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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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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 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day. I mean that was like a full week…
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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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