Bashi Rose/7th Metro Church
Bashi Rose is a local theatre artist and filmmaker. He is also co-founder of Nommo Theatre. His works have been produced locally and in New York City. Since 2007 he has been conducting drama workshops in Hagerstown prison. He looks forward to the 2011 release of his first full length feature film, Me Myself And Us, based on the one man show written by actor, Robert Lee Hardy. In 2007 Bashi partnered with his wife, Sharayna Christmas-Rose (founder of Muse 360) to form Dancing Many Drums (DMD). Since its inception, DMD has been offered in over 12 Baltimore City and County Schools and has had 3 summer programs. Summer scholars have visited New York City to study at the Schomburg Center for Black Research and Culture and Ocho, Rios Jamaica to visit St. Ann. In 2010, they visited the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica to learn about the people of Limon.
Katherine Kavanaugh/Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
Katherine Kavanaugh constructs site -specific outdoor and indoor installations which sometimes incorporate video. She also makes drawings and uses photography in her work. Recent exhibitions include: a solo exhibition at Stevenson University; the bi-annual sculpture competition at the Evergreen House of Johns Hopkins University; the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA; the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, DC; the Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA; the Hemicycle Gallery at the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, DC; and the Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College. She has been in several residencies including the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Oberpfalzer KunstlerHaus in Schwandorf, Germany; the Klotz Château in Rochefort-en-Terre, France. Among the awards she has received are three Maryland State Arts Council Grants; a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow for a VCCA residency; and a finalist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship Award for Sculpture. Katherine grew up in Northern Minnesota and has lived in Louisiana and Virginia. She currently lives in Baltimore and is on the faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Leo Hussey/St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church
Laure Drogoul/Spiritual Empowerment Center
Laure Drogoul is an interdisciplinary artist, olfactory spelunker and cobbler of situations who lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She works in a wide range of media including large-scale public projects. Her artworks are a combination of video, sculpture and performance that incorporate audience participation. Drogoul has exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art and The Chelsea Museum in New York among others. She has received Maryland State Artist Awards and a Franklin Furnace Award for performance art and has been a recipient of a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship. In 2006 Ms. Drogoul was honored with The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize. Laure Drogoul directs The 14Karat Cabaret, a performance program of Maryland Art Place in Baltimore that she founded in 1989 and is a co-organizer and curator of the Transmodern Festival, which is a festival of provocative works by cultural experimenters from Baltimore and beyond.
Tiffany Jones/New Second Missionary Baptist Church
Tiffany Jones attended the Community College of Baltimore County where she had the opportunity to explore her love for the arts. In May 2009 she received her A.A. in photography and illustration. After graduation Tiffany went on to continue her studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where received her BFA in photography during the Spring of 2012. Tiffany likes to use photography as a tool to bring together ideas that explore social issues of race, identity and society through portraiture. Her work is often influenced by people in her community and their immediate environments. When working on a project Tiffany often involves others, through interviews, research, or collaboration, to see how the project can then extend beyond her personal space, and welcome the audience into the work.
Leigh Davis/All congregations
Leigh Davis was born in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2006, she completed her MFA in photography at Concordia University (Montreal). Davis has been included in various important exhibitions including The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s, “City Without a Ghetto” at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. She has received funding for her collaborative projects throughout New York from the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Puffin Foundation. Davis’ photographic work has been published in various publications including, The New York Times Magazine. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.