Saturday, July 28, 2012

WE HIT 50,000 READS TODAY!

Dear Readers of Charm City Arts Maven,

We checked the stats today and discovered that 50,012 “hits” have been made to our blog! How gratifying is that?

We started the blog about a year and a half ago to publicize and promote the arts and culture in and around Baltimore. There is so much to do in Charm City! We sure hope you take advantage of it.

Thank you for making this possible. It is a great joy to publish this blog (we don’t make any money from it).

We hope you will continue to follow us online and on Twitter. Don’t forget to sign up via e-mail so you can get updates in your inbox every morning. And remember, there are no ads to bother you (we hate ‘em too).

Keep following the Charm City Arts Maven, and keep patronizing the events we promote on our blog!

Best,

Ruth Ross and Natalie Sherman
Charm City Arts Maven(s)

P.S. If you know of an event that would merit a post on the Charm City Arts Maven blog, please let us know at charmcityartsmaven@gmail.com.

Friday, July 27, 2012

MUSIC OF JULIE LONDON @ GERMANO’S THIS SATURDAY

WHERE: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 South High Street, Baltimore

www.germanostrattoria.com (link on graphic will not work_

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR WALTERS ART MUSEUM ANNUAL JEWELRY FAIR

WALTERS ART MUSEUM ANNUAL JEWELRY FAIR

WHEN: Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4, 2012
WHERE: Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore
410-547-9000, extension 305
www.wamac.org (Ticket and Hotel Information)

More than 20 American artists are teaming up with the Women's Committee of the Walters Art Museum to present the ninth annual Jewelry Fair at the Walters in the museum's stunning Sculpture Court. Selected for their talents to bring precious stones and metals to life in jewelry, these artists are recognized nationally for their work and vary in styles from classic to contemporary.

The three-day event also features an evening cocktail party with modeling by young Walters Enthusiasts, a jewelry making workshop for children, a daily treasure hunt for fine jewelry from local shops, a vintage & repurposed jewelry boutique, a talk by Maryland Historical Society Chief Curator Alexandra Deutsch and a lecture with verbal appraisals by Antiques Roadshow Veteran Berj Zavian.

Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4, 2012

10 AM-5 PM

Admission to the Jewelry Fair is free.

 Jewelers include Cynthia Alderdice, Cornelia Goldsmith,

Angela Hein, Barbara Heinrich, Hannelore McDaniel,

Thomas Turner, Donna Veverka and Emma Villedrouin.


Friday, November 2, TBD

Presentation by Maryland Historical Society
Chief Curator Alexandra Deutsch
(FREE)

Friday, November 2, 6-8:30 PM

Opening Evening Cocktail Party with Artists
($75 Admission)

Saturday, November 3, 10 AM

Children's Jewelry Making Workshop
(FREE)

Sunday, November 4, 1 PM

Pearls of Wisdom & More with Antiques RoadShow's Berj Zavian
($50 Admission, $25 for Verbal Appraisal of Two Items)

Daily

Treasure Hunt & Vintage Jewelry Boutique

SUMMER SILLINESS REIGNS @ B.I.G. THIS WEEKEND

The Olympics are Tape Delayed! BIG is LIVE!

THREE SHOWS Starting TONIGHT!

BIG TriplePlay at Fells Point Corner Theater! BRING one of the fans we gave away at Artscape and get a $5 ticket!

TONIGHT, we play our Opening Ceremony with the sweetness of Lekker, the puppet prov of Tigerhead, the genius pair of Regret, and the Manic Joy of Plan B.

ON SATURDAY, we give you the Rookie Sensation that is Baby Poodle, The SportsProv wonder of The Big Show, and veteran superstars Population: 6 and Gus.

Then on SUNDAY, special time at 7 PM, we bring in special guests Doomhilda, magically delicious Photobomb, frosted Bully Union & the marvels from Training for Prom.

As if this wasn't enough, you will see the debut performances of several new members from BIG! Get to FPCT & Get Olympic Quality Joy!

KIDS & TEENS WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY!

You've got talented kids, funny kids, playful kids? We've got the place for you!

This Saturday, Bridget Cavaiola, one of BIG's best teacher/performers and a Baltimore City Schoolteacher will be offering two workshops for Beginning Improvisors.

Kids Workshop for 8-12 year olds from 10 AM-Noon & for Teens from 1-4 PM. All workshops will be in the second floor theater at Fells Point Corner Theater (251 S. Ann St.) Workshop spaces are $15, and you can register/get more info for the Kids Workshop HERE and the Teens Workshop HERE.

If you have questions about either of the workshops contact BIG at bridget@bigimprov.org

BEAT BOREDOM 2ITH A SUMMER CAMP @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

AUGUST SUMMER CAMPS!

Help your kids beat summer boredom—enroll them in a week long summer camp at Baltimore Clayworks. Not only will they have blast exploring their creativity, but your child will have a piece of artwork to remember their summer. The fond memory of childhood, captured in clay, will last a lifetime!

Click on any of the titles below to read a full description of the class. If you have questions please contact summer.camp@baltimoreclayworks.org or call 410 578 1919 x14.


Full Day Summer Camps (Ages 6-9 & 10-12)

SC-4 Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales August 6 - 10

SC-5 Tell Tales: Crafting Narrative August 20 - 24

Half-Day Camps (Multiple Age Groups)

SC-10 Monster Mash August 13 - 17

SC-15 Jamaican Folk Art, Tradition and Culture August 20 - 24

SC-16 Our Big Back Yard August 20 - 24

SC-18 Tile & Mosaic Masterpieces August 13 - 17

SC-20 Face It: Self-Portraits in Clay August 6 - 10

SC-25 Teen Wheel August 13 - 17

5707 SMITH AVENUE MON-WED 10 AM-5 PM
BALTIMORE MARYLAND 21209 THURS-FRI 10 AM-7 PM & SAT 12-5 PM
410 578 1919
www.baltimoreclayworks.org

Thursday, July 26, 2012

NEW SOUNDS @ THE RED ROOM THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

FIVE DOLLAR FERRARI
NYC trumpet/rerpared guitar

AIRCLAMP
Baltimore synth/sax/voice

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 8:30 PM
WHERE:
The Red Room, 425 E. 31st St., Baltimore
TICKETS: $6

Five Dollar Ferrari is a duo of Brad Henkel on trumpet and Dustin Carlson on guitar. They both played at the Red Room in March with percussionist David Grollman as Swirm, and if you saw that show you know the skill that they bring as improvisors. Approaching their instruments more as sound sources in a musique concréte piece than for melodic or harmonic ends, they produce a sound world that is bewildering, raucous, beautiful and transcendental.

They are part of a collective of musicians who have been releasing music under the umbrella of Prom Night Records for the last couple of years and have been consistently bringing their new sounds to Baltimore. Others who have played at the Red Room are VaVatican, Swirm and Natura Morta.

Listen to Five Dollar Ferrari (aka F $ F) and other Prom Night Records releases at http://music.promnightrecords.com/album/f-f

Airclamp is the Baltimore trio of Stewart Mostofsky, Gerry Mak and Andrew Bernstein. At times subtle and introspective, others confrontational and bizzare, they use synthesizer, reeds, voice and the act of performance as their medium.

INDIE MOM OF COMEDY GIVES HER SIDE OF THE STORY @ THE THEATRE PROJECT THIS FRIDAY

Diary of a M.I.L.F. (Mom I'd Love to Follow)
WHEN: Friday, July 27 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
TICKETS: $15.00

Following a sold-out performance at Theatre Project last December, and a successful cross-country tour, Meshelle "The Indie-Mom of Comedy" returns with her signature "Indie-Mom" tight-in-the-waist, cute-in-the-face stand-up comedy.

FOLLOW Comedienne/Actress MESHELLE, "The Indie-Mom of Comedy," as she balances marriage, motherhood, touring & debunking the reality TV “moms’” fab-life myth, while “looking-like-the-girlfriend.” A holiday backdrop weaves a tapestry of characters from the country school’s Secret Santa Swap to Dreidel games gone wild!

Formerly a single HOT doctoral student; now a M.I.L.F ! Can you really have-it-all? FOLLOW this Indie-Mom as she lives her RESEARCH!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SEASON PREVIEW OF BALTIMORE CHAMBER JAZZ SOCIETY

2012-2013 Season

Brochures will arrive shortly and tickets go on sale August 6!

