Maryland Citizens for the Arts is leading the “500 Art-Full Letters” campaign in order to secure public funding for the arts. The ongoing community project asks people to create handmade letters for their legislators. To learn more or to view some of the letters visit www.artfullletters.tumblr.com.
“Discovery,” organized by Los Angeles-based arts organization RAW, will spotlight Baltimore artists working in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. The one night event creates a circus of creativity that provides a little taste of everything.
Date: February 7
Location: TATU, 614 Water Street, Baltimore, MD
Downtown arts collective, EMP, is opening their first exhibition of 2013 on January 18th. “Reject the Gaze” features the paintings and drawings of local visual artists Lacey Anderson and Sylvia O.
In “Reject the Gaze,” the artists are stylistically juxtaposed yet share a similar effect on the viewer: both Anderson and Ortiz turn notions of the flesh on their head and directly challenge the viewer’s gaze on the female form.
“Reject the Gaze” opens January 18.
Baltimore sculptor Sebastian Martorana will be featured in the Smithsonian Channel’s 40 Under 40 documentary. The documentary goes behind the scenes of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “40 Under 40: Craft Futures” exhibition.
40 Under 40 will be broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel on January 15 at 9pm, January 16 at 12am, and January 16 at 7pm.
Not all artwork comes in a frame and sometimes it is larger than life. “Unframed: Baltimore Mural Program” highlights 18 vivid murals from the Baltimore Mural Program. “Unframed” will be on display at Top of the World Observation Level from Friday, December 14 to Saturday, March 30.
Guests can meet the artists and see the exhibition for free on Friday, December 14 from 5:30-7pm.
School 33 Art Center has been awarded an Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The $100,000 grant will help to fund four projects designed to transform the center and expand community outreach over the next two years. School 33 and eight other arts organizations were chosen from a total of 85 applicants.
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