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Culture, Station North

Baltimore Party-Rap Duo AK Slaughter Are Playing Their Final Show

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 1:31pm

AK Slaughter

Aran Keating and Emily Slaughter

After 3 EPs, a mixtape, several compilation appearances, and eight years of joyous, barn-burning live shows, Baltimore hip-hop duo AK Slaughter are breaking up. Lucky for us, they’re ending their run with a final EP, It’s Not You… It’s Us, and a farewell show at Metro Gallery in Station North on Aug. 1.

AK Slaughter distinguished themselves in the Baltimore rap scene and beyond with AK’s old-school-inspired, sample-heavy beats and live DJing as well as Emily Slaughter’s extreeeemely laid back delivery. Sure, you’ll be able to spin those records forever, but their upbeat live shows, full of that sense of spontaneous creation that is the lifeblood of hip-hop, are coming to an end!

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Culture, Mt. Vernon, Station North

10 Must-See Exhibits This Weekend at ArtScape

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 3:00pm


Photo via ArtScape/ Don’t miss the Art Car Parade Saturday morning on the Charles St Bridge

10. Gallery CA

440 East Oliver Street

“GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism”

Artscape Weekend Gallery Hours: July 18 – 20, 12 – 4 pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 12 – 4 pm

“GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism,” seeks to highlight the work of 21 female artists and artists dealing with feminist issues, themes, and aesthetics.  The show is presented by The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore, which recognizes the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on visual arts and culture.  As part of TFAP-B’s mission to support female artists and local organizations working to support women, 20 percent of each work of art that is sold will go to Power Inside, a human rights and harm reduction organization that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression.

(from Artscape Website)

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Culture, Station North

Exhibit of the Week – Bald Ego: New Work by Killian Barnes, Rachel Lowing, and Alexander Shaw

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 3:00pm

Bald Ego

Acrylic on canvas/Photo via Killian Barnes


New Work by Killian Barnes, Rachel Lowing, & Alexander Shaw

July 11-18

The Annex 2E @ 419 east Oliver St.

“Society is obsessed with whether technology will enlighten us, destroy everything, or enslave us,” wrote Baltimore artist Killian Barnes in an email earlier this week. “I like to think that I can encapsulate that anxiety in painting.” In the group exhibition “Bald Ego,” Barnes’s paintings are currently on view along with the sculptures of Rachel Lowing (Michigan) and paintings of Alexander Shaw (New York) at the Annex 2e, a gallery and living space on Oliver Street. Lowing and Barnes are both responsible set up the show. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Station North

Salvaged Marble, Ingenuity Brighten East Baltimore Midway

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 30, 2014 9:30am

Sculptor brings outdoor game tables to East Baltimore Midway

You may remember Martorana from his White Plastic Bag Memorial on Mt. Royal Ave.

When vacant rowhomes are demolished or redeveloped, marble steps are usually lost and forgotten. So says Baltimore sculptor Sebastian Martorana. And he should know; he occasionally carves sculptures from the 1,000-pound slabs. When Telesis Corp. was looking for a way to reuse the steps it had salvaged from a multimillion-dollar redevelopment project in East Baltimore Midway (east of Barclay), the company called him. Read More →

Real Estate, Home & Garden, Schools, Station North

Baltimore Design School Wins Baltimore Heritage Award

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 2:15pm

Photo via Baltimore Design School

Photo via Baltimore Design School

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the  Baltimore Design School won a Preservation Award from Baltimore Heritage , Inc. Ziger/Snead was the lead architect on the building that was abandoned for over 30 years and was a blight on the Greenmount West neighborhood until the renovations were completed in September 2013.   Read More →

Culture, Shop Local, Station North

Alloverstreet Tonight – Simultaneous Gallery Openings in Station North

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 20, 2014 3:10pm

Oil Painting by Xinyi Cheng-- On display tonight at Gallery CA

Oil Painting by Xinyi Cheng– On display tonight at Gallery CA


Tonight’s installation of Alloverstreet — Station North’s newest art crawl — features work by Richard Munaba, Xinyi Cheng, Jeffrey Dell, and Curtis Miller, Dave Essa, and more. This Friday, attendees should expect quite a variety of work by local and out-of-town artists from 7-10 pm.

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Charles Village, Culture, Shop Local, Station North

This Afternoon! First Art Walk in Old Goucher

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 13, 2014 3:00pm



Art Walk in Old Goucher

June 13th , 20th, and 27th


2100 and 2200 blocks of North Charles St

I walk through the Old Goucher neighborhood almost daily. I always run into interesting people, architecture, and some funny business signs. Its hard to believe that until the 1870s, the neighborhood was mostly rural, occupied by farms and large country homes. The end of the Civil War seems to have marked the beginning of development in this neighborhood. Through the years, once occupied by Baltimore Women’s College (later Goucher College), then steadily transforming into a district known for printing and advertising, the neighborhood grew a little dodgy, and appropriated a notoriously funky smell. But whether you realize or not, quite a few new residencies are popping up inside these late Victorian brownstones. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Station North

The Annex Theater’s Knee Play Series

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 13, 2014 1:45pm

Annex Theater

catch of the day fish (2)The Annex Theater, who regularly churn out visually lush, ambitious original productions and off-beat adaptations have begun what they’re calling a Knee Play Series. Of course, we immediately took that to mean a series of plays thematically linked around that joint in our lower extremities. But we were wrong. By “Knee Play” the folks at the Annex mean plays that are, well, about knee-high. They’re smaller in scale and scope– featuring maybe only one or two performers– who are also usually the writers and creators of the pieces, and they exist in a kind of extreme intimacy– meant for a small audience and a small space. If a full-scale play is a raging dance party, a knee play is an invitation to high tea. And we’re excite to note that the knee play opening next week at the Annex’s Chicken Box venue is 6000 Things I Would Do if You Died Before Me, by Trevor Wilhelms. Read More →


Charles Village, Station North

City Considers Two-Way Traffic on Calvert and St. Paul Streets?

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 13, 2014 9:15am

Two-Way Traffic on Calvert?

Calvert Street in Charles Village

The city of Baltimore has set aside $140,000 to study the pros and cons of opening up Calvert Street (which runs north) and St. Paul  Street (which runs south) to two-way traffic.

The change would affect the streets from Lafayette in Station North to University Parkway at the edge of Oakenshawe. Read More →

Culture, Station North

Local Director Lola B. Pierson Talks About Her New Play, Kaspar

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 3:01pm


Photo via the Acme Corporation

Photo via the Acme Corporation

Lola B. Pierson’s 21st century production of Peter Handke’s 1967 drama, Kaspar is a thought-provoking production that interrogates how recent technology influences the way that we define language and learn to communicate with one another. Using several media vehicles throughout the production, including a large projection on one wall, a television screen, and a radio, Kaspar traces one girl’s discovery and search for language, while bombarded constantly by technological interruptions.

After last Thursday’s opening night of Kaspar,  I sat down with Pierson for a cup of coffee:

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