JOHN BODKIN COLOR FISSION curated by Jordan Faye Block | with the Eubie Blake Cultural Center JUNE 21 - JULY 29 2019 OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, JUNE 21 2019 6–9pm Jordan Faye Block is thrilled to present Maryland-based
JOHN BODKIN COLOR FISSION
Jordan Faye Block | with the Eubie Blake Cultural Center
JUNE 21 – JULY 29 2019
FRIDAY, JUNE 21 2019
Jordan Faye Block is thrilled to present Maryland-based painter, John Bodkin, Color Fission at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center. The exhibition will feature works from John’s last two years in Baltimore, each of which highlight’s his use of color and dynamic juxtapositions of pattern and form which make his work highly tactile. Be enveloped by the scale of these graphic forms, experience the breaking up of energy in the picture plane, and feel the explosion of color across the canvas. John’s work feels particularly at home in the Eubie Blake Cultural Center as it is the place of music and dance which radiates a vibrant energy both in the space and in the work. The exhibition runs through Sunday July 28, 2019.
Bodkin’s exhibition Color Fission opens Saturday June 21 with a Reception from 6–9pm at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center at 847 Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The gallery hours at E.B.C.C. are Wednesday – Friday 1–6pm & Saturday 11–5pm.
(Friday) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
847 N Howard St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
When Art Meets Science The Artistry of Medical Illustration Vondel Mahon OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, June 8, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ARTIST TALK Saturday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Gallery 1448 | 1448 East
When Art Meets Science
The Artistry of Medical Illustration
Saturday, June 8, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Gallery 1448 | 1448 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Gallery hours by appointment.
Contact Vondel Mahon at email@example.com | 443-636-0631
Images, from left: Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus (detail), 2018. Mixed media.
Tail Feathers of the Motmot (detail), 2018. Mixed media.
(Saturday) 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
1448 East Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21231
VICE VERSA Nick Primo + Hae Won Sohn June 27 – July 27, 2019 Opening Reception: June 27, Thursday 6-8pm Baltimore, MD – MONO Practice Baltimore is delighted to present Vice Versa, a two
Nick Primo + Hae Won Sohn
June 27 – July 27, 2019
Opening Reception: June 27, Thursday 6-8pm
Baltimore, MD – MONO Practice Baltimore is delighted to present Vice Versa, a two person exhibition by Nick Primo + Hae Won Sohn. The work examines the perceptions and sense of familiarity surrounding artist modes. Vice Versa relates to how the artists look to given opposing spaces and the impact it has on our ability to formulate constructivism. The aim is to decipher between what’s natural and the systems that reinforce structural ideas.
The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can’t be understood without understanding the system. It isn’t what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance.
– Sol LeWitt
The exhibition will run through July 27. The gallery hours are Thursdays and Saturdays 1-4pm, and by appointment.
Utilizing the building processes and visual language of architecture, object, and furniture design, Nick Primo creates sculptures, prints, and drawings that investigate the intersectionality of these constructs with time, transition, intimate and public space. Playful and deliberately ambiguous, but not ambivalent, Primo’s artworks are reflective metaphors on living in a consumer-dominated nation saturated with information and objects, where narrative, truth, and memory are all suspect. Nick Primo (b. New Britain, CT 1982) earned an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture at MICA (2014), and a BS in Art Education from Central CT State University (2006). After serving as a public school art educator for half a decade, he relocated to Baltimore, MD to enroll at MICA with the aim of receiving the aforementioned degree. In addition to being an artist and freelance furniture maker, he currently works as an Exhibits Specialist for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His work has been featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.
Hae Won Sohn’s artistic practice evolves through the process of casting and mold-making; physically, conceptually and methodically. The body of work created primarily consists of a series of cast objects whose origins are substances that are produced in her studio, through her studio practice–either by intention or not. Residues, leftovers, remains, and remnants, which were once valuable parts in the context of one process no longer holds the same meaning, function, nor value once they are removed from its system. She celebrates these autonomous outcasts through the act of casting, an act of acknowledging history as she is preserving moments, and creating new ones. Through repetitional mold-making and casting, SOHN witnesses the distinction between empty volumes and filled volumes, voids and masses, negative spaces and positive ones beginning to neutralize. She invites viewers to join the game of chasing down such visual and structural correlations between the solid moments she has excavated from the system. Hae Won Sohn is a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks. SOHN earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Design at Kookmin University (Seoul, South Korea), and her Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI). SOHN was the recipient of the Tony Hepburn Scholarship and the Chrissy Award of the year of 2017 at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Zahoorul Akhlaq Gallery (Lahore, Pakistan), Gray Contemporary (Houston, TX), MONO Practice (Baltimore, MD), Sculpture Space NYC (Long Island City, NY), Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), and Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art (Seoul, South Korea).
