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.
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.
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.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW) is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of photographs by world-famous Israeli photographer Rudi Weissenstein. Forty four selected photographs from the exhibition Your Fortunate Eyes will appear in the Center’s Goldman Art Gallery from September 1 through October 13, 2013. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=113
Retrospective exhibit features select works from noted Baltimore abstract painter and her former Notre Dame Art students
Kate Purvis-Montoya ’68, Marsha Gallo’ 68, Claudia A. DeMonte ’69, Carla Tomaszewski ’73, Lucy Jaffe ’77, Sarah Butcher ’80, and Effie Gereny.
September 3 through October 10, 2013
Reception Saturday, September 21 from 4 to 6 pm
Gallery Talk & Closing Reception Tuesday, October 8, 2013 4:30 to 6:30
Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 N Charles Street
Fourier Hall, 2nd floor
Baltimore, MD 21210
Gormley Gallery is pleased to present a survey of Baltimore abstract artist and former Notre Dame Art faculty member’s work in Gladys Goldstein: Retrospective and Alumnae Invitational, opening September 3. The exhibition will present a range of Goldstein’s artistic accomplishments alongside the work of selected Art department alumnae.
Gladys Goldstein was a prolific Baltimore artist whose career spanned six decades. She is widely known for her abstract paintings, and ground-breaking artwork with collage and handmade paper. Gladys Goldstein studied art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and later the Art Students League, in New York. Goldstein was an active participant in Baltimore’s art community, exhibiting locally and internationally.
Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Free admission. For more information, call 410-532-5582 or log onto www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery.
MINDY WEISEL | NOT NEUTRAL
In Memory of Fran Eizenstat
September 3 – December 28, 2013
The Kreeger Museum is pleased to announce the opening to the public of Mindy Weisel | Not Neutral on September 3, 2013. This exhibition is comprised of three significant bodies of work that parallel one another in large-scale human and environmental tragedies – Paintings of the Holocaust (ca. 1980), Survival of Beauty (2010), and After Tohoku (2012). In each series Weisel reveals her exploration of deep emotion through color, gestural marks, surface tension, and composition. These works are profound expressions of the triumph of beauty, reconciliation, and healing over human tragedy, loss, and destruction.
“The Art of Mindy Weisel and the Relevance of Abstract Expressionism”
Thursday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 pm Lecture by Dr. Erich Keel
For more information, please visit http://www.kreegermuseum.org/
The Donald Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art is on exhibit from September 3 – October 20, 2013. The first exhibition of Donald Rothfeld’s extraordinary gift of Israeli Art to the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in honor of Ambassador Michael B. Oren. The 161-piece collection chronicles Israel’s history and includes the work of numerous prominent and emerging Israeli artists, including Uri Aran, Yael Bartana, Tsibi Geva, Moshe Kupferman, Siglat Landau, Elad Lassry, and Michael Rovner.
Theatre Project will present NYC-based Cloud of Fools Theater Company’s production of its original play The Whistling Mortician, September 6 – 8, 2013, at its theatre located at 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore.
Incorporating dance, music and theater with whimsy and precision, The Whistling Mortician is the story of a poor Prussian laborer living in the hotbed of 1870′s Alsace-Lorraine. One fateful day following the Franco-Prussian war, he whistles the wrong national anthem up and down the streets of his town – and directly into trouble. Fleeing to far-off countries and meeting colorful characters along the way, he finds himself drawn towards the work that will define his life.
Using sticks and foam-board, the world of The Whistling Mortician will traverse whole continents and oceans as it unfurls the whimsical journey of our hero. Music, death, war, and waltzing: the play asks just how significantly a simple tune can change a life.
The Whistling Mortician will engage audiences with its seamless blend of physical comedy, rigorous ensemble-work, and incredibly dynamic rhythm-and all with rich metaphysical undertones to boot. Cloud of Fools Theater Company is rooted in its practical explorations of many physical-theater traditions of the past, for a fresh, dynamic, actor-centered theater of the present and future.
Appropriate for all ages.
Tickets are available on-line by clicking below
The Whistling Mortician
September 6 – 8
September 6 @ 8pm
September 7 @ 2pm & 8pm
September 8 @ 2pm
General Admission – $22
Senior/Artist/Military – $17
Student – $12
Buy tickets here: http://www.theatreproject.org/GetTickets/TheBoxOffice/
National Aquarium’s popular community discount program, Fridays After
Five, returns on Friday, September 6. Every Friday evening through March 28, guests entering National Aquarium, Baltimore between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (exploring until 9:30 p.m.) will enjoy a low admission price of $12.
Fridays After Five is a great way for visitors to discover the wonders of the Aquarium’s collection of more than 16,000 magnificent animals and explore exhibits including the newly opened Blacktip Reef exhibit and Dolphin Discovery at a greatly reduced price. For the best experience ever, visit http://aqua.org/visittoday.