Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Contemporary Art Openings and Events August 8-11

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Wednesday night, the THIRTY speaker series at Maryland Art Place will feature Jen Liu, Hannah Brancato, and Hoesy Corona. On Thursday, come to Metro Gallery for Psychokinesis: New works by D’Metrius Rice. Friday night, catch the opening for James Bouché’s new solo exhibition at Springsteen Gallery in the Copycat building. All day Saturday, the Creative Alliance will be hosting Neighborhood Voices: Our Stories About Race Where We Live, a day of workshops and creative storytelling sessions. On Saturday night, Back & Forth Forever, a solo show of photographs by Paige Mazurek, opens at Current. Taking place both on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the Baltimore Photography Expo will be held at Pinebox Art Center. On Sunday afternoon, don’t miss the Tea with Myrtis Art Salon Series at Galerie Myrtis from 2– 4 pm. And ongoing at the BMA, On Paper: Works from the Cohen Collection will be up through August 25. As always, more information and links are below.


THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds at MAP featuring Jen Liu, Hannah Brancato, and Hoesy Corona
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 6:00 PM

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. More info:



Psychokinesis: New works by D’Metrius Rice at Metro Gallery
Opening Reception Thursday, August 8th 7pm – 11pm
August 8th – September 14th



Not Yet In Ruin, a solo exhibition by James Bouché at Springsteen Gallery

“Throughout history, man has erected monuments to stand as physical manifestations of memories and ideals. They are constructed with the notion that so long as they stand, what they represent will not be forgotten. This work studies the formal structure and ominous presence these objects and spaces have when they are stripped of their familiarity and purpose.”

The opening reception for Not Yet In Ruin will be Friday, August 9, from 7-10pm. The show will be on view thru Friday, September 6.

Gallery hours are Saturdays from 12-4.




Back & Forth Forever at Current
Opening Reception Saturday, August 10 from 7 – 10pm

On View August 10th – 25th
Gallery Hours: Saturday + Sunday 12 – 4pm

Current Space is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of photographer Paige Mazurek who makes work in both Maryland and Massachusetts, curated by fellow Boston artist Trevor Powers. The images in Back & Forth Forever celebrate some of the simple pleasures of life and the natural world. The way Paige seeks out and makes images can be thought of as both primal and humanistic – hunting, gathering and sharing.

“I am slowed down and brought into a familiar world: the smell of water, the warmth of the sun on bare skin, the winding of a road, the slanting of the evening summer light. I am lost, but in a familiar enough place as to not be worried. She is bringing us into a space and time, to be present with her and to share a moment that will never be the same again.” – Trevor Powers, excerpt from Hunting & Gathering

Paige Mazurek (b. 1989) was raised in Reisterstown, Maryland and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Her interest in photography began at the age of six with a polaroid camera she received from her grandparents. The framework of Mazurek’s approach to photography was influenced by her education at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University, where she earned a BFA in 2011. Predominantly inspired by lush landscapes within the natural world, Mazurek’s photographs encapsulate the discovery of beauty within the everyday routine of life. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, and she has received various awards across mediums including film, sculpture, and photography. When she isn’t behind the lens, Paige enjoys spending time as a junior mechanic, rebuilding old motorcycles that further accelerate her adventures.

Trevor Powers (b. 1985) is an artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied photography at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 2008. His work is frequently about documenting the relationships, connections, coincidences, and routines of everyday life. He is mostly interested in keeping it simple and enjoying things for what they are.

Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production, nourishing an ongoing dialogue between artists, activists, performers, designers, curators, and thinkers. Operating since November 2004, we are committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.

Current Space
421 North Howard Street
Baltimore Md 21201



On Paper: Works from the Cohen Collection
Ongoing through August 25, 2013

Carl Andre, Mel Bochner, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, Olafur Eliasson, Tony Smith, and other important Minimalist and Conceptual artists are highlighted in this exhibition of 20 exquisite drawings from the collection of former BMA Board Chair Suzanne F. Cohen. The exhibition includes pieces both generously gifted and promised to the BMA, as well as works given to the BMA in her honor.

Olafur Eliasson. Five green to blue negative movie. 2010. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York



Neighborhood Voices: Our Stories About Race Where We Live
Saturday, August 10 from 8:30 am – 3 pm

Creative Alliance at the Patterson

Have you ever been avoided or left out because of race? Have you ever avoided or left someone out because of their race? Gain self-awareness and confidence as you learn how to tell your story. Professional storyteller Jo Tyler facilitates training that ends with a community storytelling performance. Lunch included. Registration required by Fri, Aug 2: [email protected] or (410) 276-1651. 8:30am-3pm.

This is a Community for All Ages (CFAA) neighborhood collaboration led by Creative Alliance, Southeast CDC and Banner Neighborhoods funded by Baltimore Community Foundation. More info here.



Tea with Myrtis Art Salon Series on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 2– 4 pm

(pre-paid registration is required)

Artists’ Talk: Woman as Color, Light and Form
In challenging the notion of the feminine archetype, artists embrace and reach beyond the boundaries of the female form to express the essence of a woman, figuratively, conceptually and metaphorically.

Tea served with savory treats starting at 2:00pm
Artists’ Talk begins at 2:45pm
Cost: $20 per person

Participating artist: Sondra Arkin, Maya Freelon Asante, David Carlson, Oletha Devane, Phylicia Ghee, Michael Gross, Nora Howell, Ada Pinkston, Edwin Remsburg, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Rachael Rotenberg, Amy Sherald, Mary Walker, and Sigrid Vollerthun. Along with Sondheim Semi-finalists: A. Moon and Adejoke Tugbiyele.

Top Image: Grounding Ceremony
Artist: Phylicia Ghee
Medium: Video
Length: 27 minutes

Woman as Color, Light and Form curated by Myrtis Bedolla and co-curator Jessica Stafford-Davis

Galerie Myrtis Contemporary Fine Art
2224 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218



Baltimore Photography Expo at Pinebox Art Center

August 10th – 12pm-4pm
August 11th – 11am-3pm

Washington School of Photography is pleased to offer a free photography expo at Baltimore’s Pinebox Art Center, featuring prominent manufacturers in the photography industry.

Bring your camera and join us to build your portfolio, while testing new equipment from companies such as Dynalite, Rimelite, Multiblitz, TetherTools, Lensbaby and more! Four live models will be available at different sets, as well as Lensbaby lenses for you to experiment with. There will be many new accessories to see for your camera, too.

Seasoned WSP instructor and professional photographer Leo Heppner, and representatives from Dynalite/Rimelite as well as Multiblitz USA lighting companies, will be present throughout the event to assist you in education and guidance.

Pinebox Art Center is located in the beauitiful and newly renovated King Cork & Seal Building, 101 N. Haven Street, Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21224, Highlandtown.

For more information, please call 301-654-1998 and ask for Kristen or go online to:

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