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BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events May 29 – June 4

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated daily.

To submit your calendar event, email [email protected]!

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Rootless Orchids | Opening Reception
Tuesday, May 29th · 6-8pm

The Asian Arts & Culture Center Gallery
Towson University : 21204

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 identities 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 culture. 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 development and intertwines it with his personal understanding of the surrounding environment. The work reveals 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 imagine the possibilities of connections in labor and mobility.

Yi-An Pan’s primary medium is painting, 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.

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Baltimore Portrait: Artists in Conversation
Wednesday, May 30th  · 7 pm

Church of the Redeemer
5603 North Charles Street: 21210

What do you want to say to Baltimore through art?

Born in Columbus, Georgia and now based in Baltimore, Amy Sherald is best known for her portrait paintings of figures who both reflect and see beyond their everyday circumstances.  Her work addresses social justice and the construction of individual identity in response to, or outside of, political and cultural expectations.  In 2016, Sherald was the first woman to win the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition grand prize, and in 2017 she was commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to paint the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama.  “What was missing that I wanted to see: different archetypes of self-satisfied people of color.”

Originally from Charleston, Stephen Towns is a mixed-media artist and muralist now based in Baltimore.  Towns draws much of his visual inspiration from Medieval altarpieces, impressionist paintings, and wax cloth prints. He says, “my work is in response to the issues that have plagued African-American culture–loss of ancestral roots, slavery, class, education, skin tone and religion. The portraits I create are not only glimpses of the sitters; they are also a reflection of myself and mirror my struggle to attain a sense of self-knowledge, self-worth and spirituality.”  Towns’ portraits invite and confront the viewer at once.  “They won’t let me go,” said one.   “I want to create beauty from the hardships in life.”

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events May 22 – May 28

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated daily.

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fools and madmen | Neighborhood Tour
Tuesday, May 22nd – Thursday, May 24th

Motor House / Cohesion Theatre / Mt. Vernon Place Church

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events May 15 – 21

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Waving and Wavering | Opening Reception
Thursday, May 17th · 6-9pm

Maryland Art Place
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events April 24 – May 1

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated daily.

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Healthcare for the Homeless Client Art Show
Thursday, April 26th: 5-7pm

Healthcare for the Homeless
421 Fallsway: 21202

“Art can be a way for us to communicate…and to bridge gaps between different ages, genders and neighborhoods,” says Mako Williams, an artist and Health Care for the Homeless client.

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events April 17 – 23

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated daily.

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[email protected]
Wednesday, April 18th – Saturday, April 21st

The Columbus Center – Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)
701 East Pratt Street : 21202

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the return of [email protected], the daytime programming of Light City, a festival of light, music and innovation. [email protected] features seven innovation conferences at the IMET Columbus Center Wednesday, April 18 through Saturday, April 21, 2018. Celebrating its third year in 2018, [email protected] is one of the largest and most unique social innovation conferences in the United States. New speakers for 2018 include celebrity chef Art Smith, CEO of Crisis Text Line and former CEO of Do Something Inc. Nancy Lublin, Art-Activist and former professional football player Aaron Maybin, artist and owner of Fix Baltimore Keith “K.C.” Cooper and renowned artist and former NFL player Mateo Blu. New this year, [email protected] introduces “Pay What You Can” ticketing. The new ticket model is reflective of Light City’s goal to be accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay. To register to attend [email protected], visit https://www.mt.cm/labslightcity.

