I’ve been really enamored with using found wood in my work. I get a lot of inspiration from nature- the patterns, textures, and colors- the growth and decay. The wood that I ultimately choose to take to the studio strikes me as found sculpture. They have a beauty and presence that I could not create on my own. I never take something living, only what is already at the end of its life cycle. I’m attracted to the idea of taking something that has been alive, that has been through its own cycle of birth, growth, and death, and giving it a new life in a sculpture. I like what the history of the wood brings to the work visually and conceptually. I’m seduced by the grain of the wood- how it undulates when carved, and enthralled by the contrast of smooth sanded grain next to untouched areas of rough bark.
Untitled Mnemonic 3 by Michelle Dickson
I use a lot of different materials and blend them together in unexpected ways. I like to blur the line between where one material stops and another starts.
I love the warmth and openness of the art community in Baltimore. It’s a very welcoming city for an artist.
Untitled Mnemonic 1 by Michelle Dickson
I just moved into a new studio and I’m excited to have people in my new space.
Neither Mine Nor Yours, 2 by Michelle Dickson
Check out Michelle Dickson’s studio in Suite 19 of Parkdale Building 1, located at 3500 Parkdale Avenue! Her studio will be open to visitors on October 8, 10am-6pm & October 9, 10am-3pm.
CALL TO ARTISTS: REQUEST FOR ARTWORK
Be part of the new art collection at the Conway Center
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m.: Monday, October 10, 2016
Notification of selection of finalists: Early 2017
Curators Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams and Vikki Tobak invite you to submit artwork available for purchasing to be included as part of the Conway Center, a facility currently under construction in Ward 7, that will offer homeless and low-income women, children and men safe affordable housing, job training and health care, all in one place. The entire project is funded by So Others Might Eat (SOME), an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital.
Submit up to five (5) artworks for purchase to be incorporated into the art collection at the new Conway Center. This is a juried process and all artworks must be reviewed and approved by SOME. Submission does not guarantee inclusion into the collection.
Application and all project details can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/9Ye0wyRngoimy9Y73.
Questions, please email: ConwayCenterArtCollection@gmail.com.
Anyone and everyone can be a participating artist at Artomatic@Baltimore.
If you would like to show your artwork at Artomatic@Baltimore, all you need to do is register to secure a space to feature your work.
There is a $100 fee for visual artists at Artomatic@Baltimore. This fee helps us organize the event and make it awesome for everyone involved. At the time of registration artists are required to sign up for three shifts at Artomatic@Baltimore — a total of 15 hours.
Musicans and performing artists please visit this link to register.
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WHERE: 734 North Monroe Street, Baltimore, Maryland,
WHEN: September 18, 2016, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
EXPECT: Music, Food, and movies for children and adult
Thanks to a grant from Baltimore Office of the Promotion and the Arts’ PNC Transformative Art program, a collaborative project involving Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy and Ground Root, Inc. (formerly A New Day) will kick-off the Community Walk Through Theater (CWTT), an innovative program that will inform, educate, and entertain residents in Midtown. This arts engagement project takes full advantage of Mid-town assets by providing opportunities to create and display art, movies, messages, etc. on a 12 X 19 foot screen using a high powered projector. This projector will display information from the second floor window to a wall 150 feet directly across the street. Other partners involved with this project are A Step Forward, BUILD, Ground Root, and Missions Continues.
In addition to the kick-off event the following events will occur on this lot from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Each event will show short movies for children and adults as well share upcoming community events:
- Sunday, September 25: Education and Businesses in Midtown
- Sunday, October 2: Community Service in Midtown
- Sunday, October 9: Art in Midtown
- Sunday, October 16: Spirituality in Midtown
- Dates are subject to change based on weather conditions.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ray Baylor at 410-961-2205 or Dr. Randolph H. Rowel at 443-885-3138 or email at Randolph.firstname.lastname@example.org.