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Thought-Provokers: Quincy

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

Jennifer Prisco

Ever since I was a little girl I knew creativity fed my soul. I would draw, paint or craft every day. Art class was always my favorite. As I got older I took advanced art classes and also found that I loved photography. I was constantly making my snapshots into art by printing them big and framing or scrapbooking. Read more>>

Michelle Marnon, David Prothero

How much time do you have? Creativity has flowed through our veins for a collective 86 years. Whether it be through music, dance, painting, sketching, building and yes even photography the need to create is always right in the forefront. Read more>>

Alec Hovey

My artistic journey began when I was a baby. Singing songs before I could speak in complete sentences, I always had a passion for music. I grew up in Duxbury, Massachusetts and began playing the trumpet in 5th grade, my father’s primary instrument. Later I switched to the tuba, and fell in love with the sound. Read more>>

Cayce Wegman

Well like most Newborn and Family photographers these days, I did not start out learning Photography by photographing my Son, that came much later. I started my love of Photography in High School, I was the friend always capturing everything. I didn’t have the technical skill but I valued the importance of preserving memories with a medium and my medium was film. Read more>>

Ewerton and Nagila Decastro

I was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on March 21 of 1981. I immigrated to the US on February 26 of 1998. Since I was a child I had a dream of becoming a Police Officer. I went to school for Criminal Justice and for Emergency Services. On December 2013 I entered the Massachusetts Police Academy to become a State Trooper and got hurt in training. That dream is now out of reach. So in 2015, I decided to follow my next dream, photography. Read more>>

Tiger Rider

Tiger Rider is an indie rock band with two members from Boston and two members from Los Angeles. We’re now based in Seattle. The two Patricks (guitar and drums) are from Boston. Nick and Heather (guitar/vocals and bass) are from Los Angeles. One of the Patricks (guitar) moved to LA and in 2014 met Nick and Heather working at the Hollywood Guitar Center. This was the birth of Tiger Rider. Read more>>

Lindsay MacLean-Russell

Growing up, I always considered myself somewhat of a creative as I truly enjoyed the relaxation and solace I found in art. Although, I enjoyed photography as a hobby from as far back as I can remember (hello high school yearbook committee) my growing interest emerged throughout my graduate program as I studied Mental Health counseling with a specialization in Expressive Therapies. As a clinician, I spent my days supporting others in healing, while often neglecting my own self-care. Read more>>

Richard Chandler

Grew up in Canton, MA, and attended Boston University. I currently manage Boston Film Family, LLC where I produce horror movies and other media content. Some of our most recent productions include Parts Unknown, Witch Hunt, and Gilgamesh. I also partake in professional photography and have acted in a good deal of indie films that were shot all over the East Coast. Read more>>

Maria-Cristina Ochoa

My beginnings within the art are given since I was very small because in the home that my family grew has these attitudes. During the years of my studies I discovered that I had the talent to help women to be and to feel beautiful inside and outside (my motto work is: your beauty is reflected in the beauty of your face), I was doing courses until my fashion design studies occur. Read more>>

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