Maryland Art Place

Programs

Programs Overview

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has been an anchor for contemporary arts in Maryland since 1981. Since its inception, MAP has effectively inspired, supported and encouraged artists in this region by offering exhibition opportunities, workshop and mentorship programs.

MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists to engage with the public, and each other, by nurturing and promoting new talents.

MAP offers a challenging schedule of innovative and diverse contemporary art experiences throughout the year. This includes the presentation of 6-8 annual exhibitions with complimentary programming including: gallery talks, performances and professional development workshops.

Annual Programs

IMPRINT
IMPRINT is an annual program that was initiated by the MAP staff in 2012 as way to highlight one singular, specific contemporary artist each year that is excelling in their selected media.

Young Blood 2016
Every year MAP's Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

IMPACT Project: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Baltimore Downtown
IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed in 2012 to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences throughout Maryland. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

2013 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

The 14Kt Cabaret: Sat, November 2 at 8:30

14k Cabaret: Sat, November 22nd at 8:30 PM

The 14Kt Cabaret presents:

A delightful evening of performance, music, poetry and film featuring:

THE FRED AND CHARLIE SHOW, RIDING TIGERS, 
KEN CARPS and super-special guest performances!
Showtime 9pm doors 8:30pm $6 (cash only)

RIDING TIGERS take their name from the Chinese proverb that “One who rides tigers knows that by the day’s end they may be riding on the inside”, reflecting the band’s penchant for indeterminate and pictographic scores and spontaneous composition-creating both chaos and harmony within a written yet fluid framework.

Consisting of string trio, voice and percussion, this performance will include a live soundtrack in collaboration with Bob Wagner-presenting 16mm film actively manipulated on multiple projectors.

Special guest performers will be Deanna Pineda of Cigarbox Planetarium and The Beat Stylists on violin and Mark Jickling of Old Songs and Half Japanese on guitar. Jickling’s digital video short ”Oh Those Stars” will also be presented.

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30


December 4, 2013: 6pm, Amy Boone-McCreesh and Milana Braslavsky

THIRTY is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences. 

Participants of THIRTY were selected by the THIRTY committee and MAP staff through either open call or by invitation. These individuals are: Kyle Bauer, Dustin Boise, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Hannah Brancato, Milana Braslavsky, Emily C-D, Rebecca Chan, Alicia Ciambrone, Hoesy Corona, Nancy Daly, Michelle Dickson, Deana Haggag, Nora Howell, Aran Keating, Charlotte Keniston, Judy Kurjan, Jim Leach, Jen Liu, Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, Ashley Minner, Michael Owen, Elle Perez, ras+e (Design Collaborative Ryan Shelley with Elizabeth Herrmann), Ryan Schroeder, Ginevra Shay, Joshua Wade Smith, Nick Clifford Simko, TT The Artist, and Mia Weiner. 

 
   

Special thanks to Nancy O'D Wilson and the following for their support of the THIRTYprogram:

Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Charlotte Alberson
Sarah A Austin
Baltimore Threadquarters
Catherine Borg
Mina Cheon
Danielle Chi
Erin Chrest
Steven Ciambrone
Michelle Dickson-Feeney
Dawn Gavin
Michelle Gomez
Mona Haggag
David Hart
Aaron Heinsman
Chloe Helton-Gallagher
David Kessler
Nate Larson
Nicole Nueller
Sarah Olexsak
Elena Perez
Amy Raehse
Jules Ransdell
Rachel Sitkin
Brian Young
Bryan Young

 

Young Blood

MAP's Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art and The University of Maryland College Park. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their graduate exhibitions. According to MAP's former Program Advisory Chair, Cara Ober, "After achieving their Masters the next most important step for young artists is their professional debut in a reputable professional gallery." Since 2008, Young Blood has provided a meritorious exhibition experience for over 72 artists.

The 14 Karat Cabaret

The 14 Karat Cabaret is a beloved Baltimore institution that features experimental music, dance, video, and art in a performance space located in MAP’s former home at 218 West Saratoga Street.  The 14 Karat Cabaret is the brainchild of Laure Drogoul, an interdisciplinary artist, alumni of the Maryland Institute College of Art and a graduate of the Rinehart School of Sculpture (1981’.)  The Cabaret has been a highly celebrated venue for alternative performance art and music for over 20 years.

218 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.225.0706

 

IMPACT at Towson Town Center

IMPACT is a new, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s programming to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique in itself and are developed based on the partnering site. MAP plans to sponsor roughly six IMPACT projects over the course of 2013 and 2014.

MAP launched its 2013 IMPACT  project with a public art installation at Towson Town Center. Artist, Amanda Burnham was selected for the project and her wall installation, "Loop",  is on view now in the Level 2 Crate & Barrel Court of Towson Town Center.

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WJZ Interview

The Transmodern Festival @ 218 W. Saratoga St.


May 2-5, 2013

MARYLAND ART PLACE @ 218 W.SARATOGA ST. AND THE 14KARAT CABARET

IN CONJUNCTION WITH 

THE TRANSMODERN FESTIVAL

present...

