Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

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MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
www.AndieMusikLIVE.com

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Buy tickets by phone

410.385.2638

MAYU SAEKI QUARTET
WHEN:
Friday, September 2, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 students

Mayu Saeki (flute, alto flute, piccolo, vocal); Nick Demopoulos (Guitar); Jeremy Carlstedt (Drums); Desmond White (Electric Bass)

Mayu currently lives in New York and performs regularly at jazz clubs in the city. She had a live recording at Kitano Jazz Room (NY) in September 2010, and as a member of Chico Hamilton & Euphoria since Dec 2009, she performed with the band at Jazz Gallery (NY) in December 2009, Bay Street Theatre (NY) in April 2010, An Die Musik LIVE (Baltimore) in May 2010, and Winter Jazz Fest (NY) in January 2011, which received great reviews from various Jazz magazines and web sites. Chico’s most recent CD will include her composition "DILEMMA" and "DO YOU KNOW...?".

STAN KILLIAN QUARTET
"Unified" CD release concert
WHEN:
Saturday, September 3, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS:
$12

Stan Killian, tenor saxophone; Benito Gonzalez, piano; Jeff Reed bass; Eric Kennedy, drums

“Killian is by no means another Coltrane clone. He has a voice of his own with an almost classical sonority at times.” —Peter Westbrook, Jazz Review

The songs on this album vividly depict the stylistic range of Killian’s playing, providing a broad swath of styles ranging from pensive and lyrical to grinding and percussive. —Brian Zimmerman, JazzTimes

ANA VIDOVIC, CLASSICAL GUITAR
Perennial An die Musik Live audience favorite returns!
WHEN: Sunday, September 4, 6 PM
TICKETS:  $20

Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GO BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BIG—CLASSES TOO!

BIG Goes Back to School!

A Huge Kickoff for BIG's 2011-2012 Season! Two Shows! Four Classes!

Fresh off of the enormous success of the 5th Annual Baltimore Improv Festival, BIG kicks off a new season of improvised comedy with Back2Back shows at Fells Point Corner Theater. There will be an open jam after each show where members of the audience can improvise with members of BIG. Don't worry, they always play nice. All of BIG's mainstage troupes will be featured during these shows. Come on out and help them kick off BIG's biggest season yet.

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, September 9 & 10, 8 PM
WHERE:
Fells Point Corner Theater, 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore

  • Friday Line-up: Population: 6, Lekker, Training for Prom, Evan the Loyal
  • Saturday Line-up: Plan B, Training for Prom, Gus, Population: 6

TICKETS: General: $10; Students/Military: $8; Current BIG students: $5

Four New Classes Begin in September!

BIG has four classes starting up in the next two weeks. Two sessions of Intro to Improv, an Intermediate Scenework class, and an Advanced class. 

First up is an Intro class beginning Tuesday September 6 at the Creative Alliance. All the other classes will occur at the Bolton Street Synagogue. The Intro and Intermediate classes will both begin on Monday September 12 and the Advanced class begins Wednesday September 14.

Intro level classes are open to improvisors of all experience levels. The Intermediate and Advanced classes require taking BIG's previous levels of classes or comparable experience. If you have any questions write to mikeharris@bigimprov.org

INTRO to Improv

WHEN: 7 Tuesdays: September 6-October 25 (No class Sept. 20) | 7-9 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance  3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
COST:
$150
REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
You can also register for the Creative Alliance class at 410.276.1651

INTRO, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CLASSES

WHEN: 7 Mondays: INTRO & INTERMEDIATE: September 12-October 24: 7-9 PM; 7 Wednesdays: ADVANCED: September 14-October 26: 7-9 PM
WHERE: Bolton Street Synagogue  212 W. Cold Spring Lane
COST: $150

SCREENINGS CELEBRATE BALTIMORE ART SCENE

Photo of Event or Program ItemBaltimore Culture:Graffitti/Public Art/Club Music
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 8 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10, $5 mbrs.

Celebrating the soundscape of the Baltimore Club Music scene, CAmm Fellow TT the Artist shows a preview of her documentary Dark City:Beneath the Beat. Also screening are Renegade Youth Media’s All City, and Justin Nethercut’s documentary videos of Baltimore street artists.

After, discuss the state of cutting edge art in Baltimore with artists TT, Murder Mark, Billy Mode, GAIA, Chris Stain, Michael Owen and Victoria Martinez. Baltimore Club Music DJ TT the Artist rounds out the night in the Marquee Lounge.

General public, click here for tickets!
Members, click here for tickets!

