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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!

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DESIGN CONVERSATION 65: McKeldin Fountain

Tuesday, November 4 from 6-8 pm

The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Designed by Thomas Todd of Wallace McHarg Roberts & Todd, McKeldin Fountain opened at the corner of Light Street and Pratt Street in 1981 during a period of significant redevelopment of the Inner Harbor that also saw the opening of the National Aquarium and Harborplace. Also known as “The Waterfall,” the fountain consists of tiered pools, concrete “béton brut” vertical prisms, and waterfalls. A skywalk connecting the Inner Harbor with downtown and Charles Center passes through the fountain. While Baltimore has a plethora of monuments and fountains, McKeldin Fountain is the city’s most spatially complex and iconic, and is still visited by locals and tourists every day.

McKeldin Fountain is now slated for demolition.

How do we assign value to art and architecture as a civic community? How do we engage the public in the design of our public places? What is the role of the design community in facilitating that outreach? When is it too late to voice constructive criticism or opposing viewpoints?

These are all questions we are asking ourselves and you as part of this conversation. Design Conversation 65 is intended to prompt a public dialogue about the fountain and public spaces in Baltimore and to provide a space for people to share their stories of visiting McKeldin Fountain, their thoughts on its place in Baltimore’s mythology, and their feelings about the current plans for the fountain and plaza.

Design Conversation 65 will be moderated by Elaine Asal and Ben Stone, and will include brief remarks from:
* Anna Danz, Author of “A Brutal Truth: The Threatened Legacy of Baltimore’s Brutalist and Urban Renewal Architecture”
* Adam McConnell, Urban Evolution
* Klaus Philipsen
* Jen Goold
* Cedric Azzi
and all of you! We want your memories, your stories, and your perspectives. You are welcome to bring images, videos, thoughts, and stories to share about McKeldin Fountain, both positive and negative.

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Sight Unseen Baltimore presents Entanglements

Tuesday, November 4 at 7 pm at Gallery CA

Entanglements (2009-2014) Sandra Gibson + Luis Recoder

Multiple 16mm projection performance; black & white, mixed media; optical soundtrack processed live by guest local artist, Max Eilbacher, approx. 60 minutes.

http://sightunseenbaltimore.com/

Entanglements is a projection performance conceived as an open invitation for sound artists to process the optical soundtracks from an array of handcrafted 16mm film loops. The artist is completely free to interpret the soundtracks in any way they see fit. Entanglements was originally commissioned by Light Industry for the Performa 09 Biennial in New York, featuring sound artist Ben Owen. Since then the artists have performed the work with Adam Sonderberg for the San Francisco Cinematheque’s Crossroads festival in 2010 and Claudio Rocchetti for Atelier Impopulaire’s Split: A Visual Restitution exhibition during the May Invitational at DOCVA in Milan, Italy 2014.

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Test Patterns: Jessie Unterhalter, Katey Truhn, and Robby Rackleff

Friday, November 7 at 7 pm at WTMD Studios

Baltimore artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn have turned outdoor public spaces into vibrant works of art, and video artist Robby Rackleff has transformed pure color into complex animation.

Now, they’re re-imagining the WTMD Studios with the new art exhibit, “Test Patterns.” It’s a partnership between WTMD and BmoreArt, curated by Alex Ebstein and featuring screen prints, murals, batiks, and videos.

The opening reception is 7 p.m. Friday November 7 at WTMD, with a free performance by Baltimore electro-pop duo Chiffon.

“Test Patterns” is the second collaboration between WTMD and BmoreArt. The first was an installation exhibit featuring works by Andrew Liang and Zoe Friedman last spring.

“Test Patterns” runs through Dec. 19 at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place in Towson. The exhibit is made possible by New Belgium Brewing.

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Process Collective presents Alloverstreet

Friday November 7 from 7-10 pm

An evening of simultaneous openings and events spanning the many arts spaces of East Oliver Street in The Station North Arts and Entertainment District on the first Friday of every month. City Paper’s “Best Art Walk That Doesn’t Suck” 2014.


