BALTIMORE, MD, March 2014 -
Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public.
MAIN EVENT: PMF V
D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th, 12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday
Arts & Sciences Projects
Bite Not Press
Black Aggie Press
Booklyn Artists Alliance
Color Wheel Digital Printing
Hic & Hoc Publications
Holy Page Records
Hood College Art Galleries
Jessica Hans Ceramics
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
MICA: Retooling the Cottage
Rock & Rose
Zach Hazard Vaupen
Zine Of The Month
- - Virtual - -
Thumbs Up - Sight specific, wireless broadcast of works made for viewing on cell phones and other glass devices. Featuring works by Ben Marcus (Chicago), Ryan Riss (Denver), and more.
- - Friday March 7th - -
The Crown, 1910 N Charles St
Music from Gun Tit, Vlonde, Oh Hang, and more
- - Saturday March 8th - -
MICA Studio Center 131 W North Ave
Super Intense Fan Fiction Reading Series: Jordan Card convinces noted Baltimore personalities to unlock their diaries and read the most personal excerpts from their voluminous store of passionate fan fiction. Featuring Rjyan Kidwell (Silver Surfer), Dale Beran (Twilight), Molly Colleen O’Connell (Golden Girls), and Justin Lucas (Steve: Irwin The Crocodile Hunter). Blushing encouraged.
Spiral Cinema Presents: Selections from UNDERVOLT. Screening and Q+A with Jimmy Joe Roche and Nicholas O’ Brien
Animation Screening and Q+A from Dash Shaw
Club K, 2101 Maryland Ave
Early Pop Music Show, 6pm
- - Sunday March 9th - -
Wind Up Space, 12 W North Ave:
Poetry Readings: Lesser Gonzalez Alverez, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Brendan Sullivan, Alex Ventura, Tim Paggi, Alaina Stamatis, Chloe Maratta
MICA Studio Center, 131 W North Ave:
Pecha Kucha: Selector Series. This quick-fire presentation lineup features notable creatives sharing their ideas on curation, selection, and editing. Liz Durette, Keith Varadi, Megan Plunkett, R.M. O’Brien, Deana Haggag, Sydney Shen, Andrew Liang, Aaron Estes, Kelley McNutt, Nik Planck
- - Friday March 7th - -
Wanting/Waiting, Linda Yung LEASE AGREEMENT, 3718 Ellerslie Ave. 4-8pm
Black and White, works by Jackie Riccio, Rachael Davis, Zack Schmitt, Max Anderson, Lisk Feng, Nicole Rodrigues, Kimi Hanauer, Luis Rivas, Shane Smith, Lee Heinemann, Lili Roberts-Gevalt, Chris Williford, and Izzy Garcia curated by Soja Solvang and Marines Montalvo in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Penthouse Gallery, 1501 Guilford Avenue APT B501 and Annex 2E, 419 E Oliver St. APT 2E, 7-10pm
SPF works by Val Karuskevich and Steve Riddle, opening in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Springsteen, 1511 Guilford Ave Unit B303, 7-10 pm.
- - Saturday March 8th - -
Crisis Image, Opening of the Alternative Press Center at the Alternative Press Center Library at 2239 Kirk Avenue 12-6 PM
Find No Two Suns, Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak curated by Ginevra Shay with curatorial assistant, Emily Mason at Current Space 421 N. Howard Street 7-10 PM
Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures, Antoine Lefebvre, Robin Cameron, Cybele Lyle, Luca Antonucci, John Bohl, NOWORK, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, curated by Arts & Sciences Projects at Guestspot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N Calvert Street, 7-10 PM
Megan Plunkett, sophiajacob, 510 Franklin Street, 7-10 PM
Diane Young, A Reading Rock512Devil, 512 Franklin Street, 8 PM
2 Freak 2 Flash, Floristree, 9:30 PM
Stretch your ribs and burn your mouth. These performers present erratic humor in sensible flats. Energy is physical. Visions are palpable. Freak Flash is a series of curated screenings featuring artists who stir the surreal into waking life.
This program will feature work by: Dynasty Handbag, Jason Martin, Kelley McNutt, Keegan Monaghan, Matthew Thurber, Alan Resnick, Saki Sato, Brina Thurston
ABOUT OPEN SPACE:
Open Space Baltimore began as a collectively run space in Remington in 2009, and has since included a core group of members with a rotating cast of friends, volunteers and interns rounding out the Open Space team.
