Current Space: Empowering Baltimore Artists with Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento

Current Space: Empowering Baltimore Artists with Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento

In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento, co-directors of Current Space, a prominent art hub in Baltimore. They discuss their roles in shaping the art scene, the mission of Current Space, and the impact of their work on the local and international art community. 🎨🌐

Episode Highlights:

  • Julianne and Michael introduce themselves and their roles at Current Space. (00:00:10-00:02:55) πŸ‘‹
  • They share their early experiences with art and how it influenced their careers. (00:03:05-00:09:28) πŸŽ¨πŸ’Ό
  • The duo discusses the mission and impact of Current Space in supporting local artists and fostering community engagement. (00:11:54-00:21:59)  πŸ€πŸ™οΈ
  • They talk about the advantages of being located in the Bromo Arts District and the growth and development of the area. (00:24:28-00:26:42) πŸ’πŸ“ˆ
  • Julianne and Michael share the skills they have acquired while running Current Space, including event planning, building maintenance, and navigating permits and licenses. (00:35:27-00:43:24) πŸ“…πŸ”§πŸ“‘
  • They discuss their plans for the future, including upcoming exhibitions, performances, and collaborations. (00:44:54-00:46:14) 🎀🎨

Key Takeaways:

  • Current Space is a gallery, performance space, and artist hub located in the Bromo Arts District of Baltimore. πŸ›οΈπŸŽ­
  • The organization supports local artists and fosters community engagement through exhibitions, performances, and events. πŸ€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‰
  • Julianne and Michael have acquired various skills, including event planning, building maintenance, and navigating permits and licenses, to keep Current Space running smoothly.  πŸ› οΈπŸ“‹
  • The duo is excited about the upcoming season and the opportunity to bring back established programming while also introducing new events and collaborations. πŸŒŸπŸ”„

Visit the Current Space website or follow them on Instagram to stay updated on upcoming exhibitions, performances, and events.

Social Media Links:
Facebook: Current Space
Instagram: currentspace
Twitter: @CurrentSpace

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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.
Michael Benevento
Michael Benevento
Michael Benevento is an artist, curator and Co-director of Current Space. Born in Houston, he moved to Baltimore in 2001 to study at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and joined Current Space in 2005. Michael spends most of his time sculpting a multidisciplinary space for artists.