CONCERT HONORS THOSE LOST IN 9/11 & THOSE IN THE MILITARY

Here is another event commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and honoring those who have served in the military:

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Above & Beyond: A 9/11 Meditation
WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 3 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $15, $10 members. Active & retired military Free.

The sublime traditional music ensemble Trio Galilei, with Sue Richards, Celtic harp; Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba; and Ginger Hildebrand, guitar and fiddle, has played at Walter Reed since 2008. Their work with wounded warriors has changed their lives. This concert is a tribute to those who’ve served, and an opportunity to reflect on post 9/11.

General public, click here for tickets!
Members, click here for tickets!

KIDS 7+ CAN CELEBRATE BACK TO SCHOOL THIS SATURDAY

Photo of Event or Program ItemBACK TO SCHOOL PARTY!
WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 2-4 PM

WHERE: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE!

School is back in session, and it’s time for every student to celebrate! “DJ 5 Starr the General” spins crazy fun dance hits! Free popcorn, soda and giveaways! Dress theme: Neon madness, 80s style! Suggested for ages 7 & up.

¡Ya comenzaron las clases y deberemos celebrar! El ‘DJ 5 Starr el General’ estará mezclando música de los años 1980s para bailar y gozar. ¡Estaremos regalando palomitas, gaseosa y regalitos! Vengan disfrazados con ropa brillante. Para niños y niñas mayor de 7 años.

McDANIEL COLLEGE POSTS SEPTEMBER LECTURES & EVENTS

LECTURES and EVENTS

  • Foreign film: Of Gods & Men
    post-screening discussion by faculty Drs. Greg Alles and Anouar Boukhars and Ms. Jill Krebs.
    WHEN: Sept. 7,  6:30 PM
    WHERE:
    Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science
  • Foreign film: The Illusionist
    with post-screening discussion by faculty Dr. Richard Brett
    WHEN: Sept. 13, 4:30 PM
    WHERE: Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science
  • Holloway Lecture: “We Dreamed a Dream: Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama,” by American literature critic Eric Sundquist.
    WHEN:
    Sept. 13, 7:30 PM 
    WHERE: McDaniel Lounge
  • Foreign film: A Screaming Man
    with post-screening discussion by faculty Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross.
    WHEN: Sept. 15, 7 PM
    WHERE:
    Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science
  • Foreign film: Nenette
    with post-screening discussion by faculty Dr. Vera Jakoby
    WHEN:
    Sept. 19, 4 PM
    WHERE:
    Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science
  • Booklover’s event in partnership with Carroll County Public Library
    WHEN: Sept. 19 , 10 AM, noon lunch
    WHERE:
    Decker Center Forum
    Reservations and fee required at
    https://www.library.carr.org/booklovers
    Renowned librarian, author and NPR’s featured book reviewer Nancy Pearl; former editor of Publishers Weekly and co-founder and editor of earlyword.com Nora Rawlinson; and Laura Lippman, best-selling author of Charm City, Every Secret Thing, I’d Know You Anywhere and just released, The Most Dangerous Thing.
  • Lecture honoring Ira G. Zepp by human rights and peace activist Father Roy Bourgeois.
    WHEN: Sept. 22, 7:30 PM
    WHERE:
    McDaniel Lounge
  • Foreign film: A Prophet
    with post-screening discussion by faculty Dr. Naima Hachad.
    WHEN:
    Sept. 25, 6 PM
    WHERE: Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science
  • One-man Show: Poet, playwright and social activist Quique Aviles.
    WHEN: Sept. 26, 7 PM
    WHERE:
    McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster

AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! RE-SCHEDULES CONCERTS CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE

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MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
www.AndieMusikLIVE.com

Buy tickets online

 

Buy tickets by phone

410.385.2638

“HURRCANE WEEKEND” CONCERTS RESCHEDULED

NEW DATES  for the Microscopic Septet and Tim Green 5tet concerts that were postponed because of Hurricane Irene.

Tickets purchased for the original show dates will be honored for these performances.

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WHEN:
Wednesday, August 31, 7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $15/$10 students

One of NYC's most legendary, and America's most beloved jazz groups, THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET, will make its first ever concert appearance in Baltimore. This will be their only appearance in the Baltimore/Washington area!

The music of The Microscopic Septet is the sound of jazz in 20th century America:  All of it, from Ellington to Ayler, bebop to Zorn, Dixieland to experimental, captured in a microcosm.  It distilled the essence of jazz as a popular music into a sound that swung a music that was intelligent, sometimes smart-aleck, and always good fun.

