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This Week: The Scribble Studies at Culture House DC, Stillpointe Theatre presents “Macabaret,” BLK ASS [FRIDAY] FLEA MKT at Baltimore Unity Hall, Tony Duncan at National Museum of the American Indian, Shop Small Art Crawl at the Mill Centre, Greg Gersheimer closing reception at Davenport Imports, Plantbased + Bowl at Shake & Bake, and Ken & Brad Kolodner with Charm City Junction at Stony Run Friends — PLUS The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 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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The Scribble Studies
Ongoing through December 10
@ Culture House DC

Culture House, ‘sindikit, The Muted Horn, and HSpace proudly present the collaborative curatorial project The Scribble Studies.

The Scribble Studies is the manifestation of a two-year collaborative process that embodies how researchers ideate, create, document, and present their findings using an anti-disciplinary approach.  The invited researchers eschewed the limitations of discipline-specific research in favor of something more malleable, exploratory, whimsical, and, most importantly, diaristic.  This approach gave space to be present and reflective, highlighting the shared visual and written languages they use.

The Scribble Studies are a collection of pages taken from the lab notebooks, sketchbooks, and journals of artist-researchers Brian Korgel and James Sham. Contents include images, sensitive intellectual property, “pre-prototype” drawings for overly idealistic inventions, personal and professional aspirations, musings, and ruminations from the margins of the thought process. These pages form the platform for the additional dialogue between the artists notated across the gallery walls in response to the installation.  As the exhibit continues, additional pages will be added from invited members of the community who have a page from their inner thought process to share.

 

 

Macabaret
ongoing through December 10
@ Stillpointe Theatre

Stillpointe Theater is thrilled to present the regional premiere of Macabaret! A kooky and spooky musical review by Scott Keys & Rob Hartman, Macabaret is a collection of humorous story-songs, which twist towards the morbid. Murderous spouses, horror films, evil cows, supermodels, the Andrew Sisters, and OJ Simpson are just a few of the things parodied by a “Corpse de Cabaret” of the undead.

Directed by Amanda Wright and Musical Directed by Stacey Antoine

Macabaret runs November 17-December 10.

Performances are in Stillpointe’s location in Station North- 1915 Maryland Avenue Baltimore MD 21218

More information can be found here: HOME | stillpointe-theatre (stillpointetheatre.com)

 

 

BLK ASS FLEA MKT
Friday, November 25 • 12-7pm
@ Baltimore Unity Hall

BLK ASS FLEA MKT (Black Ass Flea Market), the economic ecosystem activating the Black dollar across Baltimore founded by Brianne Mobley and Sola Ekunseitan, announces BLK ASS [FRIDAY] FLEA MKT, taking place Friday, November 25 from 12 PM- 7 PM at Baltimore Unity Hall.

BLK ASS [FRIDAY] FLEA MKT features 60+ vendors across art, food, apparel, accessories, lifestyle, beauty/grooming, home and technology, the perfect hub for patrons to make their holiday and everyday purchases while supporting several Black-owned businesses. BLK ASS [FRIDAY] MKT goes beyond shopping, also offering guests a vibrant, family-friendly cultural environment including DJ sets by RunningOutOfLines, DJ Trilla Kay, and Trap; photo and art installations, with Marquel Allen; a Kwanzaa installation with Alexander Jah; and children’s activities.

For those unable to make it to the in-person event, the newly launched BLK ASS META MKT is the ideal alternative. Hosted by BrickRose Exchange Metaverse from November 25-28, BLK ASS META MKT features 14 Black-owned vendors in the Metaverse, a virtual reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.

 

 

Native American Heritage Program with Tony Duncan
Friday, November 25 • 11am-4:30pm
@ National Museum of the American Indian

Learn about the meaning and history of hoop dancing in Native culture and enjoy demonstrations by five-time world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan (San Carlos Apache/Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara)

 

 

Shop Small Art Crawl 2022
Saturday, November 26 • 10am-5pm
@ The Mill Centre

Mill Centre Artists, a group of artists working from studios in the historic Mill Centre in Hampden’s Jones Falls Valley, will be holding their annual Shop Small Art Crawl from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, November 26, as part of  Shop Small Saturday.  Sixteen artist studios will be open to tour.

Visit the Mill Centre to find holiday gifts among the wonderful one-of-a-kind art, including fiber art, photography, painting, illustration, metal sculpture such as housewares and miniature vignettes, hats, and found object assemblage.  Coffee and baked goods will be available for sale. You can also discover how and where our art is made in the fascinating building that originally manufactured sail canvas for Baltimore’s shipping industry.

