Monday, May 25, 2009

Ten Minute Play Festival @ Annex Theatre

This is going to be an incredible spectacle of theatre.
There will be two performances
Saturday May 30th @ 8PM
Sunday May 31st @ Noon
All plays will be shown at both performances.
It will be held at the Annex Theatre(419 E. Oliver St)

They were written by the following people:
Benjamin Beast
Lola Pierson
Dina Kelberman
Lexie Mountain
Bob O'Brien
Connor Kizer
Rjyan Kidwell
Erin Gleeson
Anna Fitzgerald
Evan Moritz

and will be directed by....
Justin Durel
Ben Pranger
Sarah Fask
Kaitlin Murphy
Lola Pierson
Connor Kizer
Rjyan Kidwell
Tim Paggi
Matt Wellins
Evan Moritz

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion @ the Charles Theatre this week

This is the last film in the Robert Altman series.

Saturday, May 23 at noon
Monday, May 25 at 7 PM
Thursday, MAY 28 at 9PM

2006 Robert Altman. Screenplay by Garrison Keillor. Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Meryl Streep, Virginia Madsen, Lily Tomlin. 105m.

In retrospect, it's difficult not to feel that Robert Altman knew A Prairie Home Companion would be his swan song. Forget the quibbles about whether it faithfully replicates the popular, long-running radio show (it doesn't) or about whether you need to be a PHC fan to appreciate it (you don't). Altman always tended to take over his collaborators' material and make it his own, and this quietly moving film about a fictional radio show's last broadcast is no exception. In this case, his purpose is clearly larger than merely paying homage to Garrison Keillor, the boomer generation's favorite storyteller. In truth, Altman's PHC is a bittersweet homage to all lost or endangered entertainments-from vaudeville to radio to, yes, even some forms of filmmaking-that have managed, however fleetingly, to elude the clutches of the corporate beast. This may be why the director took such pains to cast Lindsay Lohan in a key role as a promising but suicidal representative of the next generation; her convincing turn poignantly reminds us that the tabloid princess is a gifted actress. Despite some longueurs, there are other miracles here, among them the transcendent duets between Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep as the Johnson Sisters, a pair of C&W has-beens, and Peckinpah veteran L.Q. Jones as a crusty old-timer. Tin-eared critics have complained about the film's corniness, an odd complaint about a film that eschews every conventional plot constraint, whose casual, loosely knit structure is more radical than most anything on contemporary screens. Is it one of Altman's best? No. But in its mix of defiance, melancholy and sardonic laughter, it is treasurable and lasting and deeply Altmanesque. (Linda DeLibero)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Photos from the opening of the 2009 Senior Show @ UMBC gallery, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The exhibition contains various works by graduating Visual Arts UMBC Seniors including photography, graphic design/typography, film, and sculpture. The CADVC gallery is open Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and the show will run until June 20th. For directions and more information visit

Photos by Kristin Tata

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Photos from Picture Plane @ Nudashank

Lora Angelova and Michael Dotson
Picture Plane, the second exhibition at Nudashank featuring the work of Michael Dotson, Tim Horjus, Morgan Blair, Dale Ihnken, Dan Bina and Allison Reimus, opened Friday, May 15. For more information on Nudashank news and events, check out the new dot com!

Katya Mezhibovskaya, Dan Bina and Morgan Blair

Emily C-D

Alex and Seth

Bonner and Zac

Allison, Kate, and Sarah

Nick and Chiara


Charlie and Morgan

Lora and Alex


Maggie and Rusty 


Stephanie and Cassy 

Dave, Mike and Tara

Aran and Dixie

Julie and Cara

D'Metrius and Jamillah

Walter and Maggie


Alex and Michael

Lora and Cash

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Highlights from the MICA Art Walk

Casey Reed Johnson
The MICA Art Walk, which took place Thursday, May 14, allowed collectors, and interested members of the art community a chance to preview the commencement work of the MICA class of 2009:

Sakura Gonomaru

Ashley Mack

Jessica Somers

Chris McGuinness

Brendan Sullivan

Becca Morrin

Casey Reed Johnson

Na Kim

Ashley Mack above and below

John Gilman

Dierdre Shea

Bo Mi Jang

Ursa Eyer

Joshua Mott

Andrew Davis above and below

John Horner

Sean Reichert

Collaborative installation by Alex D'Agostino, Nathan Hauenstein, Malcolm Lomax, Chelsea White and Daniel Wickerham above and below.

Alex Roulette RULES. above and two below

Gideon Chase

Abigail Peterson

Brendan Sullivan
Check out the Senior shows at MICA, there is a lot to see, but its totally worth it.