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A week of reviews of each of the five Sondheim finalists and their exhibits at the Walters

This week we will publish individual reviews of Hae Won Sohn, Tsedaye Makonnen, Hoesy Corona, Lavar Munroe, and Jonathan Monaghan

Thot Shit, Lorde, YouTuber drama, Pose, Finding Stonewall, Kelis, and more

The internet was kinda MESSY this week.

The documentary is inspired by both Baltimore and Vienna and it traverses both with the director’s own personal perspective. 

The sculptor talks about moving to Baltimore during the pandemic, thinking with your hands, and singing to your plants

Lucien’s work is an investigation of how everyday materials can function as metaphors recalling an absence or intimacy of the human body

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

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

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An interview with Sonya Clark about her survey show at NMWA

Taking over an entire floor of the museum, the show is a massive undertaking that showcases 100 works in a survey spanning Clark’s career.

How the sculptor selects materials, why Baltimore is her 'Bermuda Triangle,' and what goes into the hour-long pandemic salad

Adapting and problem solving excite Maghazehe and motivate her materially centered sculpture practice.

Walters Workers United join a wave of museum unionizations

Organizers from Walters Workers United say that “the health and safety of employees, transparency, pay equity, and the museum’s top-down decision-making” are among the primary concerns they want to address.

Saunders' latest book draws from a course he adores teaching on the 19th-century Russian short story in translation.

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N95s: Made In Maryland

Maryland Medical Industries co-founder Patrick Iles discusses how six creative businesses joined forces to strengthen Maryland’s regional PPE supply chain

At the Maryland Film Festival, Local is Global

The 2021 festival is mostly virtual, with genre-bending offerings that work as well in the digital world as they do on the big screen

The Good, the Bad, and the Flood Insurance: Protecting Your Art Against Disasters

Whether you’re thinking about participating in fairs again post-COVID or just want to protect your work while it’s living in your basement, insurance is worth looking into

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

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

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

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A conversation with the Dallas-based artist after his first series of shows on the East Coast in the Spring of 2021

A rebellious artist exploring his location and position through his necessary work, David-Jeremiah invites viewers to name their relationship to his America and their America as well. 

The weekly show airs on WTMD on Friday nights

The show is a two-hour listening experience that is about experience, not acquisition.

Bradford’s Mother Paintings feel like deep breaths exhaled into a changed world

The figures populating the Mother Paintings live among slabs of heavy, humid air, hypersensitized in their responses to claustrophobic and caustic atmospheres.

The bookstore/cafe announced that the cooperative has purchased two buildings that will become their "forever home" in Waverly

A cooperative rather than collective, Red Emma’s tweaks the sometimes oppositional, puritanical perspective of radicalism, expanding without compromising.

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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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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 artist discusses her career so far, doing her sisters’ hair, and the contemporary figure painters who inspire her. 

Painter Monica Ikegwu’s goal is to take “ordinary people and make them [into] art in the ordinary clothes that they're wearing. [The subjects themselves are] nothing special, but then it becomes art.”

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.

An artist and arts producer creating platforms for the artist to look their best

The BOPA Visual Arts Specialist and ICA Director is always looking for artists just under the radar, who have been making their work here for some time perhaps without a lot of recognition.

Carrie Moyer on New Work, Teaching, and Art-Making in a Pandemic

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

How Baltimore Fed Lucille Clifton’s Poetry

From 1968 to 1985, Clifton considered herself a “poet who lives in Baltimore” rather than a “Baltimore poet”

Just Our Usual Flag: Stephanie Syjuco at the BMA

A conceptually crisp and sharp critique of American xenophobia and racism

The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck

Best Professional Practices for Artists: The Artist Statement Made Simple

The Future of Live Music Post-Pandemic

An interview with Ottobar’s Tecla Tesnau and Todd Lesser and WWR’s KK Yeh
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Both Baltimore documentaries are part of this year's Maryland Film Festival lineup

A close read of two films screening at the 2021 MdFF.

Israel/Palestine ceasefire, abortion rights in the Supreme Court, Shrek, twinship, petfluencers, and more

I rather enjoyed the internet this week.

Whether you’re thinking about participating in fairs again post-COVID or just want to protect your work while it’s living in your basement, insurance is worth looking into

With the general consensus that we need it, the questions really are: what kind of insurance do I need and how much is it going to cost?

When Gutierrez died of cancer at the age of 45 in 2010, he left behind a business built on hard work and craftsmanship, and a community of artists and friends who valued his passion and warmth.

“Everything that he did was going to be honoring the craftsman and artist,” says Golpira. “He always said to me, ‘Artists shouldn’t be on the edge of town... We’re primary to society. We should be in the center of town.’”

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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."