On May 30th, 31st and June 1st, Urban Walls Brazil hosted a series of Art Talks at 3 of our local Public Schools.
Two amazing artists and activists, Jaz Erenberg and Vanessa Rosa, shared their experiences and their projects with High Schoolers from Broadneck, Annapolis and Arundel High.
Jaz Erenberg's work is heavily influenced by the socioeconomic gaps encountered when living in Baltimore City. Her work addresses issues ranging from education to homelessness. After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016, with a bachelors degree in fine art, she was named the new practicing artist for Michael Owen's HOME Artist Residency. Where she was able to create her first mural, focused on the idea of home. Her projects aim to bridge the gaps that exist between communities, by focusing on ideas that bring us all together.
Vanessa Rosa is a Brazilian visual artist and art historian. She creates projects that mixtures public art, community activities, technological experiments and historical research, usually having painting as her main medium. Currently she has been developing a research about algorithmic images and traditional ornamentations from Portuguese, Islamic and West African cultural groups. Vanessa has worked as project coordinator for different organizations and is an illustrator and art director for Viajante do Tempo publishing company. Vanessa has a deep interest in collaboration projects and in understanding other cultures and cities. She has already proposed and participated in mural paintings, exhibitions and other projects in different countries across South and North America, Europe and this year she's heading to Africa for the first time.
Thank you to everyone involved in this project. We hope this is just the beginning of many more Art Talks!!!