BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events August 18 – 22

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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 [email protected]!


Reel B.A.D. film night #3: Crooklyn (rescheduled)
Tuesday, August 18 from 7-11

200 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. is excited to host the third “reel B.A.D. film night,” our new outdoor film series showcasing Baltimore-based art and filmmaking alongside feature film favorites and brew & snacks from local vendors!

**Please note, due to rain at our July 21 event, we are playing Spike Lee’s Crooklyn at our third film night instead of Sister Act 2. We are also rescreening the short films scheduled for July 21. See below for details**

FOOD, BEER & WINE (7-11pm):
Roasted peanuts from Konstant’s Peanuts in Lexington Market!
Beer & wine from The Brewer’s Art and Union Craft Brewing!


DJ Mighty Mark ( kicks off the night! As a proud Cherry Hill-native and inventive Baltimore club music producer and DJ, Mighty Mark bridges the gap between the intensity of old school Baltimore club music and the futuristic style of the new school. When he’s not producing his own tracks, DJing in Baltimore’s most popular underground clubs, or shooting energetic music videos, he’s also successfully running his own music label, Zoo On Mars Entertainment. Mighty Mark was voted in 2010 as the Best Baltimore Club Producer from the Baltimore City Paper.


August 18th:

Munching On Lunch by Wide Angle Youth Media
This video was created by participants in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Patterson Park Public Charter School. Youth producers researched where cafeteria food comes from, federal standards for student meals, and explored ideas on how to keep the food both healthy and tasty. A special “Thank You!” also goes out to all of the dedicated staff at Patterson Park Public Charter School and Baltimore City Public Schools who provide food and nutrition services to students and who helped to contribute to this video.
*Youth Producers: Ayonna Campbell,,Joselin Gasca-Lopez, Mina Gaughran-Perez, Shabria Hart, Cesar Jimenez-Zamudio, Malachi Jones, Perfect Kongolo, Omarion Lopez, Umi Marshall, Nyla McKenny, Madison Palmer, Daniela Rodriguez-Islas, Ryan Trogdon
*Assistant Youth Producers, Jodi Aryee, Faith Carter-Topp, Shae Cooper, Freddy Famba Jr., Jada Fleming, Joyce Kasiama, Anerra White

Be Good by Pierre Bennu
“Be Good” is the first video from Jazz singer Gregory Porter’s critically acclaimed album of the same name. Shot entirely on location in Baltimore, Maryland, director Pierre Bennu visually compliments Porter’s intense lyrics and smooth, soulful vocals with vibrant colors and whimsical storytelling, and sets it all against Charm City’s unique backdrop. To compliment his artistic vision, Bennu tapped the talents of Baltimore-based multidisciplinary visual artist Dirk Joseph, whose ‘magical props’ add significantly to the video’s playful and enchanting sensibility.
*Credits: Directed by award winning filmmaker Pierre Bennu, with cinematography by Shawn Peters and special set work by visual artist Dirk Joseph. Featuring performance artist Holly Bass and actor Samuel R. Gates, and introducing Mahsati Moorhead as Cupid.

Public/Private by Chris Peters
Peters’ use of the camera obscura as a tool is integral to his conceptual project. After blacking out every window, opening and crack in his chosen room, Peters drills a hole into the outside wall, its size and placement dependent on the artist’s desired photographic outcome. Once this camera obscura is constructed, Peters photographs the resulting projection within the room. In the process of converting these abandoned spaces into black boxes and then cameras, the artist deconstructs and reimagines the figurative and literal boundaries separating interior and exterior space. The walls that designate private space, that physically separate outdoors from in, are rendered ineffective when Peters projects the outside world onto them. No longer do the walls separate this indoor space from what surrounds it; instead, exterior and interior collapse onto one another and cannot be so easily delineated.
*All scoping, setting up, photographing, and editing done by Chris Peters
Music by Dan Deacon

Peace in the Absence of War (Baltimore 4/27/15 – 5/2/15) by Theo Anthony
[rescheduled from July 21]
On April 27th, 2015, following more than a week of protests over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra held a free concert in downtown Baltimore. Footage is culled from that concert, along with various demonstrations on that same day. All nights shots taken while following the route of Freddie Gray’s arrest after curfew.
*Director/Editor/DP: Theo Anthony, Field Sound: Marc Gallant, Post Sound: Schwarz

Doomed by Anton Makarau
[rescheduled from July 21]
Doomed is a pixel art animation about a man destined to die a gruesome death. After being flung off of a cliff, he lands gut first in a tree and bleeds out. His spirit is separated from his corpse and must pursue the lifeless body throughout different environments on its way to Hell. *Director: Anton Makarau


Crooklyn is a 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film takes place in Brooklyn, New York and the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant during the summer of 1973.[1] Its primary focus is a young girl, Troy (played by Zelda Harris), and her family. Throughout the film, Troy learns life lessons through her four rowdy brothers, her loving but strict mother (Alfre Woodard), and her naive, struggling father (Delroy Lindo).

200 W. Lexington Street (at Park Avenue)
Baltimore, MD 21201

Contact us here: [email protected] or 410.528.7710.

Programming of the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. is made possible by individual contributions and generous support from the Goldseker Foundation, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Market Center Merchants Association, the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation and Towner Management Company. A Free Event!


