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The Arc Baltimore’s Curator Night Will Feature Prominent Members of Local Arts Community

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Four esteemed members of Baltimore’s art community will discuss the intersection of art and disability, as well as what is happening at their respective institutions, during Curator Night – the event preceding The Arc Baltimore’s annual exhibit and auction showcasing artists with developmental disabilities, Art in the Round.

Featuring Rhea Beckett (Co-Founder, Black Artist Research Space), Schroeder Cherry (Curator, James E. Lewis Museum of Art), George Ciscle (retired Curator-in-Residence, MICA), and Tyrone Weedon (artist, Make Studio), Curator Night will take place on Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m. and can be accessed on The Arc Baltimore’s website (www.thearcbaltimore.org/art). It will also be available on The Arc Baltimore’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The four-member panel of prominent art leaders will discuss ways of ensuring that access is always part of the DEAI (diversity, equity, access, and inclusion) conversation, particularly in the art community. They will share the DEAI initiatives taking place at their own institutions and their connection to both The Arc Baltimore and Baltimore’s disability community.

The panelists will also expound on their curated artwork for The Arc Baltimore’s Art in the Round, which is to be held on Friday, October 13, 6:30 -10:30 p.m., at the Grand Lodge of Maryland (304 International Circle, Hunt Valley, MD).

Featuring more than 60 pieces of artwork, Art in the Round will provide attendees with the opportunity to bid on the artwork while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, an open bar featuring a specialty drink, the “A Toast to Tuscany” raffle, the Fund the Mission appeal, and lots of opportunities to meet with the artists and discuss the inspiration behind their artwork. As a special treat, this year’s event will also feature a live art creation by one of Art in the Round’s premier painters, Gregory Bannister

“Art in the Round is The Arc Baltimore’s biggest fund-raising event, with proceeds helping to support art classes, workshops, and other mission-related programs for people with developmental disabilities,” says Kathleen McNally Durkin, the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. “I hope everyone has the opportunity not only to attend Art in the Round, but also to hear the stories behind the curated artwork and learn more about the intersection between art and disability at Curator Night.”

More than 400 people are expected to attend this year’s Art in the Round. Tickets are $100 per person and $900 for a reserved table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thearcbaltimore.org/art. For more information, call Lauren Seabolt at 410-296-2272, ext. 5220, or email her at lseabolt@thearcbaltimore.org.

About The Arc Baltimore

The Arc Baltimore supports people with developmental disabilities (autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability) to lead fulfilling lives with a sense of belonging, purpose, and meaningful relationships. The Arc provides employment training and support, day and residential services, family support and education, treatment foster care, respite care, public policy advocacy, and information and referrals. For more information, visit www.thearcbaltimore.org, email contactus@thearcbaltimore.org, or call 410-296-2272.

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