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Just in case you want to plan your schedule further than a week ahead, please check for event info in the new Bmoreart Calendar page!

This week, start on Tuesday night at D Center with a Design Conversation with graphic designers Oliver Munday and Joe Galbreath and artist C. Ryan Patterson. Also, the opening reception for The Wire Poster Project will take place on February 4 as well.

On Thursday, MICA will be screening The New Black in The Brown Center and Goucher College will host receptions for Femme in the Silber Gallery and Joseph Hyde: Certain Trees at Goucher’s Rosenberg Gallery. In addition, Towson University will open three MFA Thesis Exhibits in the Holtzman MFA Gallery by David Armacost, Claire Girodie, and Zeke Luman and American Photography X2 in the Center for the Arts Gallery. College park opens VOLUME, a site specific exhibit in The Stamp Gallery by Maya Freelon Asante, and A Cause for Optimism: Breon Gilleran opens at YorkArts in York, PA. 

On Friday, go to Gallery 788 for a FunaDay exhibit or enjoy the Cinema Series 405 screening of Wanda. On Saturday, Fight or Flight: Artwork by Alessandra Torres and Katie Pumphrey opens in the Creative Alliance Main Gallery. On Sunday I suggest two options: an Essential Sundays Celebration at Minas’ for Peggy Hoffman and Minas Konsolas and an Artist Talk by Marie Ringwald at Case[werks] gallery.


Design Conversation 58: Wired Up
Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. at The Windup Space.

Speakers include graphic designers Oliver Munday and Joe Galbreath and artist C. Ryan Patterson.

The opening reception for The Wire Poster Project will take place on February 4 as well (time TBA). The Wire Poster Project consists of 60 typographic posters, each representing one of the 60 different epigrams preceding every episode of HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire.

The posters are designed by graphic artist Oliver Munday and will be on display at D center from February 4 through March 1. Poster sales benefit the Baltimore Urban Debate League. Orders for posters will be taken at the opening and closing receptions. Students from the Baltimore Urban Debate League will exhibit their debate skills at the closing reception on March 1.



The Wire Poster Project on Tuesday, Feb 4 from 5-7 at D Center

The Wire Poster Project consists of 60 typographic posters, each representing one of the 60 different epigrams preceding every episode of HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire. The posters are designed by graphic artist Oliver Munday.

Each 18” x 24” poster is printed in high-quality digital on archival paper by A to A Studio Solutions, Ltd. Season number is indicated on the top right corner of each print, with the episode number on the bottom left.

Poster sales benefit the Baltimore Urban Debate League. Wire fans might remember the organization from the series’ fifth season, when—just after being taken in by Howard “Bunny” Colvin—Namond Brice gives an award-winning speech about HIV and AIDS in Africa at a BUDL event. Each Wire Poster Project purchase will help real, at-risk kids like Namond Brice in Baltimore.

Orders for posters will be taken at the opening and closing receptions.

The opening reception will take place on Tuesday, February 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at D center (16 W. North Avenue). D center’s monthly Design Conversation will happen on that same evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Windup Space (12 W. North Avenue). Speakers include designers Oliver Munday and Joe Galbreath and artist C. Ryan Patterson.

The closing reception will take place on Saturday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Students in the Baltimore Urban Debate League will showcase their skills, debating topics relevant to the residents of Baltimore City. More info here.



Femme Artist Reception at Goucher’s Silber Gallery Thursday, Feb 6 from 6-8 pm

“I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.” -Georgia O’Keeffe

In the art exhibition, Femme, nine female artists: Alana Beall, Allana Clarke, Donna Feldman Lasky, Claire Girodie, Marilyn Gomez, Lauren Kalman, Judith Peck, Maggie Schneider, and Sandylee Triolo explore various aspects of womanhood. The diverse works in this exhibition portray much more than the beautiful female form; they delve into the psyche, the personal, and the political. Through video, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance these artists give the viewer a glimpse, from their perspective, of what it means to be female within our current social climate.

