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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.

Brooke Trisolini

My ultimate goal is to work for various ballet companies around the world. I love photographing performances and I love the thrill of not knowing what is going to be next and not knowing what to expect within each performance. Read more>>

Benjamin Flythe

I picked up my first camera – a Canon DSLR – right after graduating high school when it became clear that I would need to defer attending college for a year. Read more>>

Fotini Christophillis

All of my experience is informed in my work and my background as a dancer comes through with my affinity for the performing arts, as I seek to synthesize traditional painting and drawing techniques with the moving image, theatrical space and the live moment of performance. Read more>>

Po Costa

I believe that there is a style for every individual, and that every individual is open to finding their own aesthetic. Because of this approach to hair design, I have created a large, and very diverse following. Read more>>

Lisa Tharp

From my earliest memories, I have been fascinated with the power of architecture and art… to affect how we feel, interact, live and love. I dreamed of establishing an interior architecture and design firm that would combine artistic creativity… Read more>>

Brenda Bancel

I believe that the camera is an incredibly powerful tool and this led to my first photographic journey. Out of school, I co-founded with my husband a foundation called TAKE 5. Read more>>

Yankee and The Foreigners

We’re a five piece indie pop/folk band based in Boston, MA! We all met in 2014 as dorm-mates at Berklee College of Music. Before deciding to become a band… Read more>>

Marcia Wise

Although I never lost my love for music, making art became my way of expressing myself without the fear of being “on stage.” It took hold and at the age of 9, after a trip to the local library where I found a book on Monet and France… Read more>>

Kirstin Lamb

Kirstin is a painter living in Providence, Rhode Island and working in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Kirstin studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with an MFA in 2005. Read more>>

Mike Walsh and Geena Gangi

One of the most important aspects of our duo is engaging with our audience the best we can. We’re slowly growing and we want to be able to create a fanbase that can follow us on our journey and feel a more personal connection to our music and art form. Read more>>

Emanuela De Musis

College art school was disappointing. Carnegie Mellon was moving in the direction of conceptual art. I wanted to draw and paint representationally and be instructed on how to do that; instead, I encountered students urinating on the floor and teachers applauding the absurdity. Read more>>

Mikel Wintermantel

After intensive schooling, including the Rhode Island School of Design, and painting along with mentors and friends for years, I hung up my smock and beret for a practical life in the business of screen printing. Read more>>

Dinora Justice

In 2014 I earned my MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and I’ve been exhibiting steadily since then. Lately I was in a very good show at the Fitchburg Art Museum called “Fantastical, Political”, and I am currently represented in New England by Gallery NAGA. Read more>>

Nicholas Johnson

I started taking photos when I was heading to Spain to hike the Camino in 2016 for a class trip. During my trip to Spain I took hundreds of photos using my first camera, a Nikon d5300. Read more>>

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