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This Week:  Amanda Burnham at the Galleries at CCBC, Thaddeus Mosely at the BMA, Teri Henderson speaks at CIRCA, Open Studios, the Lantern Parade, and more – plus Motor House Call for Submissions for the 2022 Gallery Season and other featured calls for entry.

 

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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Amanda Burnham: Jump Cut
Ongoing through December 8
presented by the Galleries at CCBC

I make drawings and large, site specific installations which are also drawings. In the former, I use ink, collage, and an exaggerated, often frantic comic visual language to make three dimensional images which both allude to and frustrate traditional pictorial space. Dense, baroque, intertwined compositions are a challenge to navigate and present multiple points of emphasis simultaneously. Double sided drawings which are then folded, cut into, or popped out, yield continuous imagery which can never be fully accessed or understood at once. Strategic layering and images of holes, spotlights, screens, and nets reference obfuscation, misdirection, and artifice. With these structural and symbolic motifs, I mean to suggest difficulties of navigating the contemporary world as an individual – particularly in the face of overwhelming systemic disfunction and the suspicious and contested nature of information.

The latter installation works often begin as anecdotal moments either recorded or observed as I explore the city around me. They are (usually) composed of hundreds of quick, gestural acrylic and flashe paint sketches made with a fat brush that are then cut and collaged onto both built armatures and the existing surfaces of a space; these are sometimes further animated with embedded lighting. The effect is somewhere between a comic book and a stage set. I mean for these works to enfold the viewer in a graphic space that resists the hierarchical, fixed, singular viewpoints of perspectival representation, offering instead a dense, heterogenous space that can be navigated any number of ways, moving and pulsing, much like the city milieus that inspire them.

 

 

Thaddeus Mosley: Forest
Ongoing through March 2022
@ The Baltimore Museum of Art

Thaddeus Mosley (b. 1926, Pennsylvania) transforms wood into inventive abstract forms that source inspiration from the art of the African diaspora, jazz, and the European modernist avant-garde. Using only a mallet, chisel, and masterful joinery techniques, Mosley, largely self-taught, reworks felled timber from local sawmills into monumental biomorphic expressions inspired by ancient and modern cultures from around the world. Mosley was nick- named “the forest” by abstract painter Sam Gilliam, who noted he is the “keeper of old trees, round trees, big trees, heavy trees.” The BMA’s exhibition will feature five recent large-scale sculptures centered in the John Waters Rotunda, offering visitors a unique opportunity to circumnavigate Mosley’s dazzling abstract forms.

Curated by Jessica Bell Brown, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

 

 

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Production of Where We Belong
Tuesday, October 19 – Sunday, October 24
@ Baltimore Center Stage

Mohegan theatermaker Madeline Sayet brings her autobiographical play, named by Broadway World as “among the great artistic achievements during the pandemic,” live to Baltimore Center Stage. Where We Belong tells an intimate and exhilarating story of Shakespeare, self-discovery, and what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world. Don’t miss this special limited engagement before it embarks on its national tour.

 

 

CIRCA Presents: Teri Henderson
Wednesday, October 20 • 5:30-6:30pm
@ UMBC Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts

Teri Henderson is a staff writer for BmoreArt, curator, and coordinator of Connect+Collect, a collecting initiative designed to engage new and established collectors and to build relationships with Baltimore-based artists through talks, gallery and studio visits.  She will discuss her work as a staff writer for BmoreArt, and how she navigates her roles as the Connect+Collect Gallery Coordinator and as the founding Director of the Black Collagists Arts Incubator. She will emphasize the benefits and challenges of beginning her career without having a traditional art background and how she centers the voices of marginalized creatives in both her writing and curatorial practice.

Teri Henderson (b. Fort Worth, TX, 1990) holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Christian University. She formerly held a curatorial internship at Ghost Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Henderson previously served as the Art Law Clinic Director for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts and is currently on their Board of Directors. Her written work has been seen in: All SHE Makes, Justsmile Magazine, Kinfolk Travel, and the St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. Her work as co-director of WDLY, a collaborative nomadic platform for the curation of art centered events, addresses shrinking the gap between the spaces that contemporary artists of color inhabit and the resources of the power structures of the art world through the curation and artistic production of events. In her work as a staff writer for BmoreArt she highlights the voices of Black, brown, queer and non-traditional artists and creatives.

