Our Community

What powers and empowers Motor House is our community – how we redefine it in a way that removes old barriers to invite new ideas, and how we actually live it every day on the three floors of our center. By inventing a more open context for an arts community, we have created a place where resident art-makers, local arts organizations, and visiting artists and performers can work and collaborate together without limits.

Artists

The second floor of the Motor House is dedicated to studio and working space for more than 18 individual artists and collectives. With a wide array of talent and experience, Motor House artists represent a cross section of  artistic disciplines and social, and cultural diversity found within Baltimore’s various creative communities. Learn about our current roster of artists by clicking on their name below:

Ada Pinkston
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Ada Pinkston

Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and organizer living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in New York, her art explores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies using mono-print, performance, experimental video, and collage techniques. Inter-subjective exchange is also the primary substrate of her work. Her work has been featured in Transmodern Performance Festival, P.S.1, and the streets of Berlin. A recipient of a Mississippi State Arts Council Grant, Blaunstein Scholarship, and Michael Mazur Printmaking Scholarship, her most recent collaborative project includes founding the LabBodies Performance Art Laboratory in Baltimore Maryland.

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Ada Pinkston Cara Ober
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Cara Ober
Artist Website

Cara Ober founded BmoreArt in 2007 in order to create more visibility and community within the arts in Baltimore. She is the founding editor and publisher of BmoreArt, an online and now print publication about arts and culture in Baltimore. Ober is a Baltimore-based artist, professor, curator, and writer. She currently teaches at MICA and Johns Hopkins University.

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Cara Ober CJay Philip
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CJay Philip
Artist Website

Award winning Actress/Singer/Choreographer CJay Philip was in the Broadway productions of Big the MusicalStreet Corner Symphony and Hairspray. CJay has toured as Lorrell in Dreamgirls and Paulette in Legally Blonde. CJay is also an accomplished songwriter and playwright with a sold out European run of her adaptation of Carmen. Since moving to Baltimore, CJay has directed productions at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Centerstage where she is a regular teaching artist. CJay was also director of Marvin’s Trial based o the life of Marvin Gaye presented at the DC Black Theatre Festival. As artistic director of Dance & Bmore, a professional dance company committed to family advocacy through music and dance, CJay has launched a family dance program, FazaFam Family Jam and is a family fitness spokesperson on a series of Baltimore PSA’s. CJay is also a b Grant winner of the 2013 Mary Sawyers Baker Awards.

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CJay Philip Daniel Stuelpnagel
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Daniel Stuelpnagel
Artist Website

Daniel Stuelpnagel has participated in more than 100 exhibitions, and has donated paintings in fund-raising for children’s arts education and literacy, housing for the disabled, public television, cancer treatment research and hospice care for terminal AIDS patients, among other causes.

My paintings are often intended to explore dualistic themes such as entropy and sustainability, alignment and chaos, geometric and organic forms, and designed to expand the visual lexicon of pattern recognition in a surrealistic, technological theme of prosthetic telepathy, the assimilation of consciousness into technology.

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Daniel Stuelpnagel Ernest Shaw
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Ernest Shaw
Artist Website

Ernest Shaw was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System. Mr. Shaw earned a high school diploma from the Baltimore School for the Arts, a B.A. degree from Morgan State University, and an M.F.A. from Howard University. It is at these institutions that the artist began to develop the skills and techniques necessary to articulate the Black Experience through visual representation. Ernest Shaw is now a high school teacher in Baltimore and an adjunct professor at Baltimore City Community College. The artist’s paintings are a direct reflection of his experiences as an African American. His choice of subject matter and style follows the tradition of many African American Figurative Painters such as: John Biggers, Charles White, Henry O. Tanner, and Romare Bearden. It is the artist’s dream to continue to create artwork that exhibits the Duality of the African American Experience.

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Ernest Shaw FORCE - Upsetting Rape Culture
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FORCE - Upsetting Rape Culture
Artist Website

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE believes that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, and they envision a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent. To promote this needed conversation, FORCE creates art actions to generate media attention and get millions of people talking. FORCE’s current project is the Monument Quilt, an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse on red quilt squares. The quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed. After touring the country as the project grows, the Monument Quilt will blanket the National Mall in fall 2017.