The Cedar Walton Quartet featuring Vincent Herring, David Williams & George Fludas

WHEN: Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 5:00 PM
TICKETS:
$35 General Admission | $33 BMA Members/Seniors | $10 Students
Cedar Walton, piano | Vincent Herring, saxophones | David Williams, bass | George Fludas, drums

 

Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts

WHEN: Sunday, November 11, 2012 | 5:00 PM
TICKETS: $30 General Admission | $28 BMA Members/Seniors | $10 Students
Matt Wilson, drums | Terrell Stafford, trumpet | James Weidman, piano | Martin Wind, bass

 

Conrad Herwig & the Latin Side All Stars Perform the Music of Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter

WHEN: Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 5:00 PM
TICKETS: $30 General Admission | $28 BMA Members/Seniors | $10 Students
Conrad Herwig, trombone | Craig Handy, saxophones/flute/bass clarinet | Mike Rodriguez, trumpet | Bill O’Connell, piano | Ruben Rodriguez, bass | Robby Ameen, drums | Pedro Martinez, percussion

 

The Tom Harrell Quintet

WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 5:00 PM
TICKETS: $30 General Admission | $28 BMA Members/Seniors | $10 Students
Tom Harrell, trumpet and flugelhorn | Wayne Escoffrey, tenor saxophone | Danny Grissett, piano and Fender Rhodes | Ugonna Okegwo, bass | Jonathan Blake, drums

 

The Freddy Cole Quartet

WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 5:00 PM
TICKETS: $35 General Admission | $33 BMA Members/Seniors | $10 Students
Freddy Cole, piano and vocals | Rhythm Section TBA

CRAB FEST CELEBRATES BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK

If you missed the launch party you do not want to miss the crab feast with an UNLIMITED open bar. Oh and just added to the door prizes is a $50 gift certificate from Dana's Boutique located on Fleet Street right here in Baltimore, Maryland.

WATCH A PREVIEW VIDEO HERE


Click here for Online Purchases

Click Here for Mail Order Tickets

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC & LIVE VIDEO SYNTHESIS @ THE RED ROOM

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GRASSHOPPER
HUSBANDS 
(Jimmy Joe Roche and Tom Borax)
ANDREW BERNSTEIN
An eclectic night of experimental music and live video synthesis.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, Doors, 8:30, Show 9 PM
WHERE:
The Red Room, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $6


GRASSHOPPER (NYC): Jesse DeRosa and Josh Millrod's behemoth answer to "jazz infused" experimental electronic music. Using trumpets, EVI, and a modest amount of electronics the duo warp classical and traditional instrument sound sources into otherworldly drones and peaking waves of pulsating electric mire.


Grasshopper has shared stages with the likes of Graveyards, John Wiese, Noveller, Ducktails, Nonhorse, Ghost Moth, John Fell Ryan, Grey Skull, Theo Angell and Telecult Powers among others.


Recent Interview with The Village Voice

HUSBANDS (Baltimore): A Tom Borax and Jimmy Joe Roche synth collaboration. Two married men, who love bright colors, Waverly and fresh juice.These guys are extremely energetic, talented Baltimore musicians. Come experience this new duo project of theirs.

ANDREW BERNSTEIN (Baltimore) is a solo electronic and electroacoustic musician and composer. He is also recognized for playing saxophone and percussion with the minimalist rock band Horse Lords.

“THE COLOR WHEEL” @ THE CHARLES THEATER THIS WEEK

2011 Maryland Film Festival selection

THE COLOR WHEEL

plays as part of the Charles Theater's Revival Series

 
Alex Ross Perry's THE COLOR WHEEL stars Carlen Altman, Bob Byington, Kate Lyn Sheil and Alex Ross Perry and screens from a new 35mm print.

WHEN:  Thursday, July 26, 9 PM
WHERE:
The Charles Theater, Charles Street, Baltimore

Film Synopsis : Could THE COLOR WHEEL, on its surface an indie comedy about bickering siblings, actually be the most subversive film in this year's festival? This self-described "objectionable comedy about disappointment and forgiveness" introduces us to JR (co-writer Carlen Altman) just as her live-in sexual relationship with her professor has come to an unpleasant end.  JR calls on her sometimes brash, sometimes bashful younger brother Colin (director Alex Ross Perry) to help her move out of the professor's apartment, so the siblings pack into her ragged Honda Accord for a road trip—only to rediscover why neither of them can stand each other. Along the way, they encounter a world full of people whose opinion of the duo is equally low.

THE COLOR WHEEL was gorgeously shot on 16mm (with HD finishing) by Sean Price Williams, who also shot MFF 2007's FROWNLAND, a telling point of reference here. Whereas FROWNLAND offered an abrasive portrait of a universally despised loser, THE COLOR WHEEL seduces audiences with shimmering visuals and lively comedic situations. But both films frequently plunge us deeply into the horror that comes from struggling to tolerate a person that just might be intolerable. As with Perry's prior feature IMPOLEX, THE COLOR WHEEL builds to an emotional wallop, one that forces us to reconsider the entire film we've just seen. That's THE COLOR WHEEL: an artful comedy in the moment, a transgressive mindgame thereafter. (Eric Allen Hatch)  

The New Yorker's Richard Brody says "Perry directs these uproarious rapid-fire flareups with exquisite comic timing and incisive comic framing."

