Michelle Ivette Gomez Community Curator Talk

Curator Michelle Gomez talks with neighbors during Devociones y Fe neighborhood walk

The DMC Salon Series presents Michelle Ivette Gomez Community Curator Talk

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5-7pm

The JHU Digital Media Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs present a talk by curator, artist and organizer Michelle Ivette Gomez. Learn how Gomez collaborates with underrepresented audiences and artists to create exhibitions about community, social issues, cultural identity and more in Baltimore. Gomez will deliver her 45 minute presentation and then take questions. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Free and open to the public

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Enter through south courtyard

Raised in Miami, Florida, Michelle Ivette Gomez is an independent curator and artist who has worked collaboratively with Baltimore’s Latino and African American communities. Notable exhibitions and programs she has co-produced include THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 at Maryland Art Place, CONGREGATE art + faith + community in Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood, and curated Devociones y Fe (Devotions and Faith) at El Tesoro Restaurant in Southeast Baltimore. In 2012, Gomez received her B.F.A in General Fine Arts, and in 2014 received her M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She is is the recipient of numerous honors; including serving as a 2013 Latino museum Studies Program Fellow at the Smithsonian, then as a 2014-­2015 fellow of the Urban Arts Leadership Program through the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and has been named a 2015 Joan Mitchell Visual Arts Scholar through Alternate ROOTS.

The ‘Michelle Ivette Gomez Community Curator Talk’ is presented by the Johns Hopkins University Digital Media Center (DMC) and Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as part of the Fall 2015 DMC Salon Series in which rising Baltimore cultural stars give multimedia talks on their critically engaged work. The DMC is a multimedia lab and resource center for students exploring creative uses of emerging media and technology to communicate their ideas. The OMA provides opportunities for students to engage in multicultural initiatives, celebrations and educational programs; community service; mentoring, and academic support.

Contact: Graham Coreil-Allen /gcoreil1@jhu.edu / 410.516.3817

Additional Information: studentaffairs.jhu.edu/dmc | oma.jhu.edu | michelleigomez.org

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