Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar
Published: May 16, 2012
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, (410) 455-2232, umbc.edu/library, noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Photographer’s Eye: Civil War Photographs Selected from the UMBC Photography Collections runs through May 31.
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., (410) 244-1900, avam.org, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs, & Karma celebrates the circular. A highlight: Scott Weaver’s incredible replica of San Francisco, made of 100,000 toothpicks.
Antreasian Gallery, 1111 W. 36th St., (410) 235-4420, antreasiangallery.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Randall Gornowich, who made the giant flamingo outside Hampden’s Cafe Hon, shows his photographs May 23-June 2. June 6-10, Ralph Slesinski displays his “hon” paintings. John Held’s landscape paintings run from Sept.5-23.
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., (410) 578-1919, baltimoreclayworks.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Clay from the Classroom: 16th Annual Student Exhibition runs June 2-16, with a reception June 2 from 6-8 p.m. Shalya Marsh: Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist and the works of Nick Ramey run June 23-Aug. 4, with a reception June 23 from 6-8 p.m. Lavish and Lush, curated by Erin Furimsky and Tammie Rubin, runs Aug. 11-Sept. 22, with an opening reception Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. The Second Sales Weekend is noon-8 p.m. June 2 and noon-5 p.m June 3., with a ticketed preview party on June 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2012 Finalists features the work of Lisa Dillin, Jonathan Duff, Hasan Elahi, Matthew Janson, John McNeil, and Renee Stout, prior to the announcement of the winner on July 14; the exhibition runs June 16-July 29. Embroidered Treasures: Textiles from Central Asia runs through July 8. Works by musician Nathan Bell, multidisciplinary artist Alexander Heilner and sculptor David Knopp—the three winners of the 2012 Baker Artist Awards—run Sept. 5-Oct. 7.
C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St., (410) 539-1080, cgrimaldisgallery.com, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. An exhibition of photographs of St. Petersburg, Russia taken by Alexey Titarenko between 1991 and 2009 run through June 30. Summer ‘12, a group exhibition of gallery artists, including Sondheim prize nominees, runs from July 11-Sept. 1, with a reception on July 11 from 6-8 p.m. Dates subject to change.
The Contemporary Museum, various locations, (410) 783-5720, contemporary.org. Baltimore Liste, the much-anticipated annual show in which local galleries nominate artists, runs through May 27 at 1 E. Baltimore St. On May 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., a Liste-related “happening” will take place, including Wham City Comedy Night. Another “happening,” yet to be planned at press time, takes place May 25 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This year’s Liste artists are: Armacost/Planck, Lisa Dillin, Skye Gilkerson, Ben Kelley, Justin Kelly, James Johnson, T.R. Kaltrieder, Christopher Lavoie, Steven Riddle, James Rieck, Jimmie Joe Roche, and Nicole Shiflet. Seven local galleries participated in the nomination process. Cannonball Fever—a citywide exhibition of 50-80 painted cannonballs by numerous artists—opens with a party in the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw St. On June 14, a film by Josh Wade Smith premieres at the Pier V Hotel, 711 Eastern Ave. at 7 p.m. The Contemporary commissioned Smith to create a 15-minute video; it is a hybrid between The Amazing Race and a re-enactment of the War of 1812 from the perspective of various participants. On June 29, the Contemporary hosts “Jousting at the Charm City Court,” a bicycle jousting event along Falls Road involving foam “pool noodles” and paper armor decorated by local artists.
Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays. Earl’s Place: Monkey’s on Our Back, artwork by 17 homeless men, runs through May 27. Time Bandits, with paintings by Ryan Browning and MacKenzie Peck’s photography, video, and sculpture runs through June 2. Disappearing Islands, an exhibition of photos of Smith Island by teenage girls taking part in the National Geographic Photo Camp, runs May 31-June 23. The annual Big Show, featuring artwork by members, runs June 30-July 28 with a blow-out party June 30, 7-10 p.m.
Current Gallery, 421 N. Howard St., currentspace.com, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. History Repeats Itself, featuring works by Mark Rice and Lou Joseph, runs Aug. 18-Sept. 1 with a reception Aug. 18 from 6-9 p.m.
