Baltimore Center Stage: Mirlande Jean-Gilles

Mirlande Jean-Gilles


Black Butterfly, White L
Black Butterfly White L

 

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.

 

Miss You Like Hell
Miss You Like Hell
Thoughts of a Colored Man
Thoughts of a Colored Man

 

Men on Boats
Men on Boats

 

Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally

 

Where We Stand
Where We Stand

 

Bakkhai
Bakkhai