Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods. But at the heart of the city, there’s Bromo. On this eleven block stretch, with the legendary Howard Street at its core, cultural history and a dynamic, boundary-pushing art scene meet in a way that’s particular to Baltimore.
She's baaaaack. Did you know Le Mondo is in an arts district here in Baltimore? Well, now you do - the Bromo Art District! Twice a year Le Mondo hosts an open house for their Bromo Arts Walk. Join us for the last one of 2023!
Visit Le Mondo and all our art buddies on Thursday, August 24, from 5PM - 9PM with an afterparty at the nearby Hippodrome after 9PM.
Over 30 creative organizations and 100 artists are participating in the Bromo Art Walk to bring you a night filled with unique performances, exhibits, tours, and more. The event is free but you can register to get free afterparty tickets, event updates, and access to special district discounts.
What's Happening at Le Mondo for the Bromo Art Walk?
During the Bromo Arts Walk, enjoy bar specials and music at Le Mondo all throughout the night, 5PM - 9PM. We will have an ongoing interactive installation from Laure Drogoul, plus special theater/performance art and live music performances will occur from 7:30PM - 9:00PM. Learn more about the performers below:
Laure Drogoul (Theater/Performance), Bao Nguyen (Theater/Performance), and Scott Patterson (Music) with Mike Alfieri (Music)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Bao Nguyen (they/them) is an experimental vocalist and performance artist born in Vietnam and based in Baltimore. Through performance, sound, video and interactive media, Bao’s practice examines oral traditions to reconsider the history of Vietnamese nation-building and devise new connections between ourselves and the landscape.
Bao completed their BFA at Maryland Institute College of Art and is pursuing their MFA at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Follow them at @baobaobao78
Laure Drogoul (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist, olfactory spelunker, and cobbler of situations who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Laure works with a wide range of media including sculpture, performance, and events that invite the viewer to be an active participant. She has exhibited and performed widely, including The International House of Japan in Tokyo, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art, PS122 and The Center for Architecture in New York as well as many street corners, vacant lots, alleys, and underutilized urban spaces. She has received Maryland State Artist Awards and a Franklin Furnace Award for performance art and has been a recipient of a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship. In 2006 Ms. Drogoul was honored with Baltimore’s Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize.
Laure Drogoul founded The 14Karat Cabaret, an artist-run performance project located at Maryland Art Place for over 30 years, and is a co-organizer and curator of the Transmodern Festival, a festival of provocative works by cultural experimenters from Baltimore and beyond.
Follow her at @lauredrogoul
Scott Patterson (he/him) is a pianist, composer and librettist of incomparable talent. His blend of jazz, classical, soul and rock music is futuristic, emotive and luxuriant. His compositions have been performed for audiences at numerous venues, such as, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Belfast Festival at Queen’s, White Bird, The Joyce Theater, and Debartolo Performing Arts Center.
Patterson’s compositions are featured in Camille A. Brown’s Bessie Award winning concert dance work, Mr. TOL E. RAncE and in Ms. Brown’s Black Girl: Linguistic Play and ink. Most recently, you can hear his work as composer of the score for Tina Canady’s film, Breathing Black. Patterson is co-founder and Artistic Director of Afro House, a Baltimore-based art house committed to creating disruptive music culture. Through Afro House, Patterson leads the Astronaut Symphony, a contemporary ensemble that creates symphonic performance art pieces. His compositions for the ensemble include the Afrofuturistic sci-fi opera-ballet, Cloud Nebula and the sci-fi tone poem Ebon
Kojo: The Last Tribe. He also serves as the music director and composer for the Afro House Concert Series.
Follow his work at @afrohousebaltimore
Mike Alfieri (he/him) is a drummer and musician born in New York now living in Baltimore, MD. Working in all corners of music creation Mike has established himself as a cutting-edge player in creative music circles and with popular recording artists. His work has been featured on NPR, Bandcamp, Paste, the BBC as well as in Pitchfork and Modern Drummer Magazine.
Follow him at @mikealfieri