Saturday, November 29, 2008

Harold and Maude @ The Charles Theatre this week

Monday, December 1 at 7PM
Thursday, December 4 at 9PM

1972 Dir. Hal Ashby, Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Ellen Geer. 90m.

Bud Cort is Harold, a rich, suicidal introvert with a soft, unformed face-he's 19 but looks younger. Ruth Gordon is poor but spunky Maude, the wizened 79-year-old woman who's like a cheerleader for Life. She lives in a railway car, would like to change into a sunflower, frets over how to save an ailing tree,prankishly steals vehicles and drives crazily; she advises Harold to "reach out." In this satirical-whimsical romantic comedy, directed by Hal Ashby from a script by Colin Higgins, Harold reaches out by falling in love with Maude, and their love is consummated on the eve of her 80th birthday. Many young moviegoers have returned to this eccentric film repeatedly (in 1974, one 22-year-old claimed to have seen it 138 times); maybe this is partly because of its mixture of the maudlin and the highly sophisticated. The message is not very different from that of HELLO, DOLLY! or MAME, but Harold's flaccid asexuality (he's like a sickly infant, a limp, earthbound Peter Pan) and Maude's advanced stage ofpixiness give that message a special freaky quality. And the film has been made with considerable wit and skill. The early scenes, in which Harold tries out various gruesome methods of suicide without scaring his unflappable mother (Vivian Pickles), have a stylized humor. But Ashby has directed eccentrically...
(Pauline Kael)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ten Tigers in Miami

Ten Tigers will be en route to Miami as of TOMORROW, and there through this years Art Basel.
Much reporting/partying will occur.
Send us an email if you will be there and want to hang out.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Craft Fairs in DC and Baltimore

3rd Annual Holiday Booty Market
Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- 12-6pm

Hilda's Giftshop in the National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC
This event is sponsored by DEKKA, Miss Pixies, and Chipotle.

The Craft Mutiny Collective presents its 3rd annual Holiday Booty Market! This super fun event will be your chance to find that perfectly unique handmade gift before the holidays. Come and check out our indie craft event in the heart of Washington, D.C. Admission is free. Music and snacks provided! All you have to bring is your shopping list!!!

Quick! Get yourself to the...

Last Minute Stockin Stuffa Sale

candles, knittables, ragdolls, jewelery, hula-hoops, screen-printed t-shirts, and much more!

Happening Saturday December 20th, 12-5pm

@ the WHOLE gallery
405 W. Franklin St.

3rd Floor of the H&H Warehouse
Baltimore, MD

Los Solos Series December 5th @ Carraige House

Friday, 12/5/08, 8:30pm, $6 sug.donation
featuring Japanese Electronica artist and local conceptual artist:


Carriage House, 2225 Hargrove St., Lower Chas. Village

Sawako is a sound sculptor, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist in the urban life environment who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. Once through the processor named Sawako, subtle fragments in everyday life float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. She is interested in the soundscape and the media scape of digital era, and her activities are making bridge between public and private, virtual and actual world.

Sarada Conaway is an artist and independent curator working in Baltimore MD. Her work focuses on removing boundaries between everyday life and art. Her current body of work is a large-scale collaboration with residents of standard apartment buildings. Ms. Conaway received her BFA from the Tyler College of Art and is recent graduate of the University of Maryland MFA program.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cornel Rubino's Mondo Botanico Opens @ Park School

Cornel Rubino's Mondo Botanico, a show of large-scale drawings on the wall and on paper, opened at Park School last week. Rubino presents images of people interacting with animals, whimsical symbols like the cat's cradle, and plant life. Described as an installation for a "less than green world," one is asked to examine and consider these larger-than-life images in this context. Many drawn straight on to the wall, the images take on a semblance of cave paintings, making these natural and whimsical images seem antiquated and foreign.
Zoe Charlton and Allyn Massey, looking tough.

Curator Rick Delaney with Robert Tillman

The show also incorporated the entire student body, whose drawings in response to Rubino's exhibition fill the school's hallways. Organized by age group, or specific drawing classes, the walls show students wrestling with different ideas about drawing, and the (/their) environment.

Seth and Sara eating food. Park School openings are notorious for their amazingly tasty receptions!

