Friday, August 28, 2015


Images left to right: Errol S. Willett, Scott Ziegler, and Eileen Greene Braun



Baltimore Clayworks'


In the Galleries: Malcolm Davis Tribute, Refugee Youth Project, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Partner Show

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to announce its 35TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW and three new exhibitions in our galleries starting September 4 at 6PM. The opening reception is Friday, September 4 from 6-8PM. This event is free and open to the public. 

The anniversary exhibition, juried by co-founder and former executive director Deborah Bedwell, will represent 35 years of high quality ceramic arts programming by including the ceramic works of the founding artists and past and present resident artists, workshop artists, interns, exhibitors and students. We are very excited to showcase functional and sculptural ceramics by the talented artists who have contributed greatly to the Baltimore Clayworks' story!  This exhibition will be up through October 9th.  

FEATURED ARTISTS: Elka Adamowicz (MD), Adrian Arleo (MT), John Arnot (NY), Ronni Aronin (MD), Lorna Awalt (MD), Posey Bacopoulos (NY), Doug Baldwin (MT), Patty Bilbro (MD),  Brad Blair (MD), Margaret Boozer (DC), Lucy Breslin (ME), Angelique Brickner (NC), Jessica Broad (GA), Carol Brody (NY), Patrick Timothy Caughey (MD), Ray Chen (ME), Bede Clarke (MO), Richard Cleaver (MD), Mary K. Cloonan (MD),  Jean Cohen (MD), Laura Cohen (MD), Christopher Corson, (MD), Boyce Covert (GA), Cynthia Deitch (DC), Blaise DePaolo (MD), Paul Donnelly (MO), Scott Dooley (OH), Jim Dugan (MD), Trevor Dunn (FL), Lynn Duryea (ME),  Irina Elashvili (MD), David Epstein (MD), Brooke Evans (NY), Nicole Fall (MD),Ben Freund (MD), Yoshi Fujii (MD), Julia Galloway (MT), John Gazurian (MD), Tina Gebhart (PA), Susan Gladstone (MD), Carol Grant (MD),  Krista Grecco (GA), Eileen Greene Braun (GA), Jewell Gross Brennerman (VA), Pat Halle (MD), Mia Halton (MD), Rain Harris (MO), Aisha Harrison (MO), Craig Hartenberger (MO), Ann Hazels (CA), Stephen Heywood (FL), Steve Hilton (TX), Gregory Holmes (MD), Richard Holt (MD), Bryan Hopkins (NY),  Matthew Hyleck (MD), Walter Hyleck (KY), Shin Yeon Jeon (MD), Nick Joerling (NC), Mark Johnson (ME), Suzanne Kent (MD),  Kristen Kieffer (MA), Jessica Knapp (OH), Trisha Kyner (MD), Stephen Lally (VA), Martina Lantin (VT), Haejung Lee (LA), Glynnis Lessing (MN), Suze Lindsay (MN), Elizabeth Lockett (MD),  Rebecca Lowery (IN), Allison Luce (NC), Rachel Lundak (MD), Frank Richard Martinn (TN), Laura Jean McLaughlin (PA), Brad McLemore (OR), Paul McMullan (NH), Sonya Meeker (MD), Ron Meyers (GA), Leigh Taylor Mickelson (NY), Abigail Milner (MD), Matthew Mitros (AL), Lynne Molner (MD), Nancy Nasrallah (MD), Antoinette Nero (MD), Brooke Noble (NY), Lisa Orr (TX), Helen Otterson (ND), Michael Poness (MD), Nick Ramey (MD), Theresa Reuter (MD), Maman Rikin (MD), Kevin Rohde (MD), Suzan Rouse (MD), Gary Schlappal (MD), Volker Schoenfleiss (MD), Pat Scull (NC), Mark Shapiro (MA), Janathal Shaw (MD), Tim Sherman (VA), Debbie Sigel (PA), Marsha Slater (VA), Collette Smith (NJ), Kevin Snipes (OH), Marlene Sokoloski-Sandler (MD), Missy Steele (MD), Anthony Stellaccio (MD), Kourtney Stone (MD), Charlie Tefft (NC), Jeremy Wallace (MD), Sam Wallace (MD), Julia Walther (DC), Lars Westby (MD), Errol Willett (NY), Travis Winters (MD), Denise Woodward-Detrich (SC), Scott Ziegler (NC).

A special exhibition in our Solo Gallery will honor the life and work of ceramic artist Malcolm Davis. Davis became a full-time studio potter in 1984 when he left his previous life as campus minister. Davis is internationally recognized for his eponymous carbon-trap Shino, present in studios across the country and for his wit and warm mentorship. As a former resident during the early years of Baltimore Clayworks, he developed his famous surface here and continued to share his knowledge through writing, teaching and exhibiting. "What we do with the clay," he said in 2010, "what we create with our hands, what we offer from our spirits may not end racism or stop injustice, but it may just help keep our culture human."

