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2012 Community Arts Highlights
The Fetzer Institute brought Co-Directors of Community Arts to Italy
Co-Directors of Community Arts Laura Cohen and Herb Massie were flown to Assisi, Italy to participate and present at The Pilgrimage of Love and Forgiveness a Global Gathering that brought together 500 thought leaders from around the world, September 19-23, 2012 hosted by the Fetzer Institute. The institute will be studying Baltimore Clayworks as an exemplar of love and forgiveness through craft through the model of working with men in recovery, through our partnership with the Tuerk House. Please see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8keZTli3o0
Community Arts Honored at Gala
Honored our Community Arts program at our annual gala. Participants from our Creative Aging program, our program at the Tuerk House for men in recovery and our youth program attended and spoke about their experience in clay programming.
Fellowship Artists created Mandalas with our Senior Adults
Shalya Marsh, our 2011/2012 Lormina Salter Fellowship artist completed her residency. She not only worked in her studio at our Mt. Washington Campus, but also facilitated workshops with our Creative Aging Program at our Clay for All! satellite location at Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging. Marsh also had a solo exhibition in our gallery at Mt. Washington from June 23 – August 4, 2012.
Workshop with Refugee Youth Project
Conducted a workshop with the Refugee Youth Project that will be featured in the 2013 exhibition Global Perspectives.
Global Perspectives exhibition. In partnership with the MICA Curatorial Studies program, we are hosting an exhibition of international artists and work by refugees that have relocated to Baltimore. Baltimore is one of the largest cities for refugee re-settlement in the United States, representing an international span of countries ranging from Bhutan, South Asia to Republic of Congo, Africa. This exhibition will represent different cultures through the ceramic medium and bring awareness to Baltimore’s refugee population.
Programs in 20 Recreation Centers
Served over 250 inner city youth during the summer through a partnership with the Department of Recreation and Parks. Clayworks ran clay programming at 20 recreation centers, an increase from 10 that we served in the summer of 2011.