School 33 Art Center’s Studio Artists Exhibition in conjunction with Artscape’s city-wide exhibits

School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts present the semi-annual Studio Artists Exhibition, featuring the work of all nine current School 33 artists-in-residence, and an exhibition essay written by Doreen Bolger, executive director of The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA).

The exhibition opens July 9 and runs through August 1. An opening reception takes place July 10 from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the city-wide Artscape gallery events. The closing reception and gallery talk with the artists takes place July 25 from 6-9 p.m. at School 33 Art Center, located at 1427 Light Street. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12-6 p.m. Studio Artists Exhibition is an Artscape off-site exhibition and is free and open to the public.

Featured artists include: Anne Chan, Rosetta DeBerdardinis, Amanda Engels, Matthew Freel, Aaron Yamada-Hanff, Seon Kim, Kathleen MacKinnon, James Murphy and Bill Tamburrino.

Beginning in late 2008, School 33 initiated the Studio Artists Mentoring Program as a commitment to fostering artistic growth in Baltimore. The Mentoring Program invites professional artists, curators, writers and other arts professionals to hold one-on-one studio visits in an effort to provide critical and constructive feedback to each of School 33’s artists-in-residence. This year’s mentors included Jayme McLellan, Director of Civilian Art Projects, in Washington, D.C., Tony Shore, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) painting faculty and 2007 Sondheim Artscape Prize Winner, and Executive Director Doreen Bolger at The BMA.

A limited edition exhibition catalogue will be available. The 24-page collection will feature the works of each studio artists and the exhibition essay written by Doreen Bolger.

Since 1979, School 33 Art Center’s Studio Artists Program has provided exceptional studio spaces at subsidized rates to more than 120 professional artists. The Studio Selection Panel, comprised of local artists and arts professionals, selects resident artists through a review process. This program has been instrumental in providing a safe, nurturing community and workspace to both established and emerging artists in Baltimore. School 33 has also hosted a variety of artist residencies and programs that engage the studio artists in the center’s exhibition and educational programming. In addition to monthly open studios and rotating studio visits, the Mentor Program will now culminate with a Studio Artists’ Exhibition at School 33 in conjunction with the annual city-wide arts festival, Artscape, which takes place July 17 and July 18, 12-10 p.m. and July 19, 12-8 p.m.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, Provident Bank, Corrigan Sports/The Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

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