Final Emerge Baltimore exhibition. Image courtesy of BOPA.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) will present three solo exhibitions in the third and final phase of the 2022 Emerge Baltimore artist series.

The opening reception will take place at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will run until Nov. 23. 

Fashion designer Ayanna Greene will display fashions from her exhibit “I Am the Phoenix” in the lobby gallery.

“This exhibition will cultivate a red-carpet air and downtown chic exuberance complete with feathers and beads,” BOPA officials said about Greene’s work.

Painter Will Watson’s exhibit from his series “While We’re Young” will be featured in the mezzanine gallery. According to a press release these new paintings of his work “reveal his personal reflection in memories based on family, youth, and good times, and explores the question, ‘Where do memories go?’” 

In the gallery, sculptor Jill Orlov will display tiny sculptures of places recreated from movies and literature in what she calls, “Borrowed Time, Borrowed Books.”

“Viewers won’t be able to resist getting pulled into each little world — Orlov’s attention to each little detail is astounding,” museum officials said. 

Curator Kirk Shannon-Butts said in a statement that “My goal is to make the Bromo Arts Tower the art epicenter of the burgeoning Bromo Arts District. It is important to curate this kind of space and provide a platform for the best and brightest emerging talents in all disciplines to tell their version of the American story thoughtfully and artistically. I see the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower as the new home for Baltimore’s most promising up-and-coming creative voices. The reception of Emerge Baltimore has been remarkable and will return next year with a fresh coterie of artists.”

The Emerge Baltimore artist exhibition series was BOPA’s way to highlight up-and-coming Baltimore artists and creatives. This year alone, the organization was able to shed light on 10 Baltimore-based artists.

To RSVP for the series opening reception, click here.

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