A Busy Family Weekend

Executive Director’s Letter
June 4, 2013

It was a busy graduation weekend in my household as my son finished up his wonderful four years at Baltimore School for the Arts.  His classmates, teachers, and school community are inspiring, and I am both personally grateful and feel proud to have such an amazing resource right here in Baltimore. 

The downside of a busy family weekend is that I missed two great events, both held at The Eubie Blake Cultural CenterLea Gilmore’s concert on Saturday sold out the house and I hear that Sharayna Christmas Rose’s Muse 360 event on Sunday was also a great success.  In addition to their many talents, both Sharayna and Lea provide leadership on the GBCA Board of Directors.
Before last weekend, I was able to attend two events at The Walters. The Onsite-Insight program about developing the Richard Caton Woodville exhibition provided an insider’s view from the team responsible for all the details.  Congratulations to curator Joy Heyerman.  That same afternoon, The Walters played host to the Arts Everyday student exhibit.
As mentioned in this newsletter last week, GBCA is working on a major overhaul of the BaltimoreFunGuide.com and its main website.  As part of the plan to strengthen FunGuide services, David London has been hired as our new Technical Associate.  While not fully on board until late June, David has already jumped in and is working with our vendor, Night Kitchen Interactive, as well as participating in Discovery sessions with local and regional member representatives.  Many of you know David as a magician, writer and editor.  He is also a skilled manager, events administrator and promoter with tons of online and website experience.  We are delighted he has joined us at GBCA.
 Stay cool,
P.S.  We had a great time at last night’s GBCA Arts & Culture Happy Hour at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.  Be sure to watch for upcoming events including our Brown Bag on June 17 where you can learn about GBCA’s new professional development programs, Artists U/Baltimore and the Urban Arts Leadership Program.

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