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Bmoreart’s Picks: Art Openings and Events February 18-23

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Who doesn’t love Nick Cave?? I hope you have reserved your tickets for The Contemporary’s Co-Host Speaker Series on Tuesday evening. This event is not to be missed! Then, fast forward to Friday evening with a solo exhibit of ceramics by David S. East at Schulman Project and dinner and a movie at Cinema Series 405, featuring Badlands with host Linda DeLibero. Then, dance like it’s 2005 with Glitter Thighs till the wee hours. On Saturday night, go to the Creative Alliance for the annual Resident Artist Open Studios and a reception for a group show called Bing-Bang or to to SophiaJacob for the opening of Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez. Baltimore 1 at Gallery CA is ongoing and open on Saturdays.

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Contemporary Speaker Series: CoHosts featuring Nick Cave

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6pm Reception / 7pm Lecture
Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral Street , Baltimore, MD 21201
free with registration, doors close at 6:45 pm

The Contemporary and Pinebox Art Center present Nick Cave for the 2014 Speaker Series, CoHosts. The event will be held at the Baltimore School for the Arts at 712 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD. A reception will be held before the lecture at 6pm. Seats are limited please register at (http://www.contemporary.org/2014-02-18-nickcave.html)

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Just at Bare Reserve: An Exhibition By David S. East at Schulman Project
February 21 – March 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6 pm – 9 pm

Schulman Project is proud to present Just at Bare Reserve, a solo exhibition by David S. East. Consisting of a series of ceramic objects that combine familiar suburban ornament with abstract architectural gestures and VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile) wall arrangements, East continues his exploration of material relationships in architecture, design and the domestic. With a strong focus on material and the cultural associations that come with them, the work presents a series of abstractions that complicate our expectations or as East says, “studies that attempt to connect abstractly our desire to establish order.”

Currently serving as Chair of Ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art, David S. East has taught and been a visiting artist at numerous locations including University of Missouri-Columbia as an Assistant Professor (2001-2007), Alfred University, Kansas City Art Institute, Massachusetts College of Art and Tainan National College of Art, Tainan, Taiwan. He has been exhibited nationally and internationally in juried and curated exhibitions, including the GIC Biennale 2011, Icheon, Korea and recent solo exhibition at the Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, NY, NY. He has received numerous awards including several Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, those from the Lighton Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. He was in residence at the European Ceramic Work Centre in 2007 and was the Visiting Artist in Residence at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in the fall of 2010. David received his B.F.A in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (1997) and his M.F.A from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2000).

840 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211 (on The Avenue, Hampden)

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Cinema Series 405: Badlands with Linda DeLibero on Friday, February 21 at 6:30 pm

Linda DeLibero, director of JHU’s Film & Media Studies and WYPR Film Commentator, will join us on February 21st with Badlands(1973).

Terrence Malick’s debut film stars Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as teenagers on the run and is loosely based on real-life teen fugitives Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate.

Selected for preservation by the Library of Congress, Badlands “…is a film so rich in ideas it hardly knows where to turn. Transcendent themes of love and death are fused with a pop-culture sensibility and played out against a midwestern background, which is breathtaking both in its sweep and in its banality.” ( Dave Kehr, The Chicago Reader)

$15 : Reservations with payment required.
Please direct any inquiries to kimkfarm@gmail.com.

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Glitter Thighs Presents 2SOON? Friday, February 21 from 9 pm – 2 am

Remember the 2000s? Your rent was like $100 for a giant warehouse. Baltimore was drinking Sparks at the Talking Head and New York was making mistakes in the basement at MisShapes. The Bush administration was in the White House, but Daft Punk was playing in my house, in my house.

Are you nostalgic for nostalgia for cowboyboots and neon? [that was an awkward couple of years of trend-overlap]

Polaroids were still a thing, but an “insta-gram” was a fast drug deal.

Flat iron your bangs, throw on a skinny headband, bust out your favorite 00s outfit and remember the days before Baltimore had a Starbucks.