In partnership with Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, we are excited to present the work of several talented artists who have studios at this facility. Clayworks' Project Space will feature artwork by Kathryn Holt (digital art & mixed medium), Janet Little Jeffers (photography), Kate Jurney (mixed medium), Elizabeth Sullivan (oil/acrylic abstracts). Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is located in the heart of downtown Baltimore and was renovated in 2008 into a tower for visual and literary artists.

In the Community Arts Gallery, see artwork created by refugee youth from one of our community arts partners—Baltimore City Community College's Refugee Youth Project (RYP). The RYP currently serves more than 300 refugees between the ages of 4 and 21 from over 17 countries.

*These three exhibitions close a week earlier, on October 3rd, than the main exhibition.

And don't miss the grand re-opening of The Shop at Clayworks where Baltimore buys craft on September 18th at 6pm. The newly revamped shop now includes contemporary crafts, in addition to the high quality ceramics we have always carried, gifts and more.

Images left to right: Malcolm Davis, Kathryn Holt, mandalas created by RYP students at Moravia Park Primary School

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another.  This organization offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community.  Gallery hours are 10AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday, and 12-5PM Saturday through Sunday.  For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410-578-1919 or visit our website,

Thursday, August 27, 2015




An all star line up of musicians brought together by Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid. Opening from Baltimore, Liz Durrette!

WHEN: SATURDAY - August 29th, 8:00pm doors, 8:30pm show
Red Room,  425 E 31st Street, Baltimore

Tomeka Reid (cello)
Jason Roebke (bass)
Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

“Sunday afternoon, on only their second gig, cellist Tomeka Reid’s quartet sounded like a seasoned band. Chicago’s Reid and bassist Jason Roebke blend well, plucking or bowing. Their East Coast allies are Mary Halvorson on guitar, and bow-tied drummer Tomas Fujiwara who started the set playing a South Side blues shuffle — a hipper way to say “Hello Chicago.” The band’s a great vehicle for Halvorson, playing her warped take on traditional jazz guitar with more of a swing feel than usual.” –Kevin Whitehead

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Greater Tuna PosterThe Vagabond Players, America's oldest continuously operating little theatre,  proudly opens its 100th Season with the larger-than-real life-comedy

Greater Tuna
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard and directed by Anthony Lane Hinkle

WHEN: September 4, running weekends through September 27. Friday and Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM
WHERE: Located at 806 S. Broadway, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons.
TICKETS: $15-$20; special rates for groups available on line. Friday night performances feature special pricing of $15 for everyone. Plus, there is a $10 Thursday on Broadway! Performance on September 24th.
Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door

Steven Shriner and Brian M. Kehoe portray 20 dysfunctional citizens of Greater Tuna, proudly the third smallest town in Texas. They play them all:  bigots, zealots, hippies, sheriffs, you name its. The audience can hardly breath from laughing.

This show was a tremendous hit  during the Vagabonds' 81st season in 1996-97, and it is sure to be a repeat blockbuster. Put on your hat and get ye to the show.



The Fleshtones
with Dot Dash
WHEN: SAT AUG 29 | 8pm 
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Since 1976, THE FLESHTONES have been blending Rock & Roll and R&B, serving it across the globe with smiles, attitude, and sweat, and calling it SUPER ROCK! Tickets & Info

City Paper Interactive Movie Night

The Goonies

FRI AUG 28; 7:30pm mingle | 8pm movie

Dress like your favorite Goonie, shout the lines, play games, enter the Truffle Shuffle dance contest, imbibe One Eyed Willy drink specials, and win stuff! We're making Goonies a wild interactive movie night! Tickets & Info


Town Mountain w/ The High and Wides

(Feat: members of Chester River Runoff)

WED SEP 2 | 8pm

Town Mountain have tapped into a ragged hard drivin’ bluegrass country sound with tight vocal harmonies, a honky-tonk edge and barroom swagger. Tickets & Info


Film Screening

Sin Nombre

THU SEP 3 | 7:30pm

Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father who intends to immigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Tickets & Info


Marian Mclaughlin

w/ Canopy & Paint Branch

FRI SEP 4 | 8pm

Celebrate the release of Spirit House, an adventurous and original endeavor bringing together folk rock, chamber music, and lyrical vision with Marian, double bassist and arranger Ethan Foote, and their 9-piece chamber ensemble. Tickets & Info


Marquee Lounge

Noches Acusticas: De Sivar y la Mitad del Mundo

FRI AUG 28 | 9:30-11:30pm 

Marquee Lounge hosts our monthly Latino music scene! Info


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

Friday, August 28 - 8 & 9:30 pm
Brandon Woody Quintet

Brandon Woody - Trumpet
Elijah Cole - Guitar
Christopher Frick - Piano
Samuel Worthington- Bass
Christopher Latona - Drums

TICKETS: $10 in advance/$13 at door

Brandon Woody is a jazz trumpeter from the Charm City, has been here all of his life. Brandon currently is a senior at Baltimore School for the arts. It all started for him in about 3rd grade when he got to study with his first mentor Craig Alston, it gave him such an exciment for the music, in general. Over the years his love for music developed and got more serious every year. After that he was excepted into the peabody preparatory.

