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FREE LISTENING PARTY
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 | 5-7 PM
The Baltimore Kissa Society presents Listening Party 30: Celebrating the Women Who Blended Pop and Jazz
Jazz is one of the most unique genres of music and has often been categorized as “serious” or even conceptual. But jazz has always borrowed freely from other genres of music and the best jazz vocalists have been able to not only borrow, but marry their music with pop. Listening Party 30 welcomes guest presenter Andria Hanner, who will present vinyl recordings of iconic singers including Lena Horne, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Barbara Streisand, and many more.
Following our featured playlist, we’ll offer open turntables to anyone bringing their own vinyl. Complimentary beverages will be provided and all are welcome no matter your previous jazz experience.
Lectures and Workshops
FREE PROGRAMMING FOR ARTISTS BY ARTISTS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 | 11AM-4PM
11AM - 12:00PM | Paper Marbling and Journaling
Artist Kelly Laughlin will lead a paper marbling workshop that focuses on how to approach your art practice through mindfulness and journaling.
12:45PM-2:30 PM | Artists and the Marketplace: Creating a Successful and Sustainable Practice
Artist Khadija Adell will offer a free lecture exploring the ways that artists can engage with the marketplace, create value for their work, and maintain a sustainable career. Participants will walk away with handouts to help guide the creation of their own archive thereafter.
3PM - 4 PM | Spiritual First Aid
Artist Nicoletta de la Brown will lead participants in a workshop to create their own personal Spiritual First Aid Kit, filled with objects that promote inner healing and sustainability. Participants are encouraged to bring objects that are personally important or motivating to their own practice as well as a vessel that will serve as their first aid kit. Empty vessels (pictured below) can also be purchased from the artist for $30 on the day of the workshop. (Vessels are vegan leather with red enamel pin and include a note from the artist.)