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WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS:
$12/$10 students

Tim Green - Alto sax; Warren Wolf – Vibes; Kriss Funn – Bass; ; Allyn Johnson – Piano; Rodney Green - Drums

Baltimore native Tim Green reassembles this ensemble for a repeat of their performance of July 8 performance.  Those who missed it get another chance, and those who attended get to experience the magic again!

Monday, August 29, 2011

INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED PAUL EMMANUEL: TRANSITIONS EXHIBITION VISITS MICA, SEPT. 8–OCT. 2

Solo Show Examines South African Man’s Transitory Life Stages With Drawings, Film

Paul Emmanuel: Transitions

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8–Sunday, Oct. 2, opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 from 5–7 PM, followed by an artist talk in Falvey Hall from 7–9 PM.
WHERE:
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, Brown Center’s Rosenberg Gallery, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore

A touring solo exhibition by the South African artist explores how the military has influenced and perpetuated notions of masculinity in his native country. Emmanuel’s works will welcome viewers to meditate on transitory life stages, stimulate thoughts on patriarchy and pose questions around perceptions of masculinity, the passage of time and the human condition.

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The show comprises a series of five “photographic” works which, when examined closely, are revealed to be sensitively hand-drawn, photo-realist sequences of images. These film-like progressions obsessively capture moments of five transitory stages in life. They depict unidentifiable male subjects of various ages, sometimes in traditional institutions like the military, as well as religious and secular institutions, which have shaped the way in which the male identity has been defined. A sixth work titled 3SAI: A Rite of Passage, a 14-minute film produced by the artist, documents the head shaving of new recruits at the Third South African Infantry Battalion (3–SAI) in Kimberley. This is one of two South African military training camps that still performs the obligatory hair shaving of army recruits when they join the South African National Defense Force. During South Africa’s Apartheid era, obligatory head shaving was an enforced rite of passage for thousands of white male conscripts.

The exhibition premiered at The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg in 2008, has toured throughout South Africa and was showcased at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., in 2010. Emmanuel’s film has been featured at the 39th annual International Film Festival in The Netherlands and the Design Indaba Expo National Film Festival in South Africa, to name a few, and in 2009, was unanimously selected as the winner by an international jury at the Africa in Motion Film Festival, Edinburgh. In phase two of this project, Emmanuel is producing a hand-drawn, hand-printed lithographic series with images based on Transitions’ concepts. Five triptychs (three images each) are scheduled to be created by the end of 2011. The book, The Transitions Project, documents the exhibition project as a whole. Art Source South Africa is the project manager for all aspects of Transitions.

Images: Paul Emmanuel-original drawings, hand incised on exposed and processed color photographic paper, 2005–2008. Courtesy Spier Contemporary Collection Images: Art Source South Africa (all images).

“HILARIOUS HOTTIE” APPEARS FOR 2 NIGHTS ONLY TO RAISE MONEY FOR SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE RENOVATIONS

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StreetcarArtSCOTT NEVINS:
One Night Stand
A benefit for Spotlighters Theatre ADA Renovations

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, September 9 & 10, 8 PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS:
$25
Order online at www.spotlighters.org

The Spotlighters Theatre is proud to present Award Winning TV Personality and Comedian (known as the "Hilarious Hottie" from TruTV’s hit show The Smoking Gun Presents), INSTINCT Magazine cover guy and critically acclaimed live performer Scott Nevins as he returns to Baltimore to deliver his latest scandalous comedy romp for two nights only as a benefit to raise money to support Spotlighters’ ADA Renovations.

Critics have called him "A young, sexy, gay-er Kathy Griffin," declaring "with just Nevins and his microphone, the night erupts into a hilarious non-stop monologue." The evening is jam-packed with sidesplitting insider Hollywood gossip, never-before-heard outrageous tales of Scott’s favorite stars, hilarious personal anecdotes about his family, attending the Academy Awards and his stint as a Judge for the Miss Kentucky Pageant, plus Nevins’ infamous show-stopping celebrity vocal impressions!

After dozens of sold out performances around the country and in Canada, critics raved "the charm of this boy is gobsmacking… his show is gloriously well-written and well-performed "calling Nevins "A New York institution…funny, smart and incredibly gorgeous.”

With his leading man good looks and razor-sharp wit, Nevins' two-nights-only show promises to deliver! Check out www.ScottNevins.com  for
more info!

