Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Bliss Point, Brett Freund Solo Exhibition.This exhibition features Freund’s work from his past year as the Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist. The show runs June 22- August 10, 2013.
Bliss Point- the amount of an ingredient such as salt, sugar, or fat which optimizes palatability.
This exhibition is the culmination of Freund’s year in the Baltimore Clayworks’ studio as our Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist. Featuring slip-cast forms intuitively rearranged into functional and
sculptural objects. The origins of Freund’s work starts conceptually as a product that communicates preciousness but is manipulated with a chaotic integrity that confuses intention and understanding of value.His work investigates patterns of aesthetics and symbols in order to produce a mash-up of form and imagery by exploring the decorative nature of the highbrow and the surplus of culture.
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become an epicenter for Do-It-Yourself invention beginning July 1, as all three floors of the Maryland Science Center transform into a hotbed of contraptions, challenges and creative inspiration for Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears—a special summer experience all day, every day, through Labor Day.
Visitors can build it, break it, test it or take it home in dozens of Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears activities and workshops engineered for an imagination-fueled summer of tinkering. Among the 50+ experiences that turn visitors into inventors are mousetrap-built racecar races, rubber band-powered helicopter flight tests, recycled CD art design and pinhole camera construction. Guests should keep their eyes peeled for Pop-Up, Bite-sized and Shock Science demonstrations—unannounced moments of exploring science marvels such as stomp rockets, zoetropes and alka-seltzer powered propulsions.
Gizmos, Gadgets & Gears activities are free with paid admission to the Maryland Science Center. For dates of specific activities, more information and ticket prices, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.
JUNE 22–AUGUST 10, 2013
Clifford’s pieces are made by the assemblage of hundreds of press molded, kitsch forms to create texture that at first glance seems to be a mere surface, but then draws the viewer in with slices of recognizable imagery. He transforms these hollow, trite sentimentalized images that come from commercial molds of ‘art’ to create the work. The forms themselves are cast from found objects like refined teacups and serving pieces from cast off china sets, images of refinement and wealth and act as a contrast to the surface.
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
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“Looking Away,” an exhibition of works by local and regional artists curated by Geoff Delanoy, will be shown in Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University, starting Monday, July 8, and running through Saturday, July 27.An opening reception will take place Friday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is open to the public and free of charge. Gormley Gallery hours are8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-532-5582 or log onto www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery.“Looking Away” is part of the Artscape Gallery Network of exhibitions highlighting the 2013 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize applicants, along with artists working throughout the region. The exhibit presents the work of artists whose practice engages with the photograph’s descriptive capacity. Using a variety of techniques, these artists interrogate the medium’s role as record and memory.July 8-27, 2013 at Gormley Gallery
- Catherine Borg’s images from her Scouted series document erased and altered places photographed in 1994 and considered as stand-in locations for a fictionalized narrative based on actual events. Her re-contextualized images provide a unique vantage to see through time and to ask viewers to look at and through the layers. Her work has been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally at Galeria Grita Insam in Vienna, Austria and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as well as galleries in Nevada, New Jersey, Los Angeles and New York City.
- In the photographs of Ricardo Contreras, figures float suspended between one state of being and another in a dissolving space created by the physical dissolution of the photographic emulsion through the Mordençage technique. Contreras’s photographs explore the moment between one space and another. Contreras is a recent graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art where he was one of two recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts John Rena Art Scholarship.
- William Knipscher is an artist whose work explores the themes of death, absence, impermanence and temporality. His work, richly conceptual, is expressed through a physical manipulation of photography that collapses the boundaries between technology and craft. Knipscher has exhibited nationally and his work is held by private collectors, as well as the British Council in Washington, DC
- Kim Llerena is a photographic artist and educator currently based in Baltimore. Working in various formats, she engages photography’s indexical and artistic properties as a means to critically examine the descriptive implications of the medium. Llerena was featured in the 2012 Young Blood exhibition at Maryland Art Place, and has exhibited widely in Maryland, California, and New York.
- The photographs in Ginevra Shay’s series Memories use archival family pictures, re-photographed to explore the concept of fabricated memories. Shay is an artist, curator and photo archivist. Her work has been exhibited locally and published nationally and internationally. She is the community darkroom founder and head of photo programming at Current Space in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Marian Ochoa uses collage in her series Photochromies to survey experiences of light and color as recorded photographically. The final works, what Ochoa calls ‘color compositions’ stand as a testament not to the individual experience that each photograph captures, but rather to an experience of light in a series of places over an expanse of time. Ochoa has exhibited locally and nationally; her most recent solo exhibits include shows at the T. Rowe Price Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland and Studio G, Houston, Texas.The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, held in conjunction with Baltimore’s annual Artscape juried exhibition, is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. More than 300 artists apply for the prestigious Sondheim Prize which awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or an artist collaborative living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. The Artscape Gallery Network promotes continued enjoyment of America’s largest, free arts festival and encourages visitors and residents to visit and support Baltimore‘s local galleries.Gormley Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an organization dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, unites of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.
Have you ever dreamed directing your own film? Do you create a cast of characters in your spare time and wish you could bring them to life? Well now you can! We invite all aspiring directors, animators, sculptors, and screen play writers to join us for a collaborative experience in developing our very own claymation masterpiece!
At the end of the week we will screen our film together and celebrate our cinematic success! Class includes all materials and firings.
Half Day Fee: $170 Members; $195 Non-Members
4-week class (consecutive Tuesdays)
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 | 7-9:30 pm
Pre-registration is required. Cost of class is $100 per couple.
Location: Center for Jewish Education
5708 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore MD 21215
On Tuesday evening, August 13 at 7pm in the lobby of the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, at 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, “Open Mic Nights at the Gordon” will begin.
This FREE event is an opportunity for performers to showcase their talents to friends, family, or neighbors. A P.A. system is provided so artists can come prepared with their acoustic instruments, whether they are guitars, voices, verses, or a djembe. Only hand drums can be accommodated (no drum set provided). Come one, come all! Spread the word about this to your music-loving friends.
Open Mic nights provide a great platform for amateur or up-and-coming musicians (or for that matter- poets, comedians, anyone who wants 15 minutes of fame). It’s also a fun night to be an audience member and enjoy supporting local talent—after all, artists cannot do what they do best without an audience.
Sign-up for the event starts at 6:30pm. First come, first served. Music begins at 7pm. Each artist will be limited to three songs. Refreshments will available for sale.
The Gordon Center strives to give more local artists performance and collaboration opportunities. Stay tuned for an exciting 2013-14 Gordon Center season of national talent in music, dance, comedy, film and more to be announced later this summer.