Saturday, February 20th Open Studios: 6 – 8pm Featuring the live / work studio spaces of Amy Sherald, Christopher Kojzar, Tyler Hildebrand, Cameron Shojaei, Amanda J. Fiore, Kate MacKinnon, Tiffany C. Lange, & Paul Rucker. We swing the doors wide open to The Patterson and all of its studios for a FREE PARTY to celebrate our Resident Artist program! Explore open studios, two resident-oriented exhibitions, and enjoy a free performance by Rye Rye, beatboxing phenomenon Shodekeh, and MORE! This annual event typically attracts over 300 visitors and provides a unique opportunity to connect one-on-one with the artists of the Creative Alliance. This is also an excellent opportunity to investigate the studios of the Patterson if you are planning to apply for residency yourself. The 1 – 3 year program is currently accepting applications for one vacancy in the summer of 2016. The residency program is open to artists of all disciplines. Shodekeh gallery performance: 8pm Join former resident and internationally acclaimed vocal artist Shodekeh Talifero in the gallery for a short, audience-participatory musical experience. Shodekeh will wield the gallery’s natural bouncy sonic atmosphere to shape and mold a completely unique soundscape. Selected artists and any audience that chooses to participate will keep the sound evolving as Shodekeh leads the crowd into the theater for the very special, free performance by hip hop sensation Rye Rye. Rye Rye theater performance: 8:30pm RYE RYE dominates the dance floor with a hardcore club style that incorporates Baltimore club, electro, and hip hop - all delivered with her unique voice. Recently, she has been creating new work with a powerful sound and an equally danceable vibe. For the Open House, Rye Rye is sure to set the Patterson on fire.