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Connie Converse, Clarence Thomas, Slim Pickins, Ezra Miller, a Popeyes wedding, and more

So many things happened online this week.

Metamorphosis within the surreal landscapes of 'Neptune Frost' and 'Strawberry Mansion'

The creators of two recent, enthralling films—Neptune Frost (2022) and Strawberry Mansion (2021)—also call on dreams in their dystopian science fiction, presenting provocative and fluid narratives with dynamic characters, beautiful shots of landscapes, and curious costuming.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

The Baltimore Beat goes on, John Waters' personal film collection to be showcased at BMA, Remington's Raunjiba Design Center, Highlandtown's new Latino Cultural Center, and more reporting from Baltimore Beat, Fishbowl, Baltimore Magazine, The Herald-Mail, and other local and independent news sources

On the fickle nature of creativity and the desire to be the kind of person your dog thinks you are

There is more than the single story of the material; there is usually a personal tie-in, a cultural or historical reference the viewer can also pick up on if they engage with it.

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week:  Kelvin Bulluck and Justin Tsucalas at Collect + Connect, Overlea Arts Fest at Holt Park, Bromo Arts Tower open hours, The Peale's reopening party and open house, La Casa de la Cultura grand opening, CatVideoFest at Creative Alliance, True Laurels at SNF Parkway, and more!

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Photos from a glorious spectacle of Baltimore-based fashion design at the Baltimore Museum of Art

The Met Gala Baltimore was a fashion show and gala fundraiser for Joy Baltimore with a fashion featuring five of Baltimore's best designers

Building a legacy while supporting a community

Timmons is especially drawn to pieces rendered by artists based in or affiliated with Baltimore: Amy Sherald, Elizabeth Talford Scott, Jerrell Gibbs, Mequitta Ahuja, Derrick Adams, and Devin Allen, among many others.

A digital strategist’s tips on how to make your art business more effective on social media

Insight from DC-based consultant Hannah Westfall after a social media audit.

Moses sees her role as a curator as a community builder

Moses' curatorial project, the Maryland Institute Black Archives (MIBA), uncovered the erased history of Black students at MICA and documented as many stories from present-day Black students, alumni, faculty, and staff as possible.

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Baltimore News: Sondheim Winner James Williams II, AVAM Director Jenenne Whitfield, BMA Hip Hop Exhibition

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 8/7

Beyoncé for days, Brittney Griner, neighborhood snitching, abortion in Kansas, Deshaun Watson, Lockheed Martin, and more

The Final Rotation: Sam Gilliam's Full Circle at the Hirshhorn

Gilliam, who died on June 25, had an artistic practice dedicated to the interrogation of self and spirit

John Waters' Words of Wisdom to Graduating Artists: “Never Blink”

The Pope of Trash delivered his speech to graduates of SVA's Class of 2020 and 2021 at a make-up in-person ceremony

'The Book of Treasures' Celebrates the Transcendent Joy of Collaboration

Shane Moritz and Dustin Junkert's poetry collection is a portal to elsewhere

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Finalists Maren Henson, Megan Koeppel, and James Williams II exhibit at the Walters through Sept. 28

A smaller sampling of Baltimore area artists still offers a compelling temperature check on subjects of contemporary artistic concern.

Not only is this book a compelling story of familial love and redemption, it should serve as a case study for educators in urban environments.

As urban cities like Baltimore search for a strategy to curb violence, Black Boy Smile provides a blueprint for healing and rehabilitation

Collectors Philip and Deborah English talk about the lure of the whimsical Victorian-era ceramics

Majolica Mania is the result of a near-constant effort by enthusiasts to get decorative arts curators to take this fantastical subset of ceramics seriously.

Baltimore creative powerhouse Landis Expandis virtually reinvents himself as a power trio 

In a town full of creatives who might claim the title of “hardest working artist in town,” Landis “Expandis” McCord is arguably among those with a real shot at that crown. 

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The Baltimore Arts & Culture Guide

Search: Museums, Galleries, Performance, Film, Organizations & Advocacy, Literary Organizations, Media, Bookshops, Maker, Mixed Use & Studios, Education, Grants & Awards, Residencies, Artist Housing, and Supplies. This guide is for Baltimore area artists, makers, creatives, and anyone who wants to get involved in the arts in the region.

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A photo essay featuring Baltimore-Washington jazz musicians performing live

A photographer on a mission to document jazz musicians during COVID-19 hardships

Beyoncé for days, Brittney Griner, neighborhood snitching, abortion in Kansas, Deshaun Watson, Lockheed Martin, and more

A lot happened online this week.

More than 70 participants ranged in age from 10 to 82, with people who had never sewn before alongside experienced quilters

Richard Serra’s new installation and a Museum Guard-curated Exhibition at the BMA

Mini reviews of exhibits at the Glenstone Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art

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Issue 13: Collect
Issue 13: Collect
Spring, 2022

Issue 13 considers the act of collecting as a source of inspiration for artists, a community supporting economic practice, and a method for meaningful engagement in the world. Featured artists include Brandon Donahue, Linda Franklin, Deyane Moses, Jordan Tierney, the Baltimore Jewelry Center, and the DoMa Gallery.

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Stories from Issue 13: Collect
On the fickle nature of creativity and the desire to be the kind of person your dog thinks you are

There is more than the single story of the material; there is usually a personal tie-in, a cultural or historical reference the viewer can also pick up on if they engage with it.

Building a legacy while supporting a community

Timmons is especially drawn to pieces rendered by artists based in or affiliated with Baltimore: Amy Sherald, Elizabeth Talford Scott, Jerrell Gibbs, Mequitta Ahuja, Derrick Adams, and Devin Allen, among many others.

Brown’s staged photographs reflect a lineage of Black beauty culture and rituals that are shared throughout the diaspora.

Black pop art iconography, like Jet magazine’s coverage and advertisements reflecting the 1960s Black is Beautiful movement and the Natural Hair Movement of the 2000s, are all influential to Brown’s photographs.

Moses sees her role as a curator as a community builder

Moses' curatorial project, the Maryland Institute Black Archives (MIBA), uncovered the erased history of Black students at MICA and documented as many stories from present-day Black students, alumni, faculty, and staff as possible.