Jen Tydings of the Motorettes. Photo: Jim Lucio

A Night of Torch singing Jen Tydings (of The Motorettes), pianist Erica Patoka; Director John Wright and his troupe of actors; Aaron Henkin of WYPR’s The Signal

Where: Creative Alliance, The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
When: Friday Feb 1, 7:00pm Cocktails, 8:00pm Show

Torch singer Jen Tydings (Motorettes) and pianist Erica Patokage get us in the mood on February 1 at this preview show for Baltimore’s biggest costume bash – The Marquee Ball. Jen sings torch songs to Erica’s sultry piano. Sip cocktails from our cash bar. In between Jen’s sets, John Wright and his troupe of actors mingle in 40’s period costume and perform vignettes from film noir “greats.” Narration and sound effects provided by WYPR’s The Signal’s Aaron Henkin. It’s all to set the stage and give you ideas for Baltimore’s biggest costume party of the year, Creative Alliance’s Marquee Ball with this year’s theme based on the film noir Kiss Me Deadly.

Come early on February 1 to see J.M Giordano unveil a large Marquee Ball Kiss Me Deadly photo in Creative Alliance’s Amalie Rothschild Gallery. 7pm cocktails, cash bar, 8pm show. $15, $10 mbrs, sts. Take advantage of a two-for-one special tonight: $45, $40 mbrs, includes ticket to Marquee Ball Dance Party.

Creative Alliance
The Patterson
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Falling Apart, Carl Gunhouse Solo Exhibition + Book Release
Project Space: Small Studies in Orientation, Max Guy
February 9, 2013 through March 23, 2013
Opening Reception + Book Signing: Saturday February 9, 2013  7-10pm
Artist Talk:  Saturday March 23, 2013  2-4pm

Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm & Wednesdays 5-7pm or by appointment

Guest Spot  is proud to present a solo exhibition of photography by Carl Gunhouse and the release of his new book, Falling Apart published by Waal-Boght Press, Brooklyn NY. Guest Spot Project Space will feature Small Studies in Orientation by Baltimore Artist Max Guy. Opening Saturday February 9, 2013, the works will be on view through March 23, 2013. A book signing will be held in conjunction with the opening.

Guest Spot at the Reinstitute
1715 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202


From day one, Park School was at the forefront of the progressive education movement. Determined to utilize the enlightened teaching methods advocated by John Dewey (in contrast to the child-as-empty-vessel techniques in common use), Park teachers embraced the notion that the best educational practices placed learning in the context of the wider world. In particular, Park’s founders sought to cultivate generations of learners with the education, creativity, passion, and dedication necessary to improve the world.

Park alumni, from the first graduating class to the most recent, have enthusiastically fulfilled those goals. This exhibit, Creative Paths, takes a look at just a few Park graduates who have been, and often continue to be, trailblazers in a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Whether guiding Baltimore into its recent renaissance, or creating the world’s most utilized online resource for medical information on breast health, or gaining international recognition for experimental music, these alumni shape our world in countless ways.

Twelve artists created and exchanged limited edition prints exploring the aesthetic and relevance of the still life in contemporary art. A fundraiser for Current Space’s screen-printing studio will be happening during the opening. Visitors can bring t-shirts and get them printed with designs made by the artists for $5.

John Bohl
James Bouché
Lauren Brick
Nate Cubeta
Alice Dan-Ding
Max Guy
Alex Lukas
Chloe Maratta
Hermonie Only
Joseph Parra
Nikholis Planck
Flannery Silva

Current Space
421 N. Howard St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Friday, January 18th. 7-10pm. More INFO.

A new opportunity for the month of February has been posted on Pinebox’s website! They will be holding their first annual Art Bazaar! They will be accepting any works, all of which must be available for sale with the gallery taking no commission.

Deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Show opens Feb. 8th. The sooner you apply, the better wall/floor space you will get! This is a first come, first serve project, once wall space is gone the call will be closed! Visit the opportunities page for more details. PInebox Art Center.

Pablo Machioli

Artefactory Baltimore
827 N Howard St
Baltimore, Md 21201

Saturday, January 19th  4-8pm
Parking can be found on Eutaw between Madison and Monument if not on Howard St directly.  Meters run until 6pm, but I usually have some extra quarters for just such occasions.
Recent works by Martha Gatewood, Pablo Machioli, and William Wright.

EMP Collective and the New York-based One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) have announced the Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival, coming to EMP on Feb 9th and 10th at 8PM.

Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival
February 9th and 10th at 8PM
EMP, 307 West Baltimore Street
Tickets are $15, available HERE

Proceeds from the event will benefit OMPF and EMP Collective’s mission to nurture and challenge local artists of all mediums through cross-collaboration and artistic experimentation.

Sunday’s performance at EMP will be live-streamed online at  #newplay TV HERE.

The Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival will feature over 50 brand new One-Minute Plays by nearly 30 local or Baltimore-rooted playwrights. Burgeoning playwrights will be working alongside prominent artistic voices in the region. OMPF takes the temperature of a collective artistic conscious through these series of pulsing moments.

Playwrights were selected by invitation and asked to engage in OMPF’s playmaking approach. Playwrights are encouraged to write about anything they are passionate about, and, as emerging themes or ideas become apparent, the plays are curated and presented in clusters to reflect those elements. Teams of directors and actors work to stage each cluster of plays.

Artists from EMP Collective, Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), Glass Mind Theatre, and other Baltimore theatre artists are among the participants.