Monday, June 30, 2014

SUMMER EVENTS @ JHU MUSEUMS

Wedding Anniversary Tea
WHEN: July 13

Celebrate the 214th wedding anniversary of Charles Carroll Jr. and Harriet Chew Carroll by savoring a traditional tea at their 1801 country house, Homewood. Learn about the lifestyle of one of early America’s most socially prominent families as you dine in the elegant reception hall, designed to be one of the coolest rooms in the house during the summer months. MORE »

 


En Plein Air Printmaking
WHEN: Through August 31

Baltimore printmaker Lorraine Imwold spent two years studying Evergreen and creating work in an outdoor studio that moved about the historic estate. This intimate exhibition of her plein air prints—inspired by the way Evergreen "introduced itself…upon each new visit"—provides a stirring visual account of the artist in dialogue with a place. MORE »

 


Summer Evening at Evergreen
WHEN: July 17

An artist’s reception for Lorraine Imwold and her exhibition En Plein Air Printmaking and a display of rare Shakespeare material from the John Work Garrett Library are highlights of this special after-hours event, which culminates in a preview of Much Ado About Nothing staged under the stars by the Shakespeare Factory. MORE »

 


Join by June 30

Two Museums
One Membership

As we approach the end of our fiscal year, there is no better time to join the University Museums. Enhance your experience of Evergreen and Homewood's collections, exhibitions, and programs by becoming a member or making a gift today. MORE »

 


JHU MUSEUMS / OPEN BY GUIDED TOUR TUESDAY–SUNDAY / MUSEUMS.JHU.EDU
HOMEWOOD MUSEUM
3400 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
410.516.5589 ·
homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu · Facebook
EVERGREEN MUSEUM & LIBRARY
4545 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21210
410.516.0341·
evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu · Facebook

SUMMER 2014 EVENTS @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Summer Reading 2014: Fizz, Boom, READ!

Fizz, Boom, Read!
Summer Reading Program for all ages
is happening now at all Pratt locations
.
More info:
prattlibrary.org/summerreading
Schedule of Summer Reading events

Writers LIVE! 

Jim Ziolkowski
Jim Ziolkowski,
Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World?

WHEN: Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room


Gerry Sandusky
Gerry Sandusky,
Forgotten Sundays: A Son's Story of Life, Loss and Love from the Sidelines of the NFL

WHEN: Wednesday, July 16, 7 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

More Writers

LIVE Music

patriotic concert
Govans Patriotic Concert
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 6 PM
WHERE: 
Govans Branch
The 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band's Brass Quartet will perform patriotic favorites

Exhibits 

Making a Difference
Making a Difference: African-American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

WHERE: Central Library Annex Gallery

 


Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II
WHERE: Central Library Second Floor Corridor Gallery

Friday, June 27, 2014

SUMMER BULL ROAST, 100 YEARS OF BABE & MORE @ THE BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM

Babe Ruth: 100 Years

The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of Ruth's entering the professional ranks of baseball by displaying never-before-seen Babe Ruth artifacts--including the official scorebook from his first professional game with the minor league Baltimore Orioles, his 1914 rookie card, the original marriage certificate from his October 17, 1914 wedding of Helen Woodford in Ellicott City, MD, one of his bats from the 1927 season when he hit a record 60 home runs, and his Catholic rosary that he carried with him until his death in 1948.

Curators Shawn Herne and Greg Schwalenberg will be on hand to offer behind-the-scenes insights on the development of the exhibit when it opens to the public on June 27.

WHERE: 216 Emory Street, Baltimore
410.727.1539

ADMISSION:
Admission is free for children 16 and under for the opening three days of the exhibition, June 27-29.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth is the most celebrated athlete in the history of American sports. During his 23-year Big League career he set 54 hitting and pitching records, and became the iconic symbol of America's 'Roaring Twenties' spirit. His enormous popularity led to the construction of Yankee Stadium, the "House that Ruth Built," while his extraordinary baseball talent helped propel the Yankees to become the most successful, recognized team in the world.


