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This Week: Curlee Holton and LaToya Hobbs in conversation at the Driskell Center, Archival Silent Noise Conference at Towson University with keynote address from Ashley Minner Jones, 2023 Intermedia and Digital Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition opening reception at UMBC CADVC, Grad Show III Opens at MICA, Scott Patterson at Baltimore Center Stage, closing reception + artist talk for Jackie Milad and Tom Boram at Current Space, Baltimore Jewelry Center’s Ornamenta: Emerald Exclusive, the BSO Presents Marin Conducts Rach 3, opening receptions for Community Through Fire + Creativity Connects Us at Baltimore Clayworks, and Community Day: The Culture at Baltimore Museum of Art — PLUS Maryland State Arts Directory Triennial call for artists and more featured opportunities!


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Printmaking as expression of culture and identity
Thursday, April 13 :: 5-5:45pm
presented by The David C. Driskell Center

Please join us for a unique and insightful conversation between Professor Curlee Holton and LaToya Hobbs.

Curlee Raven Holton is Director and Artist-in-Residence of the David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the Diaspora, Master Printer, and the founder of Raven Fine Art Editions.

LaToya Hobbs is a renowned artist based in Baltimore, MD and is a professor at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Hobbs is a founding member of Black Women of Print.



Archival Silent Noise Conference
Thursday, April 13 :: Ongoing through April 15, 2023
@ Towson University

This conference is free and open to the public. Register here!

Archival Silent Noise considers the invisible, ignored and silenced areas of our artistic disciplines. By exploring approaches to re-visibilizing and reimagining the archives of our disciplines in the field and in the classroom, Archival Silent Noise will create a space to honor and generate joyful noise and good trouble.


All sessions will take place in VB 204 unless there is a ** next to it.

THURSDAY April 13, 2023

6pm – 8 pm

Conference Opening & Keynote Address

Dr. Ashley Minner Jones

FRIDAY April 14, 2023

9:00 AM The Guest Artist Corner: A Collaboration between The James E. Lewis Museum of Art and Regional Artists with Dr. Schroeder Cherry

9:30 AM “The Cart” Jennifer Yablonsky

10:00 AM “Commedia Dell’Arte”  Tara Cariaso

11:00 AM “Insurgent Learning Workshop PT I”  Marshall Tramell (VIRTUAL) **

1:00 PM “Redacted Grammar Language”  K. Kennedy (VIRTUAL) **

2:00 PM “Ms. Museum”  Kathleen Hulser, Julia Szabo

3:00 PM “World-Building For and Against the Archive: Photography on Oregon’s Lesbian Lands

Raechel Root

3:30 PM “DX: Exploring the Art of Dialog Editing for Film” Adam Schwartz

4:00 PM “The Business of Art “ Dominique Clayton (VIRTUAL) **

6:00 PM  Olfaction and Bias(implicitly): A participatory performance that considers the social landscapes that are created through the sense of smell. Laure Drogoul

7:00 PM “Insurgent Learning Workshop PT II”  Marshall Tramell (VIRTUAL) **

8:00 PM “Dada Morte: A collaborative multimedia performance exploring the ephemeral nature of

our bodies and technologies” Carrie Fucille and Brenton Lim

8:30 PM “A Thousand Cuts”  Desirée Rowe and Michael Tristano, Jr.

8:45 PM Performance Q/A

SATURDAY April 15, 2023

9:00 AM “Mapping the Road to Freedom Through Nature, Art and Stories”  Nancy Goldring, Bev Bickel

11:00 AM “Live Painting and Artist Talk” Chris Kolpeace

11:15 “Homie House Press” Adriana Monsalve

1:00 PM “koumboleza a collaborative short film on mourning from a community’s perspective” Linnea Poole and Samantha Mitchell

2:00 PM “Voices of Baltimore: Learning Adventures for Students and Teachers”  Pat Kelly, Gary

Homana,  Monica Heiser, Morna Mcnolty, Sharon McCullough, Delana Penn, Melissa Stephenson (HYBRID)

3:00 PM “Sex Noises in the Classroom” Michaela Frischherz

3:30 PM “Artists & Writers Engaged in the global struggle for Human Rights and Racial Justice” Naomi Greene, Ousmane Power-Greene.

