The Elder Arts Jam is a creative space for senior citizens to dance, talk, share recipes, tell stories, laugh, and sing. Zoom in from anywhere to enjoy music and movement designed with those 65 and older in mind! Please email [email protected] to receive the Zoom link.
Tuesday, October 11 | 7-8 PM
Free, no registration required, on YouTube
Be among the first to see recently digitized footage from The Port that Built a City and State, the weekly program hosted by Helen Delich Bentley on WMAR between 1950-1965, showing shipbuilding and steelmaking at Sparrows Point in this YouTube Premiere. This program is part of Steel Weekend programming hosted by the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA.
World War II brought Frederick, Maryland-born fashion designer Claire McCardell to a turning point in her career. Already established in the fashion industry but not quite a household name, McCardell was commissioned to design uniforms for the Office of Civil Defense Corps. Using non-rationed materials such as weather balloon cottons, aprons, and mattress ticking, McCardell embraced the opportunity for uniqueness, ultimately leading to the embedded American Look for women.
Hear from photographers Ed Leskin (based in Bethlehem, PA) and J.M. Giordano (based in Baltimore) about their work documenting steelmaking communities in the mid-Atlantic and around the world. Leskin’s project “Images of Flesh and Steel” includes portraits of steelworkers in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Giordano’s temporary exhibition Shuttered: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel documents the changing landscape of Sparrows Point. This program is part of Steel Weekend programming hosted by the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA.
Live Virtual Program (Zoom)
Join us on October 18th at 7:00PM when Baltimore Narratives guest speaker, Kate Livie, will share the history of tomato packing on the Eastern Shore, and how the region’s produce fueled industry, sparked innovative technology, shaped culture and transformed the landscape. This program will be hosted on Zoom. Access provided after registration.
FREE for all audiences. Donations encouraged.
In 1828 Baltimore art patron and collector Robert Gilmor Jr. (1774–1848) met the young American sculptor Horatio Greenough in Washington, DC. Inviting Greenough to Baltimore, Gilmor commissioned a bust of his wife Sarah R. L. Gilmor, and soon thereafter funded Greenough’s return to Italy to continue his artistic training, commissioning the first ideal sculpture in American art history—Medora—depicting a character from a tale by Lord Byron.
Baltimoreans Coty Poynter and Kathleen Hellen read from their poetry. Includes Literary Trivia Quiz and very brief open mic.
This reading is both online via Zoom (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-out-loud-tickets-446020929607) and In-Person at Montgomery County's Friends of the Library bookstore, Randolph Hills Shopping Center, 4886 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, Maryland, USA. 301-984-3300. Ample Free Parking.
Have a monologue you have always wanted to work on? Need feedback but haven't had time in your life to dedicate to it? We'd love to offer our insight and advice to you over a 45 minutes session with our professional artists. Purchase and we will work around your schedule and needs!
FACEBook LIVE 12:30 pm
We will have a different animal everyday to explore about and answer your questions. We will also do some kind of fun activity like reading a book, a science experiment or craft. Fun for all ages!
This will continue throughout this pandemic emergency. I have the dates set until April 10th but will extend this as needed. Watch our videos live or later to keep busy and have fun. Let us know what you like and/or what you & your kiddos are needing during this time.
BNHA 3rd Annual History Through Arts Competition
The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) invites Baltimore City youth to participate in our 3rd Annual History Through Arts Competition. The purpose of this contest is to engage City youth in an art exhibit showcasing their unique talents while also expressing their view of life in Baltimore City. The expectation is that the artwork will reflect Baltimore’s historic people, places, significant architecture or represent a historical event.
We’re excited to announce the launch of the “Virtually Creative” after-school program.
The “Virtually Creative” after school program is an extension of our onsite programming that takes place at John Ruhrah Elementary/ Middle and Tench Tilghman Elementary/ Middle. In an effort to continue supporting our schools we are providing afterschool programming online. Each day, students receive homework help and hangout time to connect with friends. They will also have virtual Restorative Practice circles every Friday. Below is a detailed breakdown of the Virtually Creative schedule.
Dear Educators and Parents,
I am putting together a community poetry project for kids. Adults can play along too.
For several years, I have run an annual poetry writing project. For one month, participants receive a daily writing prompt related to a theme. (In 2014 we wrote in response to Pantone paint colors; in 2019 the theme was Food). The goal is to write and share a newly drafted poem with the group every day. It’s a way of practicing writing with others.
To veiw the online collection visit https://art.thewalters.org/
The Walters Art Museum is a cultural hub in the heart of Baltimore. Located in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, the Walters is free for all. The museum’s collection spans more than seven millennia, from 5,000 BCE to the 21st century, and encompasses 36,000 objects from around the world.
PORTRAITS OF LIFE: Once Upon A Story
April M. Rimpo and Elaine Weiner-Reed
In this Ekphrastic exhibit, the paintings of Rimpo and Weiner-Reed will inspire written word, poetic, and musical compositions from viewers. The community is invited and encouraged to participate in-person in the special events scheduled throughout the exhibit for written word readings and musical presentations.
Here you will find FREE video tutorials, crafts, fitness, games and activities for all ages. Click any of the sections below to explore all resources. We want to make sure you stay active and have fun while at home. The Virtual Rec is growing daily, so check back often. #stayhomeheroes