Come dance to 00s jams: indie, britpop, electroclash, and pretty much the entirety of “Confessions on a Dance Floor” and the Party Monster soundtrack.
Prizes for best 00s costume!
Party Photos!
Come to Carlos O’Charlies on Eastern Ave for our next edition of GLITTER THIGHSSS!!

DJS: ELLEN DEGENERATE [DAZZLESTORM!] MARCELO CUNNING [NYC Nacoteque, Rico Suave] DJ NATTY BOOM

GLITTER THIGHS (Victor Torres, Sarah Tooley, Rebecca Nagle, Michael Farley, Toya Peoples, Abdu Ali)
is a monthly queer dance party in Baltimore to promote the authentic mixing and mingling of fabulous Queers and their Allies.

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Ghost Station Feb 22nd at 6:00pm at the MICA Gateway Building, located at 1601 Mt. Royal Ave. The exhibition will feature sound installation by Abinadi Meza.

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Creative Alliance Resident Artists Open Studios & Bing-Bang Reception

Saturday, February 22 at Creative Alliance

An annual highlight for everyone, the Creative Alliance Resident Artists open their studios once per year for this annual blockbuster event. Make direct connections with pillars of our artistic community, be the first to find a special work of art for your developing collection, and FREE musical performance w/ Horse Lords!

5:30-7pm Amalie Rothschild Gallery | Bang-Bang reception

This collaborative exhibition by all nine of the Creative Alliance Artists-in-Residents, half of whom are in their final year of residency, explores their diverse bodies of work. Bang-Bang encourages viewers to go above and beyond the first floor of the Creative Alliance, revel in the creative spirit of our artists, and strengthen our community’s artistic dialog by being an active participant.

NEW WORK BY: Jeffrey Gangwisch, Sam Allerton Green, Toym Imao, Francisco Loza, Christopher Kojzar, Kate MacKinnon, Michael Owen, Katie Pumphrey, and Alessandra Torres.

7-9pm Studios Open
9pm Performances by Horse Lords begin in the main gallery and move into the theater.

In the Main Gallery: Fight or Flight showcases all new artwork by Alessandra Torres and Katie Pumphrey, created over the course of their respective three-year residencies at the Creative Alliance. The exhibition explores themes of confrontation, reflex, competition, territory, instinct, interaction, and personal space.

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GALLERY CA is pleased to announce Baltimore 1, an exhibition of personal objects on loan from City Arts residents. Upstairs are artists in affordable housing–people eating or playing guitar, texting, netflixing, painting and reading books. Downstairs in the gallery is some humble evidence of lives lived upstairs; objects wait on practical tables and shelves. The collection, which is still growing, will be on view in the gallery February 17, 2014, through May 2, 2014.

An opening reception will be held at Gallery CA on March 20, 2014, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Over the course of several Saturdays for the past three months, a team has knocked on doors, reminded neighbors, given out sweets and haunted the building halls and lobby. There are 69 apartments at City Arts; it wasn’t easy, and not everyone is participating, but there are now upwards of 60 objects included in the exhibition. These objects emphasize the diverse interests and experiences of City Arts residents—the whispering of families, the idea of “home”, private inclinations or pride, dazzling.

There are a few jokes, a few nods and smiles. The collection is a portrait of a place at a certain time, a building in a city—an intrinsic Baltimore portrait perhaps, just one Baltimore.

For the full Press Release and information on Baltimore 1 workshops please visit galleryca.org/Baltimore1

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sam moyer and eddie martinez at SophiaJacob
saturday, february 22, 2014 reception from 7-10 pm

sophiajacob is pleased to host new artwork by Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez. For this weekend project, Sam and Eddie have each created temporary works that are tailored to our Franklin Street storefront space.

Both artists live and work in Brooklyn. Sam Moyer will present her third solo show at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York this April, while Eddie Martinez is currently exhibiting paintings in the group show Body Language at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

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