Author Elaine Eff, founding director of the Painted Screen Society of Baltimore, will discuss the folk art of screen painting and her new book, The Painted Screens of Baltimore: an Urban Folk Art Revealed.
Elaine Eff began visiting painters and their patrons -- the people of East Baltimore -- while a student of folklore and museum studies. Her career as Baltimore City and Maryland State Folklorist took her throughout the state, but she always came home to the people and the neighborhoods where this original rowhouse art was born, and now continues in new forms. She returns to share her findings in this beautiful book that tells our community's story.
Eff, known locally by many as "The Screen Lady," considers this book a love letter and this conversation a spoken thank you note to the people of southeast Baltimore. Join her for a discussion of the streets and people, landmarks and characters, having written the book one conversation at a time, one block at a time from the 1970s to today.
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