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Sight Unseen presents a group program of short films and videos chosen in response to the newly reopened Contemporary Art wing at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Featuring both local and international artists, the screening will be followed by a gallery talk relating pieces from the contemporary collection to the works shown.


-The Hunch that Caused the Winning Streak and Fought the Doldrums Mightily by Stephanie Barber (2010)*
-Journey to a Star by Tom Boram (2012)*
-Growing/Innit by Mark Brown (2008)*
-How to Conduct a Love Affair by David Gatten (2007)
-Carabosse by Larry Jordan (1980)
-Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget by William Knipscher (2012)*
-A Lax Riddle Unit by Laida Lertxundi (2011)
-Andy at Work by Jonas Mekas (2006)
-lions and tigers and bears by Rebecca Meyers (2006)
-Dark Windows by Miranda Pfeiffer (2011)*
-The Biscuit Song by Luther Price (2008)
-Landfill 16 by Jennifer Reeves (2011)
-Eyecandy by Tasman Richardson (2005)
-Audition by Karen Yasinsky (2012)*

* = Baltimore-based artist

For more information on the films and artists, please visit http://www.sightunseenbaltimore.co

Still featured above from Landfill 16 by Jennifer Reeves
Maryland Institute College of Art
2013 MFA in Community Arts Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception Friday, April 5th (5-7pm)
MICA Graduate Studio Center / D-Center / Metro Gallery
On view March 28th- April 14th

This exhibition showcases ten community artists exploring a wide range of ideas, materials, disciplines, and approaches to imagining and creating art in, with, and for community. Throughout the two-year program, MFA candidates develop their own creative voice as they simultaneously investigate the relationship of art to community building throughout Baltimore.

The MFA in Community Arts program (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of support for civic and community development. As artists who teach, these ten exhibiting graduate students advocate positive change while developing new approaches to artforms.

Please join us on Friday, April 5th for the MFA in Community Arts Thesis Exhibition openings.

Leidy Atrium, MICA Graduate Studio Center
131 W. North Avenue, MD 21218

Whitney Frazier
Michelle Nugent
Dixon Stetler

16 W North Ave Baltimore, MD 21218

Jillian Branch
Denise R. Duarte
Nelle Dunlap
Ada Pinkston
Rachael Shannon

Metro Gallery
700 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201

Tiffany Black
Desmond Vincent Moore

* An additional opening reception for the artists at Metro Gallery will be held on March 28th (7–10pm)
Pinebox Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of Introductions, beginning on April 5 and closing May 3, 2013. This exhibition presents a series of figure-driven paintings from artists that are new to the Art Community via Undergraduate and Graduate programs in the Greater Baltimore Area. The works presented glide between abstraction and representational depictions of the human form. The debut of the new works coincides with the recent
addition of Pinebox Art Center to the cultural landscape of Baltimore.

Introductions has been curated by Amy Boone-McCreesh, who currently works as Adjunct Faculty at MICA and Howard Community College. Amy has curated exhibitions at local art venues such as Maryland Art Place. She is also currently a Fellow at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C.

Please join us for the opening reception on April 5, 2013 from 7-9 pm, meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments and music from DJ MoGillaH.

Jessie Gray, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Peter Ferguson, MICA
Aleksandra Katargina, Towson University
Katie Pumphrey, MICA and current resident at the Creative Alliance
Friday, 4/5
Pinebox Art Center
101 N. Haven Street Suite 101

Dust-Off is a group show featuring the work of Milton Melvin Croissant III, Colin Foster, Margo Benson Malter, Nick Peelor, and Nick Vyssotsky. The selected works begin to recontextualize pieces of popular culture in order to investigate the relational systems they engender. The behaviors and by-products these systems nurture relate to characteristics of speed and delirium. It may be worthwhile to consider how artistic production coexists with these economies.

Saturday 4/6
7PM - 10PM

Springsteen Gallery
Copycat B303

 Saturday, April 13
10AM - 4PM

ICA Baltimore

Jumbo Mumbo’s Seth Crawford will be having an Artist Rummage Sale of studio work, all priced from $5 to $100. No early birds, rain or shine. Everything must go!

Go to www.sethcrawford.org for a preview of available work.


Alex Olson
Open Letter, 2009

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The Baltimore Satellite Reef (BSR), a satellite of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project (HCCR), facilitated by artist Karida Collins is coming to Gallery CA. Community members young and old from all around Baltimore City have crocheted this enormous coral reef replica. The larger HCCR project began in 2005 with Christine and Margaret Wertheim, of the Institute for Figuring, in response to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. The HCCR is a community arts project that creates new methods to engage the public about scientific and environmental issues. With an unusual fusion of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft, collective art practice and environmental consciousness, the BSR will be a unique and distinct part of what may be the largest community arts and science project in the world. Because of the flexibility of the formula and creativity of each community, it will be totally unique from the others, much like the ocean’s living coral reefs.

We will be holding crochet workships till late April. If you are interested in participating please contact info@galleryca.org to be connected with the project organizers.

The BSR, and all related programming, was made possible by generous support from The Institute For Figuring, the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Current Space is pleased to announce Elle Pérez as the first photographer to be exhibited in our new photography solo show program. In conjunction with the exhibition we will be releasing a catalog of Elle’s work.

Opening Reception: April 5th, 7-10pm
On view: April 5th - April 21st
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-4pm


And then they said, “Being infinite sounds beautiful” in a letter, before heading back into the woods.


Elle Pérez’s series “Into the Wood” dismantles false gender binaries through her images and experiences in the utopian society of IDA, a safe space in Tennessee. Following in the footsteps of communes that have come before them, IDA drifts towards a divine state, but is not without flaws.

This rural farming community allows people to come home to their ideal selves. They take on new names, exist freely, connect to nature, and have the opportunity to learn farming skills. In this place people are able to break away from the societal bonds placed on their bodies. Individuals can let go of their physical and emotional history and open up to themselves, others, and nature in a more fluid way.

Pérez is able to document the visitors and residents after they’ve shed their protective layers and begun to explore their eternal spirit. “Into the Woods” is Pérez longest running series on queer culture. Still in progress, she’s made yearly pilgrimages to IDA since 2011.


Elle Pérez (b. 1989, Bronx, NY) is a photographer who works and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Perez’s work focuses on themes of gender-based identity, queer self-awareness and youth culture, and has been exhibited at galleries such as Conner Contemporary Art (DC), Spattered Columns (NYC), and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. In 2011 Perez was awarded the Jane Meyer Traveling Fellowship to produce a new body of work titled “The Outliers: Regarding the Space(s) Between Genders.” Perez has previously taught photography at the Educational Alliance Art School, a NYC based non-profit program with a focus on accessible art education for youth. Perez received a BFA in Photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art.”

Jumbo Mumbo

The Opening Reception for JUMBO MUMBO, a solo show of sculptures by Seth Crawford, is the ICA Baltimore’s 5th exhibition and first in collaboration with Gallery CA, 440 E. Oliver St in Baltimore.

Seth Crawford, Taurus, has lived and worked in Baltimore since missing a connecting flight in 2007. He received a BFA from The University of Wisconsin - Stout and an MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He likes pizza and movies.

JUMBO MUMBO will be open from April 6 to 27, and there will be an Artist Rummage Sale Saturday, April 13th 12-4pm

Gallery hours are 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Spread the word!

Seth Crawford: www.sethcrawford.org
Gallery CA: www.galleryca.org
ICA Baltimore: www.icabaltimore.org