Thursday, May 7, 2009

To Do This Weekend!

Saturday - May 9th
Mt. Vernon Park, Baltimore
Squidfire's Spring DIY Art Mart
A day of handmade, buying local, and visiting your favorite Baltimore crafters! Charm City Craft Mafia will have a double wide booth, and many of our members will have their own booths as well, along with our friends from B.E.S.T., Squidfire and many more talented artists from all over the country!

Thursday - Sunday May 7-10th
Baltimore (theatres all over the city. Mainly The Charles)
The MD Film Festival
The festival opens tonight and runs all weekend, featuring many themed programs including a handful of short films ("animated," "avante garde" and "return to the world of WTF" are three that sound appealing to yours truly, The annual John Water's pick (this year it's Love Songs by Christophe Honoré), A screening of the silent film Man With a Movie Camera w/ live music from Alloy Orchestra, and a hundred more. The opening shorts program is tonight! For a full schedule & more info, visit HERE

SATURDAY May 9 - 2pm
MAP's 23rd Annual Critics' Residency
Saturday, May 9: Public Forum 2pm / Reception 3:30pm
April 28-June 20, 2009 / Exhibition Dates
This annual program is in it's 20th year! Intended to stimulate critical discourse within the region, this year-long program concludes with an exhibition of artwork selected by critic Vincent Katz during studio visits; a catalogue of critical writing by participating writers, Martin Johnson and Dylan Kinnett, an essay contributed by the critic; and a public forum where participants are invited to exchange ideas about contemporary art with the public.
Artists are Ken D. Ashton, Jessie Boyko, Dottie Campbell, Bernhard Hildebrandt, Gil Jawetz, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, Kim Manfredi, and Lynn Rybicki.
This year’s Public Forum will take place on Saturday, May 9th at 2 pm and will be moderated by Aaron Henkin, co-creator and producer of WYPR's radio arts program, The Signal.

SATURDAY May 9 5-10pm
Rectified opens at Gallery 4 (H&H Building)
A group show featuring Gary Kachadourian, Jackie Milad, Ron Longsdorf & Julianna Dail.
All of the work explores the irony of personaized imagery in our manufactured culture, building on a tradition of using readymade materials and concepts to reformulate our understanding of authenticity.

A new show at the paperwork gallery featuring work by Valeska Populoh and Rudy Shepherd.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9 from 7-9 p.m.
Paperwork Gallery 107 E. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
107 E. Preston Street / Baltimore, MD
(image taken from - taken by Michael Northrup)
Saturday May 9th - 11am
2640 St Paul Street, Baltimore.

DIY FEST - A now annual festival at the 2640 featuring a handmade mart as well as speakers on everything from computer safety to making clothing out of squirrels, according to the in depth CITY PAPER ARTICLE in this weeks issue. Check out that story HERE. and the festival's website HERE.

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