BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events December 10-16

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This week: The Peale hosts Capacity-building for Storytellers with Genevieve de Mahy at Carroll Mansion, Unravel the Code opening reception at MICA’s Fox Building, Clifford Owens performance at the BMA, The Stoop Holiday Hootenanny: An evening of stories and music at the Senator, We Are One + Edna Emmet opening receptions at the Creative Alliance, UNDER $500 opening reception at Maryland Art Place, and Current Space’s 7th Annual Art Market.

Plus BmoreArt’s List of Baltimore Holiday Maker’s Markets!

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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.

To submit your calendar event, email us at [email protected]!

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BmoreArt’s List of Baltimore Holiday Makers’ Markets

This week features:  The Healing Flame Collective’s Healing Holiday Pop-Up Market, Current Art Market, A Holiday (Schwing) Thing ’10 at Make Studio, and Makers Market at Greenspring Station.

Unravel the Code | Opening Reception
Wednesday, December 11th • 6-8:30pm

MICA Fox Building
3100 Falls Cliff Road : 21211

Ryan Hoover and Annet Couwenberg invite you to attend the final presentations of Unravel the Code. Students will present their final work showcasing their research and independent projects, drawing upon traditional crafts to explore emerging technologies of making.

Capacity-building for Storytellers with Genevieve de Mahy | Workshop
Wednesday, December 11th • 7-9pm

Carroll Mansion
800 East Lombard Street : 21202


Featuring Genevieve de Mahy, interdisciplinary theater artist, Single Carrot Theater, and a tutorial on intellectural property in the digital age. Funded by the Baltimore National Heritage Area, PNC Bank, and an IMLS grant. Come early for drinks and meet other future storytellers.

Clifford Owens | Performance
Thursday, December 12th • 6-8pm

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive : 21218

Join renowned artist Clifford Owens (b. 1971, Baltimore, MD) in an interpretation of scores written for him by Charles Gaines, Shinique Smith, Joyce J. Scott, and Senga Nengudi in an evening of performance at the BMA.

Owens selected the scores, or instructions for a performance, from his Anthology project expressly for his hometown of Baltimore. During the performances, the artist will engage the audience on a procession through the museum. He will be joined by Baltimore-based artists including musician Wendel Patrick.

This event is free, but registration is required.

The Stoop Holiday Hootenanny: An evening of stories and music

Thursday, December 12th • 6-8pm

The Senator Theatre
5904 York Road: 21212

The Stoop Holiday Hootenanny:
An evening of stories and music.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
7:00 pm
Join us for this Stoop seasonal stomp! We’ll sing, dance, laugh, cry — and get through the holidays together!

7 p.m. Cocktails and Live Music from Ken Kolodner and Brad Kolodner and Friends
8 p.m. Stories

All tickets General Admission. Pick your seats when you arrive!

*Bringing a group of folks? Email [email protected] to request group ticket prices!

We Are One + Edna Emmet: Facing the Dark Light in Flight | Opening Receptions
Saturday, December 14th • 6-8pm

Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue : 21224

We Are One

Join us on Saturday December 14th, 2019 for the opening reception of We Are One – an exhibition featuring the figurative work of Jerry Prettyman, Ernest Shaw, Latoya M Hobbs, Monica Ikegwu, Mark Fleuridor. This exhibition serves as a cross-generational conversation among Black artists working in Baltimore, exploring the complexity of these artists, their interests, passions, and what is currently driving the subject matters of their current practices.

Edna Emmet: Facing the Dark Light in Flight

This show expresses the visible and the hidden. While living in a small fishing village on the north most coast of Iceland, Edna Emmet’s work immerses the viewer in the dark, rugged, volcanic landscape. During these darkest months of the year, the first paintings in the series rely on volcanic sand to express the longing for the Northern lights and color of the months to come by hiding an image within. The last in the series depict the freedom of the seagulls as they soared about the cold, gray bay. Come and explore the beauty that Emmit uncovered in Iceland’s darkness.

UNDER $500 | Opening Reception
Saturday, December 14th • 6pm

Maryland Art Place
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

On View: Saturday, December 14 –  Wednesday, December 18, 2018

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our seventh annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Saturday, December 14 at 6 o’clock join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night!

Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event.

7th Annual Art Market
Saturday, December 14th • 12-6pm

Current Space
421 North Howard Street : 21218

Current’s 7th Annual Art Market in support of local artists and friends. No gallery commission, no table fees, no bullsh!t.

Come buy art directly from the artists, meet the person behind the work, and support them by buying art for yourself or someone special.

Come hungry there will be food from Carinōsas!

Danielle Hernandez
Dana Bechert Ceramics
Kevin Sherry
James Bouché
Kristin Tata
Press Press Family & Friends
Gina Denton
Ilenia Madelaire
Alecia Thomasson
Personal Best Ceramics
Alley Cat Florals + Milkweed Pottery
Lindsay Bottos
Bonnie Crawford
Meg Beck
Anna K Crooks
Christina Haines
Nikki Lee
Hanna Olivegren
Madeleine Pierce
Kat and the Hairy Peach
Good News Shop
Sage Dever
Sarah Magida
and more

*Picture from past Art Market.

This program has been partially funded by Mayor Jack Young and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.

header image: Clifford Owens. Anthology (Saya Woolfalk). 2011. Courtesy of the artist

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