Full review: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/reviews/film/the_color_wheel_perry

SAVE 10% ON SPOTLIGHTERS SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS: ORDER BY JULY 29

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2012/2013 Season Subscriptions are available now. . . and now on SALE!

Yes, you can save an additional 10% off your Season Subscription to Spotlighters' Anniversary Season, but only if you purchase before Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Subscription Packages are good on all theatre productions—Mainstage, Do or Die Mysteries, DropThree Improv and Spotlighters Cabaret Series. Subscriptions are not valid on Benefit or Fund Raiser Performances.

Subscriptions are ONLY valid for the 2012-2013 Season and may not be transferred forward or extended to another season.

To redeem for tickets, click on the link to www.spotlighters.org and then click on buy subscriptions, or provide to box office for Walk-In or Will-Call Orders. Please call 410.752.1225 at least 48 hours in advance to make your reservations.

SEE IT ALL PACKAGE - - - $215.00
. . . includes 18 tickets to be used for any of the performances this season.
Regular Price: $324.00
A 33% Discount!
Not valid on Fund Raiser Events or Benefit Performances.
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DEAL --- $193.50


FAMILY FLEX PACKAGE - - - $135.00
. . . includes 10 Tickets for any production at Spotlighters Theatre.
And, can be used in any combination you desire.
Regular Price: $180.00
A 25% Discount!
Not valid on Fund Raiser Events or Benefit Performances.
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DEAL --- $121.50


PICK FIVE PACKAGE - - - $72.00
. . . includes a ticket to five shows of your choice this season.
Regular Price: $90.00
A 20% Discount!
Not valid on Fund Raiser Events or Benefit Performances.

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DEAL --- $63.50

YOUNG ACTORS ACADEMY PRESENTS 2 SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS

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2012 YOUNG ACTORS ACADEMY Performances

Middle School Young Actors Academy presents

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Janel Miley
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, August 3 & 4, at 8PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $10


 

High School Young Actors Academy presents

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ron Heneghan
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, at 2 PM and Sunday, August 12, at 7 PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS:  $10

Order your tickets online at www.spotlighters.orgjust click on Ticketing.
Questions - please e-mail Academy@spotlighters.org

Monday, July 23, 2012

ROUNDING OUT THE MONTH OF JULY @ 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

Buy tickets online

 

Buy tickets by phone

410.385.2638

THE LEGENDARY FREDDIE REDD AND FRIENDS SUMMER SERIES
WHEN: July 24 - Tuesday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10/$5 students

Join the legendary hardbop composer and pianist Freddie Redd for his Tuesday night Summer Residency. Each week will feature Freddie Redd at the piano, along with saxophonist Brad Linde and a different cast of young and up-coming musicians, performing standards and Freddie's original music. Stay for the last set when the performance is opened up to a jam session, inviting musicians to sit-in.

The series will continue on July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21, and August 28

Eric Kennedy & Friends
WHEN: July 27 – Friday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 students

Todd Marcus, clarinet; Mark Meadows, piano; Eric Kennedy, drums

Our jazz artist-in-residence brings an interesting new combo each month.

BALTIMORE AN DIE MUSIK 2012 ELECTRONICA CONCERT ONE
WHEN: July 28 – Saturday, 7 PM -10:30 PM
TICKETS: $10 general/$5 students

This Electronic Music/Experimental Music/Electro-Acoustic Music event is sponsored by members of The Baltimore SDIY Group & Friends.

Please come out & join us for a really fantastic extravaganza of knob twisting, string bending, pitch bending, wiring mazes & sound shaping that will propel you into an absolutely awesome musical voyage.

Alexei Tartakovski, piano
WHEN: July 29 – Sunday, 5 PM
TICKETS:
FREE concert; we suggest a minimum $10 donation

Called “a thoughtful and serious musician” by the New York Concert Review, Alexei Tartakovski is one of the most promising young talents of his generation.  He first brought attention to his artistry by winning top prizes at the New York Piano Competition, the Rolf and Brigitte Gardey International Piano Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) in a one year span during 2006-2007.

As the first prize winner of AFAF, Alexei performed at the Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall.  Since then he has given numerous solo and chamber music recitals in the United States, Russia, Canada, Holland, and England.

Alexei is currently pursuing his Master’s degree as a full scholarship student at the Peabody Institute with Boris Slutsky.

PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS
WHEN: July 30 – Monday, 7:30 PM
ADMISSION:
$5

Adam Corson, sax; Jon Guo, bass; Kevin Clark, guitar; Mike Benjamin, guitar

In our first floor gallery. 

