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May 23, 2022
5:30 pm
8:00 pm

Meet, Greet, and Dive Deep with Gregory S. Smith

Join GBCA as we welcome the new Executive Director of the Creative Alliance, Gregory S. Smith to Baltimore! The evening will feature lite fare, connections, and sounds from Black new music trio UPENDO. Dive deep with Gregory as he sits down for a lively discussion with Jeannie L. Howe, Executive Director of GBCA, followed by a Q&A.

Tickets are $10. There will also be a cash bar provided by the Motor House Showroom.

COVID-19 Information: For the safety of all, we ask our guests to please provide proof of vaccination along with photo identification upon entry to the event. If you are unvaccinated for any reason, please provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event OR a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of the event.

We encourage all guests to wear a mask when not enjoying food or beverage.

About Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance: Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance is a leading nonprofit provider of services to artists and cultural organizations in the region. Whether they are emerging or established, mainstream or underground, grassroots or institutional, GBCA believes in unifying and strengthening all members of the creative community. We do this through marketing, education, financial support, and developing innovative programs that increase equity in the cultural community and beyond.

About Gregory S. Smith: Gregory is a dynamic collaborator experienced in utilizing the arts and culture as a catalyst to spark civic engagement, community building, and cultural enrichment, with a unique passion for creating work that invites, engages, and excites members of diverse communities. He firmly believes in arts for art’s sake, and that the arts have a continued responsibility to be a responsive reflector of society, challenging people to move beyond the status quo.

Prior to arriving in Baltimore, Gregory served as the business operations manager and a producer for the Live Events team with Minnesota Public Radio. He formerly served in the same capacity for the historic Fitzgerald Theater, the previous home of the Prairie Home Companion/Live from Here at MPR. He is an actor, director, teaching artist, and facilitator, having worked at theatres across the country.

About UPENDO: UPENDO, which means love in the Swahili language, is a Black new music trio led by Brandon Woody. Brandon started playing the trumpet 11 years ago. He received a full scholarship to the Brubeck Institute before attending the Manhattan School of Music. He is an endorsed artist with B.A.C Musical Instruments and is a new member of Hollywood Anderson’s band.

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