Monday, November 30, 2009

Art on Purpose presents 20 Years of Wandering @ the Walters

Sunday December 6
Walters Art Museum
2 - 5 pm

20 Years of Wandering highlights personal stories and experiences, related to the heroic journey of the Greek hero Odysseus. The first event celebrates the art and stories of refugees and immigrants who participated in art workshops, sharing tales of harrowing journeys, thwarted ambitions, and lost homes.


Multi-ethnic musical performances

Helene Coccagna, curatorial research assistant, Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece, and Gustavo Torres, Founding Director of CASA de Maryland, explore affinities between the experiences of immigrants today with those of the Greek hero Odysseus.
The Walters Art Museum / GRAHAM AUDITORIUM

This event is open to the public.

Christine Bailey: Drawings @ Theatre Project

Christine Bailey: Drawings
December 3, 2009 – January 3, 2010
Opening Reception: December 3 from 6:00-8:00pm
John Fonda Gallery
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
located at Theatre Project

The show consists of new works that explore Christine’s fascination with drawings that blur the line between process and image.

The drawings in this series are made with powdered photocopy toner on paper. Bailey applies and manipulates the toner with paintbrushes and erasers and set it using heat. The toner creates a grainy, soft-focus surface reminiscent of photographic enlargements. Alternating between the baroque and the banal, the imagery in these handmade “copies” is drawn from various sources, including media images, photographs of natural disasters, places Bailey has traveled, places she has imagined, and her own previous artworks.

Aromatic (Non)sense: dances for smelling @ 2640 Space

The Effervescent Collective presents:

Aromatic (Non)sense: dances for smelling
Thursday Dec. 3 & Friday Dec. 4 at 8:00 pm
Doors at 7:15 pm
The 2640 Space/ St. John's Methodist Church
2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

The Effervescent Collective sympathizes with the plight of the sense of smell; it has been neutralized and made polite in the course of modern history. Aromatic (Non)Sense consists of three dances designed to be smelled and investigates the scents of lemon, cilantro, and Old Spice.

Choreography from Laura Grossman, Lynne Price, and Lily Susskind in collaboration with the dancers: Jenny Berkowitz, Rachel Boss, Allison Cohan, Claire Cote, Kait Orr, Marilyn Mullen, Lynne Price, Emile Sorger, and Melissa Talleda.

Live music from Andrew B. Bernstein, Eli Breitburg-Smith, Jon Ehrens, and Owen Gardner.

Refreshments provided by The Golden West Cafe. Exclusive discounts at the Golden West Cafe for ticket holders after Friday’s performance.

This is a FREE event.
To reserve a seat, click here to fill out our online reservation form.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Photos From The Opening of Ordinary Spectacles @ Open Space

David Ubias
Ordinary Spectacles at Open Space featured the work of five artists, Erica Prince, Gideon Chase, David Ubias, Andrew Kirk and Steve Keene. The show demonstrated a more sophisticated side to Open Space's curatorial program, and a clean, dynamic use of the gallery. Below are photos from the opening reception:
Erica Prince above and two below

David Ubias

Gideon Chase above and below

David Ubias

Gideon Chase

Andrew Kirk

Andrew Kirk

David Ubias

Steve Keene

Gideon Chase

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cripsin Glover @ the Charles Theatre

On Thursday, November 19th, Crispin Hellion Glover will appear at the Charles Theatre to present his Big Slide Show and a screening of his film “It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE” (2007. Part 2 of the "It" Trilogy). The screening will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing.

... But first, get in the spirit before he arrives with a screening of River's Edge at The LOFT (120 North Ave) on wednesday night the 18th at 8pm. First 20 people through the door get free tickets for the events at The Charles.
and let rumors of an after party circulate freely.

Tickets avaiable now at the Charles Theatre box office and at Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information (347) 247 3921
Show Time: 7:30
Tickets are $20 and are available now at the Charles Theatre box office. Buy your tickets early!

Charles Theatre
1711 N. Charles Street
(410) 727-FILM

The LOF/t
120 North Ave

Sunday, November 15, 2009


NOVEMBER 20, 2009 through JANUARY 16, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 6 - 9pm

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Triple Stage Darkness opens @ the Hexagon

Triple Stage Darkness
New paintings and illustrations by Mike Riley
November 12th – December 4th, 2009.
Opening reception: November 13th from 7 – 9pm with light refreshments.
Hexagon Gallery
1825 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-3, by appointment, or during performances.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Hustler @ the Charles Theatre

This week the Charles presents an archival print of THE HUSTLER starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason.

Saturday, November 7 at Noon
Monday, November 9 at 7 PM
Thursday, November 12 at 9 PM

1961 Robert Rossen. Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Murray Hamilton, Myron McCormick, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch, Jake LaMotta (bartender), Art Smith (uncredited). 134 m. bw. Cinemascope.

Robert Rossen's 1961 feature is a somber morality play postulating as existential hero a pool hustler perfecting his craft (Paul Newman at his best). It makes wonderful use of its seedy locations (memorably filmed in black-and-white 'Scope by Eugen Shuftan, who won an Oscar for his work) and its first-rate secondary cast (Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, and Murray Hamilton). Adapted by Rossen and Sidney Carroll from a Walter Tevis novel, this picture is so much better than Martin Scorsese's belated sequel The Color of Money that they don't even belong in the same category. A postnoir melodrama with metaphysical trimmings, it does remarkable things with mood and pacing, and the two matches with Gleason as Minnesota Fats are indelible. (Jonathan Rosenbaum)

watch trailer

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Pendulum, The Pit, and Hope opens @ Metro Gallery

The Pendulum, The Pit, and Hope
New work from Natasha Tylea
Opening Reception: November 7, 2009 at 8pm
November 7th through November 29th
Metro Gallery

This work strives to find the most overlooked or ordinarily mundane
subjects and locate the corner where it all gets weird. To witness the
irk in life. Little explorations in the moment between a grim reality
and a possibly great reality, the space between despair and
enlightenment. There is a comfort there, as these sensations are the
sustenance of life, but there is also the spook of fate in our bones.
The photographs conjure this sensation while giving new light to the
spook. There is always a sense of hope in all these mixed emotions, if
one resists the whitewashing methods of this America and the dumbing,
numbing, narrowing down of letting fear live here. The photographs are
carefully conceived in seconds. The work is often composed entirely of
painterly moods from hues, stark instances, quaint folks or insect
perspectives. The camera for Natasha, lives in this hope and that
spook, and channels it by hand.