Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings and Events December 11-15

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This weekend, enjoy the snow and shop shop shop Baltimore-made stuff! MAP’s Under 500 Art Sale ($40 on Friday but free to visit on Saturday), MICA’s Art Market and Current’s Art Market are all at the top of my list.

In addition, there’s storytelling at Creative Alliance with Robert Houston and an exhibit by Kate McKinnon and Donald Edwards in the Main Gallery. There are two new exhibits opening at the Copycat this weekend sponsored by Process Collective, Yes and No But at Penthouse Gallery and Warm Space at Tank/Bodega. Lauren Boilini opens a new exhibit at VisArts in Rockville, MD.

Collette Veasey-Cullors’ new exhibit opens at MICA on Friday and there’s a Kasia Houlihan & Xiaoguang Mao opening at Lease Agreement on Saturday. If you want to enjoy the weather,  join the Mt. Royal Monumental walking tour. And, for the whole family, sign up for Electronics and Sewing workshops with Futuremakers. And much, much more …


An Evening with the Storyteller: Robert Houston
Thursday, December 12 at 8:30 pm @Creative Alliance

The former LIFE and Black Star photographer will tell stories from the many years he was a photo journalist and beyond. His show is on exhibit in the Amelie Rothschild Gallery at The Creative Alliance through Dec. 16, 2013. Learn more at


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Colette Veasey-Cullors: Life Interpreted
Friday, Nov. 22–Monday, Jan. 20
MICA‘s Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, Dec. 13, 5–7 p.m.

Life interpreted represents Colette Veasey-Cullors’ ’96 (photography) visual journey in attempting to understand and reach a personal sense of achievement and fulfillment while balancing the many hats she wears in life, including mother, artist, wife and educator.



Process Collective Presents:

Yes and No But  @PENTHOUSE Gallery

Opening Receptions: Friday December 13, 2013 7-9 pm
Copycat Building, Apt A100 1511 Guilford Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202

Yes and No But:
Nick Creson
Daniel Guiness
Helen Jackson-Adams
Kaita Niwa
Josh Nukem
Sonja Solvang
Mark Wehberg

Curated By: Max Anderson & Maxime La

Colin Alexander & Kathe Kaczmarzyk

The exhibit includes a selection of paintings and sculptures that deal with the process of finding comfort in different aspects of “the world” and of observing those human tendencies that seek it out. Comfort becomes a feeling that can be found in a small object or memory that warms you from the core outwards or that can embed itself in exterior spaces/objects that warm Kathe Kaczmarzyk Untitled 2013 from the exterior inward. In these bodies of work, this notion explores human interaction with architecture, imagery, consumption, and personal relationships. The play that exists between interior and exterior heightens the awareness of the warm space between.

Process Collective is made up of a fluid roster of people who aim to support each other in the projects they want to pursue. In collaboration with Penthouse Gallery, the collective facilitates two group shows a year, in addition to other events and projects with communities and institutions in Baltimore.



MICA Art Market 2013
Wednesday at 11:00am until December 14 at 6:00pm

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents its seventh annual MICA Art Market Wednesday, Dec. 11–Friday, Dec. 13 11:00am–7:00pm and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10:00am–6:00pm in Brown Center’s Leidy Atrium (First Floor), Falvey Hall lobby (Lower Level) and Rosenberg Gallery (Second Floor), 1301 W Mount Royal Ave. This festive, four-day sale features illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, t-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, book arts, toys, wrapping paper and more designed and created by more than 275 MICA students, faculty, alumni and staff.



Lauren Boilini: Bad Habits at VisArts Rockville
Friday, December 13, 2013 from 7-9

Fascinated by the convergence of masses and the idea of excess, Lauren Boilini unleashes her large-scale, mural-sized paintings across the walls of the Gibbs Street Gallery.



Kate MacKinnon / Donald Edwards: Neither Here Nor There
Opening Reception :: Friday December 13 / 5:30 – 7:30p

3134 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224

The Creative Alliance at The Patterson is pleased to present the two-person exhibition, Kate MacKinnon & Donald Edwards: Neither Here, Nor There, on view December 13, 2013 – January 18, 2014. The reception for the artists will be held on Friday, December 13th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The exhibition is free and the public is warmly invited to attend. Also please mark your 2014 calendars for a Gallery Talk with the artists on Saturday January 11 @ 1pm.

Kate MacKinnon and Donald Edwards are represented by Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson is located at 3134 Eastern Avenue.

Gallery Hours there are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm.



