Preach! New Works by Jeffrey Kent is a solo exhibition held at the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park. Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent presents a new body of work that draws parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing debate over marriage equality in the United States.
“This [body of] work explores the premise that Americans, who fought to achieve justice and equality, now deny it” – Kent
The Maryland Institute College of Art’s current Exhibition Development Seminar is a yearlong course featuring a group of student curators, educators and designers working with the Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park.
For more information please visit www.preachjeffreykent.com or find us on twitter or facebook.
J.M. Giordano’s promotional shots for last year’s Marquee Ball brought Alice in Wonderland’s fanciful characters so much alive that it seemed they’d step out of the picture frame. Giordano brings his magical collection of photographs back to our gallery and reveals the 2013 Marquee Ball theme “Kiss Me Deadly”. Opens Friday Feb 1, 5:30 – 7:30pm. On view in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery Feb 1 – 8. More info: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/j-m-giordano-wonderland
Everyone has a career story, and Maryland New Directions (MND) wants to hear yours! MND seeks guest speakers to help motivated job-seekers learn about career fields and how to move from one job to another. Join us for story-sharing, Q+A and networking.
There’s a reason why French is called the language of romance. Find out why at French Fridays. This is a new workshop taught by Highlandtown art collector, writer, and art critic Zbigniew Janowski. Sit with the latest art installment in our gallery and enjoy a few glasses of French wine as you speak your way to love! Drinks included in price. Beginners welcome. Every Friday in February: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22. 6:00 – 7:00pm. Adv reg $40, $30 mbrs. Walk-in $50, $40 mbrs. Info & tix: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/french-fridays
Since forming in 2006 to honor and emulate one of the most popular bands of the 90s, Crowded Streets have earned a reputation as “the second best Dave Mathews Band.” This talented group of musicians extends Dave Mathews Band’s legacy through a multi-dimensional approach, recreating their timeless music faithfully, while also reinventing it a bit with interpretive jams. Crowded Streets bring power, precision and excitement to each performance and, through meticulous practice habits, ensure each song is performed with the true, Dave Mathews Band sound.
Generous Company’s GUMBO returns to Theatre Project January 31 through February 9, 2013. This festival will consist of presentations of more than 25 new works in various stages of development over two weeks.
GUMBO, a festival of new work from theatre, visual arts, and music, is a two week hot house to nurture and generate artistic responses to recent conversations about the brain, perception, and creativity. Generous Company has challenged visual artists, musicians, and playwrights to view or read one accessible conversation/chapter on the artistic brain and then create a piece of work in response. We will be showcasing 20 new short plays written by playwright alumni of WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory in response to this challenge as well as a host of visual and musical artists.
Artists at GUMBO 2013 will be gaining inspiration from the work of Nobel Prize winning neurobiologist Dr. Eric Kandel. Kandel’s groundbreaking books In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of the Mind (2007) and The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present (2012) present stunning new portraits of how the human brain creates memories and how the brain responds to art. In Search of Memory presents Kandel’s mandate that these groundbreaking discoveries into the biology of the brain should be made accessible to non-scientists. The Age of Insight extends this idea to artists by proposing “Knowing Ourselves: The New Dialogue Between Art and Science” as the concluding chapter. Through these two books as well as a host of discussions and lectures with several of his colleagues available online Kandel has extended an invitation from the field of neurobiology and Generous Company and their colleagues will find a way to respond in their own forms.
In addition to presentations of visual artists, musicians, and playwrights, Generous Company will present workshop production of a new devised work The Beholder’s Share. Generous Company’s diverse company including specializations in mathematics, psychology, visual, multimedia, and performing arts will allow Generous Company to engage Kandel’s ideas in a way that can provoke the audience’s understanding of perception on an intellectual and biological level, as well as being a theatrically engaging evening of work.
(The Beholder’s Share has been made possible by support from the William G. Baker, Mr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards www.BakerArtistAwards.org.)
Johnny Mercer is probably the greatest of all American lyricists. His more than fifteen hundred songs include “Moon River,” “That Old Black Magic,” and “Blues in the Night.” Arty, with chanteuse/actress Mink Stole, jazz diva Felicia Carter, and emerging star Jonathan Gilmore sing Mercer’s hits. Jazz guitar master Michael Raitzyk leads the band with special guest upright bassist Amy Shook. Feb 8. 8pm. $20, $15 mbrs. Info & tix: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/arty-hill-presents-blues-night
Help the local chapter of anti-street harassment movement Hollaback! celebrate their 2nd birthday party!
PRESAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTS! (in cheap raffle form)
So bring some dollas, come and holla, and LETS HAVE SOME FUN!
Raffle Prizes from:
Big Crunch Amp & Guitar Repair
The Line Campaign
$8 gets you in AND gets you a free raffle ticket!
*This party, just like Hollaback!, is for all us Baltimoreans. For those who experience street harassment, bystanders who witness it, or folks who support those who do. It’s for all genders, all ages, all races, all classes, all orientations, all languages, all education levels and all expressions of all of the above. Street harassment doesn’t discriminate (it happens to all types of people, perpetrated by all types of people) so why should we? Let’s get together, as we are and were meant to be, and let’s party.