such as adidas Originals, Adobe, Airbnb, Apple, The Atlantic, The Fader, Monocle, Nike, The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME and
WIRED among others. His work has been recognized by the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition of the National Portrait Gallery.

When he is not making photographs, he can be found playing tennis, trying on new sneakers or walking his pet terrier, Holly.

Time

(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Full Circle Gallery

33 East 21st Street, Baltimore MD 21218

11dec6:00 pm- 8:30 pmUnravel the Code ReceptionOpening Reception

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Ryan Hoover and Annet Couwenberg invite you to attend the final presentations of Unravel the Code. Students will present their final work showcasing their research and independent projects, drawing upon traditional crafts to explore emerging technologies of making.

Opening Reception: December 11, 2019
Greeting and Viewing: 6:00-6:30pm
Presentations: 6:30-8:30pm

Time

(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

The Fox Building

3100 Falls Cliff Rd, Baltimore MD 21211

12dec3:00 pm- 6:00 pmMeet The Fellows - A Entrepreneurial Showcase from BCAN

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Connect with 2019-2020 BCAN Founder Fellows one-on-one, learn more about these unique creative companies, enjoy hands-on demos, and more!

About this Event

Connect with 2019-2020 BCAN Founder Fellows one-on-one, learn more about these unique creative companies, enjoy hands-on demos, and purchase goodies from:

Branding by Brandi

Cajou

Fruit Camp

Mera Kitchen Collective

Vent Coffee Roasters

Start the holiday season off right with this curated retail experience!

Thursday, December 12th

3p-6p

BCAN HQ

1200 W Mt Royal Ave

Baltimore, MD 21217

Time

(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

BCAN

1200 West Mount Royal, Baltimore 21217

12dec6:00 pm- 8:00 pmClifford Owens Performance

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Join renowned artist Clifford Owens (b. 1971, Baltimore, MD) in an interpretation of scores written for him by Charles Gaines, Shinique Smith, Joyce J. Scott, and Senga Nengudi in an evening of performance at the BMA.

Owens selected the scores, or instructions for a performance, from his Anthology project expressly for his hometown of Baltimore. During the performances, the artist will engage the audience on a procession through the museum. He will be joined by Baltimore-based artists including musician Wendel Patrick.

This event is free, but registration is required.

Time

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

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

12dec7:00 pm- 10:00 pmThe Stoop Holiday Hootenanny: An evening of stories and music.

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The Stoop Holiday Hootenanny:
An evening of stories and music.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
7:00 pm
Join us for this Stoop seasonal stomp! We’ll sing, dance, laugh, cry — and get through the holidays together!

7 p.m. Cocktails and Live Music from Ken Kolodner and Brad Kolodner and Friends
8 p.m. Stories

All tickets General Admission. Pick your seats when you arrive!

*Bringing a group of folks? Email [email protected] to request group ticket prices!

Time

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

Location

The Senator Theatre

5904 York Road, Baltimore 21212

12dec7:30 pmThe Greatest Sketch Show in America

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The nonprofit Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) brings scripted comedy to Maryland audiences with The Greatest Sketch Show in America for one-night only.

Kim Scarfe produces the sketch show after previously bringing comedy competition Comedy Deathmatch 3000 to the The BIG Theater stage. Scarfe originally began performing improv comedy in Iowa.

“There’s been a lot of talk about how we put a ridiculous amount of time into creating a show…and that’s true,” Scarfe said. “it’s also true that every meeting, rehearsal, and session in the writers’ room is just as rewarding as the final performance,”

“Our experiences as improvisers at BIG, especially through the focus on game style improv, helps us to not only recognize what is funny in a situation and to follow that, but it also give us a better understanding of how to structure our sketches.”

As taught in the Baltimore Improv Group’s classes, this type of improv focuses on creating comedy with a single unusual focus or idea. Scarfe regularly teaches improv classes with BIG and performs every weekend with an improv team called GUS.

The team of creators includes six performers who all perform improv comedy regularly.

“What we have learned in our improv classes here at BIG has been a real asset to our writing.  On the flip side, our experiences as sketch writers help us to create better improv scenes out of nothing. We laugh a lot, and sometimes we cry. I love the GSSiA team, and I’d die laughing for each and every one of them.”

The Greatest Sketch Show in America is Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St.  For updated information go to bigimprov.org/greatestsketch

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm

Location

The BIG Theater

1727 North Charles Street, Baltimore 21201

14dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmMakers Market at Greenspring Station

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Green Spring Station along with Taken, Baltimore Magazine, and WTMD-FM will once again host a one-day holiday marketplace featuring Baltimore’s most talented artists and crafters as they ‘set up shop’ around the center in this 4th Annual Holiday Makers Market!

The Makers Market will feature more than 20 LOCAL holiday vendors and artisans, along with special pop-up shop curated by Taken as well as a DIY corner for some creative holiday fun!

