BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events November 29 – December 5

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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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<><><><><><><><><><>kn_yvzqhOrnament Making Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 29th : 6-8pm

Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Avenue : 21209

RSVP | Suggested Donation in advance or at the door

Join us on the National Day of Giving! As part of #GivingTuesday, and Clayworks’ “Make, Share, Learn, Shop, CLAY!” initiative, we will be hosting a happy hour and ornament making workshop in the galleries on Tuesday, November 29 from 6-8PM. This is an opportunity to sip a holiday drink, mingle, paint a clay ornament to take home with you, shop throughout the galleries and find fabulous ceramics in our WINTERFEST 2016 exhibition and HOLIDAY SHOP, while supporting Clayworks!

<><><><><><><><><><>vi-nc9tkThomas Dolby: The Speed of Sound
Thursday, December 1st : 7pm

The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road : 21209

The Speed of Sound is the sensational story of a man who stood at the vanguard of it all. From early appearances on MTV to tough negotiations with the biggest names in Silicon Valley, Dolby’s memoir takes readers through the voracious devotion of one man and his insatiable passion for music.

Walking home after being fired from his job at a grocery store, 17-year-old Thomas Dolby stumbled upon the circuit board from an abandoned musical synthesizer, a “Transcendent 2000,” lying in a dumpster.  Few would have realized that this small discovery would lead to a career performing alongside David Bowie, pitching song lyrics to Michael Jackson or helping create the iconic Nokia cellphone ringtone.  Dolby lived amongst legends and eventually became one himself, breaking down walls in the music world with hits like “She Blinded Me with Science,” and then doing the same during the technology revolution in Silicon Valley when he helped introduce sound to the internet.  In The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology, Thomas Dolby recounts a remarkable career of ups and downs, glamour and corruption, music and tech and the eventual melding of them all into perfect harmony.

<><><><><><><><><><>k_g3iwdkHow Science is Pictures in the Media and Public Culture
Thursday, December 1st : 7-9pm

Google HangOut

If photography was invented so that the sciences could communicate with each other, now it’s as much about making that investigation relevant to consumers, investors and alternately curious, fearful or enthralled citizens. This discussion is interested in science as a social agenda and a media phenomenon. It’s about the popularization of science, the attitude and approach on the part of science toward its own activities and what the general public sees of it.
The Reading the Pictures Salon series brings together experts on visual culture to converse about and analyze a group of ten news and media photographs in an online discussion format. This Salon is being jointly produced with Reading the Pictures and UMBC as a component of SEEING SCIENCE, the  year-long project exploring the role photography plays in shaping, representing, and furthering the sciences.
The distinguished panel includes: Rebecca Adelman UMBC Professor of Media & Communication Studies; Ben de la Cruz, Multimedia Editor, Science Desk, NPR; Marvin Heiferman Curator, Project Director “Seeing Science”; Corey Keller – Curator, SFMOMA; Kurt Mutchler – Senior Editor, Science, Photography Department, National Geographic; and Max Mutchler, Space Telescope Science Institute, Hubble Heritage Project manager, and will be moderated by University of Maine professor and visual scholar, Nate Stormer.
The panel will analyze ten key photos carefully culled from thousands of media images across sixteen categories of science. (Fifty more images will also be presented on the Reading the Pictures Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds in the weeks leading up to the panel discussion, and then added to this post after the event.)
The talk will take place over the Google HangOut platform accommodating live audio and video with involvement from viewers via live chat. Registration to view and participate in the salon is free and open now at

<><><><><><><><><><>thezerohourposterIron Crow Theatre Presents: Zero Hour
Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th

The Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street : 21201

Rebecca and her chronically unemployed butch girlfriend, O, have created a happy nest in their run-down walk-up in Queens, but things are starting to unravel. The more O pushes Rebecca to stop hiding their relationship, the more Rebecca’s work life—writing a textbook for seventh graders about the Holocaust— begins to bleed into her personal life: She starts meeting World War II Nazis on the 7 train, passing as hipster professionals in New York City but hungry to come out about who they really are.

Back home in Queens, O is also sparring with convincingly real visions: her long estranged—and recently dead?—mother keeps showing up to argue with her about her choices. This almost-love story explores the relationship between honesty and cruelty: How do you tell the truth about yourself when that truth might devastate the people you love? A tour-de-force for two actors playing eight different roles.

