“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.
On any given day, curatorial assistant Emily Bach could be restoring a quilt from the collection, writing object condition reports, or conducting research on a new donation.
For Cheng, the environment of the interdisciplinary studio, simulated in art school by classroom work time and interaction with the students, is the most important.
Rosa Leff's self-taught paper-cutting practice began at her dining room table
"The canon has purposely left out certain creatives and we’re trying to rectify that. Let’s not see this moment as a trend."
"I feel like the city wouldn't be what it is without its artists or creative people."
Painter Monica Ikegwu’s goal is to take “ordinary people and make them into art in the ordinary clothes that they're wearing.
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.
A discussion about the power of performance to move people to tears, meditation as a daily practice anyone can do, and the rewards of truly listening to yourself.