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FORCE - Upsetting Rape Culture Jeff and Aisha Butler
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Jeff and Aisha Butler
Artist Website

JazzyStudios, owned by photography duo Jeff and Aisha Butler, started as a result of Jeff Butler’s love of fashion and photography. The studio has grown to include a family of associate photographers, makeup artists, hairstylists, designers, wardrobe stylists, models, and more. The studio’s atmosphere has developed a great reputation which has led to JazzyStudios’ growing list of clientele which has expanded to include connections all over the United States and abroad. Over the years, Jeff and Aisha have used workshop-like platforms to encourage and inspire others desiring to fulfill their dreams. They also use their talents to volunteer and give back to causes that strengthen individual lives and communities.

Family is very important to them and you’ll very often here them say, “once you come through our doors, you’re family”.

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Jeff and Aisha Butler Joyce J. Scott
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Joyce J. Scott
Artist Website

Joyce J. Scott is a Baltimore-born, contemporary American artist whose prolific body of works has attracted global, national, and local attention.   

Among the most influential living artists working in Baltimore today, Scott is a sculptor, printmaker, installation artist, performer, quilt-maker, storyteller, and educator who pulls from influences as wide-ranging as her media. From early in Scott’s career, her American, urban, Black, female identity has seamlessly joined, uniting the intellectualism and the political drive of social critique with the humanized vernacular of well crafted, highly materialized forms.  

Scott received a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1970, and the following year, an MFA from the Institute Allende in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. She pursued further study at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

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Joyce J. Scott Kyeong-Soo Kim
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Kyeong-Soo Kim

I’m interested in exploring the relationship between what nature shows us and what my mind’s eye wants. Between what is seen and what is imagined. Sometimes my perception or reading of references seem to take precedence; and at other times, nature proves to be a wondrous source of inspiration and I approach my subjects naturalistically. Just to get how things look – to me. Plain and bare.

By nature, I do not just mean the beauty of the wild regions or the bucolic charm of the countryside.  My resources can also be found in the facts and objects and images of my immediate environment. They could be the rooftops of a city, people’s faces, plain forms and shapes, figurative or abstract. I understand the painting process involves looking both outward and inward.

Currently, I am working on cityscapes, and trying to include figurative elements in it. They might result in naturalistic images. Or, I might translate city images as – the combined textures of images put together as a group: soft brush lined form, hard-edged geometric shapes, illusion of brick walls, plain straight lines, and so on.

-Artist Statement by Kyeong-Soo Kim

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Kyeong-Soo Kim Libby Formant
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Libby Formant
Artist Website

Libby Formant is a visual artist based in Baltimore, MD. After receiving a degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park, Libby pursued a career in museums where she has worked in a variety of capacities. Her artwork has been highly influenced by cultural and historical studies, employing sourced imagery to build narrative and commentary.

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Libby Formant Megan Lewis
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Megan Lewis
Artist Website

Megan Lewis is a professional illustrator. Utilizing various mediums, She aims to create works of art that focus upon stories that reflect a critical view of social, historical and cultural issues. Lewis is a freelance artist living in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, and has recently taken on the role as muralist, her latest mural “Lady Liberty Please Know Thy Self” made national news with singer Alicia keys on A&E Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. She was a 2014 – 2015 Urban Arts Leadership Member of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (UALP) and a fellow/education assistant at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

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Megan Lewis Mike McConnell
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Mike McConnell
Artist Website

Painting allows me to extravagantly spend Monopoly money developing my progress. Head scratchings and revelations keep my funds flush. I’m a lucky parent experiencing many successes and failures as the painting guides me with its needs. I delight in making things. I build cradled wood panels to paint on. The hard surface allows me to aggressively work back into the paint. My process uses single edge razor blades to draw and scrape into the painting with almost the same degree it does applying paint with a brush. I use paint in a collage-like way cutting out shapes. The shapes convert the history I’ve put in the painting into a new conversation. I observe constantly with the eyes of a kitten. Nature is the main course of my visual diet. I paint intuitively but my former career as an illustrator unavoidably finds its way into my compositions. My memories and influences become my harvest.

