More message-filled art is emerging on the streets of Baltimore, especially in Station North.
An old police box at the corner of N. Charles and E. Lanvalle streets is in the process of being transformed into a permanent art installation by Loring Cornish, known for his distinctive glass mosaics. The structure, which is expected to be finished later in July (in time for Artscape), is titled "Change for the Better."
In a statement released by Station North, Cornish said: "I'm giving the Police Box a complete makeover to make it more appealing to all that view it. Police across the country should begin to change current operating practices that have made millions of Americans very uncomfortable."
The installation, inspired by the Black Lives Matter message, was organized by Morgan State University faculty member Christopher Metzger. Several students have been involved, including Kelli Williams. The mural, which was planned before the Freddie Gray case, is located on the site of the future home of Open Works.