Wide Angle Youth Media

2019 Featured Blogs

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER On Monday, a mother of three comes to see us on her only day off of the week. She’s had piercing headaches for months. With the kids and her job she just hasn’t had time to come in. I tell her she is strong. She…
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2019 Week 1: Community Arts Programs

SEHEJ PARMAR | BALTIMORE YOUTH ARTS “We can do better than prison.” If you get off the JHMI at the Southbound Peabody stop and walk a little down towards Mercy Hospital until you hit West Mulberry Street, turn right, pass two street lights and walk to the end of the…
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2019 Orientation: Community Arts Programs

SEHEJ PARMAR | BALTIMORE YOUTH ARTS I’ll admit that when we were first provided with dates of all the CIIP events, I had to read through twice to confirm orientation was a full week from 9am – 5pm everyday. I mean that was like a full week of work, was…
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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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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 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 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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