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Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's Baltimore news includes: Hogan's Presidential posturing, workers at the Walters and BMA unionize, to fund or defund the police, and more reporting from Maryland Matters, WYPR, The Trace, and other local and independent news sources.

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

Amanda Burnham at CCBC, Thaddeus Mosely at the BMA, Teri Henderson speaks at CIRCA, School 33 Open Studios, the Great Lantern Parade - plus Motor House Call for Submissions for the 2022 gallery season and other featured calls for entry.

Three Baltimore exhibitions worth a visit this week

Bill Schmidt and Jan Razauskas’ Spatial Fabrications at MONO Practice, Color and Illusion: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris at the BMA, and Rania Matar’s She at C. Grimaldis Gallery.

Kumail Nanjiani, Slack, Ronald McDonald is dead, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and more

There was so much beautiful work on the internet this week.

Baltimore City's law department says the union and the museum have “a complicated dispute” over what it means under federal law for their right to unionize.

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There is a feedback loop between Bill Schmidt's studio and his visual world, where mysterious shapes take on greater significance

Schmidt works at a tiny scale so that viewers to have to get close to his paintings, to have an intimate and “one-on-one relationship with the surfaces.''

The Current Space Members Cocktail Party on September 30

Photos of guests under giant banana leaves and vines and twinkling lights, and a conversation with Michael Benevento and Julianne Hamilton about Current's outdoor adventures in music, art, and community building.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Indigenous People's Day, Escaped Zebras, Matisse and Etta Cone at the BMA, a school superintendent speaks out, and other Baltimore news from the Baltimore Brew, WYPR, The Real News Network, Baltimore Magazine, Maryland Matters, and more

Mann’s wall-sized collages and installations rework and play with her own life and history, visually summarizing the collision of her upbringing

Mann simultaneously combines Eastern and Western influences, using extremely old mediums such as Sumi-e ink, invented in the first century AD in China, and contemporary ones such as Yupo paper, to create a synthesis that is personal and multi-faceted.

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Litscope: Libra & ‘You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey’

Being Black in America—much less Omaha, Nebraska, where the sisters were born—is far from easy

The News: The Cone Sisters' Legacy, Zebras on the Loose, Baltimore County Voting Districts Under Scrutiny

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Maryland State Arts Council Shifts Grants to Address Equity, Bringing Cuts to Largest Organizations

The new model for FY2024 projects that the smaller 250 organizations would receive 73% of the funding instead of the current 54%

A Cure for Toxic Museum Culture: Laura Raicovich's New Book, Culture Strike

The myth of museum neutrality, why slowing down matters, and making authentic structural changes

The Way Forward for Walters Workers United

Employees of the Walters Art Museum bring organizing efforts to the Mount Vernon Cultural District
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An Interview with Betty Cooke

Betty Cooke's jewelry, most of it composed of simple line work constructed in sterling silver, is elegant, timeless, and remarkably wearable.

The I. Henry Photo Project

Webster’s grandfather, I. Henry Phillips, was a photographer at the Afro-American newspaper. His father, Irving, also worked for the Afro, and traveled around the South with Martin Luther King Jr., documenting his speeches for the paper.

The Tuareg guitarist talks about poetry in translation, legacies of colonization, and building his first guitar using bicycle brake cables

Mdou Moctar's music carries memories through traditional guitar rhythms, a fusion between the desert nomads and modern diaspora.

The Current Space Members Cocktail Party on September 30

Photos of guests under giant banana leaves and vines and twinkling lights, and a conversation with Michael Benevento and Julianne Hamilton about Current's outdoor adventures in music, art, and community building.

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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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An integral part of Gatlin's process is to look at a big idea in different ways and consider it from every angle

"I identify as interdisciplinary and sometimes I even go as far as to say non-disciplinary because I have a craft and DIY background. I don't necessarily feel like discipline is the right word to use. I love materials and I love playing with something new, I think that’s the thing that pulls me."

Why the director of the performance series In the Stacks and curator at Hopkins' Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection wants you to listen to Classical music

"I’m inspired by these musicians that weren’t satisfied with the presenting platforms or ensembles that existed, so they just created new ones."

The Barclay native discusses teaching and learning, art as sustenance, and starting grad school in her 60s

"I like to encourage them that this is yours; own it, own its greatness. I say there’s always a blessing in the lesson."

The art jeweler, vocalist, and BMA program manager is constantly thinking about metal—for its malleability and its permanence

Largely self-taught, Beale now mostly allows her intuitive process to guide her from design to realization of new pieces.

The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 10/3

Simone Biles, Mr. X, The United States of America vs. Alfredo Martinez, Deana Lawson, R. Kelly, and more

Artists, Don’t Freak Out, But You Need a Lawyer

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

The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck

Best Professional Practices for Artists: The Artist Statement Made Simple

Tiffany Ward Aims to Connect Artists Across the African Diaspora

Curating exhibitions and leading the Mare Residency Program, Ward explores migration, identity, Blackness, and womanhood

Artspeak and Audience: Art Writing as Bridge or Barrier

International Art English has enforced a hermeticism of contemporary art that is not particularly healthy
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Micah E. Wood's intimate portraits capture a bold musical vision

Color-saturated images of favorite Baltimore-based bands inspired by fashion, design, and art

Photos by Josh Sinn from the release party for Turnstile’s latest project, Glow On at Clifton Park

A throng of Baltimore people protected stage divers from being hurt, allowing the brave and die-hard fans to leap into a sea of fans and surf in ecstasy and glory.

"Laurie Anderson: The Weather" presents more than fifty works from across a renowned career

Featuring sculptures, installations, videos, and photographs, and juxtaposing pieces from across her career with a host of recent works , "The Weather" is a dazzling display of what the art historian RoseLee Goldberg once called Anderson’s “powerful inventive drive.

At The Pérez Art Museum, Contemporary Local Artists are the Key to Thriving Museum Culture

I was shocked that the visible presence of local working artists was seen as an asset, rather than a liability, by this particular institution.

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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 11: Comfort
At Baltimore's Milk & Ice Vintage, Clothing Offers Histories of Resilience and Innovation

Models Abbey Parrish and Paris Roberts bring historic vintage pieces to life in a photo essay by Jill Fannon

Formed in 1955, the community clay studio comprises professionals and hobbyists, long-term potters alongside new enthusiasts

The Guild’s original animating purpose—to encourage curiosity about clay, push craftsmanship, and, perhaps most vitally, sustain a community clay studio—continues to motivate its membership.

An art dog photo essay with images from Issue 11 and outtakes

Canine Comfort: Our Art Dogs, a series of portraits of dogs in Baltimore-based artists' studios

Dyer explores the shaky balance between overconsumption and deprivation

Nicole Dyer has an intimate knowledge of scarcity and overindulgence, and her exuberant canvases, papier-mâché sculptures, and installations explore the universal hunt for satisfaction through depictions of everyday products from the supermarket that surround us.