Have a Backyard Bash at the Ballpark!

You are invited to join members and friends of the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museums for a Sunday bull roast at the Yard! Before the O's take on the Yankees, have a beer and a burger with us on Camden Street.

WHEN: 4:30 to 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 13th
WHERE: the Sports Legends Museum and on Camden Street, just outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
TICKETS: Game ticket/food package ($60) or
Pre-game party only package ($30)

Call for reservations at 410.727.1539 x3051 or email johnh@baberuthmuseum.org

Fill up before the game with pre-game favorites like sausage and fried chicken, potato salad, mac and cheese, and your choice of beer, wine, soda, and water.

Don't miss the best bargain of the season! $60 per person gets full buffet access and Upper Reserve seating between home plate and third base at the 8:05 game. Already have a game ticket? No worries, ticket holders enter the bull roast at half price ($30).

See you at Camden Yards!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

THIS WEEK @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

Fri, June 27, 8 & 9:30 pm &
Sat, June 28, 8 & 9:20 pm

LEGENDARY GARY BARTZ QUARTET
Barney McAll, piano
James King, bass
Greg Bandy, drums
Gary Bartz, saxophone

Two-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Gary Bartz arrived in New York City in 1958 to attend Juiliard Conservatory of Music. “It was a very good time for the music in New York, at the end of what had been referred to in the press as the be-­bop era”, says Bartz. “Charlie Parker had passed away three years previously, but Miles’ group was in its heyday, Monk was down at the Five Spot and Ornette was just coming to town. Things were fresh.”

In 1964, he began performing and touring with the Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln group and quickly established himself as the most promising alto voice since Caannonball Adderley. He joined Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers featuring Lee Morgan, making his 1965 recording debut on Blakey’s  Soulfinger, with the two trumpets of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard.

From 1962-64, Gary became a part of Charlie Mingus’ Workshop and began practicing regularly with fellow member of the horn section, Eric Dolphy. In 1968, he began an association with McCoy Tyner, which continues to this day. In the ‘70s, he toured in recoded with Miles Davis and fronted his own NTU Troop. He continued to tour and record extensively, and established his own recording label in 1997.

Gary has been the Professor of saxophone at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio for ten years. He continues to tour with his own group and is working on material for a new group which will include his son Akim “Keem” Bartz. He also tours with McCoy Tyner and has been performing with The Roots on special occasions.With over 40 recordings as a leader (as well as over 200 recordings as a guest artist with others), Gary Bartz has taken his rightful place in the pantheon of music greats.

TICKETS: : $30 in advance/$33 at door/$10 full-time students with ID; Seniors: $20 in advance/$ 23 at door


Sunday, June 29, 4 PM
ALON NECHUSHTAN & VENTURE BOUND CD RELEASE TOUR
Winner of 2012 “best Jazz trio album”— independent music awards
Michael O'Brien – bass
Franco Pinna – drums
+ Special Guests

Each new album by Alon Nechushtan offers a fresh glimpse at his diverse and complex musical personality, which seems to be able to encompass a vast, cross-genre richness, which eventually becomes his very own. The most amazing quality of his is that he always sounds as if he already played this or that specific sub-genre for years, whereas in fact a comprehensive knowledge of his output so far reveals that he is probably one of the most chameleonic Jazz musicians around.

The quality of players he selects as his partners, the wonderful technical qualities, the incredible melodic wealth and above all the ability to communicate with his fellow musicians and his public alike are a direct result of this honesty. Nechushtan's music is always an amalgam of influences: first and foremost Jewish music in all forms and shapes, but also the endless varieties of the Jazz Art Form, which together create the new "Jewish Jazz" phenomenon, —Adam Baruch, Kiriat Haim, February 2014

TICKETS:: $10 in advance/$13 at door


CHECK OUT OUR HOT JULY LINEUP!

