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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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WE LOVE BALTIMORE /// Silent Auction & Exhibition // Metro Gallery 6/12
Tuesday, May 12 from 7-11 pm

Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

We will be hosting an art exhibition & silent auction Tuesday May 12th at Metro Gallery from 7pm – 11pm! Please come out and join us for an amazing evening celebrating our city and it’s creativity!

All proceeds from art sales and the silent auction will go to the Baltimore Community Foundation’s Rebuilding Fund. More info here.

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MICA Art Walk 2015
Thursday, May 14 from 5-9 pm

Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Get the hottest ticket in town. Attend MICA’s preview party for the 2015 Commencement Exhibition and be among the first to see, meet and purchase artwork by both emerging and accomplished artists and designers. Guests will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.

Purchase tickets online at mica.edu/artwalk

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4th Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival at Creative Alliance
May 15 at 5:00pm to May 16 at 11:00pm

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Tickets Available @ www.creativealliance.org

– FRIDAY MAY 15 –

5-7pm | Film Fest Kick-Off!
Join us and Film Festival partners GLCCB & GayLife Friday night for the GLCCB Archives exhibition opening & happy hour!
Picture It: A Collection of Photographs from the GLCCB Archives

6:45pm
OF GIRLS & HORSES (Monika Treut, 2014, Germany, 82 min, In German with English subtitles)
A coming of age story of girls and horses gorgeously filmed in Northern Germany.

8:45pm
TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL (Jeffrey Schwarz, 2015, USA, 90 min)
Tab Hunter, secretly gay, and ‘50s Hollywood’s most sought after star, shares his story.

– SATURDAY MAY 16 –

2pm
GALLERY TALK
Join the GLCCB Archives staff for a talk about Baltimore’s LGBT History. Help us ensure proper preservation and documentation of historical images.

3pm
THE CIRCLE (Stefan Haupt, 2014, Switzerland, 102 min, In Swiss German and German with English subtitles)
Oscar nominated film about Switzerland’s first same-sex civil partners.

5pm
OUT IN THE NIGHT (Blair Doroshwalther, 2013, USA, 75 min)
A group of young lesbians are accused of being killers after a man threatens to rape them.

7:30pm
QUEER SHORTS!
Hold onto your g-strings, posing pouches and butch boxers, because some hilarious, thought provoking and delectably hot shorts are coming out in this program!

9:30pm
GERONTOPHILIA (Bruce LaBruce, 2013, Canada, 90 min)
Bruce LaBruce is in this new romantic comedy and update of Harold and Maude.

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PRESS PRESS PROUDLY PRESENTS…
PRESS PRESS TRIPLE DROP!!
Featuring the release of 3 collaborative 2014-2015 publications

May 15th | 6 – 8 PM | Mount Royal Station Parking Lot

Mount Royal Station
Baltimore, Maryland

1. MICA COMMENCEMENT CATALOGUE 2015

This project surfaces and documents events of the two weeks leading up the annual commencement show in an attempt to contextualize MICA and question its relationship to Baltimore at large.

2. BLOBWORK: A Vision of Contemporary Art Practice and Engagement
By Kimi Hanauer & Foreword by Lee Heinemann

Do you ever wonder wtf goes on inside of Kimi’s head? This beautiful publication includes the word blob over 100 times while outlining Kimi’s ideologies on contemporary art. Featuring Penthouse Gallery, Press Press and Alloverstreet.

3. THE 100% YES MANIFESTO:

An overview of of a year long collaboration between Press Press and our young student-collaborators at the Refugee Youth Project. What do you say 100% YES to?
**In conjunction with Get Your Life! Productions World Premiere Film Festival!

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Graham Coreil-Allen SiteLines CLOSING
Friday, May 15 from 6-9

Current Space
421 N Howard St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Last chance to view Graham Coreil-Allen’s Sitelines exhibit, with a tour/artist talk by the artist at 6:30pm.
And also – read this interview with Graham by Michael Farley on Art F City. It will blow your mind!

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Thaw: Photos of Cuba and the polar regions by Janet Jeffers
Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm

WTMD
1 Olympic Pl, Towson, Maryland 21204

On Friday May 15, WTMD presents “Thaw,” a site-specific exhibit of photos from Cuba and the polar regions taken by Janet Little Jeffers Photography. Images of remote, surreal polar landscapes contrast with the rich, decaying man-made Cuban environment. Both areas have been in the news recently, for different kinds of thawing – one from global warming; the other from a warming of diplomatic relations. Presented by New Belgium Brewing, the exhibit opens with a free reception 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday May 15 at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place in Towson, and features a performance by Baltimore rockers Western Star. The exhibit will run through June 30.