The Legendary Freddie Redd and Friends Summer Series
WHEN: July 31 - Tuesday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10/$5 students

Join the legendary hardbop composer and pianist Freddie Redd for his Tuesday night Summer Residency. Each week will feature Freddie Redd at the piano, along with saxophonist Brad Linde and a different cast of young and up-coming musicians, performing standards and Freddie's original music. Stay for the last set when the performance is opened up to a jam session, inviting musicians to sit-in.

The series will continue on August 7, August 14, August 21, and August 28

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper

B.I.G. HITS TRIPLE PLAY @ FELLS POINT CORNER THEATER THIS WEEKEND!

The Olympics are Tape Delayed! BIG is LIVE!

THREE SHOWS this WEEKEND!

BIG TriplePlay at Fells Point Corner Theater!

ON Friday, Opening Ceremony with the sweetness of Lekker, the puppet prov of Tigerhead, the genius pair of Regret, and the Manic Joy of Plan B.

ON SATURDAY, the Rookie Sensation that is Baby Poodle, The SportsProv wonder of The Big Show, and veteran superstars Population: 6 and Gus.

Then on Sunday, special time at 7 PM,  special guests Doomhilda, magically delicious Photobomb, frosted Bully Union & the marvels from Training for Prom.

As if this wasn't enough, you will see the debut performances of several new members from BIG! Get to FPCT & Get Olympic Quality Joy!

KIDS & TEENS WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY!

You've got talented kids, funny kids, playful kids? We've got the place for you!

This Saturday, Bridget Cavaiola, one of BIG's best teacher/performers and a Baltimore City Schoolteacher will be offering two workshops for Beginning Improvisors.

Kids Workshop for 8-12 year olds

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 10 AM-Noon & for Teens from 1-4 PM.
WHERE: All workshops will be in the second floor theater at Fells Point Corner Theater (251 S. Ann St.)
TUITION: Workshop spaces are $15, and you can register/get more info for the
Kids Workshop HERE and the Teens Workshop HERE.

If you have questions about either of the workshops contact BIG at bridget@bigimprov.org

PLANT FROM OUTER SPACE TAKES OVER MAINSTAGE @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER THIS SUMMER

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Mark Waldrop
Choreographed by Vince Pesce

WHEN: August 1 - August 26
WHERE: On the Mainstage, Olney Theatre Center • 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road • Olney

Boy meets girl,
boy falls for girl,
boy meets plant
from outer space.

Seymour needs all the help he can get, so when a mysterious plant shows up at his doorstep and helps him catch the eye of his secret crush, Audrey, he’ll give it anything to keep it alive. Musical

Take a glance backstage as Marc Petrosino of Monkey Boys Productions introduces the tech crew to the infamous plant from outer space, Audrey II.

Meet Audrey II Video

Purchase Tickets

MAGICAL MYSTERY SHOW @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE JULY 28

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DAVID LONDON’S MAGIC & MYSTERY SHOW

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 8 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $15, $10 members
Member tickets
General Public Tickets

Surprisingly conceptual, purposefully unexpected magician David London conjures an evening of magic, mystery and merriment featuring his talented magician friends! Joining David on stage will be magic legend Denny Haney, who brings sheer joy and classic magic to the stage, still amazing audiences at age 65! Michael Cantor’s dexterous hands and fast tongue will baffle the mind, while Bubbly Fairy Jennifer Stephens creates elaborate bubbles in her hands. Contortionist and vaudevillian host Jonathan Burns is subtly perverse and wholly comedic, and will steer this evening of magic, wonder and fun!

UPCOMING ART CLASSES @ SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER BEGIN IN AUGUST

school33@promotionandarts.com

Sunday, July 22, 2012

EXCITING NEWS FROM JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY

Here is some exciting news from Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery:

Atlantic Guitar Quartet performance as seen through Lawrence Cromwell's mobile, Smoke Dreams

Edwin Remsberg, Diapotheque 9, pigment print on diebond aluminum acrylic & steel enclosure a new perspective & focus

Hello Friends & Art Lovers,

We're excited to announce that we'll be moving our operations to 823 Park Avenue in the arts and cultural district of Mount Vernon. Our last exhibition in our current space at 1401 Light Street will be the 14th edition of The Salon Series from August 2 - 5, 2012.

Jordan Faye Contemporary has enjoyed six years of bringing art to the Baltimore community through several venues and many types of exhibitions. As we continue to share our artists' work with the local community we are also expanding to bring this work to a larger, global audience through participation in international art fairs and exhibitions from San Francisco to Miami.

