Thursday Feb 9th, 2023
Meet Laurence! He is a Baltimore native who became the first African-American artist-in-residence in the State of Maryland in 1976. Since then, Laurence has achieved many historic achievements such as; assisting with exhibit design in the Banneker-Douglass Museum, curating art for Congressmen Elijah Cummings, establishing the first State funded Art Gallery for an African-American, and more!
During the pandemic, Laurence found himself unemployed and a series of circumstances led him to being homeless. When we last spoke, Project PLASE, Inc. was helping Laurence secure temporary housing, and seeking permanent supportive housing. During this time, Laurence is still finding ways to serve his community.