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2018 Week 6: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS For this week’s sewing studio, the teen Youth Makers and myself had the pleasure of working in the textiles room with Ms.Sharmane. The teens began by getting oriented to the different sewing machines in the studio: the industrial lockstich, walking foot and serger sewing machines,…
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2018 Week 3: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Two weeks away from the start of teen programming, Nacho and I have been busy continuing program development, gathering all of our supplies, staying in touch with our Teen Makers as we prepare for our orientation dates next week while I’ve also continued my time…
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2018 Week 2: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Monday started with some light reprimanding from a few of the participants in the senior sewing class I had worked with in my first week at Open Works. Caught up in meetings and a few smaller projects, I was missed at their last class but…
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2018 Week 1: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Walking away from a packed first week at Open Works, I can’t help but laugh at the comparison some of my new coworkers and I made between myself and a sponge. As in, the way I was trying to take in all the new information…
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2018 Orientation: Arts

NANCY ZHANG | WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA Orientation. Upon hearing the word, my body filled with dread. I thought I had left those days behind along with my freshman self and yet, almost two years later, I would have to face it all over again. Then, I went through the…
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2017 Week Six: Arts

CHRISTOPHER FRICK | STATION NORTH ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT Artscape is my favorite weekend of the year. It also happened that this weekend marked the launch of our mini golf project. Aside from the sunburn and mild dehydration inherent in partaking in Artscape festivities, I’d consider the mini golf launch…
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2017 Week Five: Arts

CHRISTOPHER FRICK | STATION NORTH ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT (This blog post has nothing to do with my CIIP placement, but it’s important to me.) What would happen if Baltimore decided to install a complete network of bike lanes? Could we connect more people to more jobs? Could we have…
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2017 Week Four: Arts

NAADIYA HUTCHINSON | 901 ARTS On our most recent Baltimore Bites event, we had the pleasure of hearing from Marc Steiner on his opinion on the media but also other current events and affairs in Baltimore. As I sat and listened to this white man, talk to me about blackness,…
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2017 Week Two: Arts

CHRISTOPHER FRICK | STATION NORTH ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT – WEEK 2 The deadline for our mini golf installation is four weeks away, and there are still so many missing pieces. One of my biggest challenges this week was not with people—it was with geometry. I had the following list…
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2017 Week One: Arts

NAADIYA HUTCHINSON | 901 ARTS I am at a training, watching a previous video that the organization had made and they ask a young boy, what improvements he wants to see in his school. He thinks about it for a second and says “the school getting A/C”. Everyone in the…
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