 

 

33rd Annual Baltimore Open Studios Tour
Saturday, October 24 + Sunday, October 24

This annual city-wide event brings together professional artists and the general public, giving art lovers, students, art collectors, and creative influencers the opportunity to visit, meet, engage, purchase, and get a glimpse into the studios of some of Baltimore City’s most vibrant artists. For more information, visit: http://www.freefallbaltimore.org/artists-open-studio- tours. Here are this year’s participating artists:

33rd Annual Baltimore Open Studios Tour Participating Artists:

  • Abisola Oladeinde
  • Adiante Franszoon
  • Albert Schweitzer
  • Alisa Brock
  • Alison Spiesman
  • Amy Helminiak
  • Andrew Geddes
  • Anna Fine Foer
  • Baltimore Jewelry Center
  • Beth-Ann Wilson
  • Bria Sterling-Wilson
  • Bromo Arts Tower
  • Camille Kashaka
  • Christine Sajecki
  • Claudia Cameron
  • Elaine Fisher
  • Elizabeth Cadwalader
  • Emma Childs
  • Ernest Shaw Jr.
  • Felicia Zannino-Baker
  • Gary Mullen
  • Jennifer Berk
  • Jill Orlov
  • John Herndon
  • Jordan Tierney
  • Josh Brooks
  • Julia Niederman
  • Juliet Ames
  • Karen Klinedinst
  • Lania D’Agostino
  • Lee Nowell Wilson
  • Linda Franklin
  • Lyndie Vantine
  • Lynn Cazabon
  • Mark Donoghue
    • Michael Kirby
    • Michel Modell
    • Michelle Talibah
    • Nancelia Frazier
    • Nico Imbraguglio
    • Pamela Crockett
    • Pamela Kostmayer
    • Paul Napoleon
    • Peter Butler
    • Quentin Moseley
    • Ram Brisueno
    • Renee Tantillo
    • Sandra Sedmak Engel
    • Sanzi Kermes
    • Sara Dittrich
    • Sarah Clough
    • School 33
    • Scott Brooks
    • Scott Tucker
    • Scout Roll
    • Stephanie Barber
    • Stephanie Garmey
    • superhamb
    • Susan Washington
    • Sydney Hopkins
    • Taha Heyardi
    • Terry Thompson
    • The Mill Centre
    • Waldorf School of Baltimore • Will Watson

Learn more about Free Fall Baltimore and the Baltimore Open Studios Tour by visiting www.freefallbaltimore.org and following BOPA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @promoandarts.

 

 

Unmarked Film Screening and Discussion – In Person Event
Saturday, October 23 • 1-2:30pm
@ The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Much of America’s rich history is being lost to time. In the South, vast amounts of African-American grave sites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have been disappearing over the years. In Virginia alone, stories of thousands at rest could vanish from history altogether if these locations are not restored. Those with personal connections to these burial sites have recently begun to uncover and maintain locations across the state. However, there is much work to be done in order to preserve this part of America’s history. Unmarkednot only explores these untold stories of the past but also the efforts underway to preserve them.

Join Co-Director and Archival Expert Chris Haley for a film screening of Unmarked (40 minutes) followed with a post discussion.  Chris Haley is the Director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery at the Maryland State Archives Research Department. Unmarked Film Trailer

If you would like to register for this event, but would prefer to pay in-person, please contact the Visitor Services Desk (443) 263 – 1875. To Pay OnlineCLICK HERE.

In conjunction with Bodies of Information: Understanding Slavery through the Stearns Collection. 

 

 

2021 Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest Opening Night Outdoor Screening
Saturday, October 23 • 4pm
@ Whitelock Community Farm

Celebrate the opening of the 4th annual Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest the safe and socially distant way! There will be an emergency preparedness workshop as well as a panel on climate change featuring prominent black femme leaders in the green space and a double feature film screening.