NOMAD GALLERY ORGANIZES POP-UP EXHIBITION IN MIDTOWN STOREFRONT

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HOLY SH*T
A three-day exhibition of Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Video Art and musical performances

WHEN: Thursday, September 8 (noon-11 PM), Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10, noon.-1 AM
; an opening reception takes place Thursday, Sept. 8, 7-11 PM
WHERE:
A renovated space at 11 W. Chase Street, Baltimore*

Holy Sh*t is an exhibition that explores the idea of modern idolatry and reverence in the face of destruction, decay and consequent rebirth. This exhibition features the works by a diverse group of artists working in in a variety of media; including painting, sculpture, installation, prints and video. Given the current state of the American economy and nihilistic nature of the times we live in, it is important to consider the Holy things we cling to with hopes that they will pull us out of this mess—or pull us closer to extinction.

The Nomad Gallery curates public art performances and installations in once-empty storefronts and other abandoned spaces. In these spaces, while the building is in transition between owners, the gallery temporarily sets up pop- up exhibitions. Through the partnership of artists and building owners, they create low budget, DIY galleries that have the ability to pop up all over the city and tap into the potential of creative Baltimore thinkers and entrepreneurs. The goal of Nomad is to provide exposure for emerging artists, connect with many different neighborhoods and promote the arts in unexpected locations

The exhibition space was formerly home to a church, making it an ideal location for an exhibition of this nature. The team at Nomad have created a collaborative installation work that hearkens back to the space’s ecclesiastical history.

For more information, please visit
http://nomad-baltimore.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 27, 2011

FALL PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES & ADULTS @ THE BMA

Free Family Sundays
Workshops: 2–5 PM, the first three Sundays of the month
Tours
: 2–2:45 PM, the last Sunday of the month
FREE
• No registration required

Every Sunday families can fashion costumes, paint portraits, build kinetic sculptures and much more—without spending a dime. September programs focus on the principles of sculpture using the BMA’s indoor works and outdoor sculpture garden as inspiration while October’s programs explore the Museum’s collection of Old Master paintings.

Spectacular Sculpture
September 4: Build Kinetic Sculptures
September 11: Design a Wearable Sculpture
September 18: Add and Subtract: Mold with Clay
September 25: Family Tour, 2–2:45 PM

Art of the Old Masters
October 2: Paint Masterful Portraits
October 9: Fashion Your Own Old-World Costume
October 16: Sketch a Sensational Still-Life
October 23: Sculpt Animals à la Antoine Bayre
October 30: Family Tour, 2–2:45 PM

Curator Tours
Baker Artist Awards Exhibition
Thursday, September 15, 1 PM
FREE

Curator Ann Shafer leads a tour of the three Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners’ work: visual artist Gary Kachadourian, performance artist Audrey Chen, and beatboxer and vocal percussionist Shodekeh.

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Thursday, October 20, 1 PM
FREE

Curator Nichole Bridges discusses the exhibition of more than 80 personal objects, drawn from the BMA’s extraordinary, multi-faceted African collection. These rarely shown items such as hats, staffs, combs, and vessels, while fascinating in their own right also represent one aspect of the much-anticipated reinstallation of the African art collection, scheduled to reopen in 2014.

To reserve space on a Curator Tour please call 443.573.1823 or e-mail thirdthursday@artbma.org

AND FOR ADULTS…

Docent-Led Collection Tours
Every Wednesday at 2 PM
FREE
Explore the BMA’s diverse collection every Wednesday on a docent-led tour. These themed tours explore a different area
of the collection every Wednesday.

Yoga in the America Wing
Tuesdays, October 4–November 8, 6–7:15 PM
6 sessions
COST: $95 Members, $110 non-Members
Take 90 minutes to rest, restore, and renew during this fall’s yoga series exploring the BMA’s American Wing.

Adult Workshops
Sketching Matisse
Saturday, October 15, 2–3 PM
FREE
Find inspiration in the BMA’s famed Cone Wing as you re-create your own version of Matisse’s Interior with Dog, as well as other Cone favorites! Led by Susan Fillion, artist, BMA docent, and author of Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel: Bringing Matisse to America. E-mail programs@artbma.org  or call 443.573.1832 to register. Space is limited.

PRINTS FROM ACROSS THE CENTURIES ADDRESS UNIVERSAL THEMES @ THE BMA

PRINT BY PRINT: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein
WHEN: October 30, 2011–February 26, 2012
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at 31st Street, three miles north of the Inner Harbor
ADMISSION: FREE
artbma.org 

imageThis fall heralds an unprecedented view of the BMA’s world-renowned print collection in the exhibition Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein. Print by Print brings together more than 350 prints by 29 artists working from the late 15th through the 21st centuries. The true vision of the artists in the exhibition is realized as each of their series is shown in its entirety.

