Ramona Diaz looked through the lens as Filipino teachers learned the ABC’s of Baltimore’s public schools.
Documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz has always loved looking through a lens. "In high school, I had a camera at all times and was the photo editor of my yearbook," she says. "Even then, I loved the...
Sculptor John Henry talks about his upcoming Westport project.
John Henry, an artist based in Chattanooga, TN, hopes to erect a sculpture along the waterfront in Westport. The spiky, 236-foot-tall piece would sit on a plaza in Patrick Turner’s $1.5 billion...
Who has it. Who's lost it. And how to get it.
Delegate Keiffer Mitchell Jr. is at a cafe, being interviewed for this story, when his cell phone rings. "Hang on a sec, I've got to take this," he says. He leans away and answers the phone. He's...
Baltimore has had a fascinating relationship with Andy Warhol, and the BMA's upcoming Warhol exhibit is the show to see this fall.
Baltimoreans can feel some measure of pride visiting The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Located downtown in a renovated industrial warehouse—a "factory," if you will—just a few miles from where...
With Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Maryland artist John Root Hopkins aboard for the fun, the museum’s next show is a hoot.
Like so many visionary artists, it seems, John Root Hopkins lives in the middle of nowhere. Outside Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Route 16 rolls past clusters of aluminum sided houses and...
After 30 years, the wheels keep turning at Baltimore Clayworks.
Deborah Bedwell’s first encounter with a potter’s wheel was less than auspicious. The West Virginia native was a recent transplant to Maryland in 1969 when she signed up for a ceramics class at...
After 60 years, they've stopped selling those clunky instant cameras and film cartridges. At least one Baltimore artist is totally bummed.
Jim Lucio opens a shoe box, searches, and then pulls out a photo he took nearly two decades ago. It's a Polaroid of a teenage girl wearing an orange bikini, floating atop a blue swimming pool, her...
The performance group Fluid Movement revels in an ongoing dance with life.
It's a Saturday afternoon, and the performance space at Saint John's United Methodist Church in Charles Village is filled with brightly dressed people. The crowd of 60 or so includes young girls with...
The T-shirt has become a viable medium for an increasing number of Baltimore artists.
In the summer of 2004, Jean-Baptiste Regnard wanted to splurge on some clothes, but he didn't want anything as formal as what he wore as a real-estate agent. He was just 24, after all, and he wanted...
For nearly a century, Baltimoreans have been painting window screens, a tradition that is alive and well.
John Oktavec likes to say that he leaves his body when he paints pictures on window screens. In the after-dinner quiet of his Pasadena home, Oktavec brushes color on a wire screen. "Painting takes...