RON ANTHONY’S “ALL DRESSED UP” ON DISPLAY AT BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower welcomes the “All Dressed Up: A Legacy of Cross-Dressing Men in Entertainment” exhibition. The showcase from Baltimore-based artist Ron Anthony features portraits of the city’s own Devine, Dame Edna, RuPaul and other entertainers. “All Dressed Up” is on display from Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, April 25, 2015. Guests have an opportunity to view the exhibition, meet the artist and enjoy refreshments at a free reception on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is a facility of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street.
Ron Anthony’s whimsical oil-based marker drawings and paintings depict an array of international male entertainers in hilarious and colorful states of cross-dress, appearing in distinguished yearbook-style portraits. In “All Dressed Up,” Anthony seeks to question how minstrel shows of the past have influenced the style and dress of modern day entertainers. Through his work, he also explores the ways men of different regions, nationalities and backgrounds managed to escape the suit, earn their rights of passage and achieve a greater sense of freedom, pride and success through cross-dress.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits. Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($5).
For more information on “All Dressed Up,” call 443-263-4352. For more information on Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, call 443-874-3596 or visit www.bromoseltzertower.com.