Thursday, February 25, 2010

This Weekend


The Earth is Flat and Other Truths about the Environment @ The Park School, Richman Gallery

Rick Delaney, curator at the Richman Gallery at the Park School is proud to present The Earth is flat and Other Truths about the Environment. The show, an exhibition about sustainability, environment and landscape features the work of Chris Jordan, Lynn Geesamen, Ken Hale, Jessie Lehson, Jackson Martin, Trace Miller, Ellen Lupton & Abott Miller, Lawrence McFarland, Paul Rutovsky, Shannon Young and Rachel Sitkin.

Exhibition Dates: February 11- March 31, 2010.
Artists' Reception: Thursday, February 25, 2010 6pm

The Richman Gallery
The Park School
2425 Old Court Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218

34th Annual American Craft Council Show @ The Baltimore Convention Center

Dandelion Blu Jewelry

The American Craft Council Retail Show in Baltimore
More than 700 of the country's leading craft artists will gather under one roof to present their latest designer, handmade work at The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation. The highest quality of handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, home décor, and more, will be available for purchase at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year's show will feature the works by Baltimore locals Sherry Insley- Dandelion Blu, Juliet Ames- The Broken Plate Pendant Company, Danamarie Hosler- Greenstarstudio, Elisa Shere- Elisa Shere Jewelry, & Shannon Delanoy- Sweet Pepita,

Thursday, February 25 (10 am - 6 pm)
Friday, February 26 (10 am - 9 pm)
Saturday, February 27 (10 am - 6 pm)
Sunday, February 28 (10 am - 5 pm)

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Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Adornamental @ The Silber Gallery

Adornamental features the work of seven artists who are breaking new ground in the decorative and ornamental arts. At times considered primarily feminine and removed from fine art, the decorative arts began to achieve an elevated status in 1975, with the creation of the Pattern and Decoration Movement. The movement was, in part, a reaction against the impersonal nature of Minimalist art. Originating in New York, the Pattern and Decoration Movement involved mostly female artists creating complex and multicolored patterns, but it was not long before the decorative arts were embraced by male artists as well. Contemporary artists continue to employ decorative and ornamental aspects in their work, demonstrating pattern as a tool for expression and showing that there is no distinction between fine art and decorative art.

Adornamental features the work of artists Liz Ensz, Stephanie Liner, Xavier Schipani, Piper Shepard, René Treviño, Emily Uchytil, and Kelly Walker.
Exhibition Dates: February 16 - March 28, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday February 25, 2010 6pm

Silber Art Gallery, Goucher College
1201 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204


Three Simultaneous Openings! @ The Creative Alliance
Up The Ante, Blood Weather & Forum of 40 Champions all open this Friday at The Creative Alliance.

Up The Ante- The hi-octane artists at The Patterson step it up a notch for this exhibit, each submitting a piece of art on the titular theme, and inviting a colleague from outside the building to do the same. Artists include Lauren Boilini, Michael Burmeister, Michelle Hagewood, Erica Hansen, Matthew Freel, Magnolia Laurie, Joseph Norman, Richard Sawka, Rachel Schmidt, Rachel Sitkin, Melissa Sugar, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Rene Trevino, Marty Weishaar & Troy Wingard. The exhibition, in the Amelie Rothschild Gallery, coincides with the annual party celebrating the Residency Program.

Blood Weather- As observers of human activity, Lauren Boilini and Becky Alprin view the world from opposite ends of the telescope. Boilini, who transforms the Main Gallery with a single massive painting covering 2000 square feet, is known for epic canvases—her mark making intense, all encompassing, and fast. She places herself, and the viewer, at the center of the action, like the jostled referee in a boxing match. Alprin, on the other hand, takes the long view. Epochs are compressed and conflated in her fragmented sculptures, which recall both archeological digs and architectural models, recognizable as the fractured cities we live in. As close and passionate Boilini is, so Alprin’s work is pointed and analytic; together, they expose a startling cross section of forces that make and unmake the world every day.

Forum of 40 Champions- Forty champions, each possessing a special power, have been invited to create a warrior to enter the Minstallation Gallery and face the special powers of their peers. Participants will create their warriors to occupy a 4 square inch hexagon of space, flying included, working with the size and shape parameters of Warhammer 40,000 and Dungeons and Dragons. Participants may use Warhammer stands and modify figurines from any of the gaming and fantasy products or may create their own using Sculpy or other materials. 20 sided dice and measuring sticks will be provided. Gaming rules and booklet will be developed during the course of the exhibition. Gary Kachadourian, guest curator.

All shows will have opening receptions Friday, February 26, 2010 7-9pm

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224

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