Two chances to make your own jewelry with the Jewelry Project!
May 22nd @ Boundary Block Party, and May 30 @ SOWEBOFEST.
May 22 1-4pm
The third annual Boundary Block Party will be on Saturday May 22 from 1 to 4pm at Eutaw and McMechen Streets. The block party is a celebration of community with live music, free food, public art projects, walking tours, kids activities, information about community organizations and a park clean up project. The goal of the festival is to provide residents a place to build relationships and community.
In fall 2010, the Jewelry Project will become a venue for Baltimore based jewelers to share their knowledge about jewelry design and production, as well as entrepreneurial strategies for independent artists.
Project organizers will create a jewelry studio space in a new arts center in East Baltimore. This new studio will blend the creative aspects of a design firm with the supportive elements of a community center. We will work together to create innovate new products, and each member of the cooperative will teach jewelry workshops in a community setting of their interest, such as the House Of Ruth.
The coop will have several events and exhibitions per year to showcase their work and the work of the communities with whom they work.
The Jewelry Project began as a weekly workshop in the House Of Ruth Maryland's emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. The workshops are an outlet in this transitional moment, providing a calm and supportive space for women in transition.
When women choose to donate jewelry to the project, they receive a jewelry supply kit as payment. All of the proceeds from the jewelry donated in the shelter workshops goes back in the art program in the shelter, funding the creation and installation of public artworks about domestic violence.
House Of Ruth Maryland
The House Of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end domestic violence by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.