This Section Highlights Events I have Project Directed, Curated, As Well As Participated In.
SHIFT Mural Initiative
Highlandtown Arts District - Baltimore, Maryland
I project directed and curated Shift Mural Initiative in June 2015 in collaboration with Highlandtown Community Association. The project included artists from Washington DC and Baltimore Maryland. Myself, Pablo Machioli, Ernest Shaw, Justin Nethercut, Cita Sadeli, and Rico MasPas created murals that activated the dull space in order to deter crime and make it feel welcoming for families to grow their vegetables.
EMP Collective Warehouse - Baltimore, Maryland
Catalyst was an indoor mural project I directed and curated in the winter of 2014. It brought together 13 street artists from New York, DC, and Baltimore to create large scale works of art in the EMP Collective space in Downtown Baltimore City.
Articulate:Baltimore Mural Initative
Bromo Arts District - Baltimore, Maryland
Video Below Filmed and edited by Justin Foreman
Articulate: Baltimore, co-curated by Maryland-based artists Stefan Ways and Jesse James, is a public art initiative aimed at activating vacant space and integrating buildings, people, and culture along North Howard where it intersects with West Franklin and West Mulberry Streets. The project has transformed the experience that pedestrians, light-rail and bicycle riders, and drivers have as they arrive in or pass through this critical gateway to the newly designated Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. From October 10th to November 7th Articulate: Baltimore enlisted a group of established and emerging artists from Baltimore and beyond to lift 7 select properties in the surrounding 300 to 600 blocks of North Howard out of the blight that developed there as commercial and residential tenants abandoned this formerly vibrant area of the city.
Photos by Martha Cooper, Copyright 2012