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This week: How can u tell?  Curated by Melissa Webb at CADE Gallery, Monday-Freedoms Lecture: Featuring Devin Allen, Hank Willis Thomas, and Belphina Yahwon at MICA, Laylah Ali: The Acephalous Series Artist Talk + Closing Reception, East Baltimore’s ‘Reservation’—The Lumbee Indian Community lecture at The Peale, A Thousand Words at The Gallery at CCBC Essex, and Jimmy Rouse at Creative Alliance.

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How can u tell?  Curated by Melissa Webb | Reception + Curator’s Talk

Wednesday, March 13th • 5-7pm

Cade Gallery
Anne Arundel Community College : Arnold

The Cade Gallery is excited  to present:

How can u tell?  Curated by Melissa Webb

Featuring the following artists:

Mary Anne Arntzen
Dave Eassa
Megan Koeppel
Chelsea Rowe
Nakeya Brown

March 11- April 12th Exhibit Run – Gallery closed March 18th -24th for spring break.

Intuition, defined as ‘the ability to understand something immediately, instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning’, is employed at one level or another by all artists as they generate ideas, and as they create. Despite it perhaps seeming counter-intuitive, it is actually the parameters- the rules that artists set up for themselves and their work (whether consciously or unconsciously), which create the control for the variables that go into the process of making. Though the mediums and methods may vary, the artists of How can u tell apply both rules and intuitionwith intention – allowing these principles to guide them in their choices of color, form, and concept.

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Untitled Interior Installation


Paper-mache, felt, found fabric, found paper, acrylic paint


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MICA Spring 2019 Mixed Media Speaker Series | Devin Allen, Hank Willis Thomas and Belphina Yahwon
Wednesday, March 13th • 7pm

MICA Lazarus Center
131 West North Avenue : 21201

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 Mixed Media Series, which brings artists, designers, scholars, curators and educators who are working at the forefront of their fields to MICA’s campus. The aim of the MIXED MEDIA series is to build important and imaginative public events that address the diversity of practice in our fields and the complex relationships between art, culture, identity, politics, and belonging in the contemporary world. These events, which take place from January through April, range from lectures to film screenings and panel discussions.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information or to make reservations for a class, please contact
Monday-Freedoms: Featuring Devin Allen, Hank Willis Thomas and Belphina Yahwon
Devin Allen is a documentary photographer, born and raised in West Baltimore, who takes his city as his subject. He rose to national attention when one of his photographs of the Baltimore Uprising was published on the cover of Time in May 2015.  Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist, who often works with photography to explore themes related to identity, history and popular culture. Bilphena Yahwon s a Baltimore-based writer, researcher, organizer, and womanist. Her work uses a womanist approach and centers women’s health and well-being, transformative/restorative justice, and intersectionality.
Public panel discussion moderated by Curatorial Practice MFA student Tiffany Ward ’20 on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m., Fred Lazarus IV Center, 131 W. North Ave.

Laylah Ali: The Acephalous Series | Artist Talk + Closing Reception
Thursday, March 14th • 7:30pm

Kraushaar Auditorium + Silber Gallery
Goucher College : 21204

Laylah Ali is Goucher College’s 2018 – 2019 Nancy G. Unobskey ’60 Visiting Artist in Modern and Contemporary Art. The Unobskey Fund brings internationally recognized artists to Goucher’s campus and provides students with meaningful and significant access to the fellows via exhibitions, studio visits, and lectures.

To coincide with the closing reception of her solo exhibition, The Acephalous Series, on view in Goucher’s Silber Gallery, Laylah will present a public artist talk in Kraushaar Auditorium on March 14th at 7:30pm.  The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are first come, first serve and must be reserved online.

Please use this link to reserve you free tickets.

A reception at Silber Gallery will follow the lecture.  Laylah worked with Ursula Minervini of Pellinore Press to produce a limited-edition publication of four letterpress prints that will be available for a suggested donation during the closing.

East Baltimore’s ‘Reservation’—The Lumbee Indian Community
Friday, March 15th • 12-1pm

The Peale Center
225 Holliday Street : 21202

Following WWII, Lumbee Indians from rural North Carolina moved to Baltimore, forming a large satellite community with numbers reaching into the thousands. Baltimore’s Lumbee community is absent from popular narratives of the city, and has even been referred to as “invisible.” The March lecture in Baltimore National Heritage Area’s “It’s More than History” series at the Peale will shed light on this Baltimore community and its people and places.

A Thousand Words | Opening Reception
Friday, March 15th • 6-8pm

The Gallery at CCBC Essex
7201 Rossville Boulevard : Rosedale

The Gallery at CCBC Essex proudly invite you to the opening reception of A Thousand Words on March 15th, 6-8pm

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Amanda Burnham:
Sally Comport:
Liz Ensz:
Kei Ito:
and Jenee Mateer:

The Gallery at CCBC Essex is teaming up with the English Department to help inspire visual and writing artists alike to create new work. The exhibition “A Thousand Words” will focus on the use of text within artwork. Each artist incorporates words into their work, exploring their meaning, the beauty of inherent in the shape of each letter, and what it means to communicate.

During the exhibition we will be collecting submissions of written works inspired by the artwork in the show. A jury will then go through the submissions and choose the best pieces to be featured in a literature magazine that will be designed by our graphic design students. We’ll celebrate the works with a Reading Night held in the Gallery.

Curator: Deborah Ciccarelli

Jimmy Rouse: The Last Ten Years | Opening Reception
Saturday, March 16th • 6-8pm

Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue : 21224

On view: MAR 16 – APR 13

Jimmy Rouse is a well-known Baltimore artist. He attended the Gilman School, followed by Yale University, graduating in 1967 with a B.A. in political science. It was then that he began to pursue his true love: art. Over the years, Jimmy has worked many jobs to support his art habit but is best known as the owner-operator of Louie’s Bookstore Café a very popular combination bookstore, art gallery, live classical music venue, full-service lunch and dinner bar & restaurant from 1981-1998.

Rouse’s oil paintings include still lives, landscapes, portraits, and figures, as well as narrative and allegorical paintings. In clay, he models free-standing figures, portrait heads, and bas-reliefs which he paints.

Rouse states, “For me, art is about reflecting on our miraculous experience living on this planet Earth. Composing a picture is like composing a symphony where every line, form, and color are notes which contribute to the whole. Life is magical and I hope my paintings portray this magic. I feel grateful that I have been able to create and pursue my art over the past 50 years.”

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