February 24, 2024

artfcity

Art Shines Through

Baltimore News: Rebecca Hoffberger, Adam Frank, Sheri Booker

Huge Fish: The Artful Perform of Cara Ober, Founding Editor of BmoreArt
by Marion Wink
Printed December 7 in Baltimore Fishbowl

Excerpt: I achieved Cara Ober at the BmoreArt business office and gallery in the converted storefront at 2519 N. Charles Road where by it shares room with 1 of its supporters, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. Colourful paintings hold on the partitions of a huge, sq. space an inviting arrangement of couches and chairs floats at its heart. The coffee table holds the most current editions of the journal — The Collect Problem (13) and The Setting Issue (14) — as properly as a pair of bowls of Halloween candy that Ober lifted from her twelve-yr-old son.

“We experienced only been in here a couple months when the pandemic strike,” Ober explained. “Rather than canceling the shows we had now promised to artists, we put in a projector on the ceiling and had the entrance home windows frosted. We held openings out on the road. And now, we still job art just about every day after dark.”

Artistic remedies connecting local artists with the local community is a topic that came up all over again and again in our discussion, for the duration of which I came to recognize that Ober has profoundly impacted the circumstance of the visible arts in Baltimore by looking at what is missing in the infrastructure and filling that place — with media protection, with functions, with exhibitions, with studio tours, with speaker series, and much more. In reality, I walked out of there considering, Ober IS the infrastructure of the artwork environment in Baltimore. Well, she and a couple of museums or whatsoever.