Monumental Mt. Royal North Walking Tour
Friday, December 13, 2013 from 12 – 2 pm
The Gateway, 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21217

Join us for an alternative guided walking tour exploring the social, economic and cultural issues represented by the architecture, history and people that collectively create the intersection of North and Mount Royal Aves. Free maps provided, bean pies and refreshments to follow! More info here:



UNDER $500 at Maryland Art Place is Friday, December 13
Purchase your Pre-sale ticket for only $40 at!

Join us at 7PM for the launch of MAP’s first affordable art sale featuring over 70 works by 45 Baltimore-area artists! Remember it’s first-come, first-served – get here early to purchase your favorite pieces before they’re snatched up!

The event will include an open wine and beer bar, a cider station, and light tastings with a holiday twist. While mingling with artists, collectors and other art enthusiasts, expect performances by Gilman School’s Traveling Men and take part in the festive spirit of the season.

FREE EVENT: Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 11:00 AM: MAP will then open the doors to the gallery Saturday, December 14 from 11AM – 4 PM for remaining artwork sales from the Under $500 benefit. This will be free and open to the public.


futuremakers - family circuits - lanterns and sketchbooks

“Family Circuits – an Electronics and Sewing Day for Parents and Children” December 15

BMe, FutureMakers, Maryland’s mobile makerspace for kids, presents Family Circuits – Electronics and Sewing Day for Parents and Children—a day of textile and electronic maker and technology workshops for grade school aged children and their parents at Baltimore City Robotics Center, located at 1001 West Pratt Street 2nd floor in Baltimore, MD on December 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Family Circuits – Electronics and Sewing Day for Parents and Children

BMe – Black Male Engagement – has partnered with the Baltimore City Robotics Center and FutureMakers to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) workshops to Southewst Baltimore!  Families can explore hands-on how technology and holiday craft traditions combine!  Family Circuits is a unique hands-on holiday craft event where parents and their children create original, futuristic textile and electronic craft projects for learning, sharing, and gifting. FutureMakers provides the tools, materials, and expert coaches – participants provide curiosity and cheer! Workshops include:

Fairy Godmotors
Build your own motorized drawing robot to help you design festive papers for gift-wrapping!
KIDmade Mini Sketchooks
Use a real sewing machine to bind, embellish, and illustrate a sketch journal.
Snowflake Circuits
Create your own illuminated snowflake from specialty fabrics and papers, color cycling LEDs and handmade electronic circuits.
LED Paper Lanterns
Make beautiful LED-powered lanterns with intricate machine-pierced patterns and a handmade switch! Learn how to control a real sewing machine!

“BMe’s mission is building caring, prosperous communities, and we’re happy to help bring unique, enriching opportunities such as Family Circuits to Baltimore City families during the holiday season.” – Rodney Foxworth, Community Manager, BMe

For detailed information on event, specific workshops and to enroll visit:

Balitmore City Robotics Center
December 15, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Price: $5.00 entrance fee.
Workshops: $34 for a parent and child when you pre-register online, $40 the day of the event.
A small materials fee applies to each additional child.
Age Level: Grade School through Adult

About Futuremakers: Futuremakers is a team of highly skilled and experienced team of maker coaches who build confidence, open minds and anticipate awesomeness in K – 8 kids. They bring traditional and high-tech maker workshops to DC, MD and northern Virginia.  Learn more by visiting
Contact: If you have any questions or want further information please contact:
Matt Barinholtz at
(202) 683-8609.


Special Soft Sudden: Kasia Houlihan & Xiaoguang Mao
@ Lease Agreement

Reception: December 14, 6pm – 9pm
December 14 – 22, 2013
Hours: Wednesdays, noon – 4:00pm and by appointment

Special Soft Sudden features recent works by Kasia Houlihan and Xiaoguang Mao. Using light, careful
touch, the works in this two-person exhibition address internal spaces and personal relationships, by
embracing sincerity and whimsy, without being overly saccharine or cliché.

In his often sparsely composed series of contour line ink drawings, Is As (2008-2013), Mao depicts
landscape scenes, portraits of friends and students, and abstracted genitalia. His works are culled
from lived experiences that he translates into gestural form in order to give voice to that which is
fleeting and magical.

Lease Agreement
3718 Ellerslie Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218



Current Space Art Market
Saturday December 14 & Sunday December 15
11am – 6pm

Support local artists. Meet the artist. All sales & proceeds go to the artist.

Artists involved: John Bohl, Elena Johnston, Hermonie Only, Beth Hoeckel, Lou Joseph, Gary Kachadourian, Justin Lucas, Ryan Syrell, Jennifer Coster, Eamon Espey, Julianne Hamilton, Ginevra Shay, James Bouche, Kyle Tata, Christina Barrera, Ricardo Contreras, Andrew Liang

Gallery address: 421 N. Howard Street


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