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Aug 18

September 17: Share Your Story at the Stories of Strength Workshop for the Public Art

TSD_LogoWhen: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 4:00- 8:00 PM
Where: Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School, 301 N Pulaski St Baltimore, MD 21223

Do you have a story of strength to share? If so, submit your story as a nomination to be selected for The Shining Dark public artwork for the West Baltimore MARC Station. You are invited to nominate Stories of Strength from West Baltimore –– stories about residents, events, or moments that rose above the challenges of their times, uplifting many others, and helping to light the way to a better future.

The final selected stories will be featured on one of twelve artistic marker stones set into brick columns along Franklin, Mulberry, and Payson Streets. Each of the markers will correspond to a dozen glass sculptures to be installed on the light poles of the new West Baltimore MARC Station parking lots. The Shining Dark will honor the highest character of West Baltimore, its residents, and its neighborhoods.

Registration for the workshop is encouraged but not required. To register for the workshop, email Eli Pousson of Baltimore Heritage or call him at (301) 204-3337.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • From 4:00-6:00 PM: You can drop by to record your story and share your photos, or sign-up to be a volunteer.
  • From 6:00-8:00 PM: Artists William and Teresa Cochran of Cochran Studio and staff from Baltimore Heritage will lead a community workshop for residents, former residents, and others who care about West Baltimore to further explain The Shining Dark project, discuss what makes a “story of strength,” and provide an opportunity to nominate stories for recognition.

Can’t make the workshop? You can also share your story by phone or online. Visit The Shining Dark website or call toll free at (800) 448-4060 to submit your story.

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