Wednesday, December 31, 2014

JANUARY–MARCH MICA CALENDAR

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ARTS OFFERINGS FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND IN JANUARY!

KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE:
"WAITING THERE FOR ME" DANCIN' AT THE BELVEDERE"

WHEN: Saturday, January 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's,
300 South High Street , Baltimore, MD
TICKETS: $15

Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriter Steve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

Their signature horn section transports listeners to the streets of the Big Easy, while they also add precise three- and four-part harmonies to their musical gumbo. Think Louis Armstrong meets Steely Dan.

Finalists in the 2012 Baltimore Blues Society competition, the Kings perform regularly throughout the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area.

The Kings of Crownsville features Johnson backed by Ed Justice on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals; Jim Tavener on trombone, percussion, and vocals; Mike McCormick on keyboards and vocals; David Vermette on bass and vocals; and Rob Creath behind the drums.


Bach in Baltimore concert

WHEN: Sunday, January 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
WHERE:
Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: 
$15

T. Herbert Dimmock conducts the renowned Bach Concert Choir and Orchestra in a performance of Bach's Cantata 112: Derr Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, and Handel's Water Music Suite #1, HWV 348.

Visit www.BachInBaltimore.org for further details and information.


THE CRADLE COMPANY: HOME ON BREAK

WHEN: Sunday, January 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE:
Cabaret at Germano's, 300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD
TICKETS: $
10

This talented young Shakespeare troupe returns to the Cabaret to regale us with tales of the Bard. Think music, theatre and timeless comedy.


 

Everyman Theatre 2015 Winter Gala AFTERPARTY!

WHEN: Saturday, January 10, 9:30 PM – Sunday, January 11,  12:00 AM
WHERE:
The Lord Baltimore Hotel , 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $
75

Everyman Theatre's 2015 AFTERPARTY

Dessert, Drinks and Dancing - Featuring BOSLEY, Baltimore's hottest and most of-the-moment band

For the first time ever, Everyman Theatre will be opening up its annual Winter Gala for a post-dinner soiree with the 2015 AFTERPARTY. Immediately following the Rhythm & Blues-themed Gala, the Everyman AFTERPARTY will feature festive, whimsical desserts, courtesy of the Lord Baltimore's French Kitchen restaurant, along with an open-bar and a lively dancefloor. Attend the AFTERPARTY and party with a purpose! All proceeds will support Everyman Theatre's productions and Education programs.

Festive party attire. "Blue-tie" optional.


 

The Art of the Female Form

WHEN: Friday, January 2,  10:00 AM – Saturday, January 31, 6:00 PM
WHERE:
Renaissance Fine Arts, 88 Village Square, Baltimore, MD
ADMISSION:
Free

Join Merritt Gallery and Renaissance Fine Arts in celebration of the beauty of the female form. This month the gallery will exhibit the multitude of ways femininity has been represented in contemporary art via a variety of artists, genre, and media. Enjoy the allure of the artists' muse, on display at all of our locations


 

Opening Reception for "CORRUPT IMAGES" works by Andrew Laumann

WHEN: Friday, January 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
WHERE:
Terrault Contemporary, 1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD ADMISSION: Free

Please join us on January 2nd at 7:30 in conjunction with Alloverstreet, for "Corrupt Images," featuring the work of Andrew Laumann.

Andrew Laumann, b.1987 Baltimore, MD. A self taught artist he has been involved in the Baltimore art & music scene for over ten years as curator and participant. This is his second solo exhibition in Baltimore, first being Hallowed Ground at Pent House Gallery. He is represented by Jean Roch Dard in Paris.

"ALL NATURAL 100% ORGANIC, GRASS FED, FAIR TRADE, CAGE FREE, PURE WHITE HEAT"

Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5 PM


 

Survey Says

WHEN: Saturday, January 3, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
WHERE:
EMP, 307 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD
ADMISSION:
Free

Who can I love? Who’s work can I own and adore forever? Tackling some of the most pressing questions for art-lovers, scientists at EMP Collective have finally distilled solutions into one of the most science-y surveys since the November 1991 issue of Seventeen magazine. Audiences and art-lovers are invited to find their arts true love here: http://bit.ly/1wbr8IK

This online survey culminates in an exhibition, Survey Says, this January 3rd from 7-10 PM.

