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Creative Alliance Out of School Time at Tench Tilghman School

Creative Alliance Out of School Time at Tench Tilghman School
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Black History Month Project at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School

Program Type: Comprehensive After School Program
Population: 65 students; grades K-4

Creative Alliance provides comprehensive out of school time programming to students in grades K-4 at Tench Tilghman Elementary/ Middle School. Each day, students receive homework help, exercise, art enrichment, snack, and supper. Our art enrichment activities include: theater, puppetry, African drumming, cultural dance, and fine art.
 
In celebration of Black History Month a select group of Creative Alliance at Tench Tilghman students have studied four highly influential African American musicians: Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Leontyne Price, and Jimi Hendrix. First, they viewed various performances by the selected artists on YouTube. Afterwards, students discussed the impact these musicians have had on current music, including pop, hip hop, rock, jazz, R&B, and soul. In the end, the students embodied the spirit of each musician by recreating famous portraits of them. 

These portraits were recently exhibited as part of the National Aquarium's Black History Month Community Celebration. The portraits will also be on view at Creative Alliance as part of the Envisioning History: Johns Hopkins Black History Month Art Competition from Feb 27 - Mar 17, 2015. 

Billie Holiday: Courtney B., 3rd grade
Ray Charles: Cortez B., 3rd grade
Jimi Hendrix: Raymon H., 3rd grade
Leontyne Price: Milae G., 3rd grade

Photo Credit: Cieara Adams, Creative Alliance at Tench Tilghman Program Assistant 

Creative Alliance at Tench Tilghman is a comprehensive after school education program of Creative Alliance. Funding for this project has been provided in part by THE FAMILY LEAGUE OF BALTIMORE CITY, INC. Special thanks to Tench Tilghman's Principal Yon and Vice Principal Williams and all of the wonderful Creative Alliance students, administrators, teaching artists, and assistants.

In The Gallery: Paul Rucker REWIND

In The Gallery: Paul Rucker REWIND
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Paul Rucker’s solo exhibition REWIND visually embodies America’s uncomfortable history regarding issues of social justice through sculptural installations, text, quilts, animations, and special events that will occur throughout the course of the exhibition. Spanning both the main gallery, and Rucker’s own Studio 6 on the second floor of the Creative Alliance, REWIND re-envisions and re-imagines past historical events and alludes to their relationship with current issues of race and injustice in America. Examples include the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as the brutal slayings of Medgar Evers, Sean Bell, and Trayvon Martin.

Created over many years, REWIND represents the largest collection of Rucker’s work to-date and is a powerful catalyst for community discussion in light of the social violence that has permeated the international news media. Special to this exhibition, Rucker is creating a newspaper guide to give viewers descriptive access to the concept-driven visuals  as they encounter his work.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the visuals in the exhibition may be disturbing.

Listen to Paul Rucker talk with The Signal’s Aaron Henkin - Interview
Review on BmoreArt -
Hidden in Plain Sight


ENGAGE WITH PAUL RUCKER & REWIND

FEB 21 - Bread and Conversation and Creating Together: Responding To and Engaging with REWIND, led by Liz Lerman and Paul Rucker - please register
This extended workshop and dialogue is hosted by MacArthur fellow Liz Lerman and Robert W. Deutsch Foundation fellow Paul Rucker, based on a modified version of Liz's Critical Response Process, along with interactive experiences based on the thoughts and hopes of the assembled group. 10am-2pm Suggested Donation of $10 - No one will be turned away because of lack of funds

FEB 28 - Artist Talk

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Bread and Conversation and Creating Together: Responding to and engaging with REWIND  

Bread and Conversation and Creating Together: Responding to and engaging with REWIND

Sat Feb 21, 10am-2pm

This extended workshop and dialogue is hosted by MacArthur fellow Liz Lerman and Robert W. Deutsch Foundation fellow Paul Rucker, based on a modified version of Liz's Critical Response Process, along with interactive experiences based on the thoughts and hopes of the assembled group. 10am-2pm Suggested Donation of $10 - No one will be turned away because of lack of funds

Paul Rucker’s exhibition, REWIND, presents a challenging visual and emotional experience in the gallery and artist’s studio from Feb 7 – Mar 7. This extended workshop and dialogue is hosted by MacArthur fellow Liz Lerman and Robert W. Deutsch Foundation fellow Paul Rucker. You’ll have a chance to engage and respond to REWIND through a modified version of Liz’s Critical Response Process, along with interactive experiences based on the thoughts and hopes of the assembled group.

Lerman, through her Critical Response Process, is gaining national recognition for her ability to confront and deal with the pressing social issues that affect us all in the wake of events such as Ferguson, and the shootings of police officers in New York City. Break bread and make conversation with your neighbors and fellow members of the community.

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 Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process through which he investigates the impact of the community, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject.

Rucker has received numerous grants, awards, and residencies for visual art and music. He recently was awarded a Creative Capital Foundation grant award for visual art, as well as a MAP Fund grant for performance. In 2013, he was named the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Artist in Residence and Research Fellow at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is currently a resident at Creative

Alliance. In 2012, he received an award for Visual Art from the Creative Capital Foundation, a 10-week residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in California, the Conductive Garboil Grant, a Grant for Artists Projects from Artist Trust, and an Artist Project Grant and Gallery Show from 4Culture.

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