06.15.2013 to 07.21.2013

Baltimore From Many Perspectives

Opening reception: Saturday, June 15, 2013 6-8 pm
Baltimore From Many Perspectives is an exhibition featuring nine interconnected Baltimore artists and young artists and dancers from ConneXions School for the Arts, a middle/high school on Baltimore's west side. In this exhibition, each artist chosen to participate by the curator was a part of selecting the remaining artists. Each artist was asked to invite an artist that he or she is connected to but also different from. The exhibition grew organically to include artists of many backgrounds and various mediums including painting, digital media, sound, ceramic, printmaking, mixed media and performance.

Curated by Sarah McCann, this exhibition includes work of Person Ablach, Robert Bilek, John Bohl, Colin Campbell, Jenny Graf, Paula Phillips, Olivia Robinson, Ernest Shaw and Christine Stiver and students from ConneXions School for the Arts who worked with Paula Phillips to create artwork for the exhibition and dance pieces that will be performed at the opening.

D center Baltimore is hosting the exhibition from June 15 to July 21, 2013. The opening reception will be held on June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. D center is located at 16 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218. Gallery is open on Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Please call 646-573-5509 to schedule. During Artscape the gallery will be open Friday, July 19, from 5 to 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Whose City is it Anyway?!
Tuesday, June 18th 7pm
An improv exploring the different perspectives of the great people of Charles & North Ave.
Hosted by Cre3Sol

Open Hours
Saturday, June 29th 1-5pm

An Evening with Olivia Robinson
Saturday, June 29th 6pm
Join artist Olivia Robinson for a night at the exhibition. BYOB.

Design Conversation 54
Tuesday, July 2nd 6pm
Design Conversation 54 is about how art and design can be used as a catalyst to bring people together, start conversation and encourage understanding. Speakers will include Fred Scharmen of D center Baltimore, curator Deana Hagag, artist C. Ryan Patterson, writer Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, and Sarah McCann, curator of Baltimore From Many Perspectives, D center's current partner exhibition. Hear about how partnerships are forged through art, design and culture. Panelists will discuss how they have built relationships, exhibitions and organizations through shared experiences, innovative ideas and critical dialogue.
***Please note this event will be held at the Windup Space, 12 W North Ave.***

Jubilee Arts Visit
Wednesday, July 3rd
Youth from Jubilee Arts Explore Bmore summer program will be visiting the exhibition. If you are interested in bringing a group of students to see the show, please contact Sarah McCann at 646-573-5509.

Open Hours
Saturday, July 6th 1-5pm

Open Hours
Saturday, July 13th 1-5pm

Performance by Jenny Graf
Saturday, July 13th 4pm
The Stone Carving Oraclestra explores the spaces between non-material and matter via sound sculptures that react to the world around them. Through the material of large Maryland native Stone, the Oraclestra divines sounds that offer insight into questions posed by the audience.

Screening/Discussion: Black Athena
Saturday, July 20th 6pm
Please join us for the viewing of the extended version of the short documentary Black Athena. The documentary explores the work of Martin Bernal, whose three-volume work Black Athena "ignited an academic debate by arguing that the African and Semitic lineage of Western civilization had been scrubbed from the record of ancient Greece by 18th- and 19th-century historians steeped in the racism of their times," according to his obituary in the New York Times. A guided discussion will follow the screening.

Artxcape Open Hours
Friday, July 19th 5-7pm
Saturday July 20th 1-6pm
Sunday, July 21st 2-6pm
Last chance to view the exhibition before it closes! Stop by D Center on your way to or from Artscape.

Information about additional events and programming will be posted at and

10.05.2012 to 10.21.2012

Baltimore Modernism Project

D center Baltimore kicks off The Baltimore Modernism Project with a show of renderings from the archives of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. 14 original renderings from between 1946 and 1970 form the core of this show, alongside a rendering and drawings of Mies van der Rohe's Highfield House, on loan from the Highfield House board, contemporary photography by Jeremy Kargon, and more.

This show will be at D center Baltimore's North Avenue Market location, 16 W. N. Ave, from Oct. 5th through Oct. 21st. Please join us for an opening reception on Oct. 5th, from 6-8pm. Watch for further gallery hours and other events.

This incarnation of the Baltimore Modernism Project is curated by Fred Scharmen, Michael Stanton, and Jeremy Kargon, with assistance from Gabriel Kroiz, Marian Glebes, and Tracey Clark.

D center Baltimore is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

09.21.2012 to 10.24.2012

House Show

HOUSE SHOW studies and celebrates the idea of the rowhouse as storyteller. Co-curated by Marianne Amoss, Marian April Glebes, Sarah McCann, and Jessica Young of D center Baltimore, the exhibit examines how these familiar structures serve as narratives, recording and telling our personal stories and the stories of streets, neighborhoods, and entire cities. What are the stories contained within rowhouse walls? How do rowhouses reveal how we live now, and how we used to live?