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Mike McConnell Navasha Daya
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Navasha Daya
Artist Website

Called an “astral soul goddess” by the prestigious UK Mojo magazine, Navasha Daya is a singer, songwriter, producer, performing arts curator, certified holistic wellness practitioner, and spiritual and cultural arts activist. As a performing artist, Navasha has performed all over the globe sharing the stage with artists such as South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, Japanese pianist Hajime Yoshizawa, and American artists such as Joan Baez and Michael Franti of Spearhead, just to name a few. In addition to her solo career as an indie-soul artist, Navasha has toured for the past two years as a guest artist, singing with the Grammy Award winning all female a capella group, “Sweet Honey In The Rock.” Dubbed a foremother of the underground/ indie soul music movement, Navasha served as lead vocalists, songwriter and co-founder of the highly acclaimed soul-jazz band, Fertile Ground. As a trained certified and committed holistic wellness practitioner, Reiki master Teacher, Spiritual Counselor and Ordained Inter-faith minister, she administers mental emotional and holistic services, workshops, women’s healing circles and private sessions. Navasha is also Co-Founder & Director of the Healing and Performing Arts of the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI), a social benefit organization that is dedicated to inspiring realization of the authentic self in children, youth and young adults in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Navasha Daya Nylon Productions
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Nylon Productions

I was drawn to the world of documentary filmmaking because I wanted to explore ideas and to tell stories. I wanted to give voice to the unheard. I wanted the challenge the status quo. I wanted the world to be a more fair place.

I share the director Saul Zaentz’s conviction that film has the power to change our way of seeing the world and often work with societies’ most vulnerable – failed asylum seekers, families of women murdered by ex-partners, alzheimer’s patients, child “brides” of child soldiers, the newly-released from prison. These are the stories that I am compelled to fight for – the stories of the disenfranchised, forbidden … forgotten … ignored … thrown away people.

In all of my filmmaking, I set out to create a safe place for contributors to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings and openly reveal their unique identity to others via the camera.

-Artist Statement by Annette Porter, Nylon Productions

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Nylon Productions Timothy Wolfer
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Timothy Wolfer
Artist Website

Wolfer Productions is a documentary film company with production experience in over twenty countries.  We have been telling award-winning stories of women’s rights, humanitarian efforts, international development, and the plight of orphans.  Our films have been featured in festivals, humanitarian conferences, PBS affiliates, and on Hulu.com.  Our productions have also gained press attention in the San Francisco Chronicle, CNN.com, a variety of internet media, and local newspapers.

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Timothy Wolfer
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Ada Pinkston

Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and organizer living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in New York, her art explores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies using mono-print, performance, experimental video, and collage techniques. Inter-subjective exchange is also the primary substrate of her work. Her work has been featured in Transmodern Performance Festival, P.S.1, and the streets of Berlin. A recipient of a Mississippi State Arts Council Grant, Blaunstein Scholarship, and Michael Mazur Printmaking Scholarship, her most recent collaborative project includes founding the LabBodies Performance Art Laboratory in Baltimore Maryland.

Open organization info as new page
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Cara Ober founded BmoreArt in 2007 in order to create more visibility and community within the arts in Baltimore. She is the founding editor and publisher of BmoreArt, an online and now print publication about arts and culture in Baltimore. Ober is a Baltimore-based artist, professor, curator, and writer. She currently teaches at MICA and Johns Hopkins University.

