GBCA Executive Director's Letter - 7/11/17 - The Crazy Days of Summer
Executive Director's Letter
August 15, 2017
There are so many ways to spend summer days soaking in culture (as opposed to just soaking) of all sorts. In addition toArtscape which starts on July 21, you can find a wide range of fun, intriguing, and free events on GBCA’s CultureFlyer newsletter.
Did you know that FutureMakers is having Take and Make Sessions? The Baltimore Visitor Center has drawing AND painting activities, the Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony takes place this Saturday at The Walters Art Museum, and the Young Blood 2017 Opening reception is at Maryland Art Place tomorrow evening. Check out the CultureFlyer where all the events are free or half priced, and be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter to receive offers throughout the summer and beyond.
How is your summer reading coming? As usual, I have several things cooking at once. One is the exploration of a recently discovered diary from 1950 in which my grandmother reflected on her life—definitely my best read in a while. I am also rereading Charles Dicken’s, Bleak House. (Who doesn’t love a novel where one of the characters spontaneously combusts?) In a continued exploration of my family history, I am rereading one of my mother’s favorites, Gifts from the Sea by Anne Marrow Lindbergh and on the side, I am making my way through Hamilton and hope to start Industries of the Future by local genius Alec Ross and The Beast Side by the extraordinary Dee Watkins. My list is growing, but I’d love to hear what has captivated you, or broken your heart.
Enough of summer, are you looking forward to fall? Make sure to mark your calendar forGBCA’s 15th Anniversary celebration on Thursday, October 19, 2017. At 3:00 pm, renowned speaker, Donna Walker-Kuhne will kick us off with a hands-on seminar about equity and inclusion in the cultural workforce. That evening, we’ll be moving into an all-out celebration of GBCA and the region’s thriving creative community. More details to come!
All the best,
P.S. Please consider a summertime gift to help keep all the great things at GBCA going!
P.P.S. Watch for an exciting announcement about the Geoloom cultural mapping project this Friday.
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