The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is excited to announce the second installation of the Emerge Baltimore artist series at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. This exhibition series is made possible through the generous support of the Maryland State Arts Council. This series will feature the work of 10 emerging Baltimore-based artists working in mediums from glass and acrylic to metal and fiber throughout 2022. The second installment of this series features visual artists Bria Sterling-Wilson and Christophe Batten, along with glass artists Zach Wade and Mitchell Noah.
All four of these artists’ narratives will unfold simultaneously across the three galleries at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower from June 9 – August 28, 2022, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 9.
The Emerge Baltimore artist exhibition series is a continuation of BOPA’s efforts to raise the profiles of promising Baltimore artists — and the city itself — as a vibrant destination for working creatives. Curated by Kirk Shannon-Butts, this installation highlights glass art, painting, and collage.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts ( BOPA) presents three solo shows that open simultaneously at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower as part of BOPA’s Emerge Baltimore exhibition series.
Aliana Grace Bailey’s exhibition, “a loving home: lessons on love,” unfolds in textiles; in Derrick ‘DJ’ Smith’s exhibition “Clarity” his photographs explore aspects of mental health and the healing process; and Raquel Thompson’s exhibition “Reality” showcases single line paintings that reveal hidden human emotions.
This trio of artists represents the zealous expression and cutting-edge vision that will thrust Baltimore City creative culture into the future. And all three shows are set in the stunning galleries of the historic Bromo Seltzer Tower.