BmoreArt’s Picks: Art Galleries, Openings, and Events December 16 – 19

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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.

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Block Stitch Artist Talk at School 33 December 16 at 7 pm

The exhibition includes work from Tiffany Jones, Olivia Obineme, Crystal Star Whitman, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Neil C. Jones and Zhenia Bulawka. “Block Stitch” is currently on display in the Main Gallery through Saturday, January 3, 2015.

An artist and curator talk and discussion will take place in the gallery on Tuesday, December 16. Doors will open at 6:30, with the artist talk at 7pm.

The following artists, and the exhibition’s curator, Ashley Molese, will be present to discuss their work in the show:

* Crystal Whitman, who premiers a series of photographs inspired by drag culture, entitled “Rough Trade”;

* Olivia Obineme, editor of the fashion and culture website “Strangers With Style”, who documents glimpses of individual personalities and styles visible on the streets of Mt. Vernon;

* Tiffany Jones, who presents a new portrait series entitled “Hair”, celebrating hair pride among women of color, set in the Lexington Market neighborhood.

For more information on the exhibition, artists and curator, visit
*Photo credit Crystal Whitman, from her series entitled Rough Trade.



Last Stop Hops and Shop with the Charm City Craft Mafia
Thursday, December 18 from 5 – 9 pm

Charm City Craft Mafia is pairing up with Peabody Heights Brewery to present a “Last Stop Hops & Shop” event: a last minute, happy hour shopping extravaganza!

The event will feature 20 locals artists, purveyors of fine food, and, of course, locally brewed beer! You can pick up some locally made goods, while enjoying a fun, and substantially less crowded atmosphere than at Holiday Heap! This will be a laid back night as a festive alternative shopping experience!

Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
401 E 30th St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218



Living Fields at Gallery CA

Reception Friday, December 19 from 6 – 9 pm
ON VIEW Dec 19 – Jan 16

GALLERY CA presents LIVING FIELDS featuring the work of Shannon Durbin, Paige Vickers, Dingding Hu, Sarah Schneider, Ambyr Deanna, and T Marie Jacintho. This exhibit considers place and personification in visual narratives.

GALLERY CA / 440 E Oliver St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

More info and Artist bios available at



MINI-ALLOVERSTREET – December 19th, 2014 7-10pm

This extra special mini rendition of Alloverstreet, an evening of simultaneous art openings and events spanning the many arts spaces of East Oliver Street in The Station North Arts and Entertainment District, will feature four events at some of our favorite spaces! This event will be happening in addition to our usual first friday monthly programming.
City Paper’s “Best Art Walk That Doesn’t Suck” 2014

POOCH AT THE PENTHOUSE at Penthouse Gallery

An event for friendly dogs and their friendly people! Artworks by Shelby Norton and Claire Di Salvo. Curated by Kimi Hanauer. RSVP your dog by Monday Dec 15 for a personalized doggy bag! Please email for a doggy reservation.

****Homemade treats for all****

The Copycat Building, Apt B501, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21202

The Bahamas
Black Ribbon
(hip-hip collective)

George Cessna
(cowboy song)

Lala Lala
(on tour from Chicago) (real band)

Will Blankin + Si Fielding
(two computers)

Scorpio Sisters
(two people)
*Starts at 8pm
The Copycat Building, Apt B403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Lil’ Gallery: The Place At Hand
Collaborative works by Ryan Rennie and Dan Scully
In “The Place at Hand,” Ryan Rennie and Dan Scully seek to create an understanding of object based signifiers. By enacting a narrative language, the artists push and pull at the boundaries of object/material role playing. The exhibition is a conversation between the artists that uses material and process to contextualize objects within a domestic framework.
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Work by Shannon Durbin, Paige Vickers, Dingding Hu, Sarah Schneider, Ambyr Deanna Hodges, and Jacintho.
Stories are not complete without characters and their surroundings. This exhibit considers place and personification in visual narratives.
440 E Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202



Closing Artist Talk for Strange Terrain at EMP Collective

December 19, 7-9PM

Strange Terrain is a cross-disciplinary show of the work of Aaron McIntosh and EMP Collective member Nick Clifford Simko. Weaving sculpture, photography, and fiber arts into multiple histories of queerness and masculinity, the two artists create a strange new terrain. The exhibition represents both artists’ first venture into joint art-making, Strange Terrain surveys both their recent collaborative pieces as well as their own individual works.

EMP Collective will host a special artist talk on Friday, December 19 to close out the exhibition. Join artists Aaron McIntosh and Nick Clifford Simko as they discuss their works and broader topics from 7-9PM.

Strange Terrain at EMP Collective
November 14 – December 19

Gallery Hours | Sunday, December 14, 1-4PM
Artist Talk and Closing | Friday, December 19, 7-9PM



Ongoing: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Walters Art Museum Fourth Floor

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family. The new installation features 200 works chosen for their beauty and craftsmanship as well as never-before-seen Walters family photographs and historic material culled from the museum’s archives. At the end of the installation, which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Walters Art Museum, visitors are invited to consider the impact of giving on our community today.

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