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Marian Glebes, IMDA '09
RUBYS 2015 Artist Grantee
Friday, October 30th, 2015 //

Alumna Marian April Glebes, IMDA '09, has received a RUBYS Visual Arts grant. ?Kudos to IMDA MFA alumna Marian April Glebes, on the granting of a 2015 Rubys Award to support a year-long, collaborative, interdisciplinary project that explores relationships with the materials of home and connects them to the larger notion of place.

The Rubys are project-based funding of up to $10,000 for emerging and established Baltimore-regional artists to support the creation of innovative artistic projects. The grants support the region's gems - the local creative community of performing, visual, media, and literary artists.

The Rubys were established in 2013 by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, with the vision and start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, to provide meaningful support to individual artists as well as enrich the arts and broader community of Baltimore and the five surrounding counties.

This award build?s? upon ?Marian's successful ?partnership with The Loading Dock at the Baltimore Museum of Art, which debuted this past weekend in the newly opened Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center.?

Marian April Glebes is an emerging conceptual and mixed-media artist whose installations and sculptures are built of the remnants of elaborate processes that are futile or ridiculous, metaphoric, and temporary. Her works address issues of the urban/suburban environment, the character and power of the artist, and the use of site-specificity and the art object as a tool for social change. More information about Marian and her art is available at