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Joie de Vivre

Young Blood

Young Blood banner, Maryland Art Place

The irony of the title isn’t lost on me, but I’m so grateful to have been included in the exhibition. I loved doing my graduate show online – it made sense, since that’s really how it all started for me. But there’s something delightful about an in-person event.

My 3D prints are in the show, as well as The Benefits of Radiation. I made a zine for the show, too!

Here’s the deets, from MAP’s website.

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce the return of Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. This marks MAP’s 12th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

Young Blood took a brief hiatus due to the pandemic last year. As result  exhibting artists have graduated from their MFA programs in 2020, in addition to current MFA candidates (2021) were invited to participate. 

Brandon Ables | UMBC 

Jason Charney | UMBC 

Elijah Davis | UMBC

Jim Doran |  Towson University 

Brianna Doyle | Towson University 

Tinglan Huang | MICA 

Yifan Luo | MICA

Noah McWilliams | UMD

McKinley Wallace | MICA 

You Wu | Towson University

The exhibition will be on view Thursday, July 15 – Saturday, August 21. A physical opening reception will be held at Maryland Art Place (MAP) located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 20201 on Thursday, July 15 between the hours of 6 and pm.

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Animation

Born in Baltimore

Born in Baltimore Film & Photography Festival Official Selection
The Benefits of Radiation is an office selection.

On Wednesday at 5:30PM EST, the Film Center at JHU-MICA will present Born in Baltimore on Facebook. It’s free to attend, and looks like a lot of great photography and film.

From the Born in Baltimore website:

Born in Baltimore celebrates new voices in cinema and photographic arts. 
Filmmakers and photographers of all ages whose work is of, from, and about Baltimore are invited to submit.  The Festival seeks images, sounds, and textures that are uniquely Baltimore; the music, the faces, the stories of our city and its citizens, past and present, young and old, native and newly arrived.

For 2021’s virtual festival, Born in Baltimore welcomes submissions from across the globe, reflecting on Baltimore subject matter and themes, and on shared current challenges: stories and images of city life and city neighborhoods; and images that explore distance, proximity, community, loss, resilience, and innovation. 

Born in Baltimore is a production of Baltimore Youth Film Arts,
an affiliate program of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at

Johns Hopkins University. It is made possible by the financial support of Johns Hopkins and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 

https://www.borninbaltimore.org/

UPDATE

The Benefits of Radiation received both the Audience Favorite and Judges Awards! Wow!

Winner, Judges award
Winner, Audience award
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ART

Two Feet and More

I’ve been dying to show these giant drawings in public. So, when I saw the call for entry, I jumped in with… both feet!

Two Feet and More is a show at the Towson Art Collective of works 2′ and larger. It seemed doubly fitting that my work is larger than 2′, and is of 2 feet!

This is quality Dad humor, folks.

Each is approximately 3′ x 3′.

Painting of fishnet clad soles on a neon pink background
Painting of fishnet clad soles facing the viewer
Jim standing in front of the art at the opening.

P.S. I was told this is “funny sexy.”

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Joie de Vivre

In Plain Sight(site)

Fourteen artists conjur portals to other realities in an interdimensional train station. Part two of a short-run performance series, In Plain Sight(site), at Le Mondo.

From the Le Mondo Website:

Time & Location

May 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDTBaltimore, 406 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

About The Event

The veils between worlds are thin and we can easily slip through.

Last November, we found a trove of abandoned traveling trunks. Delivered from where? From who? Going where? When? Impossible thoughts filled our heads.

From these trunks, we asked ten artists to conjur portals to other realities

In part two of In Plain Sight(site), fourteen artists continue this exploration of doorways to other realities.  Shape-shifting between times and dimensions, these artists conjure visions that question our sight, embody the present impossible, and transport us into the unknown.

Join us on Saturday, May 22, 7PM – 9PM for a second night of performance and installation art.

Featuring

Bashi Rose, Michele Blu, Sun English Jr, Katie Macyshyn, Carly J Bales, Laure Drogoul, Joe Meduza, Sifu Sun, Lynn Hunter, Kelley Bell, Melissa Penley Cormier, Beth Yashnyk, Jim Doran, and Jenny O’Grady.

How to Participate

Sign up for a slot at 7PM or 7:45PM below. Slots are limited! During each time slot, small masked groups will be led throughout the performance and installations in the space. Tickets are $10. Performance times are approximately 45 minutes total. You’ll find us at 406 North Howard Street in the Bromo Arts District downtown. 

As always, if finances are a challenge, please contact us here to join! No one is turned away. 

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ART

BO/DY

I saw a call for entry at nefarious contemporary in Baltimore on Instagram:

Our February exhibition is now open for entries! BO/DY was thought up as I and many of my beloved friends have experienced extreme body trauma and abuse in our lifetimes. The body is something we shame, we neglect, we criticize, we oh-too-closely compare to other bodies. In a time of revolution, such as the one we find ourselves in the midst of, the body is starting to receive more love than it has in a long, long time. And we want to celebrate that. This exhibition will open on St Valentine’s Day and serve as an online and zine exhibition. Which means that each applicant, regardless of their acceptance, will receive a complimentary zine once it’s published. Tag some of your favorite artists below working within themes of body to let them know they should apply! And feel free to shoot us over any q’s you may have!

This exhibition is US only due to funding restrictions.

My girlfriend and I were experimenting with cyanotypes, and I made this.

As a kid, I was always self conscious of my weird, awkward ehlers–danlos syndrome-ish body, especially my feet. Well, NO LONGER! I learned to….

Cyanotype exposure on cloth, with red footprints in the outlines of a foot and shoe. Embroidery reads ACCEPT DA FEET

18″ x 14″
Cyanotype on cotton fabric with acrylic paint and embroidery.