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30_thirty_blue_FINAL.2.32b822bRescheduled for March 27th

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 will kick off Wednesday, March 27th, 6pm!

FEATURING: Emily C-D, Ashley Minner and Mia Weiner

THIRTY is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences. More information found on MAP’s website,

Participants of THIRTY were selected by the THIRTY committee and MAP staff through either open call or by invitation. These individuals are: Kyle Bauer, Dustin Boise, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Hannah Brancato, Milana Braslavsky, Emily C-D, Rebecca Chan, Alicia Ciambrone, Hoesy Corona, Nancy Daly, Michelle Dickson, Deana Haggag, Nora Howell, Anne Jordan, Aran Keating, Charlotte Keniston, Judy Kurjan, Jim Leach, Jen Liu, Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, Ashley Minner, Michael Owen, Elle Perez, ras+e, Ryan Schroeder, Ginevra Shay, Joshua Wade Smith, Nick Clifford Simko, TT The Artist, and Mia Weiner.



Annual Exhibition of the
of Creative Alliance

Opening Reception Fri Mar 29 5:30-7:30pm
On View Fri Mar 29 – Apr 12
Exhibition After Party Apr 12 7pm-Midnight 
 One of our favorite events of the year is to celebrate the outstanding artists who live and work at the Creative Alliance.

 GALAXY CREAM is a collaborative exhibition conceived by the artists-in-residents of Creative Alliance that represents their connectedness as an awe-inspiring “constellation” of artists both above and beyond the first floor of the Creative Alliance.  Their diversity of work materially, formally, and conceptually mirrors that of Baltimore at large – from street art and experimental film to painting and sculpture – while still remaining individually authentic.

As the crème de la crème of Baltimore’s art scene, the nine artists-in-residence at Creative Alliance function as ambassadors of the organization, upholding our mission to engage the community-at-large in superb artistic programming, education, and outreach.  Many of these talented artists also have international roots and connections. Hailing from countries from Mexico to the Philippines, they travel the world and bring their global experiences back to the Alliance. This lively cultural exchange enriches the work of each resident artist — and GALAXY CREAM is an extraordinary culmination of their artistic dialog.

The Artists-in-Residence

Jeffrey L. Gangwisch Jeffrey collaborates on diverse motion media projects with various cinema and performance groups for video installation, cinematic exhibition, and new media distribution.

Sam Allerton Green As an oil painter, Sam Allerton Green welcomes the paint’s inevitable distortion on reality.

 Toym Imao Raised in Manila, Philippines, Toym creates large-scale public artworks of monuments and historical shrines but also dabbles with painting, filmmaking, and toy collecting.

 Francisco Loza Self-taught, Francisco creates arte de estambre, or yarn art, by working on wood surfaces which are covered with waxes used as the adhesive base onto which he intricately weaves together thread-by-thread colored yarn.

Michael Owen Michael is a contemporary painter whose work is found across galleries as well as the streets of the United States. Michael is the creator and lead artist of the Baltimore Love Project.

Katie Pumphrey Katie’s most recent work explores movement, competitive roles, and instincts through large-scale paintings and drawings.

Jeremy Stern Jeremy has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions across the United States. He is currently the Associate Director at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore and was the Maryland Art Place’s selection for the 2013 Curator Incubator Program.

Kate MacKinnon Working mainly in oil on canvas, Kate’s most recent paintings are pop-inspired high gloss abstractions that explore formal issues of color and surface. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the mid-Atlantic.

Alessandra Torres Alessandra Torres’ performances, installations, and photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Related Event The Artists-in-Residence open their studios at Creative Alliance on April 12 from 7pm until midnight. Guests are invited into each loft to view the inner workings of our artists in their studios; explore an extensive portfolio of works; learn how the artistic process results in stunning works of art; and enjoy light refreshments. This event is also the final day of the GALAXY CREAM exhibition.  The night will continue with live music by two of Baltimore’s hottest bands – Arbouretum and Secret Mountains – in our theater.


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David Armacost * Jordan Bernier * Steven Riddle

March 28, 2013


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Work from UMCP 2nd Year MFA Candidates Lauren Shea Little and Lauren Frances Moore

March 28 – April 27, 2013

Reception March 28 from 5-8 pm

The Stamp Gallery at College Park



On Loan: FORMALITY, a regional student exhibition juried by Cara Ober at Area 405

Please join us Saturday, MARCH 30th, 2013 from 7-10pm for the opening reception of AREA 405′s 2nd annual regional juried exhibition, On Loan: FORMALITY

This exhibition features artists from a 150 mile radius of Baltimore. We received applications from a dozen different regional schools, and Ms. Ober selected over 50 works of art from the following Colleges and Universities to be included.

