Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Performances, and Events October 16 – 20

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This Wednesday is a busy day. You have an opportunity to attend a free GBCA Information session on health care for artists. You can also head out to Stevenson University for Terrence Hannum’s ‘On the Table’ or go to Maryland Art Place for 30, featuring three creative professionals under the age of 30. Starting on Thursday and continuing throughout the weekend, a new play produced by the Baltimore Annex Theater will feature an original translation of ‘The Bacchae’ by Euripides and new music by Matmos, Gerrit Welmers (Future Islands, Moss of Aura), and Dan Deacon. In case you didn’t catch that, that’s an Ancient Athenian playwright and a Baltimore-based electronic musician. Together. This sounds promising.

This weekend, you can allow the School 33 25th annual Open Studio Tour take over your entire weekend, especially if you are a participating artist. This year’s event features a Friday night kickoff in the Highlandtown A&E District and full days on Saturday and Sunday – from 10 am to 6 pm – to visit a number of artists’ studios all over the city. School 33 is providing online interactive maps to help plan your itinerary.

On Friday night, you can attend ‘Octoberworks’ at Gallery 1448, check out ‘Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated’ at Case[werks], or go to The John Fonda Gallery at Baltimore Theatre Project for a closing reception of works by painter Edward Max Fendley. On Saturday night, ‘Minku, Are You Here?’ opens at Springsteen and on Sunday night, sophiajacob presents artist talks by Lindsay Raspi and Tim Paggi at Floristree. More information lies below.


Health Care for the Creative Class
Do you or someone you know need health insurance? Are you baffled as to how the new healthcare coverage laws will affect you?

As an artist or member of the creative community, you most likely answered YES!

Join The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance on Wednesday, October 16th for a FREE public forum to learn about coverage options through Maryland Health Connection, the state’s new health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act. Representatives from Healthcare Access Maryland will be on hand to answer questions and provide step-by-step instructions.

Find out: What the Maryland Health Connection is How it benefits you How to shop, compare and enroll in health coverage

This event will take place at Baltimore Theatre Project, located at 45 W. Preston Street, in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore.

The session is free, but requires a RSVP here.



ON THE TABLE: Terence Hannum
Wednesday, October 16, 4-7 pm

Stevenson University Library, Greenspring Campus
1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD, 21153-0641

Please join artist Terence Hannum, member of the Viewing Program of the artist registry of The Drawing Center, New York, in a presentation of his drawings. For this informal and intimate look at artworks, Terence Hannum will be available to discuss and answer questions about his drawings.

This event is organized as part of On the Table, The Drawing Center’s program to bring drawing to public spaces around the world. The On the Table program was founded by artist Renato Orara at The Drawing Center. Terence Hannum is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Art Department at Stevenson University.



30: Thirty Great Minds Under 30 at Maryland Art Place

Wednesday, October 16 at 6 pm

Featuring: Judy Kurjan, Nancy Daly, and Deana Haggag

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.


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Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Continues Saturday, Oct 19 and Sun, Oct 20 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Gallery 1448
Artist’s Housing Inc.
1448 East Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21231

October is the month for transformations to take place: the green of summer is burnished into the warm golden and red hues of fall, the neighborhood children turn into vampires, goblins and witches. Gallery 1448 celebrates transformation with the exhibit Octoberworks, featuring the artwork of Dan Brown, Ruth Channing, Greg Fletcher, John Hardwicke, Leslie Schwing and Catherine Yard.

Leslie Schwing paints quiet graveyards (most specifically being Greenmount Cemetery) in riotous colors that dance with the spirits she awakens. Greg Fletcher adds a mysterious edge to classical figure painting. He also continues to add to his series of Baltimore cityscapes by documenting the demolition of a neighborhood church. Dan Brown’s cheeky pin-ups are revamped into icons with gold leaf, and his unexpected miniature needlepoints literally portray crafty women. Ruth Channing conjures up a thin line reminiscent of her etching to define her new large drawings on paper. Catherine Yard uses leather to construct masks that will aid your metamorphosis into the colorful animal that you know you are. John Hardwicke employs digital technology to create his charming images.These scenes constitute a labor of love as he illustrates a continuing story for his daughter involving a rabbit and some flamingos.

Join us for the Opening Reception Party on Friday, October 18 from 6-9 pm. The Octoberworks Exhibition will be part of School 33’s Open Studio Tours on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 – 6:00 pm along with nine artist’s studios at Artist’s Housing Inc.

