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Baltimore Style’s Arts coverage includes the latest news on local artists, musicians, exhibits, museums and more.

Poetic License

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 …

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Intimate Details

“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Q&A Reality Star: Six Questions for Sammy Hoi

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 …

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Future Tense

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 …

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