Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception of three exciting new exhibitions at  School 33 Art Center, this Friday from 6-9pm!

In our Main Gallery: WAVE and Particle, a group exhibition curated by Melissa Webb, featuring incredible light-based artworks by Tommy Bobo, Katie Duffy, Jenn Figg & Matthew McCormack, Karen Lemmert, Scott Pennington and Rachel Schmidt.

Engaging in a multitude of experiments utilizing such characteristics, the artists of WAVE AND PARTICLE harness light’s properties and behaviors through the use of LED screens and projection, materials such as glass, plexiglass, vinyl, and steel, as well as programmed motion, and human interaction. In doing so they continue the centuries-old tradition of asking questions—of both themselves and their viewers—regarding the nature of light. 

In the Project Space: or if there be flooding, an installation by Bonnie Crawford Kotula:

Bonnie Crawford Kotula’s studio practice is part science experiment, part meditation, and part mischief. Employing both cerebral and sensual faculties, she makes sculptures and installations that combine tiny LED lighting with simple materials like brightly colored found objects and cheap craft supplies. “or if there be flooding” serves as an imagined response plan to a potential catastrophe. The title of this piece is a fragment from Advice to a Wife and Mother, published in 1878. Flooding, in the context of the book, refers to postpartum hemorrhaging. However, this euphemistic language can be more literally interpreted to reference natural disasters or rising sea levels. Blinking lights aimed at shadowy vignettes of accumulated detritus in the installation signal tenderly to the viewer a warning, a lament.

And in the Members Gallery: Low Noise, a solo exhibition by Terence Hannum:

 Standing as geometric icons to decay and obsolescence, Terence Hannum presents several large-scale collage works which focus on a variety of textures, all exhumed from the discarded remains of commercial analog audio cassette tapes: colorful strips of leader tape and reflective brown Mylar, along with the gritty black marks made from peeling the magnetic dust from the backing. Hannum’s installation within Low Noise entitled Endless Gate emits a vocal drone loop through the use of two reel-to-reel tape players and spliced audiotape, the length of which is determined by the architecture of the space. Serving as both sculptural intervention and meditative sound piece, this work harkens to the Apocrypha of Brian Eno’s recording method and to Minimalist sculpture. With LOW NOISE, Hannum, a prolific musician who appears solo, with metal trio Locrian (Relapse Records), and with dream-pop trio The Holy Circle, asks us to consider both the living and the dead states of recorded media.

You can find more info on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/941960299272439/

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Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 1pm for an artist talk with C. Harvey! C’s solo exhibition, ‘The Re-Education’ is on view in our Members Gallery from November 11, 2016 through January 21, 2017.

Review of the exhibition on Bmoreart: http://bmoreart.com/2016/11/the-re-education-of-c-harvey.html

The Re-Education is an exhibition featuring mixed media and sculptural works, photography, and text in an introspective analysis of the internal and external forces that have helped condition the gifted black mind. Exploring the emotional and psychological factors that cause and enforce the poverty mindset, the collection presents a new perspective on the narrative of institutional, social, societal, economic, and generational pathology that lend a hand in perpetuating the misunderstanding and exploitation of the 21st century black in America.
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School 33 Art Center Presents:

Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions By Renee Rendine, Marcus Civin, and Bobby English Jr.

Curated by Melissa Webb

 

What follows is a dialogue between artist Marcus Civin and curator Melissa Webb. Marcus Civin’s performance installation, This table is a drum/These feet are drumsticks/And I’m sick of it will be on view at School 33 until June 18, 2016, as a part of Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions.

Civin will perform Saturday, May 14 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, June 11, at 12:00 noon. The June 11 event will feature performances by Civin and Bobby English Jr., and a panel discussion featuring Laure Drogoul, Alessandra Torres, Leslie Rogers, and Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston of Labbodies performance art laboratory, as well as the artists and curator of Shape Shifters.

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School 33 Art Center is now accepting proposals for the next three exhibitions in our 165 sq ft Project Space. Exhibitions will be approximately two months long and correspond with the exhibit dates of the Main Gallery and Members Gallery from July through January of 2016.

Use this link to apply: https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/54628 or visit School33.org and click on ‘Exhibits’, then ‘Calls for Entry’.

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Gallery detail from one of our 2015 Juried Exhibitions, Move, Maneuver. Track and Trapise, curated by Karyn Miller

Gallery detail from one of our 2015 Juried Exhibitions, Move, Maneuver. Track and Trapise, curated by Karyn Miller.

School 33 Art Center is now accepting submissions from artists for our 2016 juried group exhibitions. Applications are to be received no later than Monday, February 1, 2016, at 11:59 am.

This call for entry is open to visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad.

Our jurors, Jose’ Ruiz and Cynthia Connolly, will select artists based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision.

To apply, and to learn more about the call, our jurors, and School 33, please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/1m1iuiM .

Please contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager with any questions- mwebb@promotionandarts.org

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School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for over 25 years has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists.

On Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015, between the hours of 10am and 6pm, meet the artist, see their work and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. Use our interactive mapping tool to plan your itinerary.

Download this year’s map HERE

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School 33 Art Center invites artists to submit artwork for consideration for our annual fundraiser exhibition, LOTTA ART. This annual lottery-style event returns to our own Light Street building this year, on Saturday, November 7th, 2015! The event raises funds for the support and growth of School 33, the renowned Baltimore institution that has championed the arts for over 35 years through exhibitions, studio space, and arts education.

THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2015

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