A Change of Place: Maryland Art Place Builds a New Future

Grand Opening set at Power Plant Live!

Power Plant Live! is Baltimore’s new entertainment district, developed by The Cordish Company

BALTIMORE, MD – On April 27, 2001, urban-entertainment developer The Cordish Company will welcome the opening of Maryland Art Place at Power Plant Live! MAP, formerly located at 218 West Saratoga Street, will celebrate it’s Grand Opening with a cocktail reception on Friday, April 27 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Guests will be welcomed into the new gallery space through an innovative artistic wall of sound created by local performance artists. In the gallery, two new exhibits will simultaneously debut: Remembering the Present and A Change of Place.

Remembering the Present is a segment of a larger project, DC Citypiece: Monuments at the Millenium – a year long, city wide millennium celebration inviting the people of the District of Columbia to explore the concept of monuments through a variety of programs involving the visual arts and music. The project was originated by the Kreeger Museum in collaboration with the Kennedy Center, National Public Radio, and the National Symphony Orchestra, and includes more than a dozen community partners. The exhibition examines the theme of monuments through the eyes of contemporary artists. Remembering the Present runs through May 26, 2001.

A Change of Place: Photographs by Joseph Hyde is a series of photographs that document the transformation of MAP’s new gallery – from it’s beginnings as an abandoned, neglected space on Baltimore Street to it’s current status as a stunning new gallery at the heart of the Power Plant Live! Entertainment District. A Change of Place runs through May 26, 2001.

Maryland Art Place is a non-profit organization founded to help increase the visibility of regional artists and stimulate the creativity of the region’s artistic community. It is accessible to people of all ages and is an ideal setting for special events and receptions.

Maryland Art Place at Power Plant Live!, Baltimore’s new Entertainment District at Market Place, is joined by Howl at the Moon, Have A Nice Day Café, Bar Baltimore, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Havana Club, and Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Other tenants to open this spring include: McFadden’s Irish Pub, Babalu Cuban Grill, Mondo Bondo Pizza and Pasta, and Improv Comedy Club.

The Cordish Company, a Baltimore-based development company, was founded in 1967 and is one of the country’s leading and most respected developers of entertainment projects in the United States. Other recent developments of The Cordish Company include The Power Plant in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Bayou Place in Houston Texas, and Charleston Place in Charleston South Carolina. Cordish specializes in entertainment retail centers and has won an unprecedented five Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence, the highest possible national award for excellence in development. No other developer in the United States has equaled this achievement. The company presently owns and manages in excess of ten million square feet of commercial space and was recently awarded major development contracts with Atlantic City, New Jersey; Hampton, Virginia; and Hollywood and Tampa, Florida.

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