The 2013 Vans Custom Culture competition is underway with open registration. The first 1,500 US-based public or private high schools that register receive 4 pairs of blank canvas shoes. Students then design and create art on the shoes in one of four categories, submit photos online and public votes choose five finalists. Winners get to show off their work and the winning school’s art program gets $50,000. For more information, visit www.vans.com/customculture.
The Open Society Institute-Baltimore seeks dynamic activists and social entrepreneurs interested in implementing projects that address problems in underserved communities in Baltimore City.
For fellowships beginning the fall of 2013, awards are in the amount of $60,000 over 18 months.
Please note: The application process has changed this year. The first step is now submitting a letter of inquiry. Learn more or download the application.
This photo was submitted by Patricia Stoakley. The sculpture can be found outside of New All Saint Church in Baltimore, located at Eldorado and Liberty Heights.
Submit your Art Seen photos here.
THE MAE WEST SUITE
GRAPHIC WORK BY RAOUL MIDDLEMAN
January 23 – March 23, 2013
Opening tonight: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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.
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