Throughout middle school he was in all the city-wide high school honor bands. Then he had gotten in to BSA, and this was really important in his maturing. Throughout his freshman to junior career, he attended several vigorous high school programs for example, the Berklee Jazz Workshop, Grammy Camp, Jazz Band of America. He has studied, performed or played with the following, Terri Lyne Carrington, Alex Norris, Dontae Winslow, Andrew Balio, Paul Carr, Ian Sims, Blake Meister, Craig Alston, Warren Wolf and many more. He says, " Even though I want to make a living off of jazz, I still love all types of music, especially classical!" He was won the Concerto Competition at Peabody, and is in several orchestras, chamber, wind ensembles, that make him a better player all around. Woody has performed in some of Americas best venues, he has performed at Bohemian Caverns, Jazz at Lincoln Center multiple times. Woody was just selected to be Baltimore’s Rising Artist. The Examiner - " The next Diz”

Saturday, August 29, 2015 – 5 pm
Michael Sheppard, Piano
Improvisation Concert

ADMISSION: This concert is free; $10 suggested donation

Already known as a pianist of dazzling virtuosity and penetrating musicianship, Michael Sheppard is also spreading his wings as a composer, arranger and transcriber. Trained by the legendary Leon Fleisher and the scholarly but passionate Ann Schein at the Peabody Conservatory, Michael was selected by the American Pianists Association as a Classical Fellow. This designation led to the recording of his Harmonia Mundi CD of 2007 and in late 2012 another recording will be released by Azica, a Cleveland-based label distributed worldwide by Naxos Records.

The APA fellowship provided a tour of Southern Asia and the Middle East, done in collaboration with the US Department of State. During this tour, he performed with numerous national orchestras, played chamber music with resident ensembles, and played in solo recitals as well as diplomatic events. He additionally found time to do master classes and conducted informal presentations in secondary schools and universities.

Back in the US, Mr. Sheppard made his debut at the Kennedy Center and has since performed standard piano repertoire with numerous orchestras nationwide in addition to recitals, more master classes, broadcasts and chamber performances as a member of the Monument Trio. He has returned to Asia, Europe and performed at Carnegie Hall as well. Receiver of a Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship and another from the LaGesse Foundation, Sheppard took a major prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs National Competition.

As an interpreter of great acclaim of operatic transcriptions and musical theater scores, Michael Sheppard today stands at a crossroads, spending large amounts of time writing as well as performing and teaching. He has worked closely with fellow composers John Corigliano, Christopher Theofanidis, Michael Hersch, Robert Sirota and with the late Nicholas Maw, demonstrating a deep love of new music. His catalogue of works, numbering in the dozens, is about to be published and marketed by a new entrepreneurial music publishing company beginning in the fall of 2012.

Michael Sheppard is a native of Philadelphia and resides in Baltimore where he often enjoys performing chamber music with Baltimore Symphony Principal cellist Dariusz Skorazewski and Hong Kong Philharmonic Concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich in the Monument Trio. He is also a teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

Sunny Cowell CD Release Concert & Party

Sunny Cowell, voice & guitar
Special guest, Stanley Cowell, piano

Join us for a reception following the show

TICKETS: $15 (includes show, reception and a CD)

Growing up in the household of her jazz composer and musician father, Stanley Cowell, Sunny began singing and writing music at an early age. She wrote her first song, “Hear Me One” at 5 years old which became the title tune on one of Stanley Cowell’s albums in 1997. At 8 years old, Sunny began classical training on the violin. By 12 years old, she had begun classical study of the viola. Sunny was featured as a jazz violist and vocalist at the Montreal International Jazz Fest in 2004. She was also featured on a week-long music tour in France which included Sunside Club in Paris, Festival La Seyne Sur Mer, and Jazz Festival Foix in 2005. During her high school years, Sunny served as Concert Master for the Burlington Township High School String Orchestra and played the viola as a member of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Orchestra. She performed on the Asian Art Suite at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

While attending Swarthmore College, Sunny was a vocalist and composer in Essence of Soul, Swarthmore’s R&B and Soul a cappella group and she was a member of the Fetter Chamber Quartet. During her time in college, she began teaching herself to play the guitar, adding it to her arsenal of musical instruments. In 2010, Sunny was featured as a singer and violist on Stanley Cowell’s album “Prayer for Peace.” In 2014 she appeared on a Mezzo Live HD TV, France show on vocals and viola with her dad, Stanley Cowell. Upon graduation from Swarthmore College, Sunny attended law school, and served as the Music Director for the University of Maryland School of Law a cappella group, Legally Sound. She continued to perform and write her own music for voice and guitar while obtaining her J.D. Although Sunny continues to dabble in classical and jazz, she is thrilled to finally release her first EP-CD Insecure a recording of original songs influenced by genres of popular music.

