Image from Mike McConnell's website.

On Friday, June 19th, I attended the reception for three shows at School 33 Art Center, including the reception of “Pentimento”, a solo exhibition by Mike McConnell, located in the Members Gallery on the second floor of School 33. This exhibition is on view until August 22nd, 2015. Click through to read about the exhibition and to view more photos of Mike McConnell’s paintings.
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This past Friday, June 19th, I attended the opening of three (yes, THREE!) exhibitions at School 33 Art Center, which also served as the Kickoff event for the Artscape Gallery Network. It was a lively opening indeed! The School 33 Main Gallery houses the Studio Artist Biennial Exhibition, with solo exhibitions “Pentimento” and “Waiting for Something to Happen,” in the Members’ Gallery and Project Space on the second floor, respectively. These exhibitions are now on view until August 22nd, 2015. In this blog post I am sharing photos from the Studio Artist Biennial and discussing some of the works I saw – posts about the two additional solo exhibitions to come! Click through for more photos and my thoughts on the exhibition.

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Summer program offers workforce development and training from professional artists 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, in partnership with Jubilee Arts, launch Art @ Work: Sandtown, a five-week summer employment program for Baltimore City youth. Beginning Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 31, Art @ Work: Sandtown will employ 80 young people as artist apprentices under master teaching artists to create eight highly visible murals throughout their community. The program is an expansion of Jubilee Arts’ year-round art programs for teens. Art @ Work employs youth enrolled in the city’s “YouthWorks” initiative, a workforce development program that matches young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to five-week work experiences with private sector, nonprofit, and city and state government employers.

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) are pleased to announce the thirteen artists and organizations selected for 2015 Maryland State Arts Council Mini-Grants. Grants of $500 will be made to support grassroots arts activities responding to the recent uprising in Baltimore. Click through for full details on the awardees and their projects.

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Auraria Campus Denver

The Auraria Library, a space shared by three separate and distinct institutions of higher learning – the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver, is being renovated to keep up with students’ changing needs. The panel is requesting proposals for outdoor artworks, either 3D or sculptural installations, and is seeking an artist to meet the challenge of how to best integrate artwork into the previously designed and constructed building. The deadline for submission is July 31st, 2015. Click through for full information.

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