Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present: “ted[R]ad: Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community” a community-oriented installation-based exhibition that invites local partners and the public to participate in the realization and completion of the project. This site-responsive exhibition is part of the ongoing international art-making exchange project known as tet[R]ad. The primary tenet of this initiative has been to promote collaborative artmaking, community engagement, and activating audience participation. Originally developed by David R. Modler and Samuel H. Peck over a decade ago, this latest rendition will also include the work of Desmond Beach. Within this installation, the creators and collaborators aspire to cultivate a creative forum with members of Baltimore’s communities through a variety of art actions and social practices. The artists wish to foster restorative justice dialogues and build bridges between stakeholders with visual journal exchanges, collaborative drawings, and assemblages that encourage collaboration in idea exchange and cultural production. The ultimate goal is to engage with the local community to give voice and agency to participants that develop meaningful connections.
Join MAP in realizing this exhibition by visiting our gallery from January 18 – March 12 and contributing to this project. On-site art-making initiatives include: journals, art-making stations, and larger-than-life figurative drawings (courtesy of Baltimore artist Desmond Beach) which utilize public engagement to aid in their completion. Our gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm. Drop by and make your mark! A closing reception will be held Thursday, February 24 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Interested in partnering with tet[R]ad? Contact: Caitlin@mdartplace.org to schedule a field trip or set up a site visit with your school or organization.Learn More