Current Exhibitions

YOU EFF OH

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YOU EFF OH

On View: Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, November 19, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22 | 5 pm to 9 pm

BROMO ART WALK

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce  YOU EFF OH,  a group show that addresses what artists think about extraterrestrial phenomena and how this topic influences, or may be realized in their work. The exhibition will take place at MAP running from September 22 through November 19 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 22 from 5 pm to 9 pm (in conjunction with this fall’s Bromo Arts District Artwalk).

DESCRIPTION: What’s out there? - That common question we ask ourselves as we gaze into the night sky. Are we alone? Is it all just uninhabitable rocks in the sky, dusty particles and shiny stars? H.G. Wells wrote War of the Worlds in 1898 and not until a sleepy Friday in June of 2021, as Covid continued to rattle the world, did the US intelligence community quietly release a report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) aka UFOs.

Until 2019, when the US Navy started a program to track unidentified flying objects, there had been no formalized way to track these sightings yet we all imagine they occur.  In the 2021 report, there were clearly safety concerns, though some discernment as to whether the 144 recorded incidents were alien or possibly advanced technology from Russia or China. (Note: The idea of UFO’s really started to take shape in 1947 when pilot Kenneth Arnold sighted a series of nine oddly shaped aircraft flying in tandem in the sky). This past May 2022 the House Intelligence Committee held its first hearing on UFO’s in half a century, and in June 2022 it was announced that the government plans to release another unclassified report about what it has collected about UAP’s. Whether legitimate or not, our fascination with alien life and other worldly places has permeated our culture. We love to consume the possibility. From blockbuster hits such as Closer Encounters and ET to kitschy flicks like Mars Attacks, we just can’t get enough. (References: CNN Politics, NPR and CBS News)

Works range in media and address all that happens in the sky has had an effect on our creativity. Please join us for the opening reception, Thursday September 22 from 5 to 9pm. Drag Queen Whimsy Thirft will be dressed out of this world, greeting guests.

Please contact caitlin@mdartplace.org with any questions.

Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

QRCKY // Hotel Indigo

QRCKY

On View:  September 9 - January 6, 2023

Reception: November 10, 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 is pleased to present new original artwork by Baltimore based artist, QRCKY.  The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, located at 24 West Franklin St. from September 9 - January 6.  A public reception will take place Thursday, November 10 from 5 to 7 pm.

About the Artist:

“Art is not a luxury; it is a necessity. It documents history -- it helps educate people and store knowledge for generations to come. Generations of people that don’t see themselves in art lose their history. My art allows me to develop an identity and say:  “This is my story. This is what I know.”

Art unity communities allow us to dialogue about history and its legacy. These are some of the most important works I have made. They speak to who I am, my heritage, and my culture.

My work explores the relationship between Black diaspora sensibilities and urban spaces. With influences as diverse as Kara Walker and Jean-Michel Basquiat, new synergies are crafted from constructed and discovered layers. Currently living in Baltimore, I am interested in the sensation of moving, the deconstruction and reassembly of surfaces, and of forgetting and remembering what has come before.” 

- QRCKY

We hope to see you Thursday, November 10 from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

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

 

IMPACT: Baltimore Showcase at Zeke's

IMPACT: BALTIMORE SHOWCASE @ ZEKE’S

Exhibition: Thursday, September 29 - Tuesday January 11, 2023

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 29 | 6 - 9pm

Location: 4719 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

Coffee Anyone!? Maryland Art Place is proud to bring its IMPACT Public Art Project to Zekes . We're kicking off this first show at Zeke's Coffee Shop by highlighting artists that live or work within Baltimore City limits. “Baltimore Showcase” features artwork by local artists living or working in our very own Charm City. This inaugural exhibition will open on Thursday, September 29 from 6 to 9pm at Zeke’s Coffee. Guests can expect to see everything from photography to sculpture and painting.

About Zeke’s: In 2005 Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmers Market. One year later he opened a retail space on Harford Road in Lauraville, and further expanded his operations to a fully functioning café just down the street at 4719 Harford Road in 2017. www.zekescoffee.com

We hope to see you at Zeke’s Coffee on Thursday, September 29 from 6 to 9pm. All guests will receive one complimentary beverage and be served light refreshments. As always, Zeke’s full menu, coffee and alcohol will be for sale.

Contact:  Caitlin@mdartplace.org with questions!

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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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