Opening on March 1st, Baltimore Threadquarters will carry an eclectic selection of fabric, yarn, embroidery floss, buttons, and other sewing supplies. The shop will also host fine art installations and a variety of classes and workshops. Baltimore Threadquarters will be located in the Botteon Building at 518 South Conkling Street.

To find out more about their mission and help contribute go here.

Goucher College presents Unnatural Nature Paul Jeanes: The Clearing through March 24:

Unnatural Nature features the work of seven local artists; Zoe Friedman, Stephanie Garmey, Clarissa Gregory, Christine Neill, Lynne Parks, Olivia Rodriguez, and Marcia Wolfson Ray. Each artist is inspired by nature in one way or another yet their work is far from natural. Showing in the Silber Gallery.

In The Clearing, Jeanes explores alchemical processes of corrosion, ablation, liquefaction, and stratification with a romantically incidental approach to creation. Each of his works are developed improvisationally, without a finalized compositional plan, while upwards of 25 layers of paint are individually applied and removed from each painting. Every layer is subsequently scraped across and into the canvas, which equalizes the surface so that a unified flattening occurs. Through this labor-intensive process of application and removal, he attempts to depict a kind of turbulent, chromatic atmosphere where shifting fragments and gestures are at once illuminated and obscured. Showing in the Rosenberg Art Gallery.

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

The Franklin Square community was recently featured on ABC Baltimore’s “The List” for their participation in the PNC Transformative Art Project. As a recipient of the 2012 grant, Franklin Square has worked with Civic Works, Can Collective, Living Classrooms and artists Emily CD, Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn to create a multi-media sculptural installation that celebrates the power of people and plants.