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This week: Soledad Salemé at Goya Contemporary, 2nd Tri-Annual MSAC Artist Registry Juried Exhibition opening reception at Maryland Art Place, For the Love of Material closing reception at Terrault, René Treviño: Stelae reception + artist talk at Julio Fine Arts, Open Doors and Let The Dead In reception with DJ Black Planet at Waller Gallery, Derrick Adams: Where I’m From opening reception at The Gallery at Baltimore City Hall, Hampdenfest 2019, Charm City Night Market, and Tim Doud: MIMEOMAI artist’s reception at MONO Practice.

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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Soledad Salemé | We The Migrants: Fleeting/Flooding | Reception
Wednesday, September 18th • 6-8pm

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

2nd Tri-Annual MSAC Artist Registry Juried Exhibition | Reception
Thursday, September 19th • 6-9pm

Maryland Art Place
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) this September, in celebrating a statewide, juried exhibition highlighting the wide range of artists and artwork featured on the Maryland State Artist Registry. The exhibition will take place at Maryland Art Place located at 218 West Saratoga St. from Thursday, September 19th – Sunday, November 10th. A reception will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 6 to 9pm.

Performances will be held during the opening reception on Thursday, September 19 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturday, November 9th from 9pm to 11pm.

Visual Jurors:
Dr. Susan J. Isaacs & Jeremy Stern
Performance Jurors:
Ada Pinkston, Hoesy Corona, & Laure Drogoul

Participating Artists:
Gregory Hein, Richard Weiblinger, Shanthi Chandrasekar, Saeideh Gilani, Judi Gunter, Acquaetta Williams, Kristina King, Cat Gunn, Alan Callander, Carmen Martini, Sylvie Van Helden, Gregg Morris, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Alizah Lathrop, Barb Siegel, Janet Olney, Magnolia Laurie, Elli Maria Hernandez, Megan Maher, Leslie Shellow, Amanda Burnham, Nick Primo, Hollis McCracken, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Maria-Theresa Fernandes, Saloni Shah, Shana Kohnstamm, Virginia Sperry, Stanley Wenocur, Betsy Packard, Patricia Autenrieth, Giulia Piera Livi, Christine Strong, Dominie Nash, Brad Blair, Sara Caporaletti, Janet Huddie, Danielle Fauth, Yam Chew Oh, Trace Miller, Helen Glazer, David Leonard, Paul Ford, Gregory McLemore, Daniel Humphries-Russ, Nilou Kazemzadeh, Don James, Osvaldo Mesa, Juan Rodas, Erin Fostel, Evans Thorne, Bruce McKaig, Taha Heydari, Nicole Stokes, Megan Burak, Roger James, Ram Brisueno, McKinley Wallace III, Rick Ruggles, Aubrey Garwood, Scott Ponemone, Margaret Huddy, Victoria Rouse, Ariston Jacks, Karen Warshal, LaToya Hobbs, Lauren Castellana, Florencio Lennox Campello, Aaron Oldenburg, Annette Wilson Jones, Mike McConnell, Linda Agar-Hendrix, Nicoletta de la Brown, Maren Henson, Amber Eve Anderson, Carrie Fucile, Noah McWilliams, Jackie Hoysted, William Richardson, Carolyn Case, Corey Grunert, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Oletha Devane, Kate Kretz, George Lorio, Anna Fine Foer, Robert Cantor, Mia Halton, Jason Patterson, David Page, Jowita Wyszomirska, Diane Lorio, Marcia Wolfson Ray, Tom Boram, Margaret Rorison, A. Moon, Sara Dittrich, Jason Sloan, Dominique Zeltzman, Shonnita Johnson, Stephanie Barber, Ceylon Mitchell, & Valerie Smalkin.

For The Love of Material  | Closing Reception
Thursday, September 19th • 7-9pm

218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

If you missed the opening, fear not! You have one more chance to see this show on September 19th, 7-9 pm.

