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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.

Kayla Higgins

My love for art & photography started at a very young age. In elementary school, whenever anyone asked “What do you what do you want to be when you grow up?”, my answer was always, “An Artist”. Somewhere in between, I added a few other dreams, but this one, this is what stuck. Read more>>

Emily Slapin

My mom and my grandmother were both public school art teachers, so I’ve always been surrounded by art, but I didn’t get serious about it until I was 18 and decided to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. I majored in Illustration, and I loved it there. Read more>>

Meg Shanahan

From a young age I loved photography. I still have my first camera, a Nikon 35mm. I took photography classes in high school and I have so many special memories of my Dad driving me all over Boston and the South Shore on photo adventures so I had endless amounts of film to develop for my photography class. Read more>>

Jim Kavanaugh

I always had a love for the visual arts. When I was little I would sit in front of the television drawing Sunday morning cartoons. As I grew up I focused most of my attention on fantasy and horror artwork but always consider myself more of a portrait artist focusing on the human form. Read more>>

Kate Murtaugh

As a proud New England native and a former marketing professional with a keen eye for design, I always felt that I could—and, more importantly, should—do more with my talents and passions. After poring—and slightly obsessing— over the details, personalization, and design of my own coastal wedding. Read more>>

Lisa Howard

I dropped out of college and took a pottery class. That was 28 years ago. I’ve been happily making, teaching and selling ceramics ever since. I opened the gallery in 1996 and moved to my current location in 2014. Read more>>

Jean Fogg-Brock

From an early age I’ve known I was to be an artist. Several family members painted landscapes and I often sat for portraits. I was free to roam my mother’s studio and use the materials found there and grew up in a house where the interior was painted by my father in fanciful colors and brushwork. Read more>>

Dan Hall

I started comedy 3 years ago after a failed 17 year attempt at becoming a professional musician. A drummer to be precise. When I started I said to myself “I’m going to be in Blink 182”, the reality of it is “I’m going to play covers of Blink 182 in this shitty bar for $100”. Read more>>

Nancy Moore

In 1998, in the midst of reading Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, I treated myself to a deluxe 96-pack of Crayola crayons (complete with sharpener!). I opened the lid, and the scent transported me to the cool green linoleum floor of my childhood playroom, where I spent hours drawing. Read more>>

Kristin Hughes

I’ve been photographing people and places all over the world and have had the fortune to be the set photographer on several shorts, documentaries and feature films. I’m also now in my seventh year as official photographer for the Woods Hole Film Festival. Who knows where this wild journey will take me next! Read more>>

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