The Mill Centre is located at 3000 Chestnut St., Hampden, 21211, but the main entrance is located on Darby Street between Mill Road and Falls Road. There is a large parking lot available. After parking, walk down to the wisteria covered entrance.

 

 

Gersheimer Art in Hampden 2022 “Industrial Constructs” | Closing Reception
Saturday, November 26 • 4-8pm
@ Davenport Imports

An exhibition by an innovator, carpenter, and builder by trade who expresses his art through a passion of hands-on work sparked in elementary school.

Davenport Imports & Arts Gallery and Curation Space on “The Avenue” in Hampden. Arrive on the _ to have a Live and in-person Meet & Greet with Greg Gersheimer

Artist Greg Gersheimer has had a long relationship with building and crafting with his hands, making imaginations come to life utilizing the natural materials around him. His passion for carpentry and building started in elementary school where Gersheimer had an early exposure to the wonders of hands-on learning and exploration, thus catapulting him into experiences like drafting and woodworking in High School. This ultimately led to Gersheimer studying industrial arts in college helping him become a shop teacher, carpenter, furniture repairman and antique repair.

Gersheimer, in a recent interview described his artistic sensation with an example of drywall. He mentioned fondly “even when I was cutting a piece of drywall, I said, that is a very nice shape”. This thought process further confirmed what Gersheimer added afterward stating that his artistic and crafting style could best be described as “minimalist”. Gersheimer has a gift, one that allows him to see the beauty in simplicity, and then bring that figment of simplicity to fruition in the form of a tangible object that can be experienced by his audience. Gersheimer enjoys applying tools that he uses in his main industry crafts to drive his artists’ process, connecting the dots between his breadth of industry expertise and inspiring forms that he is able to imagine.

Gersheimer shifted his focus strictly to art in his 30’s after serving in the Peace Corps. Having used his multitude of experiences from the peace corps, Gersheimer was given a more clear outlook on life, letting him feel the art as it came to him rather than searching for it. As an individual who grew up in a military family, there was always movement in Gersheimers life, and when the peace corps gave him the ability to slow down, he was able to “tap into himself” and he stated and was able to re discover his own world and what interests he was gravitating to. Gersheimers process is such that each piece is able to build after the last, morphing and transforming as Gersheimers sees fit. Gersheimer stated that his journey has not been through “commercial success” he mentioned that he will just keep going back to his “still place” as he put it, to continue producing the art that will be displayed at the gallery.

Gersheimers audience is whoever would like to be his audience. As interests can eb and flow, as do Gersheimers pieces, allowing for a much more expensive for any viewer. Greg Gersheimer has taken the approach of a born craftsman to becoming the artist that he is today, using his love and passion for simple shapes and materials to tell a story about who he is and what he is about.

Three words Gersheimer left us with to best embody his art are “Clean, Minimal, & Movement”. Given these words, what will you make of Gersheimers art? After visiting the Davenport Gallery, what will your three words be?

 

 

Plantbased & Bowl
Saturday, November 26 • 6-10pm
@ Shake & Bake

Shake & Bake 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue

Come out for a day of Bowling, great food, and fun. Dance to the sounds of DJ Kee Bee, Hosted by Prophet

Free Admission for the first 50 people to RSVP With this link.

  • Round up your team of 6, Reserve your lane
  • Free admission does not include bowling
  • Get ready to compete against other teams.

Sponsored by Official Black Arts District, Unruly Records

 

 

10th Annual Thanksgiving Concert featuring The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet and Charm City Junction
Saturday, November 26 • 7pm
@ Stony Run Friends Meeting House

Baltimore’s nationally-acclaimed father-son Old-Time roots duo Ken & Brad Kolodner once again join forces in their 9th annual post-Thanksgiving concert with Charm City Junction at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House in North Baltimore. It’s an intimate, cozy space that has a special place in our hearts. Both Ken and Brad attended Friends School (in different eras, of course) and spent many years attending meeting for worship in that very room. Ken & Brad Kolodner along with Rachel Eddy and Alex Lacquement will start off the night with their hearty blend of Old Time and Roots music on fiddle, dulcimer, banjo, guitar, bass, hammered mbira, fiddlesticks, oh my! The second set features Charm City Junction, the powerhouse stringband with Patrick McAvinue on fiddle and mandolin, Sean McComiskey on button accordion, Alex Lacquement on upright bass and Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo. Plus, there may be some special, toe-tapping surprises (hint hint). We’re looking forward to sharing what promises to be a beautiful evening of Old-Time, Bluegrass and Irish music!
WHAT: 9th Annual Post-Thanksgiving Concert with Charm City Junction, Ken & Brad
WHEN: Saturday, November 26 at 7:00pm, doors at 6:30pm
WHERE: The Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore
COST: $30 at the door, $26 advance; $13 kids 14 & under

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Submit a story for: “Holiday Love/Hate: Stories about the most wonderful and terrible time of the year.”

