Baltimore native Stephen Towns talks about his new quilt show at Baltimore Museum of Art titled "Rumination and a Reckoning."
Two of Baltimore's hottest contemporary artists, Amy Sherald and Stephen Towns, will have a public conversation about their work next week.
The pair, who have enjoyed a recent string of high-profile successes, will discuss how they create their quite different portraits at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. in Homeland
Sherald is best known for painting her African-American subjects with gray skin, which she has described as "a way for me to subversively comment about race without feeling as though I'm excluding the viewer."
Towns has been praised for melding the traditions of portraiture with quilting to create an entirely new, hybrid art form that tackles such tough subjects as the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831.