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Maryland Art Place (MAP) Announces Fall Exhibition, Repurposed with Purpose: Meaning in the Materials of Making, Curated by Doreen Bolger

Maryland Art Place (MAP) Announces Fall Exhibition, Repurposed with Purpose: Meaning in the Materials of Making, Curated by Doreen Bolger

On View: September 20 to November 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6-9pm

September 6, 2018 Repurposed with Purpose: Meaning in the Materials of Making is a thematically arranged exhibition that features over forty artists who reuse and combine materials intentionally and imaginatively, creating impactful works of art that speak to social and political issues facing the world today. The exhibition provides opportunities for reflection, personal expression, understanding, change, and advocacy for improved environmental stewardship. The exhibition will connect to a digital citywide tour highlighting related public art throughout Baltimore city. Curated by Doreen Bolger, retired Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), the exhibition is sponsored by the William G. Baker, Jr., Memorial Fund.

Maryland Art Place’s gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 4pm. MAP is located at 218 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore, between Park and Howard Streets. Parking is available on the street and at the Arrow Parking Lot at 229 West Saratoga Street., which is open until 9 pm.

Repurposed with Purpose aims to enrich the experience of visitors—and their understanding of contemporary art—by encouraging them to look for greater variance and nuance in the meaning of materials. The choice of materials holds different significance for each artist, sometimes reflecting larger societal issues and at others, more personal interests, concerns, or priorities. The show is organized thematically under broad headings—Balance, Unity, Legacy, Re-Creation, and Activism. Many artworks reach across these themes and could have been placed in more than one of them, suggesting the depth and complexity of thought that artists dedicate to the meaning of their work.

Balance: Artists connect with the environment as they choose their materials, commenting on its fragility and alerting us to the impact of its degradation on the earth and on mankind, now and in times to come. They celebrate reuse while mourning waste, creating compelling works of art, sometimes interactive and experiential. Among those featured are Jim Condron, Lisa Dillin, Alex Ebstein, Linda Franklin, Alex French, the late Alice Gadzinsky, Andrew Laumann, Leigh Maddox, Mary Opasik, David Page, Stefan Ways, and Jacob Zimmerman.

Unity: For many artists, the use and meaning of the materials allows them to reach across boundaries of race, class, gender orientation, and social or work status to remind us that we are unified by our humanity. Artists represented in this theme include Laura Amussen, Michael Benevenia, Hoesey Corona, Maren Hassinger, Minas Konsolas, Caryn Martin, Joshua Wade Smith, and Adam Zynger.

Legacy: Some artists intentionally reference or incorporate historic found objects that take us from the present moment to the past and memory, reminding us that time is a continuum. Artists such as Jude Asher, Mark Eisendrath, Annie Farrar, Shaun Flynn, Ben Hamburger, Lat Naylor, Lauren Schott, and Stewart Watson illustrate this theme in a dynamic way.

Re-creation: Artists repurpose their own creations, giving them new expression and meaning. Among them, artists Edna K. Emmet, Sanzi Kermes, Joyce J. Scott, and Maxine Taylor will be fulfilling this exhibition theme. Mina Cheon and Gabriel Kroiz exemplify this powerfully in their semi-permanent installation on MAP’s façade.

Activism: Artists often embrace a more evident position of social activism or political statement, making work where their choice of materials raises issues specific to the time and place in which we live. Exhibiting artists include Sera Boena, Ram Brisueno, Rebecca E. Burr, Schroeder Cherry, Sonya Clark, David Hess, Charles Mason III, and Victor-Edward Sanchez that illustrate this theme.

All artists featured in Repurposed with Purpose share a connection to Maryland in their life stories—birth, residence, education, and/or work history, reflecting MAP’s mission to support and promote visual artists throughout the state. Public programs include a digital city-wide tour that will enable Baltimore residents and visitors to traverse the city to view public art related to the subject of the exhibition. Recorded by sound artist Andrew Keiper and developed with the advice of digital expert Nancy Proctor of MuseWeb, the tour encourages place-based story-telling and will enable residents and visitors to appreciate the city’s artistic riches through narration by artists and supporters.

