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’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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Sheep Jones: New Paintings
Ongoing through November 2020
@ Steven Scott Gallery
Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote
Ongoing through December 6
@ The Peale
Rights and Wrongs is an art exhibition that contends with the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the 2020 elections in light of the fact that equitable voter participation is hardly a settled matter in America — threats to citizenship, belonging, and democratic participation continue to be at stake.
Local Baltimore artists Erin Fostel, Antonio McAfee, and McKinley Wallace III have created new artworks, related to the themes of racial, social, and economic injustice, and the various struggles for the vote. Some of their works respond to physical sites and visual records of contested public memory in Baltimore City.
These local artists’ works are on display at the Carroll Mansion, a historic site of enslavement with many layers of occupation over the generations, alongside the work of artists from outside the region who also consider the personal and political dimensions of citizenship and belonging. The artists in the group exhibition include Stacey Kirby, Julia Kwon, Precious Lovell, JoAnne McFarland, Gina Gwen Palacios, Jason Patterson, and Sarah Paulsen.
These artists approach historic and current events in their work through a variety of methods available to the contemporary artist: abstraction, representation, collage, found objects, textiles, moving image, and interactive works. While the scope of their production methods is varied, their works share thematic and material concerns. These include historic images and texts resuscitated from archives to breathe new meaning into public memory. The artists are also documenting the complex narratives of inclusion and exclusion in historic activist efforts to establish voting rights for women and people of color in the 19th and 20th centuries. These works reflect distinct declarations of self and collective, bearing out the adage that the personal is political.
The works in Rights and Wrongs bring the viewers’ attention to the complexities and contradictions of the history of voting rights and civil rights struggles as well as the ways that these struggles continue both in Baltimore across the United States.
Art, Identity, and Activism with Jasmine Cho: An Interactive Cookie Art Workshop
Thursday, November 5 • 6 p.m.
presented by Julio Fine Arts
Join the Pitt Global Hub and Asian Studies Center for an interactive cookie art workshop with Jasmine Cho as she speaks on topics of identity and activism for International Week 2020.
This event is free and open to the Pitt community – families are encouraged! The first 25 registrants will receive a FREE cookie kit complete with two blank sugar cookies as well as all the tools you’ll need to decorate along with Jasmine. All registrants will receive an ingredient list and recipe ahead of time. If you are one of the first 25 registrants, you will receive further instructions about a contactless pick-up or drop-off that will take place the week of the event.
Please note that if you will have minors under 18 years old in your household attending, a parent or legal guardian must accompany them on the call at all times.
Jasmine Cho is a Pittsburgh-based artist, author, and cookie activist most known for using portrait cookies to elevate representation for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. She is also a Food Network Champion (“Christmas Cookie Challenge” Season 3, Episode 8) and the Founder of Yummyholic. Her cookie activism has been featured internationally on various media outlets that include NPR, HuffPost, CBS This Morning, and The Korea Daily. In 2019, Jasmine gave a TEDx talk on her work that immediately went viral and has since reached over 47K views. Jasmine has received numerous accolades including CREATOR of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Small Business Community Champion Award by Citizens Bank, and was also awarded a Mayor’s Proclamation declaring Jan. 28th, 2020 as “Jasmine Cho Day” by the City of Pittsburgh. Expanding to traditional fine art while pursuing art therapy studies, Jasmine wrote, illustrated, and published her first children’s book, Role Models Who Look Like Me: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Made History. You can see more of her work at jasminemcho.com.
MASKerade Baltimore: Virtual Silent Auction & Mask Design Competition | Auction Launch
Saturday, November 7 • 10 a.m. | Ongoing through November 10
presented by Maryland Art Place
Join us for MASKerade Baltimore – a virtual silent auction and mask design competition hosted by the Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing arts and culture events and supporting LGBTQ youth with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs. Funds from MASKerade will be used to establish an endowment, ensuring vital support for LGBTQ youth programs in perpetuity.
