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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.

Roy Perkinson

My father was an artist, and it seemed that the smell of oil paint was always present in our house. I remember that when I was only 8 or 9 years old, my dad took me out with him to do some painting. He had given me a set of watercolor paints, and I was to try to use them. We sat ourselves down on a levee overlooking the Trinity River, which cuts through Dallas, Texas. Read more>>

Rob Gonsalves

From 2005 through 2015, I was active with the COLLISIONcollective , a group of artists-scientists in the Boston area that showed envelope-pushing artwork in an interactive workshop/laboratory format. Since then, I have been exhibiting on my own, most recently at the Electron Salon in Los Angeles. Read more>>

Donna Dufault

I have to make photographs. It’s been this way for a long time because I am getting older and older and just keep making and making. There is just something about having that damn camera in my hands. I see things so differently and everything becomes so much more interesting. Why- who knows? I just am drawn to it. Over and over again… Read more>>

Florian Marschoun

Finding the way to express my artistry in photography took actually quite a while. I grew up in Austria and my parents love to travel, so already at a young age, I’ve seen quite a few countries. We traveled with a camper van throughout the summer month, which allowed us, to spend a lot of time at the places we visited. Read more>>

Jayme Washington

My Junior is when things changed my path in life. I received an Internship to work with Reba McEntire at Starstruck in Nashville. While interning, I was introduced to more of the business aspect of the music industry. I returned to Berklee and immediately changed my major to incorporate music business. Read more>>

Janet Lynn Galvin

I have always enjoyed meditative creative processes that require patience and focus. I graduated from Gordon College with a B.A. in Art and a concentration in design. During my senior year, I studied abroad in Orvieto, Italy, to learn about the Italian tradition of painting as a practice of prayer and meditation. I documented the colors and textures of the ancient cities in rich acrylic color. Read more>>

Traci Brinling Osowski

I took my first After Effects Course at NYU. I was hooked! I knew from that point on, this is what I wanted to do. However, back then, there was no course or major for motion design, you had to either make your own major or go to art school. Art school was not my route, Umass Amherst was, so I tried to create my own major. Read more>>

Lynne Tobin

I immersed myself in painting, drawing, and ceramics. Organic forms, inspired by nature, and by my love of growing vegetables in my backyard, emerged in my work. Over time, the forms in my drawings and paintings became more abstract. After college, I went on to get a doctorate in psychology. I returned to my art practice when I moved to Providence, Rhode Island in 2003. Read more>>

Jill M. Pottle

Today, my studio is in Lunenburg, MA and is filled with art books, art materials, kitsch, popular culture, and retro still life objects that I have collected throughout my life. People who visit are mesmerized by the number of objects that are on shelves, corners, and tables. I need a variety of subjects in order to find the correct one for that unique composition. Read more>>

Allison Coelho Picone

Raised by scientific and philosophical parents, I always knew that I would be an artist. My desire to unite aesthetics, science, and spirituality inspires my painting. I am particularly influenced by artists who take on light as a subject of inquiry in itself: Turner, Monet, and Van Gogh, for examples. Degas’ dynamic compositions are also an influence. In September of 2010 an art retreat in Cape Cod reawakened my sensitivity to nature. Read more>>

2 Comments

  1. beth kantrowitz

    July 10, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Hi,
    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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