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Arts

Baltimore Style’s Arts coverage includes the latest news on local artists, musicians, exhibits, museums and more.

Name Recognition Amy Sherald discusses life since the Obama portrait.

Before this year, Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald was well-known to those in the contemporary art world. The MICA graduate bested 2,500 competitors to win the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and she had paintings hanging in the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of …

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Q & A: 3 Questions for Ismail Ahmad

One of the models for our spring fashion shoot, Ismail Ahmad is an art enthusiast, developer and the co-founder and chief operations officer of Promises Kept, a firm bent on rebuilding Baltimore. How did Promises Kept get started? My brother Mansur (Abdul-Malik) and I started Promises Kept in July 2012. We …

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Cutting Edge Peek into the portfolio of artist Jarek Sparaco.

It is through destruction that Jarek Sparaco creates his most distinctive paper sculptures. The process begins with a drawing, usually a pattern on paper, before he cuts the paper up. “Cutting it up doesn’t always preserve it in the best way possible,” Sparaco says. “The image will become distorted when …

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