In a nondescript two-story building in North Baltimore’s Homeland neighborhood, two professional illustrators are busily building – literally, cutting pieces of a door frame and drywall – for a new classroom. When they’ve finished construction, their long space will be divided into classrooms A and B.
I have been teaching high school and college English for more than 40 years and, although I’m way too old to wallow in regret, it wasn’t until practically the third decade of my career that I understood the transcendent importance of exposing my students to what Baltimore and the metropolitan area have to offer – culturally, historically, and educationally. Our kids have priceless opportunities to see and learn from the myriad museums, theaters, and galleries that surround them; What’s more, these cultural institutions need us almost as badly as we need them.
In 2008, the sudden closure of Mt. Washington’s Northwest Ice Rink after 50 years in operation stunned the skating community and provoked speculation about the future of the aging facility. After a lengthy period of dormancy, the building under the Smith Avenue Bridge on Cottonworth Avenue will re-open with a completely renovated interior and a new owner whose signs are becoming increasingly familiar in Baltimore.
The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP), today announced that it would host “Open To Growth: A Procurement and Reverse Vendor Fair for Small Businesses” on Friday, January 19 from 7:30 to 11:00 AM. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required.
Thirteen months after being suddenly evicted from its longtime headquarters on the first floor of the Bell Foundry building, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society has successfully raised more than $75,000 to build a “forever home” and better secure its future.
Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, known for her life-sized, high-contrast portraits of African-Americans – most recently that of first lady Michelle Obama, to be unveiled next month – will be joining the Baltimore Museum of Art’s board of trustees in February.