Rubys Grantees News and Upcoming Projects

Rubys Grantees News and Upcoming Projects

Our engagement with The Rubys Artist Grants goes beyond their initial award. The project grants continue to bring energy and excellence to the Baltimore region, building an ecosystem of art and cultural programming.

We are thrilled with the continued success that Ruby Grantees continue to fine and wanted to showcase the accomplishments of several recent Ruby grantees in the region!

Hoesy Corona (2016 visual arts) has been selected as a 2017 fellow in the inaugural Halcyon Art Lab. During the fellowship, Hoesy will be an artist in residence at The Fillmore School in Washington D.C. where he will create videos and soundscapes for his visual and performance project Alie[N]ation. Congrats Hoesy!

Andria Nacina Cole (2016 literary arts) has an excerpt of her grant-supported work Memphis and Haddassah and Barbara and Keisha and Imani and Pip or How Tony Learned to Stay Young (Part I) is featured in City Paper’s Poetry and Fiction issue.

Jeff Carey (2016 media arts) will be performing at Artscape on July 22 at 7pm at the UB Student Center in the Wright Theater (on the 5th floor). His performance is part of Worlds in Collusion curated by the High Zero Foundation.

Julia Kim Smith (2016 media arts) will have her grant-support work The Real Wi-Fi of Baltimore on display in the 2017 Sondheim Semi-Finalists exhibition. The exhibit will be on view from July 21 through August 6 at MICA’s Decker and Meyerhoff galleries.

Stephen Towns’ (2015 visual arts) collages, paintings, and quilt is on view at the Arlington Art Center as part of Interdisciplinarium. The exhibit explores the connections between contemporary art and other disciplines such as natural history, ecology, botany, technology, dance, and music. Interdisciplinarium is on view through October 1, 2017.


The Rubys Artist Project Grants were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. In 2017, we are please to have additional support for the Transamerica Foundation.