6:00 PM “Building Community Archives: The Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts District Historical

Photography Project” Angela N. Carroll et al

6:00 PM “Move Move Collaborative: A case study in least-hierarchical Performance Making” –

Cristal Sabbagh, Orlando Johnson, Ashley Shey, Emmett Wilson, Maggie Schneider, and Peter Redgrave (VB 213) **

7:00 PM “Black English and Hip-Hop Should be Celebrated In Higher Education, Not Silenced”

Sara Alexander

8:00 PM “See Through Me”  Rikiesha Metzger

8:15 PM “Epochs, Ages, and Yugas: Macro-Temporal Texture and the Expiration of White Power”   Dr. Thomas Stanley

8:45 PM “You Can’t Spell America Without the N-Word: Racial Epithet as Talisman and Historical Monument to Genocide”  Dr. Thomas Stanley

Dr. Thomas Stanley




Emily Wisniewski, M.F.A. '23 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting)

MICA Grad Show III | Opening Reception
Friday, April 14: 5-7 PM
On View: April 14th – April 30th

MICA GRAD SHOW 2023 will physically and virtually showcase the culminating work of more than 130 MFA and MA graduate students from the College’s internationally renowned programs.

A reception for MICA Grad Show III will be held in all galleries on Friday, April 14th from 5 – 7 PM. We have other MICA Grad Show Events during this time:

Filmmaking, MFA Screenings:
Tuesday, April 11th & Wednesday April 12th 7-10 PM
Parkway Theater

Social Design Exchange:
April 24th 6-8 PM
Lazarus Auditorium, L 115

LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting:
On View Dates: May 13th – June 4th
The Peale Museum
225 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202

A reception for LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting’s thesis show will be held at the Peale on Saturday, May 13th.

For artist profiles and complete schedule visit:



Mind Over Matter | Opening Reception
Friday, April 14 :: 6-8pm

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Mind Over Matter, the 2023 Intermedia and Digital Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by Liza Aleinikova, Fahmida Hossain, and Anna Kroll, opening on April 11 and continuing through May 3.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.

On Friday, April 21, from 3 to 5 p.m., the annual RTKL Artist Talk will be presented by Liza Aleinikova.



Sound Check: Scott Patterson
Friday, April 14 :: 8:30pm
@ Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore-based multi-award-winning artist Scott Patterson of Afrohouse will fill the Deering Lobby with his lux musical stylings on April 14th, at 8:30pm. His artistry has been described as “a masterly blend of virtuosity, singing style and beautiful voicing.” Be sure to come out for this BCS Sound Check to hear a blend of classical, soul, and rock, simultaneously futuristic and retro compositions that will leave you wanting more.



Evil Eyes, Curses, and Floating Computers | Closing Reception + Artist Talk
Saturday, April 15 :: 7-10pm
@ Current Space

Current Space is proud to present Evil Eyes, Curses, and Floating Computers, an exhibition of works by Jackie Milad and Tom Boram. Please join us for the closing reception and artist talk 7-10pm, talk at 8pm!

We’re also reopening our outdoor season in the Garden Bar on this night and Tom Boram will be DJing all night! Come celebrate the closing of this gorgeous show and the opening of the courtyard all at once. The bar will be open from 5-11pm (happy hour 5-7) with spring cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options.

RSVP optional, but appreciated.



Ornamenta: Emerald Exclusive
Friday, April 14 :: 7-10pm
@ The Green Room at The Bluebird

Join us for an exclusive Ornamenta event. Limited to only 35 tickets, this intimate evening will feature a custom meal and open bar along with captivating demonstrations and special guests that highlight the artistry and magic of jewelry and metalsmithing. This special evening will provide crucial funds to sustain our many programs! Tickets and info here.





