Maryland Art Place

Events

What's Happening at Maryland Art Place?

Maryland Art Place offers a changing schedule of innovative and diverse programming throughout the year that is always made available to the public free of charge. Events include exhibition openings, gallery talks conducted by exhibition curators and participating artists, workshops, professional developement events, and lectures by artists and historians.

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For rental, program or partnership inquiries, please email Naomi Davidoff, MAP's Program Manager at naomi@mdartplace.org

Event Calendar
Upcoming Events

1/17: Forever Family

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 5:30 PM

The first of eight events of the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love letters" exhibition at Maryland Art Place and Area 405, January 17 to March 10 (www.onethousandloveletters.com), "Forever Family" is a free event offering inspirational stories and songs of family, defined both conventionally and otherwise: the unconditional love afforded a child by a parent or grandparent; sons and daughters honoring fathers and mothers; loving whomever we see as family, be it under our roofs or in our communities.

The 5:30-6: 30 pm reception period for this opening event is graced not only with jazz keyboardist George Spicka, but also Abu the Flute Maker, offering ambient music as the exhibition opens to the public for the first time. Light fare provided by The Classic Catering People.

The 6:30pm program opens and closes with songs from the incomparable Navasha Daya, who with her husband Fanon Hill co-founded and co-leads the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI), an organization dedicated to strong family support and featured in the event. Pulling from letters contributed to the project, YRI family members share what “Forever Family” means to them through song and affirmations.

They are joined by others with testimonials of family love, including artist Ernest Shaw, letter contributors to the project, such as Rita Walters, Jessica Kohnen, Lovey McClain, Alice Bauman, Selwyn Ray, and others, and community members of Access Art and BMore Clubhouse, two organizations bringing the spirit of family and love to all their work.

A moment of the evening is given over to inviting audience members to offer testimonies of family love: bring yours to join in this heart-opening event.

The event is sponsored by the Youth Resiliency Institute and Baltimore Magazine serves as the media sponsor for the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters" exhibition.

For more details, visit www.onethousandloveletters.com.

2/13: Cupid's Arrow

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 5:30 PM

The third of eight events of the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love letters" exhibition at Maryland Art Place and Area 405, January 17 to March 10 (www.onethousandloveletters.com), "Cupid's Arrow" takes place on the eve of Valentine’s Day, and indulges in romantic love: Nicole and Alonzo Lamont with a tale of stolen moments blooming into a marriage; cabaret performer Betsey Hobelmann honoring 18 years of marriage with a song; husband, father, scholar-activist, storyteller and drummer David Fakunle praising his love; and more. The event includes audience members sharing their own testimonials of Valentine's love, accompanied by jazz vocalist Simone Speed, who offers song throughout the evening. A moment is given over to Ken Royster, whose photograph of a young couple included in the exhibition perfectly invokes the theme of romance.

The 5:30-6: 30 pm reception period for this opening event is graced with jazz keyboardist George Spicka, and light fare provided by The Classic Catering People.

Baltimore Magazine serves as the media sponsor for the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters" exhibition.

For more details, visit www.onethousandloveletters.com.

2/21: Wild Horses

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 5:30 PM

The fifth of eight events of the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love letters" exhibition at Maryland Art Place and Area 405 January 17 to March 10 (www.onethousandloveletters.com), "Wild Horses" explores love's tenacious hold through addiction's ride. In letters to and from loved ones caught up in the throes of substance use, we see resilience, fortitude and holding on regardless of the challenges—testimonials of undying love and unbreakable connection. "Wild Horses" features two singer-songwriters whose ballads pay tribute to the theme of love when confronted with such hardship: QueenEarth and Kirk Wulf. The program features participation from clients and staff of Baltimore recovery programs who contributed letters to the project: Dee's Place, Marian House, Powell Recovery Center, BCRI, and the Comprehensive Care Practice at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The 5:30-6:30 pm reception period for this opening event is graced with jazz keyboardist George Spicka, and light fare provided by The Classic Catering People.

"Wild Horses" is sponsored by Powell Recovery Center, and Baltimore Magazine serves as the media sponsor for the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters" exhibition.

For more details, visit www.onethousandloveletters.com.

3/7: Love Thy Self

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 5:30 PM

The seventh of eight events of the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love letters" exhibition at Maryland Art Place and Area 405, January 17 to March 10 (www.onethousandloveletters.com), "Love Thy Self" features sharing from those whose letters inspired drawings by Peter Bruun, testimonials of finding light for and toward one’s self. The event features singer-songwriter ellen cherry, who presents a series of songs on recovering one’s sense of self, and artist Phylicia Ghee, whose focus on mindfulness illuminates the lovable within each of us. Organizations that focus upon self-love and self-esteem within their communities, and whose community members contributed letters to the project, share their tales as part of the program: Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR) and the Men & Families Center.

The 5:30-6: 30 pm reception period for this opening event is graced with jazz keyboardist George Spicka, and light fare provided by The Classic Catering People.

Baltimore Magazine serves as the media sponsor for the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters" exhibition.

For more details, visit www.onethousandloveletters.com.

4/17: Art Law Clinic Hosted by MDVLA

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 1:00 PM

Art Law Clinic 

MdVLA holds Art Law Clinics for $5 approximately 10 times yearly. On April 27, 2019, join us for an Art Law Clinic at Maryland Art Place!

Artists (of all mediums) may receive a Five Dollar 30-minute consultation with an attorney at this event.  

Clinic will take place from 1-4pm.

Have a question about copyright? Starting a business out of your art? Maybe you need a lawyer to look over a contract with you? Our volunteer attorneys will be able to help you start addressing your legal issues if you attend one of our clinics. If your issue is too complex, we can help you through our Pro Bono Legal Referral Program, where we will place you with an attorney trained to assist artists.

Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment for one of the upcoming clinics, please email the Clinic Coordinator at clinic@mdvla.org.

Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org