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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.

Alison (Pruchansky) Drasner

I come from a long line of artists. My grandfather was an avid oil painter and photographer. My grandmother needlepointed and sewed, and my mother can craft anything. I’ve created art for as long as I can remember. Read more>>

Leah Cirker-Stark

My dad worked as a photographer, and I grew up being his model, watching him work magic in Photoshop, and eventually I assisted him at weddings. I’ve always known I wanted to be a photographer, and I’m lucky to have an understanding family who supported me through art school. Read more>>

Betsy Lenora

I had been in retail most of my life. At the same time, I have always been creative and interested in arts and craft. The 2 came together when I answered an ad looking for holiday sales help at a co-operative craft store in Harvard Square. Read more>>

Rajiv Raman

I’m a sculptor and a graphic designer. My graphic designs resemble subway maps. Through them I tell stories about people’s lives. Perhaps they’re a bit too familiar to the urban dweller, but I’ve always been fascinated by subway maps. The way that they distill complexity down to a simple bold geometry is mesmerizing. Read more>>

Sarah Boulet

I’m Sarah, turning 40 this year, mom to three little ones, married to one amazing man for almost 12 years. I live in Arlington MA today and love it. I was born to a young mom and raised by her/my whole family in Southern NH. I moved to Boston for college. I started making art early on. Read more>>

Janine Kwoh

I bumbled my way into becoming an artist and running a small creative business – without much in the way of a plan or self-confidence, but with a general curiosity and a penchant for building things, and the outsized and unflagging support of friends. Read more>>

Chloe Rubenstein

One day after school I came home and drew pigs all over the wood that would soon be covered by a new wall. The thrill of creating on a surface other than paper instantly came to life inside of me. Read more>>

Maria Fonseca Photography

I knew that I would eventually transition from being a hobbyist photographer to being a professional documentary photographer. I was determined to bring my interest in family creation to the forefront of my career. Read more>>

Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw began her artistic career as a mural painter and portrait artist, in and around the Boston area. In search for more, she embraced life in NYC, where she naturally tumbled into the creative side of the fashion world. After styling photoshoots and celebs like Gwen Stefani, Erin began to show more of her original work in front of the camera. Read more>>

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