Event round-up of the week: 3/21

Arts and DIY events of interest happening in Baltimore this week.

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch )
March 20, 2011|By Jasmine Wiggins

Let's face it, Mondays suck, but there’s so much to look forward to! Drink that coffee, and pedal through!

1. Jim Sherraden: Preservation through Production
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
MICA, Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print, the legendary letterpress workshop of Nashville known for its striking music posters and vintage prints, will be giving a lecture at MICA Tuesday. I’ve seen him speak in Birmingham, Ala. and the story of Hatch and the beautiful work that it’s produced since 1879 will definitely get the inspiration juices flowing.

Also, at the same event, MICA will publicly announce its intent to acquire 75 percent of the historic Globe Poster Company’s collection. The Baltimore company, which closed last year was known for its brilliantly colored show posters and letterpress prints. MICA’s goal is to preserve the collection as well as make it available to students and teachers as a resource, according to The Baltimore Sun.

2. Maryland Morning Screen Test film series presents Alvin Gray
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave.

Producer and director, Alviin Gray will discuss his work behind the scenes along with a screening and Q&A.

3. Glenn Adamson--Affective Objects: The Re-Invention of Craft
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
MICA, Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

A lecture on the way we think of “craft,” how it has changed over the years, and its relation to the DIY movement.

4. AIA Lecture Series: Infrastructural Systems: Cities Designed for a Changing World
Thursday, 6 p.m. Lecture followed by reception.
MICA, Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

5. Stand With Japan

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Begins at Sylvan Theater, 15th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.

The event will benefit Japan earthquake and tsunami victims and will feature a walk around the Tidal Basin where the cherry blossom trees, a gift from Tokyo, will be in bloom.

Also, the National Cherry Blossom Festival starts this Saturday and goes through April 10.  Beautiful blooming trees, great weather, what more can you ask for?

6. Paper Fish: Art Opening

Friday, 7 p.m.

Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.

What happens when artists come together to make a video for Wye Oak. Plus, the chance to make your own shadow puppets. Yes.

7. Ideas for Action

Friday, March 25, 2011 — March 27, 2011

St. Francis Neighborhood Center, 2405 Linden Ave.

AIGA Baltimore will host a weekend-long workshop to address social issues in Baltimore.

8. Art on Paper National Juried Exhibition
Reception Sunday 3-6 p.m.
Maryland Federation of Art Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis

Doing something cool? Know of something coming up? Drop me a line at jasmine[at]bthesite[dot]com. Happy Monday! See, it's not so bad.

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