Bmoreart’s Picks: Contemporary Art Openings and Events for October 30 – November 3

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This Thursday you can choose to be a dead celebrity at Metro Gallery’s annual Halloween Ball or sample local contemporary artworks which resist definition but somehow connote “Bloodshed” (that’s convenient for Halloween isn’t it?). On Friday morning, get over your hangover at Goth Brunch at Gallery CA, hosted at the same time the historical All Saints Day Brunch – but no walk-of-shamers allowed! You must wear nude clothing or all black – your mimosa toasts will be on video and part of a piece of art!

Friday night brings several options: you can continue your Halloween celebration with “Cirque Victoriana” at Creative Alliance, or you can check out “Wild Life Refuge” at Current after the Mt. Royal Fall Show of current grad students at MICA. You can also catch the ‘Sweaty Eyeball’ Animation Fest at MICA. Or, you can head to VisArts in Rockville for Dawn Gavin’s Solo Exhibit, “What Remains,” which I predict to be amazing. On Saturday, head south to the Arlington Art Center for the opening of Fall Solos, featuring several artists including Baltimore’s Matthew Fishel and Washington’s Kristina Bilonick of Pleasant Plains Workshop. Or, take the scholarly approach at Johns Hopkins for Whamcity’s “Research” presentations by Dan Deacon, Dina Kelberman and Ben O’Brien on the art and media that inspires them. As always, details and links are below.



5th Annual Dead Celebrity Ball at Metro Gallery Thursday, October 30 from 9 pm – 1 am

Gutter Magazine & Metro Gallery are pleased to bring you our 5th Annual Dead Celebrity Ball!!

Featuring Rob Fearless (Save Your Soul) & Heartbreak Beat (Two – 4 – Tues) spinning a ghostly mix of highly danceable New Wave, Indie, Rock & Soul!

Doors 9pm
21 & Up
No Cover

Costume contest & prizes!!!



Bloodshed at The Crown



“This is an exhibition of a group of artists who, at times, run parallel courses in their work and at other times are defined as innovative or resistant to a collective critical framework. Bloodshed intends to both blur and focus cultural stimuli that foster individual and communal artmaking practices by having the work exist in response to strict preconditions of the space it inhabits. We suddenly find ourselves less at the mercy of intuition and taste.”

“Anything is compromised at least slightly by the space that contains the anything, so with spatial inhibitors exaggerated and perhaps exploited, we are desensitized to the space and will be provided with a clearer channel for understanding essential apsects of ourselves so as to get us one step closer to quantifying the greater collective mind and body.”


“Caitlin Cunningham”
“Chris Owen”
“Alex Ebstein”
“John Bohl”
“Seth Adelsberger”
“Emily Claire Dierkes”
“Edward Fendley”
“D’Metrius Rice”

There will be an afterparty with sounds/djing for this starting at 9, same place!

1910 N. Charles Street



Wild Life Refuge at Current Preview Friday October 30, from 3-9 pm

a drawing show featuring work by J.T. Dockery, Scott Harrison, Clara Bessijelle Johansson, Matt Kish, Koak, Gabriel Ries, Julien Sirven, and Walter Sutin

at Current Space from 10/30/13– 12/1/13

Opening Reception on Friday November 8, 2013 7-10PM
Curated by Eamon Espey and Current Space

Statement: “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” – Sir Francis Bacon

Drawing is a solitary pursuit. Beasts and gods come and go and the artist’s job is to mark their passage. It is important to keep the marks in a safe place. Wild Life Refuge is a celebration of artists that create their own personalized worlds in their own visual language, separate from homogenized culture and in defiance of artificial economics.

Curated by Eamon Espey and Current Space
A Free Fall Baltimore Event



2013 Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational
Friday, November 1st
7:30 PM
Falvey Hall Auditorium – MICA Brown Center
$5 ticket price
FREE for students (with valid student ID), University faculty/staff, and Friends of the Maryland Film Festival

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational is a screening of independent, international short animated films ranging from narrative to experimental to music video and documentary. 2013 is the 2nd year for the screening in Baltimore, Maryland curated by Phil Davis and Max Porter. The 2013 edition of Sweaty Eyeballs is a collaboration with our sponsors the Maryland Film Festival, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Towson University . Come on out for a weird night of eccentric animation and get a chance to vote for the audience choice award. Check out the lineup of animators for 2013.



