Thursday, March 25, 2010

WAMM Fest 2010

Presented by Towson University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Electronic Media & Film Department (EMF)
Friday March 26, 2010 & Saturday March 27, 2010
The Senator Theater

Friday March 26, 2010
Location: Media Center, Towson University

3:00 PM Master Class - Documentary Techniques with the Kitchen Sisters*
Learn about the Kitchen Sisters’ process and technique

4:30 PM Master Class - Documentary Critiques from the Kitchen Sisters*
Bring in a documentary (audio or video) that you’re working on (please mention in the RSVP email if you’ll be bringing in a doc) or have just completed or share in a critique of other documentaries.

* You must RSVP for these master classes. Please email to reserve a spot in the master class. The master classes are open to all, but will be capped at 15.

Saturday March 27, 2010
Senator Theater

2:30-7:00 PM Screenings of Student and Professional Audio & Video Winning Submissions, including light refreshments
7:00-8:00 PM Reception
8:00-10:00 PM Screening, Talk, and Q&A with the Kitchen Sist

Also Ten Tigers friend and local artist Emily Slaughter will be showing her short film "The Beasts" during the second half of the festival (4 - 7pm)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Print Fair @ the BMA

The Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions

Sat-Sun, Mar 27-28

Mar 25: Artist Lecture
Mar 27: Guided Tours of Participants
Mar 27: Panel on Printmaking
Mar 28: Awards Ceremony

Discover limited-edition portfolios and single-image prints from 14 major contemporary art dealers, galleries, and presses from around the U.S. This unique event encourages new and seasoned collectors to peruse works in an intimate setting, talk personally with dealers, and learn more about contemporary artists and printmaking techniques.

Alumni and students from the Maryland Institute College of Art are among the established and emerging artists represented at the fair.

Artist Lecture: Christiane Baumgartner, Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m.
$8 BMA Members, $10 non-Members, FREE with Weekend Pass to the Print Fair; FREE at the door for Students & Teachers with I.D.

Join acclaimed artist Christiane Baumgartner as she discusses her signature body of work: large-scale woodcuts based on video stills. A reception will follow the lecture.

Co-sponsored by the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society and Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Tickets on sale February 12. To purchase tickets, visit the BMA Box Office, call 800-919-6272*, or go to*
*Service charges apply.

Guided Tours, Saturday, March 27, Noon & 3 p.m.
FREE with admission to the Print Fair

Enjoy an informative tour of dealers, presses, and galleries with Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington.

DIY Marketplace, Saturday, March 27, 11-5 p.m.

Learn about the do-it-yourself printmaking phenomenon directly from the artists! Participants include Atomic Books, Closed Captioned Comics, Eight Stone Press, The Holster, Jordan Jeffries, Gary Kachadourian, Leeking Inc., Narrow House, Shattered Wig Press, and Squidfire. Works by DIY Marketplace artists will be available for purchase, and two exhibitors will take part in the afternoon program, New Directions for Printmakers.

New Directions for Printmakers, Saturday, March 27, 2 p.m.

Join printmakers in a discussion about career options for recent printmaking graduates, which now range from the traditional track of becoming master printers for established print shops to self-publishing as a means of establishing oneself in this ever-evolving field. Panelists include Gary Kachadourian, Molly O'Connell, Ann Shafer, and Ben Levy.

Artist & Editions Award Sunday, March 28, 3:30 p.m.
FREE with admission to the Print Fair

Don't miss the announcement of this year's winner! The Artist & Editions Award is granted to an artist or artist/press team that has produced remarkable work in the field of printmaking, be it through conception or technique.

Print Fair

Table of Contents @ Nudashank

Opening Reception for "Table of Contents" @ Nudashank
Friday, March 26, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Artists Who Make Books

Andrew Laumann
Cody DeFranco
Jordan Bernier
Molly O'Connell
Lizz Hickey
Jamie Felton
Paul Koneazny

In Conjunction with "Fresh Prints" at Open Space
and the BMA Print Fair

Exhibition Runs: March 26th - April 9th
Opening Reception: Friday March 26th 7pm-10pm

Publications & Multiples Fair @ Open Space

Saturday & Sunday March 27 - 28
12 pm - 11pm

Open Space Presents its first ever Publications & Multiples Fair! The gallery will be hosting 15 different small presses / vendors to have a 2 day pop up shop. The fair will coincide with juried show "Fresh Prints" featuring 24 artists.

Admission is free but bring your wallets, there will be many things for sale too good to pass up!:

Closed Caption Comics
Glaciers of Nice
Gottlund Verlag
Important Comics
Kingsboro Press
Lost Ghosts Records
Medium Rare
Nero Magazine
Nieves Books
Paperback Magazine
Schematic Quarterly
Wtr Clr Records
Concessions by local taco vendor & house atreides coffee

Musical performances both days starting at 3 pm:
3:00 - skyway
3:40 - Gem Vision
4:20 - Liz Durette
5:00 - Poor Mouth
5:40 - Cool Intentions
6:20 - Teardrops
7:00 - Polygons

3:00 - Winks
3:40 - Stoned
4:20 - Nude Beach
5:00 - Each Others
5:40 - Beyond Say
6:20 - Rap Dragons

In conjunction with PMF, Nudashank Gallery presents: "Table of Contents", a show of 6 self publishing artists. The opening will take place on Friday night, March 26th at the H&H Building.

