BmoreArt’s Picks: June 14-20

This Week: Free Tickets to the Baltimore Center Stage production of Euripides’ Bakkhai, Susan Yanero at Washington Studio School, Young Blood opening reception at Maryland Art Place, Dynamic Range highlights Baltimore photographers at Connect + Collect, Station North Sips, Art After Hours returns to the BMA, the 15th Annual Boundary Block Party, Black Cherry’s Puppet Slamwich, Kibibi Ajanku leads a Natural Dye Initiative Juneteenth talk + workshop at MICA, and a Juneteenth celebration at the Lewis Museum — PLUS Charm City Fringe Fest is seeking volunteers and more featured opportunities.

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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Euripides’ Bakkhai
Ongoing through June 18
@ Baltimore Center Stage + Online

Thanks to their generous supporters, Baltimore Center Stage is offering free tickets to their production of Euripides’ Bakkhai running now through June 19, 2022. This new adaptation by Anne Carson features original music, debauchery, and a whole lot of wine. There are both virtual and in-person viewing options.

This isn’t your English teacher’s Greek tragedy. Dionysus, the god of wine, is totally over everyone’s drama so he’s going to incite the women of the land to raise hell in this immersive explosion of the classic play. Featuring original music, debauchery, and a whole lot of wine, Bakkhai is a cautionary tale about the consequences of a civilization’s fear of the unknown.

Susan Yanero: Paintings and Drawings
Ongoing through July 1
@ Washington Studio School

Washington Studio School (WSS) is pleased to present Susan Yanero: Paintings and Drawings, an exhibition of new work completed during the past two years of pandemic isolation by the D.C. artist and Washington Studio School founding faculty member. The exhibition invites viewers into Yanero’s vivid and highly impastoed world through more than 20 paintings and drawings of varying scales and will be on view from May 6 to July 1, 2022.

In an essay featured in the 2013 catalogue accompanying Yanero’s exhibition at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, painter Alan Feltus says:

“Susan’s paintings come from deep within herself and at the same time have the wisdom of great painters from the history of art…it is clear that Susan internalizes her understanding of the paintings of past centuries in a kind of innocently direct and honest way, almost unconsciously. It is as though Duccio, Masaccio, and Uccello reside within her being and have become inseparable from herself…I believe few painters have so vivid an inner world as the content of their work, so interesting a personal mythology, so magnificently depicted. And few painters are as true to themselves and as far from pretense as Susan Yanero.”

Young Blood | Opening Reception
Tuesday, June 14 • 6-9pm | Ongoing through September 3
@ Maryland Art Place

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to announce a call for Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. We are soliciting artists from local (Maryland) universities who are currently or have recently graduated from MFA programs. MFA candidates who graduated this year (2022) are eligible to participate in this exhibition opportunity.

This marks MAP’s 13th Young Blood program which has, to date, provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

Read the rest of this week’s picks at BmoreArt.