 

Thursday MAY 2, 2013

MARYLAND ART PLACE @ 218 W.SARATOGA ST.

8pm – Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play

 

Friday MAY 3, 2013

MARYLAND ART PLACE @ 218 W.SARATOGA ST.

6pm, 8pm, 10pm – Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play

THE 14KARAT CABARET

Scent Salon/ Seance
The Live Writing
Group
BonnieJones/AsiminaChremos
Magic Outside The Box Cabaret Show
Abdu Ali
Dance Party with DJ Alex Funk

 

Saturday MAY 4, 2013

MARYLAND ART PLACE @ 218 W.SARATOGA ST.

6pm, 8pm, 10pm – Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play

THE 14KARAT CABARET

Bele Bele Rhythm Collective
A Sorcerer’s Journey (excerpt)
Martha Colburn

Pedicab Project: Spaces In-Between Current Gallery and 218W.Saratoga Street

 

Sunday MAY 5, 2013

MARYLAND ART PLACE @ 218 W.SARATOGA ST.

4pm, 6pm, 8pm – Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play

THE 14KARAT CABARET

8pm – Mole Suit Choir
8:30pm – Catherine Pancake Film Program

 

more info and the complete transmodern schedule: transmodernfestival.com

 

TODD MARCUS JAZZ ORCHESTRA


June 16, 2013

The 14Karat Cabaret Presents:

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra's special Father’s Day concert featuring acclaimed saxophonist and composer Gary Thomas. A veteran of bands by Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and Jack DeJohnette, Thomas is also the Director and Chair of Jazz Studies at Peabody Institute.

This performance follows-up Marcus’ recent quartet album (named one of the top 10 jazz albums of 2012 by NPR) and celebrates his jazz orchestra’s 10 year anniversary with jazz standards and originals including his Middle Eastern suite Blues for Tahrir. The work chronicles the Arab Spring movement in Egypt and represents Marcus’ homage to his Egyptian-American heritage by merging jazz and Middle Eastern music. For more visit: www.toddmarcusjazz.com


$35 show with dinner / $25 show only. 

The 14Karat Cabaret
218 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.225.0706
cash at door only....or get tickets at:
www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.venue&VenueID=444


Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra
Todd Marcus (bass clarinet)
Gary Thomas (tenor sax)
Alex Norris (trumpet)
Alan Ferber (trombone)
Russell Kirk (alto sax)
Brent Birkhead (flute & alto sax)
Alex Brown (piano)
Jeff Reed (bass) 
Eric Kennedy (drums)
Irene Jalenti (vocals)

THE BLASTERTHON

JUNE 22, 2013

An evening of readings, performance and music celebrating the life of Dr. “Blaster” Al Ackerman.

Rupert Wondlowski of Shattered Wig Fame (MC/Reading) 
John M. Bennet (reading) 
Megan McShea (reading)
Laure Drogoul (performance)
Batworth (reading) 
John Eaton (reading) 
Courtney McCullough(stories) 
Francis Poole (reading)
Music by Neil Feather, Bob Wagner, Eric Franklin, Dan Breen 
(AKA “The Dirty Dozen”)

doors: 8:30pm 
showtime: 9:00pm
$6 at the door(cash only)
more info. about the entire Blasterthon event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/521015217958995/?fref=ts

IMPACT at the Jewish Community Center

Thursday, August 29, 5-7pm

MAP is partnering with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore (JCC) for the 2nd IMPACT project of 2013. The JCC has generously donated their courtyard as a venue for an outdoor installation.

A local artist collective, Global Humanity Now (GHN), has been selected for this summer’s IMPACT project. GHN is comprised of artists Remina Greenfield, Janina Anderson, Janet Hong and Gabriel Quick. Their artwork installation titled, Return, has been designed specifically for the JCC’s courtyard and is comprised of a woven fabric that will extend over the courtyard of the building, creating a pseudo canopy. In its entirety, Return relates to the concept of a “network,” and is intended to illustrate the dynamic relationship between individuals and the community they comprise. The title “Return” is derived from Leo Strauss’s essay Progress or Return (1952).

Please join us for a public reception from 5-8pm on August 29 at the JCC located at 3506 Gwynbrook Ave, Owings Mills Maryland.

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences. Participants of THIRTY were selected by the THIRTY committee and MAP staff through either open call or by invitation.

The 2013 events included:

March 27, 2013:
Emily C-D
Mia Weiner
Ashley Minner
 
July 17, 2013:
TT the Artist
Monica Lopez-Gonzalez
Aran Keating
April 10, 2013:
Dustin Boise
Nora Howell
Alicia Ciambrone
 
August 7, 2013:
Jen Liu
Hannah Brancato
Hoesy Corona
May 15, 2013:
Charlotte Keniston
Rebecca Chan
Ginevra Shay
 
September 25, 2013:
ras+e
Michael Owen
June 12, 2013:
Jim Leach
Kyle Bauer
Michelle Dickson
 
October 16, 2013:
Judy Kurjan
Nancy Daly
Deana Haggag

 

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.

Contact Us

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