Our Summer Hours through July 28 at 1401 Light Street are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2 – 6 PM and by appointment. Join us next Wednesday July 25 at 6:30 PM, for cocktails and a demi-finissage for the current exhibitions:: Melissa Matsuki Lillie, Lawrence Cromwell, Sophia Narrett, & Jonathan Gledhill.

Beginning in mid-August, our artists' work can be viewed in the 1,400 square feet adjacent to our new offices. Rotating installments of new artwork can be seen through periodic viewing parties and by appointment. We'll keep office hours Tuesday, Thursday and first Saturdays from 11 – 6 PM. We welcome calls and visits to view the new space!

We have enjoyed the last three years in the historic library building at 1401 Light Street. Thank you for all of your support during our time here. Stay tuned for details on the September Viewing Party at 823 Park Ave. We look forward to sharing our new location with you!

All of my best,
Jordan Faye Block  /  Jordan Faye Contemporary

 

A Royal Reception & Live Jazz! Jordan Faye at Harborcourt

Select Works: Scott Ponemone, Jenee Mateer, Ben Steele, Mattye Hamilton, Jordan Block at Brightons & Gallery space at the Royal Sonesta

WHEN: Opening Reception: Thursday July 19, 5 – 7 PM; Jazz  /  6 – 9 PM  /  Explorer's Lounge 
WHERE: Royal Sonesta Harborcourt at 550 Light Street. (former Intercontinental Hotel) Valet Parking with Validation

 

Upcoming

Demi-Finissage & Artist Talk with Lawrence Cromwell & Jonathan Gledhill

WHEN: Wednesday July 25 @ Jordan Faye Contemporary/Demi-Finissage 6:30 PM & Artist Talk 7:30 PM with Lavender & Gin Rickeys

RSVP ESSENTIAL 

  • Melissa Matsuki Lillie I   Transverse
  • Lawrence Cromwell I   AK AK AK
  • Sophia Narrett I   Even When It's Hard to See
  • Jonathan Gledhill  I   Profitable Goblins & Mischievous Spirits

A Demi-Finissage means that the exhibitions run thru July 28, 2012.

Installation Views of Lawrence Cromwell AK AK AK & Melissa Matsuki Lillie Transverse

For more information about our gallery program, contact:
Jordan Faye Contemporary
1401 Light Street  Baltimore, MD 21230
Tel: 443.955.1547
curator@jordanfayecontemporary.com
Visit our website: www.jordanfayecontemporary.com

Summer Hours:
Thursday / Friday / Saturday  2 – 6 PM & by appointment

Saturday, July 21, 2012

JAZZ BRUNCH 1 SUNDAY EACH MONTH @ THE SHERATON

Sunday Brunch, Summer

www.sundayjazzbrunch.net
info@sundayjazzbrunch.net

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JAZZ IN THE GARDEN @ BMA

Jazz Concerts

Concert Announcement

July 28, August 4 + August 25 concerts are sold out!
Weather permitting, an additional 150 tickets will be released for sale after 4 PM on the day of each concert. Call 443-573-1701 for updates.

Limited tickets remain for the August 18 concert featuring the four-octave dynamo, Tracey Curbeam.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Bummed you missed out on Jazz tickets this summer?
Become a BMA Member, and enjoy early access to tickets next summer!
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Friday, July 20, 2012

FREE SUMMER SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS!

National Players presents

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [Abridged]
Directed by Clay Hopper

WHEN: July 27 - 28 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: On the Root Family Stage, Olney Theatre Center • 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road • Olney

ADMISSION: FREE

How much Shakespeare can you see in just one evening? Three actors will attempt to take on all 37-ish plays, 154 sonnets, and multiple Hamlets in ONLY a couple hours. Be dazzled by stunning improvisation! See frightfully realistic swordplay! Watch dozens of deaths!

For more information, call the Box Office at 301.924.3400.
olneytheatre.org  

FILM FEATURING BALTO. NATIVES SCREENS @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE JULY 27

Pretty Brown Eyes

PRETTY BROWN EYES
WHEN: FRI JUL 27, 8 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10, $5 MEMBERS

Based on the acclaimed novel by Derek L. Gray, Pretty Brown Eyes is a heartwarming story with a refreshing perspective on faith and love. After a near-death experience brings Jordan Lyles face to face with someone he believes is to be his future wife, he goes on a mission to find the mystery woman that has captured his heart. But will she take the same leap of faith Jordan has? Come go on this journey of discovery with us and see the film audiences are calling "Brilliant," "Uplifting," "Fantastic" and "A great movie"! The movie stars Baltimore native Ashley Sam Ramsey and features music from another Baltimore native, Jazz (Dru Hill).

