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Thanks Everyone Who Joined Us Last Week at the BMA

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week at the Baltimore Museum of Art to celebrate the 2016 Baker Artist awardees Joyce Scott, Matt Porterfield, Jen Grow, Naoko Maesheba, and Bill Schmidt. It was an amazing evening that highlighted the wealth of talent in the Baltimore area. Thank you to the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund for making it all possible!

GBCA’s Urban Arts Leadership Program works to diversify and create greater equity in the cultural workforce. Launching the third full year of operations, it gives me great pleasure to announce the 2016 Urban Arts Leadership cohort, which includes the following talented individuals:

Raina Allmond
Rising senior at Coppin State University, Urban Arts Major

Janica Alston
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance Membership Liaison
York College of Pennsylvania, BA in Mass Communications
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance Membership Services Assistant

Kenneth Craig Clemons
Coppin State University, BA in Urban Arts
Visual Artist and Teacher

Kiara N. Davis
Coppin State Universiy, BS in Dance
Freelance Performing Artist and Choreographer

Leneé Freeman
Stevenson University, BS in Visual Communication Design

Miriah M. Garnett
UMBC, BA in Visual Arts, Graphic Design

Kutia Jawara
Coppin State University, BA in Urban Arts
Dancer, Choreographer, and Dance Educator

Omari Russell
Rising senior at Morgan State University, History Major

Juansebastián Serrano
Maryland Institute College of Art, BA in General Fine Arts
Co-Founder and CEO of The Joint Youth Movement LLC

Kristen White
University of Baltimore, BA in Integrated Arts
Freelance Stage Manager

It’s not too late to submit an application to become a host organization, but you better hurry because the deadline is this Thursday, September 15th. It’s an incredible opportunity to engage with some of the best and brightest up and coming young leaders.

All the very best,


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