Second Chance Community Spotlight Festival | Installation Opening
Friday, July 15 • 3-5pm
@ Second Chance
During July and August, we will be hosting and celebrating several local installation and mural artists! Please join us at Second Chance on Friday, July 15, from 3 – 5 p.m. for an official installation opening that showcases this eclectic group of talented artists. Sweet Satisfaction Ice Cream Truck and Thread Coffee will be serving up some goodies to enjoy while you wander and wonder!
Kelly Walker: Kelly Walker uses a wide range of atypical materials pushing mediums past their intended purpose- creating works referencing graffiti, landscape and color field. Her work absorbs the beauty, chaos and reality of Baltimore City. In an immense labor of love, Walter transformed a rundown auto shop in the heart of the city into a live/work space that has been featured in Baltimore Magazine as a work of art in its self-boasting the work of other local artists.
Kimberly George Art: Kimberly George is a sculpture artist whose work highlights the fluid nature of fabric. Both modern and minimal, yet intricate and inviting, her work is versatile and translates to many design styles. Her collection of sculpture painting is created from plaster and fabric with attention to texture and color.
Stephanie Garon: Stephanie’s artwork investigates the vulnerability of nature to humanity. The juxtaposition of natural objects against industrial materials exposés dichotomies of formality/fragility and permanence/impermanence. A contemporary twist on the Arte Povera movement, her internationally exhibited work addresses climate crisis politics and mediates attention to the materials themselves. Her contemplative spaces explore how we, as people, interrupt the natural world around us.
Mike McConnell Art: Mike’s paintings, drawings, and constructions are fueled by life experiences and nature. He works intuitively, combining, editing, and recombining marks into compositions that are unexpectedly recognizable. He does not set out to tell a story, but his many years as an illustrator inevitably weave their way into his work.
Katie Pumphrey: Katie, an open water swimmer, has lived and worked in the Highlandtown Arts District for 10 years. She can be found most days in her studio at Crown Cork & Seal working on her hand build large canvases, allowing her to customize the size of her acrylic and spray paint-covered works Recently, she has expanded her work to include sculptural pieces made using inflatable plastic beach toys filled with spray foam and fiber filling, which she exhibits as large hanging sculpture. Her work explores the tension and connection between chaos and calm and she of ten pulls inspiration from the water and swimming.
Stephanie Mercedes: Stephanie Mercedes is an uncategorized Queer Latinx artist who choreographs large-scale performances and installations based in sound. Mercedes transforms weapons into musical installations and works of art. Mercedes has exhibited and performed at the Bronx Museum, the Queens Museum, the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, and the National Gallery of Art.
Iandry Randriamandroso: Iandry Randriamandroso is a Muralist and a Graphic and Community Artist. He specializes in graphic and mixed media art-making that focuses on environmental and social subjects. He uses his artworks as educational tools to facilitate inclusive and hands-on presentations, community arts workshops, art classes, and mural projects in public and private venues around the US.