On Nov. 4, Art with a Heart revealed a 1,000 pound 6’x 8′ heart mosaic sculpture in front of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Gudelsky Entrance at the corner of Lombard and Greene Streets. The $130k public art piece represents Art with a Heart (AWAH)’s 20th anniversary gift to the Baltimore community. The Heart of Baltimore features 18 different colors of glass, mirrors and recycled glow-in-the-dark tiles. Over the past 18 months nearly 1,000 youth and adults of diverse race, age and socio-economic background devoted their time to the ceramic heart. Guest speakers for the event included UMMC President & CEO Bert W. O’Malley, Randi Alper Pupkin, AWAH founder & executive director, Joann Brooks, Mayor Brandon Scott and Ali Mirsky.
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