BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events July 28-August 3

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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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SewLab USA Pop-Up Shop at The Windup Space Friday, July 31

Showcasing a collective of new and established makers and doers in Baltimore, SewLab USA hosts a pop-up shop at the awesome Windup SpaceFriday, July 31, 2015.

The event will be sporting the high-quality, Baltimore-made goods by the company’s staff, along with those of other great makers and friends in the city. Shop local products to the amazing sounds of local artists Jumbled, DJ Ducky Dynamo, Eze Jackson, and Bond St. District. Plus, attendees have a chance to a night of great giveaways. Admission is free from 7-9pm, and $5 at the door after 9pm.Musical performances start at 9:30pm.

Strangers With Style is a proud sponsor of this event.

Vendors include: SewLab USAThis Sporting LifeHIZAHoldfastCreative KingMimidreKnits, soy and metal3ClothingRadica TextilesFor RentCity of gods shopDoubledutch BoutiqueSixteen Tons, and Keepers Vintage



Bridges Family Day
Friday, July 31st : 2-8pm

John and Frances Angelos Law Center, University of Baltimore
1401 N. Charles St. : 21201

As part of Bridges Baltimore—a global gathering of denizens from math, art and science that constitutes the largest mathematics and art interdisciplinary conference in the world, this year taking place at the University of Baltimore—the public is invited for Bridges Baltimore Family Day on Friday, July 31, in UB’s John and Frances Angelos Law Center, 1401 N. Charles St. and the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

During this half-day event, children and their families are invited to participate in an immersive, participatory experience that links the worlds of mathematics (specifically, geometry and algebra), science (physics and engineering), and art (drawing, sculpture, etc.). Through workshops, games, interactive demonstrations and more, families can explore the links between artistic expression and the language of science and technology.

Cost: All Family Day events are FREE; no reservation is required.



MICA Art Education M.A. Grad Show Opening Reception
Friday, July 31st :  6-7:30pm

MICA Lazarus Center
131 W. Mt. Royal Ave. : 21201

MICA’s Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) prepares experienced K-12 artist-educators to pursue advancement in their field through the development of their practice as both artists and art educators. Designed for the working professional, the curriculum allows students to continue teaching while they complete their graduate degree.



Fluid Movement, Closing Weekend
Saturday, August 1st : 5 and 7pm / Sunday, August 2nd : 5 and 7pm

Druid Hill Park Pool
800 Wyman Park Drive : 21211

Everyone knows and loves Jeff Goldblum, from his star turns in such films as The Big Chill, Earth Girls Are Easy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Fly, and Jurassic Park to his ever present persona in every corner of every television.

Ever wondered what it would be like to be inside his head? Well, this is the summer for you! Fluid Movement, Baltimore’s beloved performance art troupe, puts the “trippy” in trip with its 14th annual synchronized swim spectacle, “Goldblum: The Water Ballet,” which imagines a fictional Jeff Goldblum’s spiritual journey through his own acting career, in public pools with choreographed swimming and pounds of glitter. This year also marks the second annual night show, with transformative lighting elements added to the performance.

Founded in 2001, Fluid Movement is a Baltimore-based performance art group that juxtaposes complex subject matter with delightful and unexpected mediums. We create art that is accessible, and often educational, for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Our performances are created for urban spaces, in Baltimore and beyond. We encourage a sincere understanding and appreciation for city life and city dwellers through our work. In this summer’s production, approximately 90 Baltimoreans will appear in the show as swimmers, actors, puppeteers, and crew.

Show dates and times:

Druid Hill Park Pool, 800 Wyman Park Dr Baltimore, MD 21211

Aug 1 5pm and 7pm

Aug 2 5pm and 7pm

Tickets are $10 for all shows except Aug 1 5pm [special $5 show]. To purchase tickets or for further information, please



FIN: by Closing Reception and Gallery Closing
Saturday, August 1st : 5-8pm

Lease Agreement
3718 Ellerslie Ave : 21218

Opening at the end of a socially and politically tumultuous spring, Boyang Hou’s FIN explores the space of uncertainty that exists when power balances become tenuous. Through sculpture, painting, and photography, Hou attempts to convey the atmosphere of uneasy titillation that precedes revolution – the eerie excitement that comes when it seems that change is fast approaching. Hou employs tropes of the cinematic to enact this drama that is at once ominous and hopeful: destruction with an eye to a brighter future.

Boyang Hou’s exhibition, FIN, is the final exhibition at Lease Agreement before it permanently closes.

Boyang Hou is an East Coast artist currently residing in Chicago. He serves as Director of Exhibitions at Fernwey Gallery and is a founding member of Dry Storage Collective. Hou received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BFA from New York University. Hou’s work often investigates the relationship between popular culture and ideas of aura, nostalgia, and the sublime. Employing devices such as lowbrow knowledge, play, humor, and cliché, he is interested in the ways in which culture and society can act as a conduit for liminal experiences. Using thematics such as fandom, cinema, and fetishized consumption he explores the possibilities of the contemporary.

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