Proudly brought to you by Exhibition Development Seminar program at MICA and Friends of EDS
The Workin’ the Tease exhibition opens April 22nd at 5pm. The Best of Baltimore begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm.
This ticketed event will include live Burlesque performances, music, a themed dinner, auctions of merchandise and artwork. Proceeds from this event will help EDS further our development of Workin’ the Tease and will kick off our celebration of Baltimore’s incredible Burlesque scene.
Click here to check out our fundraiser’s online ticket leap.
Saturday, March 1st. Area 405. 7-10pm
405 E Oliver St. Baltimore, MD 21202
Workin’ the Tease and Bolton Hill’s Beehive Hair Salon team up for an evening of hair, make-up and costuming in the Burlesque style. Come be entertained while learning about the aesthetic culture surrounding Burlesque, including hair styles and costume staples like the pasty and the corset, from local Burlesque performers.
Friday, March 7th. Graduate Studio Center. 6-9pm
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
Workin’ the Tease and MICA’s own Burlesque Troupe are opening the doors for non-MICA community members to come get a taste of the world of Burlesque, while learning about the concepts behind creating a storyline, character development, costume fabrication, dance, and performance. This fun and informative workshop will feature Burlesque performers as teachers, and guest speakers to share their experience as well as tips and tricks on making your own Burlesque costume. Participants will learn how to use their bodies in dancing and performance to create a character and convey a story.
Friday, March 28th. MICA Fitness Center. 6-9pm.
1501 Mt Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217
A panel discussion featuring local performers giving valuable insight into the theories that inspire their performances, and the ways in which they use their bodies to tell stories. Audience members are invited to ask questions, and take the opportunity to get to know the performers as artists and everyday Baltimore residents. Attendants of “Baltimore Undresses Burlesque” will receive special insight into the exciting world of Burlesque before the opening of Workin’ the Tease.
Thursday, April 17th. Falvey Hall. 4-6pm
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
To celebrate the gallery opening, we will be hosting a “Best of Baltimore” Night of Burlesque on the main stage of the Lyric Opera House. Baltimore-based Burlesquers have created a series of acts inspired by Charm City. Not only do these acts pay homage to Baltimore, they also illustrate the growth of Burlesque throughout history by representing Burlesque sub-groups such as neo-Burlesque, boolesque, boylesque, acroburlesque, and more!
Tuesday, April 22nd. Modell Lyric Opera House.
5-9pm 140 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
This program welcomes participants to learn about Baltimore printing history, while gaining an appreciation and understanding of historical Burlesque posters through printing their own. Held in MICA’s own Dolphin Building, the home of Globe Letterpress’ historical block collection, this workshop allows for participants to design their own dance/Burlesque poster through a contemporary perspective.
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Sunday, April 27th. Dolphin Building. 10am-1pm
1000 Dolphin St. Baltimore, MD 21217
04/23/2014 – Lyric Opera House glitters with MICA’s burlesque tribute: Workin’ the Tease
04/22/2014 – Paco Fish: Boylesque star brings wry wink to Workin’ the Tease
04/03/2014 – MICA ‘Workin’ the Tease’ offers a taste of burlesque with the pros
03/04/2014 – MICA students produce stellar ‘Workin’ the Tease’ fundraiser
02/27/2014 – Workin’ the Tease: MICA kicks off upcoming exhibition with fundraiser at Area 405
Exhibition Development Seminar would, literally, be nothing without its founder, George Ciscle. George created EDS to provide artists with the opportunity to learn all aspects of the process of producing an exhibition. Curatorial Practice faculty, Jeffry Cudlin and Marcus Civin, and Graduate Teaching Intern, Caitlin Melvin-Tucker provided feedback and advice in class sessions throughout the academic year. Their experience was valuable in the development of Workin’ the Tease.
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Friends of EDS is the institutional account where Exhibition Development Seminar receives direct donations. These donations come from anonymous donors, EDS Alumni, MICA Alumni, friends, and family of EDS Members. These donations give us the means to implement educational events, create, and publicize our exhibition.