About the Curator: Doreen Bolger served as the Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) for 17 years, retiring in 2015. The BMA is recognized as a center for 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. There, she redefined the Museum’s artistic focus, placing greater emphasis on its world-class collection, initiating major exhibitions, and expanding educational programs. An enthusiastic supporter of Baltimore's emerging art scene, in 2016-17 she co-curated the graduate exhibitions of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Bolger, who received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of The City University of NY, was previously the Director of the RI School of Design Museum, Providence, and served as a curator of American Art at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

About Maryland Art Place (MAP): MAP inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on the community. Among its longtime continuing and recurring programs are the Maryland Artists Registry, which since 1998 has documented over 2,000 visual artists throughout the State; the annual group exhibition Young Blood, which highlights several emerging MFA artists in the community; and Out of Order, MAP’s annual benefit exhibition and silent auction. With its robust exhibition and performance program, MAP has become an anchor organization for the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, established on the city’s west side in 2012, to realize the area’s potential as a thriving downtown arts neighborhood.

MAP was founded in 1981 as an arts organization serving the region’s visual and performing arts communities. Initially peripatetic, in 1986 it leased 218 West Saratoga Street, previously a commercial sales venue, purchasing the site two years later. This bold move secured a 20,000-sq.-ft., five-story building that MAP completely renovated by 1991, creating first-rate gallery space and a permanent and central base from which to develop its programming. A decade later, MAP temporarily relocated many of its exhibitions and programs to the Power Plant Live! complex in the Inner Harbor while still maintaining its Saratoga Street 14 Karat Cabaret as a performance venue. In 2014, MAP returned all its operations to its original site, which now also houses additional artist studios and creative businesses, functioning as a much-needed cultural incubator in the Bromo District.

www.mdartplace.org | 410 962 8565 | map@mdartplace.org

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Michael Fischerkeller Debuts New Series, Children of War, at Hotel Indigo

Michael Fischerkeller Debuts New Series, Children of War, at Hotel Indigo

August 17, 2018 - Children of War, a new series of paintings by Michael Fisherkeller will be on display as part of Maryland Art Place’s (MAP’s) on-going IMPACT program. IMPACT was introduced in 2012 to broaden MAP’s community reach by bringing contemporary art temporarily into public spaces. Fischerkeller is a contemporary artist best known for his dynamic paintings tackling current political, economic, and social issues in his work. Six of Fischerkeller’s paintings from his Children of War series will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6 – 8pm. Children of War will be on view August 22 - November 3 and is free and open to the public. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 West Franklin Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.

Fischerkeller channels his background in political science to create illuminating paintings focused on contemporary social issues. He uses spray paint, the tool of choice for street artists, recognizing that street artists are often impacted by social injustices. In his recent series, Children of War, he seeks to capture the brilliant light that radiates from children living in war-torn countries despite their subjection to war crimes and hardship. Fischerkeller’s symbolic use of unconventional painting materials adds layers of complexity to the portraits.

“Children often become pawns or currency in war, forced to serve as soldiers, laborers, sex slaves or exported as the same to raise funds that swell the coffers of the warmongers. In spite of all this, the brilliant light with which children are blessed persists in radiating. In the series I celebrate and capture that light in brilliantly colored portraits of children from around the world who face war or its consequences every day. The series includes portraits of strength, hope, determination, and grace and is intended to serve as a reminder to all who view the work that not all children enjoy the comparatively comfortable life that our local communities offer.” - Fischerkeller.

Michael Fischerkeller’s artwork has been shown in dozens of national and international juried exhibitions. His work has been featured primarily in exhibitions focusing on art’s role in promoting social change. Fischerkeller was a finalist for the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art in 2017. He was selected to show in recent juried exhibitions at Ann Street Gallery, juried by Virginia Walsh, and at Arc Gallery in San Francisco. He strives to ensure that his art, “educates, inspires, and offers opportunities for personal healing.” - Fischerkeller

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

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. www.mdartplace.org

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Maryland Art Place Announces 11th Annual Young Blood Artists

Maryland Art Place Announces 11th Annual Young Blood Artists

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Maryland Art Place (MAP) presents Young Blood, an annual exhibition of artworks created by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. Curated each year by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC), Young Blood includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and Towson University. We are pleased to announce our 11th annual Young Blood artists: Caroline Hatfield (Towson), Mollye Bendell (UMBC), Mitchell Noah (UMBC), Madeline Stratton (MICA), Ryan Lytle (MICA), and Sara Kaltwasser (MICA). Located at 218 West Saratoga Street within the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District, Young Blood will be on display from July 11th–August 25, 2018. An opening reception will be held on July 11th from 6pm–9pm and is free and open to the public. MAP will host an artist talk on Saturday, August 18th at 1pm featuring our Young Blood exhibitors.

