Mission

Future History Now believes in the transformative nature of Art. By engaging underserved youth in creative collaborative art projects, FHN encourages pride of place within communities and gives a voice to those who struggle to be heard.

Goals

  • Create positive opportunities, through engagement and collaboration, for community members to have their contributions acknowledged, and to be stakeholders in their community and its future.

  • Teach problem-solving through the art-making process with guidance from professional artists.

  • Implement art projects that promote increased use of public spaces.

  • Unite communities through art projects that promote city pride.

  • Collaborate with other outreach programs and schools throughout the world in a cultural exchange of ideas and experiences.

 
 

our founders

photo by: Matthew McDonald

photo by: Matthew McDonald

Julia Gibb + Jeff Huntington

Julia Gibb and Jeff Huntington have a combined 60 years of experience studying and practicing fine art, both having earned Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 1995 from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. Together, they collaborate on large scale mural commissions through their for-profit art business, Jahru, LLC.

Since its inception in 2014, Gibb has been a contributing writer for the local arts & culture magazine, UpStArt Annapolis, focusing primarily on feature articles about visual artists. Since 2004, Gibb has been a teacher of Hawai’ian dance, having traveled to Oahu nine times in that span to study the art form, language and culture under a Kumu Hula (master / teacher of dance), in order to bring some of the tradition, practice and cultural values back to her students in Maryland.

Huntington earned a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997 and worked as a practicing artist in New York City until 2003. His work has been exhibited in over ninety gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the world. He resigned after four years as an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts department at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design | George Washington University in order to develop FHN with Gibb, and to have the flexibility to travel abroad, cultivating a cultural exchange component to the program.