Wed, July 2, 7:30 PM
HESPERUS play The Mark of Zoro
Silent Film with Live Musical Score
Tina Chancey, renaissance fiddle and viol

Nell Snaidas, soprano
Grant Herreid, vihuela and baroque guitar
John Tyson, recorders and krumhorn
Brian Kay, lute

A showing of Douglas Fairbanks' 1920 classic silent film, The Mark of Zorro, with a LIVE score of Spanish renaissance and Colonial music played by HESPERUS.

TICKETS:: $10 in advance/$13 at door/$8 full-time students with ID


Sat, July 5, 8 & 9:30 PM
BENITO GONZALEZ SOLO JAZZ PIANO

Born into a family of Venezuelan folk musicians, jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez has always had a deep rooted appreciation for pastimes and traditions. Today, as a rising star of one of America’s finest musical traditions, Gonzalez has come to his current status by following in the footsteps of jazz’s ancestral forebears. The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz makes this passionate performer an audience favorite all over the world.

TICKETS:: $15 in advance/$18 the door/$10 students


Fri, July 11, 8 & 9:30 PM
Teri Roiger and DEAR ABBEY:
The Music of Abbey Lincoln

Celebrating the release of her new CD
Teri Roiger (voice)

John Menegon (bass)
Cesar Orozco (piano)

Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor of the New York City Jazz Record, chose DEAR ABBEY as one of his favorite vocal releases in the Jazz Journalist Association’s “best of” list for 2012, and it is featured as one of the five best tribute releases of 2012 in NYC Jazz Record’s January 2013 issue.

TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

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

DISCOUNT PARKING
Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.

LAUGH ALL WEEKEND AS B.I.G. BIDS LONG-TIME IMPROVISOR FAREWELL

A Farewell to Fred

Come to long-time BIGgie Fred Lohr's Friday farewell show!

That gentleman on the right in the above photo might look serious, but he's one of the funniest and most talented members of BIG!

Friday's show features some hilarious troupes starring Fred, including two special performances by reunited troupes!

Come say goodbye to Fred as he and his wife/former BIG president Alison Lohr head off to London.

WHEN: 8 PM, Friday, June 27
WHERE:
Fells Point Corner Theater (251 S. Ann Street)
GET TICKETS!

Saturday Night Hilarity

Come in out of the humidity and into our silly arms!

This weekend's Saturday night show features a gaggle of improv comedy troupes! First off, special guests Quattro Formaggio from Frederick will get it all started. Then get ready for BIG hysterics with Your New Dad, Population: Six, and Gus.

WHEN: 8 PM, Saturday, June 28
WHERE:
Fells Point Corner Theater, 251 S. Anne Street
GET TICKETS!

5th ANNUAL COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: IT’S FREE!

5th Annual Community Appreciation Day
Saturday, June 28, Noon-4:00 PM
FREE

Join us for our 5th Annual Community Appreciation Day THIS SATURDAY from NOON until 4:00 PM in conjunction with the Montgomery County Heritage Days Celebration.

TOUR SCHEDULE
Join us for a backstage tour of the Olney Theatre Center campus. Tours begin at 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM beginning in the Historic Lobby.


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Olney Theatre Center’s concessions will be open with snacks and ice cream for purchase.

 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BLACK COMEDY OPENS @ SPOTLIGHTERS JULY 4TH

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GOD OF CARNAGE
by Yasmina Reza
directed by Greg Bell

WHEN: July 4 - July 27;   Fri & Sat at 8 PM; Sun at 2 PM
WHERE: 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore
TICKETS:
Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students & Military $16
Order your tickets online at
www.spotlighters.org or call 410.752.122


 

Featuring

  • Margaret Condon
  • Holly E. Gibbs
  • Dan Collins
  • Michael W. Tan

A dark, voyeuristic pleasure: watching the verbal battle which unfolds during Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage. We get to watch the characters' unravel their dark sides, despite their diplomatic intentions. We get to behold adults who act like rude, petulant children. However, if we watch closely, we might see a bit of ourselves.

Parental Advisory: not suitable for children under age 12 years.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SUMMER FUSING CLASSES at CORRADETTI GLASS STUDIO

Treat yourself to a glass art class!

