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Luck of the Draw – a drawing class taught by Cameron Shojaei

“Sometimes drawing a face or a hand seems like a gamble. There are ways to improve your luck. Eyes are spheres not symbols, hands match heads, and the spirit can be made visible with three pencils and some decent paper. This class will have a minimal supply list. It’s time to unlock your inner Daumier, Sargent, Giacometti, and Ingres. We will draw everything in a panoptic sweep that covers animals, vegetables and minerals. I will teach you to draw everything. Lets go!”

Four Saturdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm. July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th, and August 16th, 2014!

Registration costs $100, and is open to students age 18 and up.  Approximate supply fee of $15.

Please visit http://bit.do/k5Ug for more information about the following classes. Call (443) 263-4350 or email qpalmer@promotionandarts.com to register!

 

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Tommy Tallarico, host, creator and producer

Emmanuel Fratianni, conductor

Handel Choir of Baltimore          

Arian Khaefi, Artistic Director

Sat, Jul 26, 2014  7:30 PM Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

A completely immersive concert experience! Music from the greatest video games of all time performed live with the BSO, featuring MegaMan, Silent Hill 2, Metroid, Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, God of War, Mass Effect, StarCraft II, Dota 2, Beyond Good & Evil, music from the upcoming release Destiny, and more, including new arrangements from Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft!

Arrive at 6:00 pm to participate in a Guitar Hero Contest and a Costume Contest. Winner of Guitar Hero Contest will be featured on stage during the show!


Add the VIP package for $100. VIP tickets include pre and post-concert meet-and-greet with show producer and performers, VIP laminated pass, copy of conductor’s score, video game albums and more giveaways!

To buy tickets visit www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2013-2014-events/video-games-live.aspx

Tenchi Nage (Heaven and Earth Throw), 1996 by Rodney Carroll

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Illustration by Precious Blake

Fifteen sculptors from across the country who were alumni of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) were invited to create new works of art for an Artscpae exhibition planned by the city for the summer of 1996 to mark the centennial of the founding of that graduate program. This  sculpture by Rodney Carroll(’83) was one of the pieces commissioned for that exhibition, Celebrating Rinehart, and is one of five that has remained on site.

Carroll’s choice of this site determined the scale of this piece. Most of Carroll’s sculptures of the time had a verticality that would not have worked in front of MICA’s Main Building on Mount Royal Avenue. So, Carroll began a new series of sculptures that would deal with the dynamic relationship between teo people and two elements. For inspiration he turned to Aikido, a Japancese martial art that focuses on using one’s own energy to gain control of an opponent in order to throw that opponent away from oneself, but to never permaently harm him or her. Tenchi Nage is one such throw. Literally translated as ” Heaven and Earth Throw.” It was so named because during the throw, one hand travels upward toward the heavens while the other hand travels downward toward the earth.

Here the  arcing element in the front represents the figure that is lifting and throwing his opponent, who is represented by the figure behind it. The energy exerted between the two elements, or opponents, is represented by the central curving tubular form. The three elements are bolted together and mounted on a circular concrete base. When the piece was first installed, the uncoated steel had a silver color, which today has weathered to a rich reddish brown.

To see more of Carroll’s work, visit his website at www.rodneycarroll.com

Want to know more about Baltimore Public Art? Pick up the book Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City by Cindy Kelly.

 

Hot Walls

In the HOT WALLS series, Luminous Intervention aims to work with Baltimore artists to create video projected murals to be presented in Baltimore neighborhoods. All artists are welcome to apply. Using our large-scale video projection equipment, we will work with artists to turn walls or buildings into animated surfaces full of light, color and local creativity. Digital skills are a plus, but not required. We are happy to work with artists to turn non-digital visual artwork into a digital video projection.  We encourage applications from artists of any age (youth to elders and all in between).

As members of Luminous Intervention, we want to share our digital video equipment and meet other artists in Baltimore.  We have found that large-scale projections are attention grabbing and can gather people together for sharing stories, envisioning creative futures, inspiring critical discussion, and voicing concerns. We believe that the arts should reflect all of our lived experiences, not just the experiences of those connected to powerful institutions.

Luminous Intervention can offer a modest stipend to participating artists. We will also contribute our time and labor for running the projection equipment.  Artists will choose where in Baltimore to project their HOT WALLS artwork.  Artists are encouraged to project in their own neighborhoods, but that is not required.

We will accept applications on a rolling basis starting July 6, 2014.
HOT WALLS will begin presenting artists’ projections in September 2014.

The simple online application can be found at http://bit.ly/hotwalls 

For more information or questions, please:
visit our website (http://luminousintervention.org/hot-walls)
email us (contact@luminousintervention.org)
or join us for one of our Informations Sessions where you can ask us questions in person or talk to us your ideas.

Information Sessions:

Wednesday, July 23 at 7pm at the SNAED Chicken Box (corner of North Ave + Charles St)

Thursday, July 24 at 6pm at Jubilee Arts (1947 Pennsylvania Ave)

Saturday, July 26 at 2pm at School 33 Arts Center (1427 Light St)

Please check our website (http://luminousintervention.org/hot-walls) for additional locations

What the HOT WALLS might look like:

* paintings or drawings made into a digital animation or light-mural

* “movie night” with neighborhood residents, complete with popcorn

* candlelit vigils for important local figures from the past

* growing projected flowers onto an otherwise abandoned lot

* dance performances that include a projected partner

* emphasizing the importance of historical locations

* your digital, or non-digital, artwork

* poetry text, scrolling on a wall or building

* your video art scaled up to building-size

About Luminous Intervention

Luminous Intervention is an artist collective that uses large-scale video projections in public spaces to highlight social and economic issues. We formed in 2012 to creatively support local and national activism, provoke critical dialogue, and interject powerful imagery onto familiar city edifices. Building facades, bridges, and other urban structures become backdrops for temporary video projections. Over the last two years, we have completed almost thirty different projections.

One of our aims is to collaborate with artists and community activist groups to support and amplify social justice messages, such as demanding fair labor practices, dismantling rape culture, banning armed drones, ending the school to prison pipeline, and creating alternatives to unfair development. We also work towards supporting neighborhood health and relationships through documenting community stories. In the past we have collaborated with the United Workers, Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Communities for All Ages, Witness Against Torture, Backbone Campaign, Johns Hopkins Human Rights Working Group, and many others.

If you have questions about HOT WALLS, please contact Luminous Intervention at contact@luminousintervention.org