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UALP Alumni Update

Kenneth C Clemons is a graduate of the Urban Arts Leadership Fellowship Cohort2017… and he’s is at it again! Great work! *WORK IN PROGRESS* Two Baltimore artists are creating a "Wall of Wisdom" on North Avenue near Coppin State University, honoring thought leaders with ties to Baltimore or Maryland. Landry Randriamandroso, the lead artist and Maryland Institute College of Art M.A. graduate, has teamed with Coppin graduate Kenneth C. Clemons to create six connected portraits: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Catholic educator Elizabeth Ann Seton, educator Fanny Coppin, Hopkins orthopedic doctor William S. Baer, handicapped advocate Robert W. Coleman, and Arctic explorer Matthew Henson. Randriamandroso said he envisioned the project as an unfolded accordion-style "book." The mural is sponsored by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, in collaboration with the Episcopal Housing Corporation and the Robert W. Coleman Community Association.

Maria Isabel Garcia Diaz is a graduate of the Urban Arts Leadership Fellowship Cohort2014. She is now working for the Neighborhood Design Center as the Project Coordinator for the Prince George's County Office. Congratulations Maria!

McKinley Wallace III is an Urban Arts Leadership Cohort2015 graduate. He is doing great things in the Morrell Park area of Baltimore City.

Michelle Ivette Gomez is an Urban Arts Leadership Alumni (Cohort2014) and a MICA graduate. She is featured on Hyperallergic.com along with GBCA’s own Nick Horan!
In Baltimore, two artists have upended the traditional wedding, realizing it as a month-long gallery exhibition and queer performance series.

Melani N. Douglass from Urban Arts Leadership Cohort 2015 is doing big things...
"Championing Inclusivity: Melani N. Douglass”

Michelle Antoinette Nelson is doing great things at the Impact Hub Baltimore. She was part of the Urban Arts Leadership Program Pilot Cohort in 2014.

Jermaine Bell, Urban Arts Leadership Alumni from Cohort 2015, is headed to the 2017 Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators... Congratulations!

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