Tag: local art

SOGH Brings Us Baltimore’s First Art Truck

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catch of the day fish (2)Once upon a time, you would have been hard pressed to find a decent food truck in this city. Then there was a while when you could sometimes find one or two in particularly lunch-breaky areas. Now they have their own rallies and are a staple of any outdoor event; making life in Baltimore tastier and more gourmet everyday. So when we heard that Baltimore’s own Shawn Theron has plans to open Baltimore’s first Art Truck (like a food truck, but for art), we of course got excited. Shawn is a local treasure, to be sure; and the possibility that his truck might start a trend resulting in a city dotted with mobile local art vendors has us simply elated. You’ve probably seen Theron’s work at the American Visionary Arts Museum, where he was included in the All Things Round exhibit in 2011/2012. He’s primarily known for his abstract paintings that feature almost celestial looking forms in saturated landscapes. He’s also known for keeping his work affordable. CBS recently named him one of the best places in Baltimore to purchase affordable art.

Baltimore’s Art Attack: MICA’s New MFA in Curatorial Practice Sets “Sites”

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-1This spring, be on the lookout for even more awesome local art to bloom in place. Numerous places, in fact. Thanks to MICA’s new M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice, gifted grads are partnering with organizations and communities to stage exhibitions across Baltimore from March through June.

Wait, what the heck is an M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice? You ask. Get this…

Lotta Art Benefits Baltimore’s School 33 This Saturday!

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For ticket information and to view the artwork online, visit 
school33.org.

The Artistic Ambassador of Bolton Hill

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Across the street from F. Scott Fitzgerald Park in Bolton Hill is the die Botschaft 1628: Art & Culture Gallery.  Built in 1873, the house in which the gallery resides was “a shell when I bought it in 2004,” said gallery owner Marcia Hart.

According to Hart, the Geatty family built the house at 1628 Bolton Street and it stayed in the family for more than a century.  Unable to maintain their 6,000 square foot home, the Geatty’s sold it in 2000.  Hart said, “The new owners made disastrous attempts at renovation.  There was a tarp on the second floor that collected water which had pooled and smelled.”

Acoustically hung ceilings – the kind that are found in office buildings that drop into sections – had been attached by notching the house’s ornate plaster cornices.  The night before the closing of the sale to the previous owners, the marble fireplaces were stolen.

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