Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Openings and Events for May 15-19

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This weekend, start off on Wednesday with MAP’s 30 Under 30 Speaker Series. On Thursday, don’t miss MICA’s Artwalk, an annual exhibit of hundreds of graduating seniors located all over the campus. On Friday night, enjoy Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria at AREA 405, a fundraiser with Italian food and drink and Atelierx7 at Fleckenstein Gallery. Saturday afternoon, take in the Peals show on the spring house lawn at the BMA, and then head to Gallery Four for Cyle Metzger’s solo exhibit and send off. Sunday afternoon, raise funds and ride ponies at Area 405’s City Ranch fundraiser. And, on Sunday evening, come to Hampden’s newest exhibition space, The Gallery at 32nd and Chestnut, for artwork and musical performances.


May 15 at 6pm: Charlotte Keniston, Rebecca Chan, and Ginevra Shay

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.

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.


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MICA Artwalk Thursday, May 16

5-8 pm Check-in and pick-up your ArtWalk ID, tour map & dinner ticket at Cohen Plaza

5 – 9:00 p.m. – Cohen Plaza Celebration Tent A great place to meet your friends before heading out on the tour. Return to the tent to enjoy casual dinner fare, beer, wine or sodas & the company of other ArtWalkers & the artists who will join the party at 8:30p.m.

Artwalk Is:
*Almost 2 miles of amazing art by nearly 400 of MICA’s class of 2013
*Baltimore’s premiere spring art exhibition and party for art lovers and collectors
*The Preview Party is the only opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and purchase their work before the exhibit opens to the public on Friday.

More info here.



Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria at AREA 405 Friday night (May 17), 6:30PM

1. Al Fresco dining (weather permitting)
2. Giulietta Masina (Mrs. Fellini, the “female chaplin”)
3. Negroni Cocktails (Campari, gin, vermouth, orange)
4. Fellini’s “overlooked masterpiece” (He’s better known for La Dolce Vita and 8½.)
5. Grilled Meat (Grilled ciabatta with cheese and vegetables too if you’re anti-flesh.)
$15 (Cocktails are extra; BYOB allowed.)
Make your reservation & payment HERE.
Area 405 405 East Oliver Street Baltimore, MD 21202



Atelier x 7 at Fleckenstein Gallery
Artist Reception, Friday, May 17th, 5pm-8pm

Atelier x 7 features Nancy Scheinman, Hanna Moran, Maura Dwyer, Ricardo Contreras, Christina Barrera, R. Garrett Ames-Ledbetter and Katherine Dilworth

May 11th – June 29th at Fleckenstein Gallery in Hampden

Atelier x 7 features the personal artwork of the professional artists and designers who make up the crew at NS Studios, led by internationally renowned artist Nancy Scheinman. NS Studios provides colorful and innovative design for educational environments which nurture students, and foster an atmosphere for creative learning experiences. These artists have developed a unique working relationship, sharing collaborative ideas, techniques, and experiences. This exhibit showcases their individual talents and creative visions.



Peals (Walking Field album release show!) and Romantic States
Saturday, May 18 at the Baltimore Museum of Art Spring House
Free afternoon show from 4 – 6 PM

The concert will take place on the Spring House lawn at the west side of the BMA (near the intersection of Wyman Park Drive). If it rains, performances will happen inside the Spring House (occupancy in the building is limited).

Peals is a new band led by William Cashion (Future Islands) and Bruce Willen (Double Dagger). Formed in early 2012, the duo have turned inward for their debut Walking Field, crafting a meditative and exploratory headphone panorama of the highest order. From the first moment, they set aside the basses of their high-profile post-punk outfits for acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, tambourines, toy pianos, and other sonic tools in pursuit of a stripped-down, warm living-room atmosphere. Their debut album Walking Field will be released in May 2013 on Thrill Jockey Records.

The Spring House of Dairy sits on the western end of the museum’s property. Designed by acclaimed architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe in 1812, the small building was once located in what is now Roland Park at the former Oakland estate. The building was originally situated over a running spring using the cool waters to preserve milk and other perishables. When John Russell Pope was designing the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1929, the Spring House was moved from Roland Park and reconstructed at it’s current location next to the BMA’s contemporary wing.



Cyle Metzger: TWIT (Toward What Isn’t There) at Gallery 4
Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm

“Toward What Isn’t There” is a series of painted installations that play with hidden spaces and flat geometry.

The opening of TWIT will also serve as a send-off event before I depart for southern California to pursue my MA in Art History with an emphasis on the intersection of Queer and Contemporary Art Theories at the University of California, Riverside.



City Ranch Fundraiser at Area 405
May 19th, 2pm-8pm

There will be adult and children’s activities, refreshments, music, horseback riding down Oliver St, and much more. Please come support and celebrate this amazing organization.

Baltimore’s City Ranch Inc has a great history of providing accessible and affordable horseback riding to the greater Baltimore community. Their programs are geared towards building character, pointing children towards the positive parts of life, and bringing the joy of horseback riding to the urban environment.

Area 405
405 E. Oliver St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202



From That Day to This at Gallery at 32nd and Chestnut
Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 7 – 10 pm

From That Day to This: a packed multi-artist show curated by Rosemary Liss that tells a story about telling stories. May 19th at Gallery at 32nd and Chestnut, 3138 Chestnut Ave. Baltimore, MD 21211.

These 14 artists have created a body of work that draws on the intimacy of storytelling to show us our own modern world with a kind of new familiarity. From That Day to This features pieces from painters, sculptors, and printmakers working locally and internationally to retell our favorite stories from creation myth to urban legend. Gallery opening, 7-10 pm, features live acoustic music, snacks, and booze.

Featuring work by: Morgan Frailey, Hannah Gilson, Kirsty Hambrick, Annelies Kamen, Emiko Kurokawa, Jesse Klompus, Rosemary Liss, Emma Louthan, Jack Neill, Morissa Rothman-Pierce, Zachary Schoettler, Caitlin Selzer, Catesby Taliaferro, Kyle Tata

Music performances:
Soft Cat
Sianna Plavin
The Sterling Brothers
The Remington House Ramblers

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