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Ceasefire Day of Art and Community: Featuring Joyce Scott and Herb Massie

Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:00am to 5:00pm

1531 W. North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217

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Joyce J. Scott received a B.F.A. (1970) from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an M.F.A. (1971) from the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and training from her mother, Elizabeth T. Scott, who was an internationally recognized fiber artist. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others, and it is held in the public collections of numerous national and international museums.

Herb Massie is a community artist, organizer, teacher, sculptor, mosaic artist, and the former Director of Community Engagement at Baltimore Clayworks. Having grown up in Baltimore, Herb is self-taught and pulls from his experiences in the city. He uses clay, spanning from individual projects to collaboratively designed and executed installations, as a vehicle for healing, relationship development, advocacy, and community building with a diverse pool of participants. He has worked to overcome stereotypes, prejudices, and misconceptions to bring dignity, voice, and strength to young people, teens, students with disabilities, senior adults, and those who are experiencing addiction recovery through hands-on arts experiences in Maryland for over 25 years. One of Herb's most recent projects is an installation at the Walters Art Museum's One West of a collaborative community project created by over 400 participants.

10am-1pm: Clay Art Projects (All Ages) Decorate a seal of peace using provided materials create a unique reminder of a day of peace and community.  

The branch is creating a clay treasure book that includes pictures, messages of peace, and heroes of throughout history, etc. Participants will add treasures to our book throughout the day. 

1pm-2pm: Refreshments and Art Exhibition

2pm-4pm: Artists Discussion with Joyce Scott and Herb Massie

Two of Baltimore’s most treasured artists will lead a discussion on their work, their inspiration, and working as successful artist. Their discussion will include a photo exhibit of selected pieces. 

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