Art with a Heart

2021 Week 6: Community Arts Programs

MARCUS BREED | ART WITH A HEART This week was busy! I was able to finish up a design for a mural that Ali asked me to help with and now we are just focusing on figuring out the color scheme. I am so excited to see how the design…
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2021 Week 5: Community Arts Programs

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE This summer I have grown tangible skills in program development and networking. I helped design a program to incentivize the renovation of vacant houses in Curtis Bay and Brooklyn without any previous knowledge of program development or things like renovation standards or contractor qualifications….
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2021 Week 4: Community Arts Programs

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE I didn’t really know what my project was going to be when thinking of my goals for this summer, so my personal goals mostly revolved around how I engage with my partner and their neighborhood. I wanted to understand the needs of a new…
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2021 Week 3: Community Arts Programs

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE My days have been long in front of my computer. I do not start going to my site in person until next week, so I am still entirely virtual. I have been enjoying the work I do on my own, but I am looking…
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2021 Week 2: Community Arts Programs

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE I mentioned last week that I am struggling with virtual work. This is still true and I think it will take me a while to fully adjust, perhaps right when things are more in-person again. However, this week I also got to appreciate its…
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2021 Week 1: Community Arts Programs

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE This week was challenging for me. I realized last summer that I struggle with managing my time and creating a schedule for myself while working virtually, but I found a system that worked for me and my partner and I had enough daily tasks…
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2021 Orientation: Community Arts Programs

MARCUS BREED | ART WITH A HEART The orientation taught me a lot about the history of Baltimore that I did not know. I had always known that Hopkins had a negative presence to many people, but I did not know the specifics of its harm. So many projects were…
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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 5: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Following the first official week of programming for the Teen Makers, my time at Open Works certainly felt different: busier, more challenging and fuller all at the same time. I’ve gotten used to people inquiring what exactly I’ve been doing for the past 4 weeks,…
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2018 Week 4: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Browsing through Facebook last Sunday night, an article the Baltimore Sun posted catches my eye: “Baltimore’s Open Works launches commercial fabrication shop; aims for a manufacturing program renaissance.” It was cool to see the city’s paper take an interest in Open Works, read the quotes…
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