Survey Says features work by 21 artists of the local artwork subscription service, Project Dispatch. This exhibition at EMP centers around a survey, designed to match YOU to the artist that best fits your aesthetic interests. The questions in the survey relate directly to the works in the exhibition, connecting artists and viewers on a new level of participation. Take the survey at the opening, or online prior to the exhibition, to find the work that you are paired with!

Participating artists include Frank Adams, Eleanor Barba, Amy Hughes Braden, Christopher Chen, Sheena Custer, Rachel England, Duncan Ford, Jessica Ford, Elizabeth Graeber, Evan Hume, Becca Kallem, Chandi Kelley, Stephanie Kwak, Corwin Lamm, Allison Long Hardy, Dana Maier, Molly McAuley, Kendall Nordin, Jerry Skiscim, Christopher St. John, and Kristoffer Tripplaar.

EXHIBITION OPENING: Saturday, January 3 – 7-10 PM
CLOSING PARTY AND BOOK RELEASE: Saturday, January 24 – 6-9PM


FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS @ BMA

WHEN: Sunday, January 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Repeats weekly Sunday—until Sun Apr 26 2015
WHERE
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Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD ADMISSION: Free

FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS
Workshops: 2–5 PM
Object Lesson: 2–2:45 PM the last Sunday of the month
FREE — No registration required!

Join us every Sunday for activities the entire family can enjoy. Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. Come on the last Sunday of the month for informal chats with a gallery educator about a single work of art in the collection. Family Workshops are held in the Temporary Education Classroom located on the second floor.

Sponsored in memory of dedicated BMA docent Ruth H. Singer by her family

January- Textile Traditions
January 4 ~ Sew Beaded Bags
January 11 ~ Embroider a Scene
January 18 ~ Stitch a Stuffed Animal
January 25 ~ Object Lesson: American Schoolgirl Embroideries

February – Furniture Fancy
February 1 ~ Make Miniature Furniture
February 8 ~ Create a Cool Chair
February 15 ~ Build a Bright Light
February 22 ~ Object Lesson: Jeremy Alden’s 50 Dozen

March – Telling Stories
March 1 ~ Stories in Silver
March 8 ~ Serpent Tales
March 15 ~ Depicting Memories
March 22 ~ Stories of the City
March 29 ~ Object Lesson: Margaret Tafoya’s Wedding Jar

April – Sculpture
April 5 ~ Make Magical Mobiles
April 12 ~ Construct Wild Horses
April 19 ~ Create Knights and Queens
April 26 ~ African Collection Opening Celebration.


The World Spins: a performance salon

WHEN: Sunday, January 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
WHERE:
Terrault Contemporary, 1515 Guilford Ave., Baltimore, MD
ADMISSION:
Free

Outstanding performances from The World Spins

  • POV: Poppers through the fan blades(Cirque du Soleil).
  • Sapphogeist: The man in the mirror, the laugh behind the curtain.
  • Yohimbe: Behold the rapids. Its time to get swept away in the tide.
  • Cindy No, Frank Pumper, and Angela Baby: Collaborative performance from the junkyard princess herself Cindy No with the concurrent performing duo Frank Pumper & Angela Baby. A play on the physical limitations of the laugh of an actor and the frown of the actress. White out in the road atlas, and the twist of the switch.

$5 suggested donations


Spatial Conversations

WHEN: Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:00 AM – Saturday, January 24, 7:00 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD
ADMISSION:
Free

Spatial Conversations combines the work of painters Janet Olney and Mike McConnell, who while working towards different ends of painterly abstraction, both use shapes and layers to reveal process. Both artists use the history of art and mark-making to bring about a new conversation in their distinct bodies of work.

Join us for the FREE opening reception on January 9, 6-8 PM

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

GALA AFTER PARTY TIX ON SALE @ EVERYMAN THEATRE

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Wicked

Order now to get the best choices of dates and seating locations before tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, December 8.

Click here to purchase tickets and use code EVERYMAN.

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete, and completely satisfying, musical in a long time" (USA Today).

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.752.2208
everymantheatre.org

We are a professional theatre company with a resident ensemble of artists from the Baltimore/Washington area dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. The vision of Everyman is to engage, inspire and transform.

