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Support For Up-and-Coming Artists

Maryland Hall is thrilled to announce The Openshaw Artist-in-Residence program, support for Up-and-Coming Artists, a brand-new program born out of community need.

Openshaw Artist-In-Residence Program

The Openshaw Artist-In-Residence program provides accessible space to up-and-coming artists in the local community. The program also educates the public in the process of the creation of art through a diversity of forms. Artists are given the opportunity to create a collection of work to exhibit in the Openshaw Balcony Gallery at the end of their residency. They also curate the exhibit. Maryland Hall’s Artists-in-Residence Programs provides a supportive atmosphere for artists in a creative setting.  Artists also develop their voices and contribute to the community at Maryland Hall.

The exciting new AIR program at Maryland Hall offers studio space, a materials stipend, marketing support, and a culminating solo show in the Openshaw Balcony Gallery following the artist’s three-month residency.



PHASES + FACES First Exhibit

The first exhibit created during an Openshaw Artist-In-Residence is PHASES + FACES by Luis Bello. Bello joined Jovenes Artistas, part of Maryland Hall’s outreach programming, in 2015 after overcoming many challenges in his life. Once in the program, he thrived as a visual artist. At his first group outreach show, Bello sold a piece of his original art and impressed patrons with his unique artistic voice. Over the years, Bello has participated in a number of public art projects and has also mentored some younger members in Jovenes Artistas. Bello currently lives and works in Easton while he develops new and innovative art collections. His process-oriented work features layers of abstract marks while also incorporating raw imagery and text.

What Art Means to Luis

This is from Luis’s mom: “My son is Luis, when he was 3 yo I set him in a sport summer camp, he hated lol. for the next year at his 4th I decide to try a paint summer camp (daddy and son) but he only has me and I was with him! Since that age he feel in love with colors. Shapes, textures and anything related.

When he turned 7 we moved to Annapolis, it was hard time, and he suffered so much. He was around 11 when he heard about Maryland Halls art since that moment Maryland Hall has been his second home, the place where he will go if things are not as he wanted the place where he is able to meet with himself…
His dream is move to New York and look for opportunities, and even when I can’t understand his art I am sure he will reach his goal…
Once again if you can stop by or tag him and wish him luck and give him your best words to continue doing his best this proud mama will be always thankful with you!”


PHASES + FACES opened February 3 at Maryland Hall and runs through April 30.

For more information, visit marylandhall.org.

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