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Waller Gallery opens this week with focus on showcasing marginalized artists

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One of the photos from Nia Hampton’s show “Drapetomania,” the first exhibit at Waller Gallery, which opens this week.

When Joy Davis opens the doors to her new Waller Gallery this week, it will mark a sort of homecoming. After a time away in New York, where Davis earned her master’s in fashion and museum studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Baltimore County native has returned home to establish an arts enclave devoted to amplifying the voices of marginalized artists, and to further the legacy of black-owned business in Charm City.

Event Pick: Alex Zhang Hungtai soundtracks the opening of Adam Davies’ Creative Alliance exhibit

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Image via the Creative Alliance.

Adam Davies’ photographs show sparse, desolate public spaces like the columns of a bridge or a bend in the road in stark ways. In the new exhibit “Reroutings,” his architectural and landscape photographs will be displayed in a “monumental” size, 5-by-6 feet, and the gallery will have darkened walls and curtains for a more immersive experience. As an added bonus, Alex Zhang Hungtai, best known for the crooning lo-fi project Dirty Beaches, will perform electronic music in response to the pictures. And it’s all free.

Gallery opening reception starts at 6 p.m., Alex Zhang Hungtai performance at 7:30 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, free.

BMA debuts artist Stephen Towns’ mystical quilt collection on Nat Turner, American slavery

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“Black Sun,” 2016, by Stephen Towns. Courtesy of the artist, photo by Joseph Hyde.

Four years ago, a vision came to Baltimore painter Stephen Towns for a brand new piece. He saw a black woman, a slave, feeding a white baby, against the backdrop of an American flag.

BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Show Openings and Events, February 6 – 12

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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 [email protected]!

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Perennials: Artist Lecture and Opening Reception
Thursday, February 8: 5-8 PM

930 King St, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Amy Sherald, Painter of Michelle Obama’s Much-Awaited Portrait, to Join BMA’s Board

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Ms. Everything, by Amy Sherald (courtesy Smithsonian)

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, known for her life-sized, high-contrast portraits of African-Americans – most recently that of first lady Michelle Obama, to be unveiled next month – will be joining the Baltimore Museum of Art’s board of trustees in February.

Event Pick: Peter Stern Discusses His Aerial Photography at Creative Alliance

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Photo by Peter Stern, courtesy of Creative Alliance.

Peter Stern’s photographs look at once familiar and indistinguishable. There are large splotches of earth tones and snaking lines in his compositions, and upon close inspection, you’ll see the image is actually a coal mine or an Eastern Shore landscape.

BMoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Show Openings, Performances, and Events This Week

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Our friends at bmoreart.com publish each week BMore Art Picks, which 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 the staff at BmoreArt at even[email protected]!

Holiday Heap
Saturday, December 16th : 10am-5pm

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Art for the People, One Loan at a Time

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Entrance to the art world can come at a great cost. Notwithstanding a graduate degree from a top-tier institution teetering at $100,000 or the world’s most expensive painting selling just last month for over $450 million, the art world and its systems are insular and highly coded. As José Ruiz, a curator, creative laborer, and the Director of Curatorial Practice at MICA, said, “There is a barrier of entry to go to the National Gallery of Art, even if it’s free.”

‘Walking in Antarctica’: Artist Helen Glazer Presents Images from Tour

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A work by Helen Glazer at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery this month.

In 2015, artist Helen Glazer spent seven weeks exploring the Antarctic wilderness with her camera, studying ice formations and the complex interactions between wind, water and sun that sculpt the region’s frozen landscape. Her resulting exhibition of photographs and sculpture, entitled “Walking in Antarctica,” is now on view at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery through Dec. 18.

AVAM’s ‘The Great Mystery Show’ Probes Universal Mystique, Human Tragedy, Spirituality

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Ingo Swann’s “Madre Dolorosa.” Image courtesy of American Visionary Art Museum.

What do missing persons, Edgar Allan Poe, the mother of Jesus and a robotic cat have in common? That’s what you get to sort through with the American Visionary Art Museum’s newest 11-month exhibition, “The Great Mystery Show.”

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