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This week: E. Brady Robinson: Sitch ongoing at Addison Fine Art, It Happens to Us film screening at Goya, Antonio McAfee and Jay Gould: Time and Place opening reception at the Walters, Fluid Movement: The Water Ballet at Patterson Park Pool, Literary Night at the Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk, Four Pillars – Artist Residents at Exeter Gallery reception, and the opening reception for For the Love of Material – Terrault’s 4th Juried Exhibition.

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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E. Brady Robinson: Sitch
ongoing through August 23

Addison Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW : Washington DC

Select photographs from E. Brady Robinson: Sitch will be among the work on exhibition this summer at Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC.

Sitch 2019 is a new series that chronicles moments of intimacy and private spaces. The selection of photographs combines interiors within the urban landscape. Robinson employs a snapshot aesthetic and uses the camera as a diary. These photos are a personal essay, slowing down moments into a still frame of memory. Sitch is a shortened version of situation, another unnecessary abbreviation in the perception that time is going faster, perpetuated by the rapid influx of digital consumption. In a world driven by technology, immediacy, and speed, the camera is witness, her way to remember, slow down and be in the moment.

It Happens to Us | Film Screening
Thursday, August 1 • 6 p.m.

Goya Contemporary
3000 Chestnut Avenue, Mill Centre #214 : 21211

IT HAPPENS TO US (32 minutes, color, 1971). Produced by Amalie R. Rothschild.
Reception followed by Q&A with the filmmaker and a surprise added bonus feature (6 min.)
FREE + Open to public but RSVP is required.  First come, first served.
Please rsvp “Rothschild film” to with the names and email addresses of attendees included in the body of the email. 
Amalie R. Rothschild is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer celebrated for creating documentaries around social issues, and for her music photographs from the Fillmore East, Woodstock and other seminal rock events from 1968 to 1974.
IT HAPPENS TO US, presented in collaboration with New Day Films, remains the classic plea for women’s reproductive freedoms and her legal right to choose. It was the first documentary that gave voice to women’s experiences with abortion before Roe v. Wade, when the procedure was legal in only one state: New York.
Popcorn & libations will be served.

Antonio McAfee and Jay Gould: Time and Place | Opening Reception
Thursday, August 1 • 6:30–8 p.m.

Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street : 21201

A new installation of contemporary art at 1 West Mount Vernon Place, also known as Hackerman House, uses portraiture to engage with the history and function of the house. Artists Antonio McAfee and Jay Gould use photography to examine issues of class and labor, collapsing the distance between past and present in the house’s history. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, join artists Antonio McAfee and Jay Gould for a talk in the house, and join us in the café afterward for further conversation.

Fluid Movement: The Water Ballet
Friday, August 2–Sunday, August 4

Patterson Park Pool

Ever wonder what happens when synchronized swimming and water ballet merge with passionate community performers? Find out with this summer’s variety show and celebrate Fluid Movement’s 20th anniversary. Be dazzled by the drama, comedy, choreography, and costumes that give rise to joyous spectacles in our city’s public pools! Not to be missed for long-time fans and newcomers alike. The finale features a retrospective of previous shows. August 2–4 (Patterson Park).

Literary Night
Friday, August 2 • 5–9 p.m.

Highlandtown Arts District

Celebrate the literary arts during the August Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk. Meet local authors at participating art galleries and venues and enjoy live author readings on our main stage at Rooftop Hot. Lots of interactive activities and an opportunity to stock up for summer reading.


Akinoga Press

Ink Press Productions

Lines + Stars


University of Baltimore MFA program


Jocelyn Broadwick

Heather Brooks

Charita Cole Brown

Sharon Burton

Bailey Drumm

MaryLou Fusco

Kerry Graham

Jessica Gregg

Victoria Kennedy

Rissa Miller

Sara Palmer

Jean Pula

Ann Quinn

Ali Varden


Sherry Burton Ways

Timothy Young

Four Pillars, Artist Residents | Reception
Saturday, August 3 • 6–9 p.m.

Exeter Gallery
241 South Exeter Street : 21202

July 15–August 31, 2019

Exeter features the work of four promising painters who were awarded the Four Pillars artist residency from Mount Gretna School of Art in summer 2018. The artists, Seth Becker, Jamie Bowman, Elizabeth Larson Koehler, and Blake Walinder hail from around the country: Brooklyn, NY, Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, and Tulsa, OK. On view are various subjects and painting approaches rooted in working from perception. 

Four Pillars artist residency 

Named after the “Four Pillars” of Chautauqua, this month-long artist residency provides opportunities for artists to advance their work and connect with new audiences. 

While the residency is open to all working artists, a special purpose of the residency is to give Mount Gretna School of Art alumni a chance to reconnect with Mount Gretna long after they are students.

Mount Gretna School of Art

A residential summer art program for talented and motivated students in harmony with nature and the community, led by an all-star lineup of faculty, critics, and lecturers. We attract college through graduate-level students with a special interest in painting outside in the landscape from direct perception while living in the area’s iconic summer cottages. Students live, eat, and breathe art all day, every day.

Mount Gretna School of Art (MGSoA) was launched in 2013 to be a top-tier residential summer art program focused on painting outside directly from observation. From day one, the generosity of our supporters has allowed us to proudly provide need- and merit-based scholarships, attracting students from a variety of backgrounds each year. Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, home to Chautauqua community traditions in support of art and education, has welcomed and collaborated with MGSoA to bring new experiences and cultural enrichment through public artist lectures and art classes.

For The Love of Material – Terrault’s 4th Juried Exhibition | Opening Reception
Saturday, August 3 • 7-10 p.m.

Terrault Gallery
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

Terrault Gallery is pleased to announce the selections of its fourth Juried Exhibition, on view from August 3–September 19, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 3, 7–10 p.m.

Featured Artists:

Rushern Baker IV (MD)

Lauren Brooks (MI)

Camilo Cárdenas (DE)

Bobby Coleman (MD)

Anna Fine Foer (MD)

Cat Gunn (MD)

Vinnie Hager (MD)

Misha Ilin (DC)

C. Klockner (VA)

Kathryn Knudson (UT)

Amani Lewis (MD)

Jen Noone (VA)

McKinley Wallace III (MD)


Zoë Charlton (Artist and Associate Professor of Art at American University)
Kristen Hileman (Independent Curator and Former Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art)
Phil Hutinet (Founding Publisher of East City Art)

Closing Reception: Thursday, September 19, 7-9 p.m.

Featured image: “Campus Hummingbird” video by Camilo Cárdenas

header image by E. Brady Robinson, courtesy of the artist

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