FACING NEW CHALLENGES WITH COMMUNITY
MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNITY ARTS (MACA)
SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 5
RECEPTION OCTOBER 1, 7PM-9PM
MICA, BROWN CENTER, LOWER LOBBY AND 2ND FLOOR ROSENBERG
Artists: LINDSEY BAILEY, HANNAH BRANCATO, BARBARA JOANN COMBS, CHRISTINA COOKE, HOLLY CRAWFORD-SEAY, SARAH EDELSBURG, MICHELLE FAULKNER, ROBERT FITZGERALD, ASHBY FOOTE,QUENTIN GIBEAU, NORA HOWELL, NATAKI MCNEAL BHATTI, ZOE REZNICK GEWANTER, KATTI STA. ANA, NATALIE TRANELLI, JESSIE UNTERHALTER
In June 2009, we embarked upon our formal education in the field of community arts. Central to our own learning, we taught art-making with youth in eight sites across Baltimore city. Simultaneously, we began to define our processes as individual community artists.
Each of us crossed the threshold to explore our relationship within the context of community, mapping the interface by:
Identifying critical issues
Forming new relationships
This work reflects on the challenges we face with community related to education, youth development, racism, environmental concerns, public health and other issues of social justice. Together, we create a connective platform where we pose the metacognitive question: what is community art?