Sunday, August 30, 2015 – 8 pm
Celebrating their new release,
"Lifted from the No of All Nothing"
Michael Malis — piano
Ben Rolston — upright bass
Stephen Boegehold — drums

A forward-looking, compositionally-motivated improvising ensemble based in Detroit. Exuberant, buoyant and thoughtful, the Michael Malis Trio is soulful and complex, groovy and abstract, compositional and improvisational.
Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, including many of the archetypal figures of the jazz pianist-composer tradition, such as Andrew Hill, Thelonious Monk, Cecil Taylor, and Bud Powell. The band is also influenced by the great paragons of Detroit’s own musical legacy, including Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, Robert Hurst, Jaribu Shahid, and Vincent York, all of whom members of the trio have performed and/or studied with.

TICKETS:: $13 in advance/$16 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Click here now to get your tickets from InstantSeats for these upcoming events, through August

28 Brandon Woody Sextet
29 Michael Sheppard Piano Improvisation - Free Concert
Sunny Cowell CD Release Concert and Party
30 Michael Malis Trio

Coming in September:
Karin & Mike Kelleher
4 Bryan and the Aardvarks "Sounds From The Deep Field"
5 Cellist Michael Ronstadt
6 Brazilian Choro Star Rogerio Souza
10 Paolo Cantarella Quartet
11 Brazilian Vocalist Cissa Paz - Baltimore Debut
12 Night of 1,000 Dylans
14 & 28 Peabody Student Jazz Monday Nights
17 Nico Sarbanes & Friends
18 Kristin Callahan, jazz vocalist
19 Ana Vidovic, classical guitar
21 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
24 Andrea Wolper Quartet
25 Barry Altschul's 3dom Factor
26 Andy Milne & Dapp Theory + 5: The Seasons of Being
30 Bumper Jacksons

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

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

Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $3 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.




Contest ends Thurs., Aug. 27 at 5 PM. 

When you register for one of our exciting fall classes - your name will be entered into a drawing to win a free class (up to a $375 value)!  (If you register for more than one class, your name will be entered once for each class you register for). You'll have one year to redeem the offer - so you can take a class during any of our 2015-2016 semesters.*
click here to be redirected to our website to view class descriptions and to register.

This is a 24 hour offer—you must register for a class by Thursday, August 27 at 5 PM.

*Provided the class you select has the minimum number of students for the class to run.


At the Station North Ynot Lot, 1 W North Avenue Baltimore MD21201
PRICE: $65.
Click here to purchase tickets for this 2 day event.

Join Baltimore Clayworks and Station North Arts and Entertainment District as we bring diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and make plates. Watch local artists from Clayworks throw and handbuild plates. The adventurous attendee has the opportunity to try his/her own hand at making a plate. Ticket price includes a second event that includes dinner and a movie where you will be able to eat off of your very own handmade plate that you bring home at the end of the night.

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



Jordan Faye Contemporary and Thrive a gallery plus an arts consulting and residency program in baltimore, maryland

M E E T   T H E   A R T I S T

  Jordan Faye Contemporary & Thrive, 218 W Saratoga Street, Top floor, Maryland Art Place Building,  Bromo Arts & Entertainment District, Baltimore,



Kellee Wynne Conrad Excavation 2

RSVP to this meet-the-artist event, here.

Learn more about this exhibition on our website, here.

Kellee Wynne Conrad  Pentimento  Excavation 1 and WILD turquoise magenta and indigo

Kellee Wynne Conrad was brought up by a long line of artists in California, where she lived with art as a part of her daily life. Kellee worked for many years in the design industry; being published, creating trade product and running workshops, until one day she found herself with the overwhelming desire to go back to her roots in fine art.

Now settled in Maryland with her husband and three boys, Kellee is a painter and current Thrive Resident Artist at Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore, MD. Kellee has been awarded Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. Her work includes acrylic painting and mixed media works on both canvas and paper. Kellee has been curating exhibitions in the mid-Atlantic region and was the exhibition coordinator for Maryland Federation of Art. Her work has been acquired by private and corporate collectors, both nationally and internationally as far as Europe and New Zealand. Kellee believes she is on a journey of a lifetime and art is her way of expressing these experiences.