Thursday, August 20: 8-11

Terrault Contemporary
1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
on bicycles for two, we bring you



SOFT FANGS (Brooklyn, NY)


terrault contemporary in the copycat
1515 Guilford Ave.
5 bux, 8pm – 11pm

a smooth show, nice and easy, mellow and mentholated for your health
flyer by John from Soft Fangs 🙂


Mondo Festo @ EMP Collective & Psychic Annex
Thursday, August 20 – Saturday, August 22: 8 pm

Tickets Available

A celebration for the beginnings of Le Mondo ( and small sampling of the expansive performance work happening in the Greatest City in America. We’re excited? Are you excited? Let’s all be excited!

Thursday, August 20, 8PM | $8-10 Sliding Scale
10-Minute Play Festival
@ EMP Collective

Friday, August 21, 8PM | $12-$15 Sliding Scale
10-Minute Play Festival, Eminent Domain, Opening Night Dance Party
@ EMP Collective

Saturday, August 22, 8PM | $12-$15 Sliding Scale
The Maids, What is Dance?
@ Psychic \\ Annex

10-Minute Play Festival
Curated by Sarah Jacklin for the Annex Theater

Six strange plays about hunger and extinction in 90 minutes. Featuring:

Trouble in Old Man Maple By Brett Abelman | Directed by June Keating
Shark Boyd S2 E6: The One with the Twist By Trevor Wilhelms | Directed by Martin Kasey
Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe By Scott Patterson | Directed by Nehprii Amenii
Cherry Tarts on Mars By Molly Marguelies | Directed by Jake Budenz
Seasonings: Musical Menu Written and Directed by Rjyan Kidwell and Connor Kizer
Basic Animal By Sarah Lamar | Devised and Directed by Dionná Fletcher

Eminent Domain Curated by Carly J. Bales

Eminent Domain is a curated performance art event that uses the concept of Eminent Domain as a jumping-off point to explore power structures, ownership, domination, exploitation, and control – of the self and others. Featuring the work of Jane Claire Remick, Marcelline, Talbolt Johnson, Kristin McWharter with Maura Dwyer, Jake Budenz with Alex D’Agostino, and Richard Munaba.

The Maids, Devised by The Psychic Readings Co. Psychic Readings Company warps Jean Genet’s classic, spinning a whirligig of S&M power plays, bloody rituals and copious bouquets of fake deaths.

Featuring: Carly J. Bales, Nicolette Le Faye, and Kyra Evelyn.
Dance and Movement Curated by Isa Leal

Featuring the works of Tendrills, Michael Wasteney Stephens, Kennon Brice, Meg Peterson, Nicolette LeFaye, Isa Leal, and Dj Rice.
Dance Video by Zap McConnell (international artist)


Open House at Maryland Art Place
Saturday, August 22 from 12 – 3 pm, 6-8 pm

Maryland Art Place
218 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

On Saturday August 22nd, MAP will be hosting an ‘Open House’ at its 218 West Saratoga Street building to the public. MAP will present a brand new, recently built out office suite available for lease, as well as additional leasable space within its 20,000 square foot building. The Open House event also coincides with the last day of the current exhibition, Young Blood – a survey show of area Masters of Fine Arts graduates.

Through the Open House MAP will showcase the wide variety of artist and creative business owners in the building. MAP currently leases space to individual artists: Stephen Scott, Caitlin Kambic, Carolyn Cavanaugh, Gregory Lamberson, Ariston Jacks, Paige Orpin, and Brent Taylor. Creative businesses highlighted that day include the new office of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, Bishme Cromartie Fashion Studio, Jordan Faye Contemporary, and the Lineup Room (Brandon Lackey-Mania Music).

The event will run from noon to 3pm, and re-open that evening from 6-9pm. Light refreshments will be served the evening of the open house. No reservations are necessary. Just show up and roam the building! MAP is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park & Howards Streets. On-street parking is available as well as an open Arrow Lot behind the building, off Howard Street.


DESPUÉS DE LA FRONTERA | AFTER THE BORDER Exhibition @ Creative Alliance
RECEPTION: Saturday, August 22: 6-8 pm

Curated by Tanya Garcia | Produced by Maria Aldana

Eric J Garcia, Tanya Garcia, Silvia Mata-Marin, Armando Mejía, Valeria Molinari, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Edgar Reyes, Levi Vonk

ON VIEW: August 22 – September 26

Después de la Frontera/After the Border honors the stories of recent unaccompanied immigrant youth and families living in Baltimore who fled their homes in Central America.
Después de la Frontera hace homenaje a las historias de jóvenes inmigrantes y sus familias, que tuvieron que huir de sus hogares en Centroamérica.

Saturday, August 22 | 6-8pm | FREE
Joe Falero & DC Latin Jazz AllStars | 8pm | $15, $12 mbrs.

AUG 28 | Noches Acústicas | 9:30-11:30pm | FREE
SEP 3 | FILM | Sin Nombre | 7pm | $10, $7 mbrs. Door $12, $9 mbrs.
SEP 19 | Neighborhood Voices | 10:30am-3pm | FREE
SEP 24 | FILM | Pelo Malo | $10, $7 mbrs. Door $12, $9 mbrs.


Illuminate Love + Light for Melissa
Saturday, August 22: 7-10

Clipper Mill Pool

Join us for a night to ILLUMINATE Love & Light for Melissa with friends, food + drink at the Clipper Mill Pool in Baltimore. The hottest restaurants in the city will be collaborating under the stars on a ‘Wild + Free’ style summer menu!

So far… Woodberry Kitchen, Cunningham’s Cafe & Bakery, Encantada, Tapas Teatro, The Charmery, The Local Oyster, Flying Dog Brewery, Waterfront Kitchen and more to come!

Event design by Stephanie Bradshaw
DJ Ryan Impulse playing our faves • Silent Auction

100% of all proceeds will go toward Melissa’s recovery expenses. We could not do this without your support!

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