"Beautiful Walls for Baltimore"
School 33 Art Center presents “Beautiful Walls for Baltimore,” a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Baltimore Mural Program. The multi-disciplinary exhibition encompasses each of the three galleries at School 33 Art Center and features new and re-created mural works, photography, multi-media presentations, drawings, and written histories. The exhibition is on view from Friday, December 4, 2015 through Saturday, January 30, 2016. A free opening reception takes place Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm. Light refreshments will be served. School 33 Art Center is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 1427 Light Street. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
The murals of Baltimore speak volumes about the city’s history and values. They celebrate Baltimore’s giants like Frederick Douglass and Billie Holiday. They pay homage to its brick row homes and marble stoops. They stand tall over garden sanctuaries and bustling intersections. “Beautiful Walls for Baltimore” celebrates the Baltimore Mural Program and the mural artists who helped shape its 40-year history. The Baltimore Mural Program has produced more than 250 murals across the city, creating an outdoor public museum for the enjoyment of the people of Baltimore. The exhibition includes original works and interpretations by Nate Larson, Alan Lifton, Megan Lewis, Ernest Shaw, Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, Sean Radaskiewicz, Gary Mullen, Khoran Lee and Dan Van Allen and is curated by Maggie Villegas. Support for this exhibition was made possible in part by the Baltimore National Heritage Area.
School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions. School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.
For more information on “Beautiful Walls for Baltimore,” call 443-263-4350.