As always, this year’s exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging from painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and animation. Caroline Hatfield explores the experience of sites, landscape, science fiction, utopia, and materiality through an interdisciplinary practice. “Depicting elemental landscapes and geological force, my work references the sublime experience of our world while shifting outwards towards a science fictional sublime,” states Hatfield.

Alternatively, Mitchell Noah re-imagines our relationship to public space by creating photo montages, sculptures, videos and participatory objects that reconfigures the viewer’s perception of street maintenance work. His current research investigates public service, ad-hocism, utopias, and the logistics of producing art during “late stage” capitalism and has a somewhat humorous aspect to it.

Mollye Bendell’s “Wander/Wonder” explores the nature of speculation and our changing relationship with physicality through two separate but connected experiences: Wander, a walkable virtual street map of Baltimore City with all buildings removed except for psychic reader storefronts, and Wonder, a zero-gravity digital astral plane experienced as a virtual reality environment.

Using paint, textiles thread and printmaking, Madeline Stratton investigates the memory and importance of domestic objects and spaces using traditional media. Her wall works represent silhouettes of objects and simplified structures encouraging the viewer to pay attention to the negative space.

Ryan Lytle uses needle felting to create animal sculptures around the concept of animal behavior, the balance between predator and prey. The sculptures are almost true to the actual scale of the animal and are creating using vibrant, cartoon-like colors.

Lastly, Sara Kaltwasser’s installation examines the aesthetics associated with acquisition of knowledge the classroom. Sara is a teacher and the only community based artist selected for Young Blood this year.

Young Blood has provided an important post-graduate platform for 85 transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students to date. Since 2008, this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis exhibitions.

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. Information: www.mdartplace.org | 410 962 8565 | map@mdartplace.org

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Maryland Art Place (MAP) Announces Quarterly Exhibitions at Hotel Indigo with Works by Sarah Tilton

 Maryland Art Place (MAP) Announces Quarterly Exhibitions at Hotel Indigo with Works by Sarah Tilton

May 23, 2018 – Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present new works by Baltimore artist, Sarah Tilton. Tilton is an abstract painter known for her bold and expressive large-scale paintings. Six of Tilton’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition will be on view June 6 - July 28 and is free and open to the public. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 West Franklin Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.

Tilton’s paintings are informed by her background as a classically trained musician. She is interested in the way that both music and painting transcend language and seeks to evoke indefinable emotions with her paintings. Tilton extracts extraordinary nuances from everyday life. She takes these “nuances to [her] sketchbook, searching for colors, marks, and textures to properly represent them”. The resulting paintings are improvisational and rhythmic.

“I’m particularly fascinated by the way jazz musicians learn to improvise effectively enough that their playing literally becomes a wordless language. They spend countless hours taking in different tonalities and rhythms until they can transform standard patterns into original creations. In many ways, my own artistic process mirrors this process of the jazz musician. I actively observe the seemingly standard things, events, and experiences, looking for the smallest nuance of extraordinary. I believe it is the nuance that allows a full experience to be had.” -- Tilton

Tilton graduated from Towson University in 2017. In her last semester there, she participated in the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, juried by artist Zoe Charlton. In this exhibition, her work won both the Franklin and Alice Cooley award and the William Denner award. Since graduating, Tilton’s work has been featured in the NextGen 4.0 Exhibition at VisArt, juried by artists Tim Doud and Cathy C. Cook, in UNDER 500 at Maryland Art Place, and has been added to private and corporate collections across the country.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

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.

www.mdartplace.org | map@mdartplace.org | 410.962.8565

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MARYLAND ART PLACE FEATURES LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS IN UPCOMING EXHIBITION: WAVING AND WAVERING

MARYLAND ART PLACE FEATURES LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS IN UPCOMING EXHIBITION: WAVING AND WAVERING

Alexander Jarman | Waving and Wavering

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 6PM – 9PM

On View: May 17 – June 23, 2018

Featured Programs

Drop-In Sewing Workshop: Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 12-4pm

Flag Day Artist Talks: Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7-8pm 

May 2, 2018 – Maryland Art Place (MAP) and MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) proudly announce Alexander Jarman as the selected curator for MAP’s exhibition development program, Curators’ Incubator (CI). Jarman’s winning proposal, Waving and Wavering, explores local, national, and international interpretations of the symbolic flag. The exhibition will explore new perspectives in content and format of the Baltimore City flag by local artists and collaborative groups.  Featured artists will include FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Project KALI, Ursula Populoh, Iqrama Muhammad, Ronnie Yarisal and Katja Kublitz, René Treviño, Jen DeNike, Brette Gabel, Nino Cais, UBIK, Amy Yee, Carver Audain, and ±MAISMENOS±. The exhibition will highlight artists from a series of countries including USA, Canada, Switzerland, India, Brazil, and Portugal.

