Baltimore Rising: Art in Revolution

November 15, 2016 – Segment 2 Baltimore Uprising

Our guests talk about Baltimore Rising, an exciting new exhibition that brings together a broad survey of works by 15 artists with significant ties to Baltimore, who address the social, economic, political and racial issues that propelled the city to the national spotlight in 2015. With: photographer J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for the Baltimore City Paper; visual artist and musician Paul Rucker; and Tony Shore, Chairperson of the Painting Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
Baltimore Rising is on exhibit at MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, through November 23. On Wednesday, November 16, from 7 – 9 p.m.there will be a panel discussion on the exhibit at the Lazarus Center Auditorium, considering the question, What is the role of the arts in revolution? Featuring: photographer J.M. Giordano; visual artist and musician Paul Rucker; multi-disciplinary artist and educator Joyce J. Scott; and MICA painting chairperson Tony Shore. Moderated by University of Maryland professor Sheri Parks. The panel will reflect upon how the arts can serve as a tool to examine society and to amplify the voices that most need to be heard.