MONO PRACTICE (2018) is a contemporary art gallery focusing its programing around abstract and reductive art. Mono Practice is one of newest galleries in Baltimore city, located in Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Through presenting curatorial focused programing and research, our mission is to bridge various communities and align new sensitivities around new markets and knowledge exchanges.
For additional information please contact Ruri Yi, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Thursday) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
212 McAllister St., Baltimore, MD 21202
How are we conceptualizing the artistic process as information or as a record? How can we support artists' engagement with the archival record? As the culminating event for the National
How are we conceptualizing the artistic process as information or as a record? How can we support artists’ engagement with the archival record?
As the culminating event for the National Digital Stewardship for Art Information (NDSR Art), the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will host The Art of Digital Stewardship: Content, Context, and Structure on June 28, where we will discuss questions like the ones above with archivists, curators, librarians, content creators, and artists.
The symposium is free (with option to pre-order lunch for $12.50) and open to the public. Please register at the Ticket Link above.
Featured speakers include:
– Caroline Gil Rodríguez, media art conservator, archivist, writer
– Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (ayo), artist, designer, and educator
– Jasmyn R. Castro, audiovisual archivist and creator of the African American Home Movie Index
– Barbara Calderón, art consultant, artist, culture worker, and arts librarian
– NDSR Art Residents from MICA’s Decker Library, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Small Data Industries
Take a look at the full program: https://inside.mica.edu/ndsr/program
This symposium is primarily organized by Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez, Decker Library’s NDSR Art Resident, and is sponsored by MICA and NDSR Art.
(Friday) 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST
1401 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Experience the sounds, sights, and tastes of the Caribbean at this annual festival, now in its 37th year. There will be international and local artists, arts and crafts vendors, food,
Experience the sounds, sights, and tastes of the Caribbean at this annual festival, now in its 37th year. There will be international and local artists, arts and crafts vendors, food, and even a parade at noon on Saturday.
Lake Clifton Park
2701 St Lo Drive
Baltimore, MD 21213
(Saturday) 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Baltimore Caribbean Carnival
Lake Clifton Park 2701 St Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the details of the 38th annual Artscape, a festival celebrating the visual, literary, culinary and performing arts, taking place July
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the details of the 38th annual Artscape, a festival celebrating the visual, literary, culinary and performing arts, taking place July 19–21, 2019 along Mount Royal Avenue and Charles Street. This year, the festival presents the theme Discover inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on Saturday, July 20. Festivalgoers can explore an exciting array of delightfully unexpected and out-of-this-world experiences through outdoor art installations, films, artist vendors, cultural organizations, literary arts, performances and more. The 2019 festival is headlined by R&B vocal group SWV (also known as Sisters With Voices) on Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm, James Brown Dance Party featuring Fred Thomas of James Brown’s Band with special guests on Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm, 80s icon ska band English Beat on Sunday, July 21 at 5:30pm and the world premiere of Squonk’s brand new show “Hand to Hand,” with performances throughout the weekend. The festival is open Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Special Artscape After Hours programming takes place Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm.
New this year, Artscape’s Artists’ Market takes center stage by moving to Charles Street. This highly competitive and independently juried marketplace welcomes artists from Baltimore and throughout the United States, selling their original artworks. In addition, Artscape features a new footprint in which Mount Royal Avenue remains open to vehicular traffic north of the MDOT MTA Light RailLink tracks. Artscape has been a proud part of the Midtown community since 1982, and as the neighborhood changes, the festival changes with it.
Artscape is alive with music performances on three outdoor stages. In addition to the Artscape Main Stage, local and regional bands, including Sound Off Live! presented by Hard Rock Café Baltimore winners, entertain on the Johns Hopkins University Station North Stage and the Morgan State University Festival Stage. With a schedule that is a music mix, guests can truly find a performer to their liking.