Please note that Zero Hour explores mature themes and may contain adult language, sexual content and violence.
Zero Hour may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18.

<><><><><><><><><><>15122980_699136883571498_8134122941466824363_oALLOVERSTREET Turns 3!
Friday, December 2nd : 5-10pm

East Oliver Street Galleries
Station North : 21201

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, December 2nd! We will be starting off with a happy hour at the tool library directly followed by an artist talk featuring ‘sidnikit projects and Bobby English at Area 405 at 7pm. We’ll also have birthday cake there! As always, thanks to our sponsors The Brewer’s Art!

KICK OFF (5-8pm):
Tool Library
“Member Appreciation Party”
Music! Drinks! Prizes!

Area 405
Artist talk featuring ‘sindikit + Bobby English at 7pm sharp!
405 E Oliver Street

OPENINGS (7-10pm):
Grey Matter
“Rediscovering Paul Moscatt”
Cork Factory, 302 Federal Street

Ballroom Gallery
“When I Feel the Need to Be, I Can Not regard the Pain of Others”
A solo show by Allana Clarke
The Copycat, Unit B202, 1511 Guilford Avenue

La Bodega Gallery
“Holding Space”
An exhibition of visual and performative work by artists who identify as survivors of trauma, relationship violence or abuse featuring work by Murjoni Merriweather, Safra Tadesse, Alyse Ruriani, Shanti Flagg, Joey Solomon, Kirby Martino, Ellery Bryan and Ana Rodney.
The Copycat, Unit A100, 1511 Guilford Avenue

Baltimore Jewelry Center
“Holiday Sale!”
Featuring work by Nikki Bracy, Sally Hopkins, Sherry Insley, Jenn Parnell, Beth Pohlman, Shane Prada, Mary Raivel, Eva Sandstrom, Nina Scala, Rachel Seal, April Wood and Elaine Zukowski.
10 E North Avenue, Suite 130

Gallery CA
“Dare by Lobe’ Dangle”
An exhibition and showcase of jewelry fabricated and designed by City Arts resident artist Qwishuna Smith.
440 E Oliver Street

Open Works
Music curated by LieAnne Navarro as part of our November focus on feminist programming organized by the Baltimore Women’s Maker Collective (BWMC) & opening of a mural painted by Gaia and Pablo Machioli with assistance from Will Brown & preview of the Baltimore Women’s Maker Collective pop up shop that opens Saturday Dec. 2.
1400 Greenmount Avenue



Baltimore Jewelry Center Holiday Sale

December 2-4

10 E. North Avenue: Baltimore 21201

The Baltimore Jewelry Center will host a 3-day sale of handmade jewelry from Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4. The sale will feature the work of twelve artists from the BJC including work by instructors and students. The Holiday Sale will be on view in the BJC’s studio in Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District (10 E. North Ave.) on Friday, December 2 from 6-9pn and Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 from 12-7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Founded in June 2014, the Baltimore Jewelry Center is the successor organization to the MICA Jewelry Center, which had served the metalsmithing and art jewelry community in the Baltimore area for twenty-two years. Today, the nonprofit is providing a rigorous academic program and robust studio access program for metal and jewelry artists.

The Baltimore Jewelry Center hosts a limited number of sales each year that provide jewelry artists working in the studio an opportunity to sell their work and provide patrons an opportunity to buy handmade jewelry and engage with artists. Artists in the sale consist of instructors who teach at the BJC, working artists who utilize the BJC’s studio, and students of the BJC’s educational program.

This is a juried sale, and each artist in the sale will present a unique line of work. Work made of sterling silver, steel, brass, copper, gemstones, and alternative materials will be included. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet and talk with artists featured in the sale. Light refreshments will be served.

“The Baltimore Jewelry Center features one of the only art jewelry galleries in the Mid-Atlantic. Our exhibition and sales program exposes the larger public to contemporary and traditional metal arts, and acts as a platform to promote and sell the work of local artists and national artists in the metal smithing field,” said Shane Prada, Director. “Our Holiday Sale highlights the work being created in our studio and provide patrons with an opportunity to buy local and handmade gifts during the holiday season.”


ddjsgficMilana Braslavsky :: Opening Reception + Artist Talk
Friday, December 2nd : 7-9pm

VisArts, Common Ground Gallery
155 Gibbs Street : Rockville

Solo exhibition of Milana Braslavsky’s photographs that explore the idea of the contemporary still life.

