Executive Director’s Letter
April 23, 2013
Whew, springtime in Baltimore is a whirlwind of cultural activity! If you can believe it, this was my first year to make the Marquis Ball at the Creative Alliance. And what a party it was, but I have to say the highlight of the evening was Jane Brown and Neil Didricksen’s acceptance of the Golden Formstone award for their work through the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. In a relatively short period of time, this foundation has made a tremendous impact on Baltimore artists and the cultural sector. We applaud them loudly and can’t wait to see what comes next!
It was also my pleasure last week to host a fact-finding conversation with several young arts collectives. A special thanks to Maggie Villegas from EMP for bringing me together with Annex Theatre, Baltimore Rock Opera Society, and Glassmind Theatre to start a conversation. David Mitchell was also at the table and added his perspective and experience to the mix. We expect the conversations to continue and the group to expand to include a range of organizations.
Among the upcoming activities in the next few weeks, be sure to mark your calendar for the next Mind Your Business session that will provide the creative class with loads of information about home ownership. Springing from questions at the Mayor’s Cultural Town Hall meeting last fall and spearheaded by PNC Bank and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, many partners have come together to make this an incredibly informative event. Now all you have to do is come on down to the Charles Theatre on Monday, May 13. Pizza (a la Joe Squared) will be served.
And all I have to do is just stop with the chocolate chip cookies and café Americano from Milk & Honey…
P.S. Be sure to catch the 2013 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize Winners announcement on MPT Artworks Thursday, May 2nd 2013 at 8:30pm!