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April 5, 2009

Local art, music, photography inspired by the recession

recession artI'm particularly proud of this piece in today's paper.

Several Baltimore-based artists, musicians and photographers have started using the economic downturn as inspiration for their art.

They've made some really interesting stuff. The article is worth a read, if I do say so myself.

Pictured is Andres Zapata, a Web designer who chopped up his old credit cards to make this sinister-looking piece called Plastic. Check out the project he started, called Recession Nation.

(Sun photo by Chiaki Kawajiri)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:37 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Random stuff



TYPICAL of the Baltimore Liquor Board...This is an outrage, I'm SO glad to don't hang out with these douc...wait....this is about ART? Does that mean I can't post my generic anti-whatever bar you're writing about rant?

You should be proud. It's a great article. I read it on Sunday. I thought that is what a well written piece and passed it on to a couple of friends.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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