About the artist: Milana Braslavsky was born in the former USSR, and is now based in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Selected exhibitions have included the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, Katzen Art Center at American University, Washington, D.C., the Maryland Art Place, School 33 in Baltimore, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Fountain Art Fair in Miami, Florida. She has received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, a Trawick Artist Award, a Baker Artist Grant, a Full Merit Scholarship for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, has been a Sondheim Prize semi-finalist, and is an alumnae of the Hamiltonian Gallery Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. She currently teaches college courses in Maryland.

<><><><><><><><><><>3hdbpyadLiliane Blom: Pink – A Cherry Blossom Fantasy :: Opening Reception + Artist Talk + Performance
Friday, December 2nd : 7-9pm

VisArts, Common Kaplan Gallery
155 Gibbs Street : Rockville

Opening Reception, Artist Talk, and Performance: Friday, December 2, 7 – 9 PM
The Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group with musicians Gary Rouzer (cello and found objects) and Nate Scheible (percussion)

About the artist: Liliane Blom is a classically trained painter and award winning photographer who combines both media in digital paintings that are printed on canvas or watercolor paper and enhanced with oils/pastels and often with gold or silver leaf. Blom is also an installation artist who attempts to bring the vastness and beauty of the outdoors indoors through multi-sensory experiences. Based in Rockville, Maryland of French/Norwegian extraction she is a frequent exhibitor in the Washington region.

<><><><><><><><><><>screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-1-39-02-pmThe Re-Education: C. Harvey :: Artist Talk
Saturday, December 3rd : 1-3pm

School 33
1427 Light Street : 21230

The Re-Education is an exhibition featuring mixed media and sculptural works, photography, and text in an introspective analysis of the internal and external forces that have helped condition the gifted black mind. Exploring the emotional and psychological factors that cause and enforce the poverty mindset, the collection presents a new perspective on the narrative of institutional, social, societal, economic, and generational pathology that lend a hand in perpetuating the misunderstanding and exploitation of the 21st century black in America.

Through the visual language of The Re-Education, C. Harvey intends to break down the barriers of verbal communication between the privileged and the ghetto intellectual; the college educated and the street scholars—a timeline in graphic detail, mapping the mis-education and re‐education of America’s brown boys and girls.

C. Harvey (aka The Creator C) is a self taught visual artist and aspiring entrepreneur from Baltimore City. She is currently the owner of Generation of Dreamers; an e-commerce based street wear apparel company, the founder of Baltimore’s Gifted- an art and e-commerce initiative for African American youth in Baltimore City, is both a Baltimore Social Innovation fellow and a Baltimore Corps fellow, and is tasked to introduce STEM curriculum to local area K-12 students as the Mobile Maker Coordinator for Open Works.

<><><><><><><><><><>nohopeVincent Como: No Hope. Not Now, Not Ever :: Closing + Discussion
Saturday, December 3rd : 2-4pm

Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute
1715 North Calver Street : 21202

GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE would like to invite you to the Closing Reception and Discussion for Vincent Como: No Hope. Not Now, Not Ever.  We welcome Vincent Como and moderator Terence Hannum for an engaging discussion about the trajectory of the art practice within the modern canon.  The discussion will open up a broader examination of current social/cultural movements that mirror our contemporary entrapments.  We hope to examine the idea of open subjectivity toward an art object and how the individual perspective interacts with reading and context.  

Vincent Como: No Hope. Not Now, Not Ever explores the concept of the expendable art object, as it relates to over-culturalism and the current global scarcity crisisComo’s exhibition subverts the reverence for art history through the use of common materials, repetition, simulation, and the often overlooked nuances of a world rendered whole by its own multiplicity.

The multiple, a system of synthetic bifurcation,  has contributed to the historic decline and eventual rise of scarcity as a phenomenon by changing the mechanicalism of the familiar.  Familiarity as an aesthetic value construct is predicated on the idea that repetitivere-occurrenceof something prior should result in its success; the re-occurrence is both the synthetic cause and affect. Vincent Como’s work explores an idée fixe with a re-cultism that is dominated by an Institutional compass grounded in abundance.  The majority of critique falls on the market-determination of the sublime, which shifts the nostalgic perspective to an ahistorical curation of trends and to a civilization void of scarcity economics.

<><><><><><><><><><>publicTo Make A Public: Discussion + In-Process Open House
Saturday, December 3rd : 6-10pm

Press Press
427 North Eutaw Street : 21201

What does it mean to make a public? How do publications work within and alongside social movements? How are artists defining, building and protecting the public sphere?