EMP Collective, 306 W. Redwood St., empcollective.org, Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m-7 p.m. Fluidtoons: First Year in NYC, an animation and illustration exhibition by Brett Thompson, runs June 15-July 6, with an opening June 15 at 8 p.m. featuring musical acts and animated films. Through the Needle’s Eye, a multidisciplinary exhibition curated by the Rotating History Project and dedicated to the exploration of Baltimore’s Garment District, runs July 14-Aug. 10.
Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St., (410) 516-0341, museums.jhu.edu, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tai Hwa Goh: Lullaby in Evergreen, in which an artist transforms the mansion’s staircase into a three-dimensional sculpture using hand-waxed prints, runs through May 27. Eliot Porter: Trees, an exhibition of dye transfer prints of trees created between 1958 and 1975, runs through Aug. 26. Sculpture at Evergreen: Landscape as Laboratory, 10 site-specific installations by students from the University of Maryland’s Landscape Architecture program, runs through Sept. 30. Alix Aym�: European Perception and Asian Poeticism, including nearly 40 works by the 20th-century French artist, runs through Sept. 30.
Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles St., (410) 435-0100, ndm.edu, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, or by appointment. Strange Game, curated by Sarah Jablecki, runs July 9-29, with a reception July 13 from 6-8 p.m.
Goya Contemporary, Mill Center, 3000 Chestnut Ave., Studio 214, (410) 366-2001, goyacontemporary.com, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, by appointment noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Threshold, a show of works by Timothy App, is on display through July 7.
Guest Spot, 1826 Fleet St., guestspot.org, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, 5-7 p.m Wednesdays. or by appointment. Reveal + Hidden, a group exhibition featuring seven artists, including 2011 Baker Artist Award winner Gary Kachadourian, runs through June 16. Landscape Remix, with works by seven artists, including Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, runs June 22-Aug.4, with an opening reception on June 22 at 7 p.m. “The Sound of Art,” a companion lecture by Paddy Johnson on her new album, occurs on July 14 at 8 p.m. at Floristree. The event will be followed by a live remixing of the LP, which includes the sounds of stampeding animals, Hebrew prayer, and 100 carpenters pounding 10,000 nails. Comfort Zone, featuring works by Grayson Cox, Kim Faler, Ryan Hoover, and Chloe Watson, runs Aug. 17-Sept. 22 with a reception on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art, North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave., icabaltimore.org, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays . Westing, an early-career survey of the work of Jason Meyer, runs from June 22-July 1, with an opening reception June 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light St., (443) 955-1547, jordanfaye.com, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and by appointment. Infotropy, with sculpture, assemblage, and drawings by Lat Naylor, shows through May 26. Diapoth�que, featuring photographs by Edwin Remsberg of women floating behind glass enclosures, seemingly free of gravity, also runs through May 26.
Load of Fun Gallery, 120 W. North Ave., email@example.com, loadoffun.net, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. A student exhibition from Baltimore Lab School runs May 28-June 4. Quotidian Hypertopos: Sketches, Streetscapes and Gardens in Contemporary China, with works by Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning professor Jeremy Kargon, runs June 7-24, with an opening reception on June 7 at 7 p.m. A 2 Z: African Origami runs July 1-29. The Station North Salon Show, sponsored by the Charles North Community Association, runs Aug. 1-31. An exhibition of the works of Johanna Drukker runs Sept. 3-15, and Kunst ist Scheisse!, a tribute to John Heartfield, a German artist whose work was banned during Hitler’s Third Reich, runs Sept. 17-Oct. 31.
Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100, (410) 962-8565, MDartplace.org, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Polipop & Paintings, featuring the digital paintings of Korean-American new media artist Mina Cheon, runs through June 30. Young Blood 2012, a group show of recent area MFA grads, runs July 17-Aug. 25.
Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 225-2280, mica.edu, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. The Community Art Collaborative Exhibition runs May 24–June 13 in the Fox 3 Gallery with a 4-7 p.m. community festival May 24. For the first time in more than a decade, a staff exhibition will run June 1-20 in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries with a 5-7 p.m. reception June 7. The MFA in Studio Art thesis exhibition runs June 28–July 14 in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries with a 6-8 p.m. reception July 13. Second and third year MFA in Studio Art Exhibition students show their works in the Fox 3 Gallery July 6-13. The MA in Art Education Thesis Exhibition runs July 25-27 in the Pinkard Gallery. The School for Professional and Continuing Studies Student Exhibition run Aug. 9-16 with a 5-7 p.m. reception on Aug. 16. An exhibition featuring the 2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize semi-finalists runs 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 20 and 21 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries with a 6-9 p.m. reception July 19.
Min�s Gallery, 815 W. 36th St., (410) 732-4258, minasgalleryandboutique.com, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Textile artist Kathy Strauss’ Time/Space/Matter runs through May 31. What I may have seen on Routes 70 & 340, featuring Teddy Johnson’s paintings, runs June 2-Aug. 26, with an opening reception on June 2 at 6 p.m.
Nomad Gallery, various locations and times, (330) 329-7756, facebook.com/BmoreNoMad. Driven Within, featuring the works of ceramic artists Nikki Marie and Derek Glenn Martin, runs May 17-25 at a pop-up gallery space at 445 S. Robinson St. The exhibition is open noon-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and by appointment. The opening reception is May 18 at 8 p.m. Nowhere Place, a juried exhibition by Nick Simko runs June 22-July 13 at the same location. Aftermath, an exhibition on artists’ “bi-products,” runs July 20-22 at 11 W. Chase St., on view in the hours after Artscape.
Nudashank, 405 W. Franklin St., 3rd floor, nudashank.com, by appointment. Co-owned by City Paper contributor Alex Ebstein, Nudashank this summer hosts a group show of female painters curated by Jamillah James, City Paper’s Best Curator, 2009. The show runs Aug. 4-Aug. 31.
Open Space, 2720 Sisson St., openspacebaltimore.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4-8 p.m. Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. The Joanna Presents: Plastic Ono Banditos, a “gallery trade” show with The Joanna, a Houston gallery, opens May 26. On July 4, Open Space will host their third annual Sculptyard Wars exhibition. This year the competition features a video show of artists producing unsolicited video advertisements for local businesses.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800, africanamericanculture.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays Growing up AFRO: Snapshots of Black Childhood, a pictorial exhibition of 120 images from the Afro-American newspaper, runs from June 23-Dec. 30. Among Poets: Maryland’s Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton, photographs of Lucille Clifton and her poet friends, runs from June 15-Dec. 30.
School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., (410) 396-4641, school33.org, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Three exhibitions run concurrently at School 33 from June 9-Aug. 18, with a reception on July 7 from 3-6 p.m. Magically Suspicious is a group exhibition of 14 artists whose works confound with material manipulation and visual trickery. Geographies, an exhibition of works by Jowita Wyszomirska, features pieces that reference mapping. And Subtext, a sound installation by Carrie Fucile, is a recording composed of only the wordless pauses within songs.
sophiajacob, 510 W. Franklin St., sophiajacob.com, email@example.com, by appointment. Inaugural, the first show at this new gallery, runs through May 27. It includes works by Ariel Dill, Leah Mackin, and Zach Storm. An exhibition of the works of 2010 Sondheim Prize finalist Christopher LaVoie—also part of this year’s Baltimore Liste exhibition—runs June 2-July 7, with a reception on June 2 from 7-10 p.m. An exhibition curated by Szechuan Best, a collaborative curatorial team composed of Max Guy and Peggy Chiang, runs from July 14-Aug. 18, with a reception on July 14 from 7-10 p.m.
Steven Scott Gallery, 808 S. Ann St., (410) 902-9300, stevenscottgallery.com, noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Robert Andriulli: New Landscapes and Seascapes from Maine, Pennsylvania and Florida and Frank Trefny: Recent Still Lifes and Delaware Seascapes run through June 30. The gallery’s 24th annual summer group exhibition opens July 3 and runs through Sept. 29.
Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Hashiguchi Goyo’s Beautiful Women, featuring the works of an early 20th century Japanese printmaker, runs May 19-Aug. 12. Public Property, a participatory exhibition in which the public decides what goes on display, runs June 17-Aug. 19. Paradise Imagined: The Garden in the Islamic and Christian World runs from June 30-Sept. 23.