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Thought-Provokers: Cambridge

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 Cambridge that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Cutting Ties

Our story starts at 150 Massachusetts Avenue in the summer of 2017. We all had just moved to Boston from different parts of the United States to study music at Berklee. We were some of the first people we each met during orientation week. We got together to jam and after that first jam session, we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do. So, we started trying to find shows around Boston and the Northeast. Read more>>

Mike Morrissey

I’ve been playing guitar and writing songs and making photographs in the greater Boston area for the past 17 years. I am 29 and living in Somerville, MA. I publish music under my name, Mike Morrissey, and my work can be found on Spotify and other streaming services. Read more>>

Ardith Goodwin

I am no longer on disability, am a full time working artist who travels globally offering creativity and painting workshops, and paints full time from my studio in Mobile, Al. Boston is on my list of places to bring my workshops to because of the deep history and story which fills its part of our journey. As a completely self-taught artist, I have had the great fortune of working hard. Read more>>

Andrew Tuminelli Dj Tumi

My DJ career continues to expand as I am lucky enough to play at new venues throughout the city periodically, help book djs for various venues, and I have begun to take my skills to the wedding industry as I have been invited to join the amazingly talented team over at Meritage Entertainment. Read more>>

Regina Mailloux

After high school, I dabbled in art as a hobby, and for a time I put it aside especially with my father’s death in 2001. I guess you could say life got hectic, my father died, I got married and had a child. It wasn’t until 2014 that I returned to the work of my heart. Social media was at its peak and I was inspired by all the artists who were showcasing their work. Read more>>

Anne Eder

I make monsters. As you can imagine, anyone making a statement like that likely has a story or two to tell and has traveled a twisty trajectory. “Briefly” might be a tall order but I am happy to share whatever parts of my journey may interest you. I am an interdisciplinary artist and educator. I came to Boston from Philadelphia to complete a masters degree and ended up staying for the opportunities. Read more>>

Rob Sullivan

I discovered a passion for teaching art. And over the past 15+ years, I’ve taught painting, drawing, digital art, critical theory, and art writing to students ranging from high school, undergraduate, professional development, and MFA programs. The opportunities to show, lecture, and continue to create work became fluid through my experiences as an educator. Read more>>

Renée Coolbrith

I often speak my passions and truth where I get to be heard and I know not everybody can say that, and is possibly my favorite part about music. Feeling a sense of belonging is something I believe can be hard for us creative’s. It’s the closest thing I’ve felt to belong to anything. I look forward to creating and writing more music always. Smashing stigmas and connecting people by the heart is my real life’s work. Read more>>

Laidy Saenz

I pursued an undergraduate degree in science and then worked in corporate settings for eight years. I had been minimally exposed to art growing up and had not considered it as a career option. After leaving corporate, I found myself exploring the arts. After taking many art courses, I decided to pursue a Master’s of Fine Arts Degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Read more>>

Kate Girardi

The years passed on and I never really stopped singing. At the age of 14, I asked for my first guitar and took lessons for a few years. I studied choir for about five years and had an all-girls band with some close friends for two years. It wasn’t until I was 17 years old, that I performed my own music for the first time with a local music school at the Middle East in Cambridge. Then, about four years later that I found myself back at that same venue playing my own original music once again. Read more>>

Sam Fein

I moved to the East Coast for college and received my undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College. The school’s unique liberal arts curriculum allowed me to study multiple disciplines simultaneously including Painting, Spanish, and Social Sciences. Following college, I was awarded a Fulbright research grant to the Philippines, and I spent a year working intimately with a group of children living on the streets of Manila. Read more>>

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