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Freelance photographer and collage artist Leneé Freeman, a 2011 Visual Communication Design graduate, is mid-way through her Urban Arts Leadership Program fellowship. The UALP is a Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance program that facilitates persons of color training in arts management, social justice, and professional development. This ten-month fellowship includes four months of intensive weekend training and six months working with Baltimore arts organizations.

Leneé’s arts administration placements are with Baltimore Clayworks and Single Carrot Theatre. Leneé’s Clayworks projects included photographing ceramics for a catalog and helping the organization promote its classes and events. Her role at Single Carrot Theatre includes event promotions and administrative support.

When asked how she has grown personally, professionally and creatively as a result of this fellowship, Leneé explains that her time management and still life photography skills have improved greatly. She has also gained insight into how organizations use social media platforms.

An activity that is included in the fellowship training is for all fellows to raise $500. for a personal art project. Leneé's Indegogo fundraising campaign is titled “Shades of Brown: diversity and inclusion.” This collage series was started by Leneé after she noticed that “other paper portrait artist didn't make paper people that I could relate to I began making my own. My mission was to create paper illustrations with diverse shades of brown and body images. They represent inclusion and to showcase dynamic fashions, lifestyles, and beauty among various shades of brown complexions in the African American community.” 

The Stevenson University community is encouraged to support this project. To learn more about this project click on this link. The first fellow to reach the campaign goal receives an additional $500.

Stevenson University seniors or recent grads are encouraged to apply for this fellowship. The application deadline is early May and the fellowship begins in September. Feel free to contact Lori Rubeling, lrubeling@stevenson.edu or go to GBCA’s web site, for more information on the UALP application.

One of Stevenson University’s VCD Alumni, Leneé Freeman, is involved with the Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP). It is an organization that is a part of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), which seeks equity and inclusion in the cultural workforce. UALP encourages the participation of groups, particularly those of color, in the management of cultural and artistic organizations. UALP is looking for young leaders, such as college seniors or recent graduates who demonstrate strong commitment in changing conversation into action and making a difference.

More information about UALP

Italy Reception
Students, faculty, friends and family came out to the reception for the exhibition

During spring break last March, a group of 32 students, alumni and faculty went on a study abroad trip to Italy. They visited 10 cities in 10 days and captured the culture of each place through photography. Each student took thousands of pictures of their surroundings and experiences. They then had to narrow their thousands of pictures down to just 10 for their final portfolios. Out of these 10 photos,  just 1 was chosen from each student to be showcased in the study abroad photography exhibition Dieci Cittá, or "Ten Cities".  

Italy Reception
Senior VCD student Alaina Hall admires the photography of her fellow travelers

The travelers and their friends and family came out to a reception last night to celebrate their work, enjoy Italian food and reminisce about their travels. Dieci Cittá is on display through May 27th in the St. Paul Companies Pavillion on the Greenspring Campus. Stop by and check out the great work by our students!

Sarah Wockenfuss Photography
Sarah's wedding photography was featured in the Baltimore Sun

2015 VCD grad Sarah Wockenfuss had her photography featured in the Baltimore Sun and the Howard County Times Magazine. Her photos of Krystal and Jonathon Williams' wedding at the Historic Oakland in Columbia capture the natural beauty and importance of this venue in making their big day extra special.

Check out more of her photos from this event and the full article here.
 

School of Design at Fan Fare
The School of Design had fun at Fan Fare during Homecoming 2015.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and families enjoyed Fan Fare in the School of Business parking lot before the Homecoming football game. Fans packed the area to socialize and enjoy food, games and giveaways to show their Stevenson pride.

The School of Design tent was busy all morning dishing out nachos, raising money for Socktober, and of course handing out the highly desired "School of Design Rocks" foam fingers to excited fans!

Foam Fingers
Our foam fingers were popular among fans and were snatched up quickly.

SOD Alumni at Fan Fare
We love seeing the familiar faces of alumni!

Soctober at Fan Fare
Every dollar given towards Socktober bought a pair of socks for the men at the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore.

Serving nachos at Fan Fare
Nachos, salsa and cheese—a tailgating favorite!

See more pictures of the event taken by Professor Chris Reed on flickr.

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