The silent auction to view and bid on masks will be held November 7 from 10 a.m. – November 13 at 10 p.m. at https://MASKeradeBMORE.givesmart.com
It’s Pandemonium! Creative Alliance’s biggest virtual bash and fundraiser of the year!
Saturday, November 7 • 7:30 p.m. Screening | 8:30 p.m. After-Party
presented by Creative Alliance
It’s shocking! It’s thrilling! It’s an inspiring story of power of the arts amidst global chaos! It’s Pandemonium!
Grab your favorite blanket, some popcorn, and take cover … it’s the world premiere of It’s Pandemonium, a shameless and terrifying film directed by Aaron Barlow and starring the multi-talented staff of Creative Alliance!
Follow the harrowing tale of a talented young artist named Nic who finds salvation from the horrors of the modern world in his new Highlandtown home, while befriending cast of peculiar characters along the way.
Following the film, we turn the cameras to our stage for some LIVE music, special guests, and more surprises.
It’s Pandemonium! is a fundraiser to support Creative Alliance’s essential expenses and free programs during this global pandemic. Donate today!
Don’t miss our online exhibit that features over 100 visual artists, one-of-a-kind experiences, and feel-good causes!
SATURDAY, NOV. 7 | 7:30 p.m. It’s Pandemonium! Premiere | 8:30 p.m. After-Party
$50 Supporter | $25 General Admission | $20 Members
($3 service fee added to all ticket purchase)
All price levels will include both film premiere and music. If you have the means, the supporter level ticket ensures additional artist and organizational support.
Biomorphic Structure | Opening Reception
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7 • 2-4 p.m. | Ongoing through December 12
@ MONO Practice
MONO PRACTICE is proud to present Biomorphic Structure, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Sui Park and Caitlin Teal Price. Biomorphic Structure examines the metaphysical nature of object making and the artists’ relationship to labor as a connection to the natural world. The works explore abstraction in psychology and physical sciences, finding inspiration in cellular structures and life forms evoking abstraction as a natural state and conscience.
Sui Park is a New York-based artist born in Seoul, Korea. Her work involves creating 3-dimensional flexible organic forms of a comfortable ambiance that are dynamic and possibly mystical or illusionary. She had several solo exhibitions and public art projects, including Pompom in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. in 2019, and Floating Imagery at the Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York in 2018. She participated in over 100 exhibitions, including, The 5th Textile Art of Today at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava, Slovak republic where she received the Excellent Award in September 2018. Park’s artwork has been acquired by numerous places, including the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Oregon and Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York in the United States.
Caitlin Teal Price works with photography and drawing to explore ritual and routine themes found in everyday life undercurrents. She received her BFA from the Parsons School of Design and her MFA from the Yale School of Art. Her work is included in both private and public collections, including the Robert V. Fullerton Museum of Art in San Bernardino, CA, and the American University Museum in Washington, D.C. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in NYC, and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Her work has been published in periodicals such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. Capricious Publishing NYC published her first monograph, Stranger Lives, in December 2016. Caitlin is also co-Founder of STABLE, an artist studio program located in Washington, D.C.
Biomorphic Structure will be on view from November 7 through December 12, 2020. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 7th, 2–4 p.m. The well-being of our visitors, artists, and staff is our top priority. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
MONO PRACTICE gallery hours are Thursday and Saturday, 1–4 p.m., or by appointment.
Recording History | Virtual Artist’s Reception
Saturday, November 7 • 5 p.m. | Ongoing through November 27
presented by Gormley Gallery
Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University presents “Recording History,” a juried virtual exhibition that examines art’s role in recording our current moment in history and documenting our lived experience of it. Artworks on view reflect personal responses to the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, the climate crisis, the looming national election, and more.
Featuring artwork by:
Miguel A. Aragon
Anna Fine Foer
Mayuko Ono Gray