Lynne ParksDecember 2015
Carroll Cook & Andy CookNovember 2015
Christopher Bathgate and Justin Blische
Karin Rodney Haapala
A full-time sculptor for three decades, Bart Walter is primarily known for his unique and dynamic approach to surface. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, his work can be found in notable public and private collections worldwide: be it in the museum, gallery, or zoo, his art is exhibited in myriad locations. Many unique commission works in bronze sculpture have been sought by collectors and institutions over the years as well.
Laini Nemett holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and a BA with Honors in Visual Arts as well as a BA in History of Art and Architecture from Brown University in Providence, RI.
As a child, I grew up in two homes. One of which was plagued by child abuse and domestic violence against women. The other was a wholesome home, in which morality and kindness were stressed. I frequented both homes, the violent and volatile on Tuesdays, Thursdays and every other weekend. So, inevitably, growing up, I was a frequent victim of abuse at the hands of my father. Having the ability to go back to a "good" home gave me the gift of recognizing from a very early age what was right and wrong on a moral level. This was only magnified by the childhood adversities I confronted until I was fourteen. When I was fourteen a few things happened that directly influenced everything pertaining to my life and work. My father was arrested, my grandfather (a man that filled in the void my father never filled) died, and I became religious. In religion, I found a temporary escape which enabled me to find art, it enhanced my views on morality, and most importantly, it gave me an insatiable spirituality.
Chris Bathgate is a self-taught machinist sculptor and machine builder born in Baltimore, Maryland. He has spent 15 years building, modifying and using a variety of metalworking tools and machinery. He has assembled an elaborate machine shop of repurposed and homemade robotic and manual machine tools, along with a multitude of other unique equipment and inventions.
Justin Blische is a fine art photographer and commercial web designer currently residing in Baltimore, MD. Having become involved in the arts as a teenager, Justin participated in the prestigious Presidential Scholar program which resulted in an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and a brief meeting with President Bill Clinton. After college he relocated to New York City, where he founded his first successful company, Projekt30 LLC, at the age of 23. His second business, EraGallery was to follow in 2009. He has exhibited in galleries in Washington, Baltimore, and New York.
Karin J. Rodney-Haapala was born in Washington, D.C. in 1978. She received her BFA in 2013 and MAT in 2014 from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Karin is an A/Rtographer (artist/ researcher/ educator) and Creative Process Engineer/Consultant/Coach who specializes in Jungian psychology and creativity. As a photographer, Karin’ work is inspired by the works of the Abstract Expressionists. She has exhibited photographic works in the U.S. and abroad including shows at the Corcoran Gallery Art in Washington, D.C., The National Veterans Museum of Art in Chicago, Illinois, George Washington Center of Art and Technology in Baltimore, Maryland, and La Fabrica Aurora in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. Her work and artistic practice has been reviewed in The Professional Artist Magazine, Ebony Magazine, The American Veteran, and formally analyzed and featured at the National Veterans Museum of Art. In 2015, joined the Visual and Performance Arts Department as an Art Educator at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. Karin currently resides in Silver Spring, MD
Mike Bare received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and received MFA credits from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. He teaches at Towson University in Towson, MD.
Barry Nemett has exhibited widely in the United States and Internationally. Nemett teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.
Orpheus Collar is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist and illustrator. Based out of Hollywood, Collar works with a wide and varied clientele in the publishing and film industries. He has published numerous publications with Disney/Hyperion including The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire Graphic Novel and Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero Graphic Novel.
Alyssa earned her MFA in Painting from Tulane university and her BFA (cum laude) in General Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.
Abdi Farah is well known for winning Bravo's Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist in 2010. He was one of fourteen artists invited to participate in the inaugural season of this competition in the visual arts. Abdi attended the Carver Center for the Arts and Technology in Towson Maryland, He was then a Fine Arts major at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lee Boot is a media artist and researcher who engages processes rooted in painting to discover and plan public media production and research. While his early video and Internet-based work was exhibited nationally and internationally, in 1996 he turned to research, first with his own media research firm, InfoCulture, then as Associate Research Professor and Associate Director of the Imaging Research Center at UMBC, to explore the potential of media to help people improve their lives in tangible ways. In 2015 he began exhibiting in art venues once more, with new work that captures the his multilayered, painting-driven process of extended meditation to locate promising, novel connections between otherwise disparate domains of knowledge. Any insights derived become the basis of public media research projects aimed at helping people better address the kinds of longstanding social and behavioral challenges, such as those of his city of Baltimore, which have long resisted Modern approaches.
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Bart WalterOctober 2015
Laini NemettFebruary 2015
Matt AdelbergJanuary 2015
Christopher Bathgate and Justin BlischeDecember 2014
Karin Rodney HaapalaNovember 2014
Mike BareOctober 2014
Barry NemettFebruary 2014
Orpheus CollarJanuary 2014
Alyssa DennisDecember 2013
Abdi FarahNovember 2013
Lee BootOctober 2013