2013 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions
Fox Building: Decker, Meyerhoff and Fox 3 galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, 131 W. North Ave.; D center @ NAM: 16 West North Ave.; Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.; Station North Chicken Box, 1 W. North Ave.
Friday, March 29-Sunday, April 14
Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.
Twenty-eight graduating students from the M.F.A. in Community Arts, the M.F.A. in Graphic Design and the M.F.A. in Illustration Practice will exhibit work.
Friday, April 19-Sunday, May 5
Reception: Friday, April 19, 5-7 p.m.
Thirty-nine graduating students from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, the Mount Royal School of Art, the M.F.A. in Photographic & Electronic Media and the Rinehart School of Sculpture will exhibit work.
Jonathan Segal, 21 March 2013 - AIA Balt Spring Lecture Series (via aiabaltimore-lectures)
Perception is Reality.
D center Baltimore is pleased to announce the addition of six new members to its board, as well as the election of board officers.
Joining the board for new two-year terms are Elaine Asal, Katherine Brower, Ryan Clifford, Lou Joseph, Jaimes Mayhew, and Lori Rubeling.
Marianne Amoss has been elected board president, with Ben Stone as treasurer; Fred Scharmen will continue in his role as secretary. Klaus Philipsen, who served as president since D center’s inception, will serve for one year as Past President.
“The D center board has been energized by the addition of our new members, who join a group of outstanding designers, architects, artists, and educators dedicated to design and to Baltimore,” said new president Marianne Amoss. “We are very grateful to departing board member Khosrow Vaghari and especially outgoing president Klaus Philipsen for their valuable contributions to D center over the past several years. We’re looking forward to continuing our collaboration and engagement with the design community.”
The complete slate of D center board members for 2013–2014 is:
Rahne Alexander, Maryland Film Festival
Elaine Asal, Gensler
Marianne Amoss, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Doreen Bolger, Baltimore Museum of Art
Katherine Brower, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
Sidney Brower, University of Maryland College Park
Ryan Clifford, Maryland Institute College of Art
Sarah Doherty, Maryland Institute College of Art
Marian Glebes, Maryland Institute College of Art
Lou Joseph, ICA Baltimore
Frank Lucas, Lucas Associates Architects
Jaimes Mayhew, independent artist and educator
Kenneth Morgan, Coppin State University
Brian Oster, Cho Benn Holback + Associates
Klaus Philipsen, ArchPlan Inc.
Lori Rubeling, Stevenson University
Fred Scharmen, Morgan State University
Howard Stevens, Wright Constable & Skeen LLP
Ben Stone, Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.
Jessica Young, Thumb
For full bios of board members, please visit the About section of this website.
D center @ NAM: WEST BALTIMORE IN-PROGRESS
1-5pm Thursday 14 March 2013 | 16 W. North Ave, Baltimore MD 21201
Please join Jack Sullivan and his students for WEST BALTIMORE IN-PROGRESS, studies investigating the many questions and issues of environmental design in the urban context. These works were conducted as a collaborative effort between the landscape architecture graduate students, the instructor, professionals in practice, and representatives from local government non-profit agencies. Our goal is to understand, appreciate, and re-create city places and neighborhoods —as they were, how they exist, and what they can become in the 21 st century. In order to do this well, we need to learn how poets and prophets—as well as pragmatists and profiteers—have expressed their visions for the city and how we can propose improvements to the quality of urban life.
PRESENTATIONS @ D center INCLUDE:
Harlem Park, West Baltimore
Site Analysis: ½ mile radius from the Harlem Park Red Line Metro Stop, North and South of the
“Highway to Nowhere”.
