“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 …Read More »
Veg Out New big books on gardening beckon the socially conscious and the salad-inclined, respectively.
Five years ago, my then-girlfriend (now wife) and I partnered with another couple, friends, to lease two small garden plots in the midst of Clifton Park Golf Course as part of Baltimore’s City Farms program. To date, we’ve grown potatoes, tomatoes, okra, peas, corn, strawberries, watermelon, garlic, Swiss chard, arugula, …Read More »
Maybe it was the Camembert. Snacking at home, Alex Gaskarth, the lead singer for pop-punk band All Time Low, couldn’t stand the thought of going back on tour without proposing to his longtime girlfriend. “I had a plan,” he said, “but it didn’t work out. So I kinda just went …Read More »
Late morning in a sparsely decorated café in the 4700 block of Eastern Avenue in Greektown, reporter Aaron Henkin tries out some freshly acquired Greek phrases—“Kaliméra, pós eísai?” (Good morning, how are you?)—during his interview with Evangelis Theofanidis, a resident of the neighborhood and one of dozens of locals featured …Read More »
Charm City is home to a wide array of skilled, well published poets, active wordsmiths who give regular readings, produce beautiful books and pay at least part of their way by turn of the lyrical phrase. As the new year strikes—a time of reinvention, resolution and romance, too—we’ve asked four …Read More »
“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 …Read More »
The IT Guy Innovation expert Alec Ross on his new book, his world travels and why he'll always come back to Baltimore.
In a classic Smalltimore moment, when STYLE asked me to interview Alec Ross, I’d already spent countless hours with his wife, and my children with his children. For years, we’ve all been availing ourselves of the public schools and libraries, while Ross has taken career turns as teacher, entrepreneur, policy …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Movers and Makers Meet six Baltimore artisans, part of a veritable army of local craftspeople who manufacture quality work on a small scale.
Rachel Bone [ Art with heart ] Rachel Bone of Red Prairie Press owes her decision to start her own business to two unrelated catalysts: a terrible boss and a bout of near-frostbite from working in her studio shed one night. “It occurred to me that, even in those miserable …Read More »
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 …Read More »