Graham Coreil-Allen, MFA
Founding Principal & Public Artist
Graham Coreil-Allen (he/him) is a Baltimore-based public artist and organizer working to make cities more inclusive and livable through public art, placemaking, and civic engagement. Motivated by his love for cities and Making Place Happen, Coreil-Allen collaborates with neighbors to interpret and activate public space through placemaking projects for pedestrian safety and play.
The public artist studied at Tulane School of Architecture, completed his BA at New College of Florida and received his MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art. Coreil-Allen has created projects with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, The Deitch/Creative Time Art Parade, Eyebeam, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Arlington Art Center, Artscape, Transmodern Festival, VisArts, Current Space, ICA Baltimore, Light City, and the American Pavilion in the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale. Coreil-Allen was a 2018 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow and served as a co-chair of Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Arts and Culture Transition Committee.
Melvin Jadulang, MA
Director of Operations and Engagement
Melvin Jadulang (he/him) is an organizational strategist experienced in project management and capacity building for projects in communities, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. His background in placemaking began with his leadership of the transformation of vacant lots into Boone Street Commons, a community managed green space in East Baltimore Midway. Built together with his neighbors, this space has become a focal point of community interaction and demonstrates the importance of public spaces as a community asset in the urban environment.
Melvin was born and raised in Hawaii, has a BA in Communications and a Minor in Agriculture at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and received his MA in Organizational Leadership at Chapman University in California. Since moving to Baltimore City, Melvin has also gotten extensively involved with community development as well as creating programming for community spaces. When he’s not out organizing an event with neighbors in the community, he gardens at Boone Street Commons; designs and builds tables and benches for neighbors and green spaces; and rides his bicycle through Baltimore City exploring the food scene that Baltimore has to offer.
Zoe Roane-Hopkins, MA
Association Placemaker and Project Designer
Zoe Roane-Hopkins (she/her) loves designing thoughtful interventions that leave the world a more colorful, compassionate, and resilient place. Native plants, ecological design thinking, and community placemaking are the mainstays of her work as a designer. Any opportunity to create positive change for people and our Earth is an opportunity Zoe’s going to take. In addition to working with the Graham Projects team, Zoe is also a landscape designer with EnviroCollab.
After graduating from Penn State’s landscape architecture program, she attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, earning a Master of Arts in Industrial design. She loves merging design methods from landscape and industrial design together to find new creative solutions. In 2020 she was a winner of the Baltimore Design for Distancing competition, and in 2021 her rain water harvesting planter design, ‘Gumbo Box’ earned 3rd place in the New Orleans Water Collaborative Planter Box design competition. When Zoe’s not working, she is probably playing the ukulele, petting her cat, or doing handstands in her living room.
Heidi Thomas, PLA, ASLA
Founding Principal, EnviroCollab
Heidi Thomas is a Professional Landscape Architect with 20 years of experience as a lead designer and project manager. Her work is grounded in visioning and placemaking projects spanning a wide variety of sectors and site scales and all phases of project development – from planning and design through documentation and construction administration. EnviroCollab was launched in 2018 with the vision of creating a space for landscape architects and urban designers to collaborate on projects and social equity initiatives aligned with environmental and cultural sustainability.
Fabricators & Installers
LANNINGSMITH is a problem solving outfit. They provide support to creative ventures that require an imaginative and unconventional approach to design and production. The studio aids in all aspects of project development, from concept through fabrication and installation.
Q Batts, MASD
Social Impact Designer & Installer
Q Batts is a Social Impact Designer and researcher at Maryland Institute College of Art working on a long term impact initiative with Maryland Department of Transportation & Baltimore City Department of Transportation focused on pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety in Baltimore City. Q is also a seasoned pavement art installation assistant with Graham Projects.
JaVon Townsend, LCSW-C
Social Worker, Artist & Facilitator
JaVon Townsend, LCSW-C is a social worker passionate about the creative arts and play. JaVon has worked with people of all ages from all walks of life and celebrates facilitating experiences that strengthen communities. She is the founder of Jubilee Counseling and Wellness.
Building a City for People
“Bikemore advocates for policies and infrastructure that create thriving neighborhoods in Baltimore. We work to expand protected bicycle and transit infrastructure between our neighborhoods and work within neighborhoods to ensure policies are in place so the goods and services people need are easily accessed on foot or by bike. We focus on putting people before cars and expanding opportunity for all of Baltimore’s residents. Bikemore is Baltimore’s always-on transportation advocate. We show up. We turn people out. We are always paying attention.”
Jessica Solomon, MSOD
Founder & Principal, Art in Praxis
Art in Praxis Founder and Principal Jessica Solomon (she/her) is an organization development practitioner and cultural steward who has spent the last decade building a practice of creating conditions for transformative impact in cultural, philanthropic and social justice spaces. As a leading organizational development firm, Art in Praxis has created and inspired conditions for more accessible, radical, and equitable impact since 2015.
Principal & Founding Agent, Burkholder Agency
Scott Burkholder is the principal and founding agent of Burkholder Agency. He is analytically minded and trained, with awe for the power of human creativity. Scott produced the highly acclaimed Baltimore Love Project with artist Michael Owen—the largest self initiated public art project in the city of Baltimore. In addition to having coached more than 50 artists in launching sustaining careers, Scott also manages a small community of artists to live thriving creative practices. His current projects include producing the memoir of a venture capitalist, developing a documentary on male infertility, curating art to share with audiences in E1507, and establishing a community minded butcher shop.
Stephanie Claire Baker
Stephanie Claire Baker is a Baltimore-based painter and Stephanie Claire Baker is a Baltimore-based artist who studied painting and mixed media art and received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design. She commonly works with a variety of collaborative groups and artists on large scale art and teaching-oriented projects. Her personal work is often vibrant and color saturated, and includes an array of content from abstract light refractions to singular items representing complex emotion and shared human experiences.
Falon Mihalic, PLA
Interdisciplinary Artist & Landscape Architect, Founder of Falon Land Studio
Falon is an interdisciplinary artist and landscape architect investigating the human connection to the natural environment. She makes paintings, sculptures, light art, and interactive public art with a focus on how we perceive and interact with natural phenomena. Falon is a licensed landscape architect (TX, FL, IL) with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a B.A. in Natural Sciences from New College of Florida. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces in Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Providence, and Boston. Her work has been supported by the Kaboom Foundation, the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Houston Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Center for Spatial Studies at Rice University.
Photographer & Producer, Charm City 360
Photographer & Founder, Little Box of Random
Ashley Esposito is a self-taught artist, public advocate, and community photographer. Known by most as Ash, she has lived with her family in the Violetville neighborhood of Baltimore since 2016. Ash graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus with a Bachelor of Science in Software Development & Security. She works full-time as an IT Analyst and freelance as a Little Box of Random. Ash’s photography style is very candid, comfortably capturing the “mood” or “vibe” of a person. She is a PROUD member of Black Women Photographers and active in our Baltimore City chapter. Ash is available for all of your photography needs:
Public Artist & Designer, Public Mechanics
Bruce Willen is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, and the founder of Public Mechanics — a design and art studio working in public and cultural spaces. Prior to Public Mechanics, Bruce co-founded acclaimed design agency Post Typography where he led high-profile projects that have shaped the visual language of Baltimore and beyond. He is the co-author of the book Lettering & Type and has written for the Washington Post, Design Observer, and other publications. As a musician, Bruce has composed new scores for silent films, performed on multiple continents, and released dozens of recordings with the groups Peals and Double Dagger.