Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This Weekend


Connie Imboden @ The Baltimore Camera Club
Photographer Connie Imboden presents images from her new book, Reflections: 25 years of Photography.

Thursday, March 25, 2010 8 pm

The Baltimore Camera Club
Mount Washington United Methodist Church
5800 Cottonworth Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209


MFA Thesis I @ MICA
MICA will host three MFA exhibitions this spring presenting work from both 1st year and graduating students.

The first show opens this weekend and features the work of Heidi Fancher (Photographic & Electronic Media), Matthew Fishel (Mount Royal School of Art), Molly Hawthorn (Graphic Design), Jason Irla (Mount Royal), Justin Kropp (Graphic Design), Cyle Metzger (Mount Royal), Virginia Sasser (Graphic Design), Andrew Shea (Graphic Design), Jonathan Stonely (Mount Royal), John Walser (Graphic Design), Micah Walter (Photographic & Electronic Media), Chloe Watson (Mount Royal), Jennifer White-Torres (Graphic Design) and Ting Zhang (Photographic & Electronic Media).

Exhibition Dates: March 26 - April 4, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 26, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talks: Tuesday, March 30, 3-5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 31, 1-3 p.m.
Decker, Meyerhoff, and Fox 3 galleries

Maryland Institute College of Art
1303 W. Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD

Table of Contents @ Nudashank

Nudashank presents Table of Contents: Artists Who Make Books. Featured Artists: Andrew Laumann, Cody DeFranco, Jordan Bernier, Molly O'Connell, Lizz Hicky, Jamie Felton, & Paul Koneazny.
In conjunction with "Fresh Prints" at Open Space and the BMA Print Fair
Exhibition Dates: March 26- April 9, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 26 7-10pm

405 W. Franklin St. 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

WAMM Festival @ The Senator Theater
Towson University College of Fine Arts & Communication, Electronic Media and Film Department is proud to present the Women And Minorities in Media Festival, with featured guest artists and Peabody award winning radio producers- The Kitchen Sisters. The festival will present screenings of Student and Professional Audio & Video Winning Submissions

Screenings: Saturday, March 27, 2010 2:30 - 7 pm
Reception and Q & A with the Kitchen Sisters: 7-10 pm

The Senator Theater
5904 York Road
Baltimore, MD


Prints & Multiples Fair @ Open Space
Featurings Works from:
Gottlund Verlag
Kingsboro Press
Medium Rare
Nero Magazine
Paperback Magazine
Lost Ghosts Records
Watercolor Records
Important Comics
Golden Age
Nieves Books
Glaciers of Nice (aka SUMI INK CLUB)
Schematic Quarterly
Closed Caption Comics

Saturday, March 27, 2010 11am - 12am
Sunday, March 28, 2010 11am - 6pm
Admission is FREE but bring $ to buy

Open Space
2720 Sisson St.
Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions @ The BMA

Discover limited-edition portfolios and single-image prints from 14 major contemporary art dealers, galleries, and presses from around the U.S. This unique event encourages new and seasoned collectors to peruse works in an intimate setting, talk personally with dealers, and learn more about contemporary artists and printmaking techniques.

Alumni and students from the Maryland Institute College of Art are among the established and emerging artists represented at the fair.

A complete list of participants follows:

Center Street Studio, Milton, MA
Cade Tompkins Editions • Projects, Providence, RI
Charles M. Young Fine Prints & Drawings LLC, Portland, CT
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
MICA Works on Paper, Baltimore, MD
Tandem Press, Madison, WI
Goya Contemporary & Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moysant Weyl, New York, NY
Dolphin Press & Print, Baltimore, MD
Jungle Press, Brooklyn, NY
Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, DC
G.W. Einstein Company, Inc., New York, NY
VanDeb Editions, New York, NY
Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, March 27 & Sunday, March 28, 2010 11am - 6pm

The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Terms of Use @ Gallery Four

Terms of use features sculpture, installation, and works on paper by four artists from Norway, Chicago, and Baltimore. The show surveys our relationships to materiality and technolog through naturalist meddling, sci fi curiosity, and salty humor.

Gallery Four
H & H Building
405 W. Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Art Dialgoue Series at The Contemporary Museum

New Art Dialogue Series
Lectures with Art in America Editor Richard Vine and artist Mel Chin

The Contemporary Museum will host lectures with two distinguished figures in the world of contemporary art on back-to-back evenings as part of its New Art Dialogue Series on March 31 and April 1, 2010.

At the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mel Chin will discuss blending art with social activism. Chin will share a survey of his socially conscious, community-based works, including The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, his current campaign to increase awareness of lead poisoning in America’s inner cities and aid the ongoing restoration of New Orleans. The Contemporary Museum is an official production center of “Fundred Dollar Bills.”

