23rd Annual Critic’s Residency at Maryland Art Place

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Now in its twenty-third year, the Critics’ Residency program served as a pilot program for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Unique in its premise, the program is a collaborative effort that works to bring a nationally-renowned critic to Baltimore each year to mentor writers while showcasing the talent of area artists.

This year’s exhibition includes the work of artists: Ken D. Ashton, Jessie Boyko, Dottie Campbell, Bernhard Hildebrandt, Gil Jawetz, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, Kim Manfredi, and Lynn Rybicki.

Intended to stimulate critical discourse within the region, this year-long program concludes with an exhibition of artwork selected by critic Vincent Katz during studio visits; a catalogue of critical writing by participating writers, Martin Johnson and Dylan Kinnett, an essay contributed by the critic; and a public forum where participants are invited to exchange ideas about contemporary art with the public.

Julie Cavnor introduced the group on her last day on the job! We will miss you, Julie!
Paintings by Lynn Rybicki
Photos by Bernhardt Hildebrandt.
Photos by Ken Ashton

Paintings by Kim Manfredi
The artists, writers, and critic-in-residence Vincent Katz during the panel discussion.

Aaron Henkin, local NPR celebrity and moderator for the panel.
Suzi Cordish says a few words.
Gil Jawetz
Dottie Campbell

Participating Writer Dylan Kinnett and Aaron Henkin both heart MAP.
Lynn Rybicki

Sculptural Installation by Bonnie Crawford Kotula
Bernhardt Hildebrant and I look happy!
Kim Manfredi betwixt two of her paintings. Cute shoes!
Jessie Boyko next to my favorite of her paintings at MAP.
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