BALTIMORE 1

Baltimore 1 is an exhibition of personal objects on loan from City Arts
residents. Upstairs are artists in affordable housing -- ­­people eating or playing guitar, texting, netflixing, painting and reading books. Downstairs in the gallery is some humble evidence of lives lived upstairs;objects wait on practical tables and shelves designed by Jennifer Coster and Marcus Civin. The collection is a portrait of a place at a certain time, a building in a city—an intrinsic Baltimore portrait perhaps, just one Baltimore.

The collection, which is still growing, will be on view in the gallery February 17, 2014, through May 2, 2014. An opening reception will be held at Gallery CA on March 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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WORKSHOPS

UNCOVER AND RECOVER STILL LIFE with Quentin Gibeau and Isa Gonzalez. SATURDAY, March 1, 1 PM. 

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with BALTIMORE 1 Curator, Marcus Civin. SATURDAY, April 26, 2:30 PM.

Participants start by carefully describing an intriguing object from the exhibition BALTIMORE 1, then describe another intriguing object, then another, then another. We will work independently—and in teams perhaps—use writing games and writing prompts that can help generate language, surprising language sometimes. We will set up objects in relationship to each other, and write short narrative bursts creating bizarre and unusual relationships between two or three objects. Participants will write from their interest in these objects and  feelings about them. We will share our writing with each other and work together to complicate, refine, and polish the writing.  You will leave this writing workshop with new, creative, and confident material of your own that reflects your most imaginative self.

Workshop Duration: 90 minutes.
All ages and all levels of writers welcome.
This Workshop is FREE.
No RSVP needed.

DOLLHOMES: Dollhouse Building Workshop with Asia Jones, Gallery Intern. SATURDAY, May 3, Noon.

BALTIMORE 1 TEAM

Marcus Civin, Curator
Marcus Civin is Faculty in Curatorial Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art. He will be Acting Director of Curatorial Practice in the academic year 2014 ­ 2015. This Spring, he is also curating The Empathy Project by Paul Rucker at MICA.

Jennifer Coster, Exhibition Design
Jennifer Coster is an artist living in Baltimore. In 2012 she received an MFA from MICA and founded the publication project Print/Collect.

Joshua Wade Smith, Exhibition Design
Joshua Wade Smith is object-based performer and sculptor; he received an MFA from the Mt. Royal School at MICA in 2010. Smith currently teaches foundation courses at MICA and American University. Recent solo exhibitions include "Cataracts" at Gallery Four in Baltimore.

Shana Goetsch, Collections
Shana Goetsch is an artist and educator in the Baltimore area. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Howard Community College and the Regional Coordinator of the Feminist Art Project ­ Baltimore.

Kathleen McCullough, Exhibition Photographer

Daniel Cha, Graphic Design

Sponsors: Belle Hardware, and Trader Joe's