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Thought-Provokers: MetroWest & Worcester

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 MetroWest & Worcester that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kyle Dempsey

I believe that simple and raw will always rule over fancy gimmicks. My favorite medium to create in is video. I love combining visuals, music, and voice to transport the viewer to a different dimension. To me, it is the ultimate form of expression with the ability to use both visual and sonic elements. Read more>>

Danielle Fretwell

My current body of hyperrealistic work is titled: “Off Screen Identities: The Millennial Generation.” This series is about exploring the boundaries of cultural identities that are associated with the millennial generation. Millennials have, like most generations, been stereotyped with characteristics both undeserved and deserved. Read more>>

George Chiavelli

My everyday life became that of isolation when I was so used to the social situations that were offered at school, but this change became the freedom to create without limitations because there was no way of anyone seeing what I was doing without my permission. Read more>>

Galen Cheney

When people look at my work, I hope they see beauty. I want them to feel like they are looking at something that they haven’t seen before, something honest. I am inspired by other painters–past and present–, graffiti, ancient civilizations, urban energy, and whatever materials I am working with. The act of creating something new, surprising myself is a huge inspiration. Read more>>

Hethre Larivee

After working in healthcare, living in service of others has been a value that has emerged for me, so clearly. However, I will always be an engineer, with a critical-thinking, problem-solving mind and I believe that is the golden thread through my work…designing, engineering, testing. Read more>>

Marion Buricatu

Behind every painting is a Conversation: Coming from a French culture where dinner table and discussion around food are so important, I realized that art can be a wonderful conversation starter and unite people. So, I make a point of writing the story of each of my paintings and it is available at the back of each print of cards. Read more>>

Douglas Mason

Everything about photography comes down to craft for me. These days, technology is extraordinary, and inspirational tools and procedures are being developed at a rapid pace. When I’m making art, I get in touch with what I want to communicate and apply what I already know, incorporating relevant new tools. Read more>>

Britt Snyder

My path has been twisted and full of a lot of struggle, but I think that ultimately it has made me more interesting and not quite fitting in a neat box. I’m definitely not from the group of those who had a plan, went to school and then launched with no hitch! Read more>>

Javier Lopez

I began to go from simple cylinders to more complex forms and techniques. In my “other life” I’m an engineering inclined student, and I’ve definitely found that mindset has influenced my work. I always try to make these two worlds, art and science, coexist within what I make! Read more>>

Megan Cassidy

I began pursuing my undergraduate degree in art education at Central Connecticut State University and upon taking Ceramics 1 with Professor Vicente Garcia, I was hooked. I returned to CCSU for my graduate degree in art education where I am currently finishing my Exegesis paper focused on my current body of ceramic work. Read more>>

Audrey Stone

Observing shifting color and light in nature I find can be an ecstatic experience bringing about both the feeling of excitement and calm. I desire to bring this dynamic in to my work and use color to explore the formal aspects of painting as well as feeling states. Read more>>


  1. beth kantrowitz

    July 10, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    I’m a curator and the co-director of an art gallery in Watertown called, Drive-By Projects.
    We would love to talk with you about what we do as a way to introduce you to the gallery
    and to artists we love.
    Hope to hear from you,
    Beth Kantrowitz

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