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Celebrating Asian Culture in Baltimore's Inner Harbor in Photos by Elena Volkova

Baltimore’s Lunar Night Cultural Festival took place January 21 and 22, as a free weekend-long cultural event designed to embrace the richness of Asian culture and traditions through food and art in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Lake Shore Park.

Artist Dedicated to Exploring the Subconscious in Lush Twenty-Year Retrospective at Gallery Blue Door

Hal Boyd wades into the gloriously oddball humanness of being. He pursues the lusty ocean of the every-person subconscious—a dreamland hauled up for all to see. Here relationships are loaded, flowers burst sexy, animals prowl cackling, beauty and hilarity intertwine.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Dr. Asma Naeem named new Director of the BMA, Flatspot Records founder Che Figueroa, Six Baltimoreans who changed everything, Food for Thought exhibition opens at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and more reporting from Baltimore Independent & Regional News

Experiencing the unique performance medium that is the Crankie, an abstract, moving panorama

Movement was the theme of the 2023 Baltimore Crankie Festival, which takes place every year at the Creative Alliance.

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

This Week: Baltimore Clayworks streams Adam Chau artist talk, Faith Ringgold and Betye Saar  opening reception at David Driskill Center, Mandy Morrison opening reception at The Peale, The Foundations of What opening reception at Catalyst Contemporary, and more!

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A Conversation about Outcalls' new single "Holiday Ex-Lover" and their latest album, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1"

The neo-opera duo Outcalls is classically trained, but they use their singing and musical skills with the creativity of pop rhythms to gently choke the patriarchy with their beautiful voices.

A Curator Carves Out Space for artists at the Black Artist Research Space

Established in 2020, BARS is a haven for Black artists and culture movers that exists far beyond its own walls and expands in every direction.

The Author of "My Father's Work Shed" Discusses Family, Irish Households, and Other Inspirations

One experiences Bart O’Reilly’s paintings and poems with all the senses. There are familiar scents, visceral textures begging to be traced by curious fingertips, and passages that seem to be whispering, “I deserve to be heard aloud.”

Chelsea Gregoire, a Baltimore native and award-winning bartender, wants Church to be a place of community where power is truly with the people

Church seeks to create a space unlike any other, a place of community and gathering much like that of an actual church but without the fear of being shunned or castaway into the murky margins as an outsider.

Art, Freedom, Collectivism: Janet Sarbanes Talks "Letters on the Autonomy Project"

Janet Sarbanes Discusses Art Education, the Occupy Movement, and More Ahead of Her Book Launch at Red Emma's

Art AND: Laura Amussen

On healing through art, the landscape's influence, and material problem-solving

The Internet is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 1/22/23

Highlights: The Sculpture™, the power of blond, Mindy Kaling, fat-shaming your girlfriend, jelly time, animals are giving up, tech and media layoffs, and ChatGPT.

Baltimore News: BOPA, MLK Day Parade, Stephanie Ybarra

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

Amy Cavanaugh: Ten Years of Service at Maryland Art Place

Cavanaugh has successfully steered MAP home to Saratoga Street and built an organization that can be sustainable for the future
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A Fells Point Restaurant for Pizza, Polish, and Yugoslavian Comfort Food

Situated in the former site of Henniger’s Tavern in Upper Fells, Chef Robbie Tutlewski christened Little Donna's after his Yugoslavian grandmother, reportedly short in stature but large in culinary influence

The Multidisciplinary Darrel Ellis (1958–1992) Receives His First, Overdue Major Museum Retrospective Posthumously

In working with a fixed set of decades-old family portraits, Ellis constantly conjured the past. His sculpted surfaces acted as a sort of Ouija board, though instead of a planchet, Ellis was guided by his father's original negatives to commune with his spirit.

A rare opportunity to experience innovative constructions and beautiful objects, as artists build a legacy steeped in historical research

A groundbreaking exhibition about the promise of upward mobility and the sacrifices endured by Black Americans to realize a safer and more stable life, realized through the personal lens of family history from those who experienced it directly.

For decades, Salamé has been researching and creating subtle, intelligent artworks around the issue of climate change.

For the artist, distortion of the image reflects the fear of dehumanizing and delegitimizing the real-world phenomena occurring around us.

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 architecture major before she pursued fiber arts, Jeon seeks motifs from the simplicity of hanok, plain lines constructing its shape.

Isn’t sustainability the ultimate community care, a tender wish to live and survive together?

The Personal is Political in Gentrifying DC

Lionel Frazier White III’s solo show Beyond the Frame is a subtle exploration of the lived experience within a gentrifying city through photography, video work, and found objects. Themes of fragmentation, remembrance, and celebration flow through White’s varied yet cohesive body of work.

After immigrating to the US from Laos and working in restaurants for 15 years, Mona Kettavhong opened the Hampden restaurant in 2021

From her friend’s mom who decided to live in Maryland, to the sugarcane operator who pushed her forward, to the friend who introduced her to her wife—each of our lives is a glass box covered with the fingerprints of others.

Photos of the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

“There’s a rhythm to the garden. You wanna be able to look at it and your eye feels at ease.”

Art AND: Laura Amussen

On healing through art, the landscape's influence, and material problem-solving

Troy Burton’s Theatrical Mixtape

A Discussion with the Actor-Director behind You Thought I Was Him, which premiered at Arena Players in Baltimore

The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck

Best Professional Practices for Artists: The Artist Statement Made Simple

Premature Examination: a Preview of John Waters’ 'Coming Attractions' at the BMA

A Sneak Peak at the Transgressive Artist and Collector’s Bequest to the BMA

Ed Hrybyk: A Jazz Bassist Buoyed by Bright Moments

Baltimore musician Ed Hrybyk felt the impact of the pandemic not only as a performer but as a jazz teacher
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November, 2022

Issue 14 considers our shared environment as a source of inspiration for artists, a community supporting social practice, and an opportunity for meaningful engagement in the world. Featured artists include Soledad Salamé, Rhea Beckett, Alyssa Dennis, John Shields, Bokeum Jeon, as well as the Maryland Zoo, Last Resort Space, Glenstone Museum, and The Neighborhood Design Center.

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Stories from Issue 14: Environment
A Curator Carves Out Space for artists at the Black Artist Research Space

Established in 2020, BARS is a haven for Black artists and culture movers that exists far beyond its own walls and expands in every direction.

An architecture major before she pursued fiber arts, Jeon seeks motifs from the simplicity of hanok, plain lines constructing its shape.

Isn’t sustainability the ultimate community care, a tender wish to live and survive together?

On healing through art, the landscape's influence, and material problem-solving

Working with everything from moss and money plant membranes to artificial ivy and metal, Laura Amussen creates thematic exhibitions around singular ideas, such as the buoyancy of water as a metaphor for overcoming struggle.

A Ceramics Artist Living Thousands of Miles from Home Shares Her Love of Fashion, Ice Cream, Raw Clay, and her "Art Family"

Koh is a Hamiltonian Fellow in Washington DC, but originally studied fine arts at Hongik University in Seoul, and later earned an MFA from Alfred University in New York