On April 30th from 7-10pm, the Blank Page Project will host the opening of A WAY OUT at the Platform Gallery. A WAY OUT is a dual exhibition featuring works by Free Space and Baltimore Youth Arts. 2015 Community Fellow Dave Eassa started Free Space, which brings visual art, poetry Frand other forms of creative expression into prisons. […]
Community Fellow’s show highlights prisoners’ artworkFriday, April 29, 2016
Focusing on what unites usMonday, October 29, 2012
The progression of personal maturity is often listed as: dependence, independence, and, finally, inter-dependence. Sociology is displaying the same stages. Early human history saw significant gains in dependence with dictatorships. Recent history saw significant progress in individuality with the promotion of free markets. We are at a new stage as we question the value of the pursuit of personal gain. As individuals and entities we are starting to see the significance of shared values.
The power of music to build communitiesMonday, February 27, 2012
Leonard Bernstein was a thinker, teacher, author, television star, provocateur, humanitarian and he was my hero. As with all true mentors, Bernstein taught me much more than a craft. He showed me the enormous power of music and how important it is to share it with as much of humanity as is possible.
Share your storyWednesday, September 29, 2010
Have a holiday tale to tell? Our friends at the Stoop Storytelling Series are seeking storytellers for their live holiday radio shows at Center Stage. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your story idea. Learn more about The Stoop at stoopstorytelling.com.
Engaging kids through theaterMonday, June 07, 2010
Let’s give every student the chance to write and produce a play. This can happen in the language arts classroom or as part of an after-school program. The important part is that students are in charge, from brainstorming to production night. Students crave opportunities to express themselves, and theater offers a constructive outlet for the […]
Baltimore: city of ART neighborhoodsMonday, March 01, 2010
I recently returned from a visit to Austin, Texas, whose slogan, “Keep Austin WEIRD,” is pure brilliance. Not only is it found on every product you’d ever want (or not), the concept attracts a diverse and interesting mix of people from all over the world. Our waiter was from Edinburgh (no slouch of a city), […]
A vibrant contemporary arts scene creates a vibrant cityMonday, February 01, 2010
Across the country, cities are seeking ways to stimulate the economy, engage new residents, and restore robust cosmopolitan life. For me, one of the best ways to do this is through contemporary art. When we think about urban environments impacted by art and artists, what comes to mind? Chelsea on Manhattan’s West Side, the West […]
The hook of a bookMonday, July 27, 2009
Imagine if everyone in Maryland read the same book at the same time… While reading is often a solitary pursuit, what kinds of conversations could we have if people were reading the same book—on the train to work, on the beach, in a classroom, during their lunch break, or for a book club—and with whom […]
Move into the neighborhoodMonday, June 08, 2009
What can a ceramics organization and its working artists do to improve the quality of city neighborhoods and the lives of its residents? Baltimore Clayworks has an audacious idea…move into those neighborhoods and be a part of the good and growing things there. Build satellite studios in partnership with community-based organizations, and otherwise simply set […]
Creating green spacesMonday, May 18, 2009
Everyone knows that Baltimore has a plague of vacant lots that attract nuisances such as dumping, drug use, and crime. Some folks even do something about it, turning a vacant lot in their neighborhood into a community vegetable garden, pocket park, or even horseshoe pit. If you are troubled by a vacant lot near your […]