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.

Artists:
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.

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is currently on display at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

“Through a host of media—including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets—the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s. For All the World to See includes a traveling exhibition, website, online film festival, and richly illustrated companion book.”

For more information about the exhibit, visit CADVC’s website.

EXCHANGE: a home-based artist residency is a thesis project by Hyejung Jang, a Curatorial Practice MFA candidate at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) in partnership with School 33 Art Center. EXCHANGE is designed to explore new ways and potential for forming intimate connections between artists and community members by supporting emerging artists, and integrating contemporary art into everyday life.

This is a two-month long project—from January 23 to March 23, 2013—placing two emerging international artists with two local families in Baltimore. It transforms the home into a fertile platform of new experience, cross-cultural dialogue, social integration, education, and art while the artists live with the host families. The work created by the artist during their residency will be exhibited at School 33 from March 22 to May 25.

The project is currently in the phase of raising funding through a Kickstarter campaign.

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.

 

Join pianist Brian Ganz as he continues his quest to perform every work by Chopin, on Saturday, January 19 at 8pm at Strathmore!   Brian will be performing with the National Philharmonic andwill be exploring the theme of “Small Worlds.”

His program will include Frédéric Chopin’s 5 Mazurkas, Op. 7; Trois Ecossaises, Op. 72, No. 3; Lento con Gran Espressione in C-sharp minor; Presto con Leggerezza in A-flat major; Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23; Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47; and the 24 Préludes, Op. 28.

Brian is Artist-in-Residence at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and on the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Tickets are expected to sell out – see you on January 19! http://nationalphilharmonic.org/

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.