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UPDATE: Open Walls Baltimore 2 met with protest citing lack of diversity, Gaia responds

UPDATE: Gaia, the Baltimore street artist who curated

Open Walls Baltimore 2

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, issued a response, which you can read at the bottom of this post. Last night, Luminous Intervention protested the launch party for

with an event called

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," projecting images on the side of Metro Gallery that criticized the mural project's lack of diversity (of 14 murals planned for the second installment of

Open Walls

, only one features a female artist). One projection read "HOW MANY SAUSAGES DOES IT TAKE TO PAINT A MURAL?" and another that featured Mickey Mouse berating a sausage (pictured). Check out a gallery of the protest

. We asked Olivia Robinson, one of the organizers of the protest, to expand on her reasons for putting it together, which you can read below. Below that is the text of a Facebook post from Metro Gallery owner Sarah Werner, who wanted to clarify that the projections were protesting the show, not the gallery itself. Werner's words are reposted with her permission.

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reached out to Gaia, the curator of the project, and did not receive an immediate response. We'll update the post if we receive anything. Olivia Robinson:

The video projection can be seen in full here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTvsO1TsTkk Metro Gallery owner Sarah Werner:

A response from Gaia:


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