Seniors at Baltimore Clayworks Jubilee Arts are experiencing the transformative process of clay and community through the Maryland State Art Council’s ARTvantage program funded 1000 Cups of Hope project with visiting artist, Justin Rothshank. Participants hand built cups using the pinch and slab technique and drew images, wrote stories and brought in pictures and articles that represent their community. These are turned into ceramic decals that individuals adhere onto the cups. Youth and seniors alike have become proficient in the technical process of decal transfer and each cup is a collaborative art piece of different participants.
Participants from Sandtown/Winchester/Upton and surrounding communities share their history, stories and culture by compiling text and imagery that are transferred onto ceramic cups. These cups bearing community images will be given to residents of the west Baltimore neighborhood this April as a community developing tool, expressing that Jubilee Arts is their place to come together as a community to make art.
This project will be on exhibit in the Community Arts Gallery at Baltimore Clayworks from April 24-May 29. Please join us for the opening on Saturday, April 24, 6:00-8:00PM, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209.