The Poplar Group

As with the all 7 Autumn Leaves events and exhibition, The Poplar Group event is FREE and open to the public, and takes place in the context of an art exhibition featuring portraits by E.L. Briscoe, Zöe Charlton, Ian MacLean Davis, Paris Johnson, Tiffany Jones, Nicole Buckingham Kern, and Ernest Shaw, and 49 symbolic drawings by Peter Bruun.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive soon after the doors open to have time to view the art, see slideshows created by the "leaves," enjoy light fare and refreshments (courtesy Station North Arts Cafe Catering), and mingle with one another before the presentation begins.

Performance from the Youth Resiliency Institute punctuate the event’s 7 "leaves" each taking 7 minutes to share from the stage reflections on three questions: “What gives your life meaning? How do you think about your own dying, or passing? What do you have to say to young people, or what advice would you give your 21 year-old self?”

Hosted by Damien Davis and Dani Johnson, the event offers a model of healthy community: we come together in diverse and caring fellowship, where who you are and what you bring is honored, welcome, and always enough.


Map of Area 405 neighborhood.

Parking Information

Due to limited demand, we no longer will offer valet parking for the events! There is an abundance of good street parking on Oliver Street, Federal Street one block north, and in the surrounding blocks. You may also choose to visit this link for parking garages in walking distance from Area 405.

Public Transportation

Area 405 is located at 405 East Oliver Street, one block west of Greenmount Avenue, where the number 8 bus makes a stop. It also is less than a 10-minute walk from Baltimore Penn Station, the hub for much rail and bus transportation. Visit for more information.

Other Information

Visit the FAQ page for odd and sundry information, or contact Peter Bruun at 410/916-3752 or for more information.

Date / Location

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Doors Open: 4:00 pm
Presentation Begins: 4:45 pm
Area 405
405 E. Oliver St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Cast of Characters

Poplar Leaves

  • Bill Clark
  • Anna Davis
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Gilda Johnson
  • Walter Lomax
  • Dean Lynes
  • Selwyn Ray

Poplar Hosts

  • Damian Davis
  • Dani Johnson

Poplar Artist

  • Tiffany Jones

Poplar Writer

  • Laura Shovan

Poplar Youth Group

  • Youth Resiliency Institute