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Posted 6/23/2010

FEEL THE BURN Curators Cathy Byrd, Susan Richmond, and Jillian Hernandez included Miami artist Susan Lee-Chun in this past February's Maryland Art Place exhibition Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, but you didn't find Lee-Chun's work in the gallery. Instead, Lee-Chun's contribution started with a March recruitment campaign and makes its second public Baltimore stop June 23. "Suz-ercising it up in Baltimore" is Lee-Chun's "faux-real fitness program," which comes with its own official training guide, instructions on how to make your own training gear--which sort of makes you look like a member of a futurist bee army--and even videos for workout sequences. Participants get to Suze-ercising today at the Inner Harbor at 6 p.m. Visit mdartplace.org for more information.

TALKING ARTS The Washington, D.C. Americans for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that advocates for advancing the arts in America, and it celebrates its 50th year with its annual conference in Baltimore. Running June 25-27 at various locations around town, this Half-Century Summit offers the opportunity for "artists, elected officials, foundation and corporate representatives, volunteers, patrons, activists, journalists, educators, economic developers, and urban planners" to talk about how the arts impact their communities. Speakers include John Waters and Arianna Huffington, attending artists include Mel Chin and Fred Wilson, and panels include discussions of new nonprofit building models and arts bloggers. Visit convention.artsusa.org for full schedule and details.

OPENINGS Lormina Salter Fellowship artist Haejung Lee's Route opens June 26 at Baltimore Clayworks. From Mexico to Maine: Photographs by Duncan Whitaker opens June 29 at the Evergreen Museum and Library with a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

CLOSINGS Lauren Boilini's dizzying Wolf Like Me installation paintings close June 27 at the Metro Gallery. Deck the Walls--Gallery 788's first skateboard/graffiti show--closes June 27.

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