Femme will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Athenaeum from February 4, 2014 through March 9, 2014. This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, February 6th, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artist talk at 7:30pm in the Silber Art Gallery. Please visit or call 410-337-6477 for more information.


Joseph Hyde: Certain Trees at Goucher’s Rosenberg Gallery
Artist Reception Thursday, February 6, 6 to 9 p.m. in the Rosenberg Art Gallery
Exhibit January 11, to Sunday, March 2, 2014

In Certain Trees, Joseph Hyde uses photography to capture various aspects of unspoiled landscapes, weathered branches, and protruding land masses. Hyde photographs trees obsessively. Recently, while visiting La Push, Washington, Hyde found primal elements of nature in pristine condition: big water, big rocks, big wood, and heavy, restless skies. His images draw the viewer in and offer a quiet place for contemplation.

Please visit or call 410-337-6477 for more information
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Sunday


medium-long: An MFA Thesis Exhibit by David Armacost
Argument from Silence: An MFA Thesis Exhibit by Claire Girodie
Erdlebenbildkunst: An MFA Thesis Exhibit by Zeke Luman

Holtzman MFA Gallery, Towson University
February 7 – May 10, 2014
Reception, Thursday February 6, 7:30pm

more info here



Exhibition: American Photography X2

American Photography X2 at Towson University Center for the Arts Gallery

Opening Friday, Feb 7 from 11 am – 4 pm with more dates through April 5 

Center for the Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, USA

Exhibition runs February 7 – April 5 2014

Two separate but related exhibitions are on view simultaneously in the Center for the Arts Gallery. The first of these is the Masters of American Photography from the Reading Public Museum and the second is a TU curated exhibition of works by contemporary American photographers. The first exhibition features 25 works from the Museum’s recently acquired collection of photographs. The works elegantly represent the history of American photography from the 1880s through the 1980s. The exhibition includes iconic images by Eadweard Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Bernice Abbott, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, Paul Strand, and others. The second exhibition concentrates on works by contemporary American photographers including: Gabriela Bulisova, Don Camp, Susan Fenton, Robert Gerhardt, Alexander Heilner, Connie Imboden, Nina Katchadourian, Nate Larson, Ben Marcin, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Blaise Tobia, Phillip Toledano and Ion Zupcu. These photographs demonstrate a wide range of subjects and media, representing themes that overlap with the exhibition from the Reading Public Museum.

Presented with support from the Maryland State Arts Council.

GALLERY HOURS Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed for Spring Break: March 15, 2014 – March 23, 2014


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AIR @ Stamp Gallery with Maya Freelon Asante and her interactive exhibition VOLUME

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 from 5-8pm

CLOSING RECEPTION AND PERFORMANCE: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 from 5-8pm.

VOLUME is an interactive exhibition created by artist in residence, Maya Freelon Asante. Asante will transform the gallery space into a colorful explosion of kinetic tissue paper art. The site-specific installation invites visitors to join in on the creation of the artwork. Everyone who enters the gallery is welcome to add to the tissue paper quilt, which will grow over the course of six weeks. The community working together will resonate inside and outside of the gallery space, as the tissue paper swells into the atrium inviting more to come and witness the creation of living art.

For a glimpse of Asante’s work, check out this great video from a project she did with the Corcoran’s performance project, Take it to The Bridge:

AIR @ Stamp Gallery is a new annual initiative, where the gallery invites local artists to create interactive installations for the duration of six weeks. Maya Freelon Asante is our first participating resident artist.

Supported in part by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council.



A Cause for Optimism: Breon Gilleran at YorkArts

An opening reception for “A Cause for Optimism” will be held Thursday, February 6th, from 6-8pm. Attendees are invited to enjoy light refreshments as they preview this Printmaking exhibit curated by Baltimore’s Breon Gilleran. YorkArts will also be celebrating the opening of this exhibit during February’s First Friday (Feb 7th)! The gallery is open to the public every First Friday 5-9pm. These events are FREE and all are encouraged to attend.

