Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events April 2 – 6

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What do you want to do this week?

Start out with The Contemporary’s Co-Host Series. This Wednesday, Springsteen Gallery and Jon Rafman will be featured. Or, if you are in Washington, DC, head to The Corcoran Gallery of Art for Renée Rendine’s one night performance called Billow.

On Thursday, don’t miss MFA Thesis Exhibitions from Imaging and Digital Arts at UMBC. At 5:15 pm, Lexie Mountain (pictured above) will perform “Fred Worden Cuts A Couch In Half With A Chainsaw,” which should be either spectacular or painfully hilarious or, most likely, both. If you want to stay in town, experience this week’s “Super Thursday” event at The Walters called In Full Bloom, which includes art, fashion, flowers, and libations.

Friday night is Maryland Art Place’s best-loved and most inclusive annual event: Out of Order. Check out MAP’s new/old diggs at their Saratoga Street location and then, afterwards, you can walk to Current for an after party! Current’s new exhibit, Symport, also opens on Friday evening.

The Object is Dead: David Page opens a solo show on Saturday at Jordan Faye Contemporary. The Road to Rio silent auction at Creative Alliance will also become available for perusal starting on Saturday, April 5. And, on Sunday afternoon from 2-6 pm, The World is Going to Hell and I am Printing Yellow opens at Galerie Myrtis, featuring ten female artists.

The Baker Artist Awards show closes on April 6, so get yourself over to the BMA to check out Lynne Parks and Jon Latiano before it is too late!


The Contemporary Co-Hosts Lecture Series: Jon Rafman and Springsteen Gallery
Wednesday, April 2
The lecture will begin at 7pm with a reception at 6pm. Doors close at 6:45pm.

Tickets here and Event info here.

Jon Rafman is a Canadian contemporary artist and filmmaker– he is represented by Zach Feuer Gallery in New York, Seventeen Gallery in London, and Future Gallery in Berlin. His speaking engagement and residency are cohosted with Springsteen, which is an artist-run gallery located in the Copycat Building at 1511 Guilford Ave, Unit B303.

About Cohosts: The 2014 Speaker Series, CoHosts, will be presented at the Baltimore School for the Arts and cohosted with thirteen local commercial and artist-run galleries. Each gallery responded to a simple question: “Who is the one artist or art professional that you want The Contemporary to bring to Baltimore?” Each gallery will co-host a residency for their selected speaker and identify local artists for their respective studio visits.



Billow: A One Night Performance by Renee Rendine
Wednesday, April 2 from 7-9 pm at The Corcoran Gallery of Art

Come see this one night only performance in the north atrium at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Event info here.

For more information please visit:



Imaging and Digital Arts at University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
MFA Thesis Exhibition  April 3

Opening Reception Thursday April 3, 2014. 5 – 7pm.
5:15 pm “Fred Worden Cuts A Couch In Half With A Chainsaw” (Performance by Lexie Mountain)

The Center for Arts, Design, and Visual Culture is proud to host the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition for Imaging and Digital Arts at UMBC from April 3 – 25, 2014.

Michael FARLEY
Charlotte KENISTON
Dominique ZELTZMAN

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

More info here.



“Super Thursday” Art in Full Bloom at The Walters Thursday, April 3 from 5-9 pm

Art, fashion, flowers, libations, and music come together in the beautiful Sculpture Court and galleries of the Walters Art Museum. Enjoy a fashion show organized by Lana Rae featuring designs by STUDIO D’MAXSI andEan Williams. Preview floral arrangements interpreting works of art in the galleries organized by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum.

See the special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

The event is free and open to the public. Enter the museum through Centre Street.

RSVP to receive a complimentary Lucky Player vodka drink from Mix It Up.

The Walters Art Museum is open every Thursday evening from 5–9 p.m.

Event info here.


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Out of Order at Maryland Art Place Friday April 4 at 7 pm

OOO TICKETS: Mingle with the participating artists, sponsors, patrons and general art enthusiasts during the exciting silent auction and party. Guests will enjoy an open wine & beer bar, a specialty cocktail and light tastings throughout the evening.

$45 Presale Tickets ($50 at the door) will grant you entrance to the 7 – 10PM silent auction + access to the After Party!

Event info here.

$85 Presale VIP Tickets ($90 at the door) will grant you access to the 6 – 7PM VIP Preview Party, where you have first dibs on the “Buy It Now” option of the silent auction, while mingling with sponsors and other VIP guests + access to the 7-10PM silent auction event & the After Party!

ARTISTS: Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day, taking place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 7am – midnight. No need to sign up in advance, just remember the following:

Your ONE original piece of artwork ready to hang (no larger than 40 x 40 inches).
Participation Fee: $10 for current members or $30 for non-members
***Fee changes are NEW this year! Consider becoming a MAP member – join/renew here

For More Details about OOO, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions or more info here.

