Families make their own African Mask on February 9 with featured teaching artist, Mama Ebony Evans! Masks can represent ceremonial and every-day functions. Inspired by African facial masks, students and family members will design and create their own. Kerplunk! is a signature Creative Alliance program for families to make art together and engage directly with Baltimore’s rich pool of visual teaching artists.
ARTIST BIO: EBONY EVANS
Ebony Evans is a musician, performing artist, arts instructor, lightworker, and radical activist centering her work around the freedom, agency, empowerment, and self-expression of Black Womyn and girls. Ebony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Arts from Coppin State University. She is a 2019 Community Art Collaborative MICA fellow and currently serves as resident artist and education coordinator at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the lyric. With years of experience in cultivating spaces of spiritual empowerment and body positivity for Black Womyn, she fosters growth and healing in the face of unchecked misogyny; and in her years-long work as an arts instructor specializing in African Folklore and theater for children in grades K-8, Ebony continues the work of dismantling white supremacy in our most vulnerable populations.