News from the Highlandtown Arts District
a.k.a. ha! For more information go towww.HighlandtownArts.com
Dominique Zeltzman’s interest in mapping everyday moments through photography, sculpture, and installation evolved from mapping everyday movements through choreography and video. Inspired by life’s residue, her current project, Detritustrata, explores ways we mark time in our tides of garbage, piles of laundry, and dirty dishes.
Opening at Schiavone Gallery in September, the images capture the color and composition found in the offal of daily meals. Sculptural plastic pillows stuffed with multicolored lint illustrate the strata of three years of clothing, hair and skin. Wasted food lines shelves, in the form of desiccated produce.
Call For Entries
The District Exhibition Dropoff
Sat, Sept 24, 2011
Artists! Join us for the second annual ha! open exhibition. Drop off your work to be exhibited in one of three venues, opening Oct. 1: CA’s Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Schiavone Fine Art, or Skyloft Studios. Up to 3 works accepted; must be ready to install and no more than 48 in. wide cumulatively. Juried prizes include gift certificates for art supplies from Nations Photo Lab ($50-$200) and Dick Blick($100, $150, $200), plus all artists get a 10% discount coupon! 10am-4pm. Schiavone Fine Art, 244 S. Highland Ave.
The District Exhibition is sponsored by:
For more information for this dropoff or exhibition visit: www.highlandtownarts.com.
Gene Ween to headline festival marking
official commemoration of
Frank Zappa Day
Sat, Sept 17, 2011
ManiFESTo: A Declaration of Free Expression, the official commemoration events for Frank Zappa Day, to take place September 17 at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Conkling Street in Highlandtown. Scheduled to run from noon to 9pm is the offspring of last year’s dedication of Baltimore’s Frank Zappa bust and proclamation of Frank Zappa Day and Frank Zappa Way (the stretch of Eastern Avenue that encompasses the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District).
This year ManiFESTo, the official commemoration of Frank Zappa Day, is expanding into a broader music and arts festival with a full day of music (currently over 16 bands) and a wide array of arts and entertainment attractions including body art, a Red Emma’s banned book fair, a “Shocked and Amazed” Old City Side Show, a Charm City Skate Park half pipe, “Ahmet’s Play House” featuring Ahmet Zappa, the inaugural Free Mind Award, and much more. Details can be found at www.manifestobaltimore.com
ManiFESTo is produced by Clearpath Entertainment and the Southeast Community Development Corporation in collaboration with the Zappa Family Trust, Mission Media, Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District, The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, and the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
THURSDAYS, June 9 - October 13
4 pm - 8 pm
400 block of S. Conkling Street
Magnolia Designs June featured Artists:
August 18th - Najwa Al-Amin (Paintings)
August 25th - Maria Cavacos (Collage Paintings)
Classes & Workshops
Mark Supik & Co. Woodturning Fall Workshops
All day woodturning classes for beginners and more experienced turners, class size: 6. Fee: $150/day, includes lunch, materials and donuts (from Hoehn's Bakery)
September 24th: The Right Start, Beginning Woodturning. Basic skills in the morning and complete a project in the afternoon (make your own beer tap handle, wood mallet, muddler, fiber arts tools and more!).
September 25th: Bowl Turning. Turn bowls from green wood.
No experience necessary. All materials and tools provided.