JJC Talks: Hope & Faith

Join the Joshua Johnson Council’s February meeting featuring twin artists Eleisha Faith and Tonisha Hope McCorkle. This virtual conversation will stream on the BMA’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

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About the Artists:

D.C. born, Hyattsville, Md. raised twins Eleisha Faith & Tonisha Hope McCorkle (known collectively as “Hope & Faith”) hold BFAs from NYU in studio art. Formerly enrolled in the Visual and Performing Arts program at the Jim Henson School of Arts, Media, and Communication, the two have been cooking, curating, studying, and creating art since they were seven years old. At 17, the twins lost their mother to the rare lung condition of sarcoidosis. Since then, the two have used their art as a space of healing, creating immersive experiences that engage with loss, grief, and identity, coming together to form an interdisciplinary collaborative.

Sourced from their own lives, the pair began to see their worlds collide as they grew into a new state of consciousness as one. Their work serves as a spiritual process towards completion, utilizing 2D, 3D, and 4D elements as puzzle pieces to form the bigger picture. Deconstructing materials in their practice, the dynamic duo reconstructs narratives through veracious and symbolic imagery to communicate stories of Black life, food, rituals, healing, spirituality, magic, hope, and faith.

PGCTV News, VoyageBaltimore, Visionary Art Collective, and the DC Public Library have recognized the pair’s work. They have been the recipients of a DC CAH Art Bank Grant, a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, an MSAC Creativity Grant, and a 2024 Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund Grant, and have work permanently installed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in D.C. They are currently expanding their practices individually and collectively as artists-in-residence at Creative Alliance in Baltimore.

About the Joshua Johnson Council (JJC):

Joshua Johnson Council (JJC) Members share a passion for African American and African art. Named after an 18th-century African American portrait painter who lived and worked in Maryland, the JJC is one of the oldest African American museum support groups in the U.S. Its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African American communities and the Baltimore Museum of Art by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African American artists.

JJC Membership offers a wide range of opportunities for active participation within a network of friends and colleagues dedicated to art, education, community, and family. JJC programs and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month. Find JJC on Facebook.


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