Open Space aims to provide an outlet for artists ranging from local to international and to provide a space where the Baltimore community can behold these artists’ work. We believe that a successful arts space develops and curates a wide variety in programming; allowing for an expansive range of ideas while simultaneously generating and maintaining a greater scope of community interests. Since its inception, the gallery has maintained an interest in exhibiting all types of media, genres, and ideas from a broad geographical scope; thus the title ‘Open Space’. Open Space has been host to painters, sculptors, printmakers, book-makers, video artists and performers from allover the United States, Germany, Belgium, China, and Chile. We are currently working to reopen the gallery at a new location.
IN THE / BBQ, from the archives
Five days left to apply to PMF V! LA, Brooklyn, Philly, Detroit, Chicago, BMORE and more reppin in apps so far. Don’t miss out. Apply here.
IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T HEARD:
Open Space is pleased to announce an open application for the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair, taking place March 7-9 at the D Center (16 W North Avenue) in Baltimore, MD.
We are seeking independent publishers and artists working in multiple (books, prints, sculpture, music, video, etc), who will have the opportunity to display and sell work to an audience of viewers, artists, gallery owners, collectors, and librarians over the course of the weekend. This celebration and survey will be accompanied by related lectures and programs. Last year’s fair featured over 60 vendors, two days of programming, and a sweep of related art events. While keeping a focus on publications and multiples, we’re aiming to grow this weekend into a citywide function celebrating the work of the artists and spaces who contribute to our art community and beyond.
The deadline for applications is February 5th, and vendors will be notified of selection February 10th. Due to limited space, not all vendor requests will be accepted. Fill out the online form here to submit your application, and direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Also visit openspacebaltimore.com.
Call for entries! Sculptyard IV is being hosted at Penthouse Gallery this year! Proposals for projects due on August 15th.
Have you ever wanted to be elsewhere? Feeling the sea breeze? Have you ever wanted to be someone else? In a extraterrestrial landscape? Having drinks with Lindsay Lohan? Living in the Stone Age? Standing on top of Mount Everest in a room? Have you ever wanted to retake your senior portrait?
Open Space’s 4th annual Sculptyard Wars asks you to build photo backdrops and interactive tableaus for the public to be photographed with and in.
Where do you want to be? Who do you want to be?
Proposals due by August 15th. Please send a sketch and brief description to:
Prizes will be awarded! Go crazy! Show will be held August 31st at the Penthouse Gallery (1515 Guildford Ave.)
Open Space is proud to announce the 4th annual Sculptyard Wars: Your Face Here!
Have you ever wanted to be elsewhere? Feeling the sea breeze? Have you ever wanted to be someone else? In an extraterrestrial landscape? Having drinks with Lindsay Lohan? Living in the Stone Age? Standing on top of Mount Everest in a room? Have you ever wanted to retake your senior portrait? Open Space’s 4th annual Sculptyard Wars asks you to build photo backdrops and interactive tableaus for public to be photographed with and in. Where do you want to be?
Proposals due by July 7st. Please send a sketch and brief description to email@example.com Prizes will be awarded! Go crazy!
From beyond the grave
OPEN SPACE phoenix will rise!
Help Open Space and Tempo House recording studio get back on our legs by partying with us at Coward Shoe
Saturday June 8th, 8pm
All proceeds will go to Open Space Gallery and Tempo House Recording Studio.
9:00 to 9:30 Microkingdom
9:45 to 10:30 Jason Willett DJ Set
10:30 to 11:00 Chiffon
11:15 to 11:45 Co La
12:00 to 12:30 Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
12:45 to 1:15 Dan Deacon Solo Set
1:30 to 2:00 Marc Brown DJ Set
Tickets will be available at True Vine in Hampden.
email firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions
just imagine the phoenix that will rise from these ashes
On Wednesday night, a fire broke out in the building that houses Open Space and eliminated access to the gallery. While everyone involved here has stayed completely safe, the building is now legally off limits, and we are forced to close our doors for the time being. Most of the gallery’s valuables made it out of the space undamaged though many Open Space members and residents of the building lost music gear, tools, personal possessions, studios and housing.
We want to extend a huge thank you for every helping hand that has been offered our way and to express lots of love to the community that’s gathered during this time.
Please stay posted for upcoming benefit events and updates as we reconfigure. We will also have an online donation system up and running shortly and will be communicating our needs moving forward.
Currently, about 14 of us have been displaced and are looking for housing. Please see the following Craigslist ad for more information: http://baltimore.craigslist.org/hou/3786654254.html
Please send any potential housing leads to email@example.com.
Again, the support of the community means the world to us. We could never have gotten this far without everyone and are confident that we will be back and better than ever! Thanks again!