Kellee Wynne Conrad's exhibition, pen*ti*men*to will be on view through September 5, 2015

Still on view...

broken plate, full heart 
WHEN: thru Sept. 5, 2015
WHERE: {west gallery}

View more work by Lori Larusso on our website, here.

above images:


  • Kellee Wynne Conrad, Excavation 2, 2015, mixed media on paper, 22 x 30 in
  • installation photo L to R: Excavation 1, WILD turquoise, magenta, & indigo, mixed media works on paper
  • Lori Larusso, Clothespin Power (detail), 2015, acrylic on shaped panels, dimensions variable


Jordan Faye Contemporary has continued to redefine the role of the gallery, creating exhibitions to meet the specific needs of artists and art enthusiasts in Baltimore. Founded in 2006 as a platform to give emerging artists a wider audience, we champion the work of early to mid-career artists. Through our gallery exhibitions, auxillary spaces, Thrive and presenting works at international art fairs, Jordan Faye Contemporary exposes a larger community to the engaging work of dozens of artists. Currently the gallery represents fifteen artists, who are now at various stages in their careers. Our mission is to show work that is not only of contemporary interest but will be of lasting historical significance.

Thrive at Jordan Faye Contemporary is an incubator for emerging artists and curators; both in its ability to create a community of artists that is thought provoking, insightful and one that is created to share the wealth and knowledge of our collective experiences with one another. Thrive is dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and the community in which it resides. To achieve our mission we provide consulting, workshops and extended residency experiences. For individual artists we provide short exhibition opportunities designed to help navigate and thrive in today's art world. For curators and arts organizations we provide exhibition space to assist them in reaching a further audience and mentoring them in the curatorial process. This new organization is part of Jordan Faye Contemporary expanding their programming and relocating into a 3300 sq. ft. space in the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District at the Maryland Art Place Building, Top floor, of 218 W Saratoga Street.



Jordan Faye Contemporary and Thrive photos of past exhibitions and Jordan

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Monday, August 24, 2015


School of Drama
Fall 2015 Semester Offerings

Enroll today for Pumpkin Theatre's Back to School of Drama Special! We are offering 15% off tuition for each of our amazing fall classes! This offer is good through Labor Day while space is available. Purchase online or call our office at 410.902.1814.

Theatre Playground 1
Ages 4 to 6
Does your child love stories and playing make-believe? In this class your child will learn a variety of dramatic skills focusing especially on what qualities go into understanding/creating a character (physicality, expression, vocalization, etc.) as well as understanding and building a story. The group will explore different stories and find unique ways of looking at them through a variety of theatre games and exercises. The last class will conclude with a demonstration of our many activities and new skills!
WHEN: Saturdays, October 10 - December 12, 9:30am-10:30am
TUITION: $225.00

Theatre Playground 2
Ages 6 to 8
This class builds on the skills learned in Theatre Playground 1. Pantomime, improvisation, progressive story-telling, articulation, dramatic role play, tableau and audition techniques are added to the basic creative drama skills for a fun, explorative semester. Parents will be invited to participate in the final class with their child.
WHEN: Saturdays, October 10 - December 12, 9:30am-10:30am
TUITION: $225.00

Creative Play Production
Ages 9-13
Students will study what a play is; what makes a play; what the parts of a play are; the purpose of characters and dialogue, of setting and costumes. The students will create their own production designs and write their own short play which will be performed at the final class by professional actors from Pumpkin Theatre's Company.
WHEN: Saturdays, October 10 - December 12, 10am-11:30am

Scene Study
Ages 11-15
Broaden your actor tool kit with creative character and scene development, bold physical and vocal acting choices and monologue study. The class will culminate in a presentation of scenes and monologues for family and friends.
WHEN: Saturdays, October 10 - December 12, 10am-11:30am
TUITION: $315.00

Students from July's Comedy Camp

Our 48th Season is Running on Kid Power!

This is a season of plays that has kids, dogs, bears and other lovable creatures taking charge of their own adventures, sorting out their own problems and deciding their own destinies! Subscriptions on sale now. See details about subscriptions and tickets below the production schedule.

Summer is far from over, but we are so looking forward to getting our 48th season started! Now through Labor Day, take advantage of our back to school subscription special! Five shows for only $60! That is $20 off the regular ticket price, so get your five show subscriptions now while they are still available!

Go, Dog. Go!

WHEN: October 17, 18, 24 & 25

This classic children's book comes to life on stage! Watch this group of highly motivated dogs as they drive their cars to various locations in their pursuit of work and play! They snorkle. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees! This rollicking free-for-all of a musical is sure to entertain kids of all ages.