For the fifth year, MAP is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local charity. Participating artists may donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR,) a nonprofit that works to enrich the lives of under served members of our community by placing original art within the publc areas of nonprofit community service agencies throughout the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area. An example of the types of organizations with which ACCR partners serve their clients directly and include: homeless shelters, children’s centers, mental health facilitiees, and low-income senior housing agencies, amongst several others. To learn more:



Symport at Current

Opening Friday, April 4 at 7-10 pm

In cellular biology, the term symport is used to denote an integral membrane protein that transports two or more molecules or ions in the same direction through a membrane.

As an exhibition, Symport is a show comprised of the work of recent and current graduate students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Examining the overlapping themes developed from working in close proximity for two years, this molecular process becomes an analogy for the synergy of the show. The gallery space itself is then utilized as a platform for inquiries into the diffusion of body and object, selective spatial barriers, and the content-based intersections of multiple media.

The show includes work by Kendall Martin Babl, Angharad Davies, Anastasia Douka, Nico Gardner, Michael H. Hall, Matthew Jernigan, Annie Kielman, Phil Peters, Antoinette Suiter, Vincent Tiley, and Jiyoung Yoon.

Curated by Antoinette Suiter

More information about Symport here.

10pm- MAP’s OOO After Party rear lot

MAP’s Out Of Order:



The Object is Dead: A Solo Exhibition by David Lee Page

Saturday, April 5 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm @ Jordan Faye Contemporary

823 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201


Flower Power by Susan Goldman
Flower Power by Susan Goldman

The World is Going to Hell and I am Printing Yellow at Galerie Myrtis Sunday, April 6

The Opening Reception will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. “Tea with Myrtis Art Salon” an Artists’ Talk will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Art Salon Fee: $20. Includes: tea sampling and sweet and savory treats.

Exhibit runs Sunday, April 6 – Saturday, May 31, 2014

Featuring Award Winning Artists: Susan Goldman, Sujata Gopalan, Anita Jung, Barbara Kerne, Bridget Sue Lambert, Kathryn Maxwell, Miriam Mörsel Nathan, Patricia Underwood, Eve Stockton and Judit Varga.

“The World is Going to Hell and I am Printing Yellow!” is the affirmation of ten women artists who hold firm to their conviction to create objects of beauty in the face of a changing world and the challenges of daily life.

Please contact Myrtis Bedolla at for additional information.

More event information here.

Galerie Myrtis
2224 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21218



Samba Silent Auction at the Creative Alliance Main Gallery
Preview the Silent Art Auction from April 5–26

Free Preview Reception  Sat Apr 12, 5:30-7:30pm

CA has elevated the Samba Silent Auction to an exciting exhibition curated by Amy Eva Raehse, Alex Ebstein, Lat Naylor, and Jeremy Stern with 80+ works generously contributed by many talented artists.

BIDDING OPENS during a FREE preview reception on Saturday, April 12 from 5:30-7:30pm.
BIDDING CLOSES at 11pm Saturday, April 26 during the Marquee Ball!

This year our event features over 80 artists from Baltimore and beyond!

Here’s a tiny taste of our artists this year: Seth Adelsberger, John Baldessari (Courtesy of Goya Contemporary), Mina Cheon, Loring Cornish, Kate MacKinnon (Courtesy of Jordan Faye Contemporary), Raoul Middleman (Courtesy of C. Grimaldis Gallery), Michael Owen, Ruth Pettus, Jo Smail (Courtesy of Goya Contemporary), Rene Trevino (Courtesy of C. Grimaldis Gallery), and many more! See more artwork here.



FINAL WEEK for the Baker Artist Awards 2013 at the Baltimore Museum of Art
February 26 – April 6, 2014

The BMA presents artworks by sculptor Jonathan Latiano and photographer Lynne Parks and a video presentation of cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski, winners of last year’s $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize.

Latiano’s immersive, site-specific installation calls attention to the extinction of the baiji dolphin, an aquatic mammal known as the Goddess of the Yangtze. A pod of suspended driftwood sculptures, carved to mimic the baiji dolphin’s skeleton, gradually takes shape and dramatically rises above viewers before cascading across an expansive gallery and slowly reverting to the natural form of driftwood.

Parks’ installation focuses on two parallel bodies of work. In the first series, photographic portraits of deceased birds draw attention to the plight of birds unable to navigate during migration season due to light pollution and buildings without visible glass. This phenomenon of light altering perception is the subject of the second series, which documents the glass structures and spaces that create this disorienting effect for birds and people alike.

The Baker Artist Awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. A diverse selection of works by nine $1,000 b-grant winners, curated by the Maryland Institute College of Art’s MFA in Curatorial Practice Class of 2015, was presented at D center Baltimore last December.

Curated by Helene Grabow, Curatorial Assistant of Contemporary Art, and Benjamin Levy, Curatorial Assistant of Prints, Drawings & Photographs.

More information here.

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