From Albrecht Dürer’s late 15th-century illustrations of The Apocalypse to Roy Lichtenstein’s 1969 Haystacks (an homage to Monet), series have been, and continue to be, a vital concept in printmaking. Artists use serial printmaking to investigate their motifs and media in-depth. Organized around the themes of war, design, imagination, narration, appropriation and places, the exhibition features works from other renowned artists including Canaletto, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Odilon Redon and
Ed Ruscha.

imageContemporary printmakers Danel Heyman and Andrew Raftery, two voices from a new generation of printmakers, are also included in this exciting exhibition and will be at the BMA Saturday, December 3 to discuss their work with master printer Brian Garner. Both artists are known for work that explores the range of the human experience, from portraits of prisoners to people’s private environments.

Print by Print is the culmination of a collaborative endeavor between the BMA and the Museums and Society program at The Johns Hopkins University. Rena Hoisington, Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, worked with the students to select the series on view and to write labels for the works.

This exhibition is part of a project supported by The Johns Hopkins University through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This exhibition is sponsored by The Rouse Company Foundation.

Images: El Lissitzky. Top: Old Man, His Head Two Paces Behind, Plate 8 and Bottom: The New One, Plate 10 from the portfolio Figurines: The Three-Dimensional Design of the Electro-Mechanical Show ‘Victory over the Sun’. 1920-1921, published 1923. The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA 1956.39.8 and 1956.39.10. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY OPENS FALL SEASON WITH NEW WORKS

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Lori Larusso, Responsible Fun, acrylic on shaped panel  48 x 46 inches

PLANTING HOUSES & BUILDING TREES
T.R. Kaltreider, Lori Larusso and Lawrence Cromwell

WHEN: September 10 - October 8; Opening Reception Saturday Sept 10, 7 – 10 PM
WHERE: Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street, Baltimore

Jordan Faye Contemporary announces the opening of its fall season with an exhibition of installations, paintings and new works on paper by T.R. Kaltreider, Lori Larusso and Lawrence Cromwell.

Mankind views a wild, messy, and unpredictable universe through value colored eyes. Interpreting the world in means-use terms with an ever-present attempt to find meaning and understanding in the experience of life. This is a continual and confused process, as it is the questions without answers that set the boundaries of human experience. In Planting Houses & Building Trees three Artists examine the ways humans categorize and value their experience.

(image: Lori Larusso, Responsible Fun, 2011, acrylic on shaped panel, 48 x 46 inches) 

MICA, ACLU OF MARYLAND HOST CONSTITUTION DAY SYMPOSIUM: FREE SPEECH AND THE DIGITAL AGE

imageFree Symposium on Sept. 17 Features The Daily Dish Blogger Andrew Sullivan and Artist Trevor Paglen

 

FREE SPEECH AND THE DIGITAL AGE
WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 17, from 3–5 PM
WHEN:
Brown Center’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: Free

This Constitution Day, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD) will discuss the widely debated topic of free speech and digital communication, The free symposium, titled Free Speech and the Digital Age, will feature a panel of experts, advocates and artists who will bring forward different viewpoints and look at what the future holds for personal expression as it relates to digital communication technologies.

The panel, moderated by WYPR’s The Signal producer Aaron Henkin, will include journalist and author Andrew Sullivan, as well as social scientist, artist and writer Trevor Paglen.

Maryland promises to be in the spotlight for matters concerning the Internet, according to Governor Martin O’Malley, who announced the CyberMaryland initiative during a recent cyber security panel discussion. The initiative represents a commitment to make the state a focal point for businesses, government agencies and academic institutions centered on digital security.

In addition to free tickets distributed in advance to the MICA community, a limited number of free tickets will be available to the general public on the day of the event.

About the Constitution Day panelists:

imageAndrew Sullivan is an author, editor, political commentator and blogger who has become a popular source for political and social commentary. National Public Radio called him “one of the most widely read, influential and
prolific political voices online.” Currently a contributor to Newsweek, Sullivan was one of the first journalists to experiment with blogging more than a decade ago. His blog, The Daily Dish, became one of the most popular political blogs in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks and can now be found on The Daily Beast.

imageTrevor Paglen is an artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us.

Moderator Aaron Henkin is a co-creator and producer of WYPR’s radio arts program, The Signal, and host of Stories from the Stoop. His news reports and features have aired nationally on programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Day to Day and PRI’s The World. Henkin is also the curator and host of a weekly podcast called The NPR Station Showcase with PRX, where he highlights outstanding stories from fellow producers at public radio stations around the country.

