This Wednesday, GBCA launches its 2012 Brown Bag Talk Back series at Arena Playhouse. Join our discussion with Fanon Hill, Co-Director of Art on Purpose’s ‘Black Male Identity’ and Co-Founder of Baltimore City Youth Resiliency Institute, and Mariska Jordan, Director of Jubilee Arts, as they reflect on opportunities, challenges, and best practices for achieving diverse participation in Baltimore’s arts and cultural institutions and activities. This event will be webcast live on our livestream channel and archived for those who cannot attend.
Additional noontime events are being scheduled with local experts to talk about recruiting the perfect intern, unraveling the mysteries of grant writing, Baltimore as a laboratory for community art and much more. Additional details will be announced soon.
In other news, Happy Hours are now underway and I am excited to announce our next event “Maryland’s African American Experience through the Lens of Art and Culture” will be held at the Maryland Historical Society on April 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. In addition to refreshments, guests will have a special viewing of the Maryland State Archives (MSA) titled “Flee” about the experiences of slaves who escaped from bondage. Staff interpreters will be on hand for this and the Paul Henderson Collection of Baltimore photographs.
I hope you will join us for all or some of these events and look forward to meeting you there.