2018 Baker Artist Award Finalists:
Charles Cohen, Dina Fiasconaro, Jonna McKone, Miceal O’Donnell, Margaret Rorison
Erick Antonio Benitez, Abraham Burickson, Graham Coreil-Allen, Jeffrey L. Gangwisch, Fred Scharmen, Stewart Watson
Leslie Harrison, Dora Malech, Jen Michalski, Timmy Reed, Jung Yun
Judah Adashi, Lafayette Gilchrist, Lura Johnson, Bonnie Jones, Von Vargas
Christine Ferrera, Ryan Johnson, Meshelle, The Indie Mom of Comedy, Lisi Stoessel
Laura Amussen, Noa Heyne, Christine Neill, David Page, Rachel Rotenberg, Amy Sherald, Susan Waters-Eller
The 2018 Baker Artist Awardees will be announced on a special episode of Maryland Public Television’s Artworks program, which will air on May 18, 2018.
Finalists have also been invited to participate in a variety of showcases that will take place throughout Baltimore in the coming months. Stay tuned!
DESIGNING THE PARKWAY
Wed. Oct. 25, 2017
SNF Parkway Theatre
5 W. North Ave. Baltimore
A conversation and behind-the-scenes look at the rebranding of the Maryland Film Festival and how Baltimore’s grandest movie theater was turned into a 21st-century landmark.
& Southway Builders
Moderated by Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson
Presented by AIA Baltimore and AIGA Baltimore as part of Design Month 2017
Sponsored by Indigo Ink
Happy hour at 5:30 PM
Event starts at 6:30 pm
AIA or AIGA members: $5
General public: $10
Advance tickets: http://www.aiabaltimore.org/events/designing-the-parkway/
The Parkway Theatre’s unique architecture and design approach celebrates the building’s 100 years of opulence, decay, and reinvention. The stunning transformation of this grand theater contrasts modern interventions with a century of history, resulting in a ‘rescued ruin’ where layers of the past coexist with the future.
Architects Ziger/Snead and designers Post Typography, along with Southway Builders share stories and the process behind the theater’s provocative design and the challenges of bringing this abandoned movie palace back to life as a year-round home for contemporary cinema. Explore one of Baltimore’s most unique architectural landmarks while enjoying a cocktail, craft beer, and some popcorn.
Call and Response: Art Between Artists
Featuring the Work of Sallah Jenkins and Alma Roberts
Baltimore, MD, April 16, 2017 – The upcoming fine art exhibition Call and Response: Art between Artists will take place at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center 847 N. Howard Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201. The exhibition will run between May 7th and June 24th, 2017. This exhibition is not to be missed!
Call and Response is an exhibition of fine artworks by ceramic artist Sallah Jenkins and painter Alma Roberts. Through a collaborative process, these artists bring refreshing interpretations to the “call and response” idiom of musical liturgy. The interplay of their artwork creates a contemporary discourse deeply rooted in the African American experience. The art included in the exhibition results from “Conversations” between the artists. As one artist gives the call the other responds through their art and vice versa; thus, operating in the true “call and response” tradition.
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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces that applications are now available for literary exhibitors, booksellers and tablers for the 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival, a literary feast with gourmet eats. The festival takes place Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11am to 7pm daily at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
Applications are available for authors, booksellers, independent presses and publishers, non-profit or cultural organizations and vendors selling literary-themed items who wish to participate in a single day or all three days of the festival. Tablers receive one 6-foot table within a larger tent on the promenade for one day of the event. Exhibitors may purchase a space in 10 x 10 increments. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, June 2, 2017 or sellout. Applications are available at www.baltimorebookfestival.org/applications.
The Baltimore Book Festival is Baltimore’s premier celebration of the literary arts and features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally-known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs and culinary-themed panel discussions, workshops, hands-on projects for kids, live music and a thoughtfully curated local food and beverage program. Admission to the festival is free.
The Baltimore Book Festival is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. For more information on the Baltimore Book Festival call 410-752-8632 or visit baltimorebookfestival.org. Stay connected via social by following Baltimore Book Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is inviting teen creatives to join the BOPA Youth Arts Council in order for Baltimore’s youth perspective to be heard in arts programming and policy. We are seeking creative young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in the arts, writing, event planning and education policy.
BOPA will select a group of dedicated, art-loving teens from across Baltimore City to serve on our new Youth Arts Council. The council will be designed by and for teens to inspire and empower other local youth through arts programming and advocacy.
The Youth Arts Council will meet after school at BOPA in downtown Baltimore to discuss ideas in a fun and creative environment while collaborating with each other and arts professionals. The council will produce programs and events for Light City and Artscape such as workshops, performances, special events and other activities that tie into existing programs.
The Youth Arts Council will also learn about education policy in order to advocate for equal access to the arts for all Baltimore City youth.
Benefits of being on the BOPA Youth Council:
• Honoraria/Stipend (teens get paid!)
• Build leadership skills
• Experience alternative methods of making and seeing
• Organize exhibitions and events
• Build policy knowledge
• Engage with artists and arts professionals
• and more!
All applications are due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
More info: http://promotionandarts.org/arts-council/bopa-youth-arts-council
Are you an artist? Self employed? Have you struggled to figure out how and what you should do about your taxes if you’re main skill set and talents make the idea of beaurocratic paperwork infuriating? Gallery CA and Greenworld Bookkeeping is here to help. Come to Gallery CA, Thursday December 15th at 7pm, learn the basics, and get your questions answered.