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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

After Covid-19 postponement, Issue 09: Craft is coming! If you want to own it, please subscribe via our website.

Issue 09: Craft celebrates Baltimore’s incredible makers, visionary artists, and creative businesses

The best queer stories acknowledge pleasure’s colorful origins, unflattering or otherwise

Each vignette is a high-wire act, teetering along the razor’s edge separating shame and desire, passion and violence, actualization and obliteration.

Featuring: Lana Del Rey, the history of backlash, how a slave changed American food, André Leon Talley, and more

The internet was almost too much for me this week.

James Williams II, Claudia Jolin, Adam Holofcener, Megan Isennock, and Bonnie Crawford

Family is about love and about seeking comfort across spaces, both physical and virtual

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"My work rides a fine line between fine art and craft, if such a line exists."

Rosa Leff's self-taught paper-cutting practice began at her dining room table

James Williams II, Claudia Jolin, Adam Holofcener, Megan Isennock, and Bonnie Crawford

Family is about love and about seeking comfort across spaces, both physical and virtual

What industry disruptions mean for independent filmmakers in Baltimore

COVID cancellations don’t just deprive filmmakers of a chance to show their movies to audiences, but it’s at festivals where movies end up being purchased for distribution.

10 Must-Read Stories from Baltimore-Based Writers and Publications

Coronavirus updates from Baltimore Brew, Maryland Matters, Technical.ly Baltimore, Real News Network, Fishbowl, Baltimore Magazine, and a selection of relevant articles published by Baltimore-based journalists for a variety of publications

Where to Find Baltimore-Area MFA and BFA Exhibitions Online

Digital shows and presentations for area institutions' graduating classes

Baltimore COVID-19 News Updates from Independent & Regional Media 5/14

10 Must-Read Stories from Baltimore-Based Writers and Publications

Quarantine Diaries: Five Baltimore Artists Share Survival Tactics and Inspiration

Sangram Majumdar, Magnolia Laurie, Gaia, Erin Fostel, and Taha Heydari

Quarantikis, Margarita Buckets, and Crushes To Go: 20 Creative Solutions for Boozing Through Quarantine

Support local bars, restaurants, and their loveable bartenders by ordering takeaway drinks in a variety of formats

BmoreArt's Picks: May 19-25

BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

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Images for Baltimore raises much-needed funding for the Maryland Food Bank

Buy a $50 print by a Baltimore-based artist and support the MD Food Bank

Mani Marino's Overkill EP effortlessly fuses a combination of rap bars, lyrics, melodies, and inspiration from the past

Baltimore-based musicianr Marino is inspired by 90s/2000s R&B, to trap music, to storyteller raps, and beyond

Shop from Resort, Transformer, Make Studio, ICA Baltimore, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore Clayworks, and Galerie Myrtis

Look no further than these Baltimore- and DC-based galleries and artist-run spaces currently selling affordable art.

Home fashion is all about comfort and entertainment

An assortment of Baltimore creatives wearing pajamas, evening gowns, vintage, and homemade facemasks

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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History shows that significant shifts tend to happen in the wake of crisis

Perhaps as consumer spending decreases and as stores close and shipping slows, we are forced to think more about where the stuff we buy actually comes from and the many people involved in getting it to us.

How to safely color hair, cut your bangs, and support local business from home

Embracing COVID-19 hair and supporting local stylists and hair salons as businesses struggle under quarantine in Baltimore

Now that we are living in a new world where all other human beings are potentially lethal, holidays are especially confusing to navigate.

Capitalism loves a holiday but I have never been a big fan of Mother’s day, not because I don’t love my mom, but because I am generally cynical about the constant pressure to buy shit we do not need or even want.

Poignant observations, compelling points of view, and beautiful fantasies, made in Baltimore during the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine

We are living through a major historical event and it's essential that we record our experiences.

MASTERS: Miguel Braceli

Social practice artist, advocate of alternative educational models, Mount Royal MFA

All the IRL Things We Miss: QuaranTV Keeps Baltimore Weird and Connected

Curated and programmed like a TV channel, QuaranTV showcases arthouse features, YouTube compilations, cartoons and more

FOLLOWING: @jamieleecurtistaete

Speaking the language of memes, real-world visual puns reveal the tragicomedy of contemporary life

School’s Out Forever (?)

Searching for solid footing in a world without structure with some unlikely support from Alice Cooper, sewing, weaving, and walking

Have a Good Day and Wash Your Totes: Working in a Grocery Store During Covid-19

Kelly Xio is an artist and a grocery store worker on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

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SewLab and other small creative businesses are saving lives in Baltimore

These four-layered bamboo/cotton, antimicrobial fabric masks are perfect for daily wear and extending the lifespan of N95 masks for healthcare professionals.

It took eight days of coronavirus symptoms and a trip to the ER to get a test

The US has known about COVID-19 since January. Why are there not enough tests?

Whether hospitalized or at home, the recovery process from Covid-19 is complicated

It’s been three weeks since my ER doctor called to confirm that I tested positive for Covid-19 on April 3, a full 14 days after qualifying for a test that should have been available the first day I had a fever of 102—not eight days and a serious bout of pneumonia later.

For those who want to be productive, a short list of do-able tasks that you can feel good about

If you are motivated to get some work done but don't know exactly how to channel that energy, we've compiled a list of ideas specifically for you.

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The BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas is released twice a year—each fall and spring—and offers a thematic and image-dense account of art and cultural offerings in the region. All of the writing, photos, art, and design are created locally, offering a unique, authentic, and diverse perspective on Baltimore as a creative muse and environment. The print publication covers visual arts, fashion, design, architecture, food, film, performance, and politics viewed through the lens of creative cultural production.

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Stories from Issue 08: Archive
A conversation with experimental writer and archivist Megan McShea

Proprietary technologies and planned obsolescence collide to make data harder to extract once a file format is no longer supported, leading to a growing concern about the impact of this current “digital dark age.”

Amber Eve Anderson, Lance Bankerd, Se Jong Cho, Ami Dang, Taha Heydari, Eze Jackson, Leslie King-Hammond, Amanda McCormick, Deyane Moses, and Ernest Shaw

For visual artists, curators, performers, composers, and publishers, the purposeful creation of new archives, as well as the respectful transformation of past collections, is a common threat that unifies us on a quest to tell new stories and to diversity existing archives.

Heidi Daniel and the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Libraries as places of possibility regardless of social class enabled Daniel to experience a larger world outside the one she lived in and imagine a variety of prospects that life might hold for her. That capacity drives her vision for the Pratt.

How can we expand notions of scholarship, and facilitate an intimacy with history generated by and for Black people?

What new connections might emerge by inviting thinkers and makers with diverse educational backgrounds and practices into the archives?