Glass fusing requires no experience, bring your creative self to Corradettti studio and we'll provide everything else. Have fun while you make one of the fusing projects below. Register online now to attend, space is limited.

Sat, July 19: fused & slumped glass tray class

Sat, July 26: fused tiles / sun catcher class

Sat, August 2: fused & slumped soap dish / tray class

Sat, September 6: art of making fused glass jewelry 


Click here for class descriptions & registration


WE'VE GOT YOUR WEDDING GIFTS 

Visit the Corradetti Glass Galleries in Clipper Mill & Hunt Valley this Summer and see all new signature blown drinking glasses, jewelry, stunning bowls & vases.

Find the perfect pieces for gifts, home or office...all made with love in Baltimore

 


GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR CLASSES

A hot gift item—a glass workshop experience they'll never forget!

Purchase gift certificates good toward online registrations into all classes & workshops we offer. Purchase in any dollar amount—use until it's gone. PayPal keeps track of your balance and there's no expiration date. Gift certificates can be found at the bottom of most pages on our website. 

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www.corradetti.com

“AVENUE Q” EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 13 @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Due to Popular Demand
AVENUE Q

Extended Thru July 13
Buy Tickets

 

Don't miss this summer's hilariously hot hit!

"Olney's 'Q' Rating is an A"- The Washington Post
Click
here to read the article

"The bawdy puppet musical provides plenty of adults-only laughs."- Washingtonian
Click here to read the article

"glorious and laugh-out-loud funny”- DC Theatre Scene
Click here to read the article

FINAL WEEKS FOR “THE EXONERATED” @ VAGABOND PLAYERS

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Cast of ExoneratedTHE EXONERATED
a moving, real-life drama by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
Directed by Josh Shoemaker

WHEN: June 27, 28, 29 and July 5 ,6; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM. There is no performance on Friday, July 4.
WHERE: Located at 806 S. Broadway in Fells Point, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons.
TICKETS: $10-$18
Tickets can be purchased on line at
www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door; special rates for groups are available on line.
Friday night performances feature special pricing of $10 for students and $15 for everyone else.

This award-winning docudrama directed by Josh Shoemaker intertwines the true stories of six death row inmates who are proven innocent before they are executed. More importantly, it poses the question: how many innocent have not been as fortunate? The Exonerated is a provocative and unforgettable theater-going experience. This production has received accolades for its staging and characterization.

The cast includes: Doug W. Goldman, Don Kammann, Don K. Murray, Tyrone Requer, Beverly Shannon, and David Shoemaker as the exonerated and Christen N. Cromwell, Tim Evans, Justin Johnson and Annette Mooney Wasno as an ensemble of characters.

The Exonerated contains strong language and is therefore recommended for mature audiences.

Photo credits: photography by Tom Lauer
 
Image: The Cast of The Exonerated:Doug W. Goldman, Don Kammann, Don K. Murray, Tyrone Requer, Beverly Shannon, and David Shoemaker as the exonerated and Christen N. Cromwell, Tim Evans, Justin Johnson and Annette Mooney Wasno as an ensemble of characters.

GREAT MUSIC @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COMING UP

Kristen Toedtman's CD Release w/ Special Guest Abby Mott
WHEN: Friday, June 27, 8 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $15, $12 members

With a voice described as “champagne & chocolate,” Kristen Toedtman plays music with its roots in many pots: pop, jazz, Latin, soul, rock, R&B. The singer/songwriter’s new 2-disc set reflects her roots in two places she calls home: Baltimore and Los Angeles. Kristen enlisted bandleader Chris Pumphrey (Baltimore Afrobeat Society, Financial Group) to capture the R&B and soul elements of her new songs with some of the best musicians in Baltimore. Side One: Baltimore was recorded live with a choir of horns and voices added later. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Kristen continues to work with Al Sgro (Joe Purdy, Gary Jules), mixing the Baltimore tracks and creating Side Two: Los Angeles.