Adapted by Allison Gregory & Steven Dietz - Adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman
Music composed by Michael Koerner
"Do You Like My Hat?" lyrics by Michael Koerner
Produced by arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

The Rainbow Crow

WHEN: November 28, 29, December 5 & 6

Adapted from a Lenape Native American legend, this musical tells the story of a traveling troupe of songbirds who arrive to entertain a colorful, animal community. Though their lead singer, Rainbow Crow, is passionate about her talents, the other animals become distracted by the world's first appearance of snow. It's all fun and games until the snow begins to engulf everything! Follow Rainbow Crow on her journey to meet a powerful and quirky spirit known as the Creative Thinker and discover a solution to save her friends.

By Derek Cooper
Original Music by Mandee Ferrier Roberts (Pumpkin Company Members!)

3rd Annual Kids for Kids Production

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.

WHEN: January 30, 31, February 6 & 7

Pumpkin's Kids for Kids slot is the only production each year where children perform for our mainstage audiences! Based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr follows a young school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. As he tries to relax, watching TV,   characters representing different facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.

Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall & George Keating
Music and Lyrics by Tom Yohe, George Newall, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry & Lynn Ahrens
Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Winnie the Pooh

WHEN: : April 9, 10, 16 & 17

Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of Very Little Brain, is singing happily that "Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey," when the "terrible" trouble begins. Kanga comes to the forest with soap for baths and spoonsful of Strengthening Medicine! Something must be done!

From the stories of A.A. Milne
Dramatized by Le Chanché Du Rand
Music by Allan J. Friedman
Lyrics by A.A. Milne & Kristen Sergel - Additional Lyrics by Le Chanché Du Rand
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL

Girl with Diamonds in Her Eyes: A Cowgirl Musical

WHEN: April 30, May 1, 7 & 8

Caroline "Buttons" McGee has a chip on her shoulder and eyes on a fortune in the silver mines of Nevada. Armed only with a sling shot, she runs away from her orphanage in Baltimore and sets out for the Wild West. Along her journey, Buttons finds an unlikely ally in Tom "Smudge-Nose" Parker, a gruff old prospector and his horse, Sally. Standing in the way of their treasure is Santiago, a rascally coyote who has his own interests in the secrets buried within the mines. Set in the 1870s, Girl With Diamonds In Her Eyes is a heart-warming story filled with humor and music that reminds us that love, friendship, and family are worth more than all the riches in the world.

By Jason Tinney
Music and Lyrics by Holly Morse-Ellington & Jason Tinney

WHERE: All mainstage performances are held at Pumpkin Theatre  located at 2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
TICKETS: Tickets on sale now! To purchase go to or call 410.902.1814. 3, 4 & 5 show subscriptions available!

Summer is far from over, but we are so looking forward to getting our 48th season started! Now through Labor Day, take advantage of our back to school subscription special! Five shows for only $60! That is $20 off the regular ticket price, so  while they are still available!

Amy Greco & Sam Hayder in Aladdin

Pumpkin Theatre's 48th Season Touring Programs


Let's Make a Play!—Creative Play Production
3 session workshop -Each Session 2 hours in length

Creative play production will explore all elements of designing and producing an original play. In session one students will create an original one act play by writing a script that includes characters and stage directions. Session two will focus on design of costumes, props, set, and light. Session three will include a design presentation for family and friends. Actors will read the original script and students will describe all the design elements of their production.

COST: $100 per child* (10 child minimum)

Will You Tell Me a Story?—An Introduction to Storytelling
1 session workshop - 2 hours in length

In this workshop kids will explore the elements of a story through movement and audience participation. Participants will identify movements and sounds to add to their favorite stories.

COST:: $35 per child* (10 child minimum)

Shadow Puppets—Building and Playing with Shadow Puppets
1 session workshop - 2 hours in length

Spanning the ages in a multitude of cultures shadow puppets have entertained audiences for centuries. In this workshop the kids will experience a shadow puppet play and then create their own puppets and perform a puppet play of their own. A wonderful workshop for all ages!

COST:: $35 per child* (10 child minimum)

Fun with Improvisation and Comedy
1 session workshop - 2 hours in length

Students will learn how to take the first fun steps into the realm of improvised play. In this workshop kids will learn how to share a scene, work together and even some basic comedy principles. It will teach kids listening skills, improvisational skills and build self-confidence The perfect place to start for any fledgling comedian or clown.

COST:: $35 per child* (10 child minimum)


Three Little Tales
45-50 minutes total

Three Little Tales brings to life three of the most beloved children's stories. The audience will love seeing The Three Little Pigs, Goldie Locks and the Three Bears, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff enacted before their eyes in this laughter filled romp. Through humor and a very clever script, The Three Little Tales concentrates on how our choices affect other people and the consequences they have.