In keeping with the interdisciplinary mission of both Case[werks] and D center Baltimore, HOUSE SHOW features work in a variety of mediums and by a range of artists, representing architecture, photography, sculpture, oral history, and more.

The exhibit is at Urbanite @ Case[werks] from September 21 through October 24, 2012. The opening reception will be held on September 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Complementary programming will take place during the exhibit, both in the gallery and at off-site venues. Additional information about these events is forthcoming.

Urbanite @ Case[werks] is located at 1501 St. Paul Street, Suite 116, Baltimore, MD 21202. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 410-332-4160.

ABOUT URBANITE @ CASE[WERKS] in collaboration with D center Baltimore
Urbanite @ Case[werks] serves as a showcase of Station North and other Baltimore artists for audiences traveling into Baltimore’s Penn Station, thereby expanding the audience for local artists and the local and regional recognition of Station North. By highlighting interdisciplinary work, the exhibitions in Urbanite @ Case[werks] draw participants and audience from diverse fields including architecture, fine arts, photography, design, and more. Urbanite @ Case[werks] is a collaboration between Urbanite magazine and Case[werks] and is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

03.03.2012 to 04.14.2012

Women: An Exhibition

What makes women awesome? Who are the amazing women you know? How have they impacted your life and work? What effect have they had on the world? Women: An Exhibition invites participating artists and designers of all genders to create work that celebrates the incredible women they have known, loved, and been influenced by. It is a chance to recognize and pay homage to all that the women in our lives have contributed to us.

By showcasing the work of female artists and designers, exhibiting work about women’s roles in industry, and including projects about women known personally (colleagues, family, friends, mentors, role models, etc.), this show celebrates all the facets and roles of women in our lives.

Curated by Sarah McCann, Women includes work by 39 artists from across the nation, 27 of whom work in Maryland (as well as one local Baltimore community organization) and 11 who hail from Colorado, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

11.10.2011 to 11.28.2011

Network (Temporary Permanent Collection)

In the past three years, D center Baltimore has been working hard to advocate for design awareness in the Baltimore community and beyond. With our recent expansion into the 218 Saratoga Street storefront gallery, D center @ MAP, and with our receipt of the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Placemaking Grant for our proposal with Maryland Institute College of Art, Central Baltimore Partnership, and Station North Arts and Entertainment District, we feel now is the time to revisit the questions that inspired our big tent: “Does Baltimore need a design center? If so, what would it look like, and what can it do?”

Network (Temporary Permanent Collection) re-roots and re-inspires the birth of the conversation that lead to the inception of D center: multiple disciplines, ages, and interests, convening on a moment en masse to excite and ignite design discourse in the city. The show features work, projects, and research from contributors, colleagues, and constituents of the design center’s past, present, and future that demonstrate their relationship to design. As an institution built of relationships and collaborations, Network (Temporary Permanent Collection) uses the free-hung salon as a medium to make permanent bonds with invested parties, adding to our collective network rather than physical acquisitions.

09.05.2011 to 09.23.2011


D center @ MAP announces H2OMG, its second exhibition in its storefront gallery at 218 Saratoga Street. H2OMG responds to and expands on the geographic and conceptual boundaries challenged by University of Virginia School of Architecture Professors Robin Dripps, Lucia Phinney, and Jorg Sieweke at Design Conversation #28: Re-envisioning Public Infrastructure. Sieweke’s work explores the future of the Jones Falls River that once shaped the city and has been neglected and buried in an underground culvert to make room for an inner city expressway, while Dripps and Phinney’s studies reveal the potential for a new form of local infrastructure including intersecting networks of rainwater harvesting, collection, and distribution; local agricultural production, processing and sales; and local material salvaging, repurposing, and commercial distribution. A portion of the work in the exhibition was created by students in Sieweke’s graduate design studio at UVA.

H2OMG highlights their research and discourse surrounding the Jones Falls River, past, present, and future, and introduces local voices to the conversation by inviting Baltimore projects that investigate water, urban resources, watersheds, and conceptual and participatory gestures. Biohabitats, whose company mission is to “restore the earth and inspire ecological stewardship” through innovative conservation and regenerative design, will install a living wetland, removed from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, in the gallery to accompany their research and action on behalf of the city’s water systems. 

Additional participants include but are not limited to Blue Water Baltimore. Curatorial/exhibition design assistance provided by Daphne Lasky, who received her M.Arch. from UVA in 2011.