Baltimore Citizen Artist
2015 was an intense year for Baltimore, and a spotlight was shone on the ugliness in our city that is present all throughout the country. I believe that through art, we can ask questions, search for new answers, and ultimately, become better. In the words of my favorite composer/philosopher John Luther Adams, "In the midst of the darkness that seems to be descending all around us, art is a vital testament to the best qualities of the human spirit. As it has throughout history, art expresses our belief that there will be a future for humanity. It gives voice and substance to hope. Our courage for the present and our hope for the future lie in that place in the human spirit that finds solace and renewal in art." Art in Baltimore is thriving, and I am grateful to have been a small part of a lot of the big things happening here. From the Transmodern Festival to leading a band for an opening exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, from curating shows at the 5th Dimension in the H&H Building to working with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), I am grateful to have been a small part of a lot of the big things happening here this year.