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Thursday: Towson University MFA Open House and Ruins and Recollection at Towson Commons
Friday: Imagined Realities at CCBC Catonsville
Saturday: Critical Writing Workshop with YOURS TRULY at Creative Alliance, School 33 Open Studio Tour, Alex Ebstein at sophiajacob
Sunday: MICA Studio Center Open House Exhibit and Graham Coreil-Allen
and more…

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18, 7:30 – 9 pm
Exhibit runs from October 19 to November 10 
Holtzman MFA Art Gallery Center for the Arts
Towson University
MFA candidate Joe Cypressi creates large-scale organic paper pulp sculptures that incorporate the human figure through both representations of actual body parts as well as the implication of sheltering the body. Representation inherently calls on the viewer’s memory as the subject is identified. Illusion offers the viewer a transcendent experience as the subject exists only through the reproduction or representation of it. That transcendental action helps us escape into the illusion. The undulating and organic forms provide an imagined world that envelops the viewer. 
 Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Concurrent Towson University Events on Thursday, October 18 from 7:30 – 10 pm
MFA Open Studios
Towson Art Faculty Exhibition
Ruins and Recollection
Artists: Greg McLemore and Shin-Yeon Jeon
Towson Commons Art Gallery
Reception: Thursday, October 18, 6:30 – 8:30
Exhibit: September 27 – October 25
Open Studio Tour Kick-Off! Come to the Baltimore Open Studio Tour Kick-Off Party, hosted by the Hampden Community Council ! 
The event is in Hampden, off The Avenue (36th and Roland Avenue) 

Friday, October 19, from 5:00pm – 10:00pm 
Music and performances by: 5:00 Zoe Burke + Arc 
5:30 Tendrills 6:00 Chang Park 
6:30 Erik Spangler 
7:00 The Music Workshop 
8:00 Lisa Doll

Open Studio Tour 2012! 
School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for over 20 years has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. 
On Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2012, between the hours of 10am and 6pm
Imagined Realities 
Featuring Piero MacGowan, Sean Andrew Murray, John Jude Palencar and Jen Zee
Artist Panel and Opening Reception: Friday October 19, 6-9 pm.
Exhibit: October 15 through November 21
Gallery at CCBC Catonsville 
Building Q 800 South Rolling Road Baltimore, MD 21228 
 Contact Info: To reserve a seat for the Artist Panel call Nicole Buckingham at 443. 840.5992 
“Imagined Realities” features the works of artists who create with such fantastic attention to detail that believability is almost impossible to question. They convince us through flawless technique and unique visual storytelling to accept flights of fantasy that we know cannot be true. And they challenge us to enter into worlds where it is possible to be both accurate and imaginative within the same compositional spaces.”

Friday, October 19th, 5-10pm for the Open Studio Tour Kick-Off Party in Hampden!
You’ll be able to view our “Construction Work” exhibit (ending Saturday, October 27th), as well as art by other local artists.
 “CONSTRUCTION WORK” (A Baker Artist Satellite Exhibit)
Mary Walker & Mary Deacon Opasik
September 1st – October 27th
*Reception Saturday, September 22nd 5-8pm*
Fleckenstein Gallery
3316 Keswick Road, Baltimore, MD 21211 410-366-3669

Saturday, October 20 from 11am – 1 pm
Critical Writing in the Arts Workshop with Cara Ober
Creative Alliance at the Patterson
Please join Civilian Art Projects on the closing day of the exhibition 
“Independence in the Age of Decadence.” 
Artist Dan Tague will fly up from New Orleans to join Civilian Art Projects’ Director Jayme McLellan and guests in a conversation about the work. 
 When: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012. 
Where: Civilian Art Projects 
Cost: Free 
 Dan Tague works in all media to convey his ideas. He is a skilled painter, photographer, sculptor of chandeliers and molotov cocktails, maker of flags, and now he’s ventured into video with the help of popular New Orleans’ contemporary artist Nina Schwanse.

Alex Ebstein
October 20 – November 24, 2012
Opening reception Saturday, October 20, 7 – 10pm

 sophiajacob is proud to present a solo exhibition of artwork by Alex Ebstein.

This exhibition will include works that exemplify a meandering process of art-making via a faithful relationship with craft, utilitarian, and traditional materials. Reflecting an equal balance of emotional and concrete influences, each piece is decidedly experimental. Rooted in the gap that exists between two and three dimensions, Alex’s work deconstructs abstraction by uncovering layers of uncertainty, be they compositional, material, or personal.

 Alex Ebstein graduated from Goucher College with a BA in Studio Art in 2007 and is currently an MFA student at Towson University. Alex has exhibited work nationally, including group exhibitions, Fakin’ It at the University of Cincinnati, Three Vertices at LVL 3 and The Empty Vessel at Manifest Exhibitions, both in Chicago. An active writer and curator, Alex is also co-director of Nudashank. This will be her first solo exhibition in Baltimore. A full color-catalog and interview with the artist will be available at the exhibition.

 Gallery hours are Saturdays 1 – 4 p.m. or by appointment. For further information or inquiries, please contact the gallery by email at info(at)sophiajacob(dot)com.

Open House
Open Studios
Opening Exhibition

Sunday, October 21 from 2-4 pm
MICA Studio Center
131 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD

You are invited to celebrate the public opening of MiCa’s newly renovated graduate Studio Center and the opening reception of the inaugural exhibition in the Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery and the Leidy Gallery.

Tour six floors of studios and exhibitions by students from Mt. Royal School of Art, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Photographic & Electronic Media, Curatorial Practice, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts, and Junior & Senior Independent Studio Programs.

Invited: Celebration Station—Part two of an exhibition celebrating 10th Anniversary of Station North conceived and curated by the first class of the new MFA in Curatorial Practice, the exhibition features celebratory-themed-artworks by Nobutaka Aozaki, Pippin Barr, Graham Coreil-Allen ‘10, Deuxo Studio/J.T. Holly ‘11 & Huong Le ‘11, Paul Gabner, Skye Gilkerson, Adehla Lee, Chris Manzione ‘07, and Swantaeck Park.

a Station north tour with Graham Coreill-Allen begins at 4:00pm.
Meet at his New Public Sites Kiosk located on the Peter & Georgia Angelos Plaza.
Parking available in pay lot—entrance on Maryland Avenue between North Avenue and W. 20th Street, and on street as available.
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 West Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21217-4191

Public Artist Graham Coreil-Allen presents
New Public Sites – Station North Avenue, a series of free walking tours through seven collections of invisible sites and overlooked architectural and psychic features along North Avenue in the Station North Arts District.
New Public Sites – Station North Avenue Organized in conjunction with the
Invited: Celebration Station October 21 – November 11, 2012
MICA Studio Center Gallery 113 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
Reception and Graduate Studio Center Open House Sunday, October 21, 2–4 pm
New Public Sites – Station North Avenue is free walking tour through seven collections of invisible sites and overlooked architectural and psychic features along North Avenue between Greenmount and Howard Streets. Using terms and ideas from the New Public Sites field guide and free walking tour maps available in the gallery, participants are invited to drift through Station North, identify different types of “invisible” public spaces and experiences, and then upload them to
Sunday, October 21 – 4pm
Saturday, October 27, 3pm Saturday
November 3, 3pm
All walking tours are free and open to the public
Meet at the New Public Sites Kiosk MICA Graduate Studio Center
113 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
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