Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Slideluck Potshow @ Gallery Four

Slideluck Potshow
May 22, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm
H & H Building
Gallery Four

Axis Alley, Opening Walk!

Axis Alley, Opening Walk!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
2:00pm - 6:00pm
in the alley behind the 2000, 2100 and 2200 blocks of N.Calvert Street

Axis Alley seeks through creative engagement to utilize the backyards of vacant properties and vacant lots as a canvas for creative works that transform, activate and revitalize the overlooked, under-attended areas of Baltimore’s back alleys. In neighborhoods where the vacancy rate of properties runs high, the alley seems to become the indicator of urban difficulties: trash, rats, homeless people, prostitution and drugs. These somewhat forbidding alleys (dark and unlit at night), while speaking of endemic problems in the city, possess a certain toxic beauty and provide a fascinating possibility of urban intervention and creative gesture.

more info at http://www.axisalley.wordpress.com

Please come to our 2nd Alley Walk on Sunday, May 23 from 2-6 pm to see new artworks transforming the alley!

Projects are located in the alley behind the 2000, 2100 and 2200 blocks of N.Calvert Street, 21218.

New works by the following artists:
Aaron Pennington
Ben Lock
Bianca King
Book Bombs (Mary Tasillo & Michelle Wilson)
Can Collective (Emily C-D, Katie Truhn, & Jessie Unterhalter)
Dimitri Brand
Eileen Wold
Jen Briscoe
John Fleissner
Judy Stone
Kitt Crescenzo
Nicole Fall
Marian April Glebes
Marty Weishaar
Mel Chin
Phuong Pham
Rodneak Ockimey
Ruby Pearson
Samantha McCurdy
Sarah Doherty

Night Lights: Star-gazing event series!

Night Lights: Star-gazing event series!
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 9:00pm
Open Lot at Lanvale and Barclay ((around the corner from the Copy Cat)

Live projections of the night's sky from a high-power telescope, music by Rod Hamilton and a star ensemble, refreshments, fun seating, fun people, and aliens....

Come, bring a blanket or lawn chair and some drinks and enjoy the night's sky!

Also... spontaneous performance is encouraged!

Night Lights is a series of free night time events with live projections of the nights sky, an opportunity to view the nights sky through a telescope, food and drinks, activities for kids (and adults!), live starry (ambient) music performed by local musicians.


Various Performances (in memory of the world) @ 14 Karat Cabaret

Various Performances (in memory of the world).
14 Karat Cabaret
Friday, May 21, 2010

Music by G. Lucas Crane
A play by Lola Pierson and Anna Fitzgerald
Videos by Ekrem Serdar
Something unstoppable by Dazzlestorm
and hosted by Ric Royer who will also sing songs and tell stories.
plus, as always, surprise guest.

As the rest of the world drowns in oil, bombs, volcanoes and aliens, join us at the 14 Karat Cabaret as we break off from reality to float away to an island of Various Performances! These performances know no bounds, they adhere to no system of logic, they have no agenda, they are just pieces! And in these pieces we can all experience the sublime. Even if you walk away disliking everything you see (impossible!), these pieces will not judge you in return. This is not out of love, nor cool indifference, it is simply an uncommitted escape from the pressures of CNN. The people you work with at "the office" have their version of recreation, and the people who suffer from natural or unnatural disasters have no recreation at all, but for us: a romantic getaway with Various Performances! No themes, no gimmicks, just a dark room with drinks, sounds, and people facing you from the stage. Okay?

has existed in one form or another since 2006. Are we avreal band? Are we shitty performance art? No one really knows. Dress
for the weather- 50% chance of glitter showers, 50% chance of goldenvshowers.

**G Lucas Crane**
Brooklyn musician G Lucas Crane, also known as Nonhorse, also known as part of Performance Thanatology, will present his new tape piece "Between T and X".

**UnSaddestFactory Theater Company**
They will be performing, along with Benjamin Beast, in "The Title Sounded Better in French", set not quite in reality, but the next town over. The two main characters are two young women who find themselves onstage in search of a project; They work out failures, address broken hearts, and wake up laughing. The piece premiered at The Access Theatre in New York City and was also performed as a part of the 2009 Whartscape at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Performance Variety Show Part V @ the Copycat Theatre

Performance Variety Show Pt. V
copycat theatre, B403


An interactive video performance by JOE LETOURNEAU

A "special" tap dance routine by AMBER MOYLES, KATE BARUTHA, and MIA ARDITO

a secret performance by MATT FOX.

JONATHAN TAUBE romanticizes the arrow

HOESY CORONA is birthed as an orphan and is catapulted into a life of trials and tribulations

MARLA PARKER hijacks gender boundaries

JAKE DIBELER wears his Mariah Carey mask


MONICA MIRABILE, DOMINIQUE HELLGETH, ESTHER FREEMAN, NATALIE VON EBAUGH, AND COMPANY perform a multi-human, transformable costume that dances and decomposes

A super special power point lecture by PILAR DIAZ

Music by Neil Sanzgiri aka SOFT CAT plus ensembles

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You and Me Living Today (anatomically modern explorers) Volume One opens @ Gallery Four

You and Me Living Today (anatomically modern explorers) Volume One
May 14th - June 19th
Reception: Friday, May 14th 7PM - 11PM
Gallery Four
H&H Building
405 West Franklin St. 4th Floor

Gallery Four presents part one of a two part series. Volume One features new sculpture, installation, photography, and video works by four artists, Jason Ferguson, Karsten Krejcarek, Julia Oldham, Milana Braslavsky, from Idaho, New York, and Baltimore. You & Me Living Today (anatomically modern explorers) examines our ever-baffling material culture as an adaption to ironic biological confines. Evolutionary pitfalls abound, we continue to explore the boundaries between our bodies, our rituals, our desires, and our visceral responses to a haphazardly nurtured environment.

The Finer Things opens @ Nudashank

The Finer Things
Christian Herr & John Garrett Slaby
May 14 - June 4
Opening Reception: May 14, 7 - 10pm
405 W. Franklin St.

A two-man painting show of hair, bikes, skateboards, beards, general mischief and Pennsylvania pride.

Christian Herr received his BFA from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, and lives and works in Lancaster. He was recently interviewed on Fecal Face, and his new work will be included in Book #4 ofBeautiful Decay, "Exquisite Corpse."

John Garrett Slaby received his BFA from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, lives and works in Philadelphia. His work was featured in issue 81 of New American Paintings and was 2008 winner of The Fleisher Challenge in Philadelphia. Slaby's work is also part of the West Collection