COST: : $400* (Back-to-Back Price: $550*)

The Frog Prince
45-50 minutes total

Adapted from the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, The Frog Prince is the story of a young prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch. Add to the cast of characters a young princess who cannot speak, because she, too, lives under a witch's spell.  Set in two very different kingdoms separated by a great lake, this classic children's fairy tale is retold for today's young audiences!

COST: $400* (Back-to-Back Price: $550*)

The Tortoise and the Hare—The Race of the Century!
45-50 minutes total

The race is on! Watch as tv station WKID covers the race of the century. Well known long distance runner Robby "The Hare" Riggs has said that there is not a tortoise in the world who can beat him. Hard working and ever optimistic Willie Bean "The Tortoise" King decides to take him on. Kids will learn about the value of persistence and equality in this exciting new take on an old tale.

COST: $400* (Back-to-Back Price: $550*)

*Cost not including mileage of more than 40 miles

If you or your organization is interested in any of these touring programs please contact us at: 410.902.1814 or email us at



Exhibition Explores Historical, Present-day and Future Development of North Avenue and Charles Street

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 1–Sunday, Sept. 20. A reception will take place on Friday, Sept. 4, 5–7 p.m.
Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries inside the Fred Lazarus IV Center (131 W. North Ave.), Baltimore

The M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents Intersection, an exhibition showcasing the layered stories of people, places and moments in history that have shaped the identity of one of Baltimore City’s popular intersections, North Avenue and Charles Street in the Station North neighborhood. The exhibition, which highlights four corners and four eras in history within the past 100 years.

Intersection is a curated selection of newly commissioned work and pieces from personal collections, including painting, photography, projection artistry, site-specific installation and performance art. The exhibition is a visual experience creating an opportunity for artists to discover the city’s history, offering viewers the chance to look at the many layers of the historic crossroad of North Avenue and Charles Street. Viewers will be able to explore the geography, social relationships and cultural landscape of Baltimore’s rapidly changing urban center.

“At the four corners of North Avenue and Charles Street, we see the past, present and future of Baltimore,” said Margaret MacDonald, M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice candidate and co-curator. “There, we find Pearson’s Florist, a family-owned business for more than 30 years; an abandoned 1928 limestone bank building; the rehabilitated Ynot Lot, a site for community events and programming; and the recently renovated Station North Chicken Box, a performance and gallery space to Station North.”

Charles Street and North Avenue, a major crossroad that carries the flow of people and things east and west, as well as north and south through Baltimore, act as a focal point for artistic expression—a lens to view and speak to a variety of cultures, races and identities. The exhibition will point to pivotal, historic moments and movements in the U.S., such as the Great Depression, Great Migration, Civil Rights Movement and present day, while capturing a keen sense of the importance of urban life and its many cultural shifts.

“The intersection of North and Charles has been an important hub for culture and activity throughout the past 100 years,” said Kibibi Ajanku, M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice candidate and co-curator. “We are thrilled to have artists respond to the rich history to show where we, as a city, have been, where we are now and, through them, where we might go.”

The exhibition features MICA’s Film and Video Chair and video installation artist Nadia Hironaka, photographer Reuben “Dubscience” Greene, graphic designer Tiffany Small ’14 (Graphic Design Post Baccalaureate), multimedia artist and educator Ada Pinkston ’13 (Community Arts M.F.A.), filmmaker Ras Tre Subira and performance artist Olu Butterfly Woods.

Hours for MICA’s galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays–Saturdays, 10 a.m. –5 p.m., and Sundays, noon–5 p.m., except on major holidays.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

Image caption: Ada Pinkston ’13 (Community Arts M.F.A.), This Bridge Called My Back or the never-ending labor of creating space to move past the isms, painted fabric, broom, paper, charcoal, book, projection, and live performer, 2015.



We invite you to join us for an intimate evening with Oriole Legend Eddie Murray. Get your own signed copy of "The Roundtripper," a 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, of which 300 bottles will be produced. Also enjoy award-winning bottles from family-owned wineries; Cline Cellars in Sonoma and Michael David Winery in Lodi, California.

"The Roundtripper" Wine Unveiling with Eddie Murray
Exclusive Tasting and Q&A with Orioles Hall of Famer

When: September 10, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, 216 Emory Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $150 Regular Admission
Only 100 hundred tickets available!

Guests will be part of an exclusive Q&A session with Eddie and a local sports broadcaster. They will also be invited to tour the all-new Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, complete with a fresh look at the storied life and career of the Baltimore-born Bambino.

Spend a night of wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres with us in the company of one of the Orioles' finest. Ticket includes a signed bottle of "The Roundtripper."

Questions? Contact Vanessa Milio at (410) 727-1539 x3012 or email




Detail of vase by Peggi Nadeau

Juried by Deborah Bedwell

WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
Free and open to the public.

The anniversary exhibition, juried by co-founder and former executive director Deborah Bedwell, will represent 35 years of high quality ceramic arts programming by including the ceramic works of the founding artists, past and present resident artists, workshop artists, interns, exhibitors and students. We are very excited to showcase functional and sculptural ceramics by the talented artists who have contributed greatly to the Baltimore Clayworks' story!   

FEATURED ARTISTS:  We have over 115 artists participating in what will be a truly remarkable show! Please visit our website to see the list of featured artists.

In the Galleries: 



A special exhibition in our Solo Gallery will honor the life and work of ceramic artist MALCOLM DAVIS. Davis became a full-time studio potter in 1984 when he left his previous life as campus minister. Davis is internationally recognized for his eponymous carbon-trap Shino, present in studios across the country, and for his wit and warm mentorship. As a former resident during the early years of Baltimore Clayworks, he developed his famous surface here and continued to share his knowledge through writing, teaching and exhibiting. "What we do with the clay," he said in 2010, "what we create with our hands, what we offer from our spirits may not end racism or stop injustice, but it may just help keep our culture human." 

Clayworks' Project Space will feature artwork by these Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower artists: KATHRYN HOLT (digital art & mixed medium), JANET LITTLE JEFFERS (photography), KATE JURNEY (mixed medium),  ELIZABETH SULLIVAN (oil/acrylic abstracts). 

In the Community Arts Gallery, see artwork created by refugee youth from one of our community arts partners - Baltimore City Community College's REFUGEE YOUTH PROJECT (RYP). The RYP currently serves more than 300 refugees between the ages of 4 and 21 from over 17 countries.

The Gallery Building Will Be CLOSED


We will reopen at 6PM, Friday, September 4th, for the opening reception of the 35th Anniversary Show.

Due to the relaunch of our sales gallery (keep an eye out for The Shop at Clayworks) and the installation of upcoming exhibitions, the Gallery Building will be closed to the public Sunday, August 30 through Friday, September 4. 



See the work created by student artists and have the opportunity to purchase functional and sculptural ceramics. This is a great opportunity to take home some lovely ceramics at a great price, plus a portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting Clayworks' artistic and educational programming.


PAST and PRESENT STUDENTS:   If you were a student in 2013, 2014 or 2015, you're able to participate and sell your fabulous ceramic works! Click here for more information.


WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 5 – 9 PM
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue,  Baltimore
ADMISSION: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $25 at the Door
Click here to purchase tickets.

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to announce the 4th annual Autumn Blaze Fire Festival. Join us at our Mt. Washington campus for an event featuring  food, beer, fire dancers and live music near our wood kiln. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the Clay Olympics, a cup-a-thon, watch a Raku firing demo, and more.

We are excited to have Hop't back again to perform this year. Hop't is a four piece band specializing in Blues and Rock music. The band plays an array of popular tunes ranging from Stevie Wonder to Stevie Ray Vaughan. 

We're also ecstatic to have Pyrophilia, a troupe of fire dancers, amaze and entertain you throughout the evening! (Photo by Kevin Brown)



Registration for FALL CLASSES is Open!

Visit our website for the FALL 2015 SCHEDULE ! 






Left to right: Jeremy Wallace, Susan Beiner, Missy Steele

THERE'S STILL TIME! To Catch Four Stunning Exhibitions


TORN AND UNREFINED features wood-fired, functional ceramic work by Jeremy Wallace in the Main Gallery. This exhibition is the culmination of Wallace's year in the Baltimore Clayworks' studio as our Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist.

Solo Gallery: SUSAN BEINER. In this show, organic slip-cast elements are assembled with additional mixed media of synthetic, manmade materials such as vinyl, rubber and foam.

Community Arts Gallery: KOREAN ONGGI JAR POTTERS. Under ceramic instruction by Aletheia Shin, Korean senior adults from Greenmount Senior Center created onggi jars that tell the stories of their immigration to the U.S.

Project Space: MISSY STEELE, MILDLY OFFENSIVE. A Pozefsky Fellowship exhibition of sgraffito and mishima vessels brandishing imagery from dreams, memories and social contexts on bold colored backgrounds.

Weekend Clay Activities in August


Click on the titles below for details and to register.

Personal Portrait Bust (Ages: 11-15 + adult)

Sunday, 10AM - 12:30PM,  August 30


Seashore Creatures

In our gift shop and on the web store

Associate artist, COLLETTE SMITH was a resident artist of Baltimore Clayworks who seriously entered into a studio career after spending two years in Cali, Columbia, as a Peace Corps volunteer.  She has taught and exhibited her sumptuously glazed functional pots at Baltimore Clayworks and many studios and galleries in the Mid-Atlantic region.  She reestablished her studio at Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, New Jersey. Click here to view her work on our web store. 

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