Black Love Experience

Join Mars Arts D.C. and Nubian Hueman for The Black Love Experience, a multi-sensory experience of artistry and inventiveness geared towards creatives, revolutionaries, kindred souls, and fearless visionaries celebrating all things Black. This event connects Black excellence and love through expressions of music, art, wellness, and creative commerce, but most of all it’s good vibes and togetherness. A portion of the proceeds goes towards organizations and schools in the Southeast Washington, D.C. community. Please follow and like us:

Book Launch: SHINE OF THE EVER

By turns tender and punk-tough, SHINE OF THE EVER (Interlude Press, 11/5/19) is a literary mixtape of queer voices out of 1990s Portland. This collection of short stories explores what binds a community of queer and trans people as they negotiate love, screwing up, and learning to forgive themselves for being young and sometimes foolish. CLAIRE RUDY FOSTER is a queer, trans writer from Portland, Oregon. Their work on sex, identity, relationships, and recovery appears in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and McSweeney’s, among others. Foster is the author of I’ve Never Done This Before. Their essays and fiction have been recognized for […]

SIMAETHA: a Dreambaby Cabaret

SIMAETHA (pronounced sigh-mee-thuh) is an experimental witch cabaret written and performed by Jacob Budenz (a.k.a. Dreambaby), featuring dance and performance by Alexander D’Agostino. Through poetry, storytelling, music, and ritual, the show weaves together real and conjured memories, using mythology to rewrite identity. Simaetha, the angry witch in Idyll 2 by the Ancient Greek poet Theocritus, becomes the inspiration for an ageless, genderless creature navigating the seductive and double-edged gifts of demons, family ghosts, lovers, legends, and lonely yearnings of immortality. At once meditative, surreal, and darkly funny, SIMAETHA: a Dreambaby Cabaret explores myths invented and reimagined through theatrical vignettes, tied […]

SIMAETHA: a Dreambaby Cabaret

SIMAETHA (pronounced sigh-mee-thuh) is an experimental witch cabaret written and performed by Jacob Budenz (a.k.a. Dreambaby), featuring dance and performance by Alexander D’Agostino. Through poetry, storytelling, music, and ritual, the show weaves together real and conjured memories, using mythology to rewrite identity. Simaetha, the angry witch in Idyll 2 by the Ancient Greek poet Theocritus, becomes the inspiration for an ageless, genderless creature navigating the seductive and double-edged gifts of demons, family ghosts, lovers, legends, and lonely yearnings of immortality. At once meditative, surreal, and darkly funny, SIMAETHA: a Dreambaby Cabaret explores myths invented and reimagined through theatrical vignettes, tied […]

“Frauenhaus” Exhibition Opening Reception

Solo Exhibition Explores the World of Joan Cox’s Narrative and Symbolic Portraits of Women Sharing their Lives Together Catalyst Contemporary presents Frauenhaus, an exhibition showcasing the work of Baltimore painter, Joan Cox, whose vibrant, textural, and richly painted works validate the presence of dynamic, complex, sensual, sexual and loving relationships between women, giving warrant to their permissibility. The selections featured in the show highlight narrative portraits of lesbian relationships and references their lack of presence in Western art history even though visibility and accessibility of the community has increased. Cox’s entrancing portraits, a mixture of large scale oil paintings and […]

MICA Weekend

MICA Weekend, which takes place October 4-6, is a new expansive event at MICA, and encapsulates the college’s mission to thrive with the city. The three-day program is made up of a number of events and is open to current and future students, families, alumni and the greater Baltimore Community. Most events that would be of interest to the Baltimore Community are free and do not require registration. For access to the entire weekend’s schedule of events, paid registration is required. You can register online, or do so in person during the weekend. Visit www.mica.edu/weekend for more information. Please follow […]

Mount Vernon Place Plein Air Art Show

View and purchase paintings of Mount Vernon Place by members of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA). During the summer months, artists from the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association bring their easels to Mount Vernon Place to capture its magnificent history, landscape, and architecture. For the September show, the en plein air artists (“en plein air” refers to painting outdoors) will display their work for view and purchase in the enclosed courtyard of the Garrett Jacobs Mansion. Tickets include a wine and cheese reception that will accompany the exhibition. The event is a partnership between Baltimore Heritage, the Garrett-Jacobs […]

Reclaimed Creations

This fall, explore the amazing sculptures of Sayaka Ganz which the artist describes as “3D impressionism.” Ganz utilizes reclaimed plastic objects, such as discarded utensils, to create sculptures of animals, birds, and sea creatures in motion which are rich in color and energy. Although the works are pieced together from many disparate materials, when viewed from a distance, they appear visibly unified, as if they were painted with brush strokes. The exhibit explores how harmony can be perceived even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside. Experience how your perception can change when you step back from current problems […]

Exhibition: Reclaimed Creations

Enter a wonderland of airy horses, birds, and sea creatures appearing to fly, swim, run and swirl. Sayaka Kajita Ganz creates sculptures from reclaimed plastic objects, arranging the fragments of waste into fluid images of birds and animals that appear to be created from brush strokes. The artist states, “My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside,” and notes that her work is inspired by “Shinto animist belief that all things in the world have spirits.” Closed Nov. 27-30 Please follow and like us:

Gallery Talk & Opening Reception: Meet the Artist: Sayaka Kajita Ganz

Celebrate the opening of Reclaimed Creations with a gallery talk by and opening reception with artist, Sayaka Kajita Ganz.  Ganz is world citizen who was born in Yokohama; grew up in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong; and studied, taught, and works in the United States. She discusses her process and philosophy of creating welded sculptures of animal forms. Please follow and like us: