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BmoreArt Picks: Sept. 15 – 21

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BmoreArt PicksBmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch or safely socially distanced, plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

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.

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

Grl POWERCall to Videographers: GRL PWR

GRL PWR Baltimore is seeking a videographer for a documentary-style project.

BmoreArt Picks: September 8 – 14

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This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch or safely attended socially-distanced, plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

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.

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

2021 Maryland Heritage Awards | Call for Nominations
deadline October 15
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for 2021 Maryland Heritage Awards. The public is invited to nominate individuals, places, and traditions for outstanding achievement in traditional arts and culture. Awards are $5,000 each. Three winners will be selected and honored at a public ceremony. Nominations are due Thursday, October 15, at 5 p.m. Begin a nomination using MSAC’s application system, SmartSimple. Log in to SmartSimple or create a free account here.

BmoreArt Picks: September 1 – 7

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

Howard County COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund
deadline on rolling basis
sponsored by Howard County Art Council

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on the arts community, the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) established the Howard County COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund, a temporary fund to assist artists whose creative practices and incomes have been adversely impacted by this public health crisis. In August, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball made available 50 Individual Artists Grants of $1,000 each, to be distributed through HCAC’s COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund.

BmoreArts’s Picks: August 25 – 31

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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.

To submit your calendar event, email [email protected]

This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

Teaching Artist for Southern Exposure with Mission Girls | Job Opportunity

Southern Exposure’s CAIP Teaching Artist is responsible for leading a series of online workshops based on a socially relevant theme from September through December 2020. In collaboration with SoEx and Mission Girls Staff, the Teaching Artist will develop a curriculum that explores topics and concerns central to the youth’s daily lives and the individuals in their community.

BmoreArt’s Picks: Openings, events and performances, August 18-24

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas this week.

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.

To submit your calendar event, email BmoreArt at [email protected]

Share Your COVID Story
hosted by The Peale

Talk to us about life in Baltimore. How are you and your neighbors dealing with extended quarantine?

BmoreArt’s Picks: August 11 – 17

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

BmoreArt News Briefs: Emily Breiter becomes Bromo Arts district director; Deutsch Foundation names Jessica Solomon as vice president; MICA awarded in National Democracy Challenge; and more

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The following art news briefs have been compiled by our friends at BMore Art. To read more at BmoreArt, click here.

Emily Breiter comes in as Bromo Arts District Executive Director

In a press release, Amy Cavanaugh Royce, board chair of the Bromo Arts District and executive director of Maryland Art Place, welcomed Emily Breiter as the arts district’s next executive director. Breiter formerly worked on business engagement, fundraising, and events at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Breiter will replace Claudia Jolin in the position, but Jolin will remain on the Bromo Board of Directors.

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.

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

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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.

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

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

Maryland Art Place
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

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