Q & A with writer, director and producer Derek L. Gray and several actors from Pretty Brown Eyes to follow the film.

Come EARLY for easier parking & have a fab dinner at Clementine at Creative Alliance! Kitchen open: Thu 5-10 PM, Fri & Sat 5-11 PM, bar till midnight. Sun brunch 10 AM-3 PM. Reservations at 410.276.1651 ext. 202 or cristin@bmoreclementine.com.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

BURLESQUE CABARET @ THE STRAND THIS WEEKEND

Proudly present

BOSLEY’S BURLESQUE CABARET


Renowned local musician Bosley has teamed up with Baltimore/D.C. burlesque performers Cherokee Rose, GiGi Holliday, Roma Mafia and Sophia Sunday for Bosley’s Burlesque Cabaret!taking place this weekend at The Strand Theater. Reviving the style of cabaret, Bosley will provide live accompaniment to the performers, as they preserve the history and art of burlesque.

WHEN: Friday, July 20; Saturday, July 21; Doors @ 9:00 PM, Show @ 9:30 PM
WHERE: Strand Theatre, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $10 at the door

Check out Strand's upcoming 2012-13 Season!!!

The Strand Theater Company champions challenging and provocative theater that especially celebrates women’s diverse voices and perspectives while bringing together the creative talents of both women and men as artists, technicians, and administrators. We invite patrons to experience some of the region’s best contemporary and reinterpreted works for the stage in our intimate midtown theater in Baltimore, Maryland.

CREATIVE ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES THEME FOR 2012 LANTERN PARADE & FESTIVAL: MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Creative Alliance Announces Theme for

2012 Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival:

Phantasmic Creatures of Earthly Delight

and First-ever After Party:

Glow Ball

Saturday, October 27
3:30 PM Festival. 7:00 PM Parade Line Up. 7:30 PM Parade Starts

The 2012 Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival: Phantasmic Creatures of Earthly Delight celebrates imaginary beings, magical creatures, and mythological beasts inspired by Baltimore’s Patterson Park.

The free Festival sets the park aglow this year with free hayrides, pumpkin decorating and awesome food trucks. Marching bands play samba, gypsy music and more light the night. Your last chance to to make-your-own-lantern in a workshop at the Creative Alliance this fall, re-purposing plastic bottles into fantastic creature lanterns to be carried in the Parade. 

Artistic Director is Baltimore-based artist Laure Drogoul. Working with the community and guest artists, Drogoul creates glowing lanterns on the Boat Lake, video projections to light up the park's Ice Skating rink bubble, and artist performances and installations all along the Parade Route. All are welcome to dress in costume, make lanterns, then carry them in the community-created Parade. There is a contest for best costume and lantern. Or...watch the Parade from anywhere along the route.

After the kids are in bed, come out for Glow Ball, our first Halloween Parade AFTER-PARTY! This mad costume party/dance fest will feature many of the bands in the Parade and plenty of "Lantini" cocktails at the Creative Alliance. Tix for Glow Ball benefit the Parade. (Festival & Parade line up at Pulaski Monument, Eastern & Linwood Aves, Patterson Park Baltimore.) FREE. Glow Ball is a ticketed adult party until 2 AM at the Creative Alliance after The Parade.

Creative Alliance invites the community to drop off clean plastic bottles at 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224. For tickets to Glow Ball and information about a free lantern workshop on Friday October 19 at the Creative Alliance, visit www.creativealliance.org

Pre-Events

Lantini Party: A Groovy Not-for-Kids Halloween Lantern Workshop!
WHEN: October 19, 8 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
A DJ sets the vinyl for soul and "Lantini" cocktails are served, as the grown-up set gets ready for Baltimore's must-see Halloween event. Assemble and decorate a festive  lantern that puts you at the center of the action, marching in The Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival Sat Oct 27. Make new friends, chat up your neighbors & dance! Drink specials abound! Hosted by Patterson Park Neighborhood Association & Highlandtown Community Association. For ticket price,
visit www.creativealliance.org

Lantern Making Workshop for the Community
WHEN: Sundays Oct 14 & Oct 21, 10 AM, 12:30 PM & 3 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Families, friends, and neighbors: come out for a free lantern-making workshop at the Creative Alliance and get geared up to participate in the Halloween Lantern Festival and Parade! The workshop is free. Donation suggested. Participation limited to first 50 people. Reservations strongly recommended by calling the Creative Alliance at 410-276-1651.

