Baltimore Peninsula Partners with Maryland Art Place to Curate Building Artwork to Showcase Local Artists
Press Release: May 3
Today, the Baltimore Peninsula development team, led by MAG Partners, and Maryland Art Place (MAP), announced the installation of original artwork by ten Baltimore-area artists in several buildings at Baltimore Peninsula, the 235-acre mixed-use waterfront neighborhood. Through the partnership, which aligns with the development team’s goal of generating fresh opportunities for the local community and workforce, the artwork has been installed in residential and office buildings, including Rye House, 250 Mission, Rye Street Market, and 2455 House Street.
“Our partnership with Maryland Art Place allows us to showcase and support Baltimore’s flourishing artistic creativity and community,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder and CEO of MAG Partners. “We are creating a true neighborhood that allows Baltimoreans of all interests and walks of life to find their passions and will continue to pursue opportunities like this that support local entrepreneurs and demonstrate our commitment to positively impacting the city.”
“On behalf of myself and MAP’s Trustees & Program Committee members, it’s been exciting to have the opportunity to place artworks in these stunning new facilities at the Baltimore Peninsula. Having the team at MAG Partners understand the rich artistic talents right here in Baltimore is immeasurable. There are so many fantastic visual artists in our city. It was our hope to illuminate that through this collaborative community partnership,” said Amy Cavanaugh, Executive Director of Maryland Art Place.
The exhibiting artists and their artwork represent the best of contemporary arts in Baltimore. Artists include: Laura Amussen, Tracy Barwick, Amy Boone McCreesh, Kevin Hailey, Sookkyung Park, Stephen Reichert, E. Brady Robinson, Albert Schweitzer, Rachel Rush, and Kelly Walker.
“I feel honored to be a part of this cohort of amazingly talented Baltimore artists,” said Artist Sookkyung Park. “It is heartening to know that the people behind Baltimore Peninsula are actively seeking to promote and encourage the local creative community in our city. I hope that through my nature-inspired sculptures, viewers experience the same feelings of harmony and joy that they would feel when they visit the beautiful waterfront so close by.”
“As someone that has been living and working in Baltimore for 15 years, it’s wonderful to see local artists being featured in this project,” said Artist Amy Boone McCreesh.
“My Alcohol Ink paintings create a world of Cosmos and Zen like worlds. They’re made very spontaneously, but with great control and intentional placement,” said Artist Albert Schweitzer. “The colors have an electric energy; they live in a world of enlightenment. I hope the viewer enjoys the harmony and mystery of the floating worlds and orbs.”
The artwork features a diversity of artistic mediums, including alcohol ink paintings, large-scale oil paintings, painted plaster wall pieces, photography, origami, airbrush work, mixed media installation using mylar and acrylics, and more.
Maryland Art Place has a storied reputation for uplifting artists in Baltimore and the greater Maryland area. In 2019, the group partnered with the development and community organizations to curate “Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways”, an outdoor gallery space on the Hanover Street Bridge facade.
The Maryland Arts Place partnership and artwork installation at Baltimore Peninsula are the latest developments as the project is quickly evolving from a construction site into a flourishing neighborhood, with over 1.1 million square feet of new office, retail, and mixed-income residential opening this year, and with its first residents having moved in April into Rye House and 250 Mission. The announcement is part of the development team’s larger effort to realize Baltimore Peninsula as a vibrant mixed-income residential neighborhood and thriving business district, supported by waterfront events and activities, new restaurants and social destinations that bring opportunity and strengthen the spirit of Baltimore.
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