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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"

Update: 2023-10-11
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Step into the vibrant world of art and cinema in our latest episode of The Truth in this Art Podcast πŸŽ™οΈ. 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:


πŸŽ₯ 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.


πŸ–ΌοΈ 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.

🎨 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.


🌟 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.

🎬 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.

πŸ” 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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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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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"

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