Art Exhibition at City Hall, “The Other Side of the Curb”

June 13, 2022

Art Exhibition at City Hall, “The OtherSide of the Curb,” a Community Program Funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services with Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022

The Annapolis Police Department (APD), in partnership with VisionWorkshops, completed a youth photography and writing program funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services (GOCPYVS). The program, entitled, “The Other Side of the Curb,” helps build trust and positive relationships between law enforcement and the community in Annapolis. The pilot program expands APD’s community policing efforts and engagement between officers and youth. The students’ work will be the featured Art in Public Places Commission art exhibition at City Hall from June 5 to July 31. An artist’s reception, sponsored by the Annapolis Police Foundation, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on June 13, 2022 at City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester, Annapolis, MD. The event is free and open to the public. 

“As your Chief, I am proud of the efforts of both the youth and the officers who made this program successful and meaningful,” said Annapolis Police Chief, Edward Jackson. “We are grateful to the Governor’s Office for the opportunity to continue to build a bridge between officers and the community.” 

With cameras and questions in-hand APD officers and youth exchanged stories and took moving photographs during two, five-session programs. The sessions culminated in hundreds of photographs with inspiring narratives. The exhibit promises to be interesting and have a positive influence on police/community relations. 

“When communities and police work together, our communities become stronger and safer,” said Kunle Adeyemo, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. “The Hogan administration is proud to support this important program and we will continue to fund initiatives like it around Maryland.” 

The officers and youth participants will be in attendance to talk about their experience and photographs at the City Hall reception on June 13. The exhibit is otherwise open during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 160 Duke of Gloucester, Annapolis.