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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.

Cate Brown

I have embraced this dual nature to my shooting, and have found photographing a combination of marine sports and fine art seascapes do not divide my attention or draw energy from one to execute the other. Rather, they work to reinforce my view of the world, keep my vision sharp and clear, and allow play and creative exploration by bringing techniques from one genre into the other. Read more>>

Robin Pierson

I had been working many years at a large corporation as a Human Resource Manager. Over a span of 6 years, I lost both my parents and my husband to cancer. I felt beat up and numb. Once the dust had settled and I went back to my “life” I realized my “life” was not the same and would never be. I needed to recover from my losses and that meant finding a new happiness. Read more>>

Nat Saralamba

The last band is called Rize. We play rock classics such as Van Halen, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, etc. I do write original stuff too but honestly, I enjoy being in a band and surrounding myself with good musicians much more. I love these folks I play with. Great people, great musicians, great combination. Read more>>

Renot Aragon Lopes

It was there that I met some incredible artists who definitely shaped my artistic career moving forward.I went to school for Graphic Design and came out with a degree in Fine Arts. As Graphic Designer, I’ve been fortunate to land jobs at companies like Reebok, and PUMA, among other really exciting freelance projects. I think it was 2004 when I was first introduced to tattooing after becoming friends with a tattoo artist while living in Brazil. Read more>>

Stewart Wilson

I have been wrapping ever since and have created over 31,000 figures in human and animal form. I call them “Personas” – wrapped representatives from another dimension – which have been exhibited and sold worldwide. In addition to artist, entrepreneur, and educator, I have been Executive Director of two non-profit arts organization which I have founded – Public Image (New York, New York 1981-84) and Artwell Gallery (Northwest CT 1995-2011). Read more>>

HanBit Kang

I usually have watched film and animation every day. I cannot explain my life without those. Therefore, I have lots of influence on the film and animation while I create. However, when I was in college, I deeply desired to learn ‘Art’ itself without limitation of materials, and also meet people who have a various point of view in the different art area. Read more>>

Deborah Baronas

As as a result of the textile industry moving offshore and mills closing, I began a visual documentation of the history of that industry. This led to studies of other industries, workers and communities. I design site-specific installations that produce interactive environments with scrims, paintings, video, music, and photography. My work is based on personal interviews, portraits of my subjects and archival materials. Read more>>

Michael Meara

I started drawing when I was eight years old. I remember watching my older brother draw dragons and I would copy his drawings. Eventually, I started drawing my own pictures, mostly ninja turtles. Throughout high school, I started drawing and creating my own characters. My superhero Puck was the first character I created in 1996. I would continue to draw him and create other characters all through high school. Read more>>

JoAnne Chittick

My initial work with watercolor paints took a turn when a dear artist friend died and left me her oil paints. So, I have been switching back and forth between these two media for many years, painting — in either watercolor or oil, landscapes, and buildings, as well as still life. I paint large and small, my style is graphic and colorful, and I convey my own sense of a subject through suggestion and impression as well as careful rendering. Read more>>

Leah Astore

I believe that many artists are molded… you may have been born creative, but it’s most often through hardships and trauma that you find your reason to create and unfortunately (or fortunately, I never know…) I had my fair share of that. Family life was tough for many years. Read more>>

BigTunez The DJ

Big Tunez fell instantly in love with the feeling music brought. Being raised in a household were hip-hop music wasn’t aloud, exposed BigTunez to a variety of sounds and genres like oldies, rock, soft-rock, deep house and R&B. Little did he know then, but this strict environment of no hip-hop and instead an environment of other diverse music. Read more>>

Brooke Mullins Doherty

I’ve always been making art for as long as I can remember, and I’m lucky enough to have been encouraged by my family and friends. I grew up in Oklahoma, and at the time I went to college, I was sure I wanted to be a philosopher and pursued a philosophy degree with the plan to get my doctorate. Read more>>

Meaghan Casey

Music has allowed me to confront a checkered past, explore elevated ideas of thought and simply express myself to the fullest. As a kid, I suffered from a deep depression and intense anxiety which led to a slew of medication and a struggling academic career. Read more>>

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