Monday, March 30 - 5pm

City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218

The Peoples Power Assembly will be joining with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference - Greater Baltimore, FIST youth and many others to protest the city’s announcement that they intend to shut of water to 25,000 people. We say no shut offs; water is a human right!

Baltimore to send water turn-off notices to 25,000 delinquent customers

N8601C with split scimitar winglets leaps airborne at BWI. Until the arrival of the first 737-800s at Southwest in April 2012, the airline was unique in having the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 737s but not operating the most popular variant, the -800. #Avgeek #aviation #aircraft #planeporn #KBWI #BWI #Baltimore #airport #Maryland #planespotting #airlines #Boeing #737 #Southwest #instagramaviation #avgeekery #SWApic #N8601C #avgeekschoolofknowledge

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George Hastings describes his favorite way to eat an oyster in this outtake from our latest video feature, “How to Shuck an Oyster.” Hastings is a two-time national champion and one-time world champion oyster shucker, and on a recent afternoon he shared his wisdom at Nick’s Oyster Bar inside Baltimore’s Cross Street Market. Check him out at www.chesapeakebay.net. #oysters #chesapeakebay #seafood #chesapeake #maryland #baltimore

03/25/15 quote of the day re: Gentrification

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“My city is gone, my history depleted, ruined and undocumented. I don’t know this new Baltimore, it’s alien to me. Baltimore is Brooklyn and D.C. now. No, Baltimore is Chicago or New Orleans or any place where yuppie interests make black neighborhoods shrink like washed sweaters. A place where black history is bulldozed and replaced with Starbucks, Chipotles and Dog Parks.”

- D. Watkins“Black history bulldozed for another Starbucks: Against the new Baltimore”, Salon, 03/23/15  

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Another day another dinner. Tonight’s session takes place at Food Market in Hamden. The guys who invited me represent the new Baltimore, which is full of new people, new shops and new restaurants. They wanted to talk about ways I can help them understand Black Baltimore — or what’s left of it. My recent collection of Baltimore writings and talks has made me the go-to guy on issues concerning the Negro culture of our city. Politicians, investors and pretty much anyone with an interest in Baltimore request meetings with me weekly. In most of them, I trade my perspectives for potential opportunities at pricey restaurants I don’t normally frequent.

“Gentrification is turning my hometown into an alien place. As the city is remade, do I even belong here anymore?”

OPEN SPACE PRESENTS PMF VI
Building on five consecutive years of growing print celebrations, Open Space is thrilled to present PMF VI, the Sixth Annual Publications & Multiples Fair, taking place March 28th and 29th, 2015 at the Baltimore Design School. This annual exposition provides the opportunity to admire, collect, and discuss artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. Join us for this cornerstone event featuring works from over 100 local and national artists, and on-site programming all weekend. The fair is free and open to the public.

Date: March 28th & 29th
Time: 12 PM to 6 PM Saturday & Sunday
Location: Baltimore Design School
1500 Barclay St, Baltimore, MD 21202
openspacebaltimore.com/pmf
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FEATURED VENDORS:
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ACRES
Adam Amram
Aidan Koch
Alex Ebstein
Amelia, Christian and Stephen
Amy Stober
Andrew Haas
Andrew Walters
Anthony Meloro
Art Vandelay
Baltimore Design School
Baltimore Print Studios
Barely There
Beast Grrl Zine
Bernard Stiegler
Beth Hoeckel
Bite Not Press ft. Nick Vyssotsky
Blonde Art Books
Booklyn
Bundle + Batch
Bushwick Print Lab
Castle Printshop
Celeste Fichter
Chris Day
Chris Morgan
Christina Haines Ceramics
cinderblox
Conor Stechschulte
Conveyor Editions
Dana Bechert
DYLAN THADANI
E&ampD GOODS
Eamon Espey
Ehse Records
Elena Johnston
Emily Burtner
Empty Stretch
Endless Editions
Every Day Good House
FAMILYFAMILYTREE
Freddy
From The Loom
Friends Records
Fuse Works
Gabriella Grill
Gary Kachadourian
General Matters
Genpop Records
Girl Group
Gratuitous Type
GW Duncanson
Harley Hollenstein
Horses Think Press
Houseboat
Hunter-Savoy Jaffe
Ink Press Productions
Isobel Modica
James Bouché
Jen Liu
Jessica Hans
Jessie Unterhalter
Jihm
jimmi~research
Katey Truhn
Kyle Tata
Lala Albert
Leah Wishnia // Happiness Comix
Lil Gallery
Lindsay Aura Miller
Lola Borovyk
Lupin (featuring Colin Schappi)
Lyla Shlon
Mary Ancel
Matt Thurber
Matthew Scott Gualco
May Kim
Melody Often
MICA Design League
MICA Printmaking
Mike Taylor
Milton Melvin Croissant III
Molly Colleen O’Connell
Morgan Frailey
Munu Editions
Nicholas Verstraeten
Noah Scialom
Nous Somme Loco
Object Of
Ocular Media Group
Oranbeg Press
Patience, Painter
Patrick Schlotterback
Pau Wau Publications
Paul Shortt
Pellinore Press
Player Press
Press-Press
Primary Information
Print Club Boston
Printed Matter
Publication Studio Hudson
ROCK BOTTOM
Ryan Oskin
Sam Kendrick
SEDIMENT
Simon Reinhardt
Small Editions
Somethings + More
Spaces Corners
STUDIO SNACKS
Szechuan Best
Terrault Contemporary
The Black Widows
The Contemporary
Two Friends
V. Vale
WEIRD Magazine
Wham City
Wiley Guillot
y2k
YTB Why The Beef
Zach Hazard Vaupen
Zing Magazine
Zoe Keller


ON-SITE FAIR PROGRAMMING:

Saturday, March 28th

Maybe Punk Rock Came True
A discussion with legendary writer, musician, and publisher V. Vale, and Baltimore artist Chris Day. Hear about the life of the creator of Search & Destroy and RE/Search Publications, and his thoughts on art, publishing, black humor, and the SF punk scene in the 70s.

