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3rd Installment of LOS SOLOS SERIES on First Friday in November

WHEN: Friday, November 7, 2008. All shows are open to the public. All shows start at 8:30 pm. $6 suggested donation.

WHERE: Carriage House, 2225 Hargrove St. between St. Paul and N. Calvert, South of 23rd St. Look for the yellow light. Carriage House is a beautifully renovated carriage house located in lower Charles Village. The venue provides an intimate but ample setting for these unique performances. All events are open to the public.

WHAT: The Los Solos series is back for their third installation. September and October had a great turnout and the series is rapidly gaining in popularity! The Los Solos Series is an innovative monthly series of solo performances by groundbreaking female artists including dancers, musicians, writers, filmmakers, conceptual artists, theatrical performers, performance artists, and curators. The series is curated by visual artist Jackie Milad and musician/writer Bonnie Jones.

WHO: The series features nationally and internationally acclaimed artists from Baltimore and throughout the US who are highly innovative within their disciplines. The next show on November 7th features Hadieh Shafie and Kara Feely.

• HADIEH SHAFIE (BALTIMORE) Hadieh M. Shafie was born in Iran and immigrated to the United States in 1983, leaving post revolutionary Iran at the height of war with Iraq and social/political unrest. The themes explored in Shafie’s work are the temporary nature of memory, history and personal experiences related to otherness and loss. After graduating from Pratt Institute in 1999 with an MFA in Painting, Shafie accepted a fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she received a second MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts. Shafie’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the mid-Atlantic region; most recent exhibitions include Maryland Art Place, Goucher College, Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring Maryland, Abrons Art Center, New York & Saw Gallery in New Jersey. Shafie was also most recently a recipient of MSAC 2008 Individual Artist Grant. Currently, Hadieh lives and works in Baltimore City, Maryland.

• KARA FEELY (NYC) Kara Feely is a writer, director and designer for experimental theater and interdisciplinary performance. Her work draws inspiration from experimental writing and music composition strategies, and combines a variety of materials, from found text fragments and landscapes of objects, to recorded interviews and radio broadcasts. In 2004 she co-founded the Brooklyn-based theater-music performance group, Object Collection, and has since written and directed several projects for the company. Three of these projects have premiered at the Ontological Theater in New York City: “Is this a gentleman?” (2005) which was also published in “Antennae #7”, “Evoke memories of a golden age.” (2006) and “FAMOUS ACTORS” (2007). Kara is currently writing and directing Object Collection’s next project: “Problem Radical(s)”, an experimental opera/live-constructed installation that will premiere at Performance Space 122 in New York in spring, 2009.

WEBSITE: For more info: http://www.baltimoreperformance.com/lossolos/, Shafie website http://www.hadiehshafie.com/, Feely website, http://www.objectcollection.us/

WHY: In the city known for its collaborative zeitgeist, the LOS SOLOS Series hopes to also recognize the strength of its solo performers. This is the third collaborative project for curator/organizers Bonnie Jones & Jackie Milad. Previous projects include CHELA art space and Transmodern Festival.

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