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.
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Dream a Highway: Marian Glebes at Hood College
Closing Reception Wednesday, October 29 at 5:30pm – 7:00pm
401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, Maryland 21701
Critical Response Process (CRP) Community Info Session
Wednesday at 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Baltimore Design School
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) is excited to announce a that MacArthur “Genius Grant” award-winner Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process training program is coming to Baltimore.
On Wednesday, October 29, Liz Lerman will lead a free, introductory session on Critical Response Process for 75 to 80 participants. Individuals should expect to actively participate in the session and must come prepared to discuss a project or work in progress to explore during the training.
RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/1od4p29
As a second step, interested individuals may apply to be part of a 12-person cohort for a three-day intensive training. This intensive will include the presentation of projects or artistic works to which CRP will be applied in real time, and will take place either in the evening or on the weekend. Cost for the intensive is $50, of which $20 cover the cost of the CRP book. During the intensive, the goal will be to identify four individuals to join a study group to practice and begin facilitating CRP with local organizations. Liz Lerman will return to provide post-cohort mentoring for this group later in the year.
Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process is a widely-recognized method that nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences. In use for over 20 years, CRP has been embraced by artmakers, educators, and administrators at theater companies, dance departments, orchestras, museums and more. CRP has deepened dialogue between artists and audiences; it has enhanced learning between teachers and students. By extension it has proven valuable for all kinds of creative endeavors, work situations, and collaborative relationships within and beyond the arts, from kindergartens to corporations.
Baltimore Design School
1500 Barclay St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Project 35 Volume 2 at The Stamp Gallery
Opening: October 30, 5-8 pm
Stamp Gallery is proud to host a traveling video art exhibition produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. In 2010 ICI launched PROJECT 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection has been presented simultaneously in more than 30 venues, inspiring discourse in places as varied as Berlin, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Skopje, Macedonia; Storrs, Connecticut; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tirana, Albania, assuring a place for video’s reach on a global scale.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. ICI again draws from its extensive network of curators to trace the complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners and the variety of approaches used to make video. This new selection of 35 curators from 6 continents each chose one work for this compilation, touring September 2012 through December 2015.
Curators include: Leeza Ahmady (Afghanistan/US), Meskerem Assegued (Ethiopia), Daina Augaitis (Canada), Defne Ayas (Turkey/The Netherlands), Regine Basha (US), Valerie Cassel-Oliver (US), Rosina Cazali (Guatemala), Stuart Comer (US/UK), Veronica Cordeiro (Brazil/Uruguay), Christopher Cozier (Trinidad and Tobago), María del Carmen Carrión (Ecuador/US), Rifky Effendy (Indonesia), Özge Ersoy (Turkey), N’Goné Fall (Senegal), Amirali Ghasemi (Iran), Vít Havránek (Czech Republic), Hou Hanru (US/China), Virginija Januskeviciute (Lithuania), Abdellah Karroum (Morocco), Sun Jung Kim (South Korea), Pablo León de la Barra (Mexico/UK), Maria Lind (Sweden), Yandro Miralles (Cuba), Srimoyee Mitra (Canada), Nat Muller (The Netherlands), Sharmini Pereira (Sri Lanka/UK), Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (France/Slovenia), Kathrin Rhomberg (Austria), Mats Stjernstedt (Sweden/Norway), David Teh (Australia/Thailand), Philip Tinari (US/China), Christine Tohme (Lebanon), Raluca Voinea (Romania), Jochen Volz (Germany/Brazil), and Adnan Yildiz (Germany).
Artists include: Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil), Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon), Zbyněk Baladrán (Czech Republic), Michael Blum (Israel/Canada) and Damir Nikšić (Bosnia/Sweden), Deanna Bowen (US/Canada), Pavel Braila (Moldova), Aslı Çavuşoğlu (Turkey), Park Chan-Kyong (South Korea), Josef Dabernig (Austria), Elena Damiani (Peru), Shezad Dawood (UK), Annika Eriksson (Sweden), Antanas Gerlikas (Lithuania), Annemarie Jacir (Palestine), Lars Laumann (Norway), Aníbal López (A1 53167) (Guatemala), Reynier Leyva Novo (Cuba), Basim Magdy (Egypt), Cinthia Marcelle (Brazil), Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry (US), Ivana Müller (France/The Netherlands/Croatia), Ahmet Ögüt (Turkey), Jenny Perlin (US), Agnieszka Polska (Poland), Sara Ramo (Spain), Wok the Rock (Indonesia), Sona Safaei (Iran), Heino Schmid (The Bahamas), Prilla Tania (Indonesia), Alexander Ugay (Kazakhstan), Sun Xun (China), Jin-Me Yoon (Korea), Dale Yudelman (South Africa), Helen Zeru (Ethiopia), Chen Zhou (China).