Towson University
Maryland Institute College of Art
University of Maryland, College Park
St Mary’s College of Maryland
Massachusetts College of Art & Design Low Residency MFA
George Mason University
American University
Montgomery College


Raphael Warshaw

The Artists participating in FORMALITY are:

Michael Bargamian BA 2013
George Belcher MFA 2013
Holden Brown BFA 2013
Michael Bussell BFA 2014
Edelweiss Calcagno BFA 2013
Irem Cetinor BFA 2013
Jessica Childress BFA 2013
Amy Cousins BFA 2013
Joan Cox MFA 2013
Erika Diehl MFA 2013
Naimh Doherty BFA 2013
Dave Eassa BFA 2013
A. Gray Lamb BFA 2014
Meredith Greenberg MFA 2014
Evelyn Hoffmann BFA 2013
Jihyun Hong MFA 2014
Scarlett McCalman BFA 2014
Ian Mize BFA 2013
Isobel Modica BFA 2014
Dylan Negri BFA 2013
Marian Ochoa MFA 2013
Janet Olney MFA 2014
Quinn Palmer BFA 2013
Laura Payne MFA 2013
Aaron Pennington BFA 2013
Karen Palsdottir BFA 2013
Evan WH Price BFA 2014
Cheyenne Radden BA 2013
Samantha Rausch MFA 2014
Shelby Rosabal BFA 2014
Mihaela Savu MFA 2013
Dixon Stetler MFA 2013
Monica Stroik MFA 2013
Sean Sweeney MFA 2014
Raphael Warshaw MFA 2015
Katy Wood BFA 2014
Garett Zopfi BA 2013


Michael Bussell

On Loan: FORMALITY runs Saturday March 30th – Saturday, April 20th, 2013.
The gallery is open from noon- 3pm Sundays April 7 & 14
by appointment ( email )
and a juror’s talk Saturday April 20th 1-3pm

Cara Ober is an artist, professor, curator and writer based in Baltimore. She is the founder of and writes reviews for many publications including ARTnews and The Baltimore Sun. She also served as the Urbanite Magazine’s Online Arts and Culture Editor. Ober has curated numerous exhibitions throughout the region and has been a guest lecturer for the Hirschhorn Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the College Art Association and many others.

Juror Cara Ober States: “Looking back on my selection of works submitted for Area 405′s On Loan exhibition, the one principle that unites all my selections is a Formalistic approach to art making. On the whole, I chose the works that appealed to me on an intuitive level, but when viewing them as a group, they all shared very particular visual systems and aesthetic-based outcomes. Rather than a conceptual focus, the works in this exhibit emphasize color, texture, contrast, pattern, layering, and unique approaches to media. Rather than sending an intellectual message, the artists I selected experiment with visual and formal relationships. On the whole they are down to earth, experiential, satisfyingly physical, and nonverbal.”

Cara Ober, Bmoreart
Baltimore’s Contemporary Art Authority


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Metro Gallery & Maryland Institute College of Art present:

Join us at the Metro Gallery for a very special evening, featuring the thesis works of Tiffany Black and Desmond Vincent Moore of MICA’s Community Arts MFA program! The night of March 28th will feed the soul: come for honest & inspiring performances, smooth jams, interactive sculpture and installation, a series of deeply reflective short films, and plenty of class provided by our emcee, Tyrone Stokes.

Thursday, March 28th, 7-10pm
Metro Gallery, 1700 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201

Artwork on view March 28th – April 14th !

Tiffany Black: The navigation of loss and healing is addressed through spiritual health workshops in East Baltimore, where practices of communal sharing and art-making ritual are cultivated. This work manifests in large-scale, site-specific installation, video and collaborative art.

Desmond Vincent Moore: Sculpture and found object mediums are used to address spiritual issues via the symbolism of ritual altars and the act of self-immolation.

* “To Be Determined” (Demetrio Lance, Maya Camille`, and jharmdasound), a soulful mix of R&B poetry with a pop twist
* Tyrone Stokes, the Smooth Crooner
* Steven Godwin, preacher of poetic social justice
* CJ Jones, insights and stories of a young artist
* Ronald Rucker, the Funk Master pays tribute to MJ
* Maya Camille`, Une Artiste de la Spoken Word

There will be a screening of short video collaborations by members of the ‘Letting Go’ workshop series at Amazing Grace Church, East Baltimore!
* Tranquil Rhythmz, by Ronald Rucker & Tiffany Black
* Our Rituals, featuring the artistic visions of Steven Godwin, Victor Pula, Kelly Moran, & De`shya Moody

MORE INFO: 2013 MFA in Community Arts Thesis Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art

This exhibition showcases ten community artists exploring a wide range of ideas, materials, disciplines, and approaches to imagining and creating art in, with, and for community. Throughout the two-year program, MFA candidates develop their own creative voice as they simultaneously investigate the relationship of art to community building throughout Baltimore.

The MFA in Community Arts program (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of support for civic and community development. As artists who teach, these ten exhibiting graduate students advocate positive change while developing new approaches to artforms.

ALSO, THIS – Please also join us on Friday, April 5th from 5-7pm for the thesis exhibition openings of our MFA in Community Arts cohorts! Their work will also be on view March 28th – April 14th at these locations….

Leidy Atrium, MICA Graduate Studio Center
131 W. North Avenue, MD 21218
* Whitney Frazier
* Michelle Nugent
* Dixon Stetler

16 W North Ave Baltimore, MD 21218
* Jillian Branch
* Denise R. Duarte
* Nelle Dunlap
* Ada Pinkston
* Rachael Shannon


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M.F.A. Thesis I
Friday, March 29-Sunday, April 14
Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.

Graduating students from the M.F.A. in Community Arts, M.F.A. in Graphic Design and M.F.A. in Illustration Practice will exhibit work.

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