A local illustrator gets his first one-man show
When Okan Arabacioglu came here from Turkey to attend MICA, he first saw the city via an Amtrak train. But now, 10 years later, Arabacioglu has fallen in love with Baltimore and made a name for...
Robert McClintock puts his art out there any way he can
When Robert McClintock first pursued art, he was realistic. "I was a good photographer, but not the greatest."
Then one day, he was playing around in Photoshop and started to digitally paint on top...
Baltimore's most notorious graffiti artist tries to go straight, juggling family, school, sobriety, and an art world that just might embrace him.
Frank Arthur doesn't just tell stories—he acts them out. Between bites of a Reuben at an Arbutus diner, Arthur recalls creeping past the Pepsi building on a summer night in 1986 with Scrappy G, One...
MICA alum paints the town with her art
Local artist Erin Fitzpatrick contends that the best way to meet people is to paint them. The MICA alum started painting portraits a few years ago and hasn't looked back. "I started painting my...
The venerable festival enters its fourth decade brimming with populism and newfound energy, thanks to its expansion into Station North.
It's too hot, too crowded, the parking is awful, but still we go every year. Because each time we're tempted to skip Artscape, we remember something special that happened at the last one, and we find...
A local beatboxer takes his skills to new heights, and new audiences, by performing with everyone from the BSO to Ethel Ennis.
Towson University's Fine Arts Building is relatively quiet on a Tuesday afternoon. That is, until you open the door leading to the dance studios on the first floor. Immediately, booming music fills...
Ramona Diaz looked through the lens as Filipino teachers learned the ABC’s of Baltimore’s public schools.
Documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz has always loved looking through a lens. "In high school, I had a camera at all times and was the photo editor of my yearbook," she says. "Even then, I loved the...
Sculptor John Henry talks about his upcoming Westport project.
John Henry, an artist based in Chattanooga, TN, hopes to erect a sculpture along the waterfront in Westport. The spiky, 236-foot-tall piece would sit on a plaza in Patrick Turner’s $1.5 billion...
Who has it. Who's lost it. And how to get it.
Delegate Keiffer Mitchell Jr. is at a cafe, being interviewed for this story, when his cell phone rings. "Hang on a sec, I've got to take this," he says. He leans away and answers the phone. He's...
Baltimore has had a fascinating relationship with Andy Warhol, and the BMA's upcoming Warhol exhibit is the show to see this fall.
Baltimoreans can feel some measure of pride visiting The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Located downtown in a renovated industrial warehouse—a "factory," if you will—just a few miles from where...