GROUP ART EXHIBIT @ TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL GALLERY THROUGH FEBRUARY 1

Top of the World exhibition

For more information, call 410-837-VIEW or visit www.viewbaltimore.org

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-8632

WANTED: SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE SEEKS EDUCATION DIRECTOR

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Education Director

About the Academy
Spotlighters Theatre's Young Actors Academy is a year round theatre education program offering training to youth in the Baltimore metro area through an academic and conservatory style approach. The program is designed and facilitated by instructors who work in K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and local, regional and LORT theatres. Our aim is to provide opportunities for serious young actors who want to have fun!

"I worked with dedicated professionals, students from different backgrounds, and learned so much in so many ways." —Former YAA student-actor

"It was evident that the staff at Spotlighters Young Actors Academy worked diligently in making [the] Academy the place where young actors will receive the acting skills and techniques needed to be successful." —Parent of YAA student

About the Position
This is a growth position: as the Academy continues to undergo significant growth (more than doubled enrollment over the last 4 years) the ideal candidate has the vision and drive to transition this position from part to full time. We are seeking someone who will be able to interface with local schools to engage more youth in our programs; and develop programs to increase arts & theatre education in schools themselves. This position jointly supervises (with the Executive Director) an hourly/part-time Education Administrative Coordinator who maintain rosters, and email lists of students & parents, school contacts, scheduling, etc.

Position Summary

  • 8-12 hrs/week, September – June
  • 40-45 hrs/week during summer program, July and August
  • Marketing after-school and summer Academy to local schools (K-12)
  • Recruiting and hiring after-school instructors, summer instructors and teaching assistants
  • On site supervisor for summer (6 weeks, July - August, Mon - Fri, 9a-4p)
  • Supervising and supporting instructor curriculum development year-round
  • Developing expansion plan and programs to broaden program reach
  • Making on-site visits to local schools (K-12)
  • Researching and applying for relevant local grant funding

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, in Theatre and/or Education and/or related studies
  • Teaching experience, preferably teaching theatre
  • Experience in directing and/or acting
  • Detail oriented with ability to strategically develop and plan program expansion
  • Strong written and verbal skills to create marketing and outreach materials
  • Strong leadership and management skills to develop and supervise a team of instructors
  • Experience with grant writing and/or fundraising (preferred)

Compensation

  • Minimum of $500/month September – June
  • Minimum of $2,000/month for July and August (during Summer Academy)

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining both theatrical and educational training, experience and skills. Submit materials for review by Executive Director and Education Advisory Board to Academy@spotlighters.org by January 30, 2015.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, beginning in late January through the end of February. An offer will be made by March 2015.

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)

BALTIMORE PREMIERE OPENS VAGABOND PLAYERS’ 99TH SEASON!

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The Vagabond Players continues its 99th season with the Baltimore premiere of Ira Levin's

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By Ira Levin,  author of Deathtrap,  Rosemary's Baby and Veronica's Room,

WHEN: January 9 and running weekends through February 8; Friday/Saturday 8 PM and Sunday 2 PM, with a special  $10 Thursday on Broadway performance on Feb. 5 at 8 PM
WHERE: The Vagabond Theatre is located at 806 S. Broadway, on the Square in Fell's Point, and is easily accessible to patrons. 
Go online to www.vagabondplayers.org for information and tickets

Levin here again weaves a haunting tale of romantic obsession and betrayal with intriguing twists and turns.

Director Roy Hammond, who was mentored by Levin, has assembled a talented cast and created a magnificent set on which to portray this post World War II drama. Featured in the cast are: Grant Chism, Karina Ferry, Laura Gifford, Rick Lyon-Vaiden and Lisa Walker.

(Image: Laura Gifford, Lisa Walker, Grant Chism, Karina Ferry. Photography by Tom Lauer)

NEW YEAR TREAT @ THE RED ROOM

Ladies and Gentlemen have we got a treat for the New Year for you! An evening of deep, dangerous and enchanting music from some of Massachusetts and Baltimore's finest electronic and improvising musicians.

