The Baltimore Museum of Art announced today that its trustees have decided to “pause” a planned sale of three works from the museum’s collection to raise $65 million for operating funds and to support programs encouraging diversity.
Halloween feels different this year. Masks are now everyday attire; unable to tell friend from foe, we perceive threat everywhere. A shroud hovers in the air from coast to coast. Our fellow Americans are gasping for breath. In short, it’s hard to take pleasure in fear.
From October 28 through November 1, explore the best of National and International Digital Media during The Baltimore Next Media Web Fest. This five-day festival in Baltimore showcases some of the very best of New Media Content. This year, the festival will be FREE and VIRTUAL for all! With 133 screenings, the festival will include blocks of short films, web series, music videos, VR content and screenplays by creators and writers from 22 different countries.
The festival will also include keynotes, panels, live Script Readings with Actors, live musical performances, a virtual Halloween Party and costume contest, an Awards Ceremony with Celebrity Presenters and a Zoom After-Party with Red Carpet speeches!
Some of the highlights of the Panel Discussions include:
Get a peek inside artists’ studios, enjoy performances, and listen to panel discussions during virtual Baltimore Open Studio Tour this Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25. Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the event takes place on BOPA’s Facebook page at @promoandarts and YouTube page BOPAInc. Twelve artists and galleries are featured in Baltimore Open Studio Tour with video tours of studios, Lunch Live Artist Conversations, and the virtual exhibition “B2020.” Baltimore Open Studio Tour is part of Free Fall Baltimore presented by BGE and Maryland State Arts Council. For information, visit www.promotionandarts.org.
In the town of Bishop, people either talk or get talked about. After the mysterious disappearance of their mother, the Simon sisters — Belle, Rachel and Jessa (Belle Shickle, Emily Peachey and Caroline Coleman) — and their father, Rick (Rick Kain), find themselves ostracized at school, at church and in the county that has been nicknamed “the fishbowl” for its inescapable nature.
Haunted by visions of The Rapture, Rick discovers a new path in a televangelist’s message and decides to use his daughters to try to convert as many of their neighbors as possible before the end of their earthly days. As their father wrestles with his faith, the sisters lean on one another in an attempt to maintain normalcy. But with teenage rebellion dueling against religious expectations, the Simons find themselves having to go through hell in the hopes of reaching heaven.
That’s the gist of the thriller/drama film “Fishbowl”– no relation to this news site — directed by brother-and-sister duo Stephen and Alexa Kinigopoulos and shot in Howard and Frederick counties. The Kinigopouloses were raised in Ellicott City.
When the Maryland Bobcats FC soccer team was formed in 2009, it was started as a way for a group of college friends to keep in touch and stay in shape.
Over the past decade, the team has gone through multiple name changes and played in several amateur leagues. But last week, the Bobcats became a member of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), making them the only professional men’s outdoor soccer team in Maryland — the Baltimore Blast is an indoor soccer team — and the first since Crystal Palace Baltimore dissolved in 2010.
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) will host on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Tarana Burke and Nadya Tolokonnikova. Burke is an activist and founder of the Me Too movement and Nadya Tolokonnikovais a conceptual artist, political activist and Pussy Riot co-founder. The event will take place on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and on bmatomorrows.org.