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CJay Philip

Organization Website

Award winning Actress/Singer/Choreographer CJay Philip was in the Broadway productions of Big the MusicalStreet Corner Symphony and Hairspray. CJay has toured as Lorrell in Dreamgirls and Paulette in Legally Blonde. CJay is also an accomplished songwriter and playwright with a sold out European run of her adaptation of Carmen. Since moving to Baltimore, CJay has directed productions at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Centerstage where she is a regular teaching artist. CJay was also director of Marvin’s Trial based o the life of Marvin Gaye presented at the DC Black Theatre Festival. As artistic director of Dance & Bmore, a professional dance company committed to family advocacy through music and dance, CJay has launched a family dance program, FazaFam Family Jam and is a family fitness spokesperson on a series of Baltimore PSA’s. CJay is also a b Grant winner of the 2013 Mary Sawyers Baker Awards.

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Daniel Stuelpnagel

Organization Website

Daniel Stuelpnagel has participated in more than 100 exhibitions, and has donated paintings in fund-raising for children’s arts education and literacy, housing for the disabled, public television, cancer treatment research and hospice care for terminal AIDS patients, among other causes.

My paintings are often intended to explore dualistic themes such as entropy and sustainability, alignment and chaos, geometric and organic forms, and designed to expand the visual lexicon of pattern recognition in a surrealistic, technological theme of prosthetic telepathy, the assimilation of consciousness into technology.

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Ernest Shaw

Organization Website

Ernest Shaw was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System. Mr. Shaw earned a high school diploma from the Baltimore School for the Arts, a B.A. degree from Morgan State University, and an M.F.A. from Howard University. It is at these institutions that the artist began to develop the skills and techniques necessary to articulate the Black Experience through visual representation. Ernest Shaw is now a high school teacher in Baltimore and an adjunct professor at Baltimore City Community College. The artist’s paintings are a direct reflection of his experiences as an African American. His choice of subject matter and style follows the tradition of many African American Figurative Painters such as: John Biggers, Charles White, Henry O. Tanner, and Romare Bearden. It is the artist’s dream to continue to create artwork that exhibits the Duality of the African American Experience.

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FORCE - Upsetting Rape Culture

Organization Website

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE believes that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, and they envision a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent. To promote this needed conversation, FORCE creates art actions to generate media attention and get millions of people talking. FORCE’s current project is the Monument Quilt, an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse on red quilt squares. The quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed. After touring the country as the project grows, the Monument Quilt will blanket the National Mall in fall 2017.

Open organization info as new page
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Jeff and Aisha Butler

Organization Website

JazzyStudios, owned by photography duo Jeff and Aisha Butler, started as a result of Jeff Butler’s love of fashion and photography. The studio has grown to include a family of associate photographers, makeup artists, hairstylists, designers, wardrobe stylists, models, and more. The studio’s atmosphere has developed a great reputation which has led to JazzyStudios’ growing list of clientele which has expanded to include connections all over the United States and abroad. Over the years, Jeff and Aisha have used workshop-like platforms to encourage and inspire others desiring to fulfill their dreams. They also use their talents to volunteer and give back to causes that strengthen individual lives and communities.

Family is very important to them and you’ll very often here them say, “once you come through our doors, you’re family”.

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Joyce J. Scott

Organization Website

Joyce J. Scott is a Baltimore-born, contemporary American artist whose prolific body of works has attracted global, national, and local attention.   

Among the most influential living artists working in Baltimore today, Scott is a sculptor, printmaker, installation artist, performer, quilt-maker, storyteller, and educator who pulls from influences as wide-ranging as her media. From early in Scott’s career, her American, urban, Black, female identity has seamlessly joined, uniting the intellectualism and the political drive of social critique with the humanized vernacular of well crafted, highly materialized forms.  

Scott received a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1970, and the following year, an MFA from the Institute Allende in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. She pursued further study at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

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Kyeong-Soo Kim

I’m interested in exploring the relationship between what nature shows us and what my mind’s eye wants. Between what is seen and what is imagined. Sometimes my perception or reading of references seem to take precedence; and at other times, nature proves to be a wondrous source of inspiration and I approach my subjects naturalistically. Just to get how things look – to me. Plain and bare.

