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This Week:  a reception for Baltimore Community Foundation Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Lavett Ballard, Monica Ikegwu, and Megan Lewis give an artist talk for Galerie Myrtis, Open Works 6th anniversary, 2022 Doors Open Baltimore kick-off celebration, William Cordova at the BMA, artist talk with Tawney Chatmon and Stephen Towns at the Walters, Station North Art Walk, Baltimore Jewelry Center Focus Symposium, Free Fall Baltimore, and Howard Community College hosts a reception for Lenett Partlow-Myrick and Jenny O’Grady — PLUS MCHC is seeking a Director of Communications + Marketing and more featured opportunities!

 

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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Community | Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 28 • 6-8pm
@ Baltimore Community Foundation Gallery

Join us for the premiere of Community, the inaugural exhibit at the Baltimore Community Foundation Gallery featuring work from nine Baker Artist Portfolio artists.

Featuring hors d’oeuvres and limited bar.

Street parking and garage parking are available nearby. We encourage guests to consider Uber or Lyft, as well.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Maryland Art Placeand features artists with Baker Artist Portfolios, a program created by the William G. Baker Memorial Fund. Learn more about Baker Artist Portfolios and Awards at bakerartist.org.

 

 

The Beautiful and the Damned | Artist Talk
Wednesday, September 28 • 7pm
presented by Galerie Myrtis

Galerie Myrtis is excited to share a Virtual Artist Talk and in person Meet and Greet featuring “The Beautiful and the Damned” artists Lavett Ballard, Monica Ikegwu, and Megan Lewis.

“The Beautiful and the Dammed asserts beauty as imagined through the lens of three African American women artists who challenge the notion of the historic limiting and unattainable standards of what is desirable.”- Myrtis Bedolla, Curator

 

 

Open Works 6th Anniversary Events
Thursday, September 29 | Ongoing through October 8
@ Open Works

Open Works is turning 6!
Join us for a week of anniversary events.

SEPTEMBER 29:
8:30AM – 10:00AM: Creative Mornings @ Open Works with Evan Woodward.

CreativeMornings/Baltimore is a FREE monthly breakfast lecture series based on the two core principles that everyone is creative and everyone is invited. CM/Bal is one of over 200 chapters around the world meeting each month. Every month, all chapters organize talks based on the same theme. CreativeMornings is fueled by an engine of generosity and is 100% volunteer run, partnering with great local businesses and organizations.

4:00PM – 5:00PM: Sippin’ Solidarity Monthly Social Hour

Sippin’ Solidarity is a monthly virtual social hour for BIPOC Makers. This month our very own April Lewis will be hosting and featuring Open Works resident member, Samantha Montgomery of The Boutique Life. This is a social event! Including some fun ice breakers, occasional special guests, and lots of show n’ tell or just chillin’ with other BIPOC makers.

OCTOBER 1:
12 PM – 4 PM: Open House
12 PM – 4 PM: Open Studios
11 AM – 12:30 PM: Made In Baltimore Product Description Workshop
1 PM – 2 PM: Tour
3PM – 4 PM: Orientation
10 AM – 1 PM: Wood Shop Safety 2
11 AM – 5 PM: CNC Shop Safety

OCTOBER 2:
1 PM – 4PM: Otto’s Birthday Party Family Maker Shop: Laser Cutting Demo and Squirrel kit decorating
12-5PM: Made In Baltimore Product Photography

OCTOBER 3:
3 PM – 4:30 PM: Coffee Roasting Demo with Black Acres Roastery
4 PM – 8PM: Made In Baltimore Product Photography
5 PM – 8 PM: Newbie Night DFAB and DTEX

OCTOBER 4:
6 PM – 8 PM: CNC Shop Safety 2, Laguna
6 PM – 9 PM: Wood Shop Safety 1
4 PM – 8PM: Made In Baltimore Product Photography

OCTOBER 5:
Senior Foundations wood 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wood
6 PM – 9 PM: 3D Printing
5 PM – 8 PM: Newbie Night Sewing and Wood.

OCTOBER 7:
4PM-6 PM: Member Social Birthday Bash, Deck and Patio

OCTOBER 8:
10 AM – 4 PM: Anniversary Celebration and Pop-Up Maker Market

Open Works is turning 6! We’re celebrating with a 6th Anniversary Maker Mart Maker-bration! There will be vendors, music, food and activities for all ages.

