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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

To submit your calendar event, email us at events@bmoreart.com! Our fall calendar is loaded!

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Cultural Town Meeting Hosted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Wednesday, October 15 at 6 pm at the MD Historical Society

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance invite all to attend the Mayor’s Cultural Town Meeting.  The bi-annual event will take place on Wednesday, October 15 from 6pm to 8pm at the Maryland Historical Society, located at 201 W Monument Street.  Mayor Rawlings-Blake, city officials, arts community leaders and residents join to discuss the importance of the arts to the quality of life in Baltimore City. 

The Mayor’s Cultural Town Meeting is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.  For more information on the Mayor’s Cultural Town Meeting, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.

More information here.

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SNAFU! Paintings by Sangram Majumdar and Dominic Terlizzi @ Platform Gallery

Friday, October 17 from 7-10 pm

Majumdar and Terlizzi describe their friendship as a celebratory SNAFU!- An acronym for Situation Normal All Fucked Up. It is military slang used to describe a normal situation that has gone awry. Their studio connection is based in a work ethic addressing errors, reworking ideas, editing down, and translating a tangled mix of perception. This exhibition is sussing out this fouled up celebration of two fastidious craftsmen. Majumdar works primarily from direct observation referencing objects and architectural spaces that are found, altered by hand or manipulated digitally. It is an attempt to lay claim to forms remade through his touch. Domestic interiors, theatrical tropes and art historical reference cross breed and often the works hold on to bits of past spaces, forms or figures. Thematically and pictorially they argue for a fictional place that is visually legible but factually open-ended.

SNAFU! is the culmination of two artists’ necessity to assert banal aspects, play on errors, and volley particular differential tastes through constructing pictorial space. Together, both artists create a moment of rivalry and harmony similar to a well- made peanut butter and jelly sandwich. SNAFU! will include the individual work of Sangram Majumdar and Dominic Terlizzi as well as temporary, collaborative installation with both artists in Platform.

PLATFORM was founded in 2014 by Lydia Pettit and Abigail Parrish on the first floor of Platform Arts Center. Functioning as a commercial gallery, Platform promises to create driving, thought-provoking shows that question the relationship between artist, curator, and community as well as providing opportunities for Baltimore and regional artists to show their work. Run by women, Platform is an open, safe space for artists to meet and collaborate with community members of any class, race, gender, or age in hopes of influencing future shows and programming. Exhibitions span from new age artists that are influential to contemporary art to curated historical investigations of art in Baltimore. Platform promises to excite audiences beyond the art community, challenge convention, create new paths, and open its doors to change.

Exhibition: October 17, 2014 – November 10, 2014

Platform Gallery
116 West Mulberry Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

More information here.

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3rd Annual Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational @ MICA

October 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

The 3rd Annual Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational returns to the MICA Brown Center with a mind-blowing array of international, independent short animations. Curated by Phil Davis (Towson University) and Max Porter (Maryland Institute College of Art); including narrative, experimental, and music video work made with a variety of techniques ranging from stop motion, hand drawn, to CGI. Come on out for a night of weird and beautiful animation and cast your vote for the audience choice award!

Sweaty Eyeballs is brought to you by the Maryland Institute College of Art,College of Fine Arts & Communication at Towson University, and theMaryland Film Festival.

3rd Annual Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational Screening
Friday October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Falvey Hall Auditorium – MICA Brown Center
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD
$5 ticket price / FREE for students (with valid student ID), University faculty/staff, and Friends of the Maryland Film Festival

Falvey Hall @ MICA Brown Center
1300 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

More info here.

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Carnevale di Venezia Party @ The Walters

October 18, 2014 @ 9 – 12

Join us for the annual pARTy at the Walters, presented by the Walters Enthusiasts! Arty attire & festive masks encouraged. Enjoy dancing, desserts, and an open bar at the premier event of the fall season. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. For more information please contact Anne Berman, 410-547-9000, ext. 212, or aberman@thewalters.org.

The Walters
Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

More info here.

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To find out more about ongoing exhibitions, check out BmoreArt’s Calendar Page.

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