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Those Who Art Together: A Casual Critique w/ Emma Childs

An open forum for artists!

Thu, Aug 22nd 7:00 pm in the Creativity Center Classroom Two

General Admission

Join artists for monthly Open Critique—one of Creative Alliance’s longest-running programs! This is an opportunity to share artwork in progress, engage with local artists, and build community. This event is free for members, and this month is hosted by artist Emma Childs! Each session is an open forum to show 1-2 examples of your artwork and receive feedback from experienced artists from varying mediums and backgrounds. Please send digital examples of work 48 hours before the event day to

Artist Bio
Born in 1996, American painter Emma Childs graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in General Fine Arts. In her current body of work, Childs, a Baltimore native, has been developing a language of painting that allows her to explore the way we exist in the world we build around us. Childs’ work explores moments of chaos and mundanity, freedom and containment, isolation and contact. She is interested in the ability of a work to evoke an energetically emotional response from the viewer as well as creating objects that physically interact with their environment, to walk a line between creating something self-contained as well as reaching outward.

While creating efficiently eloquent shapes, choices of color and application are integral steps within Childs’ process. Transforming experiences and emotions into a language of simplified form, color, edge, and paint applications has allowed her to simplify what are actually complicated interconnected metaphors about relationships and the world we build around us.

Childs has been featured in British Vogue, UK House and Garden, Create! Magazine, Artmaze Magazine London, DC Modern Luxury, and New American Paintings Issue 154. Childs’ work is held in collections across the United States as well as around the world, including the UK, France, Canada, and the Netherlands.

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