By nature, I do not just mean the beauty of the wild regions or the bucolic charm of the countryside.  My resources can also be found in the facts and objects and images of my immediate environment. They could be the rooftops of a city, people’s faces, plain forms and shapes, figurative or abstract. I understand the painting process involves looking both outward and inward.

Currently, I am working on cityscapes, and trying to include figurative elements in it. They might result in naturalistic images. Or, I might translate city images as – the combined textures of images put together as a group: soft brush lined form, hard-edged geometric shapes, illusion of brick walls, plain straight lines, and so on.

-Artist Statement by Kyeong-Soo Kim

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Libby Formant

Organization Website

Libby Formant is a visual artist based in Baltimore, MD. After receiving a degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park, Libby pursued a career in museums where she has worked in a variety of capacities. Her artwork has been highly influenced by cultural and historical studies, employing sourced imagery to build narrative and commentary.

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Megan Lewis

Organization Website

Megan Lewis is a professional illustrator. Utilizing various mediums, She aims to create works of art that focus upon stories that reflect a critical view of social, historical and cultural issues. Lewis is a freelance artist living in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, and has recently taken on the role as muralist, her latest mural “Lady Liberty Please Know Thy Self” made national news with singer Alicia keys on A&E Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. She was a 2014 – 2015 Urban Arts Leadership Member of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (UALP) and a fellow/education assistant at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

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Mike McConnell

Organization Website

Painting allows me to extravagantly spend Monopoly money developing my progress. Head scratchings and revelations keep my funds flush. I’m a lucky parent experiencing many successes and failures as the painting guides me with its needs. I delight in making things. I build cradled wood panels to paint on. The hard surface allows me to aggressively work back into the paint. My process uses single edge razor blades to draw and scrape into the painting with almost the same degree it does applying paint with a brush. I use paint in a collage-like way cutting out shapes. The shapes convert the history I’ve put in the painting into a new conversation. I observe constantly with the eyes of a kitten. Nature is the main course of my visual diet. I paint intuitively but my former career as an illustrator unavoidably finds its way into my compositions. My memories and influences become my harvest.

Open organization info as new page
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Navasha Daya

Organization Website

Called an “astral soul goddess” by the prestigious UK Mojo magazine, Navasha Daya is a singer, songwriter, producer, performing arts curator, certified holistic wellness practitioner, and spiritual and cultural arts activist. As a performing artist, Navasha has performed all over the globe sharing the stage with artists such as South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, Japanese pianist Hajime Yoshizawa, and American artists such as Joan Baez and Michael Franti of Spearhead, just to name a few. In addition to her solo career as an indie-soul artist, Navasha has toured for the past two years as a guest artist, singing with the Grammy Award winning all female a capella group, “Sweet Honey In The Rock.” Dubbed a foremother of the underground/ indie soul music movement, Navasha served as lead vocalists, songwriter and co-founder of the highly acclaimed soul-jazz band, Fertile Ground. As a trained certified and committed holistic wellness practitioner, Reiki master Teacher, Spiritual Counselor and Ordained Inter-faith minister, she administers mental emotional and holistic services, workshops, women’s healing circles and private sessions. Navasha is also Co-Founder & Director of the Healing and Performing Arts of the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI), a social benefit organization that is dedicated to inspiring realization of the authentic self in children, youth and young adults in Baltimore, Maryland.

Open organization info as new page
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Nylon Productions

I was drawn to the world of documentary filmmaking because I wanted to explore ideas and to tell stories. I wanted to give voice to the unheard. I wanted the challenge the status quo. I wanted the world to be a more fair place.

I share the director Saul Zaentz’s conviction that film has the power to change our way of seeing the world and often work with societies’ most vulnerable – failed asylum seekers, families of women murdered by ex-partners, alzheimer’s patients, child “brides” of child soldiers, the newly-released from prison. These are the stories that I am compelled to fight for – the stories of the disenfranchised, forbidden … forgotten … ignored … thrown away people.

In all of my filmmaking, I set out to create a safe place for contributors to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings and openly reveal their unique identity to others via the camera.

