April 7, 2016

Two years ago, I received news that has changed the course of my life. After applying on a whim, I was notified that I received the Ruby’s Artist Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), which received start up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. This was the official birth of production of a documentary about my grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin & Frances Graham. Over the course of the two years, I have been to a lot of places but there are still lots of roads left to travel. Today, I would like to say thank you. None of...

July 20, 2014

So what am I doing?

I think for most of us, there comes a moment in life that your perspective changes. You realize that you are indeed an adult; you now officially have some mileage, baggage, and insight, maybe even wisdom. Perhaps you visited your family home and it not as big as you imagined in your mind’s eye, or maybe you too have turned into one of those people in your family swearing “I remember when you were only a baby,” or “when you were this tall,” to a younger member.

My experience has been an inwards looking out moment. I was plodding through life, asking myself who am I? wha...

July 19, 2014

...I am the super happy one in the middle. My name is Carla Joelle Brown. I am 38 years old, born and raised in Baltimore, MD. When my sister and I were small, we would spend a lot of the summer with our cousin at the Grahams. This was always the highlight of the summer.  Since the Grahams retired when I was 5 years old, we had their full attention. Often, we would “go up to the country” to Jellystone, and stay in their trailer, where it was stored there when it was not in use. This was normal to me because we did it so often. This was the ultimate summer for us as small children; we we...

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The Rubys Artist Project Grants were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.


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