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Get acquainted with these 10 Baltimore-area artists. You'll be hearing plenty more about them.

Wordsmith has steadily built a career where he sidesteps curse words completely. It's an effort to not only keep his subjects approachable for all ages, but to challenge himself artistically.
In May, Jen Grow's book picked up the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, which comes with $20,000. Last November, she won a $6,000 Ruby Artist Project Grant for a project to pair images taken by the photographer Craig Lammes with an essay Grow is writing about dismantling her father's house after his death.
Two dozen new works exploring the psychology of violence will go on exhibit at Galerie Myrtis in November
Neptune delivers raw meditations on racial inequality and inner-city violence, but also self-worth and pride.
Haase has composed more than 25 songs for "Dorian's Closet," a musical about a drag queen and a mummified body she kept. Rep Stage in Columbia will give the world premiere in April.
Kohn's bookings have included comedian Judah Friedlander, experimental rockers Horse Lords and D.C.-based Ethiopian accordion player Hailu Mergia.
Postell creates socially aware, outward-facing music -- a hybrid of singer/songwriter R&B with touches of soul and rap
Meng Su's resume shows off top prizes at international competitions; extensive concert tours as a solo player and member of the Beijing Guitar Duo with Yameng Wang; well-received recordings of the Duo and her first solo CD.
"Shu-De!" – Tuvan for "Let's go!" — was one of the crowd favorites at May's 18th Maryland Film festival, where it had its East Coast premiere (its world premiere was a few weeks earlier, at the Nashville Film Festival).
Lynne Bellinger didn't realize how much she loved ballet until she stopped dancing – risking her career
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