Also new for 2018, a fresh format featuring seven topics and a daily community collaboration lunch session. As in past years, the entire program focuses thematically on social innovation and equity, explored through the topics of Education, Social, Green, Health, Arts & Culture, Makers and Food in a compelling four-day schedule. In addition, an interactive Design Thinking Lab lunch takes place each day from 11:30am-1pm. The schedule is as follows:

April 18- 8am-1:30pm:  [email protected] presented by University System of Maryland; 11:30am-5pm: [email protected]

April 19- 8am-1:30pm: [email protected] presented by BGE; 11:30am-5pm: [email protected] presented by Kaiser Permanente

April 20- 8am-1:30pm: [email protected] presented by Brown Advisory; 11:30am-5pm: [email protected]

April 21- 10am-3pm: [email protected] presented by Visit Baltimore with Baltimore Food Makers Marketplace by Cureate immediately following

April 18-21- 11:30am-1pm: Interactive Lunch: Design Thinking Lab

 

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Regular Goods: E. Saffronia Downing & Nicole Dyer | Closing Reception
Wednesday, April 18th : 7-10pm

Terrault
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

Please join us for the opening of Terrault’s newest exhibition, ‘Regular Goods’ by E. Saffronia Downing and Nicole Dyer

Regular Goods: Bananas. Corn. Phones. Sardines. Daily objects that make up our lives. Nicole Dyer and E. Saffronia Downing play with the boundary between painting and sculpture by re-thinking the object as painting, and painting as object.

E. Saffronia Downing molds her sculpture through notions of femininity, sexuality, and childhood, leaving the mark of her body on each piece. Ceramic fruit and vegetables are the building blocks of work that expresses the kinship between body and vessel.

Nicole Dyer’s paintings are a visual recording of the primal, sensual, and sometimes violent need to be with others. A plate of food can be both nourishing and dangerous; a beautiful moment can be over in an instant, yet preserved forever through social media.

E. Saffronia Downing (b. 1992) was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She received a BA from Hampshire College in 2014 in Studio Art and Women’s History. Downing has recently completed residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME, and Mall of Found Residency in New Lebanon, NY.

Nicole Dyer​ (b. 1991) is an artist currently based in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 with a BFA in Drawing. Dyer has shown in several two person and group shows including “Wide Eyed” at Savery Gallery (Philadelphia), “Phantom Limb” at Guest Spot (Baltimore), and “Sad Intentions” at LVL 3 (Chicago). She has exhibited internationally at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, where she studied in 2012. In 2017 she was a recipient of an Elizabeth Greenshields Grant. Dyer most recently completed a three month residency at the Wassaic Projects in Wassaic, NY.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3rd 7-10PM
Closing Reception: Thursday, April 18th 7-10PM
Exhibition Runs: March 3, 2018 – April 21, 2018
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1-5PM (except for opening night)

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Arts Every Day 2018 Annual Student Exhibit | Opening Reception
Thursday, April 19th : 5-7pm

Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street : 21201

Arts Every Day is happy to book end the school year with our annual student exhibition at the Walters Art Museum! Arts Every Day’s annual exhibit showcases how teachers integrate visual arts, music, dance, theater, and media across grade levels and subject matter such as Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. The exhibition will display over 100 pieces of arts integrated work created by students across Baltimore City.

Reception: Thursday, April 19th 5-7pm
Musical Performances: Saturday, April 21st 12-1pm
Performances will feature Baltimore Boom Bap Society, Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore City College, Banneker Blake Academy, and City Neighbors Charter School.

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Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events April 10 – 16

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated daily.

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A Conversation About the Arts in Maryland
Tuesday, April 10th : 6-7:30pm

Maryland Art Place
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

A Conversation About the Arts in Maryland with PG County Executive Rushern Baker and Elizabeth Embry, Candidates for Maryland Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Also: a Sneak Preview of Out of Order!!

Hosted by Rushern Baker IV and Mary Ann Mears

Please RSVP w/ Jibran Eubanks at 240-472-3144 or [email protected]


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Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events March 27 – April 2

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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MICA Store | Grand Opening
Wednesday, March 28th : 10am-8pm

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events March 20 – 26

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Joyce J. Scott + Kyle Hackett | Reception
Wednesday, March 21st : 6-8pm

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events March 6 – 12

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Stephen Towns: Rumination and A Reckoning | Exhibition Opening
Wednesday, March 7th – September 2nd

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events February 20 – 26

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Spencer Finch: Moon Dust | Installation Opening Day
from Wednesday, Feb 21st – October 14th, 2024

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