Maryland Art Place will be having an opening reception as well, so come early enough to catch both great shows.
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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 19th 7-9PM

Featured image: “Campus Hummingbird” video by Camilo Cárdenas

René Treviño: Stelae | Reception + Artist Talk
Thursday, September 19th • 6-8pm

Julio Fine Arts
Loyola University : 21210

Ballplayers in Love, 2018, acrylic on paper, 42 x 77 inches

From September 12 – October 11, 2019, Baltimore artist René Treviño presents Stelae, a solo exhibition at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University Maryland. In this exhibition Treviño complicates historical representation in an attempt to place his own identity within it. Through meticulous detail, bright colors, and incredible artistry Treviño’s work questions and layers onto the visual imagery left behind pointing to the incredible importance of being able to find oneself within the annals of history. In the artist’s own words:

“For the exhibit at Loyola University, I am combining imagery from ancient Mexican codices with popular culture references such as Wonder Woman, Oreo cookies, and Lisa Frank to create a new, queer world that speaks to the future as well as our past. The original depictions of Mayan rituals can be dark…communicating with the dead, blood-letting, sacrifice, etc. I include some of that content, but I inject rainbow color and a sense of humor. One of the goals for this multi-disciplinary exhibition is to create interplay between the ancient imagery and my colorful, queer, sparkly contemporary forms.

Throughout my work are themes of identity; I am interested in challenging traditional ideas of race and sexual orientation.  I feel compelled to make thoughtful and beautiful work that confronts societal assumptions, gives new insight into our human experience, and gives voice to historically under-represented queer Latinos.”

Open Doors and Let The Dead In | Reception + DJ Black Planet
Friday, September 20th • 6-9pm

Waller Gallery
2420 Calvert Street : 21218

Waller Gallery presents its last two exhibitions of 2019! We will present two exhibitions to the public running simultaneously: “Open Doors” and “Let The Dead In.” Open Doors is an exhibition that showcases the many ways an art practice can open figurative and literal doors for the artist and the viewer. Waller Gallery and a sample of artists from Make Studios are collaborating on the exhibition to share their work with a larger community while highlighting the importance of uplifting the art practices of artists with disabilities.

Make Studio is a 501(c)3 community-based arts organization located in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 2010 with the mission of providing multi-modal arts programming to individuals with disabilities, Make Studio aims to put art and abilities to work throughout Baltimore and beyond to create more inclusive communities for all.

Saida Agostini is a queer afro-guyanese poet and activist. Her work is featured in Origins, the Black Ladies Brunch Collective’s anthology, Not Without Our Laughter, the Baltimore Sun, pluck!, The Little Patuxent Review, and other publications. She has received support for her poetry from Cave Canem, the Blue Mountain Center and other institutions. Other honors include a 2018 Best of the Net nomination, and the award of a 2017 Ruby grant to support the development of her first full-length collection of poems, let the dead in.

Derrick Adams: Where I’m From | Opening Reception
Friday, September 20th • 6-8pm

The Gallery at Baltimore City Hall
100 Holliday Street : 21202

One of the most prolific artists currently on the international art scene is the Brooklyn, New York based multidisciplinary artist, Derrick Adams.  His work has been exhibited globally in France, Cuba, South Africa, England, Lithuania, Italy, and nationally at prestigious galleries and museums across the United States.  On Friday, September 20, 2019, Adams will return to his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland for his show, Where I’m From, at The Gallery in Baltimore City Hall, marking Adams’ first solo show in his hometown.

Adams’ studio practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and explores self-image and forward projection.  For Where I’m From, Adams unveils ten (10) new large scale paintings taken from scenes of his childhood in Baltimore City.  As a ten year old student at Edgecomb Elementary School, PS #62, Adams was encouraged by his art teacher, Ms. Williams, to enter the “My Heritage Myself” citywide student art competition.  Adams entered and won.  As one of the winners, Adams had his artwork displayed in Baltimore City Hall and had lunch with the Mayor.

Today, Adams is one of the most respected and sought-after artists by collectors, gallerists, museums, and celebrities alike.  His exhibition highlights include MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem.  His work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.  “One of the many missions of The Gallery in Baltimore City Hall is to provide a viable platform for Baltimore City based artists and creative innovators to showcase their vision and voice,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young.  “With our featured artist, Derrick Adams, it is a place for us as Baltimoreans all to be proud, to celebrate, and to welcome Derrick back home.  We are extremely proud of our native son who has risen to the pinnacle in the art world.” 

On his new body of work, Adams says, “These paintings are expressionistic scenes taken directly from my family’s photo albums, archiving our history and functioning more broadly as reflections on representations of kinship and close-knit relationships.”

Derrick Adams’ Where I’m From, Baltimore Family Portrait series will be on view at The Gallery in Baltimore City Hall from September 20, 2019 through November 22, 2019.

Hampdenfest 2019
Saturday, September 21st • 11am-7pm

The Avenue and Beyond
Hampden : 21211

Hampden’s free neighborhood festival!

