BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events August 2nd-8th

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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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<><><><><><><><><><>summer-759x500Summer Show: Alfonso Fernandez, Julia Garcia, Minku Kim, 
Jennie Jieun Lee – Ongoing Exhibition

C. Grimaldis Gallery
523 North Charles Street : Baltimore 21201

On View  June 30 – August 20, 2016
 C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present a summer group show of new works by Alfonso Fernandez, Julia Garcia, Minku Kim and Jennie Jieun Lee. This exhibition features paintings and ceramic sculpture which showcase the artist’s decisive hand, the classical form and its deconstruction. These experimental compositions are charged with a tension between formal sensibility and visceral emotion, in which moments of figuration are occluded by darkness, color, glazes, pours, drips and mark-makings.
Alfonso Fernandez (b. 1983, Mexico City) received an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, including recent exhibitions at the Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC and Circa Gallery, Minneapolis. Alfonso lives and works in Baltimore.
Julia Garcia (b. 1992, Pompano Beach) received an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in New York, Baltimore, and Rome, including Ballroom Gallery, Baltimore; Bleecker St Arts Club, New York; The Hole, New York; Blue Mountain Gallery, New York; and Libreria Cascianelli, Rome. Julia lives and works in Beijing.
Minku Kim (b. 1989, Seoul) has shown painting, drawing and sculpture internationally at galleries including The Courtroom, Brooklyn; All Things Project, New York; BrailleBerlin, Berlin; and Current Space, Baltimore. He is a 2017 MFA candidate in Sculpture at The New York Studio School. Minku immigrated to New York in 2005, where he currently lives and works.
Jennie Jieun Lee (b. 1973, Seoul) has exhibited throughout the US and internationally at galleries such as Marlborough Chelsea (Viewing Room), New York; Levy Deval, Brussels; Eleven Rivington, New York; Martos Gallery, New York; Cooper Cole, Toronto; and Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris. Jennie lives and works in Brooklyn.
Summer Show will be on view from June 30 – August 20. An opening reception will take place on June 30 from 6-8 pm. Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Tuesdaythrough Saturday10 am – 5:30 pm.

<><><><><><><><><><>W3uVsUxQ“Design Disruptors” Baltimore Film Screening
Wednesday, August 3rd : 7-9pm

The Charles Theatre
1711 North Charles Street : Baltimore 21201

 Price: $10.00 RSVP website:

Join us for an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by PCB.DESIGN DISRUPTORS reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of 15+ industry-shaking companies, and how they’re using the power of design to disrupt billion dollar industries.

Grab a drink, some movie treats, and be first to see the film.

Seating is limited—reserve your seat today!

 Film info:

<><><><><><><><><><>ZkcilitoMarie-Paule Dendooven & William Wright, Opening Reception
Thursday, August 4th : 7-11pm

The Alchemy of Art
1637 Eastern Avenue : Baltimore 21231

Marie-Paule Dendooven Coster originally from Brussels, Belgium has always been drawn to the arts. She Came to the US and studied drawing, sculpture and painting at The Schuler School, M.I.C.A and B.C.C.

Marie-Paule paints maints with a variety of mediums such as acrylic, oil pastels, sticks, ink, wood and paper. She paints with many layers, blending many colors and textures. Her works vary from figurative to abstract and her subjects are mostly imaginary. She finds she either paints from memory or the subconscious. Her work is about feeling. Her inspiration is taken from nature and light. More info can be seen one Marie-Paule’s website  And you can contact her via email [email protected] or by phone 443-629-5535

William Wright is a prolific self taught artist. Born and raised in England, currently living and working in the USA. William paints in a variety of styles with fondness for expressionism and bright colors. Winner of RAW BALTIMORE : BEST VISUAL ARTIST 2013. William has had work displayed at the prestigious Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore.

Mr. Wright usually works quickly with whatever inspires him at the time and whatever materials are at hand or have grabbed his attention.

Science Fair!: The Water Ballet
Friday, August 5th – Sunday, August 7th

Patterson Park Pool
148 South Linwood Street : Baltimore 21221

Fluid Movement presents our 15th annual synchronized swimming spectacular: SCIENCE FAIR!: The Water Ballet. Hypothesis: It’s Gonna be Awesome! Go back to school and behold the tri-fold! Share our students’ fears of experimentation, demonstration, and evaluation! Will they all finish in time? Have YOU turned in your project yet? Come witness the scientific wonders of student-developed reanimated corpses, post-apocalyptic wastelands, space travel, time travel, and the love affairs between the elements that make up our world. This educational rite of passage is presented via multi-disciplinary methods including choreography, comedy, and special effects, all blended with glitter, chlorine, and spandex. The Science Fair entrants have even built an unheard-of experimental Friday Night Show, with transformative lighting and additional glitter!  WILL IT WORK??

