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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On The Mind at Maryland Art Place
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 6-8 PM
January 22-March 14, 2015
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present “On the Mind”, an exhibition that explores varying perspectives on the brain by artists Monica Lopez Gonzales, Jon Malis, Lee Gainer & Nancy Andrews. This exhibition will include a variety of media ranging from large-scale acrylic paintings highlighting recollection and memory to works on paper and the installation of colorful, hand woven spider webs. “On the Mind” will be the first major public exhibition to take place in MAP’s newly renovated gallery space.
In conjunction with this exhibition, Nancy Andrews will be presenting a screening of her film, “On a Phantom Limb” at the Maryland Institute College of Art, February 25, 2015 at 8pm. The screening will include a panel discussion with two leading health professionals in the area of delirium, Karin Neufeld and Marianne Shaughnessy, who are part of the American Delirium Society.
“On the Mind” is supported by the American Delirium Society who will be printing bookmarks for the exhibition to raise awareness about issues related to PTSD and delirium.
Image Lee Gainer, Across from Mama Maria’s, 2013
Pulse: Salon at EMP Collective
Thursday, January 22, 8PM, $5
This month’s salon features works-in-progress some fabulous performers new to Pulse: Pilar Diaz + Alanna Clark + Sarah Dale. Guest hosted by local performer and EMP member Emilia Pennanen!
ABOUT PULSE: A project of EMP co-founder and Artistic Director Carly J Bales, Pulse is a regularly-occurring salon and event series for the discussion and development of performance art work in Baltimore.
Performance art series
Thursday, January 22, 8PM $5
MICA MA in Teaching Graduate Exhibitions: Show 1
January 23- February 8
Opening Reception, January 23, 5-7 pm
Fox Building, Fox Gallery 3
1303 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Works by: Taylor Boren, Ashley Hendrix, Rachael Hulme, Jeremy Jirsa, Rachel Kotkin, MaryEllen Martinez, Jessica Rush, Amanda Simonds, and Allison Yancone
Josh Nukem’s Garden of Earthly Delights
Friday, January 23 at 7 pm
1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
“I am not born into reality, my almost ocean was.
I create my own reality, the garden and what before it.”
An interactive installation showing the capability of the manifestation of one’s heterotopia, or metaphorical space, in a tangible space.
The symbolic garden imagery used throughout history, such engrained in our minds by Hieronymous Bosch, consists of a sacred space in which can be compared to the human body and the universe. In the center of these images, one often finds the water fountain or basin, which is like an umbilicus and represents the navel of the world and source of life. The archetype reflected in Nukem’s installation uses the proportions and symmetry of the human body as a symbol of harmony.
“My garden is my map. My body is my compass. Everything is a metaphor.”
Odd Tuesdays Special Delivery… at EMP Collective
Friday, January 23, 6-9PM, $5-10
Odd Tuesdays Cineclub is proud to present a special screening: the US premiere of Cecile Emeke’s Ackee and Saltfish, hosted by art collective BALTI GURLS and publishing press Sisster Press.
Ackee and Saltfish follows a day in the life of “two ordinary girls in ordinary old East London” after an ackee and saltfish cooking mishap.
The screening is to be followed by a Q & A moderated by artist Evan Christmas. There will also be zines and other limited edition items available for purchase from Sisster Press, True Laurels, and 3dot Zine, among others.
Odd Tuesdays Special Delivery: Ackee and Saltfish
Film screening series
Friday, January 23, 6-9PM $5-10
The Clairvoyeur & The Dream Strata
Saturday, January 24 from 6-8 pm
Full Circle Photo
33 E 21st St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Husband and wife, Chris Siron & Lynne Parks, take over the gallery with new and classic works, exhibiting in Baltimore for the first time together.
Exhibit runs 1/24 to 2/28 2015
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 19TH from 6-8PM
BALTIMORE CRANKIE FESTIVAL ! A WEEKEND of scrolling stories & music
Saturday, January 24 at 8 pm – Sunday, January 25 at 3:30 pm
The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
SATURDAY EVE // 8 PM
old time music & crankie making duo ANNA & ELIZABETH
with new crankies from
shadow puppeteer & visual artist KATHERINE FAHEY
puppeteer & performance artist VALESKA POPULOH
Encaustic painter CHRISTINE SAJECKI
PORCH PUPPETEERS (Ryan Patterson & Rachel Valsing)
and musical guest ELLEN CHERRY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON // 2 PM
Crankies for families ! Short concert followed by a hands-on workshop where you will leave with your own crankie!!!
CRANKIES? Low tech moving pictures — long illustrations of paper, paint, cloth, or cutouts scrolled during the telling of a story or sharing of a song.
1. The Lost Gander, by Anna & Elizabeth
2. Pickett’s Charge, by Katherine Fahey (song by ellen cherry)
3. One from 1910, an Ombro Cinema from France
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Anna and Elizabeth: acclaimed young ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle of Rural Retreat Virginia, and Baltimore based fiddler Anna Roberts-Gevalt who learned to play fiddle and banjo in visits to Eastern Kentucky. The two have shared their crankies and harmonies in country stores, living rooms, classrooms, fine art museums and concert halls across the United States, and abroad in Uzbekistan and Ireland.
“There’s something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia… culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great.” SING OUT MAGAZINE
Katherine Fahey: A designer, performer, and printmaker, her cut paper and prints have become music posters, shadow puppets, portraits, set design and animation, including lush music videos for musicians such as Wye Oak and Ellen Cherry.
Supported by a gift from John Cammack and Kimberly Warren
AAC Opening Reception for Instigate. Activate. and GUN LOVE
Saturday, January 24 from 6-8 pm
Arlington Art Center in Arlington, VA
Four rising curators, fourteen artists, four shows…Join us as we welcome the curators and artists of the inaugural Emerging Curators Spotlight: Instigate. Activate | new curators, new ideas
Also on view: Resident artist Dawn Whitmore presents GUN LOVE a solo exhibition in the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery on our Upper Level. Meet Dawn in her studio during the reception.
Opening night will feature performance art by Annie Wilson at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM. Each set will last about 20 minutes, and space is limited, so first come, first served!
Curator Ellen Chenoweth
with artists Nicole Salimbene, Roberto Lugo, Jacob Rivkin, Olivier Giron, and Annie Wilson
Curator Danielle O’Steen
with artists Krista Caballero and FreeSpace Collective’s Billy Friebele and Michael Dax Iacovone
Curator Megan Rook-Koepsel
with artists Mariah Anne Johnson, Joseph Hoffman, Ron Longsdorf, Maggie Gourlay, and Marian April Glebes
Curator Caitlin Tucker-Melvin
with artists L.E. Doughtie, Phaan Howng, and Samantha Rausch
Opening nights always feature open studios with AAC’s group of Resident Artists, so go upstairs, sip some wine in the studios, and check out some works in progress!
Artwork above by Phaan Howng, Destruction for Reconstruction I