On Saturday, January 28th, 2023 Blackives, LLC, in partnership with Carver Vocational Technical High School, is hosting a behind-the-scenes look at painted furniture being produced for Tom Miller Week. The preview will take place in the basement of the school at 2201 Presstman St, Baltimore, MD 21216 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. To RSVP Text: “TomMillerWeek” to (443) 264-3411 or click here.
The Third Annual Tom Miller Week will take place on February 12th–18th, 2023 at Carver Vocational Technical High School, the University of Baltimore’s Robert L. Bogomolny Library, and Black Artist Research Space located in Baltimore City. The weeklong festivities will include a live auction, exhibition, panel discussion, and more! A group of young artists from Carver Vocational Technical High School’s Cre8tive Xpression and Art Club have decorated salvaged furniture in the vein of Miller. The students have been working collaboratively for two months on woodworking, painting, critique, curation, and exhibition design with teachers Jon Brickous and Jewel Young, Baltimore based artist Gary Mullen, and Blackives, LLC staff. Proceeds from the live auction will fund an art scholarship in honor of Tom Miller for the participants.
The behind-the-scenes event on Saturday will feature 17 pieces of works in progress–ranging from tables and chairs to a piano and an Arrabers cart. Cre8tive Xpression and Carver Art Club members will be working but available to speak briefly about their pieces and participation in Tom Miller Week. The goal of this Open House is to give families, the community, future donors, and the media a glimpse at the artwork being created that is a testament to the talent of young artists attending Carver Vocational Technical High School. To learn more about to Tom Miller and Carver Vocational Technical Hgh School visit www.TomMillerWeek.org.
This is the first of several upcoming announcements of can’t-miss programming spanning seven days. Be sure to save the date and tell a friend to join you at the Third Annual Tom Miller Week happening February 12–18th, 2023. To learn more or donate, please visit TomMillerWeek.org.