The Green Spring Station Holiday Makers Market is modeled after the Bryant Park holiday craft bazaar in New York City. Throughout the day, shoppers will enjoy mixing and mingling with local artisans and enjoy unique one-of-a kind holiday gift ideas.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Greenspring Station

Falls and Joppa Roads, Baltimore MD

14dec10:00 am- 1:00 pmPapercutting Workshop w/ Rosa Leff

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Now considered a folk-art medium. papercutting is experiencing a renaissance. From intricate cityscapes to silhouettes and paper snowflakes, more artists than ever are cutting paper to reflect modern times. Renowned Baltimore-based artist, Rosa Leff, will guide students through creating their own papercut landscapes using X-Acto knives and photographs. The workshop is open to adults and youths 12 years and over. No experience is necessary. Attendance is limited to 10 spaces, which fill fast. Reserve your space now.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/papercutting-workshop-w-rosa-leff-tickets-81672355213?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

INSQUARE ART is located at 19 South Stricker St, at the corner of Hollins and Stricker St, in historic Union Square.  There is ample on-street parking. 

Gallery hours are Saturdays, 12 to 3 PM or by appointment.

For more information and appointments contact [email protected]

 

 

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

InSquare Art

19 South Stricker Street, Baltimore 21223

14dec12:00 pm- 4:00 pmKwanzaa Celebration

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Join us as we welcome Kwanzaa expert Culture Queen! Learn the seven principles of Kwanzaa through interactive music, movement, storytelling and Black History themed games. This program is appropriate for all ages and will inspire you to incorporate Kwanzaa into your own traditions. Doors open at noon. Activities begin at 1:00 pm.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Banneker-Douglass Museum

84 Franklin Street, Annapolis MD 21401

14dec6:00 pm- 8:00 pmWe Are OneExhibition Opening

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WE ARE ONE EXHIBITION OPENING | Saturday December 14 6-8PM | Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224)

Join us on Saturday December 14th, 2019 for the opening reception of We Are One – an exhibition featuring the figurative work of Jerry Prettyman, Ernest Shaw, Latoya M Hobbs, Monica Ikegwu, Mark Fleuridor. This exhibition serves as a cross-generational conversation among Black artists working in Baltimore, exploring the complexity of these artists, their interests, passions, and what is currently driving the subject matters of their current practices.

Time

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

14dec6:00 pm- 8:00 pmWe Are One: Ernest Shaw, Jerry Prettyman, Monica Ikegwu, Latoya Hobbs, Mark FleuridorReception

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On view: DEC 14 – JAN 18

Reception: SAT DEC 14 | 6-8PM | FREE

Gallery Talk: SAT JAN 11 | 1-3PM | FREE

This exhibition serves as a cross-generational conversation among Black artists working in Baltimore, exploring the complexity of these artists, their interests, passions, and what is currently driving the subject matters of their current practices.

Time

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

14dec6:00 pm- 8:00 pmEdna Emmet: Facing the Dark Light in FlightReception

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On view: DEC 14 –  JAN 4

Reception: TUE DEC 14 | 6-8PM

This show expresses the visible and the hidden. While living in a small fishing village on the north most coast of Iceland, Edna Emmet’s work immerses the viewer in the dark, rugged, volcanic landscape. During these darkest months of the year, the first paintings in the series rely on volcanic sand to express the longing for the Northern lights and color of the months to come by hiding an image within. The last in the series depict the freedom of the seagulls as they soared about the cold, gray bay. Come and explore the beauty that Emmit uncovered in Iceland’s darkness.

Time

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

14dec6:00 pm- 1:27 amUNDER $500Opening Reception

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UNDER $500

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 14, 2018 | 6:00 PM

On View: Saturday, December 14 –  Wednesday, December 18, 2018

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our seventh annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Saturday, December 14 at 6 o’clock join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night!

Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event.

Featured artists to be announced

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 1:27 am

Location

Maryland Art Place

218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201

16dec7:00 pmThe Long Christmas Dinner

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JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL BENEFIT READING AND CONVERSATION

Drink in the holiday spirit as we bring Baltimore personalities together for a special reading and conversation around one of Thornton Wilder’s most rarely produced and widely revered classics. As the Bayard family experiences one hundred years of Christmas dinners, their familial  triumphs, heartbreaks, births, deaths, and an ever changing world reveal a beautiful truth—that some things, like family and tradition, remain forever constant.

December 16 at 7pm
Tix price range: $25-$100
VIP Tickets include champagne and dessert reception with the performers.

 

The event will last aproximately 90 mimutes.

