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<><><><><><><><>Light City Feedback Sessions Wednesday, May 4th : #1 – 8:30-10am +#2 – 6-8pm
#1 – Top of the World (admission waived)
401 East Pratt Street : Baltimore 21202
#2 – Impact Hub Baltimore
10 East North Avenue : Baltimore 21201
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites the community to share their experiences with the inaugural Light City, a festival of light, music and innovation which attracted an estimated 400,000 attendees in 2016. The Light City Baltimore Feedback Sessions, taking place on Wednesday, May 4, are open to the public to share successes, challenges and lessons learned to help improve and grow the festival in 2017 and beyond.Light refreshments will be served.
Platform is pleased to present the first of many artist talks with local collectives. This includes investigating the practices, and goals of each group as well as the individuals it’s comprised of.
This talk will introduce the new and exciting work of Balti Gurls, an art squad of black and brown female-identified artists. Their mission is to create a community of like-minded folks, IRL and URL.
The talk will be an informal discussion of relevant topics followed by a QA. FROM URL TO IRL will be moderated by Deana Haggag, Director of The Contemporary.
BALTI GURLS is a women of color artist collective based in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 2014 by artist and city native Jenné Afiya as an informal discussion group amongst friends has evolved into an 11 member collective. We are DJs, filmmakers, painters, photographers, graphic designers, and performance artists. And with a particular focus on new media and cross-disciplinary practice, our mission is to cultivate platforms and “creative safe space” for other women of color. To establish a community of like-minded folks, physically and online.
DEANA HAGGAG has been the Director of The Contemporary since the spring of 2013. Prior to her work with the museum, she was the Curator-in-Residence at Gallery CA, which is also located in Baltimore, MD in the City Arts building — home to over 90 artists. Deana received her MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from Rutgers University in Art History and Philosophy. In addition to her work at The Contemporary, Deana lectures extensively, consults on various public art initiatives, contributes to cultural publications, and teaches at institutions such as Towson University and Johns Hopkins University. She is on the board of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, is an advisory member for FORCE, and founded the Baltimore Chapter of the Awesome Foundation. She also serves as a member of the Affiliates Board for the Museums and Society Program at Johns Hopkins University and is an active participant of the StageOne/FANS council at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Deana was named “10 People to Watch Under 30” by the Baltimore Sun in 2013 and a “Young Cultural Innovator” by the Salzburg Global Forum in 2015.
Alloverstreet is a night of simultaneous art openings and events spanning the many art spaces of East Oliver Street in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. We hope you will join us on Friday, May 6th for our monthly round of rad events! We will start the night off with a happy hour sponsored by Union Craft Beer at the Station North Tool Library that will be followed by an Alloverstreet Artist Talk at Area 405. This month we will host Gallery CA and Viveca Licata.
Friday, May 6th, 2016
5:00-7:00PM – Happy Hour at Station North Tool Library (417 E Oliver St)
7:00-7:30PM – Artist talk featuring Gallery CA and Viveca Licata at Area 405 (405 E Oliver St)
7:00-10:00PM – Art openings on East Oliver Street and surrounding area.
ALLOVERSTREET KICK OFF
Area 405 (5:00-7:30PM)
A happy hour sponsored by Brewers Art followed by an artist talk featuring Gallery CA and Viveca Licata at Area 405.
Area 405: 405 East Oliver Street
EVENING EVENTS (7-10PM):
An exhibition by Madeline Gallucci.
The Copycat, 1515 Guilford Avenue
La Bodega Gallery
Featuring projections by Stephen Crouch (DC) and Sean Berg (Baltimore) and performances by Ch’lich K’aaxil (Baltimore), Cigarette (DC) and Anne Claire (NC).
The Copycat, Unit A100, 1511 Guilford Avenue
Ass Dance: A Showlo-so
LightHole! Intermedia Art Monthly
A solo show by Cathy Cook.
The Copycat, Unit B401, 1511 Guilford Avenue
Work by Michael Quednau, Maya Ragazzo, Aja Bivens, and Amanda Perkins.
The Copycat, Unit B202, 1511 Guilford Avenue
The Edge at Ballroom Gallery
DOUBLE TAKE at Terrault Contemporary.
Nu-Delineation at Bodega Gallery
Works by Ginny Huo and Christina Martinelli.
The Copycat, Unit B501, 1511 Guilford Ave
Open Works Tour
Join William Holman of Open Works and architect Ethan Marchant, AIA, of Cho Benn Holback + Associates for a sneak-peek tour of Open Works, a makerspace opening this fall.
1400 Greenmount Ave
Fill All My Holes
Painings by Viveca Licata.
440 E Oliver Street
Works by Catheine Pancake
405 E Oliver Street, 2nd Floor.
Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media
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