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.
“I’m just going to trust my hand to do what it wants to do while I’m having this conversation and not have to go back with a fine-tooth comb to make it perfect.”
"I try to stress that all the real work in art-making is in the practice and the learning from those little failures along the way."
Born in Tokyo and based in Baltimore, Ito understands himself as a collection of opposites and pursues both sides of those narratives through his open-ended and expansive photography practice.
Prior to COVID, the restaurant was booked many weeks out. Now they’re making it work through a grab-and-go storefront selling sandwiches, hearty stews, and baked goods to go.
This summer he wrapped up his fourth mural with students in Baltimore, which prompts him to describe himself as a “painter who makes mixed-media work that often involves community.”
She’s had a reverence for the confection since a fateful day in 2012 when, while working an event as a nutrition consultant, she stepped on a postcard advertising chocolate-making classes.
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.”
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.