-Artist Statement by Annette Porter, Nylon Productions

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Timothy Wolfer

Organization Website

Wolfer Productions is a documentary film company with production experience in over twenty countries.  We have been telling award-winning stories of women’s rights, humanitarian efforts, international development, and the plight of orphans.  Our films have been featured in festivals, humanitarian conferences, PBS affiliates, and on Hulu.com.  Our productions have also gained press attention in the San Francisco Chronicle, CNN.com, a variety of internet media, and local newspapers.

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Organizations

Offices on the third floor of Motor House serve six arts organizations in a collaborative work environment.

Arts Every Day
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Arts Every Day
Artist Website

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Arts Every Day strengthens learning by making arts education and cultural experiences an integral part of classroom instruction for all students in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Serving as a catalyst for creative learning, Arts Every Day builds and sustains long-term partnerships with schools, artists, and cultural institutions while working to connect and empower teachers as leaders within their school communities.

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Arts Every Day BARCO
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The Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO) is a non-profit real estate development corporation dedicated to providing affordable, safe, and sustainable facilities for Baltimore’s growing creative economy.

Over the past decade, Baltimore has become a magnet for hundreds of creative young professionals. Many are attracted to the area to pursue degrees at MICA, Goucher, Johns Hopkins, Morgan, Coppin, Towson, UB, and UMBC. Others relocate to Baltimore based on the city’s strong national reputation as a collaborative, dynamic, and edgy center for contemporary and emerging arts. The city’s ample supply of affordable housing adds to its appeal.

BARCO’s mission is to provide affordable, safe and sustainable facilities for Baltimore’s growing community of artists, designers, curators, performers, artisanal manufacturers, creative ventures, and nonprofit arts organizations.

BARCO’s focus is on the acquisition, development, leasing, and management of properties in Baltimore’s three Arts and Entertainment Districts that enable creative individuals and organizations to work, perform, exhibit, and thrive.

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BARCO Future Makers
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Future Makers
Artist Website

FingerBeams

We are designers, technologist, artists, and educators who believe that small hands with big ideas deserve real tools and expert coaches. We make makers. FutureMakers coaches…

  • ACTIVATE learning spaces and supplement instructor growth and exploration
  • BRING real tools, technology and hard-to-source materials
  • BUILD relationships between makers and educators
  • INNOVATE the youth development approach to Maker Ed through our thoughtful approach of Maker Ed and coach development
  • COACH K-8 young makers, during in- and out-of-school time
  • CONNECT communities, in the least likely of places, with engaging and accessible Maker Ed
  • COLLABORATE with schools, libraries, community organizations and ed leaders as maker ed providers and teacher partners
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Future Makers Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
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Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
Artist Website

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Founded in 2001, The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) GBCA is a membership and service organization that nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s economic success and quality of life.

Created by cultural leaders and artists in 2001 to work toward common goals, GBCA convenes the sector around critical issues of strategic importance. Programming includes grants and awards for artists, as well as advocacy, professional development, tools for marketing, capacity building, while ensuring that the creative economy thrives and is recognized for its many contributions to the region’s economic success and vitality. Membership includes arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities organizations, attractions and artists in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties in Maryland.

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Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance Maryland Citizens for the Arts
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Maryland Citizens for the Arts
Artist Website

Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is a statewide arts advocacy organization, founded in 1977 to represent all Maryland artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. MCA works to increase public recognition and support of the Arts and the role they play in the quality of life and economic vitality of Maryland.  MCA achieves this goal by advocating for the arts across the state and by promoting adequate public funding at the local, state and federal levels.

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Maryland Citizens for the Arts Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Artist Website

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit organization that protects the legal rights of income eligible Maryland artists and arts organizations through pro bono services and educational opportunities.  MdVLA works with a wide network of volunteers to offer Pro Bono Attorney Referrals, Art Law Clinics, Seminars on issues like Copyright and Contracts, and more.