20 Years of zingmagazine
Managing Editor Brandon Johnson will discuss the history, mission, and operations of New York-based zingmagazine through a visual montage of issue highlights and other ephemera.

Arts Criticism and the Arts Outpost
Post-Office Arts Journal moderates a panel discussion with Max Guy, Alex Ebstein, and Marcus Civin on criticality in non-capitals of art.

Artists of the Industrial Scene (2006)
dir. Marian Wallace
In this film, ten industrial artists and musicians expound on the ideas behind their music and art production and displays. Starring Mark Pauline, Genesis P-Orridge, Graeme Revell, Jerry Casale, Johanna Went, Jim Thirlwell, and others.


Sunday, March 29th

Female Bodies in the Art World with Hannah Mandel
A multimedia meditation and discussion on the physical form women inhabit when existing in the art world.

Just Do It!
A Pecha Kucha series of motivational speeches featuring Lexie Mountain, Lauren Brick, Kimi Hanauer, Emiline Boehringer, + more!

Industrial Experiments
Experimental Films by Marian Wallace, featuring Ephemerality (1979), Getting At The Underworld (1985), Valentine’s Film (2000), GG’s Film (2000), The Kite Film (2001), and W.S. Burroughs on the Human Condition (2007).

Shade Series Poetry Readings curated by Lane Harlan

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Opium Wampum presents: PMF Wampum
Featuring Fluct, Ami Dang, Get Your Life! Productions, Carly Ptak, Mateo Marquez, Michael Wasteneys Stephens, and Nerftoss. Performance times on Saturday and Sunday TBA
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OFF-SITE & SATELLITE PROGRAMMING

Friday, March 27th

PMF Kick-Off Show @ The Crown
Strange Times People Band (Tape Release!), Arrington De Dionyso, Sunatirene, Sapphogeist
1910 North Charles Street

Bubble Over Green @ The Contemporary
Closing reception for the multilayered audio-visual experience by Victoria Fu, (currently on view Wednesday - Sunday, 4-8 PM).
In the former KAGRO building, 101 W North Avenue, 7-10 PM

Protest Era III: Doomsday Clock Meditations @ Annex 2E
Video, Performances & Installation by BDGRMMR, Keenon Brice, Leila Khoury, Sisster Press, Miguel Mendias, Will Schorre, Julia Yerger
The Annex, Apt 2E, 419 E. Oliver St, 8-10 PM


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Coast to Coast @ Bodega Gallery
A collaboration between Diane Young and Hunter-Savoy, accompanied by High Rollers and your Lady of Injury.
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Avenue

Strange New Feels @ Lil’ Gallery
Works by Caeli Carr Potter, Alex Day, Claire Felonis, Sara Grose, Angela Heaps and Spencer Shope. Curated by Sara Grose and Claire Felonis
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Avenue

Controlled Rot @ Terrault Contemporary
Work by Rosemary Liss
The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Avenue

Stage Fright @ Gallery CA
Works by Sean FitzPatrick
440 E Oliver Street

Time and Again @ Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute
Work by Eric Doeringer
1715 N Calvert Street

Run It @ Penthouse Gallery
Printed matter by Caeli Carr-Potter, Tristan Scow, Mary Reisenwitz, Kate Klingbeil, Christ Williford & Vivian Loh. Curated by Sonja Solvang
The Copycat Building, Apt B501, 1511 Guilford Avenue

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Saturday, March 28th

Somethings @ bb
Objects from Fiona Sergeant, curated with Colin Alexander
427A North Eutaw Street

Trance Dancers of the Open Flower @ Open Space
Arrington De Dionyso drawing performance and exhibition. Featuring new works on paper and vellum from his “Trance Dancers of the Open Flower” series, as well as a new body of drawings and paintings made in 2015.
512 West Franklin Street

Girth Proof Vol II @ Springsteen (new location) 
New work by Wickerham & Lomax, (opening March 21st, on view through April 18). A recalibration of a recent exhibition which cast its participants from Craigslist and rendered their likenesses in CGI as bulked-up, busy-body event planners. Here they are reincarnated with an empty schedule and an empty stomach.
502 West Franklin Street

Freddy Presents Dick @ Freddy
A selection of photographs taken by Ross Bleckner from
the 1980s’ to the present, as an ongoing investigation into the seduction and repulsion of desire.
510 West Franklin Street, 12-5 PM.

Freak Flash Finale @ Floristree
Curated by Molly Colleen O’Connell. Drain the fluids from your eyes, these are not hallucinations. Energy is physical. Visions are palpable. Freak Flash screenings showcase artists who stir the surreal into waking life.

Our event is also being held in coordination with the BMA’s Contemporary Print Fair the very same weekend, and happy to be collaborating in Print City, which is promoting print related events all across Baltimore!

Stay tuned for more details!