Art has long been a method of expression, and artists throughout history have been instigators of change—engaging society in conversation about pressing issues. Established in 2005, Constitution Day annually recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and continues MICA’s tradition of leadership in raising and engaging in important issues surrounding people’s freedoms.

ART ON EXHIBIT THIS FALL @ McDANIEL COLLEGE

ART EXHIBITS
The Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
For gallery hours, call 410-857-2595 or visit
www.mcdaniel.edu/5531.htm

 

Editions of You: Sculpture by Anthony Cervino
Aug. 30-Sept. 23; Opening Reception: 7-9 PM,  Aug. 30
http://anthonycervino.com/
Cervino is Assistant Professor of Art at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and maintains an active career as an exhibiting and practicing sculptor. The sculptures included in this exhibition are intended to evoke a loosely constructed narrative. Here, objects stand in for “characters” and are placed in staged environments that hint at the complex relationship among identity, place and time.  The imagined storylines that emerge for viewers of the artwork are unique and personal, but also are designed to reflect a larger collective social experience.  (Above:
All's Well That Starts Well (And Moves With The Sun) 2011; wood, plaster, band saw, plastic, paper, paint
12' x 4' x 7' high)


inferences and: Paintings by Michael Weiss
Sept. 27-Oct. 12; Opening Reception: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 27
http://mw-mw.com
Michael Weiss is a Baltimore based-artist who uses traditional painting materials and methods to create contemporary images containing oblique, but not opaque content. He has exhibited extensively throughout the eastern United States and his work is held in numerous private collections. Weiss has received an Individual Artist Grant from the Creative Baltimore Fund and an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. He has been a faculty member in the Foundation and Painting Departments at the Maryland Institute College of Art since 2000 and has recently been named as MICA’s first Associate Dean for Programs and Faculty in Fine Arts. (Above: Plume, 15.5" x 15", Oil on Panel , 2010.)

Kings of the Pages: Comic Strips & Culture from 1895-1950
Oct. 19-Nov. 19
An exhibit of 28 original comic strips from The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum focusing on the cultural and historical impact of noteworthy newspaper comic strips from 1895-1950. The exhibit is a collaborative effort among McDaniel College, The Ohio State University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Robert Lemieux, professor in McDaniel’s department of Communication and Cinema, is the exhibit curator. Various cartoonists will give lectures Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 8.


Engulfed: Works on Paper by Allison Long Hardy
Nov. 22-Dec. 16; Opening Reception: 7-9 PM, Nov. 22
http://allisonlonghardy.com/home.html
Hardy is interested in how people communicate: effectively and ineffectively. Communication is the one thing that binds us all together, the one common thread that must continue. Without communication what else do we have? When making work she is interested in the certain moments that communication or lack of communication occur and interpreting those moments through mark.

Friday, August 26, 2011

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN AUDITION DATES FOR “THE FANTASTICKS”

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HURRICANE NOTICE

Due to Hurricane Irene's arrival this Sunday, auditions for The Fantasticks have been re-scheduled.

The new dates & times are:

  • Tuesday, August 30,  7 – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 3, 11 AM – 1 PM

For complete audition information visit the Audition page at www.spotlighters.org/auditions.html

BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS FALL WORKSHOPS ARE BEGINNING TO FILL UP — RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

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BOTANICAL ABSTRACTIONS: EXPLORING THE ORGANIC OBJECT
A Workshop with Leigh Taylor Mickelson
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24-25, 10 AM-4 PM
Nature repeats itself — in minute and simple ways, as well as grand and complex ways. In this 2-day hands-on workshop, we will look to natural forms as inspiration for our personal expression. Using several hand building methods, including pinching, coil and soft slab construction, extruding or even throwing, we will create simple organic forms in multiples. These multiples will be combined in various ways to make botanically inspired sculptures and/or wall works.
For more details or to register, click here.

CREATING CUSTOM DECALS WORKSHOP
With Justin Rothshank
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1-2, 10 AM-4 PM
Students will use their own images, line drawings and text to create laser decals. They will learn the process of applying decals to wet clay, bisque and glazed ware. Students will also learn techniques for applying new and vintage commercial decals to ceramic pieces to create layered image collages on functional and decorative pottery. Students should bring pieces that have already been glaze fired. White or light colored glazes will work best with ceramic decals. Students may want to inquire about what glazes are recommended.
For more details or to register, click here.

