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Against the Grain

“Transcentricity”—the latest series of multimedia (paint and paper) collages by Maria Mendoza—posits the idea that stillness can be claimed within an atmosphere of brisk activity. A ring—cut from a page—turns against the grain of the page’s original pattern. Within that ring, another ring winds in the opposite direction. At the …

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Intimate Details

“I’m not a pervert,” says Cody Pryseski of his repertoire of nude paintings. Sure, Pryseski does post Craigslist ads for his models and invites them to his Canton studio to strike NSFW (not safe for work) poses, but the Maryland-based figurative painter has only one thing on his mind: Making …

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Pop-Up Art Skilled indie manufacturers are staking a claim in post-recession Baltimore and beyond—and their appeal is authentic and irresistible.

On a late summer night this year, several working Baltimore artists came together to design—of all things —a user-friendly North Avenue department store stocked with original items, organized by merchandise departments (accessories, housewares, furnishings, etc.) rather than individual participants. The 75 vendors who’d signed on—without fee or the possibility of …

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Here’s the Beefcake Hunky Hampden Everymen Pose for Two Playful Photo Calendars to Support the Hampden Family Center.

One evening this past summer, a trio of Hampden entrepreneurs–Genco Pura’s Lou Catelli, the Charmery’s Dave Alima and Corner Charcuterie Bar’s Bernard Dehaene–sat in Dehaene’s restaurant drinking and thinking, when he hit upon an idea that lit up the table: Why not create a winking beefcake-style calendar featuring fellow neighborhood …

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Two of A kind How the musical duo Neville Jacobs met in an unlikely place that sealed their collaborative fate.

If it wasn’t for Cris Jacobs’ and Ivan Neville’s penchant for playing poker, a powerhouse collaboration between the renowned Baltimore and New Orleans musicians might never have come to pass. While Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Jacobs’ The Bridge (the storied Baltimore band he fronted until 2011) crossed paths several times over …

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