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The 12-week Entrepreneurship Training Program is a practical curriculum designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and skills to successfully navigate the path to small business ownership—combining business training, personal development, access to professional services, and financial counseling through partnerships with a direct network.Participants must attend all workshops.
Artist Deidre Argyle transforms Gallery II into an immersive installation composed of fabric cubes, projections, and sound. It Is What It Is explores questions about time and repetition, bringing to our attention the cycles that govern us: creation, decay, and transformation.
Exhibit runs January 17 - February 21, 2020. The Arts Council and Visit Howard County will hold a reception on Friday, January 17 from 6–8 pm and welcome Visit Howard County’s partners for a pARTners in ART networking event (snow date: January 24).
HoCo Open is a non-juried annual exhibit celebrating artists who live, work, or study in Howard County. Eligible artists (aged 18 years and older) are invited to bring one piece of ready-to-hang original artwork completed in the past two years to the Arts Council on January 3 from 4:30–6:30pm (snow date: January 6). Artwork will be accepted for the exhibit on a first-come, first-serve basis, one piece per artist, until the gallery is full.
This exhibition is on view through March 2020. The MdHS museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and on Sundays, 12 pm-5 pm.
The exhibition features one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. Ms. Dietrich is one of Maryland’s and the nation’s most accomplished quilters. In 2015 she was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana. “Hometown Girl” tells Ms. Dietrich’s story as a life-long Marylander and Baltimore native, and draws inspiration from the many students she has taught over her 35-year career.
This focus exhibition acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of women artists to the development of American modernism through nearly 20 works from the BMA’s collection by Elizabeth Catlett, Maria Martinez, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Marguerite Zorach, and others. The selection of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts showcases these artists’ innovative engagements with the major art movements of 20th century from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism.
Starting with early portraiture, “Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves” is a new exhibition exploring themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in contemporary photography. The year-long exhibition draws from the Maryland Historical Society’s photograph holdings, including daguerreotypes, salt prints, glass negatives, silver gelatin and digital prints.
Across sub-Saharan Africa, a strict gendered division of artistic labor existed throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Men worked in wood and metal, carving and casting works that glorified leaders and paid homage to deities, while women created works in clay, cloth, and beads, stitching and firing the art of everyday life. This exhibition brings together two dozen works from the BMA's collection to demonstrate the critical role of women in shaping and maintaining social identities across 20th-century Africa.
Punch Needle is an easy to learn, versatile embroidery technique that uses a pen-like tool with a hollow threaded needle tip transform looped fibers into lovely piled designs. You can use a wide range of materials as a base cloth, various threads, yarn, or fibers for punching. There are many design options. You can create small, ornamental motifs to large-scale wall or floor landscapes. There’s a punch needle piece for everyone!
Chuck Prophet is the best damn songwriter in all of roots rock and I'll stand on Alejandro Escovedo's coffee table in John Murry's flip-flops and say that.
- Peter Blackstock, No Depression
Prophet does an impressive job of blurring the lines that separate blues, country and roots-rock.
In his own good-humored, ramshackle way, Prophet earns his last name.
- Anthony DeCurtis
This hilarious a capella ensemble “plays” the orchestrated sounds of a full musical production using only their voice.
$3 per ticket fee online and at the box office, JCC members and Seniors get 10% off ticket prices.
Shostakovich confounded the expectations of the Soviet authorities, who were expecting a big, triumphant symphony saluting Stalin, with his Ninth, the lightest and brightest of his symphonies. Legendary violinist Gil Shaham performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, often called the most perfect violin concerto ever written. Haydn’s penultimate symphony, known as the “Drumroll,” features high spirits, drama and a brilliantly dynamic ﬁnale.
John Storgårds, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
SIMAETHA (pronounced sigh-mee-thuh) is an experimental witch cabaret written and performed by Jacob Budenz (a.k.a. Dreambaby), featuring dance and performance by Alexander D'Agostino. Through poetry, storytelling, music, and ritual, the show weaves together real and conjured memories, using mythology to rewrite identity. Simaetha, the angry witch in Idyll 2 by the Ancient Greek poet Theocritus, becomes the inspiration for an ageless, genderless creature navigating the seductive and double-edged gifts of demons, family ghosts, lovers, legends, and lonely yearnings of immortality.
The Forest of the Witch
January 24 – 26
Karagöz is the traditional shadow puppet theatre of Anatolia (modern day Turkey) and is named after its main characters, Karagöz and Hacivat. It is known as one of the oldest shadow performances in the world dating back to nearly 700 years in Anatolia. Karagöz was included in the UNESCO representative list of Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity in 2009. Join us for an evening of two Karagöz plays.
Film Lovers! This is a class for film enthusiasts who want to study movies as an art form. View each film in its entirety and have a lively discussion about its place in movie history. From the silent era to the 1960s we look at seven films over six sessions. Explore a wide range from from Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin to John Huston and John Frankenheimer. Please contact Creative Alliance for the class syllabus.
Bring your family back in time to the golden age of children’s television and attend a “live-taping” of Baltimore’s last standing local kids’ show; Danny Joe’s TreeHouse at The Creative Alliance!
Head to Toe w/ Special Guest Blair Imani
In this episode of Danny Joe’s TreeHouse, special guest Blair Imani stops by the treehouse with Ms. Monica to talk with Ollie Ollie Oxenfree about expression and identity. After the show, parents and caregivers are invited to participate in a group discussion while kids create their very own identity hats.
On view: JAN 25 - FEB 22
Reception: SAT JAN 25 | 6-8PM
The artists represented in On the Verge: 25 New and Emerging Artists embrace the rich diversity of the artistic community in both background and style. Discover works that range in style, media, and material created by artists from across the globe. Local talent representing Baltimore and Washington share the space with global up-and-comers from Japan and Pakistan. Each piece invites you to experience the artist’s culture, history, or personal story in a unique way.
“The Drag Queen King of Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
The world's tallest and hairiest drag queen and her four-piece band bring their balls-to-the-wall rock and roll cabaret to Baltimore for the first time ever.
Martha, played by Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Dito van Reigersberg, has performed for sold out crowds in New York City, Washington, Las Vegas, Europe, Austin and her hometown of Philadelphia, where she has won many awards and is known as the "drag queen king."