Ever imagined a quiet space that embraces tranquility, thought, and deep breathing? Visit Sid Yoga Center’s Meditation Space. If you’re new to Sig Yoga Center and or yoga, this is a great opportunity to check out our studio and to get a feel for our Nahi Warrior practices, Power Yoga, and Restorative and Renewing classes.
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Crickets is a fun, play-based music and movement class for boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Trained teachers engage the body and the mind in joyful music-making through musical games and movement. Offered by Children’s Chorus of Maryland and School of Music (CCM), Crickets gently encourages young children to explore the voice as their first true instrument. Classes start Saturday, September 21st, 2019 starting at 9AM or 10AM in Towson. Classes are 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and last for 10 weeks. The tuition for the fall session costs $200.
Do you know a child who loves to sing? Children’s Chorus of Maryland (CCM) will hold auditions on August 27th, 28th, & 29th and September 5th in Towson for children as young as 5 ½ who are interested in participating in an exciting choral performance program. CCM features highly qualified teachers, small classes and in-depth vocal enrichment to provide children with a complete musical education and choral experience. Previous singing experience is not necessary! Register online at www.ccmsings.org.
High Zero 2019
High Zero Foundation
September 19 – 22
High Zero is the premier festival of Improvised, Experimental music on the East Coast, being fully devoted to new collaborations between the most inspired improvisors from around the world. Celebrating its 21st year, High Zero is THE annual international improvisational avant-garde music event that reaches all over town and around the world.
Join Homewood Museum’s director and curator, Julie Rose, Ph.D., and assistant curator, Michelle Fitzgerald, for an all-encompassing look at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The day will begin with a tour of the gardens and outbuildings, including the Slave Memorial, Pioneer Farm, and the tomb of George and Martha Washington. Then, move inside for a tour of the mansion house’s first two floors, including the newly restored Front Parlor (2019) and Blue Room (2017).
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the National Electronics Museum is hosting a temporary exhibit, "The Pace Collection: Unique and Rarely Seen NASA Apollo Mission Hardware". The exhibit features an eclectic mix of artifacts from a private collection. Don’t forget the Museum also has on permanent display the Westinghouse Apollo XI lunar TV camera. The exhibit is free with paid museum admission. Open 10 July through 15 October 2019.
UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, the 55 works in this exhibition created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster.
Get to know Howard County’s vibrant visual arts scene during Road to the Arts weekend, September 12-15. Participating galleries will host special receptions and exhibits throughout the weekend. The Arts Council’s reception for our Transformations and Fragments exhibits on Friday, September 13 from 6-8pm will also include our Annual Meeting and Grant Awards Ceremony. Our Resident Artists will also host Open Studios from 7-8pm.
The Road to the Arts map also includes all 12 ARTsites 2019 locations – get your copy by calling 410-313-ARTS (2787).
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.”
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Cathy Cook, Jules Rosskam,Evan Tedlock, and Vin Grabill. Spectrumprovides an in-depth exploration of recent research projects in film, video, photography, sound, installation, and sculpture by selected members of UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts.
Brian Kuebler will be in conversation with Ed Slattery.
Giannina Braschi wrote the poetry epic “Empire of Dreams”, the Spanglish classic “Yo-Yo Boing!”, and the 911 dramatic novel “United States of Banana” which was produced as a play and a comic book. Braschi has been called “one of the most revolutionary voices in Latin American literature” by PEN and the United States Library of Congress. She writes in Spanish, Spanglish, and English to explore the enculturation processes of Latin American immigrants and to dramatize the political options of her native Puerto Rico: nation, colony, or state. With a Ph.D.
This new documentary film tells the story of jazz in Baltimore – not only its remarkable past in the history of the Royal Theatre and Pennsylvania Ave., with local musicians like Eubie Blake, Chick Webb, Cab Calloway and Billie Holiday, but its continuing vitality in a much-challenged city through musicians like Gay Bartz, Cyrus Chestnut, and Warren Wolf Jr., a vitality kept vibrant by musicians and educators like John Lamkin, Charles Funn and Whit Williams.
Catherine has inherited her late father’s house, hundreds of his notebooks, and his mathematical genius. Terrified she has also inherited his psychosis, she allows one of his devout students to comb through the writings.
Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years. The work consists of 150 individual chandeliers with 417 lights. The chandeliers are hung individually from the ceiling and form one large, cloud-like structure. Although an abstract sculpture, the installation is also a scientifically precise representation of the chemical composition of moon dust as it was gathered during the Apollo 17 mission.
MacArthur award-winning artist and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott’s earliest art lessons were at the knee of her mother, the renowned fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott. The eldest Scott passed down to her daughter knowledge inherited from generations of craftspeople in their family who had honed their expertise and persisted in their artistry through the extreme deprivations of slavery and its aftermath in sharecropping, migration, and segregation. “They couldn’t buy things,” Joyce J. Scott recounts, “so they made things.