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

The MICA Store
1501 West Mount Royal Avenue : 21217

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites the public to the grand opening of its newly relocated and expanded MICA Store, now located at 1501 W. Mt. Royal Ave., with a special community event on Wednesday, March 28.
The community event will feature special discounts on #MadeInBaltimore products from local vendors including Tiny Dog Press Baltimore, Mount Royal Soap Company, Sew Lab USA, Write Notepads & Company, Creative King and Hold Fast, among others.
The MICA Store will also be selling t-shirts produced by Jubilee Arts’ Youth in Business program, and is the first brick-and-mortar location offering the shirts. Teens in the program will be onsite to talk about their products from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Jubilee Arts’ Youth in Business is a program that cultivates the entrepreneurial leadership skills of high school aged youth in Sandtown-Winchester by providing hands on experience operating an art-based business. Youth learn how to run a successful business as a team, selling high quality art products (graphically designed screen printed t-shirts, laser cut jewelry and ceramic and mosaic goods) achieving cooperative financial sustainability. Youth owners split 100% of profits generated from revenue that is earned through their sales efforts.

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STIFF Curated by René Treviño | Public Reception
Wednesday, March 28th : 5-7pm

The Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery
Anne Arundel Community College : Arnold

STIFF brings together six contemporary artists in an exhibit curated by René Treviño. Felons might face STIFF sentences; a STIFF knee joint is inflexible. One might STIFF a waiter for bad service; a dead body is called a STIFF. The word STIFF in the title of the exhibit references arousal, rigidity, hardness. The work all has a palpable sense of heat and energy. These six artists assert themselves into complicated conversations about race, identity, gender and sexuality, yet these works have a sense of humor (the way sex is sometimes funny) and a visual splendor.

Artists

Damon Arhos

Cat Gunn

Nathan Miller

Isabelle Schipper

Wickerham & Lomax

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

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Ethics and the Art Gallery: Heather Darcy Bhandari & Amy Eva Raehse
Thursday, March 29th : 6:30pm

Motor House
120 West North Avenue : 21201

The Re-Model is a BmoreArt Speaker Series featuring Strategic Career Thinking from Art World Insiders

Join us for a discussion on art galleries and ethics with Goya Contemporary Executive Director Amy Eva Raehse (Baltimore, MD) and Heather Darcy Bhandari (NY, NY), an Independent Curator and co-founder of The Remix, author of ART/WORK, and former director at Mixed Greens, a commercial gallery in NY.

Thursay, March 29 / Doors open at 6:30 / Lecture at 7
Motor House Theater

Free to the public with an RSVP! Seating is limited.
Join us for a drink before or after in The Showroom, Motor House’s new cafe and bar.

New Issues of Art/Work will be available for sale !

**This event is generously sponsored by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and Hotel Indigo.

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Amy Eva Raehse is Executive Director and Curator of Goya Contemporary Gallery which represents emerging and mid-career artists in an international program focused on Post-War and Contemporary Art in both primary and secondary markets. She has curated over 100 exhibitions and has placed artworks in major public and private collections worldwide including MoMA, the Smithsonian(s), the BMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The MET, Chrysler Museum, The Whitney Museum, The Bunker, among countless others. For more than 20 years, Raehse has also remained an independent curator, taught at a number of Colleges and Universities, and lectures extensively on professional practices. A consultant and advisor to many organizations, Raehse is on the Board of Directors at The Creative Alliance of Baltimore, and the Programming Advisory at Maryland Art Place. She has juried myriad platforms including The Ruby’s and Light City, and has authored exhibition catalogue essays and articles in several publications. A member of the Association of Print Scholars and the International Fine Print Dealers Association, Raehse holds a MFA, BFA, and Certificate in Arts Management. A New Yorker by birth but a Baltimorean by choice, Raehse has worked in Museum, not-for-profit, commercial, and academic sectors of the arts. Most recently, Raehse co-produced the largest retrospective to date for MacArthur Fellow Joyce J. Scott (represented by Goya Contemporary) with Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey.

Heather Darcy Bhandari is an independent curator and co-founder of The Remix (a project-based curatorial team), an adjunct lecturer at Brown University, and a consultant to several for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, was published by Simon and Schuster in October of 2017.Bhandari also lectures and participates in portfolio reviews and panel discussions across the country. She is on the board of directors of visual arts at Art Omi (an artist residency in Ghent, NY) and the advisory boards of artfcity (an online, art-related publishing platform), CODIFY Art (a multidisciplinary collective of QTPOC artists), and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. She was on the board of NURTUREart for nearly a decade. From 2000 to 2016 she was a director of Mixed Greens, a commercial gallery where she curated over one hundred exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen emerging to mid-career artists. Most recently, she was the Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon, a nonprofit in Brooklyn. Bhandari received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Her career began at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.

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