PANEL: How We Advance Climate Justice and Environmental Liberation

Moderated by Naadiya Hutchinson this panel features; Destiny Hodges, Founder and Co-Executive Director of Generation Green; Nneka Nnamdi, Founder of Fight Blight Baltimore; Kristal Hansley founder of We Solar and Shashawnda Campbell the Enviromental Justice Coordinator of South Baltimore Comunity Land Trust.

This panel will interrogate how we can act and reflect upon the world in a manner that centers Black Femme liberation. Through conversations about environmental liberation, community development without displacement, a just economic transition, and a toxic-free, zero-waste, circular economy – panelists will reveal what a world that centers climate justice and environmental liberation looks like.

DOUBLE FEATURE

Dis-placia: Vacants in the Village – Directed & Written by Jewel Guy & Nneka Namdi, is the third part of Fight Blight Bmore’s series to increase awareness about blight in Baltimore. It builds on part I, a transmedia exhibition, and part II a community-based hack-a-thon to create a feature-length documentary film that exposes what blight is, how it came into being, what must be done to address it and how the community is doing its part to solve the problem.

ReImagining Black Futures shorts block includes the following films

Suzannah Mirghani’s Al Sit A compassionate story from Sudan about women—both powerless and powerful—exploring opposing ends of the social chain and how these roles might be changing in a modernizing world.

Geraldine Elizabeth Inoa’s Room 805 After 29-year-old Black playwright and screenwriter Geraldine Elizabeth Inoa writes a play to win her 29-year-old actor ex-boyfriend back, he flies to New York to work things out with her.

Etta East’s 10 years in 40 seconds A coming of age zombie thriller set in Atlanta. Lives are lost, dreams are killed, and new realities are accepted. How will city kids navigate a world they aren’t meant to survive and how do they hold on to their innocence in the process?

Olamma Oparah’s No one heals without dying examines how a culture’s development around a lack of physical autonomy for any citizen can foster shame, silence and repression.

Annalise Lockhart’s Inheritance Jeffrey, Tucker and Norra are a family of three who live in the woods. The family has lived there since 1983 where they run a maple syrup business. When they start seeing people lurking in the woods and perceive them as a threat they are forced to devise a solution to protect their land.

 

 

The 22nd Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
Saturday, October 23 • 4pm Festival | 6:30pm Line-up | 7pm Parade!
presented by Creative Alliance

Remerging from the pandemic cocoon like a mystical glowing butterfly is the 22nd Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival! No need to check your eyes, you read that right, the Lantern Parade is back!! We’ll be marching in Patterson Park like days of yore at 7PM on Sat Oct. 23rd (rain date: Sun Oct. 24th) complete with magical illuminated floats, boisterous marching bands, stilt-walkers, and more!! Join us before the Parade for our Festival by the Pulaski Monument in Patterson Park where you can make your own lantern, eat delicious food, move your body to DJ rhythms, and peruse our Artist Market.

Attention families! Our annual Costume Contest is ON and we expect to see you and your kiddos dressed (and masked) in the spookiest, prettiest, and wildest costumes Baltimore has ever seen!!

We will be taking all COVID precautions as necessary and are so excited to be able to spend this Baltimore Halloween tradition together again, in person! Our festival & parade will look a little different this year, but we are so happy to be making magic in Patterson Park with you all once again.

 

 

Fire Fest 2021
Saturday, October 23 • 6-9:30pm
@ Baltimore Clayworks

FIREFEST is an exciting celebration of fire – one of a ceramic artist’s most important tools. Fire is essential to create ceramic wares, and can be seductive and dangerous. During the Fire Fest evening, our staff will lead live Raku Kiln firings and CCBC Essex Professor Trisha Kyner will lead her students in a live Obvara Kiln firing. Both of these ceramic firing processes are thrilling and involve pulling a piece of clay from a 1650°F kiln, and then cooling it rapidly.

The night will begin with an amazing demonstration from Phil Valencia of Valencia Glass to showcase the incredible flexbility of molten glass. Baltimore Clayworks Resident Artist, Emily Lamb, will be working alongside Phil to show her skills with this extraordinary medium.