At the Walters Art Museum, Richard Vine, Managing Editor of Art in America, will examine the exponential growth of contemporary art in China and its cultural impact. This new era of Asian contemporary art will be illustrated by Vine’s firsthand accounts with installations, exhibitions, and encounters with emerging artists. He will also review movements that have shaped the rapidly-evolving contemporary art scene in post-Tiananmen China.

Admission to the lectures is $10 for the general public, $5 for students, and free for members of the Contemporary Museum. The lecture with Mel Chin is also free for MICA students; the Richard Vine lecture is free for members of the Walters.

The Contemporary’s New Art Dialogue Series presents lectures and conversations by distinguished artists, critics, art historians, and curators whose work is defining the field of contemporary art. The series will cultivate critical discourse responsive to the cultural, social, and political issues of our time.

The New Art Dialogue Series is sponsored by the Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation.

Mel Chin- Art and Social Reform

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 7:00 p.m.

Falvey Hall
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Aven

Richard Vine- New China/New Art

Thursday, April 1, 2010 6:00 p.m.

Graham Auditorium
Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street

Thursday, March 11, 2010

This Weekend


Specimens of Infrastructure @ Metro Gallery

Metro Gallery presents the work of Creative Alliance Resident Michelle Hagewood. For the past year, Michelle has been photographing, collecting, and considering modes of urban infrastructure and its interactions with the “natural” landscape. Simultaneously concerned with the invisible and psychological structures of communication, play, desire, and control, Michelle has been working to materialize and question these systems through drawing and compositing. The hand continually disrupts a fractal and digitally inspired process, and each evolution diverges from its source indeterminately; moving from familiar to foreign, retaining or suppressing traces of its parent, and often walking a fine line between finding and losing itself completely.

Exhibition Dates: March 4 - April 30, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 11, 2010 7-10pm

The Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201


Tools, Trash & Technology @ The Legg Mason Tower

This 25-year retrospective represents Marque Cornblatt's return to exhibiting on the East Coast and his first major exhibition in Baltimore. The show includes interactive web-based robots, sculptures, video installations and conceptual self-portraits spanning Cornblatt's career, as well as recent projects dedicated to do-it-yourself lifestyle and design.

Cornblatt will also be presenting the Sparky project, his pioneering interactive videochat robot. First shown in 1996, Sparky has evolved from an assemblage of mixed parts into a worldwide network of telepresence robots capable of connecting people face-to-face in real time over the internet.

Exhibition Dates: March 10 - April 4, 2010
Hours: Wed thru Sat 11 am – 7 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, March 12, 2010 5-8pm

Legg Mason Tower
Harbor East on the Circle
100 International Drive
Retail Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21202


Shallow Spaces @ The Hexagon

The Hexagon presents Shallow Spaces, new work by Adam Beaver, Joe Delano, John Calvin Jones, and D'Metrius Rice. Shallow Spaces features mixed media paintings and works on paper by four Baltimore artists who find content at the boundary of abstraction and representation. Using fine line work, distorted portraiture, and a vivid palette that is prevalent in contemporary Baltimore art, these artists distill spatial relationships and psychological layering. The works in Shallow Spaces pair flat imagery with intricate color work, inviting viewers to explore a dialogue between concrete experience and metaphysical tension.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 13, 2010 6-8:30pm

The Hexagon Space
1825 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Closing for New Painthings: Ted Gahl & Tatiana Berg @ Nudashank

Ted Gahl is a painter based in Providence, RI, on the verge of finishing his MFA at RISD. His work was recently featured in Postcards from the Edge @ Zieher Smith, NYC, Not Abstract1 @ Parker's Box, Brooklyn, and the publication MFA Now: The Next Generation of Painting.

Tatiana Berg
is an artist based in NYC and recently received her BFA from RISD. She recently was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.

Closing Reception: Saturday, March 13, 2010 7-10 pm

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

Thursday, March 4, 2010

This Weekend


Child's Play @ CCBC

The Community College of Baltimore County's Art, Design and Interactive Media Gallery is proud to presentChild's Play, an invitational group exhibition featuring works by Kristina Bilonick, Scott G. Brooks, Jaime Llevano Cabrera, Robert Stuart Cohen, Erin Fostel, Grendel's Mother: David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner, Jenny Kanzler, Alexandria Levin, Megan Marlatt, Sharon Trumbull, and Yoram Wolberger. Curator by Nicole Buckingham.
Exhibition Dates: March 5 - April 9, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 2010 6-8 pm.
Inclement weather date: Friday, March 12, 2010 6-8 pm.

