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Events - 18 Jul 13

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Saturday, August 10, 2013
Bliss Point, Brett Freund Solo Exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks

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

|P 410.578.191Bliss Point Brett Fruend June 22-August 10, 20139|F 410.578.0058|

Monday, July 1, 2013 - Monday, September 2, 2013
Gizmos, Gadgets and Gears

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 or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.

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Friday, July 5, 2013 - Saturday, August 10, 2013

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 

Call 410.578.1919 for more information

Monday, July 8, 2013 - Saturday, July 27, 2013
Notre Dame of Maryland University Hosts “Looking Away,” an Artscape Gallery Network Exhibit
“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
“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. 
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Gizmos, Gadgets And Gears

Three floors of the Maryland Science Center transform into a hotbed of contraptions, challenges and creative inspiration.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore.


Thursday, July 18, 2013
SONiA at Baldwin’s Station!

Baldwin’s Station
7618 Main Street, Sykesville, Maryland
“Best Acoustic-Music Venue” City Paper — Best of Baltimore 2000
Thursday July 18th, 2013
Show time: 8:00 P.M. Tickets $20.00

SONiA in concert Thursday July 18th, 2013 at
Baldwin’s Station, 7618 Main St., in the old B & O Railroad Station, in historic Sykesville, MD.
Tickets are $20.00. Show time is 8:00 P.M. The concert room opens for seating and dining at
6:30 P.M. Tickets & information, call Baldwin’s at 410-795-1041.

SONiA is one of the most dynamic performers in music today. She performs energetic, conscience-driven music. Solo or with her band disappear fear, she delivers powerful songs that challenge injustice, performed with passion and hope.

From the Opera House in Sydney, to the Open House in Jerusalem, SONiA (Rutstein aka disappear fear) writes and performs captivating love songs and confronts the hypocrisies and biases of our culture with a positive message of openness and optimism.

Having performed in Israel/Palestine and in many parts of the world, SONiA’s Judaic roots live in the colors of her songs and paintings. SONiA has performed in 16 countries and has just as many award winning Albums to her credit. She has received the GLAMA Award for Female Artist of the Year, Best Band, Best Song, WAMA Award for Best Vocalist, Out Music Award for OUTstanding World Music CD, OUTstanding Single,Best in Blues Finalist for IMA Awards, and Finalist for the Telluride Song Competition.

SONiA is a member of the Grammy Foundation for the Recording Industry of America and Amnesty International.

Her talent as a guitar player led the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to create a SONiA Model which has been sold in the US, Germany and Australia.

Singing in English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew, her powerful honesty touches people of varied social and ethnic backgrounds, especially those moving towards a positive world vision.

SONiA’s new CD, “Broken Film” will be released in September.