The BMA Celebrates Local Talent

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Autumn is steadily approaching and, sad as we are to bid farewell to summer fun, we’re looking forward to cooler temperatures and changing leaves. This year, the BMA is giving Baltimore another reason to look forward to fall with an exhibition celebrating Baltimore’s most talented artists.  The Baker Artist Awards 2011 exhibition will showcase art by the recipients of the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, which awards outstanding local artists with $25,000 from the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund.   

This years winners, performance artist Audrey Chen, visual artist Gary Kachadourian, and beatboxer/vocal percussionist Shodekeh, will be showcasing their work through various means.  Kachadourian’s artwork will take the form of  a room-size installation, transforming the gallery into a large-scale mural of the artist’s intricate drawings of trees, lamp posts, and more.  Video footage will display Chen’s use of cello, voice and electronic compositions and Shodekeh’s use of drums, turntables, sleigh bells and more.  

The Autumn exhibit, which runs from September 7th through October 2nd, will come to a head with the a free Late Night event on October 1st at 7:00pm.  The BMA will bring in a DJ, cash bar, and light fare for the event which will include live performances by Chen and Shodekeh, as well as a duet between the two.  

Is it Fall yet?



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