Open Works Weekly 10/15/2021
Open Works Weekly 10/15/2021
Come by tomorrow for The Vibe Room’s Issue 8 release event!
The Vibe Room is a quarterly magazine showcasing the vibrant creative culture in DMV. Issue No. 8 is their first issue dedicated entirely to creative people and spaces here in Baltimore and features an interview with our Director of Community and Culture, April Danielle Lewis about Open Works!
Come by Saturday from 1-4PM to celebrate the issue release and network with other Baltimore area creatives, makers, and artists.
With the first EnterpRISE workshops coming up soon, it’s about time we finish introducing this yeas judges!
Ken Malone is a co-founder of Early Charm Ventures, a venture studio founded in 2012 in Baltimore (Charm City) that converts science to business. Early Charm specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. They don’t chase quick exits. They build companies that create sustainable value. Their best successes come from teaming with entrepreneurial-minded faculty who are rooted in drug design, custom materials, aquaculture technologies and machine vision. They don’t write checks just to show up for board meetings. They are the management team, the operators and the entrepreneurs. They show up to the labs and offices every day to do the heavy lifting. They deploy a team of interdisciplinary experts across all of their portfolio companies, bringing real-world problem-solvers to work directly on growing their companies at every stage of their lifecycles. Prior to forming Early Charm, Malone had careers in the heavy chemical industry working for Georgia Gulf Corporation and Atochem, and in academia working for the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a PhD in polymer science and engineering (Southern Miss) and a BS in biochemistry and chemistry (U Miami).
Creating a Collaborative Project While Maintaining Individual Identities.
Lawrence Moore and Darryl Patterson of Asé Design Studio will be speaking at Open Works this coming Wednesday, Oct 20 at 5:30pm. Darryl and Lawrence have running their own studios (Heavy Paper Co. and D Patterson Design Studio) for some time and and work together as Asé Design Studio. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their beautiful work, you’re missing out!!!
Wed, Oct 20, 5:30PM, More event information.
No Pix After Dark with Aaron Dante will be doing a live taping of this popular podcast here at Open Works featuring our new resident coffee roasters, Black Acres Roaster. The live taping will be followed by a tasting with Black Acres founder Travis Bell and head roaster Matt Nierenberg.
Come on down Saturday, Oct 30 at 11AM.
Last chance to get your products on the Made In Baltimore Kiosk. Applications are due TODAY!!!
+ Great opportunity from Station North Arts District: Request for Qualifications: Underline Mural North Wall.
+ Station North Mural Tour this Saturday.
+ These 25 Baltimore community advocates are training to become digital equity leaders.
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