Bmoreart’s Picks: Best Baltimore Events and Openings November 20-24

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This Wednesday you’ll have to choose: go to MAP for another installment of their award-winning 30 Under 30 Speakers series, attend the Death by Vanity fashion show sponsored by WearitoutBaltimore, or go to a Wham City Lecture series on Cake and Cosmology, featuring Becca Chambers and Connor M. Kizer.

On Thursday, explore stories of Guilt! at The Second Stoop Storytelling Series at The Windup Space, Mingle with Shine Collective and other creative businesses at Clipper Mill’s Holiday event, or head to Lease Agreement for a Poetry Reading.

On Friday night, don’t miss Seth Adelsberger’s solo exhibition, Surface Treatment at Springsteen Gallery. And on Saturday evening, check out new works by Jordan Bernier and John Bohl at 502 W. Franklin.

If you are looking for holiday shopping, Galerie Myrtis will host their annual Body & Soul Holiday Sale on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, featuring jewelry, hats, books, catalogues, and other types of artwork by Joyce J. Scott, Trena Brown, Espi Frazier, Joan Gaither, and others. Details and links are below…


30 Creative Minds Under 30
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 6:00 PM
Maryland Art Place

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. MAP’s upcoming THIRTY event will feature the following speakers:

Nick Clifford Simko is a visual artist interested in visual culture of the past and its relevance to contemporary life. He uses photography as a medium because of its capacity to relate to themes of transience, memory, and collecting. He completed his BFA in 2012 in Art History, Theory, and Criticism with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Elle Perez is originally from the Bronx, New York. She completed her Bachelor’s of Art in Photography in May 2011 from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, Maryland. When she is not making art she likes traveling, looking at art, thinking about art, talking about art, meeting new people, taking road trips, camping, and taking bike rides to the beach.

Joshua Wade Smith finished his MFA in 2010 from Maryland Institute College of Art (Mt Royal). In 2006 he earned his BFA from Texas State University-San Marcos. He creates installations and performances prominently incorporating his own body, but is more concerned with his body’s use as an workable tool within a stylized system of production.




Anticipate a night of Performance Art as we all embody the essence of #Vanity together.
Step into a world of Self Indulgence & Narcissism and feel ohh sooo good about it!

Expect a lavish time at the “Selfie Station” (a lush editorial photo shoot set – complimentary photo shoot with David Hartcorn Photography ), at the “Indulgent Center” or the live Avant Garde hair demonstration by Ismail Tekin; owner and stylist at George at the Four Seasons.

The fashion show itself is going to be exquisite thanks to Pam Haner and her influential designs.
Complimentary spirits sponsored by VOGA Italia Wines



Wham City Lecture Series: Cake & Cosmology: Becca Chambers and Connor M. Kizer

Yellow Sign Theater (formerly the Zodiac) $3 for this Award Winning Series

Lemme tell you ’bout this lecture! Theres gonna be cake! Becca Chambers is a Proffestional Cake Misstress, and she gonna tell us about cake while we eat a cake. And because the guy that I originally booked cant do it, I am going to talk about Cosmology. And you can eat the rest of the cake. More info here.



Guilty! The Second Stoop at The Windup Space
Thursday, Nov 21 at 7:30
An all-audience storytelling event on the theme Guilty!
Come on, you know you’re guilty.
Or, at least, you FEEL guilty.

Come tell your tale and listen to others’!

7:30, Door
8 pm., Put your name in the hat to tell a three-minute story.
$10 cover at door

**Stay after for Black Lodge Karaoke!!!



Poetry Reading at Lease Agreement
Thursday, November 21, from 5:00pm until 6:30pm.
The reading will feature local poets who will be reading works focused on the city of Baltimore.
Light refreshments will be served.
More information about Lease Agreement can be found at our blog,

If you would wish to participate by reading your Baltimore inspired poems please contact the gallery at by Wednesday, November 20.



Mingle at the Mill: Annual Open Studio Event at Clipper Mill

Thursday, Nov 21 from 5-9

Hang with us + John Davis Photography at the Shine Creative Studio for cocktails + snacks.

PLUS! Mingle through The Mill + see what we’re all up to over here…Live music at the Gutierrez Fire Pit + treats at Woodberry Kitchen… AND! glassblowing, metal + woodworking, jewelry, sculpture, art , shopping + a bunch of really cool peeps doing really creative stuff.



Surface Treatment: Seth Adelsberger at Springsteen Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, November 22 7-10 pm

“Now we are at a second watershed. This time the loss of innocence is intellectual rather than mechanical. But again there are people who are trying to pretend that it has not taken place. Enormous resistance to the idea of systematic processes of design is coming from people who recognize correctly the importance of intuition, but then make a fetish of it which excludes the possibility of asking reasonable questions.” – Notes on the Synthesis of Form

Springsteen is pleased to present Surface Treatment, a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Seth Adelsberger. Please join us for the opening reception Friday, November 22, from 7 – 10 pm.

1511 Guilford Ave, Unit B303, Baltimore, MD



John & Jordan: Book release + exhibition of new work
Saturday November 23rd, Opening 7-10 pm

Jordan Bernier & John Bohl
@ 502 W. Franklin st.


Annual Body & Soul Holiday Sale
At Galerie Myrtis Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24

Artwork by Joyce J. Scott, Trena Brown, Espi Frazier, Jose Mapily, Joan Gaither, Chris Kojzar, Leslie King-Hammond & Oletha DeVane

Artwork includes: Jewelry, Hats, Books, Catalogues, Postcards, Pillows, Clocks, Fiber and Christmas Artwork
November 23 & 24, 2013 from 12p.m.-5p.m.

Galerie Myrtis
2224 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218

Cash and checks only
Ample parking street parking Come, have a drink, nibble and enjoy the spirit of the season.


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