Ben Hoke 1436 East Baltimore Street
Ashley Milburn 1440 2B
Greg Fletcher 1440 2C
Lauren Case 1440 3A
Christina McCleary 1440 3B
Camille Brown 1440 3C
Joe Germershausen 1450 3A
Jeanne Kemp 14503A
Ron Russell 1442 Ground Floor
Laura Vernon Russell 1442 Ground floor
Leslie Schwing 1452 Ground Floor Corner



Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated at The Gallery@ Case[werks] Friday, October 18

The Gallery@ Case[werks] October Exhibition, Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated, features twelve artists and designers product lines. The exhibition opens on October 16 and closes on December 21, 2013.

Please join us for the opening reception, free and open to the public, at Case[werks] on Friday October 18 from 5:00-8:00P.M.

Ceramics, furniture, glass, prints, textiles, and design samples will be displayed in tableaux. Designers featured in the exhibit include Inna Alesina, William John Gardner, Majer Metalworks, Emmanuel Nicolaidis, Andrea Pippins, Sarah Templin/Radica Textiles, and Whitney Sherman. Sculptural works by David Hess, Brian Kain, Lyle Kissak, Erwin Timmers, and John Wise will also be featured.

The Society for History and Graphics November lecture will take place at the Gallery on November 15 from 5:00-8:00P.M. Beginning at 7:00P.M. Case[werks] curator-in-residence Lori Rubeling will lead a discussion with the artist and designers featured in Product Lines: Art & Function Delineated.



Two Suns Over Thebes

The Baltimore Annex Theater is happy to announce the forthcoming production of Two Suns over Thebes, an original translation of The Bacchae by Euripides. Written for the Annex by Alex Hacker and co­directed with Mason Ross, Two Suns over Thebes features original choreography by Caroline Marcantoni and new music by Matmos, Gerrit Welmers (Future Islands, Moss of Aura), and Dan Deacon.
This production focuses on the timelessness of revelry and divine mystery. Dionysus is many things; he is the god of wine, ecstasy, ritual madness, chaotic creativity, and theatre. When these forces of human nature are denied in Thebes by militant male oppressors, the women of the city take to the hills under the spell of Dionysus, the most entertaining, enticing, and cruel god that has ever set foot on the stage.
Death to Dionysus. He is the stage. Long live the stage…

By drawing upon the wealth of creative talent Baltimore has to offer, the Annex Theater strives to recreate that ancient power and mystery, that tragic timelessness and comic criticism, through this epic production of music and spectacle. Prepare to be ecstatically transported and transformed with enthusiasm, all in the name of Dionysus.

Two Suns Over Thebes opens October 17 and runs through November 10 at the Station North Chicken Box, 1 W. North Ave. More information, including tickets, is available at



Gnaw Dude: Edward Max Fendley at The Jon Fonda Gallery, Baltimore Theatre Project
Closing Reception: Friday, October 18, 2013, 6-8
September 22- October 21.

45 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD



Springsteen presents Minku, Are You Here?

A group exhibition curated by Max Guy, featuring the work of Ben Horns, Sofia Leiby, and Bunny Rogers.

The opening reception is Saturday, October 19 from 7 – 10 pm.

We will have extended hours Saturday 10/19 and Sunday 10/20 from 10am – 6pm in conjunction with School 33’s Open Studio Tours.

Minku, Are You Here? will be on view through November 16. Springsteen’s regular open hours are Saturdays from 12 – 4pm.

Springsteen Gallery
1511 Guilford Ave, Unit B303
Baltimore, MD 21202



School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for over 25 years has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists.

On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013, between the hours of 10am and 6pm, meet the artist, see their work and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. Use our interactive mapping tool to plan your itinerary. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!

Kick-Off: Kick off Open Studio Tour with a party on Friday, October 18, starting at 6pm at Conkling Plaza in the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District! Galleries, restaurants & bars will feature local artists, live performances, and complementary bites with an international flavor. Click here for more information.



sophiajacob lecture series presents
Lindsay Raspi and Tim Paggi
Sunday, October 20. 8-10pm

Lindsay Raspi was born in Baltimore, where she currently lives. Her autobiographical writing addresses perceived environments and their relationship with anxieties of the body. Publications include the first issue of sophiajacob’s newspaper, miaaiden, Issue #2 of Proliferatepoetry zine, a single film review for the Maryland Film Festival blog, and Carbon Cycles, with images by Brent Holland Baker.

Tim Paggi is a poet and performer. In 2009, he was a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for his collaborative work with the Baltimore Annex Theater. Since 2009, Paggi has worked as a haunted ghost tour guide in Fell’s Point with Baltimore Tours Inc. His chapbook, Work Ethic, is forthcoming from InkPress in January, 2014.

The sophiajacob lecture series invites select members of the artistic community to present on a topic of their choice.

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