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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.

Kapu Patel

Sitting crossed legged with arms in anjali mudra, I hear the voice of my Yoga instructor Arthur Ashe once said: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can”. Read more>>

Polly Gentry

Polly Gentry is a Kansas abstract multimedia artist. Her artistic process began as a child in Omaha, NE. Polly grew up in a home with a wonderful art collection which she would spend hours studying the intricate works of Picasso, Miro, Chagall, and more. Read more>>

Michael Whitmore

Since I was a kid there had always been point and shoots around my mother used hers a lot nearly all the photos of our family have been taken on it. I guess I’ve been really infatuated with capturing a moment in time from a really young age. Read more>>

Jose Garcia

I was your average college student, not really sure what I wanted to do, following the rails of what seemed like a good career in Computer science. I was just never 100% into it though. Like I was missing out on something. Read more>>

Zixy Z

Started with volunteering backstage, slowly i became more and more active in the pole scene in Chicago, and have became an active performer in the community. With the growth of skills an extensive training in multiple dance genre, I was able to identify my own style, and develop materials for experiment. Read more>>

Elin Johansson Antonelli

Growing up is Sweden I have always had an interest in making my own clothes and bags, and dreamt of becoming a designer. I studied at a fashion design program in secondary school. Read more>>

Carolyn May

I’m grateful to have grown up in New York and attended the High School of Music & Art. It was a great education in art, art history, and believing in one’s self as an artist. Spending time in museums and galleries was weekly homework. Read more>>

Sydney Blum

I had a psychotherapy practice for thirty years while still making and showing my art work. I also taught sculpture and drawing at Parsons School of Fine Arts in NYC for 16 years. I had my first solo show in NYC in 1980 and began showing with Kim Foster Gallery in 2001. Read more>>

Michael Aghahowa

I was always drawing families and caricatures of friends from my head and from life. In high school I was heavily involved with Raw Art Works in Lynn, and they introduced me to a bunch of new ways to create like painting, sculpture, observational drawing, and large scale mural painting. Read more>>

George Pfromm

I started becoming obsessed with drawing when I was about 5 years old. My dad was a very good artist, and he would teach me things here and there and we would draw together sometimes. Another thing that helped was that my parents gave me carte blanche to look at whatever kinds of comics I wanted to. Read more>>

Maeve Mueller

I am always working on sculptural pieces. I have big visions for my artwork, and I hope to strike a true balance between all of it – to communicate authentically and honestly through every piece, whether it’s jewelry, sculpture, pottery or anything else. Read more>>

Tom Berrigan

Once I learned long exposures I really became obsessed with getting out at night and trying new shots, and started driving into Boston almost every night to shoot. That, combined with marathon training on the Charles river all year with my camera phone gave me plenty of opportunities to catch some amazing shots all over the Boston area. Read more>>

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