We were so pleased to have had rising Baltimore City Senior Robin/Elliot O’Maonaigh with us this summer via the Bloomberg Arts Internship program! Last night they gave their culminating presentation (which these slides are excerpted from), documenting their intern’s view on the studio acquired through close observation of our artists’ practices done in tandem with building their own portfolio and supporting our studio milieu. You can learn more about what they saw and learned this summer in this blog post they prepared.
Make Studio was excited and humbled to receive a generous grant from Civitan Club of Baltimore, allowing us to undertake our “Make Studio Road Warriors” series. This funding is enabling our artists to get out of the studio, and even out of Baltimore, specifically to have unique art experiences in the company of fellow artists from other progressive art studios. First up, on May 26th, a group of artists and staff visited VisAbility Arts Lab in Rockville and Art Enables in Washington, D.C.! Read on to find out what we saw and did that day.
by Tyrone Weedon As a 90s kid, I was introduced to the stand-up comedian Louie Anderson when he has a Showtime Comedy Special on cable television that I watched years […]
by Kemonte Hale Although Kemonte, one of our newest artists, isn’t featured in our upcoming Storytellers show, much of his artwork is narrative in nature. He enjoys the process of […]
by Alex Albert Here’s what needed cleaning at Make Studio: the windows and the doors! I sprayed the windows with Windex. I even wiped the windows with a rag. Cathy, […]
After *the first* COVID Christmas physically separated our artists last year, our resident holiday hype man Iragi wanted to bring the holiday spirit back into the studio with a vengeance. Each Wednesday this December, he counted down the weeks til Christmas with photo shoots and performances.
Now that it’s been a minute and we feel like we’re back in our art center, we’re happy to be resuming our periodic spotlights on 1-2 artists in our showroom gallery.
Currently in the gallery: “My Morphinominal Life in Art” featuring Iragi Nkere, on view through the end the September. Stop by to see the work in-person if you can, or follow along on social media as we share artwork details and thoughts from Iragi.
Make Studio artist Louis Middleton is a big fan of beautiful scenery. He often makes artwork about faraway places, idyllic landscapes and seascapes, as well as capturing the essence of […]
The first piece Tyrone worked on when he returned to in-person studio attendance last month was this one, his response of solidarity to the alarming rise in hate crimes directed […]
“I began watching old episodes of the “Bob Ross” painting show on Netflix and Hulu in 2018 (ish), because I thought it would help hone my painting skills. I learned many new things by watching him paint, such as use of color, mostly soft colors. I also bought a book of Bob Ross’s paintings from the Giant, which I have been using as a reference ever since.”