Arts Every Day is proud to present its 8th installment of our annual 10X10 Exhibit titled- Kaleidoscope: Ideas, Images & Symbols, Inspired by the works of Elizabeth Talford Scott.
This year, Arts Every Day is partnering with MICA to showcase this year’s student exhibition at The Peale alongside the work of Elizabeth Talford Scott as part of a grand community-centered celebration involving several institutions also showcasing Scott’s work: Cryor Art Gallery at Coppin State University, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Center for History and Culture, MICA, James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, and the Walters Art Museum that will be on view February through May 2024.
Art Every Day’s 10X10 Exhibit connects young creatives and rising arts leaders with collaborative exhibition opportunities, working alongside local curators and arts education advocates. The 10X10 Exhibit sparks creative discourse in Baltimore City classrooms, encouraging students and teachers to share their own stories through a variety of artistic methods.
Bringing Baltimore City Public School students’ artworks to light in conjunction with the ETS exhibition under our theme of “Kaleidoscope”, we hope to create a meaningful narrative about community, hopes and desires, fears, and reality. Although no words are present, Elizabeth Talford Scott is a storyteller of the African American experience. By using found materials within her quilting and fiber work, Scott creates remarkable imagery pertaining to the skies, to the earth, to the seas, and into the unknown. Much like a kaleidoscope, Scott responds to the curiosities, fears, and desires of her community by creating these pieces. Prayer pillows, healing shawls, artistic diaries, family heirlooms; these are all ways in which she looked upon life from a different perspective and created a brand new image.
The theme Kaleidoscope opens the door for creative expression as it invites students to explore:
Other artists to explore that work in quilts, found objects, and fibers: