GBCA Announces 2021 Baker Artist Awards: This yr, as a substitute of simply six awardees, the Better Baltimore Cultural Alliance elected to award 36 artists representing six classes with $2,500 prizes. The change was made to deal with the wants of the artist neighborhood, which has been tremendously impacted by COVID-19. Greater than 600 artists submitted on-line portfolios, and the chosen winners will exhibit their work just about from April by June, adopted by the annual Artworks presentation of the winners in September. This yr’s awardees embody Abdu Ali, Outcalls, Lola B. Pierson, Ernest Shaw, and Letitia VanSant, amongst others. View the complete listing here.
Asia North 2021: Towson College’s Asian Arts and Tradition Middle is within the midst of a full year of programming to rejoice its fiftieth anniversary, and this month marks the start of its largest occasion of the yr, Asia North. The weeks-long celebration of artwork, tradition, and Station North’s lengthy Korean heritage begins with a digital kickoff occasion on April 10. The competition will proceed with each in-person and digital exhibitions, workshops, and live shows by Might 15. Occasions range.
#AsLongAsItsDope: After isolating for therefore lengthy, this interactive exhibit from Flatform Studios sounds downright refreshing. For under two weekends, this collection of installations from artists Kaya and Ayana will rework the Flatform Studio area right into a museum stuffed with artwork and superb photograph ops. April 15-18, 22-25. Thursdays and Fridays 5-9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2123 N. Charles St.
The Blue-Collar Recital: Native rapper Wordsmith’s storytelling skills take heart stage for this afternoon live performance depicting a day of working class trials and triumphs. Damaged up by summaries and interludes, the unique items will discover topics equivalent to dwelling test to test, promotions, and holding guarantees. Keep tuned after for a reside Q&A with Wordsmith, who will share tales and commentary in regards to the work. April 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Reside streamed.
Poets in Conversation: The Ivy Bookshop will host this digital assembly of the minds with three poets from Loyola College Maryland’s Apprentice Home Press. Be part of Virginia Crawford, Lynne Viti, and Matt Hohner for a night of verse, and don’t neglect to browse their collections by way of The Ivy forward of time. April 20, 7 p.m. On-line.
Baltimore Butterfly Sessions: To Change Everything, We Need Everyone: Middle Stage’s closing Butterfly Session of the season examines local weather disaster impacts and the disproportionate results they’ve on BIPOC communities. Be reminded of Baltimore’s lengthy historical past of preventing for environmental justice and our collective accountability to make change by performances from Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina artist Ashley Minner, Eze Jackson, and TSU Terry. April 5, 7 p.m. Reside streamed.