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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.

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

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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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