Late morning in a sparsely decorated café in the 4700 block of Eastern Avenue in Greektown, reporter Aaron Henkin tries out some freshly acquired Greek phrases—“Kaliméra, pós eísai?” (Good morning, how are you?)—during his interview with Evangelis Theofanidis, a resident of the neighborhood and one of dozens of locals featured …Read More »
Charm City is home to a wide array of skilled, well published poets, active wordsmiths who give regular readings, produce beautiful books and pay at least part of their way by turn of the lyrical phrase. As the new year strikes—a time of reinvention, resolution and romance, too—we’ve asked four …Read More »
“I’m not a pervert,” says Cody Pryseski of his repertoire of nude paintings. Sure, Pryseski does post Craigslist ads for his models and invites them to his Canton studio to strike NSFW (not safe for work) poses, but the Maryland-based figurative painter has only one thing on his mind: Making …Read More »
The IT Guy Innovation expert Alec Ross on his new book, his world travels and why he'll always come back to Baltimore.
In a classic Smalltimore moment, when STYLE asked me to interview Alec Ross, I’d already spent countless hours with his wife, and my children with his children. For years, we’ve all been availing ourselves of the public schools and libraries, while Ross has taken career turns as teacher, entrepreneur, policy …Read More »
Pop-Up Art Skilled indie manufacturers are staking a claim in post-recession Baltimore and beyond—and their appeal is authentic and irresistible.
On a late summer night this year, several working Baltimore artists came together to design—of all things —a user-friendly North Avenue department store stocked with original items, organized by merchandise departments (accessories, housewares, furnishings, etc.) rather than individual participants. The 75 vendors who’d signed on—without fee or the possibility of …Read More »
Movers and Makers Meet six Baltimore artisans, part of a veritable army of local craftspeople who manufacture quality work on a small scale.
Rachel Bone [ Art with heart ] Rachel Bone of Red Prairie Press owes her decision to start her own business to two unrelated catalysts: a terrible boss and a bout of near-frostbite from working in her studio shed one night. “It occurred to me that, even in those miserable …Read More »
Here’s the Beefcake Hunky Hampden Everymen Pose for Two Playful Photo Calendars to Support the Hampden Family Center.
One evening this past summer, a trio of Hampden entrepreneurs–Genco Pura’s Lou Catelli, the Charmery’s Dave Alima and Corner Charcuterie Bar’s Bernard Dehaene–sat in Dehaene’s restaurant drinking and thinking, when he hit upon an idea that lit up the table: Why not create a winking beefcake-style calendar featuring fellow neighborhood …Read More »
Two of A kind How the musical duo Neville Jacobs met in an unlikely place that sealed their collaborative fate.
If it wasn’t for Cris Jacobs’ and Ivan Neville’s penchant for playing poker, a powerhouse collaboration between the renowned Baltimore and New Orleans musicians might never have come to pass. While Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Jacobs’ The Bridge (the storied Baltimore band he fronted until 2011) crossed paths several times over …Read More »
We chatted with MICA President Sammy Hoi about his love of all things artisan-made, his favorite things about life in Baltimore and how he’s strategizing to bring back manufacturing to his new home city—via an entrepreneurial program of study. >> How are you enjoying making Baltimore your home city? Love …Read More »
The passing of time and the collection of memory can be as physical as they are experiential. The poignant work of Baltimore-based artist Michelle Dickson explores this juxtaposition through her collection, “Neither Mine Nor Yours.” As a process-oriented artist, Dickson began with a cast of her own face combined with …Read More »