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Listen to June's Playlist!
Our music curator, Ashley Lomax, shares, “Wonder is an important word to me. Its the feeling you get when when you encounter something new, different, short lived or even meant for forever.. Memories give the feeling of wonder….life and movement. From random one hit wonders to Stevie Wonder. Let’s smile and sing for a while.”
Our music curator, Ashley Lomax, shares, “Preservation is one of the most important aspects of a city to me. Old buildings, new playgrounds, same spirit of people. Baltimore is special for the artists its created, the history that’s been created here and the future to come. From the Star Spangled Banner to Baltimore Club, this city is truly special. This playlist is entirely Baltimore acts. Its time to dance."
Thanks are due all around! To our wonderful speaker - Steph Hsu, our illustrious partners, our amazing volunteers, all our “morning people” attendees, and to Amanda DiGiondomenico for these incredible illustrated notes from Steph’s talk.
If you are interested in reading the article Steph referenced “Is he white or colored?” you can read that full text here.
And if you want to get involved with the Charm City Night Market, you can find out more here.
April Creative Catch-up
Join us Tuesday, April 23rd from 5-7 for happy hour at Noona’s! Catch up with past speakers, enjoy complimentary bites, drink specials and stick around for a chance to win some great prizes.
RSVP here and we’ll see ya there!
April Playlist: Inclusive
CreativeMornings/Baltimore’s Music Curator, Ashley Lomax, says of this month’s theme:
To me, Inclusive means all-embracing and more importantly, focusing on the diversity within the individual and the group, as a way of life. I focused on artists from Baltimore such as Greenspan, Amy Reid, and Soul Cannon, while including a variety of inviting songs. Come, Belong, & Express You.
Partner: Local Color Flowers
We’re so so lucky to have Local Color Flowers as a partner. Look at this STUNNING arrangement they designed for this month's talk. Here’s more from the bosslady herself, Ellen Frost:
“We’re so excited to be partnering with CreativeMornings/Baltimore. Each month we are challenging ourselves to create a design inspired by the monthly theme. This month, the theme is WATER. Stacy Yeager, one of our long time designers created this monochromatic blue arrangement with the color of water in mind. Using locally grown flowers including iris, delphinium, hyacinth and sweet peas, the arrangement perfectly complements the green vase, another water color, created by local potter and entrepreneur Irene Donnelly Salmon.
Water is a hot topic in the local flower community today. Water is a critical component for growing cut flowers. Without water, there would be no flowers. Farmers spend a lot of time trying to ensure their plants get enough water through wells or rain capture or irrigation. Too much water however, (like last year’s record rain fall in Maryland) can put an early end to flowers rotting entire crops in the field. Flower farming is hard and balance in farming is fleeting but water is a constant for better or worse.”
March Playlist: Water
CreativeMornings/Baltimore’s Music Curator, Ashley Lomax, curated a playlist for this month’s theme. She said about the theme:
Water is a a powerful element that creates our lives and our world. Water can save you or be the end of you, but it always brings cleansing, purifying elements and a feeling of "a new". With music, fluidity and action in lyrics, rhythms and genres, pivots your scope on the day and yourself. So for me, these songs convey that for me. The best part of this playlist is that is can be played in order, like the river flows. Be sure to look out for the theme of water within the album titles, lyrics or song titles.
Celebrate the CM/Bal Reboot with a FREE Maryland Art Place Membership
We loved seeing all your smiling faces this morning! A huge thank you to Steven White and Dominick Davis of DifferentRegard for a great talk and discussion. If you couldn’t join us, be sure to stay connected on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where we’ll be posting photos and the talk in full in the coming weeks. To celebrate the reboot of CreativeMornings Baltimore Maryland Art Place (MAP) is offering free membership for any donation over $30 made online between now and Sunday at noon.
Membership gets you things like a free ticket to their annual spring event on April 5, Out of Order, MAP’s free-hung exhibition, showcasing the works of over 250 artists annually.
To take advantage of this great offer while supporting CM/Bal – please click here and fill out the form to join as a member and your membership fee will go directly back to CM/Bal! Please note, this offer expires on 2/24 at 12 p.m. EST.
CM/Bal community member Ashley Lomax curated a playlist for this month’s theme.
“I have always been a fan of Symmetry, whether that’s within music or any other medium. I equate Symmetry to balance, which leads to me feeling calm. But Symmetry is more defined as a correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing. So, with that in mind, I picked that I felt had ‘pleasing’ aspects to them. Not to mention, it is February, so there are some songs based around love, sprinkled around. There’s songs In a variety of genres and tempos, to give you a sneak peek in my symmetrical spaces. ”
This month on Symmetry!
Our stage will be graced by the impeccably dressed and uber talented creators of Different Regard, Dominick Davis & Steven White.
Friday 2/22, 8:30-10 hosted by Motor House
Tickets available online Monday the 18th.