BmoreArt’s Picks: October 11-17

This Week:  Our VOISES our Truth at the Peale, Black Joy is My Protest opening reception at Busboys and Poets, CAHSS Colloquium at UMBC, the BMA hosts Schroeder Cherry, Cordially Invited V opening reception at Make Studio, Beacon of Light opening reception at Creative Alliance, Attorneys General performs at Bromo Arts, ABSTRACTION artist talk at C. Grimaldis Gallery, Stephanie Garon opening reception at Hamiltonian Artists DC, Baltimore Clayworks Fire Fest, and An Evening at the Walters — PLUS The Young Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards 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.

To submit your calendar event, email us at events@bmoreart.com!

Our VOISES our Truth: Baltimore Storytelling Event
Tuesday, October 11 • 4-7pm
@ The Peale

An evening specially curated for Baltimore’s youth to listen to stories about the struggles and triumphs of openly accepting their queer identity, and what it means to be a part of the community, told by members of the community.

The Peale is well served by the public transportation and is near stops for City Hall, the War Memorial, and Farmers’ Market on the Purple, Orange, Red, Blue, Yellow Citylink lines and the free Green Charm City Circulator Route, as well as local link routes 54, 56, 154, 67, 78, 80 and Express Bus link routes 105, 115, 160, 154, 165. The building is also a short walk from the Charles Center and Shot Tower.

Black Joy is My Protest | Opening Reception
Tuesday, October 11 • 6-8pm | Ongoing through January 31
@ Busboys and Poets Baltimore

Black Joy is My Protest is the follow-up exhibit to REVOLT: Black Joy Still Exists, It Always Will. This collection of art will be on display at Busboys and Poets Baltimore from August 15, 2022 – January 31, 2023 and features the words, photography, paintings, woodwork and film of 12 incredible artists. This showcase of Blackness exemplifies our beauty, creativity, honesty, courage, spirituality and love.

The opening reception will be October 11, 2022. Stay tuned for additional details.

The Black Joy Is My Protest exhibition is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. We appreciate their support and want to also thank Busboys and Poets for partnering to showcase this important work.

CAHSS Colloquium: Resilience
Thursday, October 13 • 4-5:30pm
@ UMBC CIRCA

The five research centers in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UMBC present this panel discussion to kick off the 2022-23 CAHSS Colloquium series, designed to facilitate interdisciplinary conversations among faculty, staff, and students to build intellectual community within and beyond individual research interests and curricula offerings. The theme for 2022-23 is resilience. Resilience is the ability of an entity, a person, an institution, a technology, a community, a natural environment, to anticipate, respond to, and recover from adverse conditions. The concept of resilience generally has a positive connotation, but it has also been criticized for placing on individuals and communities the burden to adapt to adverse and potentially unjust contexts. Adapting to adverse conditions may not necessarily improve them, so what is the relationship between resilience, resistance and social change? This panel will explore resilience from a variety of different perspectives. The event will take place in the context of the exhibition Oletha DeVane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit. An open gallery and reception will follow the discussion.

Anne Brodsky, Professor and Chair of Psychology, will be the facilitator for the panel. Her work focuses on resilience, psychological sense of community, immigration and displacement, and the role of communities in creating and resisting societal risks and oppressions, including violence, war, poverty, sexism, and racism.

Panelists

Earl H. Brooks is an Assistant Professor of English, and his research interests include music, African-American rhetorical traditions, and composition. His forthcoming book, Resonance of Resistance, explores the rhetoric of Black music through the work of Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams, and Mahalia Jackson.

Oletha DeVane is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist who explores diverse political, social identities and cultural interpretations. Her work has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in the United Arab Emirates and is in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Born in Baltimore, DeVane received a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her solo exhibition Oletha Devane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit will be on view in the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture through December 17, 2022.

Marcela Sarmiento Mellinger is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work where she teaches policy courses as well as an intimate partner violence elective. Her research interests include advocacy, intimate partner violence, and social work education.

Dominic Nell is a photographer, activist, and farmer-chef focused on healing communities through various mediums. Nell is the founder of CityWeeds, a trauma-informed food business that strives to eliminate food deserts and improve the health, wellness, and independence of Baltimore City residents through the growing and selling of micro-greens and cold-pressed juices. Nell’s vision for CityWeeds is to feed and heal the community by growing food out of vacant lots.

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (CADVC), the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), the Center for Social Science Scholarship (CS3), the Dresher Center for the Humanities, and the Imaging Research Center (IRC) and is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. UMBC is committed to making its events accessible to everyone. Please send an email to abbotts@umbc.edu to request specific accommodations. This event will be recorded and available for viewing following the event.

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