Preach! is a new body of work from Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent that draws parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing debate over marriage equality in the United States.

Preach! is on display in the Herbert Bearman Art Galley of the Frederick-Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum from February 7 – March 31. The installation was developed by students of MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS).

For more information on Preach! and EDS visit www.preachjeffreykent.com.

DIE HARD
Wednesday, February 6th, 9pm at the Charles Theater
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Gunky’s Basement, the MD Film Fest series curated and hosted by Dan Deacon + Jimmy Joe Roche, continues with a rare 35mm screening of DIE HARD!

**Advance tickets now on sale at Red Emma’s and Atomic Books!**

Directed by John McTiernan (Predator, Last Action Hero), and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, this is the landmark action-thriller that spawned a franchise–and a thousand imitations. Come see it, big and loud, on the largest screen at The Charles!

As always with Gunky’s Basement, it’s a 35mm print for just $5!

THE SOURCE FAMILY
Tuesday, February 19th, 7:30pm at MICA Brown Center
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Maryland Film Festival is proud to announce the Baltimore return of MFF 2012 crowd-favorite documentary THE SOURCE FAMILY (formerly known as The Source), with co-director Jodi Wille and Source family member Explosion Aquarian presenting! One of the essential documentaries about the counter-cultural experience of the 1960s and ’70s, this special festival screening of The Source (co-directed by Wille and Maria Demopoulos) will take place as part of our popular Spotlight Series.
The MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series showcases the best of independent film and unites filmmakers with audiences. Each Spotlight Series film features a conversation between WYPR 88.1FM’s Tom Hall and the filmmaker, followed by a Q & A with the audience. Past titles in the series include BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, and THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE.
Tickets are $7 for this screening, or FREE to current Friends of the Festival members!

J.M. Giordano.                                                                                                                 Photo: J. Lucio

Good stuff going on at Creative Alliance tonight!

5-30pm- J. M. Giordano – Wonderland Exhibit Opening
Alessandra Torres Open studio
7pm Cocktails!

8pm Blood Red Kisses, White Hot Thrills Performance!
Short snappy funny film noir spoofs plus a seriously sultry torch singer who will make you feel you’re in a nightclub straight out of the 1940s. 7pm cocktails, 8pm show, tickets are 15 dollars.

But wait, there’s more!

Friday’s event is a “teaser” for the film-noir themed Creative Alliance costume Marquee Ball on Saturday, April 20. (In the photos promoting the Ball you’ll also recognize me as the “femme fatale”). Come to the Marquee Ball on April 20 decked out in those 1940s fedoras and slinky black dresses, and have a night to remember!

Civil Society Institute Fellowship Available:  One fellowship for a minority artist with demonstrable financial need from New Haven, Jersey City, or Baltimore.  The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants.  This award also includes a $500 travel stipend.

This award and 40 others are available at our February 15th deadline, including 16 open merit-based fellowships, 2 awards for outstanding American poets with financial need, relief awards for artists affected by Hurricane Sandy, and more. Learn about all of our current fellowship opportunities at www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships.

Applications are due by February 15th, 2013. This year, we have partnered with SlideRoom to bring you an improved online application process. To get started, visit  www.vermontstudiocenter.org/apply, or vsc.slideroom.com.

If you have any questions, contact David Grozinsky, Admissions Coordinator, at david@vermontstudiocenter.org or 802-635-2727.