Phurnne (from MA)
Andrea Pensado
Stephanie (Lak) Germaine
Jenifer Gelineau

Sunatirene (from Baltimore)
Syndey Spann

WHEN:  Monday, Jan 5, doors 8:30 PM, show 9:00 PM
WHERE: 
Red Room, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6


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Stephanie (LAK) Germaine (electronics)
Andrea Pensado (electronics)
Jenifer Gelineau (violin)

https://phurnne.bandcamp.com/releases

Stephanie (Lak) Germaine (electronics, MA) "Now in Massachusetts back from San Francisco, California. Live sets are centered around sound collage, field recordings, restless electronics, tapes, objects, voice and video. Collaborator, improvisational performer and multi-instramentalist who is an active multidisciplinary visual artist. As an artist, Stephanie is influenced by the natural world, a digital one and through video, paintings, sketchings and photos she captures, creates and designs interactions between the two."

Andrea Pensado (electronics, MA) works with sound as a performer and programer. She has been using digital media and live interactive musical systems since 1995. She studied in Argentina and Poland where she graduated in Composition with honors. However, her music started to gradually move from composition to improvisation. Presently, Pensado plays solos or with other improvisers mainly across the United States. She has been featured in South America and Europe as well. Pensado performs in all sorts of varied venues from regular concert halls to art galleries, clubs, lofts, basements, record stores and "house-shows". www.andreapensado.com https://soundcloud.com/andrea-pensado

Jenifer Gelineau (violin, MA) From the little urban city of Holyoke in the hills of Western Mass. Bowed textures inspired by rancor, chutzpah, love and chickenheartedness. Generally performed on hybrid and steel strings over a spruce top or other less traditional “instruments” like my Carlo Rossi Sippy Cups.


SUNATIRENE
Sydney Spann (electronics, vocals)

Sunatirene is the alter-ego of Sydney Spann. She is a hybrid breed of witch. She's from the sea, but also from southern swamps, from oceanic mangroves, from Scotch moors and marshlands, tropical tundra, from the brine lakes and subterranean rivers' banks. Her poison is brackish brew. Suna makes thunderstorms with her ukelin, cast spells with hums underwater and wind through grass. Music is a way for her to speak.

https://soundcloud.com/sunatirene

JANUARY AT THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Writers LIVE! 

Nadia Hashimi
Nadia Hashimi, The Pearl That Broke The Shell
WHEN: Wednesday, January 21, 7 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Poe Room

 

 


Wes Moore
Wes Moore, The Work: My Search for a
Life That Matters

WHEN: Tuesday, January 27, 7 PM
WHERE: Central Library Main Hall

Full Writers LIVE! schedule


Pratt Library's Annual King Commemorative Lecture

Dr. Chavis
The Pratt Library's Annual King Commemorative Lecture presented by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr
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WHEN: Saturday, January, 17, 2 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

 


Booklovers' Breakfast

Misty Copeland
Booklovers' Breakfast featuring Misty Copeland
WHEN: Saturday January 31, 8:30 AM
WHERE: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

 

 


2015 Black & White Party 

Black and White Party 2015
Pratt Contemporaries Black & White Party
WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 8 AM
WHERE: Central Library
Tickets on Sale: January 2

 


Food For Fines

Food for Fines
Food For Fines
Donate a canned food item and receive a dollar off your library fees. Proceeds benefit the Maryland Food Bank

STILL TIME TO BRING FAMILY & FRIENDS TO SEE DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

I saw this production at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey last year. It was dynamite! A perfect show for the entire family!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

TEAPOTS TELL STORIES AND MORE @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

Wood fired teapot by Stephen Haywood

TEAPOTS VII

WHEN: JANUARY 10 - MARCH 7, 2015
Opening Reception: SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 6-8 PM

Free and open to the public.

Please join Baltimore Clayworks on Saturday, January 10 from 6-8PM for the opening reception of Teapots VII.  Juried by Mark Shapiro, this exhibition features ornate teapots from around the country. They will be on display and for sale through March 7.

