Maryland Art Place

July 05, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Mission: Maryland Art Place, a nonprofit contemporary art center, was established in 1982 to provide a dynamic environment for artists to exhibit their work, nurture and promote new ideas and new forms, and to offer rewarding exchanges between artists and the public through educational leadership.

Latest accomplishment: Art Links Baltimore, an 18-hole miniature golf course designed by regional artists, opened recently for the summer on Rash Field in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. "Out of Order Again," free-hung exhibition and benefit in May, raised money for MAP's new Performance Bar - a home for jazz concerts. And the Maryland State Arts Council Slide Registry at MAP is now accessible via web site, at http://www.MDARTplace.org. The registry, a free resource, contains the work of more than 1,500 Maryland and regional artists.

On the horizon: The "Andy Pigatt Retrospective," Oct. 6 through Nov. 14, will present the work of Pigatt, an African-American folk artist from Baltimore whose work is featured in public collections throughout the country. "Chance and Necessity," an exhibition representing the work of 20 abstract regional artists, will be on view Nov. 24 to Jan. 9. MAP's fall benefit exhibition and gala is Sept. 19.

About MAP: Membership: 500 households. Attendance: 25,000 annually. Operating budget: $500,000.

Where and when: 218 W. Saratoga St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 410-962-8565.

Suzi Cordish, president of the board of trustees: "For nearly 16 years, Maryland Art Place has been dedicated to presenting outstanding contemporary art exhibitions, educational programs and alternative performance. This dedication is exemplified in MAP's continuing efforts to educate the public about contemporary art with projects such as Art Links Baltimore and our acclaimed critics' residency program. Now in its 13th year, this program brings outstanding critics to Baltimore to collaborate with artists and writers to create greater opportunities for the appreciation and interpretation of contemporary art."

Board of trustees

Sherry Christhilf

Stiles Colwill

Elliott Cowan

Laure Drogoul

Roger Gray

Adrian Harpool

David Hess

Jack Hoffberger

Connie Imboden

Barbara Kornblatt

Tony Kraus

Fred Lazarus

Flo Luckett

Martha Macks

Allyn Massey

Jonathan Murray

Kathy O'Dell

Allison Parker

Jack Rasmussen

John Ruppert

Marcy Sagel

Dan Sellers

Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff

Duane Thigpen

Chezia Thompson

David Yager

Lynette Young

Pub Date: 7/05/98

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