This BMA event is gathering Black artists and entrepreneurs - Baltimore


Feb. 8, 2017 12:53 pm

This BMA event is gathering Black artists and entrepreneurs

The Saturday afternoon Creativity Exchange has a panel discussion and vendor fair.

The Baltimore Museum of Art.

(Photo by Flickr user dnkbdotcom, used under a Creative Commons license)

Black artists and entrepreneurs are set to spend Saturday afternoon at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The free event, called Creativity Exchange: Intersections Between Black Artists and Black-Owned Businesses, provides a chance for the creative community to┬ámeet and learn from each other. It’s runs 12-5 p.m. on Feb. 11.

During a panel discussion at 2 p.m., entrepreneurs will talk about their work and challenges they face. Panelists include Myrtis Bedolla of Galerie Myrtis in Old Goucher, Pierre and Jamyla Bennu of Exittheapple art space in Barclay, and Jay Jacksonrao, CEO of TNP Studios, a MICA entrepreneurship competition winner which produces The Nerdpocalypse podcast. (Check out their latest episode with Sparkypants.)

The event also has a storytelling workshop (which is currently full), and vendor fair featuring local jewelry, apparel, woodwork and body care products. Plus, there’s a networking reception catered by Dovecote Cafe.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the lead reporter for Baltimore. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following a stint in New Orleans, where he served as managing editor of online news and culture publication NOLA Defender. While there, he also wrote for Times-Picayune. He was previously a reporter for the Rio Grande Sun of Northern New Mexico.


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