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Get Your Life! Productions World Premiere Film Festival!
Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us in celebrating the premiere of a year’s worth of videos by Get Your Life! Productions!!!

Get Your Life! Productions is a collaborative, youth-centered video production company focusing on unlocking potentiality, dismantling limitations, and imagining new ways of being in the world. This screening will feature many short video works created this year by Isaiah Benjamin, Karisma Daniels, Jaida Douglass, Maggie Fitz, La’Daya Galloway, Daja Haleem, Dalin Haleem, Lee Heinemann, Nia Knott, Louquaina Mullen, and Xavier Wade

Performance by the 901 Arts Drumline!
Pink carpet and paparazzi!
Awards ceremony!
Meet and greet with the artists!
Bring a blanket and chill on the hill!

In conjunction with the release of Kimi Hanauer’s book BLOBWORKS & the 2015 MICA Commencement Exhibition.

Outside the Mount Royal Station
1400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Also stop by “A Place to Get Your Life!” an exhibition of behind the scenes video, props, and documents generated throughout our year. The MICA Brown Center, Room 205. Open anytime throughout the weekend-long commencement show

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Valencia | solo exhibition of Sarah Favreau
Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Terrault Contemporary
1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Valencia is a body of work, which bridges events and experiences distinct to the artist and a concern with the way certain forms can possess the space and qualia of and/or around a given subject. These material manifestations of platonic items and phenomena are held by a reductive but malleable system of canvas construction and assembly, at once painting, and a suspension system, containing the pressure both physical and perceptual of a thing to the space that contains it. Individual works become moments divorced from their original narrative context, having become pure form and color, an essentially formal experience. These brief but distinct sensations only discernible through titles and an intense specificity of color, give the viewer the barest glimpses of small characters in a larger story.

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David London’s Creative Spirit Seance
May 15, 2015 – May 31, 2015 all-day Repeats

Church and Company
3649 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211

COST: $35/$40/$50

Presented for just 12 participants per seating, The Creative Spirit Seance is an intimate, fully interactive experience that explores various ways in which human beings communicate with the unseen world. Combining performance, ritual and creative play, magician and storyteller David London will guide you through the mysterious realm of imagination, creativity and the Great Beyond.

For more information or to reserve your seats, please visit www.CreativeSpiritSeance.com.

Creative Spirit Seance TICKETS
Fridays (5/15, 5/22, 5/29) at 7:00 and 10:00PM
Saturdays (5/16, 5/23, 5/30) at 7:00 and 10:00PM
Sundays (5/17, 5/24, 5/31) at 7:00PM

12 tickets available per show / Recommended for ages 18+
Participation is required. Creative attire is strongly encouraged.

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MACS Symposium: Narratives of Modernity, Contemporaneity, and Desire
Saturday, May 16 at 10:00am – 5:00pm

Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Narratives of Modernity, Contemporaneity, and Desire is the third annual MA in Critical Studies Symposium at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Narratives of Modernity, Contemporaneity, and Desire is a symposium meant to evaluate important points in our cultural past and present in order to better understand the world around us and critical discourse in the arts. A series of 20-minute talks will be followed by a keynote lecture by David Yezzi as well as a summary discussion of the symposium’s theme.

The symposium fill feature the following presentations from graduate students at MICA and the UMBC:
Q-Mars Haeri: “The Modernizing Potential of Religious Theater: The Takiyeh Dowlat in 19th-Centrury Iran”
Taylor Williams: “Visual Seriality in Winsor McCay’s Slumberland”
Christie Hayden: “Net Art: A Moment of Tension in the Art World”
Christine Cherry: “‘Live, Live’: On Embodied and Unembodied Desire in Anne Sexton’s Live or Die”
Avery Brow: “Silence Still Equals Death: ACT UP, Stigma and Homophobia”
Cami Sotela: “Playing Camp Mom: Women as Caretakers in Burn Culture”

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Performance Art Talk
Saturday, May 16 at 7:30pm

MAXgallery
126 N Madeira St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231

What happens when you put theater in an art gallery? Cross the Divide guided by Sheila Gaskins, performance artist, stand-up comic, activist, and humanitarian. Be prepared to be..

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