An exhibit featuring Leslie Nolan and Chantal Zakari; August 18-September 30 with a reception September 22, 6-8pm. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Galleries closed on September 4 for Labor Day.
An exhibit featuring Kwame Kena and Paul Santoleri; August 18-September 30 with a reception September 22, 6-8pm. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Galleries closed on September 4 for Labor Day.
September 1 - October 14 (closed October 13)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Emory Douglas is a political artist and activist. The former Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist for the Black Panther Party, he helped define the aesthetics of protest at the height of the Civil Rights era. Since the 1960s, his work has flawlessly translated complex political issues into powerful, accessible, and globally resonant illustration. This exhibition includes twenty-seven of his most iconic posters.
Every Wednesday from September 6 to October 25
Location: 26th Street Green (E 26th Street & Guilford Ave)
Sign up for a fun and vigorous workout!
All ages welcome. Free & open to the Community.
Dance 2 Fitness will take place in the 26th Street Green area, weather permitting. Sessions will move into the VLP library, if needed.
Tiona Nekkia McClodden’s genre-defying work, Play Me Home (2021), is a four-channel video with sound and sculptural objects (two horns, a leather-bound script, and seeds) blending narrative fiction and nonfiction. This installation reflects the Philadelphia-based artist’s three-year journey of delving into her family history and funerary traditions in the South.
Inspired by family research into her great-great-great-great grandfather Luke Valentine’s service as a free Black militiaman in the American Revolution, Martha Jackson Jarvis has created mixed-media works that imaginatively retrace his journey from Virginia to South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. The result is a tour de force in abstract painting with 13 grandly scaled works on paper, and a focused group of smaller works inspired by the meditative form of the mandala.
Following an open call to artists based in Maryland and neighboring states, Nekisha Durrett of Washington, D.C. and Jackie Milad of Baltimore were selected by a jury to create new works in dialogue with Fred Wilson’s Artemis/Bast (1992). The sculpture joins the body of Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt, and the head of Bast (also known as Bastet), the more ancient Egyptian cat goddess. The black feline head sits atop the white plaster body, asserting Africa as a vital source of knowledge across the ancient world.
Produced across the world, bark cloth is an artistic object made from the inner bark of trees and is often a critically important artistic product for the communities that produce it. Bark cloth’s ability to function as both a textile as well as a painted decorative surface extends its importance. However, because Euro-American artists have not historically created artworks from bark, the artform has been understudied and under-collected by Euro-American art museums. It also defies traditional Western categorizations of artistic genre (such as painting, textile, and work on paper).
Contemporary ceramicist Michelle Erickson draws from historic ceramic techniques to create works that expose the persistence of racism and exploitation in post-colonial countries.
Erickson is a second-generation American and grew up near Colonial Williamsburg, where she studied the clay bodies and glaze formulas of ceramics imported to the American colonies. These works were integral to a vast network of investment, mercantile exchange, and material movement under English Colonial oppression.
While living and working in Baltimore in the late 1940s, Matsumi Kanemitsu created a remarkable record of his life to date. This exhibition of 60 early works–largely drawings, as well as rare examples of painting and sculpture–offers an intimate glimpse into Kanemitsu’s past experiences and surreal imagination.
Presenter: Jaime Rafael Rivera Pagan, BrandGoat84
Are you a Micro business owner looking to take your brand to the next level? Join us for an immersive and interactive Branding Clinic designed to empower and guide you in creating a strong, authentic, and impactful brand. In this workshop, you will gain the essential knowledge and practical tools needed to establish a compelling brand identity that resonates with your target audience, differentiates you from competitors, and drives business growth.
What we’ll cover:
Sookkyung Park’s immersive installation of large-scale sculptures and smaller works includes a merging and expansion of her two seminal pieces, “Blooming” and “Rise Up,” to simultaneously underscore the interconnectedness of life and bring people together. This airy and colorful dreamscape—saturated with symbols of hope, strength and harmony—inspires awe and optimism.
Gallery Hours: September 13 – December 16 (closed October 13 and November 22-25)
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
The discussion will feature Kate Drabinski (UMBC), Joseph Plaster (Johns Hopkins University), Hunter O’Hanian (independent scholar and curator), and students of the 2023 Interdisciplinary CoLab, “LGBTQ+ Oral History Project.”
To celebrate the release of their fourth album, Inside Out, The Old Part of Town brings their singular blend of folk-rock, country-blues, and bluegrass to the Creative Alliance.
And to make it that much more of a special evening they’ll be joined by their friends, who will be doing sets of their own, folk singer-songwriter Letitia VanSant, and local honky-tonk king Arty Hill with guitarist Tim Pruitt!
Peabody is proud to welcome Shared Voices Symposium 2023: In the Driver’s Seat, the program’s second annual event, to its Baltimore campus September 29 through October 1. This immersive experience offers an intensive opportunity for students to gain foundational knowledge and expertise for success.
Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore is the first career retrospective of artist Amos Badertscher in the United States. Between the 1960s and 2005, Badertscher documented hustlers, club kids, go-go dancers, drag queens, drug addicts, friends, and lovers who were part of LGBTQ+ life in Baltimore. A self-taught photographer, Badertscher (American, born 1936) worked on the fringes of the polite society into which he was born as an upper-middle class white Baltimorean.
Kimberly Patrick ’08, music, is a sound editor, sound designer, and foley artist for film and television and is currently working for Skywalker Sound in Los Angeles. Maia Schechter ’18, dance, is currently performing with Disney’s The Lion King: The North American Tour at venues across the U.S. and is represented by Clear Talent Group.
Join us for Picnic in the Park on Friday, September 29th! By attending Picnic in the Park, you're not just enjoying a fantastic evening; you're directly contributing to Parks and People's mission. We're on a mission to transform neglected spaces into vibrant, playable outdoor havens, increase access to parks and green sanctuaries, and engage our youth in outdoor and environmental education. Together, we're building stronger community connections and creating happier, healthier, and safer lives for all Baltimore City residents through the power of green spaces.
Music by George Frideric Handel
Translation by Ted Hughes
New Text by Sybil Roberts