Our Words Will Still Be Heard
to Apr 27

Our Words Will Still Be Heard

  • 1947 Pennsylvania Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21217 United States (map)
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Our Words Will Still Be Heard

Curated in partnership with the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

Hosted by Jubilee Arts and MICA PLACE

1947 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217 and 814 N Collington Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205

April 5 - April 27, 2019 and April 5 - May 15, 2019

Opening Reception: April 5th 4PM - 7PM and TBA

Our Words Will Still Be Heard is the second exhibition planned in conjunction with Rising Up an education program for middle school students organized by the Modell-Lyric theater. Curated by Sarah McCann, the exhibition asks professional artists to create work about the power voice that will be exhibited alongside art and performances of lyrical narratives created by Baltimore middle school students expressing personal stories and their perspectives on life.

At a time when people are being silenced, the arts provide an opportunity to speak out. It is only through the rising up of all voices that true equilibrium and harmony can be achieved.

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A Body to Follow: Opening Reception (On View through August 18th)
to Aug 18

A Body to Follow: Opening Reception (On View through August 18th)

Transformer presents

Saturday, July 14 – Saturday, August 18, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 14, 6:00 -8:00 pm

Transformer is proud to present A Body to Follow – the culminating exhibition of our 15th Annual Exercises for Emerging Artists Program – E15: FIBERS, featuring artists Aliana Grace BaileyRachel SchechtmanDulcina Abreu, and Alanna Reeves.

Founded in 2004, Transformer’s Exercises For Emerging Artists is an annual peer critique & mentorship program created to support a selected group of DC-based emerging artists each year who are at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and creative development. 

Focusing on a different artistic discipline each year, E15 brought together four emerging artists, focused on fiber and textile as medium, history, and 'a means of survival', for rigorous peer & mentor critique as they created new work. Through new installation-based projects, varying in material, production, and sustainability, A Body to Follow explores issues surrounding the body, security, and identity, and their connection to nature and family. 

For more information about the exhibition and exercises program, check out our website here: http://www.transformerdc.org/exhibitions/overview/exhibition-e15-a-body-to-follow

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6:30 PM18:30


Wind down your weekend at Bluebird Sky Yoga with an art show, artists talks/Q&A, and corresponding wine pairings. We'll spend the first hour and a half hearing from each of our featured artists, learning about and tasting three unique wines. We'll close out the evening enjoying snacks and socializing.

Artists talks from artists featured in the studio
Meet the artists whose work can be seen at Bluebird Sky Yoga until the end of July. Hear the inspiration behind the pieces directly from each artist, ask them questions about their work, and browse artwork for sale.

  • Aliana Grace Bailey
  • Tiffany di Lisio
  • Rachel Wishner

This season's featured artists were all selected by Latela Art Gallery's creative Director Marta Staudinger for their connection to flow and mindfulness, and their reflection of Spring colors. Learn more about the artists here.

Wine tasting from Schneider's of Capitol Hill
Learn about three wines from a local wine expert Schneider's of Capitol Hill. You’ll have the opportunity to taste delicious wine, hear about its origin, and understand what makes each bottle unique.

Cost: $12 for non-members; $8 for Bluebird Sky members

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Theopoetics: A Space for Thinkers, Doers, and Makers Conference
9:30 PM21:30

Theopoetics: A Space for Thinkers, Doers, and Makers Conference


Art for Activism: This workshop teaches participants about the history of arts-based advocacy; introduces core concepts and frameworks; and then equips participants with best practices and new techniques in arts activism through a collaborative artmaking project.  The workshop will be co-facilitated by Ben Lasso, a hip hop artist, and Aliana Grace Bailey, a mixed media visual artist, both from Washington, DC.


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Black Renaissance: Networking Event + Opening Reception
8:00 PM20:00

Black Renaissance: Networking Event + Opening Reception

Celebrate Black History Month with Distinctly Creative, and the opening reception of Black Renaissance -- our rotating gallery of portraits featuring 28 local black creatives + entrepreneurs at our Brentwood studio.

We will have a very limited number of our early bird RSVP tickets available, after that it's $10 general admission. All tickets include wine + light refreshments.

There will be no tickets sold at the door.

A coffee table book/"magazine" that will not only showcase everyone's portraits, but also be accompanied by an interview style editorial for each person/businesses.

A limited quantity of the magazines will be available to purchase towards the end of February, and 20% of the proceeds from the book will be going to ScholarCHIPS and BYP100.

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Duende District x A Creative DC Pop Up Resident Artist
12:00 PM12:00

Duende District x A Creative DC Pop Up Resident Artist

The pop-up will run from Sept. 8-17 and will offer an expanded selection of general adult and children titles by authors/illustrators of color.  A Creative DC: Brookland is located just off the Brookland/CUA Metro stop at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #8, across from the Arts Walk tower sign.

Also featured will be the first Duende Artist Residents, Lory Ivey Alexander and Aliana Grace Bailey.

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____hood (“Blankhood”)
to Sep 17

____hood (“Blankhood”)

“_______hood” (“Blankhood”) is a multimedia exhibition focused on rites of passage. Five artists share their unique stories of coming into their identities. Some question, others challenge, and some simply re-define the boundaries, process, and standards of “What is it to be… [Man, Woman, Adult, Child, Rebel, Authority…]

Featured Artists:
Aliana Grace BaileyShoccara MarcusEli MatsonJoshua Rashaad McFaddenNicholas Joseph Contrera

Curated by Jordan T Robinson

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Sacred Arts Activism: Stories that Transform
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Arts Activism: Stories that Transform

Free, open to the public. Donations welcomed.
More details coming soon, save the date!

For the past 7 months, I've been a part of something truly beautiful. Eight artists of diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds were selected to form the 2016-2017 Collective. Seven months later, I can honestly say that there's no words to grasp the love I have for these individuals nor the personal growth I've experienced.

The Collective is a program that mobilizes the next generation of soulful activist artists—focusing on spirituality, art, and social justice.

We invite everyone to join us for our finale with an open heart and an open mind. We'll be bringing our art forms together, celebrating our journey, and presenting to you, Sacred Arts Activism: Stories that Transform. This showcase will feature collaborations between racially and religiously diverse artists responding to themes of transformation. Enjoy live music, poetry, painting, storytelling and more! 

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2:00 PM14:00

Walter Reed Dreams Block Party: "Collected Memories" Public Art Installation Launch

  • 6900 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20012 United States (map)
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Join Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Brandon Todd, and Ward 4 community members in the celebration of the history and future of the Walter Reed Army Medical Site. The block party is the first public celebration to be held at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, now known as The Parks at Walter Reed. Four exciting artist activations will debut at the block party along with a full program of music, food, games, and children’s activities to celebrate the spirit of the neighborhood and its future possibilities.

Building upon the use of ribbons as a symbol of honor and support throughout the branches of the Military, I collaborated with good friend and curator, Deirdre Darden to collect and document the reflections and memories of local staffers, veterans, and neighbors who hold special connections with Walter Reed. Their words were then screenprinted onto handmade ribbons that will flank the main gate. These ribbons will serve as an emblem of WRAMC's past and the community's hope for its future. Attendees of the block party are encouraged to explore the installation, as well as contribute their own reflections, as facilitated by us.

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