John Waters performs in the latest version of his cult classic.
The tagline for Hairspray could read something like, “Your favorite movie, now a musical, now a movie, now a . . . symphony concert?” That’s right, John Waters’s beloved 1988 film about racial...
A local artist takes Mr. Boh to a whole new level.
Carlos Vigil remembers growing up in Albuquerque, NM, and sketching his favorite doodle: basketballs. “I drew them on everything,” he says. “All the zeroes on my math homework were basketballs.”...
The museum’s renovated Contemporary Wing makes good use of local talent.
Kristen Hileman walks through The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Contemporary Wing, looking for signs of progress. The wing closed for extensive renovations almost two years ago, and, on this September...
Arrangements: Peabody Jazz Alumni
Gary Thomas has been director of Peabody’s jazz department for 10 years now, leading his students in the Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble (PIME). In May...
A gallery defies the conventions of a typical art space.
Though Plywood, the new art gallery/event space in Belvedere Square, is right in our collective backyard, the idea for it was actually hatched overseas.
The gallery is the brainchild of Chris...
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...