"Singer/songwriter Kristen Toedtman currently splits her time between Baltimore and Los Angeles. Out on the West Coast, she keeps busy as a session singer and a choir leader.  But she frequently heads back East to perform with the local super-group she helped to found, The Baltimore Afrobeat Society. Next Friday, Toedtman will be here in town at the Patterson Theatre to celebrate the release of her new solo EP, Limbo. Back in 2013, when she was in town recording the album, she dropped in to the WYPR studios for a visit with The Signal’s Aaron Henkin."
Interview on NPR

Event Link: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2014/kristen-toedtmans-cd-release-special-guest-abby-mott

The Nighthawks
444 Release Party w/ Clarence “Bluesman” Turner

WHEN: Thursday, July 3, 8:30 PM
TICKETS:
$14; $12 members

Celebrate the 4th with one of the country’s greatest all-American/Americana roots blues bands! The Nighthawks premiere their new disc 444 with special guest artist, DC’s fave blues guitarist Clarence Turner. Expect high-energy rockin’ DANCEABLE blues!

444 is a rich American stew of blues, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and roadhouse country music. In one of the most dynamic live performances, the ‘Hawks play from 444, an organic mix of originals and classic cover tunes. Some are well known, like Muddy Waters’ Louisiana Blues, and some more obscure, like the Du Droppers’ Walk That Walk. Mark Wenner’s Honky Tonk Queen is an original that sounds as if it could have come from an old Rolling Stones’ session outtake. From there the disc ranges from early Elvis songs to a blue grass influenced number.

On the ‘Hawks last disc….“one of the best roots records of the year from a bunch of blues-tinged roaddawgs who still know how to rock.” – No Depression

Event Link:
http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2014/nighthawks

 

WinoVino w/ Charm City Klezmer

WHEN: Thursday, July 10, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$12; $10 members

Austin's WinoVino ("why-no-vee-no") has earned the attention of discriminating musicphiles with their refined blend of salty lyrics, bawdy Prohibition-era cabaret, and Eastern European folk music. With vibrant melodies and marvelously florid tempos, these charming miscreants include multiple vocalists, and they also play guitar, fiddle, accordion, sousaphone, trombone, trumpet, drums, washboards, hubcaps, occasionally banjo, and the odd unicycle.

With their love of folk music from around the world and repertoire of traditional songs, as well as high-energy, danceable originals, WinoVino creates a fun danceable playground for their sweaty fans.

Baltimore’s own Charm City Klezmer, the most unorthodox of klezmer bands, offers mad fun dance songs with Judith directing the circle dances, from amped up traditional klezmer to klezmer fallen into a vat of high-energy jazz or pumpin’ James Brown. All of which coalesces to create a cheerful musical mash for a bunch of lucky fans. We have room for sitting and dancing.

“… Austin [has]a tight knit community of Pre-Folk players…upending the city’s sound with wild Appalachian stomps and Old World odes….Among the forefront is Wino Vino, an octet that unleashes ribald gypsy anthems that meld  Balkan flair with fervent energy and attitude as their stellar musicianship brings the Old World anachronistically to bear on the modern.”– Austin Sound

Event Link:
http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2014/wino-vino-charm-city-klezmer

PARTY AT THE PATTERSON | PIE!

  • Rodney "Pie Man" Henry
  • The Cold-Cold Heartbreakers
  • Seak K. Preston
  • Rodney Henry's son Waylon James opens!

WHEN: Friday, July 11; 7:30 PM doors open & outside fun; 9 PM Bands
TICKETS:
Advance $12; $7 members (no ticketing fees online); At the door $15, $10 members

A celebration of PIE! Get ready for a building wide event, with roller girls, pie tasting contest with Baltimore’s own Pie Man Rodney Henry, vintage clothes, open studios, sweets and treats, Baltimore artists and vendors, and so much more!