Mondo Botanico, and its student responses will be on view at the Park School through January 15, 2009. For more information on exhibitions at Park School, visit their website.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Badlands @ The Charles Theatre next week

Terrence Malick’s legendary film BADLANDS plays in the revival series slot this week at the Charles. Please note: there will be a screening on Wednesday night, but not on Thursday night.

Saturday, November 22 at Noon
Monday, November 24 at 7pm
Wednesday, November 26 at 9pm
There will be no show on Thanksgiving

1973 Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates. 94m.

This first, magnificent, outpouring of the sporadic genius of cinema’s equivalent to JD Salinger, Terrence Malick, still seems terrifically modern. That’s partly down to the career-best performances of Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as garbage-collector Kit and naive schoolgirl Holly (who narrates), the misfit young couple who, like savage innocents, create a brief idyll and end up leaving a trail of blood...A film of ‘visionary realism’, based on a real-life couple-on-the-run murder spree from the ’50s, ‘Badlands’ is as psychologically precise as it is splendidly visually observant. But it also exudes a timeless, mythical and tragic quality which is all the more remarkable for the languorous ease with which its story unfolds. Infused with anuncharacterisable romanticism, and employing one of the most entrancing uses of soundtrack music...since Pasolini ’s ‘Gospel According to St Matthew’, it’s a challengingly non-judgmental work which lulls the viewer into a sublime state of false security, the better to deliver a stunning but gentle essay on freedom and necessity, life and death. (Time Out)

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Friend Indeed @ American University's Katzen Arts Center Rotunda

A FRIEND INDEED: Contemporary Art and the Academy
American University's 2008 mid-Atlantic MFA Invitational

November 3 - November 28

Opening Reception & American University MFA Open Studios:
Saturday, November 22
6 - 9pm

Located in the Katzen Arts Center Rotunda, 4400 Massachusetts Ave,
Washington, DC 20016

artists & schools include:

Matthew Bertsch – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Katie Blochowiak – Maryland institute College of Art
Matthew Craven – School of Visual Art NY
Dragana Crnjak – Virginia Commonwealth University
Chanan Delivuk – George Washington University
Katie Dillon – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Christopher Gartrell – Wesleyan University
Stephen Halko – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Josephine Halvorson – Columbia University
Graham Loper – University of New Hampshire
Karen Ann Myers – Boston University
Erin Murray – University of New Hampshire
Jason Polan – University of Michigan
Greg Poulin - University of New Hampshire
Damon Reaves – University of Pennsylvania
Megan Rogers – University of Pennsylvania
Naomi Safran-Hon – Yale University
Seth Scantlen – Columbia University
Daniel Wallace – Maryland Institute College of Art
Ryan Wallace – Rhode Island School of Design
Chloe Watson – Maryland Institute College of Art

5th Annual Transformer Gallery Auction @ Halcyon House

The 5th Annual Transformer Gallery's silent auction and benefit party took place this past Saturday at John Dreyfuss' sculpture studio at Halcyon House. The swanky affair-catered and dj-ed-was filled with DC and Baltimore's finest...or funnest anyway, all admiring and purchasing artwork by local, established and emerging artists. Heres the run down:
Art, babes, wine
Open bar action
Jason Horowitz's photo up top
Edward Max Fendley's painting (upper right) above a cut paper drawing by Mickael Broth
Geoffrey Aldridge's drawing

Drawing by Reuben Breslar
Andrew Wodzianski

Nathan Manuel's photo
Edward Max Fendley

Nikki Painter's drawing
Three pieces by Tang
 awesome painting below Ryan Hill's blue pastel drawing

Cool kids club 

Nikki Painter
Andy Moon Wilson's piece

Philippa Hughes

Zoe Charlton's lithograph

Erik Jackson painting, bottom left

Steve Frost's embroidered piece, next to W.C. Richardson's painting
Bradley Chriss' painting next to Nikki Painter's drawing

Bridget Sue Lambert
Bridget Sue Lambert's photo
Cory Oberndorfer's print

Fernando Batista and friend
Graham Childs next to his piece
Jed Brubaker with Steve Frost
Amy Misurelli Sorensen's drawingBridget Sue Lambert, Jed Brubaker and Steve Frost love parties.
This was a good time.