3-Day Outdoor Art & Film Series Announced

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Penn Ave Film Project Announces First-ever program of its kind on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore

Announcing the first-ever outdoor art & firm series to take place on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore. The Penn Ave. Film Project will showcase local visual artists and filmmakers on three Fridays in June and engage the communities of Sandtown-Winchester and Upton.

3 Fridays - June 3rd • June 10th • June 17th
8pm – 11pm
Jubilee Arts, 1947 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217

“We hope this event sparks dialogue through the arts and creates a platform for social change by celebrating West Baltimore’s talent,” said Ariston Jacks, Lead Artist and organizer of the event.

Each Friday evening event will include three components:
A short or experimental film by local filmmaker with short talk-back session
Digital visual art exhibit by select local artists
Family-Friendly feature film

The different components are designed to attract residents in the surrounding neighborhoods who may not be exposed to or have the opportunity to engage in the visual arts on a regular basis.

"Jubilee Arts is thrilled to host the Penn. Ave. Film Project in our lot! We are always looking for opportunities to bring our community together to celebrate art and artists from our community," said Nora Howell, Jubilee Arts Program Director. “One of Jubilee Arts' goals is to honor the legacy of art and culture in our community, hosting this event is a great way to make art a focal point on the Avenue once again.”

As one of many participating artists, Ray Baylor will be presenting his work Wrecking / Renewal on June 3rd. Artist statement excerpt:
“We all have many many chapters that share insight into the who we are becoming. Experiences that shaped and defined a pathway to his becoming a more involved for change. change is inevitable ...our resolve to make better the things to come ....can make the difference ...if we just share!”

Local and community oriented Dovecote Cafe will provide the menu for each of the 3-days of the series.

Each Friday, attendees can also enter a raffle to take home their very own piece of original fine art from one of the participating emerging visual artists.


Friday, June 3rd
·     MICA Art Opening. Students of LaToya Hobbs will show their West Baltimore inspired drawings and paintings.
·     Local Film Artist: Blackanomics Episode 2 by New Lens + Talk Back
·     Visual Artists: Stephen Townes, Ray Baylor + Talk Back
·     Fine Art Raffle Drawing
·     Feature movie: War Room

Friday, June 10th    
·     Local Film artist: Broken House by Khoran Lee of Dream R.U.N. + Talk Back
·     Visual artists: Renee Lewis, Morgan Monceaux + Talk Back
·     Fine Art Raffle Drawing
·     Feature movie: The Great Debaters

Friday, June 17h    
·     Local Film Artist: Bashi Rose presents George Jackson: Releasing The Dragon + Talk Back
·     Bicyclists of Baltimore Trailer + Intro from Director
·     Visual artist: Tracy Stevens, Jerrell Gibbs + Talk Back
·     Fine Art Raffle Drawing
·     Feature movie: The Wiz, an African American Classic!


Made possible by: This new community event is made possible by Alternate ROOTS, V.I.T.A.L. Artist Collective, Jubilee Arts, Foundation Drawing students from Maryland Institute College of Art, and Art In Praxis.

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