11:00 – Apollo66
11:40 – Bali Lamas
12:15 – Mercy Mercy
1:00 – Dangerously Delicious Pie Eating Contest
1:40 – The Hall Monitors
2:20 – The Insomniacs
3:00 – Thee Lexington Arrows
3:40 – The Safes
4:20 – Dan Laj and The Looks
5:00 – Baby Shakes
6:00 – Brower
Plus: DJ Rob Macy (Save Your Soul)

ATOMIC BOOKS STAGE (36th and Falls)
11:15 – Tomason
12:00 – Dirty Lives
1:00 – Santa Librada
2:00 – Flying Faders
3:00 – Concrete City
4:00 – Blowboater
5:00 – Tom Pettibon
6:00 – Holy Fingers

11:15 – School Of Rock
12:15 – The Jennifers
1:00 – F City
2:00 – Rocket to Venus Atomic Wings Eating Contest
3:00 – The Creachies
4:00 – Outer Spaces
5:00 – PLRLS
6:00 – Raindeer


ROCKET TO VENUS Wings Eating Contest

– The Brewer’s Art
– Union Craft Brewing

Plus: Toilet Races

brought to you by The Hampden Village Merchants Association and The Hampden Community Council

Charm City Night Market
Saturday, September 21st • 3pm-11pm

Charm City Night Market
200 Park Avenue : 21201

Charm City Night Market is back for its second year!

On Saturday, September 21, make your way back down to historic Chinatown to experience it all over again. Just look for the familiar lanterns that will stretch all the way to Center Plaza making the night market almost twice as big.

This year will also feature The Joy Luck Club experience which you will be able to find at One Charles Center, on the balcony overlooking Center Plaza. The Joy Luck Club is an intimate setting featuring food and activities from a diverse set of chefs and artists. You will be able to try food from Watersong (Chinese), Sarap Sarap (Filipino), Skiz’s Original (Sri Lankan), Chef Kiet Philavanh of Bookmaker’s Cocktail Club (Laotian), The Loving Spoon Collective (Baltimore) and Rooted & Bloomed (Local Hawaiian). Chef Seng Luangrath of Thip Khao, Hanumanh & Sen Khao will be giving a cooking demonstration of a classic Laotian dish. fadensonnen will be offering a complimentary cocktail and a cash bar featuring some unique cocktails.

The Joy Luck Club will also feature traditional activities such as Mah Jong, Henna, and traditional brush painting. Guests will also receive a parting gift unique to Charm City Night Market. You can purchase tickets through the ticket link here on Eventbrite and if you get your tickets by September 7, you’ll be able to buy them at a discounted price.

Charm City Night Market has also expanded its food offerings from last year. Stalwarts such as Ekiben, Thai Street & Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly will be back and we are welcoming new experiences from Maketto, Hot Lola’s, Chuck’s Trading Post, Mofflebar, The Boondocks BBQ & Mayuree Thai Tavern.

Our artists & makers row is also back and bigger than ever and for the first time this year, Charm City Night Market will have a special Children’s area featuring over-sized games, singing, dancing, drawing, and readings from some special guest authors.

This year, Charm City Night Market will also be featuring two big stages headlined by spoken word, hip-hop artist Ruby Ibarra. For a full line up of our performances, check out the schedule below.

This event is family friendly and ADA accessible. Please notify us if you walk with assistance or have a wheelchair. The main The Joy Luck Club entrances are in stairwells, but there is an alternate accessible entrance that we can make available.

Tim Doud: MIMEOMAI | Artist’s Reception
Saturday, September 21st • 4pm-6pm

MONO Practice
212 McAllister Street : 21202

September 19 – October 26, 2019
Artist’s Reception: September 21, Saturday, 4-6pm

MONO PRACTICE Baltimore presents MIMEOMAI, a solo exhibition by Tim Doud, on view from September 19 through October 26, 2019. Artist’s Reception will be on September 21, Saturday 4-6pm.

Tim Doud’s paintings and drawings address two seemingly distinct bodies of work, one figurative and one abstract. These bodies of works serve as a backdrop to broader discussions around constructed identities, branding and commodity culture

Tim Doud (b. New Bedford, MA) earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Doud’s residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine and the Marie Sharpe Foundation’s “Space” Program in NYC. His work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, PS1 (MOMA) in New York City, in addition to solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Milan and Berlin, and Art Basel, Switzerland. Tim Doud is a professor at American University in DC. and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

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