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Voted Best Arts Showcase in 2011’s Best of Baltimore, the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival returns to Creative Alliance this year (bigger and better than ever)!
Sat Jun 16
RAIN OR SHINE
It’s our daylong, indoor/outdoor, multicultural, interactive, family-friendly festival! A spectrum of MD-based performers, including doo-wop pioneers The Legendary Orioles, Appalachian and shout gospel groups, South African boot dancers, the awesome traditional Greek band Wolfpack, and salsa dancing with La Leyenda. Plus workshops and demos galore! Mexican yarn painting, Ukrainian egg decorating, Baltimore screen painting, duck decoy carving, quilting & much more. A blacksmith will have his forge fired up in front of The Patterson! To eat, have a taste of Smith Island 7 Layer Cake and other wonderful, distinctive Maryland food. Locally brewed beer, too!
FREE! (We even have free parking and shuttle, you can’t beat this!)
More info HERE
The images captured by teenage girls from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and the Refugee Youth Project offer an up-close look at the texture and feel of Smith Island, whose habitat and unique history are threatened by rising sea levels in the Chesapeake. Led by staff and photographers of the National Geographic Photo Camp, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the results include stunning photographs, video and writings.
On view May 31-Jun 23
(MD Traditions Folklife Festival Sat Jun 16)
Arte en Estambre with Francisco Loza
Sat May 19, 10am-3pm
Adv reg $35, $30 mbrs. Walk-in $40, $35 mbrs. Includes materials.
Join CA resident Francisco Loza as he shares his craft of Huichol yarn painting!
Traditional Huichol or Wixáritari yarn paintings of the Sierra Madres Mountains in Central Mexico are sacred and symbolic, depicting ancient beliefs. Loza shares intimate Huichol stories while teaching the technique of this art form— mixing beeswax with pine resin, into which colorful threads of yarn are pressed into wood (or your own object of choice). Geared to adults, youth 12+ welcome.
Earl’s Place: Monkey’s On Our Back
Artwork by seventeen homeless men at Earl’s Place, a transitional housing program, reflects their hopes and humanity, along with the struggles and injustices they endure. The “monkey on our back” is a metaphor for the struggles or addictions we are burdened with, and is particularly poignant in the context of their step-by-step journey back to society as productive citizens. Several of the artists and their colleagues share stories at the opening.
On view May 10-27
Opens Thu May 10, 5:30-7:30pm
Storytelling at 6:30pm
Katherine Fahey’s Paper Cuts & Silhouettes
Opens Fri Apr 27, 5:30-7:30pm
Above: Fahey’s work as seen in the music video for Wye Oak’s “Fish”
Workshop this Saturday!
Black Is a Color, Said Matisse
Explore the meaning and uses of the darkest of shades with watercolorist Barbara Treasure. Class begins with an Asian brush meditation, from water through shades of gray to black ink, then moves on to Western watercolor wet-in-wet mixing practice, all in light of Matisse’s landmark essay and Treasure’s own investigations. All levels welcome.
Sat Mar 31, 10am-noon
Adv reg $35, $30 mbrs. Walk-in $40, $35 mbrs. Includes materials.
One of our favorite nights of the year, our annual Residents Open House, is THIS SATURDAY! Musical guests Big in Japan with Katrina Ford.
Come see what Creative Alliance is all about!
Back by popular demand! The rules all filmmakers should know! Absolute Independent Pictures’ Award Winning Filmmaker Michelle Farrell walks through the production process: breakdowns, locations, camera, sound, blocking & lighting. Michelle’s cinematography is distributed worldwide. Students will be given contact info as a reference, contact and support guide as to prepare them for the production industry. This is a hands on course— we”ll light and shoot a short in a day!
Join Michelle Farrell for Saturday Film School on December 3, 2011 from 10am - 5pm! Visit http://www.creativealliance.org/events/eventItem2767.html to register, or for more information!
KERPLUNK! We’re back with another round of our Saturday family art drop-in sessions!
5 Saturdays: Nov 12-Dec 10, noon-3pm. FREE!
Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required!
Drop-in to The Patterson for family art-making fun with help from our friendly teachers! No experience necessary and open to all ages! Tour our galleries and create fresh art projects themed to dynamic exhibits. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon!
Fascinated by encaustic paintings? Erstwhile CA Resident—and one of our most popular instructors EVER—Christine Sajecki is part of Unreliable Narrators in the Main Gallery and returns from Savannah to teach a weekend workshop. With its roots in ancient Egypt, encaustic painting is made from mixing pigment in beeswax to create a luminous, translucent surface.
Sat, Sun Nov 12, 13. 10am-3pm
Adv reg. $150, $135 mbrs. Walk-ins $165, $150 mbrs. *Includes $50 materials.
CLICK to find out more or register!
The exhibit in our upstairs gallery is really amazing! Make sure to come check it out if you’re in the area, it closes on Nov 5th! And it’s FREE!!
It’s almost the weekend! Celebrate with us!
Come grab a drink in the Marquee Lounge and stick around for the show! This Friday and Saturday, Hedwig and the Angry Inch take the stage in a hilarious rock musical featuring the “internationally ignored” East German rock ‘n roll goddess and victim of a botched sex-change operation.
8pm. Fri-Sat Oct 21-22.
$20, $15 mbrs, stus. Adv tix sug.
SPECIAL MEMBER DEAL! Members Happy Hr 7pm. Free tix w/membership purchase on Friday night only. If you already purchased tickets ask the front desk to apply your ticket cost to a membership!!
Watch an exclusive interview with Michael Owen, creator and lead artist of the Baltimore Love Project. Shot at Baltimore Artscape 2011.
Always wanted to try your hand at filmmaking? Interested in seeing what a 48 hour film festival is all about? Check out CAmm Slamm on October 28-October 30!
Camm Slamm starts Friday, October 28. Registration starts at 6pm, Festival start at 7pm! On Sunday night, come watch the premieres of the films shot that weekend! There will be prizes to the best films! If you register by October 27, its only $50/group. Walk-in registration is $75/group. Advanced registration is strongly suggested!
Register early for CAmm’s weekend video competition. Friday, pick up your prop then roll tape! Finish by Sunday night for the competition in our theater. One member of your team must be a CA member (join tonight!). For more info contact Bryan Grasshopper Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head over to CA’s Art to Dine For facebook page to learn about these exciting dining events! Click LIKE to stay informed about a giveaway we’ll be doing in the near future!