DESPITE THE STORMS, THE SHOW MUST GO ON @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: CAN YOU HELP?

During the recent storms, many Olney Theatre Center families sustained damage to their homes or were without power for days .

Olney Theatre Center also sustained minor damages to their beautiful 14-acre campus. If you passed by the theatre last week, you probably noticed the large historic tree that uprooted, barely missing the Crawford House, which serves as Olney’s office and living space for our staff and performers.

Despite the loss of shrubbery, building siding, and roof shingles, our doors stayed open for you. While the inclement weather forced many theatres and businesses to close their doors, Olney’s diligent staff still managed to bring SLEUTH to valued audience members like you. Considering the record heat, the air-conditioning alone was worth the price of admission!

If possible, we ask those who are able to make a contribution to Olney Theatre Center and help us plant new trees and landscaping, as well as repair roofing and shingling, to refresh our wonderful campus—you can even name your own tree or garden!

Make your contribution on-line by clicking here. Please call David Frankenberger, Jr., Director of Development, at 301.924.4485 (x128) to make your contribution by phone or to hear more details on naming opportunities.

Thank you again for all your support and we look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,
Martin Platt, Artistic Director
Amy Marshall, Managing Director

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ORIGINALITY IS KEY THIS WEEK AT 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

Buy tickets online

 

Buy tickets by phone

410.385.2638

Maryland Experimental, Electronic, Electroacoustic (M3E)
Fundraising concert for An Die Musik Live!

WHEN: July 19 – Thursday, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$8

Blue Sausage Infant – Chester Hawkins; Pilesar – Jason Millinax; Echolalia – Amber Dunleavy; safe - duo project of tyler higgins and dave vosh

2012 International Music Institute and Festival USA

WHEN: July 20 – Friday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 students

Students and Faculty perform an evening of solo and chamber music for violin, viola, cello and piano.

IMIF brings accomplished young musicians from all over the world to Maryland for an intense 10-day solo and chamber music experience.

Acclaimed faculty and guest artists (including Baltimore’s Jonathan Carney, Brian Ganz, Lura Johnson, Cecylia Barczyk, and Elizabeth Borowsky) assist participants in reaching their personal and musical goals by supporting, nurturing, and showcasing their talent. In addition to first class musical instruction and faculty/guest performances, the IMIF program includes inter-disciplinary arts experiences and daily guidance on music entrepreneurship. Former participants have continued on to professional success and credit the IMIF program with having instilled in them the confidence and skills needed to succeed.

Hiroya Tsukamoto, acoustic guitar
Performing original instrumental acoustic music

WHEN: July 21 – Saturday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 students

Hiroya has been performing internationally at venues that include several appearances with his group at Blue Note (New York). He works with many musicians such as a billboard nominated singer Marta Gomez.

ABE OVADIA GROUP

WHEN: July 22 – Sunday 5 & 7 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 students

Abe Ovadia - guitar
Anthony Pocetti - organ
Noel Brennan - drums

Since his arrival in 2009, Abe Ovadia has become an essential part of the New York jazz scene as a guitarist & composer. Abe's debut album "The Jem" was released spring 2011. Since then, his group has performed at venues such as The Cornelia Street Cafe, Sullivan Hall, Smalls Jazz Club, The Falcon & Chris' Jazz Cafe.

SUMMER EXHIBITS @ MICA

imageM.A. in Art Education Thesis Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25–Friday, July 27
WHERE:
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.

During their two summer residencies on MICA’s campus, the art educators enrolled in the M.A. in Art Education (MAAE) program produce a conceptually related series of artworks. These artworks and the students’ thesis research studies on exhibition at the Pinkard Gallery mark the students’ graduation from the MAAE program at MICA.

Featuring: Rebecca Belleville, Laura Lynn Emberson, John Kildahl, Annette Luycx, L. Chapin Shearer, Linda Whelihan and Meghan Zanskas

(Above: L. Chapin Shearer, Cake Box, stoneware, yarn, and found objects.)

imageSchool for Professional & Continuing Studies Student Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 9–Thursday, Aug. 16; Reception: Thursday, Aug. 16, 5–7 PM
WHERE: Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.

This exhibition includes work by students in MICA’s continuing studies studio courses. The exhibition includes drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, printmaking and sculpture. (Left: Artwork by David Marion from the 2011 School for Professional & Continuing Studies Student Exhibition.)

Hours for MICA’s galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays–Saturdays, 10 AM–5 PM, and Sundays, noon–5 PM.