The exhibit at The Baltimore Museum of Art culminates in a Late Night closing reception on October 1st, from 7pm – 11pm. The event will give 2011 award winning performing artists the opportunity to really show us their stuff, including Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners Audrey Chen and Shodekeh Talifero.
In the meantime, video footage is on display at the exhibit to illustrate the performing winner’s work. Filmed by Joe Rubino, Shodekeh’s video demonstrates his beatboxing talents, vocalizing everything from drum sets, turntables, ocean waves, and sleigh bells. Collaborating with other artists and performers, the video articulates an elaborate visual context to his work, as previewed in this teaser clip:
And speaking of Shodekeh, guess who we ran into at The Baker Artist Awards exhibit at the BMA last weekend…
Shodekeh and 2010 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winner Peter Minkler stopped by to check out the exhibit on Saturday! Shodekeh and Peter are no strangers to one another- they worked together back in February ’11 on a performance at Community Concerts at Second: Music For All (click here to see their performance). Here they are posing in front of Audrey Chen’s video in the exhibit.
Also in attendance was Erin Fitzpatrick, who you may recognize as the painter in the teaser video above. Keep up the great work, Erin!
Hanging out in Gary Kachadourian’s “Interior/Exterior” installation, Shodekeh put on an impromptu performance with gallery visitors Noah Opitz and Randi Dublin. Ann Shafer, who curated this year’s exhibit, managed to capture the spontaneous concert on her iPhone. Check it out: