I developed a program called the Color of Faith, where I worked with faith-based institutions in Baltimore using art as a tool to talk about spiritual faith and to build community. The program also sought to foster relationships with people of different faith. From 2014-2015, the Color of Faith has worked with Al Rahmah School, Baltimore Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Rosh Pina Messianic Synagogue, and St. James Academy.
Each partnering faith community created a collaborative art piece that would enrich their spiritual space. As you can see in this exhibition, each partnering site used a range of materials to create their group piece and were designed by the participants of the program. Dialogue was an important tool utilized during all workshops. Discussions created unity when discussing the positive change that the artwork would create. Using art as the foundation of our dialogue also gave participants a new way of sharing about their spiritual journey and the themes/virtues that are associated with their faith. The original intention of the program was to bring all of these sites together to develop relationships with people of faith. Even though I wasn’t able to do so physically, I am able to connect them all together through their artwork in this show.