Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This Weekend


MICA Art Market @ The Brown Center
Maryland Institute College of Art presents its third annual MICA Art Market!
The sale, featuring 250 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff, includes jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, textiles, book arts, toys and wrapping paper.

The market, sponsored by the MICA Alumni Association, fosters student professional development and peer-to-peer networking, and provides funding for need-based student scholarships. Last year scholarships of $2,500 each were awarded to three MICA students who had participated in the event: Sarah Machicado '12 (illustration and graphic design), Nisha Ramnath '10 (animation) and Michele Stidham '10 (graphic design).

Vendors will accept the following forms of payment: Visa, MasterCard, cash and check. Admission to the market is free.
For more information, visit the website here.
Wednesday, Dec. 9-Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Leidy Atrium and Falvey Hall lobby of Brown Center
1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.


Instant Messages and Reinvent @ MAP
Maryland Art Place presents Instant Messages and Reinvent an exhibition and installation created by students in MICA’s Graphic Design MFA program, directed by Ellen Lupton. These two special projects explore the empire of signs and messages in which we live.
Participating artists: Lauren Adams, Christina Beard, Chris Clark, Elizabeth Herrmann, Ann Liu, Chris McCampbell, Ryan Shelley, Wesley Stuckey, Beth Taylor, Isabel Uria, Supisa Wattanasansanee, Krissi Xenakis
Rush Hour: Art Beats Traffic- Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 5-8pm
Celebrate the exhibition Instant Messages and the unveiling of MAP’s first public art installation in our entrance hallway. Interact with original works of art and design in the galleries.

Maryland Art Place
Power Plant Live!
8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Heady Mugs @ Nudashank

An overwhelming show of psychedelic portraits and trippy faces featuring work by:

Henry Gunderson / Michael Skattum / Luke Ramsey / Benjamin Edmiston / Shaun Flynn / D'Metrius Rice / Lesser Gonzalez / Eric Shaw / Bill Dunlap / Robby Rackleff Ryan De La Hoz / Matthew Feyld / Bill Fick / Lizz Hickey / Nick Mann (Doodles) / Edward Max Fendley / Ryan Riss / Christian Herr / Caitlin Cunningham / Jordan Bernier / Felipe Goncalvez / David Ubias / Marcello Velho / Mike Bull
Exhibtion Dates: December 11, 2009 - January 1, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday Dec. 11th, 7-10pm

H&H Arts Building
405 W. Franklin St.
3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This Weekend


Hybrids of Tutela @ McLean Project for the Arts

Hybrids of Tutela: New Works by Melissa Dickenson
Melissa Dickenson exhibits works made of acrylic paint and ink on cut paper, mounted on acrylic backing. The resulting pieces are uniquely shaped and dimensional, moving out from the wall and breaking free of the traditional rectangular picture plane. A fantastical world inhabited by imaginary flora and fauna is created within the confines of these flowing, meandering and intricate structures, wholly original and at once both sweet and slightly sinister. In the Atrium Gallery.
Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2009 - January 8, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday Dec. 3, 2009 7 - 9pm

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101


Moth a film by Hilton Carter @ MICA

MOTH Trailer from FRESH KILL on Vimeo.

MICA 2002 alumni Hilton Carter presents his new short film Moth at MICA.
STORY LINE: Sophie, a beautiful drug abusing young actress, flies into Los Angeles from New York, for a job. While staying at the home of some family friends, who just happen to be out of town, Sophie finds her boredom and unhappiness to the least of her problems.
Screening: Friday December 4, 2009 7:30-9:30 pm

The Brown Center
1301 Mt. Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217

