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Thought-Provokers: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End

Boston has always had an artistic soul.  The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community.  Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive.  Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Back Bay, Beacon Hill & South End that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Inna Dudukina

One day, I looked it up, and it turned out that duduk is this ancient instrument with a beautiful sound. And so I got myself one, and I found an absolutely awesome teacher, and my first official duduk performance was with no other than illustrious modern jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan (and if that is not going to be on my tombstone. Read more>>

Talia Ridone

My business grew over the years and by the time my own proms came along, I was so overbooked during that season that I barely had enough time to get myself ready. By the time graduation came I was already taking on full weddings for both hair and makeup and got so busy I had to hire assistants to accommodate larger wedding parties as well as high profile runway events. Read more>>

Edwin Torres and Denis

As we exploring our artistry, we find out that each person we work with has a very unique story. We take time to get to know our clients as we believe, only by building up the connection and making them be part of the creative process will produce a joyful result. Read more>>

Kayla Rose

Music appeals to emotion and is a powerful medium for change. I fell in love with music at a very early age. I was born and raised in DC, a city where music is palpable. It is deeply embedded in our culture. Many people know of DC as just the nation’s capital but they are unaware of the great musical significance this place holds. Read more>>

Sandy O’Connor

When I was 7 years old, I won first prize for a tempura painting of a happy sun smiling down over a rainbow. I believe it was the first time I felt validation and attention for something I created. It felt special! Throughout my years in middle and high school, I was the kid frequently called upon to design a poster or a program cover for a school production. Read more>>


I gained classical figurative drawing and painting skills and set out my career as a Figurative Artist. Since graduating in 2000, I’ve had numerous solo exhibitions across the country and my work included in museum exhibitions and collections. Very excitingly, in 2015 my painting Paper Wishes was acquired by the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern. Read more>>

Noah Harrington

Since 2015, I have won The Charles Mingus Composition Award from the Jazz Composition department at Berklee, and have returned to The Acoustic Music Seminar in 2018, where I was able to perform my music onstage with Famed Mandolinist Mike Marshall and the band of my dreams. My goal for the future is to continue my work and put the music I care the most about out into the world. Read more>>

Eirini Tornesaki

I studied classical piano, cello, sang in choirs and played in orchestras. I soon decided that I wanted to become a professional singer. So, when I turned 18, I moved to England to study music. After I graduated, I auditioned for Cirque Du Soleil, and suddenly, there I was, touring North America and singing with them. I performed in their show “Kurios” for 3 years and completed 1,074 shows! Read more>>

Jay Petrow

Today, painting abstract works and designing meadow gardens inform each other through a similar creative process. I use color and texture and composition in my garden designs to bring the visitor into a space and lead them around that space. In my abstract work I use my intuitive processes to create canvases layered with color and texture to create depth and movement on a two dimensional plane that leads the viewer through that space. Read more>>


I realized that one of the things I value most in life is authentic connection. Listening to my favorite songs, I would hear my heroes singing about their lives and their experiences, and although I had not shared many of their experiences, I could feel their emotions. When it came time to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I knew that I wanted to write and perform music. Read more>>

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