GOTH BRUNCH at Gallery CA on Friday, Nov 1 at 12:30 pm

GOTH BRUNCH is a site-specific series of events and in-progress, changing installation elements; re-conceiving Gallery CA as a hybrid studio, performance venue, and site for the production of documentation. Informed by (but not necessarily about) the logic of social media, GOTH BRUNCH is a semi-autobiographical exploration of constructed identity as represented through design objects, curation, and performance. A series of events- beginning with an All Saints Day Brunch (an Unholy Day of Obligation & Halloween Hangovers) and culminating with a closing reception- will see the space activated, transformed, and photographed through the lens of post-adolescent TEEN ANGST.

Visitors/participants are asked to wear only BLACK or NUDE clothing in the gallery (the space is under video surveillance that will survive as a reliquary for the event)

Join me in leaving black lipstick marks on our mimosa glasses as we toast for the camera.



Mt. Royal Fall Show

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 5 pm until 7 pm

Come check some new work from the whole of the Mt. Royal graduate program! We will be featuring the art of all 27 of the artists and the end of the show will feature a performance by Raymond Weilacher so make sure and stick around.



Dawn Gavin: What Remains, A Solo Show at VisArts

Wednesday, October 30 to Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1 – 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Gibbs Street Gallery

Working in a variety of media from paper works, to installation to digital video, Dawn Gavin constructs uncertain terrains and cartographic landscapes that investigate the slippery boundaries between being lost and found.



Cirque Victoriana Friday, October 31 at Creative Alliance

An all out party celebrating the extravagant Victorian Era Circus! Join this lush theme party, including street performers, local artists, fashion, and music by west philadelphia orchestra.

ATTIRE: Whether you go for a bustier and garter, tweeds or velvet, dress like you live in a society that just invented technology and had money to spend on the circus!

OPEN STUDIOS: Meet our Artists! Studios will be open upstairs for you to view from 8-9:30PM

Charm City Roller Girls
Baltimore Circus Performers outside
Baltimore Hoop Love
RAW Baltimore Artists
Kellie Creations

Advance $12, $7 members / Walk-in $15, $10 members

Become a member of the Creative Alliance at CIRQUE and get your ticket for FREE!



Whamcity presents “Research” at Johns Hopkins, Sat, Nov. 2, 6­-8pm

Whamcity artists Dan Deacon, Dina Kelberman and Ben O’Brien present the art and media that inspires them.

Location: Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Mattin Arts Center SDS Room located at the terminus of 33rd St and the corner of Charles St.

These three veterans of the Baltimore art world discuss the eclectic stew of art, video, writing and media that influence and energize their own artistic process. Have you ever wondered where the artists you admire derive the most inspiration? Take an insightful, surprising, and wonder­filled journey into these artists’ “Research.” Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center.

This event is hosted by the Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center and is free.



Kristina Bilonick: Fall Solos at Arlington Art Center

Opening Reception: Sat Nov. 2 6-9pm
Exhbition Dates: Oct 30 – Dec 22, 2013

‘Folklore’ is an exploration of a personal history using information culled from a variety of sources including family stories, memories, newspapers, and the internet. The works utilize clips culled from a mixture of these resources – resulting pieces that blur the line between truth and fantasy. The work also plays with the artist’s cultural duality by comparing her childhood upbringing with the US presence in Panama, her father’s homeland.

The exhibition is presented as part of the ‘Fall Solos’ series at Arlington Arts Center. For more information on all of the exhibitions visit:



RELAUNCH: New Animation Installation by Matthew Fishel
Tiffany Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, November 2nd from 6p – 9pm
Part of Fall Solos at The Arlington Art Center

Fishel has converted AAC’s Tiffany Gallery to a triple-screened movie theater and re-imagined the gallery’s historic stained glass as moving images. RELAUNCH refers directly to Hollywood’s decade long cycle of perpetually devolving remakes. Broadly, this project intends to provoke consideration of losses, gains, and compromises intrinsic to resurrection and preservation.

RELAUNCH is open to the public from November 1st to December 22nd, 2013. Please visit for visiting hours and directions. Fall Solos 2013 also includes solo exhibitions by artists Kristina Bilonick, Amy Chan, Ping Shen, Paul Thulin, Jennie Thwing, and Stephanie Williams.

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