Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings and Events July 17 – 21

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If you have yet to visit MAP’s 30 Creative Minds speaker series, this Wednesday is your chance. On Thursday, the Sondheim Semi-Finalist exhibit opens at MICA, complete with performances from several artists and groups. Afterwards, head to Area 405 for a Shakespeare-inspired Artscape Satellite exhibit opening from 7-10 pm. The official Artscape festival begins Friday, July 19 and lasts through Sunday. Make sure you wear your sunscreen and keep hydrated! This year’s sprawling festival has its own APP, so you won’t miss anything! For some air conditioning and art shopping, head to MICA’s Brown Center for their official art market, featuring works by MICA faculty, students, and alumni. And on Sunday afternoon, don’t miss a conversation between Craig Hankin and Tom Chalkley at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Details below.


Maryland Art Place will hold it’s fifth THIRTY event on Wednesday, July 17 @ 6pm.

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 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.

Every month 2-3 artists will convene at Maryland Art Place (MAP) to present their perspectives on current cultural trends and how that plays into their practice, use of media and outcomes. Through these talks, guests will be able to learn about interdisciplinary practices and how these creative minds all share a similar goal: to present a visual experience.



Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition
Decker Gallery & Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA

On display: Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, August 4
Opening reception: Thursday, July 18 6-8PM

This exhibition expands on the finalists’ exhibition at The Walters Art Museum by exhibiting the very broad and dynamic range of remaining artists whose work was reviewed in depth in the second round of the Sondheim review. This exhibition includes artists working in all mediums imaginable and is a must-see on the Artscape site.

Laura Amussen, Towson, MD
Catherine Borg, Baltimore, MD
Amanda Burnham, Baltimore, MD
Dustin Carlson, Baltimore, MD
Lynn Cazabon, Baltimore, MD
Cindy Cheng, Baltimore, MD
Mina Cheon, Baltimore, MD
Wesley Clark, Hyattsville, MD
Sarada Conaway, Baltimore, MD
Ricardo Contreras, Baltimore, MD
Hoesy Corona, Baltimore, MD
Frank Day, Washington, DC
Erika Diehl, Baltimore, MD
Lisa Dillin, Baltimore, MD
Amy Finkelstein, Takoma Park, MD
FORCE Upsetting Rape Culture (Rebecca Nagle & Hannah Brancato), Baltimore, MD
Zoe Friedman, Baltimore, MD
Lorenzo Gattorna & Mary Ancel, Baltimore, MD
Marian Glebes, Baltimore, MD
Clarissa Gregory, Baltimore, MD
Joshua Haycraft, Washington, DC
Jeff Hensley, Ellicott City, MD
Hedieh Ilchi, Rockville, MD
Brian Kain, Emmitsburg, MD
Jordan Kasey, Baltimore, MD
Dean Kessmann, Washington, DC
Sung Hwa Kim, Baltimore, MD
David Knopp, Baltimore, MD
Jonathan Latiano, Baltimore, MD
Kimberly Llerena, Baltimore, MD
Curtis Miller, Baltimore, MD
A. Moon, Baltimore, MD
Jeffrey Moser, Lancaster, PA
Charles Norton, Baltimore, MD
Mark Parascandola, Washington, DC
Ruth Pettus, Baltimore, MD
Benjamin Piwowar, Baltimore, MD
Tatjana Plitt, Odenton, MD
Steve Prince, Silver Spring, MD
Adam Rush, Baltimore, MD
Miguel Sabogal, Baltimore, MD
Adejoke Tugbiyele, Baltimore, MD
Stewart Watson, Baltimore, MD
Melissa Webb, Baltimore, MD
Karen Yasinsky, Tilghman, MD



House Dignified at Area 405

Reception Thursday, July 18 from 7-10 pm

In House Dignified, artists Amanda Burnham, Margo Elsayd, Frank Perrelli, Jessica Braiterman, Kathryn Cornelius and Joshua Johnson use location as portraiture to communicate notions of family, community, conflict, identity, and re-gentrification. Featuring new works and installations in response to and acknowledgement of Area 405’s particular space, their work signifies structure and place as an integral component of who we are and how we represent ourselves to others.

Curated by Area 405’s staff with intern Tyler Farinholt taking the lead, this exhibition is part of the Artscape 2013 Gallery Network and is on view before and after performances of Romeo & Juliet in Station North.

immediately following the Sondheim Semifinal exhibitions at the MICA galleries in the Fox Building.

Performing at 9pm is Benjie Loveless
he is an actor, writer, musician and man about town who has been a constant presence in his

HOUSE DIGNIFIED runs June 20th- July 28th

“Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.”

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Romeo & Juliet in Station North and the Artists and Neighborhood Change Conference June 2013
and part of the Artscape Gallery Network and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts summer events


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Artscape is Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21

Friday: 11am-9pm, Saturday: 11am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm

This year Artscape has its own App! Click here to find out more.

Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $25.97 million.

Artscape takes place in the Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods.

FREE and open to the public! Artscape is held outdoors in tents, and inside the neighborhood’s premier exhibition spaces and performing arts venues. The event is handicapped accessible.



MICA’s Art Market at Artscape in the Brown Center

(Bmoreart’s Official Endorsement: This is the BEST PLACE to buy affordable works of art at Artscape!)

Beat the heat and check out our 24 faculty, staff and alumni who are showcasing and selling their work on the first floor of MICA’s Brown Center during Artscape.

Friday 7/19 11:00-8:00
Saturday 7/20 11:00-8:00
Sunday 7/21 11:00-7:00

A portion of the proceeds benefit the MICA Alumni Scholarships.



Comics as Art: Craig Hankin and Tom Chalkley

Sunday, July 21 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Local artists and long-time friends Tom Chalkley and Craig Hankin discuss COMICS as an art form and medium for storytelling. They’ll discuss and share work from their current project, “Novelty Record” (working title), a memoir in graphic novel form. Included in the cost of admission.

At the Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Call 410-732-6400 or email

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