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Artist Panel: Geniuses in the 'Hood

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SNF Parkway Theatre

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Baltimore, MD 21201

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The Baltimore Homecoming is a new initiative to build an alumni network of accomplished Baltimore natives from around the U.S. and encourage them to invest in our city. From October 3 - 5, we'll be bringing back approximately 150 of these 'expat' guests for a whirlwind tour of Baltimore. They'll be meeting our city's artists, entrepreneurs, and community leaders; touring neighborhood revitalization projects and nonprofit organizations; and hearing from leading Baltimoreans.

As part of the first annual event and with support from the PNC Foundation, Baltimore Homecoming is pleased to present Geniuses in the 'Hood, a free and open-to-the-public artist panel featuring a few of Baltimore's most renowned artists of this time - Amy Sherald, Paul Rucker and Joyce J. Scott.


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Artist Panel + Q&A

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Reception + Artist Meet & Greet in Parkway Lobby

*FREE POPCORN & SODA FOR ALL ATTENDEES - courtesy of Baltimore Homecoming!


Baltimore has a vibrant arts community that has nurtured, germinated and fostered creativity and produced incredible artists -- artists recognized with the most distinguished awards and prizes regionally, nationally and internationally. This panel of artists will be introduced by Laura Gamble, PNC's Regional President Great Maryland, moderated by Dr. Lowery S. Sims, Curator Emerita, Museum of Art and Design, with Dr. Leslie King Hammond, Professor Emerita, MICA as respondent. The conversation with the artists will explore their individual creative processes and the impact of Baltimore and its cultural and academic institutions like MICA, the BMA, Walters Museum, Visionary Art Museum, School 33, Creative Alliance, and Maryland Art Place. The audience will be invited to engage the panel on how Baltimore can continue to actively support the arts community.



About Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald is known for her stylized portraits of African Americans. In 2016, Sherald was the first woman to win the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, through which she was introduced to, selected, and commissioned to paint the official portrait of Former First Lady Michelle Obama. Sherald exhibits widely and has won numerous awards including the 2018 Mary Sawyers Imboden Baker Award. A solo exhibition of new and recent works opened at Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO (2018) and will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA. Sherald’s work is held in the public collections of the Embassy of the United States, Dakar, Senegal; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC; and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Sherald is represented by Hauser & Wirth, New York.


About Paul Rucker

Paul Rucker is a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, a 2018 TED Fellow, a 2012 Creative Capital Grantee, a Joan Mitchell Grantee, a Mary Sawyers Imboden Baker awardee, and the 2018 Arts Innovator Award from the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation and Artist Trust. Known as a visual artist, composer, and musician, Rucker often combines media, integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions. Much of his current work focuses on the Prison Industrial Complex and the many issues accompanying incarceration in its relationship to slavery. He has presented performances and visual art exhibitions across the country and has collaborated with educational institutions to address the issue of mass incarceration. His work has attracted attention internationally, with myriad residencies, grants, awards, and publications highlighting his practice.


About Joyce J. Scott

Known worldwide as “The Queen of Beads,” MacArthur ‘Genius’ Awardee Joyce J. Scott is celebrated for her wide-ranging body of work that overlaps styles and mediums to engage narratives around social and political injustices, sexism, racism, violence, systems of power, and biases within the artist’s personal history, and our collective experience. Scott’s meticulously crafted work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in the most prestigious institutions, and is held in the private and public collections of numerous national and international museums. Scott has been the recipient of myriad commissions, grants, awards, residencies, and esteemed honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, American Craft Council, National Living Treasure Award, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for the Arts and the Glass Arts Societies, Mary Sawyers Imboden Baker Award, MacArthur Fellowship, among others. In 2018, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate from MICA and an honorary fellowship from NYU. Scott is represented by Goya Contemporary Gallery in Baltimore.



About SNF Parkway Theatre

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway is a state-of-the-art three-screen film complex anchored by the historic Parkway Theatre, first opened in 1915 and located at the corner of Charles St. & North Ave. in the heart of Station North. Come explore bold emerging voices in cinema and repertory titles drawing from every era, region, and genre of film history. The Parkway is proudly curated and operated by the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF).

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