Have you always dreamed of writing a play? This summer join us virtually at the Pratt as we partner with the education staff of the Modell Lyric for a biweekly playwriting class that will run for 8 weeks. Learn what makes a play interesting, how to write dialogue, and how to stage your play. You’ll come out of the workshop with a 10-minute play! Each workshop session will be 75 minutes in length. At the end of the workshop series, each participant will have a well-drafted ten-minute play and a Certificate of Completion from the Modell Lyric.
The BMA invited several Baltimore-based galleries and collectives to curate digital exhibitions at tomorrows.artbma.org. Galerie Myrtis, Creative Alliance, ICA Baltimore, and Current Space, among many others, present the work of artists including Ernest Shaw, Zoë Charlton, LaToya Hobbs, Antonio McAfee, and Graham Coreil-Allen. Drop in the virtual galleries, and if you’re able, be sure to support them. All transactions will be conducted by the individual galleries, who will keep all proceeds along with the artists they represent.
Move over, Netflix! BMA Screening Room is a new video streaming service broadcasting the work of 50 video artists. Watch short films and videos created by some of your favorite Baltimore-based artists and discover the work of local visionaries like Erick Antonio Benitez, Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, Nia Hampton, Chung-Wei Huang, Devin N. Morris, Jules Rosskam, and Abdu Ali and Karryl Eugene of as they lay. More videos will be added throughout the duration of the project.
California-based artist Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem (2018) is a meditation on patriotism and protest. The singlechannel animated video was inspired by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other football players who took a knee, sat, raised fists, or locked arms during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against unarmed black men and social injustice. Ezawa (b. 1969, Germany) creates work that explores and translates significant cultural events into simulations that question the authenticity of both our experiences and retold histories.
Baltimore Choral Arts Society presents a new virtual community singing series titled Masterworks Moments. This series is curated to stay connected and musically engaged with the community, using the joy of choral music to unify and inspire. This is a free and open community series inviting both singers and spectators.
B2020 is an annual art exhibition presenting the best of emerging talent based and creating in Baltimore City.
For 2020, our platform is virtual and perfectly unfolds the brilliance of artists Will Watson, Xavier Xcel Lightfoot, Christopher Batten, Derrick Smith, Kayla Fryer, McKinley Wallace III, Charles Mason III, Ram Brisueno, Walter Cruz, Moses Jeune and Andrew Gray.
Whether painting, mixed media, video or photography, B2020 delivers curated voices in tune with BLM.
Annual exhibit featuring artwork from Howard County Center for the Arts resident visual artists: James Adkins, Joan Bevelaqua, Sara Engel, Art Landerman, Charlotte Mann, Diana Marta, Joyce J. Ritter, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Jereme Scott, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers and Mary Jo Tydlacka.
Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in klezmer, jazz, swing & more. He has won 28 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies). Wowing audiences on clarinet, saxophone and flute, Seth is the featured performer with The Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more. His son, Will, is a 15 year old hostage pianist who is about to commence the 10th grade at McDonough School.
Baltimore photographer and educator Jay Gould discusses his experience creating portraits of Walters’ Staff for the 2019/20 exhibition Time and Place using historic photographic processes. Hear about the intricacies and challenges Gould encountered while building his own camera, as well as the quirks and chemistry that are inherent to these early methods.
For many people, theme parks reconnect us to childhood memories of thrilling rides, tasty food, and live entertainment. This shared nostalgia is easily attributed to the nearly three dozen amusement parks scattered across Maryland’s landscape over the past 144 years.
Online conversations every Thursday at noon starting May 14
Our world is shifting rapidly. We need to shift.
We at Artists U want to work through these shifts together. We want to build positive, rigorous conversations about surviving and thriving during and beyond this time of uncertainty.
Artists have much to contribute at this moment of crisis. By stabilizing our lives, we can activate our skills as artists to create things in our community and our world: new art, structures, connections, and futures.
Creative Alliance presents Drag Story: Reading is FUNdamental!
Every THU | 1PM | Facebook Event Page Live Feed
Hey parents! Join us on Thursdays after lunch with your kids for a family-friendly Facebook Live Feed drag storytime event featuring some of Baltimore's favorite drag personas.
In the last two decades, Baltimore's music scene has risen from near obscurity to become one of the best in the country.
But due to the fleeting nature of music and art in the digital world, Baltimore's contributions to the local and national music scene haven’t been documented in one place, and some of these artists and their music are in danger of being forgotten.
The women’s suffrage movement. Cast-in-place concrete. Katherine Hepburn. What do these three things have in common? The Roosevelt Park Recreation Center, of course! In this installment of Virtual Histories, BAF board member Jackson Gilman-Forlini will present his ongoing research into the origins and architecture of Baltimore’s first rec center.
Anything can be grown in a container from a violet to fig tree once you learn the basics. Urban living can be challenging for budding gardeners who want to have more green space. Let a Baltimore City Gardener help you find the right plant for the right pot and how to make it thrive. Get tips on how to make your containers more interesting with plants you may never have considered or even known about to green up your city home.
We hope your virtual visit to the Pratt Library is a positive one.
RAIN CHECK! New Dates - Mon, August 17th and Tues, August 18th
Pull up in your car and spend an evening with the cast of Voices of Carmen. Hear excepts from Voices of Carmen performed by our 2020 Cast!
The Carmen Concert includes fresh new arrangements of George Bizet Opera Carmen plus original songs, from Pop to Hip Hop and R&B, written and arranged by CJay and Winston Philip. This concert series is based on their musical VOICES OF CARMEN which brings a contemporary spin to this iconic story.
The Emily Rose Trio is a group of jazz musicians from the greater Baltimore area. Emily Mahoney began her singing career as a classically trained soprano, but now sings all genres at her day job as a board-certified music therapist. Alexander Abdoulaev is a pianist, conductor, researcher, bandleader and currently a professor of music history at the University of Delaware. Tomas Drgon studied jaz theory and performance (bass) at the Bratislava Folk Conservatory in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is the bandleader of Baltimore Swing Drop.
The 2020 Enoch Pratt Free Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest finalists read along with one of the contest judges and last year's winner.
Happy 100th birthday, Ray Bradbury! Bring your own dandelion wine to this virtual celebration. Justina Ireland, Michael Swanwick, Sam Weller, and David Wright will share readings of Bradbury and join in a discussion of his legacy moderated by Sarah Pinsker.