Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The latest news from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

23rd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

WHEN: Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 11am to 7pm daily
along the Inner Harbor Promenade from the Inner Harbor Amphitheater to Rash Field.
ADMISSION: The literary arts celebration is 100% free and open to the public.

Award-winning and bestselling authors scheduled to appear include A.J. Jacobs, April Ryan, Bill Whitaker, Jonathan Abrams, Carol Anderson, D. Watkins, Nic Stone, Tim Junkin and WayĆ©tu Moore. In addition to hundreds of author appearances and book signings, the festival features more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, readings, cooking demonstrations and samplings, workshops, panel discussions, children’s activities, live music and local food and craft beverage. MORE INFO

Invisible Cities

WHEN: Through Sunday, September 30, 2018
Top of the World Observation Level, World Trade Center, 27th Floor, 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

Over the past four years, artist Adam Davies has built a series of photographs showing structures in the American landscape that are overlooked or marginalized: deserted sites, hidden passageways and the undersides of bridges. Rather than as documentary photographs, Davies thinks of his works as psychological portraits of places seen through the gaze of the 8 × 10 inch large-format camera.


Image credit: Adam Davies, Tonoloway Creek Aqueduct, Hancock, MD.

Impressions on Canvas

WHEN: Through October 27, 2018. Saturdays, 11am-4pm. Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5-7pm.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw Street, Baltimore

Baltimore’s quaint neighborhoods are celebrated in the painted scenes of artist Matt Fenton. The exhibition demonstrates a constant striving for spontaneity and an impressionist’s sense of light achieved by working in plein air. Fenton depicts city neighborhoods along railroads and water including harbors, seashores, lakes and rivers, the countryside and cityscapes. He completes his works from his studio located in the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.

Image credit: Matt Fenton, Pennsy Express Under Falls Road.