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Local Art Blankets Maryland Art Place at Out of Order

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mdartplacecatch of the day fish (2)Look toward Bromo for art this weekend. Maryland Art Place’s annual benefit returns on Friday, to make an art collector out of all of us. 

Bubbly, Holiday Shopping and Art at Green Spring Station Dec. 10

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catch of the day fish (2)Smart holiday shoppers know that it’s all about going local this season. And nowhere in the area has  more independent and totally unique shops than Green Spring Station– where you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. But come December 10th, there will be even more to love about Green Spring Station. That’s because Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Green Spring Station have teamed up for MAP’s (MAP) final IMPACT project of the year. It’s a sprawling series of installations created by MICA students using actual items from the merchants of the shopping center. So when you drop by for the rest of the holiday season, you’ll be able to take in some phenomenal artwork while you shop. The installation’s opening reception will take place Thursday, December 10 from 6-8pm with complimentary bubbly and Prosecco at all shops which are staying open until 8pm.

Women! Art! Revolution! Gala!

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This Friday, November 11, you’ve got two chances to celebrate Baltimore’s wealth of artsy women and women artists:

A gala! Starting at 6:30 p.m. Maryland Art Place, our favorite non-profit promoter of contemporary art around these parts, hosts a swanky evening in honor of its thirtieth birthday, and in celebration of female artists who’ve made their stamp on Baltimore’s cultural landscape. The honorees are something of a who’s-who of the city’s creative and inspiring women:  Marin Alsop, Doreen Bolger, Rheda Becker, Lynn Deering, Ethel Ennis, Nancy Grasmick, Leslie King-Hammond, Pat Joseph, Mary Ann Mears, Joyce J. Scott, Suzi Cordish and Leslie Shepard. And because no good gala is without a silent auction component, attendees will also be able to bid on works by regional artists.  (Check out the art up for auction at MAP’s website.) The cost:  $250 for the gala; $30 in advance/$40 at the door for the after party. It is a benefit, after all.

The event will also feature an exhibition of five MAP owned Grace Hartigans, pictured at right.

A film screening/panel! At 7 p.m., Towson University hosts a screening of the widely-acclaimed documentary Women Art Revolution!, followed by a panel featuring even more creative and inspiring female artists (Jenny Graf Sheppard, Laure Drogoul, Stephanie Barber, and Zoe Charlton) talking about feminism, art, and politics. The film itself has been described as a “secret history” of feminist art. This one is free.

If you figure out a way that we can attend both, let us know!

Young Blood: MAP MFA Grad Show Opens Tonight

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Sponsored Post – Mark your calendar with a capital A for art: Wednesday evening, June 29th, from 6 to 8, Young Blood, Maryland Art Place’s annual MFA grad show—one of the organization’s most popular events, now in its fourth year—features painting, sculpture, video, drawing, and interactive performance by recent grads with talent to burn. We are so there.

Curated by the MAP Program Advisory Committee, which is chaired by artist, writer, and teacher Cara Ober, the exhibition provides recent MFA grads an opportunity to make connections with other artists and arts professionals, and to nurture their early artistic careers.

“After achieving their master’s, the next most important step for young artists is their professional debut in a reputable professional gallery,” Ober says.

Engaging event meanwhile provides you, gallery-goer, the opportunity to tour and purchase new art by gifted young people of powerful creative vision, their names not currently household, but we’d wager might well soon be. Show will include emerging artists from the Maryland Institute College of Art, the University of Maryland at College Park, Towson University, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

We can’t wait to check out work by Amy Boone-McCreesh, who earned her MFA in painting from Towson—Amy builds ultra-abundant, confetti-colorful installations from found objects, secondhand fabrics, and celebratory ephemera. All artists convey unique themes. Wun Ting Wendy Tai, a new MFA from MICA’s Rinehart School of Sculpture, is a mixed-media artist whose work references post-colonialism and multiculturalism—she “attempts to address the effects of cultural and social hybridity in a poetic and ephemeral manner.” Jill Fannon, armed with an MFA in imaging and digital art from UMBC, creates her bold images with the aid of new technology. MICA grad Adam Junior, a sculptor from Long Island, says he’s preoccupied with building structures that are at once contained and impenetrable alongside those that are vulnerable and codependent. We definitely dig his piece, “Nowhere Else to Go,” which assembles numerous small white houses that seem at once ready to house a human family or a searching flock of birds. Linling Lu (MFA, MICA Hoffberger School of Painting) recently completed a series of paintings, which allow her to “embrace the beauty in various chances [or nuanced moments] of solitary mediation.” Her gentle works likewise beckon the viewer to a most meditative place.

Emerging wunderkinds Katie Taylor, Jesse Burrows, Sarah McNeil and Rob Guevara also to display recent work.

“MAP is very excited about the fourth installment of Young Blood,” says Sofia Rutka, MAP program manager. “The nine artists in this year’s exhibition were selected based on the strength of their work, exemplary of the recent MFA graduates in the Baltimore area.”

So, see you there Wednesday, June 29, 6-8, for opening reception and artist talks. Show runs until August 27.

Maryland Art Place
Power Plant Live!
8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202

Established in 1981, MAP inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community.

For more information: [email protected]

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