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.
A supremely original exhibition of embroidery, diorama, sculpture, film, graffiti and PostSecret confession, promoting all manner of acute visual listening and delight for the whole family. Runs through Sept. 1. All day, American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore. Visit avam.org.
An exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. Runs through June 9, 2014. All day, the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. Visit mdhs.org/betsy-bonaparte/the-exhibition.
Starting July 28th and extending through September 1, sections of the “Parkinson’s Global Quilt,” will be on display at Tudor Heights. The quilt was created by more than 600 people affected by Parkinson’s to help raise awareness of the nearly one million Americans and the 7 to 10 million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s and the continued urgency to find a cure.
For information. contact Sherri Zaslow at 1-410-318-8000.
See parts of a quilt created by more than 600 people affected by Parkinson’s. Runs through Sept. 1, Tudor Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care, 7218 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore. Contact: 410-318-8000
An interactive pirate adventure aboard the Fearless, Baltimore’s only pirate ship. Learn to dress, talk, and walk like a pirate while searching for treasure and blasting enemies with water cannons in the Inner Harbor. Runs through Oct. 31, Fells Point, 912 S. Ann St., Baltimore. Visit urbanpirates.com.
Rainbow Loom Class. intermediate and Advanced every Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
aMuse Toys carries smart, well-designed, creative toys that stimulate children’s imaginations. High quality design & responsible manufacturing are key components to all the brands showcased in the stores.
AUGUST 17-SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 6-8PM
Free and open to the public.
THE POTENT OBJECT showcases the power of small-scale sculptural works. Featured artworks are no larger than 12 inches in any direction, but possess a much larger presence. Composed mainly of ceramic, with the possibility of some mixed media additions, these objects prove that something doesn’t have to be huge to be monumental.
Selected artists: Coreena Affleck (DE), Nikki Renee Anderson (IL), Jill Birschbuch (IL), Josephine Burr (MA), Robin Caster (NY), Ray Chen (IN), Mary K. Cloonan (MD), Staton Davis (OH), Keith Ekstam (MO), Cathy Feiss (CA), L. Ben Freund (MD), Barbara Frey (TX), Dennise Gackstetter (UT), Chandra Glendinning (TX), Steven Gorman (MO), Ariana Kolins (NY), Rebecca Lowery (IN), Wade MacDonald (MI), Matt Mitros (GA), KyoungHwa Oh (CO), Ruth Reese (MO), Jessica Smith (AL), Mitchell Spain (KS), Mary Ann Tokars-King (WA), Simon van der Ven (ME), Aaron Wilcox (NC), Alice Yutzy (MD), Katie Yang (NY), Scott Ziegler (IN)
In the Solo Gallery: 2ND ANNUAL SOLO CUP BENEFIT EXHIBITION. Hundreds of cups generously donated by ceramic artists to support our organization and programming. The artists donated them out of kindness, but it also provides an opportunity for them to win a Solo Exhibition in our gallery.
In the Community Arts Gallery: COMMUNITY ARTS TEACHING ARTISTS. This exhibition features the artwork of our Community Arts teachers, demonstrating their creativity, innovation and commitment to community and the arts.
WESTMINSTER, Md. – A solo exhibition at McDaniel College showcases mixed media paintings by Evan Boggess that are drawn from his childhood in the West Virginia mountains. “Pressure/Heat/Time: Paintings by Evan Boggess” runs Tuesday, August 27 – Friday, September 20, in McDaniel’s Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, at 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. An opening reception takes place Thursday, August 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 6 p.m.
A painter working primarily in mixed media, Evan Boggess says that his paintings behave like sculpture requiring the audience to physically move through the work.
“I grew up in the weirdness of the West Virginia mountains,” he said. “The strange, yet stoic people living in the harsh, yet beautiful landscape provided a rich pool of subject matter to draw from as a young artist. I have always painted, and the figure has been my most prevalent focus. Most recently, the figure has been evoked through the viewers themselves.”
According to Boggess, each painting in this exhibition begins as a representational study of a directly observed raw mineral and many of the minerals used also appear in the list of ingredients on tubes of paint.
“Pressure, heat, and time are the conditions that shape earth’s metamorphic minerals. They are also the conditions under which I have structured the paintings in this exhibition,” explains Boggess. “I excavate pressure, heat, and time out of the context of mineralogy and translate them into the language of painting.”
He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2011 from Maryland Institute College of Art. More information about Evan Boggess can be found at http://evanboggessart.com.
The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public. Rice Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon – 4 p.m., Thursday, noon – 8 p.m., and Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Call 410-857-2595 for more information. Visit www.mcdaniel.edu for information about McDaniel College.