Show dates and times:

Druid Hill Park Pool
800 Wyman Park Dr Baltimore, MD 21211
Saturday, July 30 at 5 pm and 7 pm (Buy tickets)
Sunday, July 31 at 5 pm and 7 pm (Buy tickets)

Patterson Park Pool
148 S. Linwood Ave Baltimore, MD 21224
Friday, August 5 at 9 pm [night show with lights] (Buy tickets)
Saturday, August 6 at 7 pm and 9 pm [night show with lights] (Buy tickets)
Sunday, August 7 at 5 pm and 7 pm (Buy tickets)

Tickets are $10 for all shows except the July 30, 5 pm, special $5 show.

Be a Fluid Movement sponsor!
Being a Sponsor not only helps Fluid Movement buy needed Water Ballet material (like stage sets, props and glitter) but it also gets you great seats and recognition. You can become an “Individual Sponsor” or “Business Sponsor.” We have set up an Eventbrite sponsorship page. Please click through for sponsorship details.

<><><><><><><><><><>f0vn1yVKGBCA Arts & Culture Happy Hour
Friday, August 5th : 5-7pm

Amici Music
208 Northway : Baltimore 21218

Join the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance for our next Arts & Culture Happy Hour at AmiciMusic! Come enjoy music from AmiciMusic’s own musicians. We encourage you to stay for the concert at 7:30pm presented by Amy Barston and Daniel Weiser. All GBCA members receive $10 off general admission.

<><><><><><><><><><>sIAUCOOXMagic Portal Remix, A Solo Exhibition by Kim Loper – Opening Reception
Friday, August 5th : 6-8pm

Jubilee Arts
1947 Pennsylvania Avenue : Baltimore 21217

Kim Loper is the 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence at Jubilee Arts and worked in collaboration with the Druid Heights community and local churches to create “Magic Portal”, a temporary sculpture garden in the vacant lots at Gold and Division streets (supported by BOPA’s Lots Alive program and MICA’s Office of Community Engagement).

Magic Portal Remix is a mixed-media installation by Loper that “remixes” materials utilized and concepts that inspired the building of the sculptures, including historic photographs from the Paul Henderson collection.

(on view August 5-29)

Jubilee Arts’ final celebration will concurrently be taking place 6-7:30pm on the side lot next to the main building. Join us to celebrate the summer by enjoying line dance, youth ballet, Bmore Club performances and more!

Snacks provided. 

<><><><><><><><><><>F92eOkDr4th Annual Summer Plein Air Show & Paint Out
Saturday, August 6th : 3-6pm

Crystal Moll Gallery
1030 South Charles Street : Baltimore 21230

Exhibtion dates:  August 3rd – september 23rd, 2016.

The Crystal Moll Gallery will be displaying works by some of the finest plein air artists working today.   Plein Air is a French term meaning “in the open air”.  We are fortunate to have many nationally recognized plein air artists working and living in our region.

There are many Plein Air events where artists gather for 2-6 days to paint no matter the conditions.  This exhibition comes on the heels of Plein Air Richmond, Easels in Frederick, Paint Annapolis and Plein Air Easton…one of the most prestigious plein air competitions in the world.

In addition to providing us with selected works, we will ask artists to paint throughout Federal Hill on August 6th.  These new paintings will be on display and for sale wet off their easels during the reception

Participating artists: Jill Basham, Tim Kelly, Janice Kirsh, Crystal Moll, Palden Hamilton, Ann Crostic, Tim Bell and others

<><><><><><><><><><>pcI3M6iZJourneys Exhibition – Opening Reception
Saturday, August 6th : 6-8pm

Towson Arts Collective
40 West Chesapeake Avenue : Baltimore 21204

<><><><><><><><><><>JQvX_HxLBig Table Connections: Scale Shift
Saturday, August 6th : 2-3:30pm

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive : Baltimore 21218

Join Clare Nicholls, artist and educator at the Maryland Science Center to explore Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ large-scale beaded curtain in the Contemporary wing. Then try your hand at creating oversized strands of rope to reflect on the artistic strategy of shifting the scale of ordinary objects.

About Big Table Connections

Connect to innovative art and artists, explore big ideas, and participate in creative activities. Gather around the Big Table for lively conversations with thinkers and makers to learn how artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Nick Cave, Zoe Leonard, and Rirkrit Tiravanija used everyday objects to create extraordinary artworks.

Meet experts from related fields who will share their insights in the galleries, then participate in art-making activities that delve into the ideas behind the artworks.

<><><><><><><><><><>uN7kxDJNRuler Breakers – Opening Reception
Saturday, August 6th : 5-8pm

126 North Madiera Street : Baltimore 21231

An exhibition featuring artist educators who think outside the box

Dan Dudrow • Robinson Muñoz

Kate Norris • Linda Popp • M. Voelker

Exhibition runs August 6 – August 27, 2016

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