Friday, October 11, 2019

Texas Contemporary Art Fair

Texas Contemporary Art Fair Houston - Our awesome booth -- George R Brown Convention Center. Booth D27! Showcasing Jodi Walsh, Matthew Langley and yours truly!

Come to this free lecture tomorrow!

Lecture: Art with a Twist, Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2 pm
Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708

Join me as I take a fun walk through art history that culminates in contemporary art where I will discuss the work of some area artists (DMV, Baltimore, etc.). Lecture is free and open to the public. Please call Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800 to register.

Earlier on I challenged my FB peeps to nominate an area artist for me to discuss at the lecture - some of the ones already on my list: Sam Gilliam, Tim Tate, Tim Vermeulen, Rik Freeman, Mark Jenkins, Shanthi Chandra-Sekar, Joey Manlapaz, Percy Martin, Sharon Moody, Judith Peck, Schroeder Cherry, and others...

Joey Manlapaz

Schroeder Cherry
Rik Freeman

Eighth season of MPT’s Artworks series premieres October 18

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Artworks returns for its eighth season on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. This fall, the 30-minute weekly series on MPT-HD will continue to feature a range of artistic themes from emerging and established creators in the region and across the country.

Throughout the 2019-2020 season, series host Rhea Feikin will be joined by a roster of co-hosts representing arts organizations from the greater Baltimore-Washington area. Guest hosts currently being scheduled include artistic directors and administrators from the Washington Opera Society; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Baltimore-based Strand Theatre; and Trade4Art, a bartering network that connects artists with tradespeople.

The Oct. 18 season premiere episode features the stunning work of Cervilio Amador, a Cuban defector and principal dancer for the Cincinnati Ballet.  After training at the National Ballet School of Cuba and joining the National Ballet of Cuba, Amador escaped from his the brutal Communist tyranny of his home country in 2003 to become a member of the Cincinnati Ballet. He has performed numerous lead roles in full length ballets throughout his career including Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, King Arthur in King Arthur’s Camelot, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Peter in Peter Pan. Also featured during the season premiere are Scott Patterson of Afro House and Abraham Burickson of Odyssey Works, both Baltimore-based visionaries who use artistic expression to celebrate the power of imagination.

Other new Artworks episodes airing during the upcoming season include a range of quirky, famous, and fringe artists. Harpist Calvin Arsenia, pyrotechnic artist Lisa Friedrich, sculptor John Cross, and Baltimore-based poets Gayle Danley and Leslie Harrison are showcased, among many others. In addition to feature profiles, the eighth season of Artworks includes segments covering pop-up exhibits with local visual artists and local music to close episodes. A virtual gallery and an Art Talk about improvisation are also in the planning stages.

Each Friday evening Artworks episode is rebroadcast on Saturday at 8 p.m. on MPT2/Create and on Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on MPT-HD. For more information, visit

Major Funding for Artworks is provided by the Citizens of Baltimore County. Additional funding is provided by the Ruth R. Marder Arts Endowment Fund; The Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Endowment for the Arts; The E.T. Robert B. Rocklin Fund; and The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation Arts Endowment in Memory of Ruth Marder.