10 AM – 1 PM: Metal 1
10 AM – 2 PM: Quilting Machine 1
3 PM – 5 PM: Quilting Machine 2

 

 

2022 Doors Open Baltimore Kickoff Lecture
Thursday, September 29 • 6pm
@MICA Brown Center

Doors Open Baltimore is returning in 2022 as a one-weekend, in-person festival throughout the City of Baltimore. During the first weekend in October, attendees can expect tours of parks and neighborhoods, and behind-the-scenes tours of beloved Baltimore landmarks. In addition, Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) will offer virtual history presentations on October 7 and 21.

Nicole King, Ph.D. will kick off the weekend with her lecture “Preservation for the People, The Fight for Development Without Displacement.” Having a background as a cultural historian and preservationist, King challenges the city’s “move on in good faith” perspective regarding Baltimore’s history with development and displacement. The lecture will take place on Sept. 29 at 6:00 pm at the MICA Brown Center.

Saturday, October 1, there will be over 40 buildings and sites open to the public to explore for free, including BAF’s new headquarters at the Center for Architecture and Design. On Sunday, October 2, there are nearly a dozen guided tours all over the city and extending into Baltimore County with tours of East Towson and Hampton National Historic Site. Returning to the list of guided tours in Baltimore includes the popular tour from the Inner Harbor where guests can learn about Baltimore’s development from the water’s edge. Tour registration will be live on September 1, 2022.

“We are thankful for technology to allow us to offer virtual and hybrid events the last two years, and we cannot wait to open doors all over the city this year,” Margaret Stella Melikian, Associate Director of BAF, said. “There is truly something special about seeing these spaces and hearing their stories in person.”

Organized by BAF, Doors Open Baltimore is the free citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods that invites thousands of people to explore the city and make meaningful connections to the built environment.

Visit  www.doorsopenbaltimore.org for more information and follow the program on  Facebook and  Instagram to be the first to hear about this year’s programs.

 

 

BMA Makers: Alchemy of the Everyday with William Cordova * CANCELED*
Thursday, September 29 • 6:30pm
@ the BMA

Join interdisciplinary artist and cultural practitioner William Cordovafor an in-gallery presentation and group reading followed by hands-on art-making experience inspired by the exhibition, William Cordova: on the lower frequencies i speak 4 u.

Visitors will tour the exhibition with the artist while thinking together about the epilogue of Ralph Ellison’s landmark novel, The Invisible Man—the source for Cordova’s exhibition title. After looking closely at the work, visitors will explore the artist’s enchantment with alchemy through a hands-on art-making experience. Inspired by Cordova’s experimental process, participants will transform and combine a variety of materials into something new using the artist and his work as a guide to examine vignettes of their own family stories.

Participants are invited to bring sentimental items to inspire and incorporate into their projects. Check-in is at 6 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

Reserve Your Space

Special thanks to program collaborators Creative Alliance and The Last Resort Artist Retreat.

 

 

Artists Talk: Tawny Chatmon and Stephen Towns
Thursday, September 29 • 6-7pm
@ the Walters Art Museum

Join us for a series of talks featuring the artists in Activating the Renaissance, an exhibition that seeks to illustrate the connections between the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods and contemporary art, each offering insights into the other. In this first of three interviews,  artists Tawny Chatmon and Stephen Towns are in conversation with Molly Warnock, historian and critic of the visual arts, and Joaneath Spicer, The James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Walters. The speakers will discuss themes in the show and how each artist draws from the past to comment on the present. This program was developed in conjunction with Activating the Renaissance, currently on view at the Walters Art Museum through February 26.

About the Guest Speakers:

Tawny Chatmon is a Tokyo-born photography-based artist residing in Maryland. Her photographs are often digitally intensified by exaggerating the hairstyles of her subjects (who are often her children and other family members), lending them the eyes of someone older and wiser, elongating their form, and drawing inspiration from the Byzantine period to signify importance. Thereafter, she typically combines overlapping digital collage and illustration. After refining and printing, she frequently experiments with various art practices by hand-embellishing with acrylic paint, 24-karat gold leaf, and materials such as paper, semi-precious stones, glass, and other mixed media.

Stephen Towns is a Baltimore-based painter and fiber artist whose work explores how American history influences contemporary American society. Originally from South Carolina, Towns received a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from the University of South Carolina. His work has been exhibited at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Baltimore Museum of Art, Art+ Practice, The David C. Driskell Center, Jack Shainman’s The School Gallery, and The Walters Art Museum. His work is in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, American Craft Council Magazine, Forbes, Artforum, Cultured Magazine, and The Baltimore Sun.