Baltimore Clayworks Noborigama Kiln will also be firing during Fire Fest. Our Woodkiln Technician Jeremy Wallace will lead students from Towson University, CCBC Essex, and Morgan State University through the full two-day firing process. During this time, the kiln needs a continuous supply of wood fed into it. The ash from the wood coats the work in the kiln and creates wonderful, rich glaze effects.. Once the kiln reaches the desired temperature of 2300°F, the firing ends and the kiln is left to cool for a week.

Our Clay Games will invite attendees to take part in multiple competitions that will test their clay skills! Winners will earn a ceramic award, handmade by artist and Towson ceramics professor Rich Holt.

Proceeds from this event will ensure the continuation of the incredible artistic and educational programs housed both at Baltimore Clayworks’ Mt. Washington studio and gallery, and in locations around Baltimore City through their Community Arts program.

 

 

 

Calls for Entry // Opportunities

 

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Director for the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)
@ UMBC

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) seeks a visionary Director to oversee the mission of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC). Reporting to the Dean of CAHSS, the Director will be a vibrant leader with an informed, forward- looking vision of what a university-based art gallery can be, helping both the campus and larger communities realize their values.

With demonstrated professional commitment to values of cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning, the Center Director will be a key contributor to forging relations between the Center and academic programs across the college and university.

By overseeing the activities of the Center, supervising staff, chairing the CADVC’s Advisory Board, and working with faculty, students and other constituencies, the Director will be instrumental in both supporting and raising the visibility of the CADVC within UMBC, throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, nationally and internationally.

This five year, renewable appointment as Director will be at the rank of Professor of the Practice, see UMBC Faculty Handbook for a description of this rank (7.j). Applicants must possess an advanced degree in a relevant field, as well as broad, practical experience and knowledge of museum/gallery work. The expected start date is July 1, 2022.

 

 

Wildacres Residency Program
deadline November 1
sponsored by Wildacres Retreat

In 1999, Wildacres Retreat opened our residency program for artists. Since that time, we have had the opportunity to host hundreds of writers, artisans, and musicians. Participants in the program stay in one of three self-catering cabins located just a quarter-mile beyond the retreat entrance. One of the cabins is completely ADA compliant and another can house two residents working on a project together.

Using the space provided by the three cabins, Wildacres hosts approximately seventy artists each year for one-week residencies from April through October. Residencies begin on Monday afternoons and run until Sunday mornings. The residency program allows artists the solitude and inspiration needed to begin or continue work on a project in their particular field of creative arts. Past residents tell us that being able to work in such a secluded, natural setting provides them with an unparalleled opportunity to step away from outside distractions and completely focus on their work.

 

 

2022 Gallery Season | Call for Submissions
deadline November 8
sponsored by Motor House

Motor House is excited to receive submissions for our 2022 Gallery Season. The Motor House Gallery is the first space you experience when entering our building. Our gallery introduces you to the visual art work of Baltimore’s bold and vibrant artistic community. We focus on providing a platform for local emerging artists through a lens of justice and equity. Our reach and impact is amplified through key partnerships with organizations like Arts Every Day, Asia North Festival, and more.

Motor House is excited to receive submissions for our 2022 Gallery Season. The Motor House Gallery is the first space you experience when entering our building. Our gallery introduces you to the visual art work of Baltimore’s bold and vibrant artistic community. We focus on providing a platform for local emerging artists through a lens of justice and equity. Our reach and impact is amplified through key partnerships with organizations like Arts Every Day, Asia North Festival, and more.

Please submit proposals that tie in to the theme of each exhibit:

June – Black/Queer Artists/Artistry
October – Indigenous Artists/Artistry
December – Exhibit of Local Baltimore Artists who have work priced under $500

Curators Specifically:

Motor House will select curatorial projects that are based on the inventiveness of the project, its curatorial boldness, and its relevance considering the mission of Motor House. Proposals should demonstrate a thoughtful exploration of a theme as well as innovative consideration of exhibition formats. Applicants need not have curated an exhibition on their own before, but should hold an understanding of how gallery exhibitions come together. Gallery staff experienced in all aspects of exhibition production will support and work with curators as it best benefits both parties. It is recommended that you visit the gallery before submitting your proposal.

PLEASE SUBMIT PROPOSAL HERE

FOR QUESTIONS EMAIL camille@motorhousebaltimore.com

 

 

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