CCBC Catonsville
800 South Rolling Rd.
Baltimore, MD

Claire Feng: Happy People @ School 33

Claire Feng questions what is beyond the obvious in an image. From ordinary images of leisure and contentment, she chooses the ones to which, with the medium of painting, she can inject her personal reading. Through expression and gesture rooted in realism, her painting gives breath and energy to these fleeting moments. In the Members' Gallery.
Exhibition Dates: March 5 - April 2, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 2010 6-9pm

School 33
1427 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Los Solos @ The Hexagon
Los Solos Series continues with performances by Ayako Kataoka, Jenny Graf, & Samita Sinha.

Ayako Kataoka is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Tokyo. Born into a family of Buddhist priests and artists, she grew up immersed in an atmosphere of shaka drawings, chant depicted in japanese calligraphy, and the milieu of traditional Japanese temples. Realized in sound, video, installation, and dance performances, her works are often embodied with her heritage dealing with the concept of bringing invisible to visible.

Jenny Gräf
, a dynamic improvisor and stalwart of the Baltimore freek music scene, creates vivid, compelling soundworlds using intuitive/primitive homebrewed electronics, guitar and voice. J. Gräf is one-half of the noise duos Harrius (with Chiara Giovando, two LP’s on Ehse Records) and Metalux (with MV Carbon, recordings on Hanson, Load and 5RC/Kill Rock Stars, etc). She is also known for her interactive social interventions such as The Guitars Project, in which she worked with a group older women with Alzheimer’s to produce music using electric guitars, Threshold, a piece performed at last year’s High Zero event in which the audience triggered sounds by ordering food, and her Rock Carving Oraclestra, which uses psychic channeling through stone to generate readings for selected audience members. Her recent releases include Proud Flesh, a movie soundtrack to her Western film collaboration with Chiara Giovando (, a split 7? with Zaimph as well as a split Metalux/K.K. Rampage.

Trained in classical Hindustani vocal music, composer/ performer Samita Sinha uses the range of her voice together with electronics and multilingual text in solo performance and multichannel vocal pieces. Besides her solo work, Sinha has a duo project with Marc Cary called ANATOMY (electronic/ Hindustani/ jazz), uses her voice as an improvising instrument in jazz ensembles (in Marc Cary’s FOCUS Trio, Sunny Jain Collective, and Eternal Now), and has toured internationally as a vocalist with the late performance poet Sekou Sundiata’s the 51st (dream) state.
Performance Date: Friday, March 5, 2010 doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8:30 $6

The Hexagon
1825 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD

Personal Effects: The Photography of Jack Radcliff @ Gallery 1448
Jack Radcliffe’s intimate portraits of family, friends, fellow artists and performers reveal so much more than what facial expressions may convey. In fact, the expression on a subject’s face may act as a barrier to the feelings preserved behind the façade. Like the short story writer, Raymond Carver, Radcliffe weaves tales by illuminating the not-so-commonplace details that define his subject’s space and time. Radcliffe conjures an image that appears somehow familiar, so that rather than feeling like a voyeur watching a stranger, the viewer recognizes fragments of the private situations, and is enticed to relate them to his/ her own personal experiences.
Exhibition Dates: March 5-21, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday March 5, 2010 6-9pm

Gallery 1448
1448 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

Baker Artist Awards Winners!!!

They announced the winners of the 2010 Mary Sawyer Baker Prize last night on MPT and they were.....

Animator/Drawer, Karen Yasinsky
view her Baker Artist Nomination here

Sculptor, Richard Cleaver
view his Baker Artist Nomination here

Chamber Musician- Viola, Peter Minkler
listen to his Baker Artist Nomination here

About the Prize:
Mary Sawyers Baker, one of Baltimore's early philanthropists, studied voice as a young girl in Paris, traveled extensively, and embraced the arts throughout her life. She established the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund in 1964 to honor her husband, a well-known Baltimore civic leader. In 2007, the Fund narrowed its philanthropic mission to focus on arts and culture. In 2008, the Fund’s Board of Governors established the annual Mary Sawyers Baker Artist Prize to honor its founder and to support Baltimore artists. Up to three artists are awarded up to $25,000 each—money that winning artists may use at their discretion. The Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners were selected by a private jury.

The 5 Baltimore's Choice Winner's of $1000 each were...

Kelly Walker
view her nomination

Shodeko Talifero
view his nomination

Amanda Fair
view her nomiation

Steven Parke
view his nomination

Kaveh Haerian
view his nomination

Congratulations everyone! And thank you to the William G. Baker Memorial Fund and all the artist that participated! Baltimore is rapidly becoming a nationally recognized center for contemporary arts & culture with your help.