Marin Conducts Rach 3
Saturday, April 15 :: 3pm
@ Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

BSO Presents Marin Conducts Rach 3

Marin Alsop, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture

ROUSE Symphony No. 6

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

THU, APR 13, 8 PM – The Music Center at Strathmore
SAT, APR 15, 8 PM – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Event Information Link:

Ticket Information Link (Meyerhoff):

Ticket Information Link (Strathmore):

Tickets start at: $25 at Meyerhoff

Tickets start at: $35.00 at Strathmore

Tchaikovsky wrestles with eternal themes of love and fate in his Shakespearean tone painting. All the romance and grandeur that Rachmaninoff piled into his glorious Third Piano Concerto emerge with stunning clarity and authenticity in a performance by Olga Kern, the Russian pianist with family ties to Rachmaninoff and the winner at 17 of the prestigious Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition. Music Director Laureate Marin Alsop memorializes the late Christopher Rouse, a cherished collaborator and Baltimore composer who channeled Mahler’s all-embracing scope in this symphonic swan song.

Kids Listen Free – For all Classical and Pops concerts, children ages 7-17 may attend free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reservations will need to be made in advance, by phone or in person. Limited quantity of free tickets available for each performance, with quantity based on demand. Up to two (2) free children’s tickets available per one (1) full price adult ticket, maximum of six (6) free children’s tickets allowed per household for each performance. See website for additional information.



Community Through Fire and Creativity Connects Us | Opening Receptions
Saturday, April 15 :: 6-8pm
@ Baltimore Clayworks

Community Through Fire Exhibit

April 8 – May 27, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Main Gallery: Community Through Fire, Invited by Jeremy Wallace
Solo Gallery: Featuring Sarah Hutton and Tim Duncan, Wood Kiln Associates

Invited by the Wood Kiln Technician, Jeremy Wallace, “Community Through Fire” showcases the artwork fired in our wood kiln in recent years and also shares the testimonies of the artists for what it means to be a part of the community aspect of wood firing; nurturing the connections around the wood kiln and building the community through wood firing experience.

Creativity Connects Us Exhibit

Community Arts Gallery

This exhibition features some of our Community Art Instructor’s personal artwork along with highlighting how connecting to the community inspires their creative practices. Community Arts at BCW is in no way prescriptive and the diverse works and perspectives of our instructors are a reflection of the varied spaces that we inhabit within the Greater Baltimore region.

Artists Featured
Vandelyn Simmons, Maddie Olsen, Audrey Naiva, and Kaitlyn Wolf



Community Day: The Culture
Sunday, April 16 :: 1-5pm
@ The Baltimore Museum of Art

Celebrate the opening of The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century with free admission all day and activities for the entire family during the event. The afternoon includes pop-up fashion moments by local artists and designers, a beat-making experience with Blakwater House, food by The Land of Kush and Blacksauce Kitchen, treats from the Taharka Brothers Ice Cream Truck, and a b-boy and b-girl dance performance. Free for all ages!



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Maryland State Arts Directory Triennial (2023): Call for Artists
deadline April 15
posted by Maryland State Arts Council + Maryland Art Place

In celebration of the talented and diverse array of artists across the state of Maryland, and the ever growing scope of the Maryland Arts Directory, Maryland Art Place (MAP) – in collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) – are seeking artists for the 3rd Maryland State Artist Directory Triennial exhibition (2023).

Maintained by MAP, the Maryland Arts Directory originated as a regional resource conceived by MSAC. MAP has remained the responsible partner for the care of this critical resource for over 25 years. The Maryland Arts Directory is a free online platform that showcases the high-caliber, diverse, and relevant work of Maryland’s artists and arts organizations and promotes the vitality of Maryland’s arts communities.

Collectively MSAC and MAP aim to present a comprehensive survey of Maryland artists for the Triennial exhibition to be presented in the MAP gallery beginning Thursday, May 11 and closing Saturday June 24, 2023. We are seeking visual/media, literary, and performing artists for this year’s exhibition roster.

*Please note: participating artists must be Maryland residents.



Call for Vendors, Baltimore Pride
deadline April 15 (early bird)

Baltimore Pride will be a huge celebration from June 19-25, 2023 with the theme “One Heart, One Love, One Pride” to honor the contributions made to society by sexual and gender minorities. Hosted by the Pride Center of Maryland, Pride 2023 will bring 50,000 people from throughout the region to Baltimore for a week of celebration, recognition, and fun.