DON'T MISS:
Pie Tasting Contest
The Charm City Roller Girls
Go-Go's Retread Threads | Vintage Clothing Bus
Kinver Edge Pinnies | Handcrafted reversible hostess aprons
Lucky Cup Espresso Truck

 

Joy Ike w/ Ruut & LEA

WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 7:30 PM
TICKETS:
$14, $12 members

We showcase new work by women singers/songwriters. Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing has drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and Fiona Apple. Her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

The granddaughter of a famous opera composer, Ruut grew up in Finland, moved to Budapest, and as a girl came to Nashville, New York, and LA with her accomplished songs and keyboard expertise. Washington DC-based singer/songwriter LEA describes her music as SoulFolk, a seamless blend of gospel, jazz, country, R&B, and contemporary folk. LEA has shared the stage with everyone from Dar Williams to Mavis Staples, and the legendary Odetta.

Describing Joy Ike… “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complimented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop… a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small." – NPR’s All Things Considered

Of Rutt’s songwriting...
"powerful, moody, talented, unique and, above all else, smart.”
– Frederick News Post

Event Listing:
http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2014/joy-ike-w-ruut-lea

Monday, June 23, 2014

2ND EXHIBITION ABOUT THE U.S. FLAG OPENS JULY 4 @ REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

Reginald Lewis Museum & Star-Spangled Banner Flag House unite to present an Exhibition about the U.S. Flag opening the week of Independence Day

Together We Stand by Ann Marie Williams

For Whom It Stands, TOO
the companion exhibition to For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People
WHEN: July 1 - September 14, 2014
WHERE:
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
For more information: 
rflewismuseum.org

Image: Together We Stand by Ann Marie Williams

For Whom It Stands, TOO opens at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore, Maryland in time for Independence Day. The exhibition presents thought-provoking flag art that accompanies For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, the critically-acclaimed exhibition at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

For Whom It Stands, TOO features more than 20 works by artists from around the country and many from Maryland. It is the culmination of an open call issued by the African American museum, in conjunction with the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner and our national anthem. This is a first-time collaboration on an exhibition between the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. 

"We saw the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House as the perfect site to host the exhibition. The two museums sit next door to each other. So, there was already a geographic tie. Now there is this thematic one as well," says Asantewa Boakyewa, Associate Curator at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and curator of For Whom It Stands, TOO

The Flag House and the museum also share a link through the story of Grace Wisher, a 13 year-old African American indentured servant. The Flag House was the home of Mary Pickersgill, who created the original Star-Spangled Banner. Wisher worked in the household and helped create the flag that became a national icon. The African American girl is the inspiration for the For Whom It Stands exhibition.

The works in For Whom It Stands, TOO express affection for this country, as well as critique. "Since it is the people who infuse the U.S. flag with its meaning, we wanted to ensure community involvement in a show about flag art by holding an open call," says Boakyewa. Black Flag, by Maryland artist Scott Ponemone, depicts people of different races, united in protest on the National Mall against the Gulf War. Cynthia Farrell Johnson's painting A Time to Mourn remembers Afghan war veterans. 

There are works of optimism and personal reflection. Dr. Joan Gaither, a noted quilt artist, contributed her work Freedom: Our Stories, One History; My Decades Series Quilt #9 to the show. The intricate and dazzling work is from her series "My Decades," where the artist created a quilt about each decade of her life. In quilt #9, Gaither mixes stories of her life with historic figures, such as a Black Panther leader, and U.S. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell. View works from the show.

About For Whom It Stands
The exhibition explores the U.S. flag and the diversity of Americans for whom the flag stands, as represented through artwork, photographs, and artifacts. It was named a "Top 10 Must-See Exhibit" of this summer by USA Today.
Learn more.

About the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
The historic house museum was once home to Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed the original Star-Spangled Banner flag that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the national anthem lyrics. Visitors can learn first-hand about Mary, her family and friends what life was like in the 19th century. Immersive activities let children and families experience the era for themselves.

