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  • Like/Dislike with Baltimore artist Lauren Boilini

    Like/Dislike with Baltimore artist Lauren Boilini
    In 2006, local painter Lauren Boilini left the Midwest for graduate school in Baltimore, and she never left. She stayed to teach and become a part of the art community, and now is a painting and drawing instructor at MICA. Boilini, 29, was born in...
  • Glimpsed at the "Hope in the Harbor Gala": Maura Imel

    Maura Imel, 22, showed off what she calls her "simple, elegant" style at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's fourth annual Hope in the Harbor Gala at the American Visionary Art Museum. The Rollins College senior wore a navy chiffon Lush shift and a...
  • MICA president Fred Lazarus to retire at end of 2014 academic year

    MICA president Fred Lazarus to retire at end of 2014 academic year
    As President Fred Lazarus IV expanded the Maryland Institute College of Art over the past 35 years and helped turn it into one of the nation's leading arts colleges, supporters say, he has also focused on Baltimore — to the betterment of his college...
  • Through mud, sand and water, kinetic sculpture racers go for glory

    Through mud, sand and water, kinetic sculpture racers go for glory
    It was just after noon Saturday and a large blue-crab-mobile was drifting out into the harbor with four students from Arbutus Middle School aboard and unable to steer. The problem? A thrown sock puppet that had damaged their controls. The absurd moment...
  • A kinetic proposal

    A kinetic proposal
    It's not every day a giant pink poodle assists with a marriage proposal. On May 4, Bob Keefer, 38, proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Erin Alexander, 30, at the 15th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. Unbeknownst to Alexander, Keefer arranged with...
  • Ocean Gallery marks 50 wild-and-wacky years on the boardwalk

    Ocean Gallery marks 50 wild-and-wacky years on the boardwalk
    All summer long, even on the hottest days, a gentleman in a tuxedo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk. Locals and vacationers scurry over to find out what he's up to. The man is Joe Kro-Art, owner of Ocean Gallery, and if he's not playing boardwalk...
  • Quilts for kindness: Students collaborate with American Visionary Art Museum on quilt project

    Quilts for kindness: Students collaborate with American Visionary Art Museum on quilt project
    In the fight against bullying, local high school students have stitched together their thoughts and feelings through quilts. More than 130 National Arts Honor Society students from Howard County participated in “Kindness Works,” an...
  • AVAM's 'Human, Soul & Machine' explores technology's power

    AVAM's 'Human, Soul & Machine' explores technology's power
    Kenny Irwin Jr. has seen the future, and it is fast and fierce — intergalactic travelers catching flights from an Afghan spaceport, extraterrestrials so weary of human warfare they swoop down and blast away our weapons. The 39-year-old artist says...
  • Wedded: Kimberly Reis and Mario Soto

    Wedded: Kimberly Reis and Mario Soto
    Date: Aug. 10 Her story: Kimberly "Kimi" Reis, 29, grew up in Pigtown. She has worked in the dental field for 11 years and is a practice administrator at Elliott Family Dentistry in Linthicum. Her mother, Pam Reis, and grandparents, Bill and Shirley...
  • Great Baltimore cocktails, Beads Before Barrels at Mr. Rain's Funhouse

    Great Baltimore cocktails, Beads Before Barrels at Mr. Rain's Funhouse
    I'm on a mission to revel in as much of autumn's bounty as I can. Yes, I said "autumn's bounty." Can you blame me? It took this season long enough to get here. So in celebration, I (my taste buds, really) am devouring apples and spice and any and...
  • Read it | Baltimore Outreach Services cookbook

    Read it | Baltimore Outreach Services cookbook
    A new cookbook developed with local chef Connie Crabtree-Burritt shares more than 200 recipes the whole family can enjoy, and should spark some interesting conversations as well. In addition to food, “BOS Cooks” features stories from...