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Creative Alliance Out-of-School time Programs | 21st Century Community Learning Center
S. Rasheem became the Education Director at Creative Alliance in June of 2019. In that role she she is responsible for five Out-of-School time arts enrichment programs. Those programs include, Open Minds, KERPLUNK, Creative Alliance at Tench Tilghman, Creative Alliance at John Ruhrah and Teen Council. Prior to the appointment of Education Director, Rasheem was the Site Manager at Creative Alliance After School program for 160 youth in K-8th grade at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School.
Rasheem is self-taught Baltimore community artist. Her mediums are pencil, various types of pastel, and charcoal. She self-identifies as a Womanist Artist, because her art encourages a critical examination of society and culture through the lens of race, gender, sexuality, and class. Her work centralizes the lives and experiences of marginalized populations. Rasheem’s work contributes to the growing body of art that is dedicated to gender expression. Her influences are interdisciplinary, varied, and largely come from lived-experiences. There is no separation between her passions, her politics, and her artistic expression. Much like her politics, her mediums are a combination of precision and messiness. While her medium is most often pastel, she frequently uses other media. Her most recent art exhibitions include “s/He Handsome and s/He Handsome Too", an art exhibition that brings gender identities to light in the arts and a joint exhibition called the “Baltimore Uprising”.
She regularly partners with local nonprofits with the aim of making a positive impact in Baltimore City. Her recent community art projects include the"One Baltimore, Many Shades" mural located at 5313 York Rd & Woodbourne, Step Into the Garden (SITG), a citywide STEP performance in Baltimore City funded by the TKF Foundation to promote Baltimore’s Sacred Green Spaces, working with Jubilee Arts’ (a nonprofit youth arts organization) in their Art@Work program where she leads a group of Baltimore middle and high school students in the completion of community art projects for three consecutive years. She has also partnered with Baltimore Collegetown to create and implement a week-long community arts program to introduce more college students to Baltimore’s arts and culture scene. This program was called “Baltimore Underground-Art and Soul”. In the Spring of 2018, she worked on the “Baltimore Uprising” project, where she was paired with a community leader where she conducted a series of interviews to ask her about her views about Baltimore and the impact of both of the uprisings. These conversations resulted in the creation of three works that were included in the “Baltimore Uprising” exhibition.