Atop the Cork Factory in Station North.
Thrive Atelier is a southern light–filled yoga studio, wellness hub and art exhibition space located on the fifth floor of the Cork Factory, a former industrial building. Founder Jordan Faye Block has created a haven for art, conversation, music and yoga. Thrive Atelier is home to Thrive Music events, art exhibitions, openings, radiant body kundalini yoga and essential oils workshops, and also serves as Jordan’s studio. Beginning in November on Wednesdays and Fridays (10–2pm) & most Sundays (1–4pm) the studio is open for friends to come by view the current exhibition, find the right essential oil, peruse the shop, or just have a lovely conversation over an espresso or cup of tea. This space is multifaceted in that it serves not only to highlight work by artists that Jordan has worked with (some of over the last 15 years) and teach yoga in but it also serves as a studio for her to create in.
Hancock Solar Gallery in the Nelson Kohl Building.
In April of 2018 Ms. Block was asked to curate a new space in one of the newest contemporary buildings in Station North. A month later the Hancock Solar Gallery came to be. It is located on the ground floor of the Nelson Kohl Building at 20 E. Lanvale Street St, between Charles & St. Paul Street. It is independently curated by Ms. Block. The gallery believes that art is an integral part of life and it changes the perspective of those that engage with it. It’s aim is to promote the thought-provoking work of Baltimore’s artists in the heart of the oldest arts district in Baltimore, Station North. The gallery is open Wednesday thru Friday from 2 – 7pm and Saturday from 1–4pm, and even later on some evenings.
Additionally appointments can always be made to view both the gallery and Thrive Atelier.
About Jordan Faye Block
An artist and curator, wellness advocate and yoga teacher – Jordan Faye Block after 19 years of running art galleries and earning an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, has chosen to apply her creativity to these new endeavours. Mentoring over 200 artists to improve their confidence, raise their knowledge regarding marketing and presentation of their work and themselves – is now expanding this to include helping people step into their higher self. After receiving her 100 Hour training in the Power of Prana with Martha McAlpine and her 200 Hour Radiant Body Yoga Teacher Training in Kundalini & Vinyasa with Kia Miller at the Himalayan Institute, Jordan’s mission is two–fold: bring an energetic yoga practice to artists, patrons, and the curious community, and as a curator and mentor, support artists, creatives, and wellness practitioners in building their audience through great design, beautiful marketing and education. This includes assisting one in finding a balanced, thriving and happy life both within themselves and inside their homes - as these two tend to be a reflection of one another. Jordan is fully engaged with the artists she has been working with throughout her years as a curator, continuing to help collectors find new works for their collections, in addition providing installation and curatorial services to them. This mission enables her clients to make beautiful change in their lives, inside & out. She happily lives and works in the Station North Arts District. And if you can’t find her in the studio or the gallery, she’s likely helping her love, Ned Sparrow, next door at his shop, Station North Books.