Art of Transformation: Arts and the New Economy (7/28)

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Baltimoreans of the Sandtown/Winchester neighborhood and surrounding areas are telling their own stories on the intricate and powerful relationship between local economy, the arts, and the soul of a community. These stories are being shared in cultural listening sessions to counteract misleading narratives about life in West Baltimore. Citizen Artist Baltimore is presenting feedback on the cultural listening sessions. Still, questions remain about the potential of the arts and media to better understand the practice of culture which can impact policy.

Join us for short movies on the Sandtown/Winchester neighborhood, and a glimpse of a new public media project to address these questions. Cultural Agent at U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, Denise Johnson; and UMBC media artist and researcher, Lee Boot will host an interactive media screening and discussion.

This project is being developed by the Imaging Research Center at UMBC in collaboration with Baltimore Imagining Group (big) a coalition of individuals from Baltimore arts, community, and social justice organizations. Collaborators include Culture Works, The US Department of Arts and Culture, Equity Matters, New Lens, and Wombwork Productions. Baltimore Stories, a series of humanities events, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a collaboration between the University of Maryland, Maryland Humanities Council, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.




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