The cutting-edge Pittsburgh-based Squonk Opera premieres its brand new show “Hand to Hand” at Artscape. Featuring the largest puppet hands in the world and backed by original music, design and staging, the performances are located on the Charles Street Theatre Open Parking Lot.
Several outdoor art installations are located throughout the festival site. In honor of the theme Discover and the Moon Landing anniversary, Artscape presents Sydmonauts by Amigo & Amigo (Sydney, Australia), which features nine astronaut sculptures inspired by low poly art, a popular style of 3-D digital art. Other installations include View-Scraper, an interactive and kinetic artwork based on the toy View-Master, by Formstone Castle Collective; Radiant Flux, an interactive sculpture that explores light through solar reflection and lunar moonbeams, by Kevin Blackistone; and Open House, which transforms the traditional screen painting into large-scale interactive artwork, by the Station North Tool Library.
There are plenty of activities for youth throughout the weekend. Kidscape offers limitless interactive crafts and performances. Located in Motor House on North Avenue, Teenscape features programming by teens for teens, and Arts Everyday presents the second annual Youth Artist Market with artisans and workshops.
New in 2019, the literary arts take the spotlight with the Artist Books, Prints, Multiples & Editions Fair at the Charles Street Garage and a Poetry Workshop with Alanah Nichole on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm. New to the Artscape festival footprint is Red Emma’s BookstoreCoffeehouse, where visitors can buy books and enjoy treats from the 100 percent vegetarian cafe at 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Movie lovers can grab a seat in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre for Film at Artscape, offering the 2019 Maryland Film Festival shorts on Saturday and the Baltimore Youth Film Showcase supported by the Maryland Humanities Council and a screening of “SWING KIDS” in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center of D.C. on Friday. Plus, the large outdoor LED screen at Charles and Lanvale streets features Animations on the Big Screen, a two-hour program played each day of Artscape of animated short films curated by local filmmaker Corrie Francis Parks.
Foodies can enjoy both festival favorites and new offerings by local food vendors including fried oysters, crab cakes, brick oven pizza, deep fried watermelon, frosty lemonade and more. Beverage sales support BOPA and free admission to Artscape.
Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is made possible through the generous support of Sustaining Sponsor: City of Baltimore; Leadership Sponsors: HASA, Maryland State Arts Council and McGuireWoods LLP; Major Sponsors: Atapco, Johns Hopkins University, M&T Bank, Morgan State University, Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, National Endowment for the Arts, University of Baltimore and WBAL-TV; Community Sponsors: AARP, Comcast/Xfinity, Diamond Resorts, Green Mountain Energy, Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Health For Life, Horseshoe Casino, Jack Daniels, Jeep, Josh Cellars Wine, Metro by T-mobile, Monster Energy Drink, Pepsico, PNC Bank and Reyka Vodka; and Institutional Partners: Maryland Institute College of Art and The Associated.
The full schedule of events is available at www.artscape.org. Stay connected by following Artscape on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag #Artscape.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events center and film office. By providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, and by producing large-scale events such as Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival and Light City, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.
Be sure to check the festival street closures and modifications before traveling, as it will impact traditional driving route.
What address should you put in your map/directional app? The Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric is a great landmark for the Artscape festival site (140 West Mt. Royal Avenue, 21201).
From Annapolis, Washington, D.C. and the Baltimore Beltway:
Take I-95 to the 395 expressway into Baltimore City
Pass M&T Bank Stadium on your left
Bear to the right onto Conway Street
You will be facing the Inner Harbor with Oriole Park at Camden Yards behind you
Make a left onto Charles Street
The festival is 13 blocks north on Mt. Royal Avenue, Cathedral Street and Charles Street
From Pennsylvania, northern Baltimore county, etc.:
Take 1-83S to the Jones Falls Expressway
Take the North Avenue exit, turn left on North Avenue
Make a right on Maryland Avenue, then a right on Oliver Street
There is a parking garage on Oliver Street (Fitzgerald garage on the right; 80 W. Oliver
July 19 (Friday) 11:00 AM - August 21 (Wednesday) 9:00 PM