Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fantastic Planet shows again!

FANTASTIC PLANET by René Laloux and Roland Topor
July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
8:30 PM
Carter Alley (Adjacent to the Annex Theatre)

If you missed seeing Fantastic Planet during Transmodern 2010, worry no more. The Annex Theatre is reviving their performance and performing it in the Alley between the Annex and Area 405! The Annex Theatre along with the 5th dimension presents a full immersion theatrical production with a live band based on the 1973 film "Fantastic Planet".

If it rains, it will move inside the Annex Theatre.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Open Space Sculptyard War

The first annual Sculptyard War competition
July 4th
Open Space—2720 Sisson St, Baltimore, MD.

Sculptyard Wars is a recycled, re-used, and re-purposed materials competition organized by Eric Bos and presented by Open Space. Taking a hint from the TV show Junkyard Wars, several teams are coming together to create sculptures and installation based works entirely out of found objects. The teams have a set amount of time to find their materials and build their entry.

The reception will include a workshop on ironing plastic bags together by Baltimore Freeuse coordinator Barry Febos, and presentation of awards by judges Gary Kachadourian and Barry Febos.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Photos from MoMT by DUOX

MoMT (Museum of Modern Twink) by DUOX at the former GLCCB bookstore on West Chase Street. This impressive venture is worth checking out! Artists Malcolm Lomax and Dan Wickerham say the body (and dismemberment), relics and death were recurring themes in creating the installation:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Baltimore collaborative duo, DUOX, and their Museum of Modern Twink written up in V magazine

Recent MICA graduates Dan Wickerham and Malcolm Lomax have been working collaboratively under the name "DUOX" on their exhibition MoMT (Museum of Modern Twink) at the GLCCB on West Chase Street. V magazine interviews Dan Wickerham on the show:

Bored with the art establishment and with gay pride culture, the artist group DUOX (comprised of Dan Wickerham and Malcolm Lorax), decided to put together an exhibit about the art establishment…an exhibit that coincides with Baltimore pride. Opening Friday , June 18th, MoMT confronts art goers and Justin Bieber fanatics as one, presenting them with “The Museum of Modern Twink.” Set in an old GLBT Bookstore, the show seeks to portray an anachronistic non-linearity. Translation? Get ready to see the art world in a new, and altogether twinky, light. Here we talk to Daniel Wickerham. Patrik Sandberg ...Read More

(Ten Tigers pix coming soon)

Two plays @ the Annex Theatre this weekend

June 24th, 26th and 27th
8 pm
The Annex Theatre (419 E. Oliver St. 2W)

The story follows our superpowered hero and his huge team of friends through different planets and Derek's own subconscious to fight the true evil of the universe. MR. M. The playwright's from Curtis Bay Middle School in way south Baltimore, and he's 14. The cast is mostly youngsters from Greenmount West neighborhood. Come check it out!

Made possible by a grant from Kresge Arts in partnership with The Baltimore Community Foundation. Thank you also to our partners Child First and The New Greenmount West Community Association.


FANCINESS VS. THE VOID by Savannah Reich
June 25th
8 pm
The Annex Theatre

[purge the world of deadness. purge the world of nothingness. fight the void. choose fanciness.]
Heroes floating aimlessly though the ocean in a small SHANTY BOAT after a MYSTERIOUS apocalyptic event! Will they find meaning in their lives beyond PURE SURVIVAL? Is there any point to making ART when there is no AUDIENCE? If LOVE does not EXIST, is it possible to INVENT it? A story of humanity lost and found, improbable romance, and fish singing country music.
A CatFish Presentation

Monday, June 21, 2010

4th Annual Pile Of Craft @ 2640

Charm City Craft Mafia presents the 4th annual Pile Of Craft! A one-of-a-kind craft fair for Baltimore, featuring 40+ of the country's best handmade crafters selling their own housewares, stationery, screenprinted & sewn apparel, jewelry, handbags, hats, knit items, woven scarves, plush toys, ceramics, comic books, prints, paintings and more! Support handmade and local artists and meet them in person!

In addition to having the area's most unique shopping, Pile Of Craft will also feature DIY printmaking demonstrations from Baltimore's brand new community printmaking facility: Baltimore Print Studios; a raffle basket FULL of donated items from Craft Mafia vendors to benefit local non-profit library/learning resource/all-round-gem: Village Learning Place; and tasty snacks and coffee from local earth-friendly coffee shop & bookstore Red Emma's!

Pile of Craft is absolutely free to attend and open to all ages.
June 26th 10-5pm
2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

2010 Sondheim Finalists @ the BMA

Doreen Bolger introducing the exhibition

Chris LaVoie above and 8 below

Chris LaVoie's Lumber Crying

That weight is made of pureed OK Computer CDs!!!

Ryan Hackett

Ryan Hackett above and below

Matthew Dale Janson above and 7 below

Grate Stuff gut crib

Parlor Rat

Karen Yasinsky combines Robert Altman films California Split and Thieves Like Us in her 3 minute animation "You Have to be Very Careful"

Matt Porterfield's Hamilton

Some photos by Nate Larson of Twitter locations; this project may as well have page would make the most narrative sense as a book

Leah Cooper's installation

The finalist exhibition is on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The prize will be announced on the evening of July 10th, followed by the second annual H&Hscape opening!