Artist StatementAs an artist, curator, and educator I strive to create circumstances that allow for moments of creativity and authenticity. Through my personal work, I create text-based banners, monoprints, and sculptural objects that are reflexive of the things that shape my thoughts and identity. Often the work begins with appropriated text that I find meaningful and relevant to my life, which I then re-contextualize by finding a form to communicate these sentiments to others. In the exhibitions that I curate I ask artists to create work based on a theme or question. Their personal perspectives drive what form the work will take and what they have to say about the subject. In my classes I do the same for my students, they also create work from the place that they are at, which then come together in collaborative projects and installations that I facilitate.
Sarah McCann is a Baltimore based community artist, curator and non-profit fundraising professional. Her work supports organizations in programming, fundraising and development planning. She served as Executive Director of Baltimore Clayworks from 2013 - 2017. McCann creates and facilitates classes and workshops. These have included after school programs, staff and artist meetings, board committee meetings and retreats. She organizes and installs exhibitions and related programming from conception to completion. Partner organizations have included, but are not limited to: Baltimore Clayworks, Creative Alliance, D Center, Load of Fun Gallery, Towson Arts Collective, Wide Angle Youth Media, Young Audiences and the Youth Dreamers. Sarah has facilitated public and collaborative projects and looks forward to continuing her work in Baltimore and beyond. She has a B.S. in Studio Arts from New York University and an M.A. in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently serves on the board of the Awesome Foundation Baltimore Chapter and the Baltimore and Beyond Care Taking Council.