CONNECTING CITY SCHOOLS TO LOCAL BALTIMORE ARTISTS
The Baltimore Artist Series celebrates working artists in Baltimore City by highlighting their work through interviews, how-to videos, and curricular connections!
The artist profiles cover the artists’ biography, techniques, processes, and ideas behind their work while. How-to videos give viewers a better understanding of what materials and techniques they need to build skills in each of the artists’ particular art forms. In addition to the videos, this series connects each artist to thematic curricular connections in English Language Arts classrooms through Maryland State Fine Arts Standards.
It is our hope that teachers, students, parents, and others see their own potential through this resource and understand the brilliance that lives in Baltimore City and themselves!
MEET THE ARTISTS
John Tyler is a guitarist, bassist, pianist, songwriter and producer who invests time, creativity, and resources to celebrate and support Baltimore music.
Sebastian Martorana is a sculptor who works with marble to bring awareness to how stone can depict humor, gentleness, and social equity.
Monique Crabb is a multi-disciplinary artist whose fibers work explores form and text that address her interests in history, identity, body, and environment.
Ernest Shaw paints narrative portraits of notable Black figures on canvas and community walls to celebrate and depict Black culture’s impact in America.
Lewis defines herself as an illustrator who paints with bold colors and shapes to form geometric patterns and portraits of Notable Black Figures.
Victoria Vox is a singer, songwriter, musician, and performer that specializes in playing the ukulele for its unique sound and versatility.
“The artwork is the transmitter of thoughts, feelings and emotions, narratives of the artist to an audience.”
In order for students to see themselves as artists, teachers should also be highlighting the amazing local talent right here in Baltimore City.
Students would develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the arts if the concepts they are studying are exemplified by extremely talented artists working and living within their own communities.
The Baltimore Artist Series is made possible by the generous support from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.