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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Neighborhood Design Center
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Neighborhood Design Center
Artist Website

Since 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center has provided pro-bono planning and design services to over 1,800 community initiatives that have helped communities build new playgrounds, reclaim vacant lots and abandoned buildings, revitalize commercial districts, create community master plans, and beautify their neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Design Center Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.
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Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.
Artist Website

Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. employs an arts-based revitalization and placemaking strategy by managing quality public art projects, providing thought-provoking programming, and forging strong supportive relationships with local artists, designers, residents, businesses, and institutions to guide development in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

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Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.
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Arts Every Day

Organization Website

2015065579a60d27685

Arts Every Day strengthens learning by making arts education and cultural experiences an integral part of classroom instruction for all students in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Serving as a catalyst for creative learning, Arts Every Day builds and sustains long-term partnerships with schools, artists, and cultural institutions while working to connect and empower teachers as leaders within their school communities.

Open organization info as new page
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Open+Works+before-6

The Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO) is a non-profit real estate development corporation dedicated to providing affordable, safe, and sustainable facilities for Baltimore’s growing creative economy.

Over the past decade, Baltimore has become a magnet for hundreds of creative young professionals. Many are attracted to the area to pursue degrees at MICA, Goucher, Johns Hopkins, Morgan, Coppin, Towson, UB, and UMBC. Others relocate to Baltimore based on the city’s strong national reputation as a collaborative, dynamic, and edgy center for contemporary and emerging arts. The city’s ample supply of affordable housing adds to its appeal.

BARCO’s mission is to provide affordable, safe and sustainable facilities for Baltimore’s growing community of artists, designers, curators, performers, artisanal manufacturers, creative ventures, and nonprofit arts organizations.

BARCO’s focus is on the acquisition, development, leasing, and management of properties in Baltimore’s three Arts and Entertainment Districts that enable creative individuals and organizations to work, perform, exhibit, and thrive.

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Future Makers

Organization Website

FingerBeams

We are designers, technologist, artists, and educators who believe that small hands with big ideas deserve real tools and expert coaches. We make makers. FutureMakers coaches…

  • ACTIVATE learning spaces and supplement instructor growth and exploration
  • BRING real tools, technology and hard-to-source materials
  • BUILD relationships between makers and educators
  • INNOVATE the youth development approach to Maker Ed through our thoughtful approach of Maker Ed and coach development
  • COACH K-8 young makers, during in- and out-of-school time
  • CONNECT communities, in the least likely of places, with engaging and accessible Maker Ed
  • COLLABORATE with schools, libraries, community organizations and ed leaders as maker ed providers and teacher partners
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Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Organization Website

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Founded in 2001, The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) GBCA is a membership and service organization that nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s economic success and quality of life.

Created by cultural leaders and artists in 2001 to work toward common goals, GBCA convenes the sector around critical issues of strategic importance. Programming includes grants and awards for artists, as well as advocacy, professional development, tools for marketing, capacity building, while ensuring that the creative economy thrives and is recognized for its many contributions to the region’s economic success and vitality. Membership includes arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities organizations, attractions and artists in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties in Maryland.

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Maryland Citizens for the Arts

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Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is a statewide arts advocacy organization, founded in 1977 to represent all Maryland artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. MCA works to increase public recognition and support of the Arts and the role they play in the quality of life and economic vitality of Maryland.  MCA achieves this goal by advocating for the arts across the state and by promoting adequate public funding at the local, state and federal levels.

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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit organization that protects the legal rights of income eligible Maryland artists and arts organizations through pro bono services and educational opportunities.  MdVLA works with a wide network of volunteers to offer Pro Bono Attorney Referrals, Art Law Clinics, Seminars on issues like Copyright and Contracts, and more.

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Neighborhood Design Center

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Since 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center has provided pro-bono planning and design services to over 1,800 community initiatives that have helped communities build new playgrounds, reclaim vacant lots and abandoned buildings, revitalize commercial districts, create community master plans, and beautify their neighborhoods.

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Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.

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Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. employs an arts-based revitalization and placemaking strategy by managing quality public art projects, providing thought-provoking programming, and forging strong supportive relationships with local artists, designers, residents, businesses, and institutions to guide development in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

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