"Ray" (oyster boat)

Oyster boat: "Ray"; wooden; previously owned by Ellis Bay Packing Co., Inc, in Nanticoke, MD; built in 1959

Tracey Cutler, Saxophonist

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Tracey Cutler is saxophonist for the celebrated band Collaboration. The group has been featured on BET’s BET On Jazz Series and performed at such venues and occasions as the 1997 Presidential Inaugural Ball, the Democratic National Convention, and The Jazz Company at Walt Disney World. Their album Because of You has been called a “must-have album for serious smooth jazz aficionados" by Jazz Review.

 

The concert is a part of the museum's Third Thursday series. $8 for members and $10 for non-members on the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. Sponsored by WEAA.

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Tracey Cutler, Saxophonist

Craig Alston Syndicate

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Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. Alston also plays bass and keyboards. He has performed with legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath. His versatility has allowed him to play with musicians across genres, from The Temptations to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The concert is a part of the museum's Third Thursday series. $8 for members and $10 for non-members on the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. Sponsored by WEAA.

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Craig Alston, jazz musician

BMORE Than The Story

Each component in this exhibition is designed to showcase the experiences of students living in Baltimore before, during, and after the Baltimore Uprising of 2015. It will also address issues, such as constant police surveillance, that have plagued the Baltimore community. BMORE Than the Story is giving Baltimore youth a chance to tell their side of the story. The exhibition is a collaboration between students at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of the Visual Arts and University of Maryland College Park.

Trip to Bountiful

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(90 minutes) Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson) begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma (Keke Palmer), a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful. Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood also star in this television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Footes Tony-nominated play.

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Floetic Friday

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Join us for an evening of up-and-coming emcees, poets, and DJs in this series of spoken word and hip hop expression. Open mic followed by a featured performer. Doors open at 7pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the museum cafe' 7pm-9pm. Performances begin at 7:30pm. Admission: $6 members, $8 non-members. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

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I am Franklin: Comic Book Art Workshop

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Create comic book art about your community and self-identity with artist Jerrell Gibbs utilizing the African American comic strip character Franklin Armstrong from the comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz. Participants will dialogue with Mr. Gibbs, create an art piece using the Franklin character and create a written message to go along with their piece. Recommended for ages 8-14. In conjunction with the exhibitions "BMore" Than the Story and Question Bridge: Black Males.

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Franklin from the Peanuts cartoon series

BMORE Than The Story: Opening Day

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Reception, Community Forum, and Performances

The students of "The Positive Social Change Theater/Performing Arts Program" at Augusta Fells Savage High School present a theatrical conversation to achieve healing, understanding, and hope entitled "A Turn Up 4 A Rise Up: A Hope Story." The piece uses the power of theater, spoken word poetry, positive rap, dance, and song used to show societal inequities and possible solutions to them for a better tomorrow for us all. The performance, along with a community forum, are part of the opening day program of the exhibition BMORE Than The Story. This exhibit curated by ASFIVA students and graphic design students from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) addresses the one-sided media portrayal and the realities of the Baltimore students’ lives. A reception follows the performance.

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Schedule

1:30-2:30pmWelcome remarks
2:40pm-3:30pmCommunity panel with students of UMD, August Fells, and community activists
3:30pm-4:30pmReception
  

 

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Art in the Hands of Men: Show + Panel w/Artists

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Join art curator Shawn Kwofi Holmes, Jerrell Gibbs and their artist friends for an artist talk and art show on their latest art exhibition, Art in the Hands of Men. This community exhibit consisting of more than 50 pieces of photography and paintings is dedicated to the acknowledgment of African American trailblazers in art, history and popular culture, past and present and features soley the works of black men. The artists include Ernest Shaw, Eric Briscoe, Brad Talley, Jerrell Gibbs, Jason Harris, Tariq Toure, Bryan Robison, Dejaun Patterson, Bryan Robinson and Anthony Mckissick. Museum visitors will get an opportunity to view some of their works and meet some of the artists during this talk. Preceded by a workshop for youth artists at 11am-2pm. In conjunction with the exhibitions "BMore" Than the Story and Question Bridge: Black Males.

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