Visit for more information about this exhibit



The New Black

Screening at MICA’s Brown Center Thursday Feb. 6 at 7:30 pm

Maryland Film Festival is pleased to present a screening of award-winning documentary THE NEW BLACK with filmmaker Yoruba Richen on Thursday, February 6th at the MICA Brown Center. THE NEW BLACK won the 2013 Audience Award at AFI Docs, Philly Q Fest, and Frameline, and was an official selection at the 2013 Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Maryland Film Festival presents THE NEW BLACK with special guest Yoruba Richen
Thursday, February 6th
MICA Brown Center
$10/Free for Friends of the Festival and MICA students

THE NEW BLACK tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar – the black church – while revealing the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. Director Yoruba Richen will be in attendance for Q & A after the screening.



Fun-A-Day takes part in cities nationwide, this is Baltimore’s third annual show!

Check out work in progress HERE:

Exhibit hosted at Gallery 788
3602 Hickory Avenue,
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

6:00 Poetry Reading Dorritt Carroll
6:30 pm – Rachel Elise!music
7:30 pm Poetry Reading Ann Braken
8:00 pm – Mychael Zulauf
8:30 pm Sister Ex
9:15 pm – Lauren Aycock Anderson!music
9:45 pm Poetry Reading Kypriana Daniels – Anna Crooks
10:00 to 11 pm – Immortal Jellyfish

@FunBaltimore (Twitter) #fundaybaltimore

Over 80 Artists, painters, illustrators, photographers, crafters, writers, videographers, sculptors, performance artists, poets, mixed-media + music, and MORE!

Exhibits around the country originated by: this event organized by participating artist: Kristine Willett
[email protected]


cinema series 405 : winter 2014
An evening with supper and a film at Area 405

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 6:30 PM Wanda (1970)

George Figgs, actor, projectionist, former owner of The Orpheum Theatre in Fells Point, John Water’s ensemble alum, and local cinephile legend, joins us on February 7th with Wanda.

Wanda is the only film directed by Barbara Loden, who also acted in the title role of this study of a woman who abandons her family and takes up with a petty criminal. Largely ignored in the US when it was originally released, it was praised in Europe, winning the International Critics’ Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Loden, the wife of Elia Kazan, died of breast cancer in 1980.

Rarely seen for 30+ years, Wanda was rescued from obscurity in 2003 by the actress Isabelle Huppert. John Waters presented Wanda as his annual selection for the 2012 Maryland Film Festival.

MENU (Though Wanda noshes on spagetti and a burger on screen, we’re paying homage to her Pennsylvania mining town roots instead.)

* spinach salad, scrapple on toast with spicy ketchup
* pork & sauerkraut, smashed potatoes
* apple pandowdy, vanilla ice cream


BYOB (We will, however, serve a thematic cocktail with a request for a $5 donation.)

Stay tuned to the “Current” page of our website,,
or to our Facebook page for further info re: the movies, the guests and the food.



Fight or Flight: Artwork by Alessandra Torres and Katie Pumphrey
Creative Alliance Main Gallery
February 8 – March 22, 2014
Reception:  Saturday, February 8, 5:30 – 7:30pm

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. More info here.



Essential Sundays Celebration at Minas’
Sunday, Feb 9 with a SPECIAL START TIME 1:00

Help me thank Peggy Hoffman & Minas Konsolas
for all they’ve done for Baltimore arts with Minás Gallery & Boutique
February is the last month of events

Come by and show a little love!

Special guests including
Mark Wireman Coburn
James M. Wilson Sr.
Barbara DeCesare
Bruce Jacobs

and many more to be announced.

Bring something to share- a dish or some music or writing or a memory of good times with Peggy & Minas.

EMAIL julie(At) if you plan to present something.
Deadline to sign up for a spot is Friday February 7th.



Artist Talk: Marie Ringwald: Construction and Deconstructions at Case[werks] on Sunday, Feb 9 from 2-5 pm

You are invited to meet Marie and participate in a gallery talk with curator-in-residence Lori Rubeling Sunday February 9 at 3pm. Case[werks] Showroom and Gallery open at 2pm. More info here.


For more info about events and openings check the Bmoreart Calendar!

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