March 19

The phrase "starving artist" is thrown around too liberally and pejoratively, but the fact remains that it is really hard to maintain your art practice (and show and sell your work) while working a day job or three, paying your bills and rent, feeding yourself, crying, and so on. And that art schools sometimes create a culture of competition—you've got to stand out, be an individual—rather than collectivity doesn't help. But in Baltimore, we have so many artists, collectives, and artist-run spaces and galleries that see the value in collaborative work and shared knowledge and how art can be empowering and enriching. This idea is central to Dwelaa, a collective formed last year by Theresa Chromati and Janjay Matthews. The first iteration of Dwelaa's quarterly speaker series, LINGOSERIES, brings together David Ibata, Sheila Crider, and Morgan Monceaux—emerging, mid-career, and senior-level artists—to talk about their work's subject matter, the art world, the real world, and more. 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Exittheapple Artspace, 2334 Guilford Ave,, free. (Rebekah Kirkman)

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