Art AND

Art AND

There is a feedback loop between Bill Schmidt's studio and his visual world, where mysterious shapes take on greater significance

Schmidt works at a tiny scale so that viewers to have to get close to his paintings, to have an intimate and “one-on-one relationship with the surfaces.''

An integral part of Gatlin's process is to look at a big idea in different ways and consider it from every angle

"I identify as interdisciplinary and sometimes I even go as far as to say non-disciplinary because I have a craft and DIY background. I don't necessarily feel like discipline is the right word to use. I love materials and I love playing with something new, I think that’s the thing that pulls me."

Why the director of the performance series In the Stacks and curator at Hopkins' Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection wants you to listen to Classical music

"I’m inspired by these musicians that weren’t satisfied with the presenting platforms or ensembles that existed, so they just created new ones."

The Barclay native discusses teaching and learning, art as sustenance, and starting grad school in her 60s

"I like to encourage them that this is yours; own it, own its greatness. I say there’s always a blessing in the lesson."

The artist and swimmer on navigating the business side of things, establishing routines, and dealing with the failure gremlin

“Someone told me years ago, you have to be your biggest fan and always remind yourself of that when you’re in doubt.”

How to make decisions, build community and kinship, and create spaces for liberation

Like a good therapist, Populoh’s inquisitive nature gets anyone in conversation with her to view the world from a new perspective.

The art jeweler, vocalist, and BMA program manager is constantly thinking about metal—for its malleability and its permanence

Largely self-taught, Beale now mostly allows her intuitive process to guide her from design to realization of new pieces.

Kris Fulton of Sophomore Coffee on hospitality, inspiration from 'Cheers,' caramel macchiatos, and more

Fulton wants Sophomore to be a place for people to have experiences—some of them hopefully a little more profound than my remembrance of being sweaty and late—a place where friends can gather and conversations can be sparked.

The sculptor talks about moving to Baltimore during the pandemic, thinking with your hands, and singing to your plants

Lucien’s work is an investigation of how everyday materials can function as metaphors recalling an absence or intimacy of the human body

How the sculptor selects materials, why Baltimore is her 'Bermuda Triangle,' and what goes into the hour-long pandemic salad

Adapting and problem solving excite Maghazehe and motivate her materially centered sculpture practice.

His murals dot Baltimore City and are immediately recognizable for their realism, sense of color, and strong, often political narratives

"Our abilities are not proprietary and should not be hoarded. If someone needs assistance producing a mural, I try to make myself available."

Constantly pursuing the feeling of learning something new, Bathgate finds himself experimenting on the edge of the technologies he employs

It’s important to Bathgate that his works be makeable, at least by someone with his extremely specific skill set, which he admits only a few people in the world possess. 

The T. Rowe Price Foundation President talks about community self-determination, sharing resources, and hanging out with Prince

"What communities are asking for is to be heard and to determine their own futures."

The 2020 Sondheim winner talks about balancing family and studio time, portraiture as power, and symbol systems

Hobbs is the rare sort of person who sets intentions and actually accomplishes them, who revels in being busy and can forgive herself when she falls short of her own extremely high standards.

Baltimore painter Jerrell Gibbs on the myth of failure, the art scene's evolution, the seduction of paint and more

Gibbs' obsession with the topic of painting sits so close to the surface, he is absolutely gleeful to get into it.

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