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Enter a wonderland of airy horses, birds, and sea creatures appearing to fly, swim, run and swirl. Sayaka Kajita Ganz creates sculptures from reclaimed plastic objects, arranging the fragments of waste into fluid images of birds and animals that appear to be created from brush strokes. The artist states, “My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside,” and notes that her work is inspired by “Shinto animist belief that all things in the world have spirits.”
INTO LIGHT documents through personal portraits the tragic loss of human life caused by the drug addiction crisis in Baltimore. The exhibition features the work of artist Theresa Clower, who lost her own son to an opioid overdose, and who is using art to ease her pain and connect others who have experienced similar loss. Clower has created graphite portraits of 40 Marylanders lost to drug addiction. Through art, INTO LIGHT honors and celebrates those individuals, bringing light to their lives, rather than the darkness surrounding their deaths.
Make Studio presents the two-person exhibition The Fervent Thread (A Fantastic Voyage), bringing together textile-based works by guest artists Sam Barsky and Andy DeDominici (exhibiting as The Ray Wells Orchestra). The artists materially and thematically delve into concepts of literal and meta-physical journeys as vehicles for understanding and communicating their personal identities and experiences. Sam Barsky is a local fiber artist living in Baltimore who is well-known for his landmark-inspired knitwear (and subsequent selfies in front of those landmarks while wearing them).
November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 2019 | 8pm
JUST ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND: FINAL MATINEE PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th AT 5PM!!!
At the Carroll Mansion, 800 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance
Hear the incredible true stories of Barnum’s life! Encounter genuine “artifacts” from Barnum’s career! Witness the Fejee Mermaid! Experience Spirit Communication! Bring Barnum and his cast of characters back to life! Recommended for ages 16+.
A biennial juried exhibit featuring work by 40 Howard County artists. Robin Holliday, owner and curator of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Savage, is the guest juror for Art Howard County 2019. The exhibit includes works in a range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, fiber art, sculpture, and more.
UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, the 55 works in this exhibition created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster.
An exhibit that transforms the gallery into a screening room to showcase recent video works by Vin Grabill, Brandon Morse, and Joon Sung. These artists experiment with time-based media to create unique works of art that double as visual poems.
Exhibit runs November 1 - December 13, with a free reception on Friday, November 8 from 6-8pm. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Closed November 28 & 29.
A multi-media exhibition by Fahimeh Vahdat, installation artist, examines the parallel state of domestic violence in Iran and USA from her “Object of Violence” series. Exhibit through November 25. The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery at Howard Community College. A talk with the artist will be held on Thursday, November 14, at 2:00 pm in Monteabaro Recital Hall.
More information: www.howardcc.edu/galleries
Mohamed uses fiber and mixed media to demarcate time, experience, memory and the healing of wounds through the processes of suspending fabric, mending, and embroidery. Exhibit through November 18. Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College. 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044.
More information: www.howardcc.edu/galleries
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser, featuring new works by artist Rosy Keyser, a painter and sculptor known for working in large-scale gestural, tactile abstraction. Further details and related programing announcements forthcoming.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the gallery will open for regular viewing hours on Friday, November 1.
Admission to the exhibition and all related events is free.
Loyola University Maryland, Julio Fine Arts Gallery, and the Fine Arts Department are proud to present Foon Sham, 2019 Artist-in-Residence. On November 19, 2019 at 7pm, Foon Sham will give a lecture detailing his artistic journey and process, the highlights of which include large scale sculptures in the Smithsonian Garden outside of the National Museum of American History, at the US embassy in Suriname, outside REI in Rockville, MD, and an upcoming work to be installed in the National Building Museum atrium.
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.
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.
e of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America takes center stage on Sunday, October 1, when the Walters Art Museum opens its new installation Arts of Asia. The dramatic display offers a rich exploration of artistic traditions from diverse cultures and regions across India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. The stunning array of more than 150 works spanning 2,000 years includes 30 objects that have never been on view.
This exhibition explores the cross-cultural connections in Melvin Edwards’ sculpture from 1980 to the present. Edwards (American, b. 1937) was profoundly influenced by his experience at a major arts festival in Lagos in 1977. Since then his work has increasingly connected to African art, languages, poetry, liberation politics, and philosophy. He has made reciprocal ties to many African countries, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Senegal, where he has maintained a home for nearly 20 years.
Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years. The work consists of 150 individual chandeliers with 417 lights. The chandeliers are hung individually from the ceiling and form one large, cloud-like structure. Although an abstract sculpture, the installation is also a scientifically precise representation of the chemical composition of moon dust as it was gathered during the Apollo 17 mission.
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.