Next Baltimore speaker
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.
Hello! I’m Kira Wisniewski, your new host. I’m energized to get things rolling here again!
A bit about me
I’m a seasoned event and meeting planner with a can-do attitude and passion for community and the arts. Professionally, I’ve been responsible for an annual 2600+ attendee, multi-day academic conference. I’ve also executed fundraising events such as Paddlestar Galactica: a ping-pong tournament for cheaters for a non-profit organization I co-founded. Additional event-based passion projects include co-curating Call + Response, an art show that pairs writers with visual artists and Kiraoke, a unique karaoke event that celebrates friendship. All this and more can be explored deeper on my website: www.kiraface.com
A bit about the team
Every CreativeMornings event is free and run by a team of volunteers.
Mario Brandhorst is the new CreativeMornings/Baltimore co-organizer. He’s a native Baltimorean and has been a part of the city’s creative community for much of his life. (You may recognize him as Chicken Finger Man.)
Laura Ferrara, laurasferrara.com, is continuing on as photographer. She has been with the chapter since 2015.
Cassandra Miller is also staying onboard and you’ll see her helping check you in at the events. She has been with chapter for the past four years.
Winston Zhou, wzhouphoto.com, will also continue as our videographer. He has been with the chapter since mid-2017.
How to participate
- Come to our reboot event on February 22 at the beautiful Motor House!
- Invite your friends to join you on 2/22!
- Sign up for the CreativeMornings/Baltimore newsletter!
- Complete your profile with a photo of your wonderful face at CreativeMornings.com!
- Are you a graphic recorder/illustrator? Social media wiz? Are you a graphic designer/art director? Have a knack for photography or video? Love to help run the behind the scenes aspects of an event? Please email us to learn more about volunteering your skillz to the cause! firstname.lastname@example.org
- Does your business or organization share the values and visions of CreativeMornings and you’d like to talk shop about partnering/sponsoring? Please email us! email@example.com
- Donate money to help bring things back with bang and keep sustaining our chapter! creativemornings.com/cities/bal/sponsors
Stay tuned for details and I hope to give you a high five on 2/22!