About the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is Baltimore's premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland's African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast's largest African American museum, occupying an 82,000 square-foot facility with ample permanent and special exhibition space, interactive learning environments, auditorium, resource center, oral history recording studio, museum shop, café, classrooms, meeting rooms, outside terrace and reception areas. The museum is located near Baltimore's Inner Harbor at the corner of Pratt and President Streets. The museum is also accessible on Baltimore's Charm City Circulator Orange and Green Routes. For more information, please call 443-263-1800 or visit
www.RFLewisMuseum.org

This exhibition has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.

YOUNG ACTORS ACADEMY REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 29TH

spotlight theater logo.2014 YOUNG ACTORS ACADEMY

Lower School Academy - 2014  (grades k - 5)
Four one week modules are designed to provide an approach to acting, play writing, and the general craft of storytelling; students come away with notions of dramatic structure, character development, monologue and scene work, and more.
WHEN: Monday - Friday;  9 AM – 4 PM
     Module 1:   July 7 - 11 
     Module 2:   July 14 - 18
     Module 3:   July 21 - 25
     Module 4:   July 28 - Aug 1
Register for one session or for all four.
TUITION: $250 per session, Or for all four, for a total of $795
Returning Students contact the theatre for information on Returning Student Rate.
Performances each Friday at 5:30 PM.

Upper School Academy - 2014  (grades 6 - 12)
A four-week theatre intensive providing a range of education for both the
Classical Theatre student and the Musical Theatre student.

  • Classical Theatre students will have workshops in Acting Methods, Improv, Stage Combat, Movement and Make-up.
  • Musical Theatre students will have workshops in Voice, Dance, Music Reading, Stage Combat and Make-up.

WHEN: Monday - Friday; 9 AM – 4 PM; July 7 - Aug 1, 2014
Register for either Classical Theatre Academy or Musical Theatre Academy
TUITION: $995 for the entire 4 weeks.
A Performance Showcase will be presented Friday & Saturday, Aug 1 & 2 at 8 PM and Sunday, Aug 3 at 3 PM.  All tickets $10.

To Register for the Summer Young Actors Academy, complete the Registration Forms available online at:  http://www.spotlighters.org/summer-young-actors-academy.html  

You will need to use Adobe Reader to download and print the Registration Forms.

Mail:     Spotlighters Theatre   817 Saint Paul Street   Baltimore, MD 21202 Email:   Academy@spotlighters.org  or
FAX:      410.752.1299
Payments:  Checks (payable to Spotlighters Theatre), Credit Cards, or Cash.  Do Not send Cash by Mail.

About the Summer Young Actors Academy
Training young actors for the stage and theatre through an academic and conservatory approach.         

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

What we are: A summer theatre intensive that offers theatre education and training to youth in the Baltimore metro area. The program was designed by local theatre professionals with input from local college and university theatre educators. Our three-to-five week camp is for the serious young actor, who wants to have fun!! 

"I worked with dedicated professionals, students from different backgrounds and learned so much in so many ways."

Who we are: Educational and theatrical professionals dedicated to providing a concentrated curriculum in the knowledge, skills, and practices for powerful theatre. Our staff is comprised of teaching artists and master class instructors that work in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, as well as at local, regional, and LORT Theatres. Their wealth of experience in the classroom and the theatre give our young actors extraordinary opportunities to gain new insight into plays and character development, while polishing their fundamental talents.

"Throughout the five week program, Lashay has learned and accomplished many techniques that have redefined her theatre acting and stage skills."

The Upper School Young Actors Academy provides an age-appropriate conservatory model, giving students an intellectual as well as practical approach to the craft of acting. Young Actors spend over 130 hours in both the classroom and in scene study to understand the methods of acting, the historical context of theatre from a global perspective, and a vast array of workshops.

"The Young Actors Academy is a great way to learn how to be an actor and how to improve your skills as an actor."

REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR MEDIEVAL FUN @ EVERYMAN THEATRE THIS JULY

Dragons and knights and fairies...oh my!

Explore a magical, medieval world at Everyman Theatre this summer!

Over three Saturday sessions (July 12, 19 and 26), your young artists will build collaborative skills, engage in character building and storytelling, create fun costumes and props, and share improvised scenes all inspired by the imaginary world of dragons, knights and fairies.

