Tuesday, October 28, 2008

AK SLAUGHTER @ Talking Head 10/30/08


NINJASONIK ---freaks who freak out wear tight pants and rap about condoms and have a beer party.
myspace. com/ninjasonik
CATCALL ---- very smooth australian femcee wit tight beats myspace. com/catcallmusic
AK SLAUGHTER --- yur faves myspace. com/thisisakslaughter
BOW N' ARROW --- cracking snares and slick clavichord samples Mickey Freeland makes hip-hop and its called Bow N Arrow.
myspace. com/mickeyfreebeats

talkingheadclub. com
for more info..


Monday, October 27, 2008

Into the Light/Into the Dark @ School 33

Into the Light / Into the Dark

October 30 – December 13, 2008

Curated by Timothy Nohe as part of School 33 Art Center’s Annual Open Call for Curators.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 2008 6 – 9pm

Featured Artists include: Phil Davis, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, John Sturgeon, and Christian Valiente

Sound Concert Performance: Saturday, November 1, 2008 8 – 9pm in conjunction with opening reception.

Hanna-Barbera Play Festival @ The Annex Theater

The Annex Theater crew, including Tim Paggi, Evan Moritz, Kaitlin Murphy and Grace Bedwell, never ceases to amaze , improve and present creative ideas in an unimaginably cool and effortless way. The Hanna-Barbera play festival, the latest project of the ever-busy thespians, brought together avant-garde actors and playwrights from Baltimore, New York and Virginia.
The chosen cartoons, Snagglepuss, Wacky Races, Tom and Jerry, The Smurfs and Space Ghost, along with films by Mark Brown and Kevin Blackistone, highlighted different elements of the classic styles. Snagglepuss, fantastically depicted by Andy Abelow, captured the corny dialog and flowery antic of the clueless mountain lion. Wacky Races drove home the looping backdrop phenomenon, while the Smurfs used classic characters to parody the election.
Most notable, however, were Tom and Jerry, directed by and starring Donna Sellinger, with fabulous costumes and props by Dina Kelberman, and Kaitlin Murphy and Grace Bedwell's Space Ghost puppet show. Tom and Jerry's minimal sets, and fantastic lighting emphasized the mime aspects of the original cartoon. The action was in the facial expression and exaggerated body language.

Space Ghost blew my mind-seriously. The sets were fantastic, the props and puppets were surreal and the performance hilariously-perfectly-deadpan (especially Owen Gardner's Space Ghost). With action-packed puppet attacks, and an amazing accompaniment by Snacks' Tom Boram and Dan Breen (who added their magic to all of the shorts), Space Ghost was amazing.

Don't miss Ionesco's Rhinoceros, directed by Kaitlin Murphy, November 13 - 15 @ 8pm

Friday, October 24, 2008

Please Return My Ham.

My plush ham went missing after the food show at the Whole Gallery last weekend. I would very much like to have it back. Please send an email to Thereweretentigers@gmail.com if you have it or know where it is. Thanks! -ALEX

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Painter Diana Horowitz to Speak @ Johns Hopkins Oct 27

Landscape painter Diana Horowitz will present a slide talk on her work on Monday, Oct. 27, at The Johns Hopkins University.

"Diana Horowitz: New York & Italy" will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, on the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21211. Admission is free and open to the public.

While Horowitz's eye for light and atmosphere connects her plein air canvases with the landscape studies Corot made in the Roman countryside during the 1820s, her New York subject matter – skyscrapers, elevated highways, power plants – grounds her work firmly in the present. And very few painters indeed have been able to capture the luminous, timeless beauty of Tuscany and Umbria the way Horowitz does.

Horowitz has shown her paintings extensively in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and in Europe. Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society. Her shows have been favorably reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker and New American Painting. She is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York.

Born and raised in New York City, Horowitz received her BFA from Purchase College, State University of New York, in 1980 and her MFA from Brooklyn College in 1987. Among many awards, she has won two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants and residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell Colony. In 2006, Horowitz was elected a member of the National Academy of Design. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tyler School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently teaches painting and design and mentors graduate students at Brooklyn College.