We hope you can join us for a night of conversation at the new soon-to-be Press Press headquarters where we will launch Temporary Art Review’s exciting new publication, To Make A Public! This evening will be an opportunity to collaboratively imagine what this space could be and will feature a conversation surrounding the theme of ‘To Make A Public’ featuring:

Jenné Afiya, Balti Gurls
Fire Angelou, Daughters of the Diaspora
Emeline Boehringer & Kory Sanders, Beast Grrl Collective
Sarrita Hunn, Temporary Art Review
Malcolm Peacock, Artist
& moderated by Kimi Hanauer, Press Press

This event free. Come chill :)))

<><><><><><><><><><>7h2ssdxjSHAG Presents: Books. Planning. Party
Saturday, December 3rd : 11am-3pm

Rubeling Residence
RSVP for details

<><><><><><><><><><>opgc9gwlBest of 2016 :: Reception
Saturday, December 3rd : 3-6pm

Crystal Moll Gallery
1030 South Charles Street : 21230

Join us at Crystal Moll Gallery as we gather our favorite works of 2016!  Enjoy an afternoon of art, wine and good company!

Participating artists include: Jill Basham, Tim Kelly, Janice Kirsh, Crystal Moll, Lynn Mehta, Tom Ritchie, Alan Gilbert, Alison Menke, Sam Robinson, Bruno Baran, Carol Lee Thompson, David Diaz, Beth Bathe, Andre Lucero and more.

<><><><><><><><><><>qnta-ogvRediscovering Paul Moscatt, Six Decades of Painting :: Reception
Sunday, December 4th : 2-5pm

Grey Matter Art Space
1601 Guilford Avenue : 21202

Moscatt, Professor Emeritus of the Maryland Institute, College of Art served on the faculty from 1967 to 2000 and was chair of the painting department from 1979 to 1981, and acting chair from 1990 to 1992.   This retrospective exhibition shows his early work from Cooper Union Art School, NYC and the Yale University Art School, and while part of the Cincinnati Art Academy faculty.  His  majority of works reflect his 50 years in Baltimore, 1966 to the present.  Moscatt exhibitions date back to 1962, the Aspects Gallery on 10th Street in New York.  Selected solo exhibitions include Aspects Gallery, Peter Cooper Gallery, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, Earlham College, Earlham, Indiana, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Maryland Institute, City Hall Gallery, Vollmer Center, Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, Md., Towsen University, UMBC, Orangerie, Hampton Historical Site, Baltimore County.  He has work in the collections of the Cincinnati Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Peale Museum and numerous private collections.  His portrait of  MICA President Fred Lazarus, hangs in the Fred Lazarus IV Center.
This exhibit reveals Moscatt’s involvement with the self portrait which began with his Yale MFA thesis in 1963.  This early series used the head as an observational exploration of painting and the phenomenon of human presence.  In his iconographic self-portraits, Moscatt works the other side of perception, enigmatic scenarios are painted entirely “out of his head”.  His bold 1970 “Bite, Lick, Kiss Self Portrait” is typical, including many literal elements such as predominant facial profiles of Paul and wife Carlene kissing.  The woman’s blue flowing hair shape also serves as sky in which the fire escape, and kitchen window of his Brooklyn childhood make an appearance as well as the squash earlier used in h MICA still life setup.  Fifteen years later in the 80’s “Cardiac Care, First Steps”, the story of Paul’s heart by-pass preceded other scenarios such as “Hard Times”.  “Sleepover” reflect Moscatt’s ongoing involvement with observational figure painting and represents a celebration of the human figure.    
Since 1995, Moscatt’s painting process includes open studio sessions in which he mentors and paints along side other artists.  Observational painting dominates  these sessions which include an intense involvement with portrait and figure painting.  Landscape painting has emerged as another concentration and Moscatt has an active en plein air group. meeting hosts ongoing landscape sessions.  In 2014 Moscatt has served as Artist in Residence at the Cylburn Arboretum.  In 2015/16 he served as artist in residence of the Hampton Historical Site.  Earlier in 2005 and 2007 Moscatt took part in the Alfred and Trafford Klots Artist in Residence in Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany programs.  In this exhibition, the earlier landscapes from 1957 Cooper Union Art School Green Camp and theYale Norfolk 1961 Summer session are shown.
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