Product: Graphic presentation and report
Urban Design Study: Harlem Park
1. Determine the future use and character of the “Highway to Nowhere”;
2. Determine the location of the rail line within the “Highway to Nowhere” corridor (central, north
side, or south side);
3. Determine potential development sites;
4. Identify the limits and character of Transit Oriented Development at the Harlem Park Metro
5. Identify the blocks
1. Context: Baltimore City; City/County-wide Red Line; Gwynn Falls Trail nature corridor; Baltimore
2. Site Conditions/ Physical: Historic-Current Figure-ground comparison; Vacant lots, empty
homes, missing buildings;
3. Site Conditions/Social-Economic: Jobs , markets, food deserts, street life
4. Site Conditions/Environmental: Stormwater management, street tree evaluation,
5. Harlem Park Red Line Metro Stop: Calhoun-Carey Streets (development options);
6. Master Plan Proposal: Overall site study area; proposal for Harlem Park development 1” = 100’;
With stormwater management plan overlay (Watershed 263);
a. First block south of Highway to Nowhere (Saratoga Street) development potential;
b. Highway to Nowhere (future use and character);
c. Franklin and Mulberry Streets character;
d. Block development: North of Franklin Street, South of Lafayette Street, west of Arlington
Avenue, east of Monroe Street;
7. Individual Study areas: Concepts at 1”= 40’; detail design at 1” = 20’.
D center is pleased to announce our next collaboration at D center @ The North Avenue Market: The 4th Annual Publications and Multiples Fair presented by Open Space!
Open Space is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 9 and 10, 2013. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 50 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and abroad. The fair is free and open to the public.
Featuring works on paper by:
The seven artists in this show believe in images. Characters, abstraction, text—-all are used in the pursuit of making pictures that strike the viewer both for their gestalt and for their love of refining a personal library of visuals for the most intense potential. Each artist pushes their image-making to the point where its creativity aches in front of us. Most of these artists work with characters, the face and body are used almost as a template—-a solid structure to build wild expression upon.
Each artist in this show will present a selection of works on paper. This opening also serves as a kick-off party for Open Space’s Publications and Multiples Fair held March 9th and 10th at the D Center. To celebrate this, each artist will have an original, extremely low print run zine available at the show. The show will remain on view through April 15th.
MAIN EVENT: PUBLICATIONS&MULTIPLES FAIR IV
Featured Programming:Mothers News: A Brief History Of America’s Greatest NewspaperJacob Berendes, editor of Mothers News (Providence, RI)Collecting the Contemporary PublicationTony White leads a panel discussion on collections of unique and special artist publications from a library/institutional perspective.Tony White, Director, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)Heather Slania, Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC)Jill Luedke, Art Subject Specialist, Temple University (Philadelphia PA)Superman vs. Deconstructive Analysis: Who Would Win?In this panel discussion, renowned Superman experts will address the problem of Superman head on, and also from the sides, in an encirclement maneuver he will not be expecting involving historical, scientific, literary, and philosophical analysis. Free to attend, but a great price will be paid by those who forget the words spoken on this day.Ben O’Brien, Showbeast, Wham City Comedy Tour (Baltimore, MD)Dale Beran, creator of A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible, The Nerds of Paradise (Baltimore, MD)Paul Nestadt, MD, Dept. of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (Baltimore, MD)Additional LecturesJason T. Miles, comics artist, editor and publisher (Seattle, WA)Ginevra Shay, artist, curator, and photo archivist (Baltimore, MD)Additional ReadingsMatthew Thurber, renowned cartoonist (Brooklyn, NY)Rupert Wondolowski, owner of Normal’s Books & Records (Baltimore, MD)
SCREENINGS / MUSIC / DANCINGFloristree, 405 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201Saturday March 9, 10:30PMScreening: Freak Flash curated by Molly Colleen O’Connell / 10:30 PMDrain the fluids from your eyes, these are not hallucinations. Energy is physical. Visions are palpable. Freak Flash is a program of animated shorts, showcasing artists who stir the surreal into waking life.Featuring works by:Brenna MurphyDaniel LeyvaJames MercerJodie MackLale WestvindPeter LarssonSabrina RetteSally CruikshankWendy Vain
DJ Sets: DJ Richard Prince Paul, DJ Juwanna Man, The Junior Selector and more TBA / 11:30 PM
Questions about PMF IV? Please
CONTACT:Open Space Baltimore2720 Sisson StreetBaltimore, MD 21211