“NOT ALONE”

Check out one of our programs happening this Sunday in conjunction with our Open Studio Tours!

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is an activist arts collaborative committed to promoting a culture of consent through performance events, community conversations and public art works. FORCE will facilitate a series of storytelling and quilting workshops in the congregations to build community support for survivors of rape and sexual assault. The blankets will be part of a large scale community art installation, the Monument Project. To submit a story or learn more, visit themonumentproject.org.

FORCE is hosting “NOT ALONE” -the first quilting and writing workshop in which survivors and their allies can make blankets for the Monument Quilt. The workshop is hosted by one of our partnering congregations, The Spiritual Empowerment Center.

The Spiritual Empowerment Center is a heart-centered community that welcomes all people regardless of race, age, gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Come join!

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FORCE Quilt Workshop on Aug 11

 

CONGREGATE Open Studios and Ice Cream August 11

Come meet CONGREGATE’s five local artists in residence in the Open Studio Tour on August 11, 2013 from 12-2pm! We will then have an ice cream social from 2-4pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Each participating artist will present their work in progress to the congregations and public in their assigned place of worship. All artists will be at their sites from 12-2pm. This will be an opportunity for the community to get an inside look at the work and get a better understanding of the project.

Participating Artists/Congregations:

Bashi Rose/7th Metro Church
30 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD (Corner of St. Paul St. and North Ave.)

Katherine Kavanaugh/Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
2013 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD

Leo Hussey/St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church
1900 St Paul St., Baltimore, MD

Laure Drogoul/Spiritual Empowerment Center
2129 N Charles St., Baltimore, MD

Tiffany Jones/New Second Missionary Baptist Church
214 E. Lanvale St. Baltimore, MD 21202

followed by….

CONGREGATE Ice Cream Social
Sunday August 1, 2013 2-5pm
St. Michaels & All Angels Episcopal Church
2013 St. Paul St

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Youth Programs are a success!

CONGREGATE’s Youth Programs started out successfully on July 26, 2013. The summer workshops will visit local arts organizations in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, to get a glimpse into who is here and what they are up to! In addition, “CONGREGATE art + faith + community” will offer a series of screen-printing and letterpress workshops for youth within the congregations in conjunction with Baltimore Print Studios.

The screen printing and letterpress workshop series will generate community conversations about place, belonging and identity. This workshop aims to build relationships between youth congregants, artists and community organizations within the arts district. Through community discussions, the youth will decide on the content that will be created during the print workshop.

After the workshop, all the posters, which created by youth, will be presented in MICA’s Studio Center Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries on view from September 6-25, 2013. These prints will serve as a platform for engagement from the audience, inviting viewers to offer written responses to questions the youth have posed to the audience. The screen printing and letterpress processes will be a platform for how the participants choose to share their stories, interests, and experiences.

These programs are proudly sponsored by the MICA Office of Student Affairs Community Service Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Robinson. Thank you for your help! And big thanks to Baltimore Print Studios!

Visit our Youth Programs page for more details. More photos on our Facebook page.

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CONGREGATE has launched Kick Starter!

CONGREGATE aims to bring art + faith communities together through collaborative artmaking and programs in order to develop a better understanding of one another in Baltimore, MD. Please help make this unique exhibition become a reality by supporting our goal of $5,000 before August 18th, 2013 at 5pm! Click here to donate: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cpmfa/congregate-art-faith-community

Save the date!

“CONGREGATE art + faith + community”

Opening Reception Friday, September 6, 2013 5pm-7pm

On View September 6–September 25, 2013

Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries inside the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Graduate Studio Center 131 W. North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201

Curated by MICA’s M.F.A in Curatorial Practice class of 2014