Bmoreart Weekend Picks: Events from October 4 – 7

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A Contemporary Response at Galerie Myrtis October 14

(e)merge Art Fair at the Capital Highline Hotel / 
 Identity: Queer Art Show at Gallery 788@MAP /  
Hypnotic Skull at Litho Shop / 
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? at Single Carrot Theatre / 
MAP Speakers Series: David Kauffman on Philip Guston / 
and more 

Identity: Queer Art Show
Gallery 788 @ MAP
Reception: Thursday, October 4 from 7-11
October 1 – October 27
218 W. Saratoga Street
Hypnotic Skull at Litho Shop Baltimore
New Editions by John Bohl, Bill Fick, and Hermione Only
Reception: Friday, October 5 from 7-11
3500 Parkdale Ave. Unit N, 21211
(e)merge Art Fair
The 2012 Fair takes place from Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC. (e)merge will present over 80 international exhibitors in two platforms, exhibiting 152 artists from 24 countries.
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? at Single Carrot Theatre’s new, temporary home at MICA
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? by Caryl Churchill will perform on MICA’s campus from October 5th – October 21st at Falvey Hall in the Brown Center (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave Baltimore MD 21217) and at the new auditorium in Studio Center (113 W. North Ave Baltimore MD 21201).
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Things That Glow in the Dark at Towson Arts Collective
A Group Show Juried by Janee Mateer and Quintin Moseley
Friday, Oct 5, 6-8 reception
The Baltimore Modernism Project at Dcenter Baltimore
Renderings from the Archives of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation
North Avenue Market
Friday, Oct 5, 6-8 Reception
14 original renderings from between 1946 and 1970 form the core of this show, which also includes drawings of Mies van der Rohe’s Highfield House, contemporary photography by Jeremy Kargon, and more. This incarnation of the Baltimore Modernism Project is curated by Fred Scharmen, Michael Stanton, and Jeremy Kargon, with assistance from Gabriel Kroiz, Marian Glebes, and Tracey Clark. 
Luminous Intervention Presents Movie Mash!
Friday, Oct 5 from 8-10 pm
Current Space
421 N Howard | Baltimore, MD 21201 
8:15 – 8:40 – The Electric House (1922), 23 min, Buster Keaton, live music by Kate Porter, Neil Feather and Eric Franklin 
8: 45 – 9: 10 Entr’acte (1924), 22 min (Rene Claire), live music by Tom Boram 
9:10 – 10:00 Samples of our work 
This is an event to celebrate the project Luminous Intervention with supporters of the project, but it will also serve as a fundraiser to allow us to continue our work of bringing to light through projection issues of social and economic justice in Baltimore. 
The event will be outdoors and feature projections using our amazing projector, which many of you helped to fund. We will screen several silent films accompanied by live performances by local experimental musicians. We will also show a short video compilation of the work we have done so far in the Luminous Intervention project. 
Suggested donation of $5 – $10 per guest  – Enter the outdoor back lot via the Tyson Alley between Park and Howard Streets) Parking is available on Howard, Franklin or Park streets. 
MAP Speakers Series with David Kaufmann Saturday, October 6 at 1pm 
Maryland Art Place is pleased to present the final lecture of the 2012 Speakers Series. David Kaufmann, Professor of English at George Mason University, is most recently the author of Telling Stories: The Late Works of Philip Guston (U of California P, 2010).
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Naturalized:  A closer look at Baltimore’s unintentional flora

Works by Caitlin Cunningham and Kaitlin Murphy
 Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory
Opens October 4th – October 6th 2012, 10am-4pm
Closing Reception: Saturday October 6th 10am-3pm

 Artists Caitlin Cunningham and Kaitlin Murphy will present specimens of plant life that commonly grow in and around Druid Hill Park but are frequently referred to as exotic or invasive species. Some species have interesting natural histories dating back to, or before, colonial times – others are more recent newcomers -but all are considered by most people to be weeds, if they are considered at all. By presenting them inside the Conservatory, a greenhouse traditionally used to exhibit exotic species with particular merit, the artists will explore the value system set on plant species by humans.

How do categories such as native, cultivated and weed define our relationships with plants, animals, and ourselves? In a reality where human activity increasingly effects every aspect of Earth, what does nature really mean? By bringing these common plant species into focus, the artists invite viewers to take notice of the silent but stunning growth along the periphery of their daily experience, and consider their own place in this weedy world.
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Big Draw in the Dell

Pack a picnic and bring your friends to our second annual all-ages, public celebration of drawing!
featuring interactive drawing sculptures, light performances, music from local DJ’s and more!

 Big Draw in Wyman Park Dell is part of a global series of public happenings dedicated to promoting the art of drawing. The events started in the UK and the Friends of Wyman Park Dell and artist C. Ryan Patterson have collaborated to bring this exciting, public happening to Baltimore with their own spin.

 Activities will feature Drawing Sculptures created by local artists, projectors to enlarge your drawings onto larger then life screens hung in the park, and music by local DJ’s. Artists and non-artists a like are encouraged to participate and spend some time drawing and partying in the Park. presented by the Friends of Wyman Park Dell
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Saturday October 6, 2012 2-4pm
Guest Spot Art Space 1715 N. Calvert Street 
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 
Curated by: Lou Joseph Comfort Zone features four artists that re-purpose elements of contemporary domestic life in subtle and distinct ways. By manipulating our usual associations with familiar scenes and objects, they allow us to subtly shift our position. 
Works by: Grayson Cox, Ryan Hoover, Kim Faler, Chloe Watson 
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