We’re seeking stories of holiday HIGHS AND LOWS for our annual Stoop holiday show.

Stories can be COZY OR CHAOTIC. WEIRD OR WONDERFUL. SWEET OR SOUR. NOSTALGIC OR NIHILISTIC. DREAMY OR DISASTER-Y.

Please submit your story HERE ASAP.

 

 

Fiber Reimagined
deadline November 30
sponsored by Fiber Art Now

We are excited to introduce a new call for entry with Fiber Reimagined. Artists are invited to enter innovative contemporary art created from fiber and recycled and repurposed mixed media. All entered artwork must include a fiber component or textile technique.

This exhibition will appear in the spring issue of Fiber Art Now to be released in early April 2023. Selected artwork will be eligible for the onsite exhibitions at Gravers Lane Gallery and GLG@1213 Walnut, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 6 through November 12, 2023.

Gravers Lane Gallery represents the finest in contemporary crafts, painting, and sculpture with an emphasis on contemporary 2D and 3D textile and fiber art, one-of-a-kind jewelry, studio furniture, ceramics, and mixed media art. Website: graverslanegallery.com

 

 

Black, White & Monochrome | Call for Submissions
deadline December 4
posted by SE Center for Photography

Black, White & Monochrome. Monochrome photography, images produced with a single hue, rather than recording the colors of the object that was photographed. The SE Center is looking for all forms of Monochrome imagery, black-and-white and toned photography- all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the SE Center Open is Michael Foley. Michael Foley was born in Delaware and grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He opened his gallery in the fall of 2004 after fourteen years of working with notable photography galleries, including Fraenkel, Howard Greenberg, and Yancey Richardson.

Foley went on to co-found The Exhibition Lab in the fall of 2009. He is the founder of The Photo Community, which regularly offers workshops and critiques for photographers. He gives guidance to fine art photographers in his weekly newsletter, The Photographer’s Report on Substack.

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.

 

 

Land Line: Denver Botanic Gardens’ 2023 Artist Residency Program
deadline December 5

The Land Line Artist Residency at Denver Botanic Gardens is offered in a hybrid online and in-person format that allows artists to maintain other professional pursuits while engaged in residency activities. Artists working in a variety of media in the visual arts will be considered. Botanical illustrators are included within this program to work with the School of Botanical Art & Illustration alongside the Gardens Research & Conservation team in particular. Selected creatives will have access to the Gardens’ collections as they apply to work with Garden staff in one of several key areas including living collections, herbarium, library, art collections and archives, and research laboratories.

Denver Botanic Gardens seeks to support and strengthen diverse perspectives—Individuals who identify as part of a historically marginalized group are encouraged to submit.

RESIDENCY FORMAT: Artists in residence are expected to explore and enhance the Gardens’ mission to connect people with plants. Artists can conduct residency activities with a blend of onsite and remote work–artists both in the Denver area and those outside of Colorado are welcome to apply. Local artists can take advantage of regular site visits to the Gardens and in-person meetings. Artists outside of Colorado, or beyond the Denver metro area, can conduct most of their residency remotely, but are required to visit the Gardens in person at least once to talk with staff and explore gardens and collections. Travel and lodging are coordinated by the artist and are paid from within the residency honorarium. Artists are welcome to collaborate and apply together. For collaborations, please include all participants’ names and contact information in the application.

Residencies will typically span two to three months of focused time, during which one or more visits will be arranged with Gardens staff. Artists are welcome to continue working on their projects before and after this focused time but should concentrate their engagements with Gardens staff in this period. At the end of the residency year, artists will be expected to convene for an online meeting or virtual program to be determined.

 

 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
deadline December 11
presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious creative teen recognition program for students in grades 7–12.

BOPA is proud to serve as the Maryland regional affiliate for this competition and support Maryland’s next generation of creatives. As of September 1, the 2023 regional competition is open! All submission(s) must be fully uploaded by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Click the buttons below for more information on each category and how to apply.

 

 

header image: Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan (San Carlos Apache/Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara)

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