Issue 11: Comfort

Issue 11: Comfort

Creating context and conversation through a collection of classical and contemporary African art

By displaying contemporary works by African and diasporic artists with objects of historical measure into a setting for conversation, gatherings, and family, the Ojikutus have built a life around art devoid of the artificial distinctions that most museums have perpetuated for centuries

Chyno is many things at once: a food persona, a business owner, a cannabis advocate, a parent to an impressive plant collection

Through his work, Chyno constructs better realities not only for himself but for many other people in this city.

Young is a Baltimore native and founder of B-360, an organization designed to enhance STEM education, engage community, and strengthen the workforce, all through the beloved pastime of dirt bike riding and maintenance.

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

The artist discusses her career so far, doing her sisters’ hair, and the contemporary figure painters who inspire her. 

Painter Monica Ikegwu’s goal is to take “ordinary people and make them into art in the ordinary clothes that they're wearing.

An artist and arts producer creating platforms for the artist to look their best

The BOPA Visual Arts Specialist and ICA Director is always looking for artists just under the radar, who have been making their work here for some time perhaps without a lot of recognition.