Caravanserai is kicking off its Baltimore Made Project, with the debut of a collection of ten Baltimore-themed pillows, designed and illustrated by MICA alumni Steph Stilwell.

Attendees will have the chance to meet with the designer, talk about the inspiration and original artwork, and purchase pillows. The Baltimore-centric designs include Edgar Allen Poe, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and a Maryland crab, among others. Light refreshments will be offered.

The event is free to attend! For more information, contact Ruth Turner by phone at 410-467-1700 or email at info@thecaravan.com.




Apply now! 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award guidelines and application are now available. The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.
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The Contemporary is excited to announce an inaugural Artist Retreat, to take place at the Pearlstone Center from Thursday, August 4th to Sunday, August 7th. The Contemporary will convene 50 Baltimore artists and 25 national arts consultants including critics, curators, gallerists, and collectors, for three days of intensive professional development, community building, and networking. The retreat is free for all selected artists and includes transportation to and from the center, lodging, and all meals.

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Civin OverallInstallation view of This table is a drum/These feet are drumsticks/And I’m sick of it by Marcus Civin. Photography by Kim Llerena.

School 33 Art Center Presents:

Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions By Renee Rendine, Marcus Civin, and Bobby English Jr.

Curated by Melissa Webb


What follows is a dialogue between artist Marcus Civin and curator Melissa Webb. Marcus Civin’s performance installation, This table is a drum/These feet are drumsticks/And I’m sick of it will be on view at School 33 until June 18, 2016, as a part of Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions.

Civin will perform Saturday, May 14 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, June 11, at 12:00 noon. The June 11 event will feature performances by Civin and Bobby English Jr., and a panel discussion featuring Laure Drogoul, Alessandra Torres, Leslie Rogers, and Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston of Labbodies performance art laboratory, as well as the artists and curator of Shape Shifters.

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The City of Raleigh invites artists or artist teams experienced with the integration of art elements into a community space to submit qualifications to work as a public art consulting member of the project design team for the design and implementation of renovation to John Chavis Memorial Park. A place of pride and profound remembrance, the park celebrates the life and work of educator John Chavis and recognizes the park’s history to the African‐American community during and following segregation.

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