Harford County Arts Grants for Organizations
deadline April 17

Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board is now accepting applications for the Community Arts Development Grant program. This grant is available to Harford’s nonprofits, units of government, colleges, and faith-based organizations producing or presenting the arts in Harford County.  Interested parties can access grant applications through Grants Workspace, an online system accessed through Harford County Cultural Arts Board’s website. Link, grant guidelines, and contact information are online at

The Community Arts Development Grant program provides (1) General Operating support to local arts nonprofit organizations and (2) Arts Programming support to nonprofits whose primary purpose is other than producing or presenting the arts. Colleges, universities, units of government, and faith-based organizations may apply for Arts Programming support. The deadline to apply for a Community Arts Development Grant for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is Monday, April 17, 2023.

Since 2020, Harford County Cultural Arts Board has invested more than $560,000 in Harford County’s creative economy.  Harford County Cultural Arts Board Coordinator Jessica Cleaver affirms, “The arts provide far-reaching cultural and economic benefit to communities.  Few investments yield stronger returns than spending on the arts.”

To learn more about services and programs of Harford County Cultural Arts Board, visit To obtain publications in an alternate format, contact Harford County Cultural Arts Board at 410‐273‐5601 ext. 6509 or email [email protected].



Wabash College Artist in Residence
deadline April 24

The Wabash College Art Department seeks artists with demonstrated experience in and a commitment to socially engaged art practice and/or community-based art projects to apply for our Restoring Hope, Restoring Trust Artist-in-Residence position for Spring 2024. The Artist-in-Residence will be a mentor for undergraduate students and engage in creative collaborations that involve students/campus community and local community partners in Crawfordsville/Montgomery County.

Restoring Hope/Restoring Trust Artist-in-Residence Expectations

·      Design a project(s) for and co-teach an undergraduate course focused on socially engaged art that results in a collaborative public project, event, or performance.

·      Mount a solo exhibition of previously completed works that will open at the beginning of the term and run for the duration of the residency.

·      Give a public lecture at the beginning of the residency

·      Hold a series of public engagements, discussions, or workshop events associated with exhibition/residency.

·      Attend monthly meetings with the program directors.

·      Mentor undergraduate students interested in art and social justice.



Community Arts Grants
deadline April 26
posted by BOPA

The Community Arts Grant, produced by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), supports community-artist collaborative design & implementation of new, exterior wall mural projects sited in underserved communities of Baltimore City. The art projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space. Grant applicants may request up to $17,000 in mural project funding support. BOPA will administer Right of Entry agreements (permission to work on property), Artist contracts and assist procurement of required permits. VARA Waiver* signed by artist is required to receive award funds. Mural completion deadline: June 30, 2023.



Sitka Residencies Fall 2023-Spring 2024
deadline April 30

We offer residencies ranging in duration from two weeks to three months. Please indicate on your application your preferred length of stay. Special residencies, where noted, may have separate deadlines and dates.

We welcome art and ecology inspired applications from a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary practices.

Sitka is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Bringing together people from different backgrounds and fields of expertise is core to Sitka’s art and ecology mission. From climate change and environmental justice to systemic racism and cultural appropriation, diverse perspectives help spark new ideas and collaborative approaches to address today’s challenges in creative ways.



Call for Submissions, Light
deadline April 30
posted by SE Center for Photography

It’s all about the light! Light and shadow have been the foundation of photography since the beginning. While illumination is important, darkness is an equally compelling component and, together, the elements of a successful photograph. Show us your best light!

Our juror for Light is Douglas Beasley. Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual and emotional aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life.

Doug has recently become the owner and publisher of Shots Magazine, a quarterly independent journal of fine-art photography, now in it’s 32nd year of publication. Shots has long been his favorite photo magazine!

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 slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.



2023-2024 Folklife Apprenticeship | Call for Applications
deadline April 30
posted by Maryland State Arts Council

MSAC is now accepting applications for 2023-2024 Folklife Apprenticeships. Folklife Apprenticeships are $5,000 each and support traditional arts education through the teaching of skills from one master artist to one apprentice artist. Applicants will be notified of their application status in July 2023. Begin an application using MSAC’s application system, SmartSimple. Log in to SmartSimple or create a free account at



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