art for the 2019/20 Season
Mirlande Jean-Gilles is a mother of two, a visual artist and writer. Her award winning fiction and poetry have been published in various literary journals and anthologies. Mirlande’s vibrant, multimedia collages have been exhibited at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, University of Baltimore, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Kenkeleba Gallery and Corridor Gallery in New York. She was selected to be a “Bearden 100” in collaboration with The Romare Bearden Foundation. Her artwork appears on the covers of various books, including “Strut” by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and “Two Moons” by Kyrstal Allen. She was one of the women featured in the documentary “Imagine a Future”. She is the recipient of the Maryland State Council for the Arts-Individual Artist Award for works on paper. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her family.
The artwork you see here represents each of our plays this season and is more than just the typical show poster—each is a commissioned work of art by Baltimore-based, award-winning collage artist Mirlande Jean-Gilles. Drawing inspiration from the scripts, Jean-Gilles used her signature style to create these original pieces. Our collaboration is a celebration of how artists can inspire each other, creating new forms and expressions that speak to all of us.
The collection of season art has been installed in To Bean or Not to Bean TM, Baltimore Center Stage’s new, open-to-the-community coffee bar and visitors are welcome to come by during operating hours to explore these stunning original works.
You can see more of her work on line at the Baker Artist Portfolio site.