Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, & Performances April 22 – 27

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Start your week off right – with a “Best of Baltimore” Burlesque performance at the Modell Lyric Opera House on Tuesday night. Wednesday brings “Extending the Line 3D” at Grimaldis Gallery, with a guest-curated group exhibit by Fran Kaufman. Put on your walking shoes for an Art Walk at College Park on Thursday evening or join Open Walls Baltimore X at The Chicken Box for an artist talk called “Stop Telling Women to Smile,” featuring Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.

On Friday, don’t miss Alloverstreet, a growing gallery crawl on Oliver Street in Station North that will include Penthouse, Springsteen, Gallery CA, Bodega and more. Saturday night is a big one – Creative Alliance’s annual Gala Costume Party and Art Auction is everyone’s favorite party and a great place to buy art. And, on Sunday afternoon, support CASA Baltimore through The Art of Caring Benefit at Area 405 or go to Lease Agreement for First Person Third Person.

Ongoing exhibits include Figure Drawings from the Benesch Collection at the BMA, Designed for Flowers at The Walters, and Everything On It at WTMD Studios, up through April 30. Happy viewing.


Workin’ the Tease: “Best of Baltimore” Night of Burlesque
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Modell Lyric Opera House
140 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
More information here

7:00pm – 9:00pm FREE! (Reservations Required)
Reserve your seats here.

Workin’ The Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque exhibition will be celebrating the gallery exhibition’s grand opening with a “Best of Baltimore” themed night of burlesque on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7PM. The exhibition will run from April 22nd to May 7th. Baltimore-area burlesque performers will take to the stage in the Lyric Opera House to bring you Baltimore-inspired performances.

In order to make events like this possible, to offer top quality burlesque in the finest of venues, free for all, please consider donating to offset the cost of the production and to pay the performers and crew for their hard work. If you’d like, you may contribute to our indiegogo campaign here:

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey

Kay Sera
Maria Bella
GiGi Holliday
Tapitha Kix
Sunny Sighed and Bal’d Lightning
Paco Fish
Valeria Voxx
Dolly Longlegs
Mourna Handful
Doctor Gingersnapz
Hot and Bothered



Extending the Line 3D at Grimaldis Gallery

Curated by Fran Kaufman, of Kaufman Vardy Projects
Opening Wednesday, April 23, Exhibit runs April 23 – June 7, 2014

C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to announce Extending the Line 3D, a group exhibition including work by Chul Hyun Ahn, David Goldes, Cheryl Goldsleger, Gordon Moore, Jong Oh, Cordy Ryman, Nan Swid, and Hadi Tabatabai.

The exhibition, curated by Fran Kaufman of Kaufman Vardy Projects, explores a multi-cultural thread of geometric abstraction as it is interpreted by a diverse group of contemporary artists that are keeping the conversation alive.
Extending the Line 3D will open on April 23 and continue throughJune 7, 2014 with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 23, from 6-8pm. A panel discussion will be held at the gallery on Saturday, May 17 at 3pm. Panelists will include Fran Kaufman, Virginia Adams, and Cordy Ryman.
The gallery, known for its long commitment to contemporary art with a focus on three-dimensional work, is the perfect home for this exhibition. Each of the artists explore a sensibility that reveals the artist’s hand, thought process and creative use of material, thereby interpreting and adding to the lexicon of geometric abstraction.
Learn more about Extending the Line here.
Image: CORDY RYMAN, Diamond Dice, 2013, acrylic on wood, 42 x 42 x 2 inches



Art Walk at University of Maryland Galleries
Thursday, April 24 from 5-7 pm
Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland College Park

Did you know that there are five art galleries on campus?! Want to learn more about them? ArtWalk UMD is an event to increase awareness of the visual arts programming here at the University of Maryland. The event will begin at the Stamp Gallery at 5pm, and as a group, we will visit the other amazing galleries and artist studios and end our tour with a reception at the Herman Maril Gallery. Come join us for an exciting night of art and discovery here at UMD!

Participating Galleries, in order of tour:
Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland
The David C. Driskell Center
MFA studios
The Art Gallery
Kibel & Linear Gallery
Herman Maril Gallery

Links to the participating galleries:

*Rain or Shine!*
* Wear comfortable shoes!*



OWBX: Stop Telling Women to Smile Artist Talk @ The Chicken Box
Thursday, April 24 at 6 pm

Stop Telling Women to Smile is a public art series that addresses gender-based street harassment. The series consists of wheat pasting large black and white prints that feature drawings of local women. Under those drawings are captions that speak directly to offenders of street harassment – street harassment being the unwanted, unwelcome, and often dangerous treatment of women in the public.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh speaks with women about what happens in their community, how the the treatment they receive affects them, and what they want to say to their harassers. She shoots their photograph, using the photo as reference for the drawing. From there, the drawings are composed into a design using words directly from them, or inspired by their story. The process is designed to learn how street harassment is experienced by varying women across the country, and to reflect those experiences in city-specific renditions. It is a vehicle through which the issues falling under the umbrella of street harassment can be presented to the communities in which these women experience them. By involving individual women, the project intends to allow an outlet for women to tackle the particular harassment that happens to them.

