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Monday, February 24, 2014 - Friday, April 4, 2014
Book of Dreams: PostCards Home

Ferguson Gallery is pleased to present the art of Baltimore artist, Sanzi Kermes. In this exhibit, Book of Dreams: PostCards Home, multimedia artist Sanzi Kermes presents installation art, artist’s books, and prints, three components that comprise her vast artistic practice.

PostCards Home is an installation in which the audience is invited to mail a postcard back to the artist, which then will be incorporated into a future edition of artists books. Completed books and prints presented in this exhibition document and present artist and audience interactions from the past decade.

Kermes’ Scrabble series explores the intersection of art and play by documenting Scrabble games the artist has played visually and linguistically through the printmaking process. An avid Scrabble player, Kermes started this project after a conversation with Minimalist artist Brice Marden in 2000. She says “Brice said he has a fixed set of parameters to guide his art practice – and that he subsequently has the freedom to break those parameters.  I began to think about that when I played Scrabble: a game with a fixed set of parameters, 100 tiles; 225 squares. How many variations from that beginning might occur?” This innovative series of prints is a creative record incorporating many facets of the game. Each set of prints is presented as an artist’s book.

Born in Pittsburgh, Kermes has lived and worked in England, where she received her Masters in Contemporary Fine Art Practice in 2008 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Her paintings were collected extensively while in the UK.  Kermes returned to Baltimore in 2009 and has since focused her practice on both painting and the making of artist books. She has exhibited widely in the UK and in the US at venues including Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Waldorf School of Baltimore, Minas Gallery, and Maryland Art Place.

Reception Thursday, February 27, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk March 27 at noon

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1-2 p.m.

Michael Raphael

CEO of Direct Dimensions will introduce us to the exciting new technology of 3-D printing.

Friday, February 28, 2014
MAC’s Change of Heart Zumba Class

Maryland Athletic Club & Wellness Center (MAC) is happy to announce they will be hosting a Change of Heart event next month. Change of Heart is a grassroots program, presented by SELF magazine, that was created to educate woman about heart disease, make them aware of their personal risk and motivate them to improve their overall health through volunteer organized fitness events.

Heart disease is the number one killer of woman, yet only one in five American women believes that heart disease is their greatest health threat. With awareness, education and care, heart disease can be prevented. Change of Heart works to do just that!

he MAC encourages its members and the public to register and take part in their Change of Heart Zumba class. Each participant will receive a Change of Heart water bottle, a Go Red for Women “Red Dress” pin, a “Start With Your Heart” magnet, important heart health tips as well as print and digital subscriptions to SELF magazine.

Friday, February 28, 2014 - Sunday, March 2, 2014
Monster Jam

(Baltimore, M.D.) –Monster Jam® returns to the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, M.D. February 28 – March 2, 2014. This will be the only Monster Jam engagement in Baltimore during 2014.

Monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate almost 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. They whirl and fly 130 feet into the air, amazing audiences of all ages.

Patrons with a ticket to the 2:00 pm shows on Saturday, March 1st and Sunday, March 2nd, plus a valid Pit Pass, can kick off the event in the Party in the Pits from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. During the Party in the Pits, fans and families have an opportunity to see the trucks up close and take photos and get autographs from their favorite drivers. Pit Passes are available for $10 at the Baltimore Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Monster Jam®

Baltimore Arena | Baltimore, M.D. | February 28 – March 2, 2014

Show Dates:

Friday, February 28 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 1 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 2 – 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Information: Ticket prices starting at $15. Kid’s tickets are $10. All tickets are $2 more on the day of show. Additional fees may apply.

Tickets are available now at the Baltimore Arena box office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Thursday, November 13, 2014
SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D At National Aquarium

Join SpongeBob SquarePants and his underwater friends on a rollicking adventure in Bikini Bottom this spring with SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D – The Great Jelly Rescue attraction, coming to National Aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater from March 1, 2014 through November 13, 2014.

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