Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Exhibits and Events for April 24 – 28

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This weekend don’t miss Joyce Scott’s documentary at MICA, Laura Payne’s solo show at the Theatre Project, Artwalk at College Park, Globe Posters at Creative Alliance, and Sayward Schoonmaker at Lease Agreement.


Documentary Screening: An Authentic Life: Joyce J. Scott

Filmmaker: Jeanie Clark
Thursday, April 25 at 10:30am at MICA
Free & open to the public.
Studio Center, Auditorium 131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA

Printmaker, weaver, sculptor, performance artist, and educator, Goya Contemporary Gallery artist Joyce J. Scott is one of Baltimore’s most highly collected and versatile artists. In this documentary, art world experts and childhood friends offer an intimate portrayal of the internationally acclaimed artist. The film weaves together a portrait of an artist who is not easily defined by including footage of her visual work and performance art, as well as personal stories from Scott herself. At the screening, filmmaker Jeanie Clark will make remarks. The MICA MFA in Curatorial Practice program, Office of Diversity & Intercultural Development, and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations make the event possible.
Image: Still from An Authentic Life: Joyce J. Scott.



Works by Laura Payne at John Fonda Gallery at The Theatre Project
Exhibit Runs April 16 – May 19, 2013
Reception in the Gallery – Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Laura Payne is a visual artist from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Western Ontario, where she focused on painting, printmaking and video. Her paintings and videos have been exhibited widely throughout Canada, at venues such as the legendary Gladstone Hotel, the Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, the Toronto Urban Film Festival, and multiple Nuit Blanche events. Since arriving in Baltimore in 2011, Payne has exhibited at many venues around the city, including her first American solo show at School 33 this past Fall. Payne will receive her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art this Spring. She continues to exhibit in both the US and Canada.

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Did you know that there are five art galleries on College Park’s campus?! Want to learn more about them? ArtWalk UMD is an event to increase awareness of the visual arts programming here at the University of Maryland. The two hour walk will visit the five galleries to learn more about their missions and exhibitions. The event will begin with a reception at the Stamp Gallery at 6pm, and as a group, we will visit the other amazing galleries until our return to the Stamp at 8pm. Come join us for exciting night of art and discovery here at UMD!

Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 pm, Begins at The Stamp Gallery

Participating Galleries: Stamp Gallery, Kibel and Linear Galleries, Herman Maril Gallery, Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, and The David C. Driskell Center

For more information, please contact Jennifer Clifford at

Links to the participating galleries:



Sayward Schoonmaker: See you soon, or not. One of those.
Lease Agreement
Reception: Saturday, April 27, 6pm – 9pm
Reading: 7:30pm

April 27 – May 25, 2013, Hours by appointment

Sayward Schoonmaker’s solo exhibition See you soon, or not. One of those. plunders known platitudes for their undervalued emotional knowledges, both painful and complex. Her work identifies the artifice in love and longing of socially constructed clichés in order to strike with pluck at the middle ground between irony and earnestness. Through sound, printed text, video, and drawing, Schoonmaker utilizes established device of poetry, where words are fickle and fluid, to offer a queerer place from which to contemplate tender emotions.

The reception for See you soon, or not. One of those. will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Lease Agreement, 3718 Ellerslie Ave, Baltimore, Maryland. Schoonmaker will give a reading during the opening that will begin at 7:30pm. The exhibition runs from April 27 to May 25. Gallery hours are by appointment and can be requested by contacting Lease Agreement at

Sayward Schoonmaker, a medium contrarian, comes from Plainfield, New York. She is currently working on a book-length project about architecture, love, and ownership. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies. Her work has been exhibited in Illinois, New York, Kentucky, and Vermont, and her poetry has appeared in Elimae, The Common, and Bailiwik.

More of Schoonmaker’s work can be seen at her website:

Lease Agreement
3718 Ellerslie Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218


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Globe Poster: Not to be Missed! at Creative Alliance

Reception Saturday, April 27 from 5-7, full event calendar here

Globe Poster: Not to be Missed! celebrates a slice of African-American music history by telling the story of Baltimore’s own Globe Poster Printing Corp. The iconic print shop acquired a national reputation for its eye-popping posters that promoted musicians the likes of James Brown at the dawn of R&B to hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. From Globe’s founding in 1929 until its closing in 2010, the shop created a unique look that has left a lasting impact on design, pop culture, and music. The posters are a vibrant record of the birth of R&B, rock and roll, hip-hop and other musical genres rooted in African-American culture and history. Please join us for a dynamic exhibit, as well as concerts, screenings, workshops, and lectures inspired by the posters.

This is a collaborative exhibition between the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), which purchased the Globe collection in 2011, and Creative Alliance. It is curated by Chloe Gallagher, MFA Candidate in Curatorial Practice at MICA.

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