- Growing up in Maryland influenced the work of these three artists, including two who are returning to the area.
- Grab your tickets to a sci-fi themed concert, go to the debut of a young artist’s work, drink wine and listen to opera, run for charity or attend the Ravens’ preseason opener.
- David D. Crandall, a musician and technical designer active in the independent theaters in Baltimore and Washington, died July 16 following a swimming accident while vacationing with his family at Kure Beach, North Carolina.
- The Maryland Braille Challenge, now in its 13th year, is hosted annually by the Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education. Students get tested on reading comprehension, spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading, speed and accuracy.
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- A mix of gentrification, a pandemic, and a nationwide clampdown on unregulated warehouse spaces has suffocated Baltimore's warehouse arts scene. Now, the residents are moving out of the CopyCat building and the inside is being gutted as the owner tries to get it licensed with the city.
- James Williams II took to art to challenge the Black racial construct and now he’s the 2022 Sondheim Art Prize winner.
- Edgewater resident Peter Turcik’s photograph of Mallows Bay on the Potomac River will star on a U.S. postage stamp, as part of a series on National Marine Sanctuaries.
- Proceeds from the festival will benefit World Central Kitchen and United Help Ukraine, which are nonprofits working to aid Ukraine.
- The arts are still rallying from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the art makers we talk to this week have persevered despite delays and difficulties.
- The decision by BMA staff members comes as workers at cultural institutions like libraries, art schools and museums have all begun organizing.
- Add to your baseball card collection, watch a documentary about local skateboarders, listen to a band’s new take on jazz, watch a children’s classic movie with live music and see works of art created by young talent or a musical based on a teen comedy film.
- Thornton, a museum board member since 2004, succeeds Clair Zamoiski Segal, who held the position for seven years.
- Jordana Moore Saggese, a University of Maryland art professor caught up in the art forgery controversy swirling around a now-discredited exhibit of the works of the late painter Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Orlando Museum of Art, went public Friday in an effort to clear her name.
- Trevor Pryce is the founder of Outlook Enterprises, an animation studio that’s located in the Hoen Lithograph building in East Baltimore.
- Attend a cultural festival, learn all about bubbles, go to an art exhibit about the global impact of tobacco, see artwork created by Black artists, or go to a rock concert.
- Mark Malinowski, morning host for classical music station WBJC-FM, will be off the airwaves for several weeks for a medical procedure.
- The sixth annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival is designed to honor the legacy of Harriet Tubman 200 years after her birth in Maryland.
- At Baltimore’s citywide Fourth of July celebration, Wordsmith will perform selections of Frederick Douglass’ speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and a musical piece with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
- Find out 50 years later how the original 'Grease' has roots in Baltimore; go behind the scenes of an Independence Day tradition that is returning to the Inner Harbor with a bang; and hear from “The Wire” cast how Charm City worked its way into more than the setting of the story.
- Sandra Watson Butzow, a retired Johns Hopkins occupational art therapist, died of heart disease June 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Towson. She was 89 and lived in the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville.
- Henry T. Jones, former co-supervisor of art education for Baltimore County Public Schools who later became director of practicum for art educators at the Maryland Institute College of Art, died of complications from myasthenia gravis May 26. The Loch Raven resident was 82.