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Congratulations to Elissa Blount Moorhead!

Executive Director's Letter October 4, 2016

Congratulations to Elissa Blount Moorhead who has been chosen as Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer of Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. Blount Moorhead is an arts leader and artist who has served as advisor for both The Contemporary and a Public Art Commissioner since moving to Baltimore in 2014 from Brooklyn, NY, where she spent 25 years as curator, producer, and arts programmer.

In other news, The Walters Art Museum has just launched a new website housing its digital collection of manuscripts: The new site is designed to make over 900 manuscripts, dating from the 8th to the 20th century, accessible to scholars and curiosity seekers. Featuring a user-friendly design, you can also coordinate your own online collection by gathering, saving and sharing your favorite masterpieces.

Want to see and hear some real life contemporary artists? Join us at The Ivy Bookshop on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 pm for readings performed by the 2015 Rubys Artists Grants recipients. Included in the line up are James Arthur, Dale Beran, Ericka Blount Danois, Jen Grow, and Courtney Sender. The Rubys Artist Project Grants were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of GBCA. Coming soon, the announcement of the 2016 Literary Arts and Visual Arts Rubys grantees!

And be sure to mark your calendar for the annual Evening of Artistic Excellence next Thursday, October 13 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This incredible event featuring performing artists who have received Baker Artists Awards is organized by Contemporary Arts Inc. (led by the indominatble Barbara Grubbs), and is funded by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts as part of Free Fall Baltimore.

Performers at this event include Carl Grubbs, saxophonist; Todd Marcus, bass clarinetist; Joyce Scott, vocals; Ellen Cherry, singer/songwriter; Michelle Antoinette Nelson, poet/spoken word; Vincent Thomas, dance/choreographer; Amanda Fair, dance/choreographer; Nicole Martinell, dance/choreographer; Wendel Patrick, pianist; Paul Rucker, cello; Naoko Maeshiba, dance/choreographer; and Shodekeh, vocals/beatboxing. Honestly, you don’t want to miss this. The Baker Artists Portfoliowas created and is funded by William G. Baker, Jr. Foundation.

Have a great week,

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