THE BONSAI TREE CONTAINEDbonsai
With Ron Lang
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19-20, 10 AM-4 PM
Steeped in centuries of tradition, the art of bonsai is an ever-evolving art form often described as "living sculpture." This workshop will touch upon the art and practice of bonsai but focus on its age-old relationship with the ceramic container. The bonsai pot, whether traditional or innovative in design must provide for the horticultural requirements of the living tree. Through PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations and actual bonsai examples, students (participants) will be hands-on involved in the design decisions, functional and aesthetic details, proportions, surface treatment and finishes for containers appropriate to the many classic styles of bonsai design.
For more details or to register, click here.

JORDAN FAYE ARTISTS EXHIBIT @ THE GALLERY & ELSEWHERE

jordan faye contemporary 1401 Light St Baltimore, MD 21230Some of the artists who have exhibited at the Jordan Faye Contemporary gallery are showing at Jordan Faye and other venues in the coming months. You might want to check them out:

Lori Larusso, Hot Beverage with Green Cup & CookiesLori Larusso

Awards & Exhibitions

Awarded the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts Council.

Opening; in Lexington, KY, at Mulberry & Lime, It's Not My Birthday, That's Not My Cake, a Chapbook Release Party featuring Paintings by Lori Larusso & poems by Carrie Green. 

Ms. Larusso's work was also part of the two-person exhibition, Trifle, at Space 15th in Seoul, South Korea, this past summer.

Opening Fall Exhibition, Planting Houses & Building Trees Jordan Faye Contemporary, September 10 - October 8, 2011. On View in Washington, DC at the (e)merge art fair, Jordan Faye Contemporary (Room 314) September 22 - 25, Capitol Skyline Hotel.  

Larusso's large canvas studies can be seen in our group show Sketches, Studies, & Scribbles at Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street, now through September 3.

Kate MacKinnon, Grey 4, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 x 3 inches
Kate MacKinnon

Quixotic Glow an Urbanite Feature
Interview by Cara Ober

Local painter Kate MacKinnon uses oil paint and canvas to convey the gloss and glow of industrial painting techniques.

On her luscious and color-saturated canvasses, MacKinnon explains, "I have been subverting the use and application of newer technology, turpentine-free oil-painting mediums for almost ten years. My materials and process are my inspiration-but each body of work has started with an observation or experience of the world around me.

To read the full article, click here. MacKinnon's drawings are in Sketches, Studies, & Scribbles and selections of The Grey Series (above) can be seen at Jordan Faye Contemporary through Sept 3.

Kate MacKinnon's work will be on view in Washington, DC at the (e)merge art fair, Jordan Faye Contemporary (Room 314) , Capitol Skyline Hotel. September 22 - 25, 2011 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

DANCE MEETS BALTIMORE TUESDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

DB Class

DANCE BALTIMORE
Dance Every Tuesday in September

WHEN: September 6, 13, 20 and 27

  • Class 1: 6–7:15 PM: Modern with Torens Johnson
  • Class II: 7:30–9 PM: a variety of dance styles each week, including jazz, hip hop, bellydance and more (see website for details)
  • Adults, ages 16 and older

WHERE: Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 3rd Floor Dance Studio, 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland
COST: Four (4) classes, $48; Eight (8) classes, $90

For additional details, www.dancebaltimore.org or call 410.370.8994

Registration and payment due at first class. Payments by cash, check (payable to Dance Baltimore)  and online at www.dancebaltimore.org.

AUTHOR OF “THE OTHER WES MOORE” TO SPEAK @ GOUCHER

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WES MOORE
Author of The Other Wes Moore
WHEN: Sunday, August 28, at 7:30 PM
WHERE:
Hyman Forum of Goucher College's Athenaeum, Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore
TICKETS: FREE

In his New York Times bestseller, Wes Moore—a youth advo­cate, busi­ness leader, and author—tells the fascinating story of "the other Wes Moore" – a man who shared his name and a similar personal history but arrived at a starkly different fate. The Other Wes Moore is the story of two kids with the same name, both liv­ing in Baltimore City. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, dec­o­rated com­bat vet­eran, White House Fel­low and busi­ness leader. The other is serv­ing a life sen­tence in prison for felony mur­der.

Compelled by their similar upbringings, Moore wrote The Other Wes Moore to discover how small choices make big differences.

Moore has been fea­tured by such media out­lets as Peo­ple mag­a­zine, The New York Times, The Wash­ing­ton Post, Time magazine, CSPAN and MSNBC. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON ANNOUNCES COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS

The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Costume Contest. The contest took place this past Saturday, August 20, 2011 and saw a myriad of incredible and creative costumes. With approximately 200 entries and costumes ranging from classic super-heroes to video game characters, this was by far the best and most successful contest thus far.BCC Costume Contest 2011-1

The grand prize winner for Best Over-all Costume, and the recipient of the $1,000 cash prize, was Robert Day for his Optimus Prime costume.

