Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings and Events August 14 – 18

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29 Days Later Film Project at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson

Come see what films local indie filmmakers can dream up in 29 days at the Fifth Annual screening of the 29 Days Later Film Project, a nearly month-long competition. Screening Group A is Thursday, August 15, and Screening Group B is Friday, August 16. Mingle with the filmmakers and enjoy a cash bar at 6:30; film program begins at 7:30.

To purchase a $20 pass to both screenings please call the box office at 410-276-1651.

Click here to see a list of teams in each screening group.

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Opening at Artefactory with
Artworks by:
Jordan Tierney, mixed media with Curious George
Kyndl Walston, jewelry with a miscellany of artefacts in resin
William Wright, paintings from his collection in blue

Opening Reception: Thursday August 15th, 7-10pm
Open for viewing Saturday August 17th, 12-5pm

827 North Howard Street


Richard Cleaver for web

The Potent Object at Baltimore Clayworks
Opens August 17 and runs through September 28, 2013

The Potent Object
Richard Cleaver, Juror
Opening Reception: August 17, 2013, 6-8 pm
August 17- September 28, 2013

This exhibition showcases the power of small-scale sculptural works. Highlighting artworks no larger than 12 inches, but that possess a much larger presence. Composed mainly of ceramic, with some mixed media additions, these objects prove that something doesn’t have to be huge to be monumental.

Congratulations to the Potent Object artists chosen by Richard Cleaver! It was an expansive and intriguing field of choices. It was encouraging to see many familiar artists in the mix and be introduced to folks new to Baltimore Clayworks.

Selected artists: Coreena Affleck (DE), Nikki Renee Anderson (IL), Ariana Kolins (NY), Josephine Burr (MA), Jill Birschbuch (IL), Mary K. Cloonan (MD), Robin Caster (NY), Ray Chen (IN), Chandra Glendinning (TX), Staton Davis (OH), Keith Ekstam (MO), Barbara Frey (TX), Cathy Feiss (CA), Dennise Gackstetter (UT), Steven Gorman (MO), Jessica Smith (AL), L. Ben Freund (MD), Rebecca Lowery (IN), Matt Mitros (GA), Mitchell Spain (KS), Wade MacDonald (MI), KyoungHwa Oh (CO), Ruth Reese (MO), Simon van der Ven (ME), Mary Ann Tokars-King (WA), Aaron Wilcox (NC), Alice Yutzy (MD), Katie Yang (NY), Scott Ziegler (IN)

*Image above by Juror Richard Cleaver


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The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Jazz in the Sculpture Garden featuring Jackie Ryan
August 17 from 7-9 pm
Tickets: $25 to $47

“Extraordinary is the word!” said the Los Angeles Times about this vocalist’s three-and-a-half octave range. Jackie Ryan captivates audiences with an amazing repertoire of gospel, blues, bossa nova, and Latin ballads. Click here for Tickets.

*Weather permitting, additional concert tickets will be released for sale. Call 443-573-1701 after 4 p.m. on the day of the concert for updates. Jazz+Dinner reservations for this concert are sold out. *ADVANCE CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT – but 150 tickets are released on the day of the concert if weather permits!


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I Feel / I Am
A group exhibition of Maryland Art Therapy Association (MATA)

Amalie Rothschild Gallery at Creative Alliance
Opening Reception Sat Aug 17, 5:30-7:30pm.
On view in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery Aug 17-31. Gallery hours 11am-7pm, Tue-Sat.

Artwork: Amanda Bechtel, “Grounded,” mixed media, 2013
This group exhibition explores the layered, sensory, and at times divergent aspects of art therapist identities. In this unique group exhibition, Maryland art therapists use the creative process to explore, express, and synthesize the many complex layers of identity. Witness how visual art can articulate one’s sensory, emotional and self states.

MATA Exhibitors:
Amy Armiger
Amanda Bechtel
Claudia Cameron
Katerina Evans
Jessica Heckwolf
Elizabeth Hlavek
Mary Ellen Hluska
Mary Jo Kehne
Gretchen Kircher
Erin McConnell
Angela Meninger
Barbara Robertson
Jill Scheibler
Sharon Strouse

More info here.



Closing reception Sunday, August 18th from Noon – 2pm
(The gallery will also be open Saturday, August 17th from 1 – 5pm)

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