WHERE: Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD
AGES: 5 - 9
TUITION: $75
TEACHING ARTIST:
Marianne Angelella

REGISTER HERE

410.752.2208
everymantheatre.org

EXHIBITS & CLASSES & A POP-UP GALLERY BY BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

SOCIAL FABRIC
KEVIN ROHDE

WHEN: JUNE 27-AUGUST 9; OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 6-8 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION:
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2013-2014 Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist, Kevin Rohde, will exhibit figurative sculptures that he created on site. Each figure is poised in anticipation, caught in a moment of confrontation with the unknown. The work deeply examines what it is to be human and further explores how we relate to one another and fit into our culture. He will also introduce new ceramic work that focuses on fabric as a singular theme. Fabric is a very important cultural signifier that Rohde uses as a metaphor to discuss our relationships and the greater world in which we live.

This exhibition is the culmination of Kevin Rohde's fellowship year. We are pleased to announce that Kevin will stay on as a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks.

SOLO GALLERY:  Ceramic sgraffito artist, Rebecca Grant, winner of the 2013 Cup Benefit show, will exhibit her functional porcelain pottery.


WORKSHOP with BRYAN HOPKINS

PORCELAIN VESSELS: From Function to Dysfunction

WHEN: WS03 - Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM, August 16 & 17, 2014

In this hands-on workshop participants will push their creative limits, as well as the physical limits of porcelain. Porcelain will be used and exploited for its unique and amazing plastic and fired qualities. Bryan will demonstrate his methods for combining wheel-thrown elements to create unique utilitarian forms and vessels. Participants will investigate a range of surface textures and construction methods through the use of bisque molds, x-Acto knives, wood carving tools and water etching. Click here to read more and register for this incredible workshop!


Dig Your Hands In...

CLAY!

Basic Wheel Sampler: a wheel tease
WHEN: Mondays, 7-10 PM, June 16 - July 7  or Thursdays, 7-10 PM, July 17 - August 7
Instructor: Adam Sampson

This course offers new students a 4-week introduction to the potter's wheel. This class is designed for those students who are unable to commit to a full length class but still wish to have an extended studio clay experience. Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and bowl forms, trimming and adding handles.

Narrative Hand-building Sampler

WHEN: Sundays, 6-9 PM, July 20 - August 10
Instructor: Katherine Lee
This 4-week course will encourage artists to explore personal symbols and memories, transforming them into ceramic expression. Delving into images gleaned from the ordinary objects that one is drawn to, an artist can develop a visual vocabulary of forms and textures to then sculpt their story.



Best Impressions: Bisque & Foam Stamps
WHEN: Mondays, 7-10 PM, July 21 - August 11    
Instructor: Mary Cloonan
Stamp out boring surfaces! Texture provides a rich playground for glazes to explore. In this 4-week course students will create a personal library of stamps to enrich their ceramic practice. We will explore methods of making bisque sprig molds and hand-carve clay stamps: cylinder, balls, mushrooms and blocks. We will find new ways to employ craft foam, wood and Soft-Kut printing blocks. Discussion and the use of found objects will also be covered.

Try It!: Potter's Wheel
WHEN: July 13, Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Instructor:
Kathy Lee
One day. Three hours.  A creative way to spend the afternoon!  Experiment and explore in one of these weekend sessions for adults who are curious about the potter's wheel.  Participants will cover methods of centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms.  Invite your friends to join you - the perfect use of a weekend afternoon.



POP ON OVER!

To Our New Community Arts Pop-Up Gallery


WHERE: 2116 North Charles Street

Community Arts has a pop-up gallery and studio for the month of June in Old Goucher!

On Friday, June 20 and 27 from 5-8 PM we'll have clay demonstrations, Buy a Cup, Give a Class cups for sale and take-home kits for young people!

Photo courtesy of http://livebaltimore.com

SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH SPECIAL EXHIBIT

CoLab

www.school33.org

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
443.263.4350

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