A section of the exhibition is devoted to commissioning four local artists/collectives to create new flags for Baltimore.  “Many of our most visible public symbols, including flags, are currently under increased scrutiny and public reconsideration. Rather than seek to define any fixed set of meanings, the exhibition Waving and Wavering assumes that a flag will always carry various and contested meanings," states Jarman.  Many of the works present the experience of the individual within a state framework, or use the format and power of a flag to politicize the personal.

Maryland Art Place will produce a series of public programs alongside the exhibition.  On June 14th, from 7-8pm, join exhibition curator Alexander Jarman as he moderates a gallery talk during “Flag Day”, featuring exhibiting artists including René Treviño, Iqrama Muhammad, Hamida Khatri (Project KALI), Ursula Populoh and members of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. On June 2 from 12-4pm, Iqrama Muhammad will lead a sewing workshop focused on creating panels for a new flag for Baltimore City.  In this drop-in workshop, Iqrama will invite participants to develop meaningful phrases for Baltimore out of recycled fabric. This program was made possible in part through a donation from Scrap B-More.

Curators’ Incubator is an annual program that provides professional development for aspiring curators in the Maryland region. This year, MAP has worked to re-establish the program, bringing it back after a five-year hiatus. Alexander Jarman’s exhibition, Waving and Wavering, will on display in MAP’s main gallery space from May 17th – June 23rd, 2018.

About the Curator: Alexander Jarman is an artist, educator, and curator living in Baltimore, Maryland.  Jarman is currently the Manager of Adult and Community Outreach Programs at the Walters Art Museum where he co-curates the award-winning series ART/SOUND/NOW.  He previously worked as an adjunct professor at Point Loma Nazarene University and as Manager of Public Programs for the San Diego Museum of Art for 6 years. Along with co-founder Ariel Cowen, he opened a gallery and artist studio complex called Cardinal in September 2017, located in the Bolton Hill neighborhood.

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.

www.mdartplace.org | map@mdartplace.org | 410.962.8565

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MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) COLLABORATES WITH CHEON KROIZ TO ILLUMINATE SARATOGA STREET IN DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE

MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) COLLABORATES WITH CHEON KROIZ TO ILLUMINATE SARATOGA STREET IN DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE

BALTIMORE, Thursday April 5, 2018 --Celebrated Baltimore-based duo Cheon Kroiz (Mina Cheon and Gabriel Kroiz), artist and architect team, have recycled their original “Diamonds Light Baltimore” light sculptures from the inaugural Light City 2016 installation for Maryland Art Place (MAP). The project, funded by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, was created to promote safety and bring vitality to the highly traversed Saratoga Street corridor leading into the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District.

A mural designed in collaboration with and painted by Gaia (Andrew Pisacane), Forbes "30 Under 30" designated street artist, is included in the project. This mural will be painted along the Tyson Street alley next to MAP. In total there will be three different sized diamonds, two on the front façade and one diamond in the alley. The mural will be reflective of the diamond’s geometry and centers one of the cascading diamonds out of the three installed on the building. The project is intended to be a semi-permanent installation projected to last several years.

Maryland Art Place’s Director, Amy Cavanaugh explains, “Mina Cheon has a long institutional history with MAP and it was important to ensure we created a public art project that was reflective of the work we do with artists. This project is multi-faceted. Adding the light of the diamonds will encourage an artist/patron-safe environment. Additionally, the diamonds loosely speak to MAP’s basement cabaret history, (The 14 Karat Cabaret). Founded by artist and educator, Laure Drogoul over two decades ago, the 14 Karat Cabaret name was an ode to the various pawnshops and jewelers that were prevalent in the district. With all these overlapping meanings the whole concept felt right so I pushed for over two years to make it happen. MAP is extremely grateful to the Downtown Partnership for believing in this vision and helping us execute it.”

