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Construction Tour: Young Audiences of Maryland
October 17, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Description Construction tour of Young Audiences of Maryland’s future headquarters building— in–progress at 2600 Howard Street, now being transformed by Seawall Development. The project entails a historic rehabilitation of a former garage and tire shop, soon to become their home and that of the Single Carrot Theatre, and a branch of Woodberry Kitchen. Young Audiences is currently located at 2601 N. Howard in the historic Millers Court complex. Because of their amazing recent growth and development, they have outgrown their current space. Learn how the rehabilitation of the new facility will help them to fulfill their mission, and contribute to the surrounding community of Remington.
Guests to enter 2600 N. Howard Street at YA’s entrance on 26th Street.
Tickets available below or at the door.
6:30 – 7:00 Check-in, Refreshments & Mingling
7:00 Program begins
7:15 Kevin Martin, Steel Drum Musician
Experience what it is like when Kevin visits a classroom. Kevin to have people try their hand at learning to play the steel drum and will share a story about one student who discovered he was smart.
7:30 Danyett Tucker, Visual Artist
Discussion: What is summer like for many Baltimore City students? Summer learning loss. Danyett will then share her Summer Learning Academy experience.
Kevin Martin’s Bio
Kevin has been building and playing steel drums for more than 20 years. Through his company Rockcreek Steel Drums, Kevin has built thousands of steel drum instruments for clients across the world. As a performer, Kevin works with two regional bands, Bermuda Blue and The Geckos. A roster artist for the Maryland, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania affiliates of Young Audiences, Kevin worked in more than 70 schools, teaching workshops, residencies, and assemblies during the 2011-2012 school year. In 2012, Kevin was named Young Audiences of Maryland’s “Artist of the Year.” Kevin graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Policy Analysis.
Danyett Tucker’s Bio
Danyett Tucker is an author, illustrator, and passionate community artist with a BA in Fine Art from Morgan State University. In addition to teaching art and illustration in schools, Danyett partners with Community Law in Action to teach illustration to juveniles in the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice System. Danyett’s work has been featured in several exhibitions. She is also in the process of writing and illustrating a graphic novel entitled “A Fly Girl’s Travel Journal.”