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First Impressions from Sol Print Studios 
August 27-November 30
St. Paul Companies Pavilion 
Stevenson University
Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6-8 p.m. 
Art Talk: November 13, 4 p.m. 
Prints created in the Baltimore atelier founded in 2009. Gloria Askin, Joan Belmar, Oletha DeVane, Joe Kabriel, Katherine Kavanaugh, Gabriela Morawetz, Christine Neill, Pamela Phillips, Leslie Portney, Randi Reiss-McCormack, Soledad Salamé, Joyce Scott, and Ruby Yunis. 
Image: Detail from Gulf Distortions by Soledad Salamé, 2011
1525 Greenspring Valley Road 
Stevenson, Maryland 21153 Pavilion 
Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m. 

Artists Talk: Energy Awarness Month
Join Jaimes Mayhew, Steve Bradley, Marian April Glebes, and Tim Nohe
for an informal discussion of the works in Energy Awareness Month
Gallery CA @ 440 E Oliver Street
Exhibit: October 6 – 28

Alchemy/Chemistry :: works by Zoe Friedman
Metro Gallery
Reception: Thursday, October 11 from 7pm to 10pm
Exhibition: October 11 – November 3, 2012

The exhibit features installation and video. Isolated images of nature are printed on paper and assembled to form large geometric landscapes. By photocopying found images, Friedman references the “infinite archive” that modern technology makes accessible at all times. Through repetition and inversion, extensive patterning reveals the hidden geometries that are always present within organic forms.

The Lit Show
Thursday, October 11
Creative Alliance
Mixing late-night talk show, literary reading, and variety extravaganza, Betsy Boyd and Jen Michalski are back with Baltimore’s favorite programming for the literary set. Rock star poet Leslie F. Miller shows us her riffs, playwright and author James Magruder lets us see it, Howard Markman and Palookaville are back for an encore, and we’re scored a special guest duo like no other–writer/director Matthew Porterfield and cowriter Amy Belk! 
Go lit, and you’ll never go back. 8 pm. $10, $5 members, students. 
Check out our latest promo on Youtube here
Advance ticket sales are strongly suggested:
You are cordially invited to the art happenings of the MFA grads at UMBC for our Open Studio Extravaganza.
Performances by: Kristen Anchor, Chanan Delivuk & Michael Farley, Charlotte Keniston, Victor Torres, and Dominique Zeltzman. Art on view by: Kristen Anchor, Tim Bubb, Chanan Delivuk, Michael Farley, Kata Frederick, Mieke Gentis, Katie Heater, Charlotte Keniston, Meggen Marx, Lexie Mountain, Shana Palmer, Carrie Reynolds, Victor Torres, and Dominique Zeltzman.
At the open studio you are invited to participate in a collaborative quilting project by Charlotte Keniston and Hannah Brancato, “Cut Pieces.” Please bring your unwanted clothing to participate in a clothing swap. Bring clothes that are no longer wearable (because of stains or holes) to be used in the creation of memory quilts.
Studios are located in the 1100 Wicomico Street building on the first floor. Special thanks to DJ Tony Trashdisco Edmonds for lending his skills and expertise for the sake of art.
According to the press release: “It’s that time of year when we freak out over midterms and decide to party our stress away. Expect great art, performances, food and did I mention booze?” Sounds like a good time. More info:
John Bohl: New Works
ICA Baltimore @ D Center
16 W. North Avenue
John Bohl is a Baltimore artist and 2006 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2012 he has been a Sondheim Award Semi-finalist and a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center. He has shown work at Nudashank, Current and Guest Spot galleries in Baltimore, Space 1026 in Philadelphia, W/Projects in New York and Beach Gallery in London.

This exhibition will be the first of the ICA’s solo artist project series. Similar to the Institute’s artist-directed retrospectives, these projects are intended to showcase a single artist’s work, and can be either new work or older work, as the artist decides to exhibit after being offered the opportunity.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 12 from 7-9 pm
Exhibit: October 12 – 23, 2012
Current Space Presents TOPS, Run DMT, Eola, Slipper – Free Show
Friday, October 12 at 8 pm
Run DMT (Mike Collins + Full Band)
Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: 
The Contemporary Response Exhibition
September 27, 2012 – January 19, 2013 
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 14, 2012 2:00 – 6:00 pm 
Art Salon Series and Family Day Activities Programs accompanying the exhibit include a series of Tea with Myrtis art salons and free family activities. 
Eight artists influenced by works featured in the Walters Art Museums’ exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe collate modern culture to interpret the role of Africans serving as diplomats, merchants, slaves, and rulers through an aesthetic rooted in black cultural history. 
A rare partnering between an art gallery and museum results in two provocative exhibitions which investigate the role of Africans in Renaissance Europe, Galerie Myrtis in conjunction with the Walters Art Museum host Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: The Contemporary Response. 
Artists: Maya Freelon Asante, Jeffrey Kent and Amy Sherald of Baltimore, Maryland; and Jules Arthur, Brooklyn, New York; Nathaniel Donnett, Houston, Texas; Jamea Richmond-Edwards and Victor Ekpuk, Washington, D.C.; and Mario Andres Robinson, Keyport, New Jersey.
Chief Curator: Myrtis Bedolla, Founding Director, Galerie Myrtis; Co-Curator: Amy Morton, Owner, Morton Fine Art, and Exhibition Advisor: Joaneath Spicer, Ph.D., Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, Walters Art Museum
Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe – An Introduction 
Sunday, October 14, 2012 2 pm – 3 pm FREE 

Spend your afternoon exploring the groundbreaking exhibition, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe, with exhibition curator, Dr. Joaneath Spicer. An eye opening discussion will examine the little-known, but remarkable range of roles filled by peoples of African ancestry within Renaissance Europe. These roles include everything from farmers and slaves, to monks and aristocrats. European perceptions of Africans based on assumptions about the African continent, and the place of slavery in society will also be explored. This enlightening afternoon will conclude with thoughts on why these historical assumptions and representations still matter in our world today. Light refreshments will follow the talk.

About the Speaker Dr. Joaneath Spicer, the James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art for the Walters Art Museum, and curator of the exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe, has been with the museum since 1990. Dr. Spicer received her BA from Smith College and PhD from Yale University (1979). Through her latest exhibition, Dr. Spicer explores the relevance of European political and cultural history today and the integral role of peoples of African ancestry in the society of Renaissance Europe.

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