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Our sub-teams could not have been as successful without the help of our mentors: Jeremy Hoffman (Design), Kate Barutha (Education), Sandy Triolo (Website), Kriston Capps (Communications), and Jeffry Cudlin (Management and Curatorial). They contributed their time to attend meetings, class presentations, and educational events. Their expertise and insight prepared us for the hurdles we encountered during the early stages of our planning.
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Area 405 is a non-profit, historic warehouse, committed to supporting and strengthening the Station North Arts and Entertainment District in the heart of Baltimore. Area 405 provides studio spaces, gallery space and event space for working Baltimore artists. EDS would like to thank Stewart Watson and Kim Farmer of Area 405 for their time and dedication to Workin’ the Tease, and also for housing our March 1st fundraiser.
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Sugar the Shop is a mission driven sex toy store that provides a shame-free, sex positive environment for customers of all genders, orientations, and race to embrace their own unique sexuality. EDS thanks Sugar the Shop for working with us during our March 1st fundraiser, and continued interest in Workin’ the Tease.
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For more than a century, the Modell Lyric Opera House has been one of Baltimore’s most lively and important institutions. Since its beginnings, the Lyric has become a more viable facility for a variety of shows. EDS would like to thank Cathy Grayson and Michelle Modell of The Lyric for allowing Workin’ the Tease to be housed in this beautiful and historic Baltimore landmark.
Click here to learn more about the Modell Lyric Opera House.
EDS would like to thank Globe Poster Collection, MICA alum Allison Fisher and faculty Mary Mashburn for sharing their skill, space, and love of Globe. Without their generosity to Workin’ the Tease, our entire aesthetic would have been lacking a huge, integral, part of Baltimore art and culture.
Click here to learn more about the Globe Poster Collection.
This exhibition would have been virtually impossible without the creative power of the past and present Baltimore Burlesque performers. EDS and Workin’ the Tease is grateful for the creativity of each performer and commitment they have to the art of Baltimore Burlesque.
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The Burlesque Hall of Fame documents the history of American Burlesque and honors contemporary Burlesque through its annual Miss Exotic World Pageant.
Sean Scheidt is a photographer whose current project, juxtaposing Burlesque performers in their everyday clothes with their costumes, will be showcased in Workin’ the Tease.
Janelle Smith, collects Burlesque memorabilia and researches the lives of Burlesque performers from the 1940s-50s. EDS thanks her for generously lending artifacts to the exhibition, and for her guest essay contribution to our catalog.
Click on their names to learn more about each of our contributors.
Dr. Lucky is a Burlesque performer, instructor, producer, curator, and host. Her alter ego is published and presents regularly at academic conferences. EDS thanks Dr. Lucky for collaborating with us during our event, “Baltimore Undresses Burlesque” and for her guest essay contribution to our catalog
Ms. Aishia Bee is a well-known Baltimore hairdresser. While her salon was unfortunately closed, she still maintains a dedicated and professional work ethic, and love for hair styling. EDS would like to thank her for her time and creativity during our event, “Hair and Burlesque.”
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The MICA Health and Wellness Center hosts a variety of classes and programs to help students maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. EDS would like to thank them for collaborating with us on our event, “A Taste of Burlesque With the Pros”.
MICA’s Burlesque Troupe, also known as the GalHaus Revue is a group inspired by and dedicated to all things Burlesque. EDS thanks the GalHaus Revue for their continued support and collaborations throughout our process.
Click on their names to learn more about each MICA organization.
The EDS class of 2013-2014 has been dedicated to Baltimore Burlesque, its art and history since our first day. This group of intelligent, creative, and hardworking individuals have made great strides to create the exhibition that is Workin’ the Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque. EDS is proud to share this exhibition with the public and begin what they hope can be a revived and thoughtful conversation on Baltimore Burlesque.
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