The diamonds will be installed in collaboration with the Baltimore-based company, Elemental Works. Installation will begin April 5, 2018 with the mural work starting shortly thereafter. MAP is aiming to have the project completed by its annual spring benefit exhibition, Out of Order, which will be held on Friday, April 13 at 7pm (ticketed event) during Light City.

For more information about Out of Order, please visit MAP's website. Tickets are on sale through MissionTix: $40 advanced, $45 at the door. The event will feature entertainment by Bambi Galore (the evening’s host) and DJ Alexander Jarman, and music by Joy Postell. Maryland Art Place is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park & Howard Streets.

About Cheon Kroiz: The Cheon Kroiz collaborative team includes Mina Cheon, who is a Korean-American new media artist, scholar, and professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Gabriel Kroiz, an architect and educator, the Principle of Kroiz Architecture, Associate Professor of the Undergraduate Program in Architecture and Design at Morgan State University. Together, they have worked on public projects and international exchange programs for artists and designers between the United States and South Korea since 2004. With a commission from the Mayor’s Office and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts for Light City 2016, their “Diamonds Light Baltimore” installation of 15 diamond-shaped LED sculptures was featured at the Inner Harbor and warmly received by the 400,000 visitors that came into the city. Over a decade, their diamonds have been exhibited as from as far as Korea and Qatar to Baltimore and Washington DC.

About Gaia: Andrew Pisacane, known by his street artist name Gaia, grew up in New York City and is a 2011 graduate of MICA with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. His studio work, installations, and gallery projects have been exhibited throughout the world, most notably at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rice Gallery in Houston, Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive in Spoleto and the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta. His street work has been documented and featured in several books on urban art, including Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art, (Berlin, 2010) and Outdoor Gallery (New York, 2014). Gaia was listed as a 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Art and Style recipient and was a Fullbright beneficiary to study and paint in New Delhi on behalf of the State Department. He lives and works in Baltimore but spends a majority of his time painting murals across the world and has produced works in all six habitable continents.

About Elemental Metalworks: Elemental Metalworks was founded by Doug Koschalk in 2008 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Elemental employs a team of craftsmen and designers committed to collaborating and executing the visions of architects, artists, engineers, developers, and homeowners throughout the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan area. Elemental’s work has varied in scope from the recent facade branding at the Falls on Northern Parkway to the upgrade of the Heliport at Pier 7. Elemental collaborated with the RE/PUBLIC to build, install, and staff the “Divided Line,” featured in Light City 2017. Current work includes fabrication and installation of the Light City Neighborhoods project in Highlandtown for 2018, commission to fabricate “The Lightwell” sculpture at the Marie Reed School by artist/designer Cheryl Wing, and collaborate to design and build a sculptural stair in Washington, DC by artist/designer Hiroshi Jacobs. Elemental‘s work has been featured in various publications including The Washington Post and Washington Metro Magazine.

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.

Information: www.mdartplace.org | 410 962 8565 | map@mdartplace.org

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES 21st ANNUAL OUT OF ORDER BENEFIT EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES 21st ANNUAL OUT OF ORDER BENEFIT EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

BALTIMORE, Thursday, March 29, 2018 Out of Order, MAP’s iconic spring benefit exhibition, is back and headed to the CASINO! Feeling lucky? Put on your cocktail hour attire and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. The evening will include a combination of music, performances, an open bar, and hundreds of artworks. Out of Order will feature roaming performances by the fabulous Bambi Galore and music by DJ Alexander Jarman. Stick around for the OOO after party, featuring the soulful sounds of Joy Postell!

MAP will celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Out of Order on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 7 o'clock in the evening. The fundraiser, party, and exhibition will take place at 218 West Saratoga Street, the original home to MAP; located in the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore’s west side. A highly revered event among the Baltimore arts community, Out of Order presents attendees with a unique opportunity to collect affordable art while engaging with artists and patrons at the event.

Our auction host, Bambi Galore, was voted Baltimore's Best Drag Performer by the City Paper and brings humor, beauty and a brash wit to the stage when she performs. Alexander Jarman plays an eclectic range of vinyl music from jazz to funk to house, always keeping the beat with the help of two Technics turntables. Joy Postell, a Baltimore native, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. Her sound is a mix of R&B, rap, and soul that captivates her audience. Stick around after the silent auction closes and catch Joy’s performance in the MAP Underground!