Winners for this year's contest include:

Over-13 Category

  • Best Male Superhero: Wade Brown – MODOK
  • Best Male Non-Superhero: Vincent Posbic - Master Chief from HALO
  • Best Female Superhero: Lisa Hissinbothan – Storm
  • Best Female Non-Superhero: Devin Houser – Joker
  • Best Group (majority of member over 13): Jay Buechle & Leigh Alexander - Bengali & Cheetara from ThunderCats

BCC Costume Contest 2011-2Under-13 Category

  • Best Male Superhero: Michael P. - Two-Face
  • Best Male Non-Superhero: Jeffery S. - Link from Legend of Zelda
  • Best Female Superhero: Maria H. – Hitgirl
  • Best Female Non-Superhero: Ashley L. - Zombie from Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (tie) & R. Hill - The Corpse Bride
  • Best Group (majority of member under 13): RJ, Peter, and Jayden J. - Luke Skywalker and Mandalorians

Special thanks go to everyone who entered the contest and showed their support!

Save the Date! Baltimore Comic-Con 2012!

That's right! Mark your calendars now for next year's Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place the weekend of September 8-9, 2012, at the Baltimore Convention Center, and we'll see YOU in Baltimore!

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE SEEKS STAGE MANAGER FOR “TEA & SYMPATHY”

WANTED:

PictureStage Manager for season opener, TEA & SYMPATHY

Performances run September 30-November 6

Individual should have some theatre experience, either as Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager or Tech Crew.

Training will be provided.

Duties will consist of:

  • managing contact list for cast
  • managing rehearsals
  • running Tech Rehearsals
  • runnning/calling show during production/performance

Tea & Sympathy is a powerful indictment against macho prejudice and a subtle warning to society to accept the "different" with humane tolerance. Set in a boys' boarding school in 1953 New England, this story unfolds in the home of a teacher, middle aged Bill Reynolds, who revels in his residents' athletic prowess.

Tom, one of the boys in this house, is just 17, sensitive by nature and lonely in the extreme and totally out of place with the butch fellows who sport crew cuts. When he is reported at a beach in the buff with a school master, rumors abound that he is gay; Tom is suddenly the butt of nasty thoughts, snide remarks and social ostracism.

As the wife of a master, Laura is merely expected to offer tea and sympathy to the resident boys in her home, to set a genteel tone in the parlor. But something about Tom arouses more than her sympathy--escalating to fascination and ultimately desire, on both sides.

This is a gripping drama of hearts in torment set against the harsh realities of 50's social stigma. Emotionally relevant in the 21st century.

If interested in the position, contact:

FUZZ - James Roark
Executive Director - Managing/Artistic Director
Spotlighters Theatre
www.spotlighters.org
817 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore,  MD  21202
410.752.1225
410.752.1299 (Fax)

JAZZ FINISHES OUT THE MONTH OF AUGUST @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

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MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
www.AndieMusikLIVE.com

Go to InstantSeats or call 410.385.2638 right away to secure your tickets to these great performances

QUARTET OFFENSIVE
Live recording session!
John Dierker, reeds; Eric Trudel, sax; Matt Frazao, guitar; Adam Hopkins, bass; Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums

Like the city this Baltimore quintet calls home, Quartet Offensive is a band bursting with musical innovation, experimentation and character, whose music exists between the cracks of jazz, rock and the avant-garde. It is a band whose unique style freely crosses genre boundaries and one that succeeds in presenting an honest musical vision, due in large part to their firm roots in improvisational performance. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS
: $10

TIM GREEN 5TET
Tim Green, Alto sax; Warren Wolf, Vibes; Kriss Funn, Bass; Allyn Johnson, Piano; Rodney Green, Drums

Baltimore native, Tim Green reassembles this ensemble for a repeat of their performance of July 8 performance.  Those who missed it get another chance, and those who attended get to experience the magic again!

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS
: $12/$10 students

MICROSCOPIC SEPTET

One of NYC's most legendary, and America's most beloved jazz groups, THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET, will be making its first-ever concert appearance in Baltimore. This will be their only appearance in the Baltimore/Washington area!

The music of The Microscopic Septet is the sound of jazz in 21st century America:  All of it, from Ellington to Ayler, bebop to Zorn, Dixieland to experimental, captured in a microcosm.  It distilled the essence of jazz as a popular music into a sound that swung, a music that was intelligent, sometimes smart-aleck and always good fun.

WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 5 & 7 PM
TICKETS
:  $15/$10 students