A Week of Art and Culture Roland Park Place
Arts and culture are at the heart of Roland Park Place. We are proud to be the home of residents who have made and continue to make an impact on the Baltimore art scene. Here at Roland Park Place, we foster artistic growth and education through our venues and services. These range from our large art studio to live music performances. Take a peek at a week in the life of one of our residents.
After breakfast and reading the morning papers, I attend the Poetry Class at 10 a.m. led by the talented Gary Blauvelt. In this class, we read and discuss poetry ranging from Shakespeare to Frost.
The new Joan Mitchell at the Baltimore Museum of Art opened this week, and Roland Park Place has arranged a trip to see it. With transportation provided by RPP, I don’t have to worry about parking in the city. It is a joy to see fine art with my friends and be able to discuss what we saw on the way back home.
Every Wednesday night is a live music concert. I meet my friends for dinner at the Landing and after dinner, we head to the Arts and Education Center. This evening there will be a cellist and a pianist playing music composed by women.
There are usually two trips a week, and this Thursday evening we have a trip to see a new play at the Everyman Theatre. Many residents have memberships to local theatre companies, and when there is a new performance, there is an organized trip to see it. I was able to get my ticket just by signing up for the trip, and the Roland Park Place Event Office took care of everything.
My next-door neighbor was chosen to display her watercolor works this month in our newly appointed art gallery. Each month there is a gallery opening party where the artist talks about their work on display and we all enjoy a glass of wine together.
I like to work on my drawing skills during the week at the new art studio. On Saturdays, I attend the drawing class taught by Eva Carson, a local artist. The class is for all skill levels, and I get individual feedback that has made me more confident in my abilities.
There is a new group forming to practice conversational Spanish. I know a little Spanish from my travels, but I want be more fluent. So many new groups are forming to share and teach our interests. Just last week, the poker club hosted a workshop on poker for beginners.