CREDIT LINE: PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2 is a traveling exhibition produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Robert Lehman Foundation; the ICI Board of Trustees; and donors to ICI’s Access Fund.
ABOUT ICI: Independent Curators International (ICI) connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration through the production of exhibitions, events, publications, and curatorial training. Headquartered in New York, the organization provides public access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in curating and exhibition-making around the world, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. Since it was established in 1975, ICI has worked with over 1,000 curators and 3,700 artists from 47 countries worldwide.
Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742
Image information: ZBYNĚK BALADRÁN 40.000.000, 2010. Single-channel color video, with sound. 7 min., 23 sec.
Gallery Walk with the Artist of Struggle: Portraits of Civil Rights and Black Power
Saturday, November 1 at noon
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Tickets Available: www.rflewismuseum.org
Join J.M. Giordano, the artist behind the portraits in the exhibition “Struggle: Portraits of Civil Rights and Black Power” for a gallery walk through the exhibition.
$8 museum admission includes admission to the gallery talk.
Exhibition Description:Stand amongst luminaries of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Maryland photographer J.M. Giordano has photographed the well-known, as well as unsung, freedom fighters of the era in formal portraits. While historic images of civil rights and Black Power leaders exist through photojournalism, Giordano composes portraits as a statement of the prominence of these individuals. His work establishes a new visual history of this pivotal American era. On view include Marylanders Simeon Booker, Dr. Maulana Karenga, and Robert Houston.
INTERDEPENDENCE: WOMEN OF ALL AGES: An Art Exhibit of Women Artists at Towson Arts Collective
Reception: November 1, 2014 from 6pm-8pm
Exhibit November 1-21, 2014
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12-5 pm
EBC Arts Center- 40 W. Chesapeake Ave. Towson, MD 21204
Free State at the Peale at Carroll Mansion
Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 6:30–9:30 p.m.
The first hour will be a VIP champagne reception for donors. At 7:30 p.m., the public will be welcomed to the Carroll Mansion to view the artworks. Silhouette artist Lauren Muney will be on hand to cut silhouettes of guests (as was done at the original Peale Museum).
Following the opening, Free State at the Peale will be open to the public Fridays, 4–8 p.m. (Friday following Thanksgiving, 1–6 p.m.) and Saturdays and Sundays, 12 noon–4 p.m. Visitors after opening night will pay the Carroll Mansion’s usual $5 admission charge.
Autumn Leaves event, featuring the Sycamore group at Area 405
Doors Open: 4:00 pm
Presentation Begins: 4:45 pm
> 7 “Leaves” from the project will take 7 minutes to share, from the stage, reflections on the meaning of life…. Sycamore Leaves are: (in alphabetical order)
1) Michael Burke
2) John Campagna
3) Cheryan Clinton
4) Beth Fredrick
5) Monique Goss
6) Noel Russell
7) Jo Tyler
> Performances by youth from Unchained Talent!!
> An art exhibition featuring portraits of all the “Autumn Leaves” by Eric Briscoe, Zoë Charlton, Ian MacLean Davis, Paris Johnson, Tiffany Jones, Nicole Buckingham Kern and Ernest Shaw, as well as 49 symbolic drawings by Peter Bruun.
(Portraits of the Sycamore Leaves created by Zoë Charlton)
> Creative writings about each “Leaf” written by Nakia Brown
The event is FREE and open to the public!
Attendees are encouraged to arrive soon after the doors open to have time to view the art, see slideshows created by the “leaves,” enjoy light fare and refreshments, and mingle with one another before the presentation begins.
Hosted by Thibault & Lola Manekin