BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events June 13 – 19

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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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<><><><><><><><>Iron Crow Theatre Presents: Booty Candy
Ongoing, June 9th – 18th

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street : 21201

Robert O’Hara’s semi-biographical subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. O’Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray what it is growing up gay and black.

<><><><><><><><>Artist Workshop: Not Your Mother’s Macramé
Thursday, June 15th : 6-8:30pm

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive : 21218

Join Maeve Pacheco, artist and founder of the Brooklyn-based studio Macro Macramé, for this workshop in the BMA Studio. Make, sip, and chat with fellow creatives and enjoy a special after-hours access to the exhibition Timeless Weft: Ancient Tapestries and the Art of Louise B. Wheatley. All supplies, tools, and refreshments are provided for this very hands-on experience.

$60 for BMA Members/$75 for Non-Members

<><><><><><><><>Baltimore Pride 2017
Saturday, June 17th – Sunday, June 18th

Check out our website for more information!

<><><><><><><><>Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition
Saturday, June 17th – August 13th

The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street : 21201

The Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are partnering to present the Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists’ Exhibition, one of summer’s most anticipated events. On view at the Walters Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, August 13, the exhibition showcases the work of the seven finalists competing for the Janet & Walters Sondheim Artscape Prize, a $25,000 fellowship that is awarded each year by an independent panel of jurors to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. This year’s finalists are all based in Baltimore.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony and reception at the Walters on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m., with extended gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This year’s jurors are: Ruba Katrib, curator at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York, where she organizes exhibitions, educational and public programs, and publications, and coordinates program presentation; Clifford Owens, a New York-based contemporary artist who works in performance, photography, text, and video; and Nat Trotman, associate curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is held in conjunction with Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, and is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Artscape runs from July 21 through July 23 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street. Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work is shown in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Friday, July 21 through Sunday, August 6.

<><><><><><><><>Devin Allen Book Release: A Beautiful Ghetto
Saturday, June 17th : 2-3pm

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 East Pratt Street : 21202

Join award-winning photographer Devin Allen and several of his literary peers for a discussion and book signing of his first book, A Beautiful Ghetto, published by Haymarket Books. On April 2015, Baltimore erupted in mass protests in response to the Death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Photographer Devin Allen’s work went viral and became iconic imagery of the event. His work quickly landed on the cover of TIMEmagazine, making him one of the first amateur photographers to earn the distinction. In this collection of stunning photographs, Allen documents the uprising as he strives to capture the life of his city and the people who live there. He shows a world of love, courage, struggle, and hope. Each photo reveals the personality, beauty, and spirit of Baltimore and its people, as his camera complicates popular ideas about “the ghetto.”

Devin Allen is a native of West Baltimore. His iconic image of the Baltimore Uprising became a Top 10 Cover of 2015 of Time magazine. His photographs have also appeared in New York Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, BBC, NBC News, Aperture Magazine, and Yahoo!

Included with museum admission.

<><><><><><><><>Tectonic Space | Grand Opening + Group Exhibition
Saturday, June 17th : 7pm

Tectonic Space
2000 Greenmount Ave : 21218

Tectonic Space is excited to announce their Grand Opening on June 17, 2017 at 7pm. The Grand Opening will coincide with their first art opening reception, Shake.

Tectonic Space is a new Baltimore art gallery highlighting illustration, graphic work, typography, comic book art, and sci-fi/fantasy artwork. The gallery will hold monthly rotating art shows and small events throughout show durations. It will also feature a small retail section including items from local vendors.

The gallery is located in the Barclay neighborhood of Baltimore, and will hold regular hours open to the public from Thursday– Saturday 11am-6pm, and Sunday from 11am-4pm.

The opening reception for Shake will be held on Saturday June 17 from 7pm-10pm. This group show will be on view from June 17- July 30 2017Shake is a group art show featuring artists from in and around Baltimore displaying a range of artworks. Updates will be posted on their social media sites.

For more information and to keep updated on events and openings, follow us on social media: @tectonicspace, or visit our website:


Open Space Presents A Panel Discussion within an installation by Mikael Flores-Amper.

Design/Build: w/ April Camlin, Jeremiah Jones, and Kuo Pao Lian.
Moderated By Hannah Wides
Sunday, June 18th // 1:00 PM

Please join us for an in-depth conversation exploring the dialectics of Art, Making, and Design.

April Camlin is an interdisciplinary textile artist working predominantly with hand and machine embroidery, needlepoint, and digital fabric printing. She is a member of the internationally recognized Wham City Collective, comprises the drum half of the band Wume, and helped establish Baltimore’s first Fashion Week.

Jeremiah Jones is Co-Founder of Sew Lab USA and Hold Fast Custom, Baltimore-based manufacturing companies that provides superior quality soft goods constructed from sustainably sourced materials.

Kuo Pao Lian is an architect, licensed contractor and Co-Founder of PI.KL Studio. He is also a part time instructor at Morgan State University and Maryland Institute College of Art, a Member of BOPA’s Baltimore Public Art Commission, Member of the Fells Point Design Review Committee in Baltimore and a unionized Set Designer with experience in award winning HBO television shows.

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