BmoreArt’s Picks: May 3-9

This Week: Teri Henderson in conversation with Jeffrey Kent at The Ivy Bookshop, Gormley Gallery hosts a Senior Thesis opening reception, documentary screening and discussion with Angela N. Carroll, nia love and Scott Love presented by UMBC CIRCA, Rosa Leff opening at Hotel Indigo, Schroeder Cherry lecture at Towson U, Kondwani Fidel at the Walters, Chloe Irla opening at Hamilton Gallery, AVAM’s 2022 Kinetic Sculpture Race, opening reception for HONOR at Banneker-Douglass Museum, Early Blossoms/Perilous Thirds. closing at Current Space, opening for Linda Campbell Franklin at Gallery 1448 — PLUS Born in Baltimore Film + Photography Festival and more featured Calls for Entry!

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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Teri Henderson: Black Collagists (In Conversation With Jeffrey Kent)
Tuesday, May 3 • 6pm
@ The Ivy Bookshop

Teri will be in-conversation with Jeffrey Kent. This event will be held in-person, on The Ivy’s back patio.

Founded in August 2020, Black Collagists is an online platform that highlights and amplifies the work solely of Black artists making collages worldwide. The platform features the work of emerging Black collage artists as well as more established and well-known collage artists in order to raise awareness about the history of Black collage art.

In December 2021, “Black Collagists: The Book” was published by Kanyer Publishing. Written and curated by Teri Henderson, the publication features over fifty emerging and established Black collage artists from around the world. With over 300 full-color images alongside historical context and academic essays, the book establishes a physical archive of the history and the future of Black collage artists. For more on Black Collagists follow @blackcollagists or visit

Senior Thesis Exhibition at Notre Dame of Maryland University | Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 4 • 4:30-6:30pm | Ongoing through May 22
@ Gormley Gallery

The Senior Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of graduating seniors Kamia Agnew, Prabina Ale Magar, Hope Brown, Grace Cross, Casey Nutter, and Keiyonna Owens at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Artworks include oil paintings, digital photographs, works on paper, and mixed media pieces. The students are working with concepts such as abstraction with light, material experimentation, food texture through paint, lighting and setting in portrait photography, and emotional expression.

Exploring Presence: African American Artists in the Upper South
Thursday, May 6 • 5-6pm
presented by UMBC CIRCA

This virtual program will include a screening of the short documentary film Exploring Presence: Ed Love from the docuseries Exploring Presence: African American Artists in the Upper South, followed by a conversation with filmmaker and curator Angela N. Carroll and nia love and Scott Love about the legacy of their father, esteemed sculptor Ed Love. The docuseries supports the exhibition of the same name which will be on view at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University, May 26 – July 15, 2022.

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