Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings and Events June 18-22

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This Tuesday, June 18 don’t miss the opening reception at the brand new Chicken Box art space in Station North. On Thursday, Nudashank hosts Blonde Art Books from 7-9 pm and Soledad Salamé’s new exhibit opens at Goya. On Friday, June 21, go to sophiajacob gallery for a mysterious site-specific installation by ‘Sophia and Jacob.’ And head to School 33 on Saturday, June 22 for their studio artist biennial and ‘Images and Ruins’ curated by Michelle Gomez.


C & H exhibition at the new Chicken Box gallery at 1 W North Ave

Join us, on Tuesday, June 18th, 5-8 PM, for the first gallery exhibition in Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.’s new home, the Station North Chicken Box at 1 W North Avenue. Our first show features art created by 10 artists working for C & H Restoration and Renovation LLC, the company that transformed 1 W North Avenue into the Chicken Box.

Featured artists include:
• Colin Benjamin
• Nicholas Cairns
• Susan Crawford
• Tim Horjus
• Josh Kagan
• Jim Leach
• Joseph McHugh
• Catherine O’Connell
• John Ralston
• Joshua Wade Smith

C & H Restoration and Renovation specializes in the restoration and updating of historic homes. Located in the Station North Arts and Entertainment district in Baltimore, Maryland, C & H Restoration and Renovation is owned and operated by artists Nicholas Cairns and Timothy Horjus. Nick and Tim spent years working both as artists and in the trades prior to forming C & H in 2010.

With a love for historic architecture and detail combined with a thorough knowledge and appreciation of contemporary aesthetics, C & H Restoration and Renovation strives to achieve a seamless integration of old and new. To help achieve this vision, C & H has made it a point to draw their workforce from the artist community in Baltimore, a community with which they are deeply involved. The artists that work with C & H share a strong attachment to craft and understand the need to meet exacting standards. Their diverse backgrounds and skillsets, and appreciation for aesthetic vision, make for a rare collection of artisans who are capable of handling all the challenges that come with restoring and updating historic homes.

Special thanks to our nearly 200 kickstarter backers, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Ziger/Snead Architects, the Contemporary, and dozens of volunteers who helped reclaim this vacant corner and make the Chicken Box a reality.



Blonde Art Books at Nudashank
Thursday, June 20 from 7-9 pm

This Thursday, BLONDE ART BOOKS will be presenting a display of independent art publications from the inventory as well as recently donated and traded publications from DC and Philadelphia alongside a series of performances, readings and presentations by local Baltimore book-makers and artists.

You are invited to attend this free event and bring recent self-published projects to participate in an informal show&tell. Blonde Art Books will be collecting select publications to be part of an ongoing collection that will travel to future cities on the tour.

Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
405 W. Franklin Street, 3rd Floor

An exhibition of posters and editions will be on display for the evening event.

Participants include: Dina Kelberman, Alejandro Ventura, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Pellinore Press, John Bohl, Caitlin Cunningham and Kaitlin Murphy, Adam Robinson, Tracy Dimond, among others.



Looking Back … Looking Forward … Soledad Salamé at Goya Contemporary

Reception Thursday, June 20 from 6-8 pm



Sophia and Jacob
June 21 – July 6, 2013
Opening reception Friday, June 21, 7-10pm

sophiajacob is pleased to present a site-specific installation.

…transformation is particularly profound in the case of the floor, which as the inescapable surface of occupation is usually left untouched by even the most radical artistic or architectural experiments. Still, the piece does not produce a total or permanent destabilization…

…within art, questioning or exploring spatial experience has been increasing replaced by producing or manufacturing it, while architecture itself has shown a desire to move beyond merely producing iconic forms to generating emotions, desires, and spectacular effects…

…she offers a welcome reminder that architecture –and by extension the space of today– need not be experienced in a state of distraction, or worse, an induced fog of affect, but can instead be explored in a condition of uncertainty and attention…

~ Julian Rose. April, 2013

510 W. Franklin Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
info (at) sophiajacob (dot) com


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“Images and Ruins” at School 33 Art Center
curated by Michelle Gomez

The exhibition will be on view from June 7-August 2.

The opening reception will be held Saturday, June 22 from 3-6pm in School 33′s second floor gallery.

This show features a group of 8 artists who use alternative photographic processes to manipulate images. These images become ruins, bringing to light the mind’s processes, and giving viewers a look into how artists deal with memories, fears, past experiences and repressed histories.

Featured Artists: Twiggy Boyer, Chajana denHarder, Michael Koliner, Shannon LaRue, Erin Maywhoor, Joseph Parra, Nick Clifford Simko, and Heather Stratton.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6pm.

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230



06/07/2013 – 08/03/2013
Reception on Saturday, June 22 from 3-6 pm

Artists: Lauren Boilini, David Brown, Michelle Dickson, Chip Irvine, Jonathan Latiano, Olivia Robinson, M. Jordan Tierney, James Williams, Jowita Wyszomirska

Curated by Shannon Egan, with a catalog essay

School 33 Art Center Studio Artist Biennial This exhibit highlights the work of current Studio Artists during their tenure at School 33 Art Center. Since 1979, the Studio Artist Program has provided exceptional studio space at subsidized rates to more than 125 professional artists. In 2008, School 33 established the Studio Mentoring Program, which facilitates studio critiques and professional development for our resident artists. By inviting prominent artists and arts professionals from the mid-Atlantic region to conduct one-on-one studio visits, our goal is to provide support and constructive feedback in helping artists fulfill their creative path.

Studio Artists are able to stay at School 33 Art Center for up to three years, so the 2011 Studio Artists Exhibition features Studio Artists that have been here for over two years and a few whose tenure has been only been a few months. Previous Guest Mentors have included Jayme McClellan, founding Director of the Civilian Arts Project in Washington, DC; Cara Ober, artist and founder of the illustrious Bmoreart blog; George Ciscle, Director of the Curatorial Practice MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art; and Doreen Bolger, Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Recent mentors include Laura Ammusen, Director of Exhibitions at Goucher College; Zöe Charleton, acclaimed artist and faculty at American University; and Shannon Egan, Director of the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College.

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