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Curator Kirk Shannon-Butts discusses B23, Emerge and "The New Baltimore"

Curator Kirk Shannon-Butts discusses B23, Emerge and "The New Baltimore"

Step into the vibrant world of art and cinema in our latest episode of The Truth in this Art Podcast ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ. Join us as we sit down with Kirk Shannon-Butts, a prolific Writer, Director of Films, and Curator of Art, whose passion for storytelling has garnered worldwide recognition.

What's Inside:

๐ŸŽฅ Dive deep into Kirk's journey, from his academic pursuits in Marketing & Arts Management to earning an MFA in Film/TV Production from Chapman University. Discover the creative process behind his groundbreaking film, "Blueprint," which not only received global acclaim but also earned a nomination for 'Best Film from the African Diaspora' at FESPACO in Burkina Faso.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Uncover the essence of the Baltimore Movement and its influence on Kirk's artistic endeavors. Explore how the city's unique energy and culture shape his work, leaving a lasting impact on the art and film scenes.

๐ŸŽจ Delve into the intricacies of curating art exhibitions, with a spotlight on Kirk's involvement in B23 and the Artscape exhibition. Gain insights into his experiences curating while Black, addressing the challenges and triumphs in navigating the art world.

๐ŸŒŸ Join the conversation about "The New Baltimore," a concept that Kirk passionately explores through his art. Learn how he captures the city's evolution and translates it into powerful visual narratives, challenging conventional perceptions.

๐ŸŽฌ Get a behind-the-scenes look at Kirk's dynamic roles as a curator and filmmaker. Explore the delicate balance between these two creative spheres and how he seamlessly weaves storytelling through different mediums.

๐Ÿ” Gain exclusive insights into the last Emerge Baltimore - This Is Baltimore Too exhibitions for 2023. Discover the innovative themes, diverse artists, and impactful stories that make this event a must-see on the cultural calendar.

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Kirk Shannon-Butts
Kirk Shannon-Butts
Kirk Shannon-Butts is a Writer and Director of Films and a Curator of Art. Shannon-Butts holds a BA in Marketing & Arts Management and an MFA in Film/TV Production from Chapman University.