Sight Unseen: Peggy & Fred in Hell
December 15, 2013
Baltimore's mobile, monthly, experimental film screening series, Sight Unseen, brought renowned artist Leslie Thornton and her surreal, quasi-apocalyptic work-in-progress Peggy & Fred in Hell.
Mimetics EP Release Party
November 1, 2013
Local "ecclectic" jazz trio, Memetics performed and celebrated the release of their EP we jazz econo (Strong Records).
Baltimorgue: The Dan Meyer Choir
October 27, 2013
In the shadow of the Greenmount Cemetery Gates, the Dan Meyer Choir conjured up the ghosts of a few folks who have died in Baltimore and presented them in four-part harmony.
Potluck Storytelling: Awkward! Stories About Sex
September 27, 2013
Kevin Griffin Moreno and Jessica Keys brought their Potluck Storytelling Series to Area 405 for a night of enlightening, shocking, and cringe-inducing tales of the way we deal with that most primal of animal behavior. Appropriately, our exhibit Knowing was their backdrop.
Knowing: Having tasted knowledge, we grew naked
August 25-September 22, 2013
Nineteen artists explored themes of nakedness, creation and separation in this monumental multi-media show.
Rhymes with Opera: Criminal Element
The Baltimore-based, Baker-Award-Winning vocal and chamber music ensemble, Rhymes with Opera, performed a new, fully-staged production of David Smooke's 2010 "non-opera" Criminal Element and also debuted 12 new one-minute operas commissioned specifically for the Area 405 performance. (Photos courtesy of RWO.)
June 20-July 28, 2013
In House Dignified, artists Amanda Burnham, Margo Elsayd, Frank Perrelli, Jessica Braiterman, Kathryn Cornelius and Joshua Johnson use location as portraiture to communicate notions of family, community, conflict, identity, and re-gentrification. The exhibition was part of the Artscape 2013 Gallery Network and was on view in compliment to Romeo & Juliet.
Romeo & Juliet
June 20-30, 2013
Set simultaneously in 1913 and 2013, the Baltimore Performance Kitchen used the romantic and tragic classic to look at the life of a building, a block, a neighborhood, and a city. (Photos courtesy of Baltimore Performance Kitchen, Kevin Griffin Moreno & Jessica Keyes.)
May 19, 2013
As in years prior, Area 405 hosted City Ranch for its annual afternoon of outreach with horseback rides up and down Oliver Street, arts activities for the kids, and a street-wide BBQ. The FREE fun was followed by a evening fundraiser dinner inside the gallery.
Area 405 was honored to host these community events in 2013:
- Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School Hands On! Gala, April 27, 2013
- Casa Baltimore's Art of Sharing Annual Art Auction Fundraiser, April 28, 2013
- Station North Arts & Entertainment District Artists and Neighborhood Change Conference, June 21, 2013
Station North Tool Library Grand Opening
April 26, 2013
The lending library of tools officially opened its doors in the adjacent space of our complex at 417 East Oliver. The kickoff party festivities includedOpening festivities included power tool races, screenprinting, membership prizes, costumes, beer, and dancing.
On Loan: Formality
March 30-April 20, 2013
AREA 405's 2nd annual regional, juried, student exhibition featured artists from a 150 mile radius of Baltimore. Curator Cara Ober selected over 50 works of art from students from Towson University, MICA, University of Maryland, College Park, St Mary's College of Maryland, Massachusetts College of Art & Design Low Residency MFA, George Mason University, American University, Montgomery College.
Sweet 'Art February 16-March 13, 2013
HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY AREA 405!
Sweet 'art was a celebration of the collaborative and connective qualitites that have grown Area 405 into a vital part of Baltimore's arts and cultural community over the past ten years featuring 30 collaborations from 61 artists.