Costumes are encouraged and awarded – dress to impress! MAP will be hosting a celebrity look-alike costume contest hosted by Bambi Galore! A special gift basket provided by Mouth Party Caramels will be awarded to the winner of the costume competition. MAP’s photo-booth will be ready to snap pictures of your fabulous ensemble throughout the evening!

La Cuchara will providing an array of small bites for the evening. Chef Ben Lefenfeld from La Cuchara is generously offering Chorizo, Manchego, Shishito Montaditos, Tortilla Espanol, Apple, Smoked Trout Salad on toast, and Charred Cabbage, Salvitxada, and Marcona Almond Montaditos. Enjoy sweet treats provided by Insomnia Cookies.

Visit Out of Order’s open wine and beer bar and try a specialty cocktail provided by Sticky Rice! VOGA and Union Craft Brewing will provide select wine and brews for the event as well.

Tickets to the April 13th OOO Exhibition and Silent Auction are on sale now for $40 pre-sale on MissionTix (http://www.mt.cm/out-order-0) and $45 at the door. All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO.

MAP would like to thank its Out of Order in-kind sponsors: La Cuchara, Union Craft Brewing, Sticky Rice, Arrow Parking, VOGA, Insomnia Cookies, and Mouth Party Caramels.

Major sponsors include: Doreen Bolger (in memory of Walter Carpenter), Cordish Family Fund, Mission Media, Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Kroiz Architecture, Greenspring Associates, Kastendike Insurance Group, Old Town Construction, Liz and Ned Courtemanche, Fred & Jonna Lazarus, Modell Family Ventures, Thomas & Libowitz, PA, Delbert L & Gina Adams, Gilbert Dent, Goodier Builders, Greenspring Realty Partners, Kevin & Tace Loeb, Robert & Eileen Loeb, Radcliffe Jewelers, Carbiz Ltd, Chris and Niki Janian, Baviello Investment Management, CREative Solutions, and Atlas Restaurant.

MAP is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local charity. For the ninth year, participating artists may choose to donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR), a nonprofit organization that works to enrich the lives of under-served members of our community through the access to public art within the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area.

What will you submit to Out of Order? For the twenty-first year, MAP will open its doors to host more than 250 artists in the main gallery. Whether you are an emerging, mid-career or established artist, join Maryland Art Place for the biggest exhibition and silent auction event of the year!

The Out of Order 2018 host committee includes: Scott Burkholder, Tace Joelle Loeb, Elizabeth Burger, Ginny Lawhorn, Carlyn Thomas, Elisabeth Durham, Naomi Davidoff, Grace Dewitt, and Amin Herati.

For more information on tickets, sponsorship opportunities and artist installation day for OOO or KIDOOO, please visit MAP’s website located at www.mdartplace.org (http://www.mdartplace.org/).

About Maryland Art Place (MAP)

Maryland Art Place 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. mdartplace.org (http://www.mdartplace.org/) . MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts & Sciences, and the William G Baker Jr. Memorial Fund.

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OUT OF ORDER RETURNS FOR ITS 21st YEAR CELEBRATING BALTIMORE’S ARTIST COMMUNITY


OUT OF ORDER RETURNS FOR ITS 21st YEAR CELEBRATING BALTIMORE’S ARTIST COMMUNITY

MAP ANNOUNCES KIDOOO, 2nd ANNUAL YOUTH ART EXHIBITION

 

Out of Order | KIDOOO

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13th, 7 pm – 10 pm 

BALTIMORE, Friday, March 9, 2018 -- Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces the return of its Annual Spring Benefit & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO). Out of Order celebrates its 21st year on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 7 - 10 pm.

This iconic fundraiser will take place at 218 West Saratoga Street, MAP's original home, located in Baltimore’s Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District.  OOO is one of the most celebrated annual events among the Baltimore arts community. The evening provides a one-night-only opportunity for collectors new and established to acquire contemporary art at unbelievably low silent auction prices.

Out of Order provides a unique opportunity for artists of all genres and experience levels to hang their work in a salon-style exhibition. MAP expects over 400 guests to filter in and out of this year’s exhibition. Artists and art patrons will mix and mingle while enjoying music, artwork, libations, and light fare. Last year, MAP showcased over 275 artists during OOO, and welcomed 30 youth artists to KIDOOO!

For Out of Order’s 21st Anniversary, MAP is back with KIDOOO, celebrating art of all ages with an accompanying youth-driven exhibition. KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual OOO on April 13, 2018 on the 2nd floor in the MAP Member Gallery. KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle school and high school level arts classes. KIDOOO encourages young artists, ages six to sixteen, to participate.

Tickets to Out of Order are on sale now for $40 pre-sale on MissionTix and $45 at the door. All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO.

Any and all artists are invited to participate in Out of Order. During the Artist Installation Day on Thursday, April 5, 7 am-midnight, each participating artist can hang one original piece in the MAP gallery. Each piece must be framed and ready to hang with dimensions under 40” x 40”. The open installation day for KIDOOO will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 11 am - 4 pm in the MAP Member Gallery. Each piece must be framed and ready to hang with dimensions under 24” x 24”.

MAP is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local charity. For the ninth year, participating artists may choose to donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR), a nonprofit organization that works to enrich the lives of under-served members of our community through the access to public art within the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area.

For more information on tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and participation, please visit MAP’s website located at www.mdartplace.org.

The 2018 Out of Order host committee includes Scott Burkholder, Naomi Davidoff, Tace Joelle Loeb, Elizabeth Burger, Ginny Lawhorn, Carlyn Thomas, Grace DeWitt, Elisabeth Durham, and Amin Herati.

About Maryland Art Place (MAP)

Maryland Art Place 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. mdartplace.org. MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts & Sciences, and the William G Baker Jr. Memorial Fund.

About Out of Order (OOO)

Out of Order is a unique way to get involved with Baltimore’s growing art scene while supporting one of Baltimore’s most established contemporary arts organizations. OOO plays host to a variety of artists and professionals practicing in the visual arts, and is a great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector. Proceeds from art sales are split equally between MAP and the artist. Revenue generated at Out of Order directly supports MAP’s programs, exhibitions and opportunities; furthering MAP’s mission to support emerging and mid-career artists and professionals throughout the year.

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES ALEXANDER JARMAN AS CURATOR FOR THE REVIVAL OF CURATORS’ INCUBATOR PROGRAM

 MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES ALEXANDER JARMAN AS CURATOR FOR THE REVIVAL OF CURATORS’ INCUBATOR PROGRAM

Alexander Jarman | Waving and Wavering

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17th, 6 pm – 9 pm

On View: May 17 – June 23, 2018

March 1, 2018 – Maryland Art Place (MAP) and MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) proudly announce Alexander Jarman as the selected curator for MAP’s exhibition development program, Curators’ Incubator (CI). Jarman’s winning proposal, Waving and Wavering, explores local, national, and international interpretations of the symbolic flag. The exhibition will explore new perspectives in content and format of the Baltimore City flag by local artists and collaborative groups, such as FORCE and Project KALI.

Curators’ Incubator is an annual program that provides professional development for aspiring curators in the Maryland region. This year MAP has worked to re-establish the program, bringing it back after a five-year hiatus. Curators are selected through a competitive two-phase application and review process. CI has served 145 curators and artists since it’s inception in 2002. Alexander Jarman’s exhibition, Waving and Wavering, will on display in MAP’s main gallery space from May 17th – June 23rd, 2018.

Alexander Jarman is an artist, educator, and curator living in Baltimore, Maryland. Jarman is currently the Manager of Adult and Community Outreach Programs at the Walters Art Museum where he co-curates the award-winning series ART/SOUND/NOW. He previously worked as an adjunct professor at Point Loma Nazarene University and as Manager of Public Programs for the San Diego Museum of Art for 6 years. Along with co-founder Ariel Cowen, he opened a gallery and artist studio complex called Cardinal in September 2017, located in the Bolton Hill neighborhood.

As a curator, Jarman has worked with artists including The Yes Men, Yinka Shonibare, M.B.E., Pierre Bismuth, Jon Rubin, My Barbarian, Mark Tribe, Steve Lambert and Jaimie Warren. He has organized shows at the San Diego Museum of Art and Southwestern College Art Gallery in the past. From 2011-2014, Jarman proudly served as a Board Member at SDSpace4Art in the East Village neighborhood of San Diego. He currently serves on the Board for Intersection of Change in the Upton/Sandtown-Winchester neighborhoods, and is a member of the Motor House Advisory Committee in Station North.

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.

www.mdartplace.org | map@mdartplace.org | 410.962.8565

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