MARYLAND ART PLACE: Forever Family to be held January 17, 2019
Maryland Art Place issued the following announcement.
The first of eight events of the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love letters" exhibition at Maryland Art Place and Area 405 January 17 to March 10 (www.onethousandloveletters.com), "Forever Family" is a free event offering inspirational stories and songs of family, defined both conventionally and otherwise: the unconditional love afforded a child by a parent or grandparent; sons and daughters honoring fathers and mothers; loving whomever we see as family, be it under our roofs or in our communities.
The 5:30-6:30pm reception period for this opening event is graced not only with jazz keyboardist George Spicka, but also Abu the Flute Maker, offering ambient music as the exhibition opens to the public for the first time. Light fare provided by The Classic Catering People.
The 6:30pm program opens and closes with songs from the incomparable Navasha Daya, who with her husband Fanon Hill co-founded and co-leads the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI), an organization dedicated to strong family support and featured in the event. Pulling from letters contributed to the project, YRI family members share what “Forever Family” means to them through song and affirmations.
They are joined by others with testimonials of family love, including artist Ernest Shaw, letter contributors to the project, such as Rita Walters, Jessica Kohnen, Lovey McClain, Alice Bauman, Selwyn Ray, and others, and community members of Access Art and BMore Clubhouse, two organizations bringing the spirit of family and love to all their work.
A moment of the evening is given over to inviting audience members to offer testimonies of family love: bring yours to join in this heart-opening event.
The event is sponsored by the Youth Resiliency Institute and Baltimore magazine serves as the media sponsor for the "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters" exhibition. For more details, visit www.onethousandloveletters.com.
What: Forever Family
When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM EST
Where: Maryland Art Place
Hosted by Bruun Studios
Original source can be found here.
Source: Maryland Art Place