Beauty stops us in our tracks. It makes us pause, look, consider. Sometimes it overwhelms us. We are often told art should aspire to this standard and be proportionate, symmetrical, naturalistic, and orderly. But what of work that is designed to revolt and terrify? Across subSaharan Africa, artists working across a range of states, societies, and cultures deliberately created artwork that violated conceptions of beauty, symmetry, and grace—both ours and theirs. Subverting Beauty features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c.1880-c.
In its 35th year at the Howard County Arts Council, this exhibit features recent work created by artists who have studios at the Center for the Arts: James Adkins, Joan Bevelaqua, Han Jeon, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Art Landerman, Diana Marta, Brendan Nass, Joyce Ritter, Jereme Scott, Alice St. Germain-Gray, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers, Mary Jo Tydlacka, and David Zuccarini. The artists work in a variety of media including oil and watercolor painting, drawing, fiber art, and glass bead-making.
In partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks’ Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services, this exhibit showcases work by youth and adult artists with developmental disabilities, created in the Exploring Art and Focus on Art programs offered by the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services. In these programs, youth and adults with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to explore a variety of media, styles, and methods of creating art.
MacArthur award-winning artist and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott’s earliest art lessons were at the knee of her mother, the renowned fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott. The eldest Scott passed down to her daughter knowledge inherited from generations of craftspeople in their family who had honed their expertise and persisted in their artistry through the extreme deprivations of slavery and its aftermath in sharecropping, migration, and segregation. “They couldn’t buy things,” Joyce J. Scott recounts, “so they made things.
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.
The BMA is incredibly grateful for the generosity of dedicated supporters Paul Roberts and his late wife Mary, who passed away in November of 2018.
In the fall of 2018, the BMA’s oldest friends group, the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society (PDPS), will celebrate its 50th anniversary by sponsoring an exhibition to highlight a selection of late 19th-century, modern, and contemporary works on paper that PDPS has helped the BMA acquire over the years. Installed in a gallery adjacent to the Cone Collection, this one-gallery exhibition will be organized in two six-month presentations, each including 20–30 prints, drawings, and artists’ books.
Honest, funny, and dancing with heart, Queens Girl in the World chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, adds comical confusion to her already quizzical, fish-out-of-water adolescence. Lively and poignant—and punctuated with the irresistible sound of Motown—Queens Girl in the World tags along for a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, at the onset of Civil Rights-era social change.
The FREE LakeFest Weekend includes three days of live music, an invitational arts and crafts show, strolling performers, festival food, a Clyde’s of Columbia Beer Garden and an array of activities and entertainment for all ages. One of the highlights of LakeFest this year includes evening performance(s) and residency activities by Bridgman Packer Dance.
The Walters Art Museum, in collaboration with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is proud to present the 14th-annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition.
Children Welcome! FREE
Creative Alliance | 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore 21224
Join us for a fun, family-friendly event that celebrates the immigrant and refugee communities that make up Baltimore’s diverse cultural landscape. Food, music, student art exhibitions, art vendors, piñata-making, face-painting, and other activities by various partnering refugee groups will be available.
12-2PM | Food, art, and family activities throughout Creative Alliance
2-3:30PM | Performances in the theater
Book of Flowers
JUNE 8 – JULY 27, 2019
Opening Reception June 8th, 7 – 10pm
Night equalizes, it de-centers, and affirms that we are unstable and floating; unmoored from constructed time. It encourages wild oscillations between anxiety and ecstasy. A sense of porosity is amplified as sensation, perception, and memory wash together in nocturnal space.
Contemporary Arts Inc presents a John Lamkin ii & Bruce Henderson Production "Soul Evolution": The Vocal Music of Horace Silver. featuring The John Lamkin "Favorites" Jazz Quintet with the Vocal Jazz Ensemble Ekklesla2, directed by Linda Hall.
The John Lamkin "Favorites" Jazz Quintet
John Lamkin II, Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Michael Hairston, saxophone/Bob Butta, keyboard
Michael Graham, bass/Jesse Moody, drums With the Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Ekklesia2, Linda Hall Director
Eartha Lamkin & Bruce Henderson
For more than 30 years, New Orleans-natives Keith Calhoun (b. 1955) and Chandra McCormick (b. 1957) have been documenting life in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Known as “The Farm,” the prison was founded on the consolidated land of several cotton and sugarcane plantations. Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex includes poignant photographs and videos that record the exploitation of men incarcerated in the maximum-security prison farm while also showcasing their humanity and individual narratives.
SoulCollage® is a creative process, developed by the late Seena Frost, which uses the art form of collage-making to enhance the journey of self-exploration. Seena Frost’s curriculum will guide us in creating our own personal deck of collage cards, consisting of five different “Suits.” Each class focuses on one suit as a way to explore both our inner and outer worlds. We will use already-made images from magazines to create original cards. make new pieces of art. These cards become a source of insight and inspiration as we share about our lives and our collages.
The Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project is the wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie - write, shoot, and edit - in just 48 hours. On Friday, June 14, they draw their genre from "the cruel hat of fate.” They then get a character, prop, and line to include in their film. On Sunday June 16, exhausted and invigorated filmmakers make the wild dash to get their films in before the 48 hour deadline. Then it's time to celebrate the world premieres of all completed films at Baltimore's own Creative Alliance on June 23rd!
The Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project is the wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie - write, shoot, and edit - in just 48 hours. On Friday, June 14, they draw their genre from "the cruel hat of fate.” They then get a character, prop, and line to include in their film. On Sunday June 16, exhausted and invigorated filmmakers make the wild dash to get their films in before the 48 hour deadline.
Projected lights, sounds, and reflective surfaces convey a sense of flowing water in Oletha DeVane’s installation, Traces of the Spirit, presented inside the BMA’s Spring House. The exhibition references the building’s past as a dairy and place where enslaved people were forced to labor and creates an altar-like location for a selection of the artist’s spirit sculptures. For these totem-like objects, DeVane (American, b.