Juried artists: Elka Adamowicz (MD), Marion Angelica (MN), Patty Bilbro (MD), Anne Bowen )MD), Eileen Braun (GA), Cynthia Deitch (DC), Gary Erickson (MN), Matthew Gaddie (KY), Jim Geletka (MD),  Grace Ha (CA), Deborah Hamalaine (NJ), Kendall Herdelin (KY), Stephen Heywood (FL), Matthew Hyleck (MD),  Marlisa Jeng (MD), Lori Katz (VA), Brenda Llewelyn (MD), Rebecca Lowery (IN), Una Mjurka (CA), Laura Peery (MD),  Cathy Polak (MD), Mike Poness (MD), Joe Savage (MD), Loren Scherbak (MD), Marsha Slater (VA), Iren Tete (MN), Joan Ulrich (VA), Lisa York (MD)

Invited Artists: Ben Carter (CA), Doug Casebeer (CO),  Linda Christianson (MN), Sam Chung (AZ), Josh DeWeese (MT), Terry Gess (NC) , Ryan Greenheck (PA), Kenyon Hansen (MI), Sarah Jaeger (MT), Nick Joerling (NC),  Ben Krupka (MA) ,  Jeffery Lipton (ME), Michael McCarthy (MA), Jeff Oestreich (MN),  Marsha Owen (NC), Ben Owen III (NC),  Nick Seidner (VT), Jane Shallenbarger (NY),  Laurie Shaman (IL),  Linda Sikora (NY), Gertrude Graham Smith (NC), Adero Willard (MA) and more artists will be represented.


In the SOLO, PROJECT SPACE and

COMMUNITY ARTS GALLERIES

WHEN: JANUARY 10 - MARCH 7, 2015
Opening Reception: SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 6-8 PM
Solo Gallery: MARK SHAPIRO

Community Arts Gallery: CLAY, RECOVERY, LOVE AND FORGIVENESS. Ceramic cups created by participants of TUERK HOUSE, a west-side recovery institution.

Project Space: An exhibition featuring wood fired ceramics by students of MORGAN STATE and TOWSON UNIVERSITY.


GET MORE WHEN YOU  GIVE MORE!

Clayworks recently received an additional allocation of Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC), which supports a new database that will improve efficiency, cut data entry time in half and will provide members with a faster and easier method of registering for a class or making a donation.

When you make a gift of $500 or more to Clayworks' CITC program by end of year, you will receive a 50% tax credit in addition to your regular charitable donation deduction for 2014!

We only have a small set amount left, so discuss your options today! Connect with Emily Sollenberger Dobbins for more information at emily.sollenberger@baltimoreclayworks.org or call 410 578 1919 x14.


RESIDENT ARTIST NEWS


YOSHI FUJII
and his remarkable hand carving skills will be featured in the January/February issue of Pottery Illustrated! Be sure to pick up this issue to read the five page article. Former resident artist, now associate artist, MICHELLE SWAFFORD and her gorgeous work is also highlighted in the issue!


AFTER SCHOOL &  WEEKEND CLASSES

For Children and Families

Help grow your child's imagination and artistic exploration—enroll them in a Baltimore Clayworks clay class! We offer fun and adventure in clay for ages 3  to 15. The winter and spring session has just been posted on our website, click here to see all that we have to offer!


We're excited to introduce a new series of family workshops, Observe and Create, that combines current exhibitions with clay projects. These workshops are geared towards children ages 6 to 11.


5707 SMITH AVENUE                                              MON-FRI  10AM-5PM, SAT-SUN  12-5PM  BALTIMORE MARYLAND 21209                                   
T. 410 578 1919 
F. 410 578 0058                                                                                
www.baltimoreclayworks.org

DESIGNER REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK

Designer Registration 2015

Early Registration for UNDER and Baltimore Fashion Week ends 12/31/14.
Regular Registration begins 1/1/15

 

UNDER: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Baltimore Fashion Week - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

LAST MINUTE GIFT OF THEATRE @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP

CHRISTMAS CAROLS FROM EVERYMAN THEATRE

Happy Holidays from Everyman Theatre! We're going caroling, will you join us?

"Let it Snow"

Oh the weather outside is frightful...
WATCH NOW

"Twas the Night Before Christmas"

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that the killer would just leave a pair
Of tickets to Deathtrap...
WATCH NOW

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake...
WATCH NOW

"Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel"

"I have a little dreidel
I made it out of clay"
WATCH NOW


Everyman Theatre is a professional theatre company with a resident ensemble of artists from the Baltimore/Washington area dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.

315 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201