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His murals dot Baltimore City and are immediately recognizable for their realism, sense of color, and strong, often political narratives

"Our abilities are not proprietary and should not be hoarded. If someone needs assistance producing a mural, I try to make myself available."

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

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

Ultimately, what I love about this book is that Blakeney makes me feel like I could jump right in and start sprucing up my own house tomorrow.

In the Dark Circus Arts teaches a combination of athleticism and artistry

A career or hobby in circus is not an escape but rather a way of life.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Baltimore news from the Baltimore Brew, WYPR, Baltimore Fishbowl, Maryland Matters, and more

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Moyer's solo exhibition Analog Time at Chelsea's DC Moore Gallery presents new works on canvas and paper

Moyer’s calm demeanor that has weathered the art world and beyond gave me solace during a time when having a studio practice can feel monumental and frivolous all at once.

Centering food over commodity, human interaction over digital interface, and calm amidst calamity

For the past three years, the five-person team has been hustling to return and rebuild, announcing this week that the Remington storefront is now back open to the public once more.

Why contracts are an essential aspect of an artist’s professional practice

This column is not legal advice, but I hope it energizes you to go get some for your own specific situation.

Derek Chauvin, Ma'Khia Bryant, children's remains from the MOVE bombing, the fallacy of compliance, checking in on Black people

This week was hard. The internet was unbearable.

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2021 Baker Artist Awardees Announced

This year, 36 artists across 6 categories get $2,500 each

How Mining the Museum Changed the Art World

The influence of Fred Wilson’s seminal 1992 intervention at the Maryland Historical Society is at once easily summarized and remarkably complex

Preserving Baltimore Stories and Amplifying Storytellers at the Peale

This round of renovations will make the museum a safer, more accessible place for Baltimore residents and visitors to learn the stories of the city.

Grids Are Not Neutral: A Year on Zoom

On Lee Walton’s “Zeven Event Zcores for Zoom” and the online platform's subtle social ticks

See West Baltimore Right with Shae McCoy

McCoy's photos in 'West Baltimore Ruins' function as a living visual memorial

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A conceptually crisp and sharp critique of American xenophobia and racism

The stock icon has yielded to something darker and more ominous.

Not so much an interview as one friend interrogating another, pushing him a little

Musician and MDVLA executive director Adam G. Holofcener’s new album GEE-ZA-WHIZ begins with a deep breath and a deeper exhalation

Some of these records inevitably confront themes that are pertinent to our present circumstances and upheavals, some take the listener to places subterranean or extraterrestrial, and many others pull off an inventive combination of all the above. 

For every experience lost during this year of quiet, do we gain something else?

I tend to pair images together to complicate things, to show that my life is not one thing or another, that there is always a subtext or a tangent or a side story and nothing is simple.

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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Family secrets, the challenges of being a female business owner, and how knowing chocolate’s history might make you savor it more

She’s had a reverence for the confection since a fateful day in 2012 when, while working an event as a nutrition consultant, she stepped on a postcard advertising chocolate-making classes.

On teaching, art-making, acting, and working with young artists on a recent mural in Upton

This summer he wrapped up his fourth mural with students in Baltimore, which prompts him to describe himself as a “painter who makes mixed-media work that often involves community.”

The T. Rowe Price Foundation President talks about community self-determination, sharing resources, and hanging out with Prince

"What communities are asking for is to be heard and to determine their own futures."

Constantly pursuing the feeling of learning something new, Bathgate finds himself experimenting on the edge of the technologies he employs

It’s important to Bathgate that his works be makeable, at least by someone with his extremely specific skill set, which he admits only a few people in the world possess. 

Five 2021 Sondheim Finalists Announced

The five individual artists selected as this year’s finalists are Hoesy Corona, Tsedaye Makonnen, Jonathan Monaghan, Lavar Munroe, and Hae Won Sohn.

Danielle Evans' The Office of Historical Corrections Gives Readers More Questions to Sit With

Author Danielle Evans embraces the complexities of characters, places, and dynamics between them

Ross Gay's Meditation on Dr. J's Baseline Scoop

On the border of poetry and prose, 'Be Holding' interrogates collective and personal histories through Julius Erving's legendary move

The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck

Best Professional Practices for Artists: The Artist Statement Made Simple

Corporeal Congruencies: Louise Bourgeois and Pooneh Maghazehe at CPM

Studying Bourgeois next to Maghazehe, the theme of rupture emerges again and again
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Timothy App: States of Mind at Goya Contemporary

In discussing his work, App likes to allude to his lifelong attempt to find what he calls authentic ways of making a painting.

Hellzones, moments, and several stages of limbo

I don’t fully register when the anxieties of one reality morph into ten other kinds in this new reality, but April is where it is, in my head.

ICA Baltimore's Flat File Program offers a wide range of materials, styles, and price points

ICA Baltimore is a volunteer-run art space that looks to promote the professional development of Baltimore and regional visual artists through our programs.

Hager's signature all-over designs can be found on skate decks, chairs, T-shirts, hats, purses, paper

Many of his most popular works are the clothing that he draws on, unique works of art that travel with the wearer to bars, concerts, and gatherings.

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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 10: Power
His murals dot Baltimore City and are immediately recognizable for their realism, sense of color, and strong, often political narratives

"Our abilities are not proprietary and should not be hoarded. If someone needs assistance producing a mural, I try to make myself available."

In the Dark Circus Arts teaches a combination of athleticism and artistry

A career or hobby in circus is not an escape but rather a way of life.

Reckoning with the past and building a more equitable future

Museum Director Julia Marciari-Alexander and Board President Guy Flynn on creating a sustainable future at the Walters Art Museum

The T. Rowe Price Foundation President talks about community self-determination, sharing resources, and hanging out with Prince

"What communities are asking for is to be heard and to determine their own futures."