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EARTH and LIGHT: Divergence

July 6 @ 6:00 pm August 24 @ 5:00 pm

Wayman Scott, EMBARC Fellow 

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 6, 2024 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Racial equity is under attack nearly everywhere you look.  EARTH and LIGHT: Divergence shines a light on the importance of equity by sharing personal stories and experiences. As an African American man living with dyslexia and ADHD, I’ve faced dual biases and had to advocate for awareness about neurodivergence. This show reflects my journey to challenge them.

When facing adversity, we must ask ourselves: “What keeps me grounded? What is my light?”

Through a combination of ceramic, lighting, and the human figure, this show invites viewers to explore these questions. By sharing my perspective, I hope to inspire viewers to reflect on their own biases and strive for greater understanding and empathy

About the Artist

Wayman Scott is an impressionist sculptor and portrait artist who uses contemporary, historical, & religious themes and imagery to pay tribute to heroes and highlight stories of marginalization and triumph using the Baltimore Area as a tapestry. Wayman works in Diversity & Inclusion and incorporates equity and inclusion in his art. He is the 2021 recipient of the Mary Nyburg Award. Wayman was a short term resident at Baltimore Clayworks in 2022, an Openshaw Fellow at Maryland Hall the summer of 2023 and is currently a resident at Baltimore Clayworks as the EMBARC Fellow. Wayman’s work has been featured in The Catholic ReviewAmerica MagazineThe Black Catholic Messenger , the film Outlasting Clay and the Capital Gazette.