To download images of Horowitz’s work, go to: http://www.jhu.edu/~artwork/horowitz.htm
To see other examples of her work and full CV/bibliography, visit: http://www.hirschlandadler.com/view_4.html?type=MODERN&id=100

"Diana Horowitz: New York & Italy" is co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. For more information, call 410-516-6705.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ladies Art Show Opening @ Holy Frijoles

Poster by Elena Johnston

Art, drink specials and pinatas!
October 23
7-10 PM

Free Screening of 'Trouble the Water' @ MICA Oct 28th

MICA Hosts Free Screening of 'Trouble the Water' Oct. 28 in Falvey Hall BALTIMORE--The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)/Maryland Fall Film Series presents a free screening of Trouble the Water (2008) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Falvey Hall of Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave.

Documentarians Tia Lessin and Carl Deal collaborated with native New Orleans filmmaker and musician Kimberly Rivers Roberts to create a powerful survival story that reflects the lives of many of those who were directly affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Rivers Roberts' footage of her hometown before, during, and after the storm provides an account that essentially rewrites most of the media coverage of the disaster. The levee protecting Rivers Roberts' humanity against the hurricane's devastation includes her deep-rooted love for New Orleans, her family, her art, and her enduring faith in her fellow human beings.

Trouble the Water, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, is the signature presentation of the MICA/Maryland Film Festival Fall Film Series. Lessin and Deal will appear at the Oct. 28 screening.

October film festival screenings are free to all as part of Free Fall Baltimore. Seats will be available first-come, first-served.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gary Kachadourian; Life-Sized Prints and Assorted Drawing Projects

October 27 through December 5, 2008 
Reception: November 1, 4 - 6 pm 
Gormley Gallery / Fourier Hall
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Gallery Hours, Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm


Monday, October 20, 2008

Wye Oak and The Owls Go Play Current

Wye Oak and The Owls Go played an awesome set Saturday, October 18th, at the Current Gallery. Super-casual, and glad to play among friends, Wye Oak used the opportunity to unveil a new song, and prepare for a string of upcoming, high-pressure festivals. Opening up for them was the Towson University duo, The Owls Go, whose sweet, folky set won over the crowd.
Mike Benevento is the man

Thanks again to Mike and the bands, it was an awesome show!

Hexagon/Strand Halloween Show

Sounds pretty awesome.

Photos from Open Studio Tour

Spoon Popkin in her studio at Load Of Fun

In case you didn't get a chance to tour the art studios of Baltimore, here are a few images from my visits:
Some of the genius of Jackie Milad
Sculptor Jesse Berger at Load Of Fun
Melissa Webb at Load Of Fun
Cindy Cheng's delicate drawings at her Load of Fun studio
Emily C-D's Installation at the Whole Gallery in the H&H

Gina Denton's fabric sculpture in front of a collaborative sculpture by Denton and Dan Breen 5th floor of the H&H
Ben Piwowar in his studio at the H&H
Tim Horjus in his Area 405 studio

If anyone has any additional photos from this year's OST, send them our way!

Cliff Evans' Empyrean Opens @ The Library

Cliff Evans, a Brooklyn-based video artist, presents his newest pop-culture-video-collage at The Library in Federal Hill. In his 5-channel HD projection of mural proportions, Evans presents a collection of contemporary images against stark, desert backgrounds. The result of his animations is a continuously changing, Rivera-like impression of modern media-saturation. He pulls equally from high and low-brow sources, from the Associated Press to Perez Hilton.

Probably my favorite imagery in the video

The exhibition will be up at the Library (1401 Light Street) through November 22, and is definitely not to be missed.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Scenes from Long Roads closes @ School 33

Scenes from Long Roads, the newest work by photographer extraordinaire Andy Cook, went out with a bang, Friday night with a closing reception and musical performances at School 33.
Andy's (stunning) photos have a somewhat lonesome feel, offering an outsider's perspective into a series of images from travels. Most had a feeling of separation from the subject, with the exception of this one:
which was my favorite.

The Art Department playing their awesome set

AK Slaughter getting the party started

Open Studio Tour Index Show @ School 33

School 33's Index show features one piece of work from each artist participating in this year's Open Studio Tour. Run as a silent auction, the exhibition kicked off the tour event, and all the other fabulous things that happened this weekend.
Jason Hughes' "Headdress"
Bonnie in front of Alicia Czechowski's "Into The Mist"
Marian Glebes's delicate dandelion seeds

Painting by Jim McDonald

Maggie and Walter standing in front of art they like