Time

(Monday) 7:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

17dec6:00 pm- 10:00 pmFuture Histories

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Join Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative reporter and creator of The 1619 Project for The New York Times, activist/art collector Pamela J. Joyner, and Baltimore-based artist Zoë Charlton for a conversation about how a more complete accounting of history makes different futures possible. The evening includes:

Free tickets available at the door. Overflow viewing via live stream will be available throughout the Museum. Seating in the auditorium and overflow viewing areas is limited.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

18dec12:00 pm- 12:30 pmWomen Artists of the Dutch Golden AgeGallery Talk

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Express lunchtime talks—30 minutes or fewer—are offered most Wednesdays. Facilitated by museum staff members, these conversation-driven thematic talks highlight three to six works on view.

This week, NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor discusses a sampling of works in Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age is a focus exhibition that examines the lives and works of several highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries.

Time

(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

18dec6:00 pm- 8:00 pmCat Gunn: Super Bloom

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Cat Gunn

On View: November 19, 2019 – January 10, 2020

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 | 6pm – 8pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with Hotel Indigo, are pleased to present its last exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo by introducing new works by Baltimore based emerging artist, Cat Gunn! As an abstract painter, Cat is known for re-interpreting the boundaries of the traditional canvas. Gunn’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The reception will be held on Wednesday, December 18th from 6 to 8pm.

Artist Statement
“My work pushes notions of androgyny and queer, combining both masculine and feminine qualities to establish something that is gender-neutral, gender fluid, transgender, or gender queer. My practice serves as rigorous experimentation that employs a scientific approach; I often juggle multiple paintings and add layers
simultaneously to each current work, marginally altering a property to study the outcome. I also employ craft materials, primarily glitter, in order to recall femme, makeup, club, or drag cultures. Assorted recipes bring about diverse results, allowing my work to be a survey of potentially queer objects.

Being a painter who is strongly concerned with materiality, I allow the physicality of my work to arise from the alchemy of the paint. I often use various mediums and processes to create paint from scratch, break it down, change opacity and viscosity, adjust chromatic properties, or alter surface qualities as I feel needed. Various types of paint mixtures are layered over time, only to be smeared, scraped, and sanded, charging the
work with a visceral energy that refers back to the physicality of process and the body. The process of covering and erasing these layers I have built up creates a back-and- forth of additive and subtractive, an accumulation and a diminishing. My current paintings revolve around the notion of creating space, particularly through abstraction from a queer perspective with a playful awkwardness. These self-contained worlds are made up of repeating stripes, gradated forms, twisted squiggles, and organic shapes. Skewed geometry with hard edges flirt with expressive grounds and fields of color, creating an ambiguous space that is dizzying, strange, and dynamic. The quirky geometry and irregularity of patterns allow for vulnerable and imperfect moments, and are equally about sameness as they are about difference. The work, both as physical objects and as windows into an illusionistic world, suggests a transfer between states— erratic and ever-evolving.”

Cat Gunn is an artist living and working in Baltimore who identifies as non-binary transgender and queer. They create abstract paintings with layers of oil paints and mediums built up over time, using a variety of techniques to manipulate the alchemy of the paint. Gunn has recently exhibited work at Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD, Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, MD, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, 40 West Arts Gallery in Lakewood, CO, and Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA among others.

Gunn received a BFA in Painting from Towson University.

Time

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

Location

Hotel Indigo

24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore MD 21201

21dec7:00 pm- 10:00 pmWinter Design Soiree

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Join local creatives spanning numerous disciplines, discussing design projects and process, shared in a fun, low-key environment for discussion and feedback.

Always festive and informative, since 2007, Baltimore Design Soirees have been held in interesting area venues four times a year–as a convention, on the equinoxes and solstices.

The Creative Alliance is our host on Saturday evening, December 21. Entry is free, but your spot must be reserved here thru Eventbrite if you are planning to attend. Those attending should bring lite festive fare or libation to share, as well as a love and curiosity for all things design.

If you are interested in presenting a current project at this, or an upcoming, soiree please send a note ASAP to [email protected]

Time

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

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

31dec8:00 pmBROS Presents: Death Records New Years Eve

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The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is once again taking over The Ottobar for Baltimore’s best New Year’s Eve party!

The past decade has been really great for BROS, and as a way of wrapping it up and officially launching into our tenth year of operation we’re going to celebrate the film that was the inspiration for it all: Brian de Palma and Paul Williams cult masterpiece The Phantom of the Paradise!

Join us as we turn Ottobar into Studio 69 for a 6D presentation of the film on the main stage with a collection of BROS musicians and singers performing the entire soundtrack live! We’ll be decked out in full, movie-accurate costumes, have live video mixing, and at midnight we’ll drop a lightning bolt across the room and fry up some Beef!

We’ll also have performances from Thee Lexington Arrows and Bedlam Brass, as well as Rock n’ Roll Tribute Karaoke. Sign up below to sing classic rock tunes for the chance to win some PRIZES!

baltimorerockopera.org/nyekaraoke

Time

(Tuesday) 8:00 pm

Location

The Ottobar

2549 North Howard Street, Baltimore Maryland 21218