Pop into the gallery and build your own African Mask on February 9 with featured teaching artist, Mama Ebony Evans! Masks can represent ceremonial or every-day functions, so get creative! Wedding mask? YES! Cooking a meal mask? SURE! Inspired by African facial masks, students and family members will design and create their own to wear at home while celebrating their own something special.
Kerplunk! is a signature Creative Alliance program for families to make art together and engage directly with Baltimore’s rich pool of visual teaching artists. Families will be greeted by two of our Teen Council members - Lily Mancia and Carmen Santos-Galicia - and will learn from a featured Creative Alliance artist every Saturday from 12-3PM. Families receive a tour of our galleries by our Teen Council members, learn about Creative Alliance programs, and go home with an interactive project they made together honoring one of three themes during the Spring term: Black History Month in February, Women’s History Month in March, and International Children’s Day during the month of April.
Kerplunk! is every Saturday from FEB 9-APR 7th from 12-3PM. Always free thanks to the support of Baltimore Housing. No registration is required. We suggest a group reservation if it is more than six people in a group by emailing education director, Maria Aldana at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTIST BIO: EBONY EVANS
Ebony Evans is a musician, performing artist, arts instructor, lightworker, and radical activist centering her work around the freedom, agency, empowerment, and self-expression of Black Womyn and girls. Ebony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Arts from Coppin State University. She is a 2019 Community Art Collaborative MICA fellow and currently serves as resident artist and education coordinator at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the lyric. With years of experience in cultivating spaces of spiritual empowerment and body positivity for Black Womyn, she fosters growth and healing in the face of unchecked misogyny; and in her years-long work as an arts instructor specializing in African Folklore and theater for children in grades K-8, Ebony continues the work of dismantling white supremacy in our most vulnerable populations.