On Thursday, April 24th at 6:00PM, the Station North Chicken Box (1 W North Avenue) will host a public discussion with Tatyana. This event is co-sponsored by Hollaback Bmore. Hollaback! is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world, who work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces. There is also an open discussion on street harassment Monday, April 21st at 6:00PM.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is visual artist and native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fazlalizadeh, who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY after years in Philadelphia, is a traditional oil painter. Her painting work crosses genres from muralist to freelance illustrator. She exhibits her paintings in galleries across the country, while completing illustration commissions for magazines, films, and books. Her work focuses on portraiture with social/political themes. Over the past year, Fazlalizadeh’s work has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and other media. She has lectured about her work at Brooklyn Museum and colleges across the country.



Alloverstreet at E Oliver Street in Station North
Friday, April 25 from 7-10 pm

Alloverstreet is a monthly night of simultaneous art openings and events happening at various venues around the station north area. Links and info here. This month’s events include:

The Bahamas
Performances by: Cosmos, Porches, Flashlight O, J Lazovick, and OK Carcrash
The Copycat Building, Apt B303, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Bodega Gallery
Recent work by Sarah Perone
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Copycat B101
“Labbodies: PROJECTIONS”
A night of performance featuring Melissa Moore, Eliza Urtiaga and Pilar Diaz. Anyone else interested in performing may participate if they arrive by 6pm.
The Copycat Building, Apt B401, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Gallery CA
“Baltimore 1” Curated by Marcus Civin
Baltimore Art + Justice Project Kiosk
Outdoor tabling and installation by Cooper Wright & Harley Hollenstein
440 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21218

the Holy Underground
Poetry Reading & Print Show: Black Aggie Press Broadsides Projects
Prints by: A.B. Moore and Mark Wadley
Poetry by: Jen Addis, Christophe Casamassima, Z.T. Christensen, Abdu Ali Eaton, Michael James Gossett, Henry Mills, Annek Bocaj, Jon Orr, Ellen Paul, and Kelvin Pittman.
2021 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21218

Lil’ Gallery
“Inverting the Void”
Works by Val Karuskevich
& YTB (Why The Beef) Publication Release Party
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Penthouse Gallery
“Good Ones”
Poetry, performance and art work by Lily Herman, Lindsy Raspi, Hannah Hiaasen, Brook Carlston, Trace Byrd and Kimi Hanauer.
The Copycat Building, Apt B501, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Springsteen Gallery
NADA Preview
work by Alex Ebstein, Ben Horns, Sofia Leiby, Seth Adelsberger
The Copycat Building, Apt B303, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202



Road to Rio Samba Dance Party!
with 20+ piece Samba Band PhillyBloco

In their Baltimore debut, PhillyBloco pounds out a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, New Orleans second-line, and irresistible Brazilian beats. Mad dancing mandatory! Circus and burlesque hi-jinks commence. The Samba Silent Auction offers everything from fine art to vacations.

ATTIRE: Carnaval glitter, feathers, bright colors, and Carmen Miranda headwear. Classic summer ‘40s style double-breasted suit, white silk jacket, straw boater, or sequined gown. Anything goes!

TICKETS: Advance: $35, $30 members / At the Door: $40 – Beer, wine, light fare, performances incl.

For more info about the Carnaval Cocktail Party and Rio Preview Dinner happening earlier in the evening please visit the CA website.

SAMBA SILENT AUCTION: Visit our Main Gallery from April 5–26to Preview Silent Art Auction

We’ve 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!



First Person Third Person: Lauren Edwards, Christopher Meerdo, and Kate O’Neill

April 27 – May 25, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 27, 6pm – 9pm

Lease Agreement

3718 Ellerslie Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21218

[email protected]



Annual The Art of Caring benefitting CASA Baltimore
Area 405 on Sunday, April 27 from 3-7 pm

THE ART OF CARING is CASA of Baltimore’s major fundraiser for Baltimore City’s abused and neglected children. Please join our unique and spirited gathering of Baltimore’s most passionate and dedicated child advocates and business leaders along with an eclectic group of artists and art lovers. The Art of Caring raises critically needed funds and awareness for the health and safety of our city’s most vulnerable children in the foster care system.

Enjoy live music, food and drinks from local vendors and a diverse gallery of artwork from the region’s most exciting new and established artists.

Tickets $50 (Four or more Group Discount $35)

More info at artofcaring,



ONGOING: Figure Drawings from the Benesch Collection at the BMA
April 20 – September 14, 2014

A selection of 10 drawings from the 1960s and 70s by contemporary masters David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, and others reveals there are as many approaches to the human figure as there are artists. This is the second exhibition from the Museum’s Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection, a group of more than 140 outstanding drawings by international contemporary artists.

Curated by Ann Shafer, Associate Curator for Prints, Drawings & Photographs.

More information here.

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