Friday, May 29, 2015

For the Love of Summer

We were lucky to score an intern this summer, for about eight weeks. This is a trial run for us, being that we are a nomadic organization and are volunteers, ourselves, this creates several unique challenges for an internship. Ingrid has agreed to be our test subject, and feedback-giver this summer, and she started yesterday.

Our first order of business, was organizing the donators and prizes from our recent indigogo campaign! After that we had Ingrid make a whole TON of thank you postcards, hand printed and in various, cool colors!




   dig the dragon doodle at the top


Look for the prizes coming to you soon, generous donors!


If you missed the campaign and would still like to donate to TFAPB, you can always hit up our paypal account through Fusion Partnerships, our fiscal sponsor in Baltimore!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Last Week, Today II


TFAPB at the opening for breathe in gold light


At this point, we're at (beyond) the close of Kelly Johnson's exhibition, breathe in gold light, but last week, I attended a self-care workshop for artists with our Special Events Coordinator, and Holistic Health professional, Cait Byrnes. Here are some in-gallery images from this great event!








You can check out what other services Cait Byrnes, Holistic Health Coach provides on her website, here.



Saturday, May 9, 2015

Last Week, Today

Last Friday we hosted our annual Feminist May Day event, Walpurgisnacht, at City Arts Apartments. We had had this event planned for months in advance, but due to the occupation, we had to shift our focus, and our time of the day (curfew). We offered the Oliver Street community a small breath in the way of potluck, artmaking, seedbombs, historic rituals, conversation, and at the close of the night, a few awesome performances. We had quite a few people stop in after the protests, as they were walking by on their way home.

It was a much needed break for us, and I personally met a lot of new furry friends in the neighborhood, and really TALKED to PEOPLE for the first time in what felt like weeks...










Maiden Raven


Maki Roll


Here are a few short clips of the performances by Maiden Raven and Maki Roll...

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The next day, Saturday, was World Labyrinth Day! We recognized this by visiting Kelly Johnson's thesis exhibition, breathe in gold light, at New Door Creative gallery. There was a short lesson on the origins and significance of labyrinths from artist Sandra Wasko-Flood, and then we all headed outside to get walking by 1:00 pm local time to walk as one in the labyrinth space. It was a pretty cool experience, especially with the accompaniment of the snare drum.











"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe."
-Joseph Campbell

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Today's TFAP-B programming event is a Self-Care Workshop for Artists, with our Special Events Coordinator, Cait Byrnes, Holistic Health Coach (above). Updates on this weekend, might be reported next weekend, as I signed up for this self-care session as well!

--Posted by Shana