FRI 9/4 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Ink & Canvas, Off-Balance:
Selected works by Gregory Bannister


Make Studio artist Greg Bannister doesn't get to come to our studio very often because of his full work schedule, but this does not slow down his prolific art practice. Of late, this includes the colorful, modernist-influenced paintings that he's become well-known for, as well as delicate, mono-chromatic ink drawings. For his first solo show, we're pleased to present a sampling of these recent works selected by Greg especially for this occasion.

Join us for the opening reception coinciding with First Friday in Hampden!

Exhibition runs September 4th - 28th





SAT 8/29 • 5:00 PM

Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Schw-INGO!


A spin on the typical Bingo, Make Studio and local artists have teamed up to offer art prizes! Doors open at 5 with food trucks and refreshments available for sale. Bingo begins at 6. 

The "Ambassador of Hampden," Lou Catelli will be our celebrity caller. All proceeds to benefit the programming at Hampden-based Make Studio, supporting the art of emerging adult artists with disabilities. 







FRI 7/17 • 11 AM - 8:30 PM
SAT 7/18 • 11 AM - 8:30 AM
SUN 7/19 • 11 AM - 8 PM

Charles Street Garage
1714 Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD 21201
ARTSCAPE 2015 -
ARTIST-RUN ART FAIR


Organized in a style of a commercial art fair, Artist-Run Art Fair will feature mini exhibitions by 19 artist-run spaces and arts nonprofits from Baltimore and beyond.  The spaces included are often off the beaten track, or hard to find spaces. 

Artist-Run Art Fair is curated and organized by Open Space, an artist-run gallery located at 512 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD. Open Space's mission is to promote a vibrant, visible and connected contemporary arts community in Baltimore through producing a consistent curated program of exhibitions, annual festivals and maintaining a wide variety of supplemental events such as lectures, film screenings and music shows.

We are excited to have been selected again in 2015!






THU • 6/25, 2015 • 6-8 PM
(soft opening)

FRI • 7/3, 2015 • 5-7 PM
(First Friday viewing opportunity)

SAT • 7/11, 2015 • 3-8 PM
(screening/art experiential)

Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.,
Baltimore, MD 21211
SEE/HEAR CHARM CITY


In fall of 2014, artist Kristin McWharter embarked on the Hear CharmCity project, a series of hand-drawn animations based on street interviews with Baltimore residents aiming to promote new platforms of communication for communities in our City. Project participants are asked, "If you could say anything to Baltimore City in 30 seconds or less, what would you say?" Debuting Hear Charm City to a wider audience and furthering its goals of inclusive communication, this show will feature a selection of artworks from Make Studio's 29 participating artists that reveal how they see Baltimore, paired with prints from Hear Charm City animations and hand-written documents.
The screening of the first season of Hear Charm City and collaborative videos produced by McWharter and Make Studio, along with an arts experiential, will take place on July 11 (3 - 8 PM).

This project is made possible in part with support from the Maryland State Arts Council mini-grant.







SAT • 6/20, 2015
Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.,
Baltimore, MD 21211
WHY IS A RAVEN LIKE A WRITING DESK?
A celebration of 150 years of Alice in Wonderland


Make Studio is excited to support this event organized by Litmore with an art exhibition and other activities.
Daytime all ages art-making and readings in the showroom and evening costume event! More details to come!








FRI • 6/5, 2015 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.,
Baltimore, MD 21211
First Friday

A great thing about our new neighborhood, Hampden, is that it has monthly "First Fridays" in which local merchants open to visitors in the early evening and feature special events, shows, and promotions. For the first time on June 5, we'll host our own First Friday Open Gallery event! Please stop by between 5-8 PM for a casual look at our artists' recent works -- finished and in-progress -- and enjoy a drink and a snack.








SAT • 5/17, 2015 • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Druid Hill Reservoir
2600 Madison Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21217
Art Outside

In 2014, Art Outside returned to Druid Hill Park for an encore event. Nearly double the number of artists participated and attendance was tremendous as more Baltimoreans wanted to experience the buzz of this arts festival. Back by popular demand, Art Outside will once again be held in Druid Hill Park, and Make Studio is excited to be part of it again after a great event last year. More about the festival here.









SUN • 4/26, 2015 • 1 - 3 PM
Towson Arts Collective
40 W Chesapeake Ave,
Towson, MD 21204
Collaborative Stitching with Pam Negrin & Make Studio artists

Pam Negrin’s work includes embroidery, appliqué, drawing, collage, improvisational quilting, printmaking and sculpture. She is a resident teaching artist with Young Audiences of Maryland and the Maryland State Arts Council. Her residencies transform classrooms into creative and collaborative handwork studios where students learn new skills, express themselves and create something beautiful and inventive together.
As a continuation of Pam's work with several Make Studio artists in the fall of 2014 as part of FreeFall Baltimore, this free workshop is being offered at Towson Arts Collective.






FRI • 4/10, 2015 • 6 - 8 PM
Make Studio
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
"Join the A-Team":
Autism, Art & Acceptance

In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, Make Studio will host a special evening featuring a talk by painter and ASAN Board member Katie Miller, MFA, as well as a showcase of artworks by other artists on the spectrum, with selected local service providing organizations on-hand with resources and information.
Katie Miller studied painting at MICA (BFA/MFA). She has been represented by CONNER SMITH in Washington, DC since 2010 and has exhibited at Pulse Miami, Volta Basel, The Armory Show, (e)merge and others. Group exhibitions include the Smithsonian Institution, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Fort Wayne Museum of Art. A winner of the Wynn Newhouse Award and an artist grant from the State of Maryland, Miller has been reviewed or published in numerous national publications and is represented in public and private collections nationally & internationally. She lives in Maryland and paints full-time.
$5 donation appreciated.






SAT • 2/28, 2015 • 1 - 4 PM
Make Studio
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
"Pleading the (Perfect) Fifth"

Much like a "perfect fifth” in music, entering our 5th year Make Studio is realizing consonance as an organization that harmoniously brings together the diverse talents of under-recognized artists. But we’re pleading the fifth — we don’t want to tell you anything, we want to show you everything!
Please join us in viewing a special exhibition of works by our program artists at our inaugural “Open Gallery” in our new Schwing Art Center.






SAT • 2/21, 2015 • 4 -6 PM
Make Studio
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
"More like You than Not":
A conversation with Larry Bissonette

As a part of celebrating our 5th anniversary(!) Make Studio is pleased to host this interactive presentation with noted painter and autism self-advocate Larry Bissonnette. (Larry was featured in the 2011 film Wretches & Jabberers
The event will begin with a showing of his short film, "My Classic Life as an Artist", followed by a presentation about his work, and a casual Q&A with refreshments.

Free and open to the public, but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.
This event is made possible through the additional support of St. Peter's Adult Learning Center, Inc. and St. Elizabeth School).






2/2 - 3/6, 2015
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Gormley Gallery | Fourier Hall
4701 N. Charles Street,
Baltimore, MD 21210
ALL TOGETHER INSIDE OUT

This curated exhibition features works by 14 Make Studio artists.

SAT • 2/7, 4 - 6 PM:
Gallery talk & reception

For more info visit here.

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