Professional Development & Career

Professional Development & Career

Artist, Aesthete, Rock-climbing Aficionado, Towson Studio Art MFA Candidate 

You Wu and their art will undoubtedly survive any impending apocalypse.

Owner of the multi-use Mount Vernon building talks about her move from DC to cultivate community

Nestled on a lively strip in Mount Vernon, Akwaaba House is an 18th-century, three-story building that exudes a love of Black life.

For Carroll—a regular contributor to BmoreArt—contemporary writing about Black artists has to move past tokenism

"The canon has purposely left out certain creatives and we’re trying to rectify that. Let’s not see this moment as a trend."

Tiffany Jones talks community art, motherhood, and the honesty of Baltimore's art scene

"I feel like the city wouldn't be what it is without its artists or creative people."

MICA MFA Candidate, Multidisciplinary Artist, and Spectacle

"Don’t come if you don’t already know what you want to get out of yourself."

The artist discusses her career so far, doing her sisters’ hair, and the contemporary figure painters who inspire her. 

Painter Monica Ikegwu’s goal is to take “ordinary people and make them [into] art in the ordinary clothes that they're wearing. [The subjects themselves are] nothing special, but then it becomes art.”

A Studio Visit with the 2019 23-year-old Sondheim Prize Winner

Brown’s installation and photography work, which asks her audience “to confront race and identity in modern terms,” challenges some viewers to recognize microaggressions they may not have previously considered.

Thomas James sees curating as putting the works of different artists together in fresh combinations, creating new contexts and providing new inroads to the public to review.

Nicoletta de la Brown takes care of herself so no one else has to. The shaman, self-care enthusiast, and performance artist is a master of all things ritual bathing, meditation, ...

Ashley Minner doesn’t want to help you with your land acknowledgement or with figuring out what you should call indigenous peoples. She is tired of being asked to speak for ...

Nick Primo spends his days measuring: how long it’s going to take on a given day to commute from Baltimore to his day job in Smithsonian American Art Museum’s (SAAM) ...

Damon Arhos is a little obsessed with a particular shade of lavender. The hue appears again and again in his art, functioning, he explains, as a shorthand for the gayness ...

Donna Drew Sawyer’s home mirrors her personality: understated, charming, full of eclectic art, but also utilitarian. There is ample natural light, a kitchen with the right amount of adult appliances, ...

On a warm, late July evening, Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento are preparing for a party.  A big one.  Three years since they initially set out to purchase the building ...

Sharayna Christmas Creates Opportunities for Baltimore Youth to Dance, Travel, and Heal

When Sharayna Christmas says the word “dance,” body and movement are in the backseat, discipline of the mind is riding passenger, and spirituality is behind the wheel.

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