Annex 2E – CIRCUS ACTS 0: ON THE HORIZON
Marcelle Mandeng
Featuring performances by: Marcelle Mandeng, Maggie Fitz, Khadija Adell, Nikki Lee, Luisa Rodriguez, Isa Gonzalez, Ale Nunez, Diane Huge, & Evan
Christmas.
The Annex, Apt 2E, 419 E. Oliver St, Baltimore, MD, 21202

The Bahamas
Matchmakers: Electronic Harmony CIRCUS ACTS 0, Flyer by Julia Yerger
Paired simultaneous performances TBA.
The Copycat Building, Apt B403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Bodega Gallery
Abstrahere Curated by Erick Antonio Benitez
Featuring: Ant Grago, Athina Skevi, Alex Leggin, Hannah Leighton, Derrick Quevedo, , Kevin Runyun, & Taylor Shuck.
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Lil’ Gallery
LIGHT SPILL
Gibson + Recoder
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511
Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Terrault Contemporary
Reptile Dysfunction: (Reality Engineering II:
The Lizard of Oz)
Travis Egedy
The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21202
Reptile Dysfunction @ Terrault Contemporary

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EI.DET.IC: Peter Eide at Freddy Gallery

Opening reception: Friday, November 7th, 7-9pm

November 7th – December 6th, 2014

Peter Eide (born 1988, Minneapolis, MN) has exhibited at sophiajacob, School 33, and Towson University. He holds an MFA from Towson University and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He lives and works in New Windsor, Maryland.

Freddy
510 W. Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
info@freddygallery.biz

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Eyesore: New Paintings by Kevin Michael Runyon

Friday, November 7 from 5 – 7  at MICA’s Gateway Building

“Eyesore” is a body of work focusing on the the optics and illusions of paintings and utilizes pattern and color relationships as a material device to create vibrational effects. While pushing high chroma and fluorescent colors, these artworks also explore the illusion of surface and depth within a painting.

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 Jesse Malmed – Occasional Objects at Lease Agreement

Reception: Saturday, November 8, 6pm – 9pm
November 8 – 23, 2014

Off-site Screening with Sight Unseen: Sunday, November 9, 7pm (at Terrault Contemporary)

Lease Agreement
3718 Ellerslie Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218
leaseagreementbaltimore.blogspot.com
leaseagreementbaltimore@gmail.com

Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 8:00pm and by appointment

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James Busby Eyelid Moves at RandallScott Projects

Saturday, November 8 at 6 pm

November 8 – December 20

RandallScottProjects is pleased to announce the opening of our new gallery space in Baltimore Maryland with a solo exhibition of new sculptural paintings by gallery artist James Busby “Eyelid Movies” opening November 8th, 2014 and on view through December 20th, 2014.

RandallScottProjects  @216 West Read, West Baltimore, Maryland 21201

James Busby’s paintings are a deep intersection of finely worked gesso, graphite, oil and acrylic paints on panel. In his labor-intensive process of building up layers of gesso and graphite and removing them through sanding and polishing, Busby follows no direct path. He allows intuition to alter the shape of the painting, the surface and then the application of paint. His pieces often take three-dimensional sculptural form through angles and the exclusion of corners.

RandallScottProjects new location is at 216 West Read St. Baltimore, Maryland. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11am-6pm. For images, or additional editorial content, please email us at the address listed above.

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School 33 Lotta Art

Saturday, November 8 from 6 – 9

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

The 22nd annual LOTTA ART Benefit returns to School 33 Art Center! The fundraiser features a lottery-style drawing for original artwork, delectable food and wine, and music. Proceeds from LOTTA ART support School 33 Art Center, an institution that has championed the arts for more than 30 years through arts education, exhibitions and a Studio Artist Program.

Click on the link for tickets, more event information, artwork and more!

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The Intentional’s Baltimore Launch

Saturday, November 8 from 8 – 11 at Area 405
405 E Oliver St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Tickets Available here.

DC-BASED LIT MAG THE INTENTIONAL IS PROUD TO PRESENT:

Baltimore Launch & Issue 3 Release Party
Presented in partnership w/ BmoreArt & the Pink Line Project @ Area 405

$10/ticket, which includes a copy of issue 3!
(Buy them here: intentionalbaltimore.eventbrite.com)

Featuring the musical stylings of Wildhoney & DJ AYESCOLD

After over a year of producing magazines and events in DC, we’re finally ready to unveil our highly designed, beautifully bound, and sharply written print magazine in Baltimore. We’re psyched to share the articles, art, and literature we’ve curated, and we can’t wait to discuss them with you over cocktails.

The bar will be stocked with beer and wine — we just ask that you bring cash for the suggested donation for drinks.

*SUBSCRIBERS GET FREE TICKETS! If you are a subscriber, contact kate.jenkins@theintentional.com for your ticket.*

About issue 3, the “Vulnerability” issue: Featuring poetry by Chelsea Martin and Andrew Bucket, a bold essay on the relationship between stripping and empowerment, otherworldly illustration by Dave Van Patten, featured art by Rachel Farbiarz and Erick Jackson, and surrealist comic art on real life and avatars.

For more information on The Intentional, check out www.theintentional.com, plus follow us on Twitter @the_intentional.

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