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Mr. Artscape is Dead. Long Live Mr. Artscape

Mr. Artscape is Dead. Long Live Mr. Artscape

As an artist who has been involved in Artscape over the years, I was really excited to meet the new “Mr. Artscape,” as people have tended to think of the festival’s visual-arts coordinator, most recently erstwhile CP designer Jim Lucio and before that artist Gary Kachadourian. Gary and Jim are both good friends of mine, so I thought maybe I could be friends with the new Mr. Artscape too. 

After sending a few emails to the folks at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA), they invited me over to explain in person that Mr. Artscape is not a real position. I have been to the BOPA offices plenty of times in the past—this is the first year in the...

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