Molly Warnock is an art writer and editor based in Baltimore. The author of Simon Hantaï and the Reserves of Painting (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020) and Penser la Peinture: Simon Hantaï (Gallimard, 2012), she has also published widely on aspects of modern and contemporary art in journals including Artforum, Art in America, Les Cahiers du Musée National d’Art Moderne, Tate Papers, Journal of Contemporary Painting, and nonsite.org, as well as in numerous US and European exhibition catalogues. In addition, Warnock recently edited the three inaugural volumes in the collection Transatlantique (ER Publishing), devoted to writings by and about contemporary artists; a fourth is underway. She holds a PhD in Intellectual History and History of Art from Johns Hopkins University, and is the recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the American Council for Learned Societies, the Clark Art Institute, and the NOMIS Foundation, among other institutions.

 

 

Station North Art Walk
Friday, September 30
@ Station North Arts District

Join us for the final Art Walk of 2022, an evening of simultaneous exhibitions, performances, and special events celebrating the Station North Arts Districts’ twentieth anniversary. Pick up a printed map at the Charles Theatre and create your own self-guided tour.

This year marks twenty years of Station North, and we’re celebrating all summer long on the final Friday of each month. Our September Art Walk is district-wide, featuring 20+ venues.

This event is free! Register on Eventbrite for updates. Registration is appreciated but not required.

Follow @stationnorth on IG/FB for a map, venue highlights, and more.

The Art Walk will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, announcements regarding outdoor programming will be made the day of.

Link for more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/station-north-art-walk-sept-30th-tickets-415974369537?aff=BmoreArt

 

 

Signs, Signals, & Symbols | BJC Symposium
Saturday, October 1 – Sunday, October 2
@ Baltimore Jewelry Center

The BJC Focus symposium is a free annual event that features workshops, demonstrations and presentations all centered around a particular theme. Our featured speakers are artists and intellectuals who are well-studied and acquainted with the chosen topic for the year. The symposium, while developed with jewelry and metalsmithing students and enthusiasts in mind, is free and open to public, with something to offer everyone. The one-day event culminates with an artistic challenge posed to our maker community: to create a new piece of work that aligns with the theme of the symposium.

Our 2022 Symposium, Signs, Signals, and Symbols, will explore the role that jewelry plays as a cultural signifier. Throughout history, jewelry has been utilized to visually indicate a wearer’s preferences, characteristics, attitudes, and beliefs. Jewelry might play an overt role as a signal, as in the case of political buttons, or act as a coded symbol of inclusivity, exclusivity, or social status. Through online and in-person educational content, we will learn and discuss how jewelry and wearable art relate to political movements, gender and sexual identity, as well as cultural communication and practices. We will also host workshops and demonstrations that present jewelry as a tool that signals, indicates, and speaks for the wearer. The event will culminate with a charge to artists to participate in our community challenge, which asks artists to create jewelry or small sculpture inspired by the symposium theme.

 

 

Free Fall Baltimore
Saturday, October 1 | Ongoing through October 31
presented by BOPA

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces this year’s Free Fall Baltimore grantees. Free Fall Baltimore is a citywide celebration of the arts held in conjunction with National Arts & Humanities Month. From October 1–31, galleries, venues, and performance spaces across Baltimore City will host free events — including concerts, fashion shows, performances, and more. This year’s programming is produced with the generous support of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).

“I love this time of year when we’re able to see Baltimore’s cultural community on full display,” says Jocquelyn Downs, Director of the Baltimore City Arts Council. “Artists and organizations are bringing their A-game this fall and I can’t wait to experience it all.”

This year BOPA funded 50 individual artists and arts organizations who will produce various arts and cultural events in Baltimore City throughout the month of October. All Free Fall events are free and open to the public. By October 1, the Free Fall Baltimore schedule will be populated on the Free Fall website (www.freefallbaltimore.org). This website is your one-stop shop to find all the details about each Free Fall event, including dates, directions, and registration links.

 

 

Dos-a-Dos II: A Celebration of Friendship Through Bookmaking Art | Reception
Saturday, October 1 • 2-4pm | Ongoing through November 13
@ Howard Community College

Exhibit: August 29 – November 13. 2022
Gallery: The Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery
Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Book artists Lenett Partlow-Myrick, HCC Adjunct Faculty and Partlow Art principal artist, and Jenny O’Grady, Editor of UMBC Magazine and The Light Ekphrastic, celebrate their enduring creative partnership and friendship. Together, they take joy in turning traditional book art forms inside out and upside down. Myrick creates books of all sizes using paper, wood, metal, tile, and anything she can affix to a page. O’Grady makes sculptural and tiny books from paper, beans, fabric, Sculpey, and whatever else strikes her fancy. They invite people to join them in the creative act of book arts and open their imaginations to what a book can be.

Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

 

 

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Director of Communications and Marketing | Job Opportunity
posted by Maryland Center for History and Culture

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a Director of Communications & Marketing, who is responsible for the strategy and implementation of a comprehensive communications and marketing plan to promote public awareness of and engagement with MCHC. The Director of Communications & Marketing oversees the promotion, messaging, communications, and advertising efforts in order to increase brand visibility, drive traffic (both online and in-person), support comprehensive engagement efforts, and aid in earned and contributed income strategies. This position is responsible for providing brand management, developing and executing the annual and project-based marketing plans, and managing public relations and media inquiries.

The ideal candidate is highly creative with a wide range of experience using different channels in a marketing and/or promotional capacity. They are an experienced leader and able to juggle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. They are enthusiastic about the mission of MCHC.

The position reports to the Vice President of Advancement and works cross-departmentally to externally market MCHC’s Museum, Library, exhibitions, education programs, public events, and fundraising and membership initiatives through an integrated mix of print and digital collateral materials and public relations.

 

 

Arts Relief-funded Folklife Apprenticeship
rolling deadline through February 28
posted by Maryland State Arts Council

MSAC is now accepting applications for a special cycle of the Folklife Apprenticeship made available through Arts Relief funding. Folklife Apprenticeships are $5,000 each and support traditional arts education through the teaching of skills from a master artist to an apprentice artist. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between September 1, 2022, and February 28, 2023. During this six-month period, applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified on a monthly basis. Apprenticeships will be awarded until funding is depleted. Begin an application using MSAC’s application system, SmartSimple.

 

 

CHAW Gallery Residency Program
deadline September 30
posted by Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Through the Gallery Residency Program, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop seeks to expand its engagement with artists working in the DMV.

The CHAW gallery will, for eight weeks each year, become an incubator space for the selected Resident Artist. During that time, the Artist will transform the gallery while interacting with visitors and students.The Residency provides a well-lit and clean gallery central to the DC area with substantial foot traffic and visibility. CHAW will offer promotion for the Resident Artist, their work and the show.

During the Residency, an Artist can create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. The Residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the CHAW artist community and city-wide. The right fit is someone who is looking for a blank slate, offering freedom, challenge, and openness to the artistic process, as well as a collaborative community element.

Applications will be judged on the quality of work and professional promise. Artists who qualify for the Residency are working at the professional level in their fields. Applicants should be over the age of 18; the program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists. The Resident Artist must be available to work in the CHAW gallery during the eight weeks of the residency. CHAW will not provide housing for Resident Artist.

 

 

Call For Art | Six Year Anniversary Issue
deadline September 30
posted by Create! Magazine

We are thrilled to announce the call for entries for Create! Magazine’s Sixth Anniversary Print Edition 2022, issue #35.

Originally founded in 2013 as Fresh Paint Magazine, the publication rebranded to Create! Magazine in 2016 in order to showcase the incredible talent of emerging artists in the contemporary arts working across a variety of media. Since then, we’ve highlighted thousands of artists from across the globe, sharing not only what they create, but also the meaning, inspiration, and stories behind what they do.

We invite you to join our celebration and be part of this landmark issue marking six years dedicated to our mission of supporting emerging artists. The artists selected to have their work featured will earn a coveted placement in our print and digital issue and will be promoted to our global community of 200,000+ artists, curators, collectors, art world professionals, and art lovers.

Our magazine has been featured by leading media outlets including Colossal, Apartment Therapy, and The Jealous Curator, among others. Over the years, we have partnered with global art fairs including Art Miami, Moniker, Affordable Art Fair, and Superfine, and collaborated with brands such as Minted.

Print issues are available in our online shop, through Amazon, and at select independent bookstores worldwide.

 

 

Winter/Spring Denbo Fellowship
deadline October 18
posted by Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center

The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists from a range of artistic disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. It provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in the areas of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts.

Residency Length: 

Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify the amount of time in the application)

Selection Process:

A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.

 

 

Open Call
deadline October 30
Posted by SE Center for Photography

Open Call is just that, an open theme – all subjects, The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms are welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the SE Center Open is Crista Dix. Crista Dix is the Executive Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography, assuming that role in January of 2022 after two years as the Associate Director.

Before coming to the Griffin Museum in 2020 she spent fifteen years operating her own photography gallery, wall space creative, closing it in 2020 to make the move to New England and the Griffin.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slideshow. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

 

 

header image: "Devin," 2022 by Monica Ikegwu, in The Beautiful and the Damned at Galerie Myrtis

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