After years of working as Passports: The Art Diversity Project, the two grassroots organizers--Christine Bethea and Brenda Brown-- are going to redirect their artistic roots. Over the last several years, the group has been focused mainly on arts administration, concentrating on special events such as the Geek Art/Green Innovator's Festival @ Unblurred on Penn Avenue, which they produced and which has had a successful six year run.
Said Bethea, one of Passport's former principals," We are looking forward to being what we are first and foremost: Artists. We want to get back to creating art ourselves, and in particular expanding by doing more public art and utilizing other established and emerging artists. Joining the Bethea and Brown as a lead artist, will be
"We feel George, his art, music and history bring a lot of dimension to the group," said Brown.
|Gist with his Mural on the Granada in the Hill District|