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Howie Doolittle: Everythang’s Gonna Be All Right” @ Hotel Indigo

Howie Doolittle: Everythang’s Gonna Be All Right” 

On View:  May 20, 2022 - September 9, 2022

Reception:June 9, 2022 | 5 to 7 pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore and Alex Cooper Auctioneers is pleased to present "Everythang’s Gonna Be All Right” featuring artwork by Howard Charles Doolittle. Howie Doolittle, born Baltimore, MD, 1940, died Verdun, France, in 1966 during the Vietnam War.The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, located at 24 West Franklin St. from May 20th - September 9. A public reception will take place June 9th from 5 to 7 pm

Alex Cooper Auctioneers is pleased to collaborate with the Maryland Art Place to present the work of Baltimore-born artist, Howie Doolittle.  Doolittle, a graduate of North Texas State University, was on the brink of a successful career as a visual artist.  Prior to being drafted, his work was shown in multiple exhibitions and received an honorary citation from the Texas Fine Arts Association for commendable work. Doolittle, was an early activist of the Civil Rights Movement, profoundly moved by the inequalities he saw around him.  His work, though decades old, reflects an ongoing struggle and resonates just as strongly today.  If the viewer was unaware of the date of the piece, it is likely they would be viewed as contemporary.
 

Howie used his work as a voice for change. He was active in local and on-campus civil rights organizations and his art serves as a historical commentary of the world he was seeing.  A number of the pieces are poignant statements on social injustice.  “Everythang’s Gonna Be All Right” and “Million $ Patriot” invite the viewer to examine the social landscape more deeply.  The imagery is thought provoking and compelling. 

One wonders what Doolittle could have achieved had his life not tragically been cut short due to an acute asthma attack while stationed in Europe. His remaining works were entrusted to his sister who lives on the Eastern Shore and felt driven to give his work one final exhibition.  The works will be on view at the Hotel Indigo until the end of summer and then be available at auction on August 27th at bid.alexcooper.com.

We hope to see you Thursday, June 9  from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage. 

For more information, please contact Kathleen Hamill at kathleen@alexcooper.com or Caitlin Gill at caitlin@mdartplace.org.

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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.

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