Tom Miller Week Exhibition at RLB Library February 13th–25th, 2023


Graphics by Deyane Moses

The exhibition will last two weeks and include a silent auction, an exhibition, and a reception. A group of young artists from Carver Vocational Technical High School Cre8tive Xpression and Art Club have decorated salvaged furniture in the vein of Miller. The students have been working collaboratively for two months on woodworking, painting, critique, curation, and exhibition design with teachers Jon Brickous and Jewel Young, Baltimore-based artist Gary Mullen, and Blackives, LLC staff. Proceeds from the auction will fund an art scholarship in honor of Tom Miller for the participants.

Place an online bid to own one of these unique creations. The silent auction ends on Friday, February 24 at 11:59 pm.

Kurt Schmoke and Tom Miller with the day proclamation in his namesake, 1995 Image Courtesy of Beverly Carter

Tom Miller (1945–2000) was a master multidisciplinary artist. He created colorful, whimsical, and humorous
screen-prints, murals, and sculptures from discarded furniture he found around Baltimore City. “Tom Miller Day” was
declared by Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke in 1995 after the artist became one of the first African-Americans fromthe city to receive a solo exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. While Miller’s whimsical charm is evident in murals, museums, and private collections throughout the city, the second event commemorating his legacy was not organized until 2021 when Blackives, LLC revived and extended the day by presenting Tom Miller Week.

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