Open Space Gallery 2720 Sisson Street Baltimore, MD 21211
Gallery Hours: Friday 4-8 pm Sat & Sun 12-4 pm
The Fresh Prints show will be up for viewing through April 9th

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring

It's free Rita's Day!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lemonade Film Screening @ Windup Space

Lemonade Film Screening
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Windup Space

The Contemporary Museum and Slant Six Creative will launch the Second Shore film series with the screening of Lemonade on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The film will be shown at the Windup Space in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Lemonade is a 2009 documentary about 16 advertising professionals who found true passion in the face of economic adversity. After being fired from their previous positions, they established themselves in such diverse careers as master coffee roaster, Tour de France cyclist, yoga instructor, professional blogger, and established painter.

The film will be followed by a discussion with local professionals in creative fields who will share how they have adapted to pursue their passions.

Admission to Lemonade and the discussion is free, with a suggested donation of $8 to support future Second Shore film screenings.

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Gateway's BBOX

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Gateway's BBOX
Wednesday, March 24–Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31–Saturday, April 3 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10, MICA students with ID; $20, general public.

Following last spring’s sold-out performances of HAIR, the inaugural full-scale theater production in BBOX, MICA’s student dramatic company, Rivals of the West, MICA faculty and staff will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The 10 performances of this Shakespearean woodland romantic fantasy will feature an imaginative set and provocative staging, capitalizing on all the artistic and performance talents of the College community.

Revivals of the West

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dirty Dancing @ the Annex Theatre

Dirty you've never seen it before. We promise.
March 26 - 28
All shows at 8pm
Annex Theatre
The Effervescent Collective, The Motorettes, & Baltimore's Finest Dancing & Acting Talent present a new take on Dirty Dancing. The original plot is left more or less intact, satirizing the archetypal dance film plot also found in Flashdance, Center Stage, and Step Up of dancing-as-good vs dancing-as-evil, establishment vs anti-establishment, romance that transcends class boundaries and the requisite musical montage of training, sweating, and leg warmers.

Buy tickets online by clicking on the Brown Paper Tickets button!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rooms Play @ the Copycat Theatre

MARCH 19th-20th-21th 2010
7-10PM ( Come anytime between these times!!!)

[a transformative experience]

[tight spaces, flashing lights, stairwells, ladders, rain, trials, love, magic]


performances and rooms by:
Sam Shea
Pilar Diaz
Monica Mirabile
Hoesy Corona
Rebecca Rogers
Rebecca Nagle
Elisa Urtiaga
Mary Alessi
John Kahn
Lindsay Rowinski
Kat Sotelo
Alex Diaz
Amanda Schmidt
Christopher McGuinness
John Somers
Madeline Peters
Theresa Columbus
Liz Holland
Olivia Horvath
Alex d'Agostino
Kaitlin Murphy
Katherine Ralston
Liz Zacharia
Rick Gerriets
Sarah Magida
and more!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

WORMS tonight @ the Zodiac

RUPERT WONDOLOWSKI recently returned to the small silver screen in Michael Kimball and Luca DiPierro’s film 60 Writers/60 Places. He is the author of The Origin of Paranoia as a Heated Mole Suit (Publishing Genius Press) and The Whispering of Ice Cubes (Shattered Wig Press). Rain Taxi Review called his writing "macabre, mischievous, playful, and irreverent, approximating a fusion of William Kotzwinkle, Ron Padgett (circa Great Balls of Fire), Richard Brautigan, and Charles Bukowski". His writing has most recently appeared in the i.e., Series Reader, Lamination Colony, Fell Swoop, and Mud Luscious Press Stamp Stories. He is the editor and publisher of The Shattered Wig Press.

ROBBY RACKLEFF is a graduate of the Mount Royal MFA program at MICA and a good friend of Bob O'Brien.

TIM PAGGI is a poet, playwright, performer, and co-conspirator of the Baltimore Annex Theater. Most recently, he adapted the film Fantastic Planet into a new stage play, which will debut in April at the Transmodern Festival before touring north. Paggi also organizes the sporadic Annex Theater Writing workshop. Please email him to participate:

KIM TABARA lives and works in Baltimore City. Since before the turn of the century, he has been involved in Baltimore's underground music and arts community. He is working on a collection of short stories entitled Recent Failures: A Collection of Rejected Work.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Closing Reception @ Nudashank

New Painthings: Ted Gahl / Tatiana Berg
Closing Reception Saturday, March 13
H & H

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shallow Spaces Opens @ the Hexagon

Shallow Spaces
New work by Adam Beaver, Joe Delano, John Calvin Jones, and D'metrius Rice
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 13, 2010
6:00pm - 8:30pm
The Hexagon

The Hexagon presents Shallow Spaces, new work by Adam Beaver, Joe Delano, John Calvin Jones, and D'Metrius Rice. Shallow Spaces features mixed media paintings and works on paper by four Baltimore artists who find content at the boundary of abstraction and representation. Using fine line work, distorted portraiture, and a vivid palette that is prevalent in contemporary Baltimore art, these artists distill spatial relationships and psychological layering. The works in Shallow Spaces pair flat imagery with intricate color work, inviting viewers to explore a dialogue between concrete experience and metaphysical tension.