Sarah Hammond @ Unicorn Gallery

Unicorn Gallery presents the new work of Baltimore artist Sarah Hammond created this past summer at a residency in Rochefort-en-Terre, Bretagne France.
Opening Reception: Friday December 4, 2009 6-9 pm
Unicorn Studio
626 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Los Solos @ LOF/T
Los Solos presents Shana Palmer (Childe Bride) and C. Ryder Cooley for a night of performance at the LOF/T.
Shana Palmer is a multidisciplinary artist and self-taught musician. Her solo music project Childe Bride is going on its third year with releases in the US and in the UK. Her improvised music is described as mysterious tribal drone and sometimes noise folk.
C. Ryder Cooley is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and performer. Weaving together chimeric images with found props and forgotten objects, she creates cinematic performances and installation spaces. She will present Animalia, Stories of Collapse, Calamity and Departure, performed with Natalie Agee. Animalia is an inter-species fairytale that combines live music on singing saw, accordion and strings with movement and projection. Performed within a landscape of mesmerizing video and archival film, Animalia invokes visions of secret bee societies and haunted circus scenes.
Friday December 4, 2009 8:30pm (doors open at 8pm) $6

Los Solos Series
the LOF/T at Load of Fun
120 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217


Holiday Heap @ St. John's Church
Charm City Craft Mafia presents Holiday Heap. Holiday Heap brings together highly talented and infinitely creative artists and crafters from Baltimore and beyond to sell their wares in a festive indoor market. This year’s event will feature the finest in handmade jewelry, apparel, housewares, papergoods and soft sculpture. And at price points to fit every budget, and products to suit from the youngest on your list to the greatest of grandparents, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’ve been hoping for.

Saturday December 5, 2009 10am- 5pm

St. John's Church
2640 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD


Passerine @ LOF/T
MAGIC EYE presents “Passerine”, a projector performance by Raha Raissnia with live sound by Kenny Wollesen
"Passerine" is Raha Raissnia and Kenny Wollesen's Baltimore debut. Raissnia is Brooklyn-based expanded cinema artist. Influenced by the work of Harry Smith, Bruce Conner, Jim Davis and Paul Sharits, she incorporates painting, live projection and installation in her performances. Combining collaged and hand-painted 35mm slides with 16mm film projections, Raissnia’s projections produce a “slow-moving montage during which scenes are at once temporary and aleatory. The arrangement underscores cinema’s inherent paradoxical structure of manipulating stillness to conjure up the illusion of movement.” (R.R.)

Sunday December 6, 2009 8-10 pm

Magic Eye
The LOF/T at Load of Fun
120 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD

2010 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize

Call-for-Entry for the 2010 Sondheim Prize
Application deadline – December 18, 2009

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the fifth edition of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. The prize will award a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. The prize is in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition and is produced with our partners, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Approximately six finalists will be selected for the final review for the prize. Their work will be exhibited in the Thalheimer Gallery of The Baltimore Museum of Art. Additionally, an exhibition of the semi-finalists’ work will be shown in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries of the Maryland Institute College of Art during the Artscape weekend.

The fellowship winner will be selected from The Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition after review of the installed art and an interview with each finalist by the jurors. The remaining finalists not selected for the fellowship will each receive a $1,000 honorarium. Artist collaborators if chosen as the winner will receive a single $25,000 prize or $1,000 honorarium that will be equally divided among the members of the group.

The Artscape prize is named in honor of Janet and Walter Sondheim who have been instrumental in creating the Baltimore City that exists today. Walter Sondheim, Jr. had been one of Baltimore’s most important civic leaders for over 50 years. His accomplishments included oversight of the desegregation of the Baltimore City Public Schools in 1954 when he was president of the Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City. Later, he was deeply involved in the development of Charles Center and the Inner Harbor. He continued to be active in civic and educational activities in the city and state and served as the senior advisor to the Greater Baltimore Committee until his death in February 2007.

Janet Sondheim danced with the pioneering Denishawn Dancers a legendary dance troupe founded by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. Later, she turned to teaching where she spent 15 years at the Children’s Guild working with severely emotionally disturbed children. After retirement, she was a volunteer tutor at Highlandtown Elementary School. She married Walter in 1934, and they were together until her death in 1992.

The Jurors will be announced on December 1, 2009.

An application can be downloaded HERE.