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Thought-Provokers: South Boston

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

Austin Eddy

I attended high school at the Cambridge School of Weston in Weston, Mass. Graduating from there in 2005, I then moved to Chicago, Il to attend The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. I graduated with my B.F.A in painting and drawing from the school in 2010. Read more>>

Nick Lowney

The Hammer Collective was created at the beginning of 2018. After years of being in my own bands (four to be exact), I decided to devote myself to the business aspects of a prospering local music scene. Seeing so many of my friends’ bands playing shows every weekend and recording in the studio religiously. Read more>>

Jen Cusson

I’ve been teaching art for 12 years now, and work in all types of media myself. My favorite medium, however, is paint and I’ve really enjoyed painting pet portraits the past few years and teaching paint parties. Read more>>

Daniel Benayun

My introduction to art happened in the third grade. Mark Canner, my teacher at that time had classroom walls lined with comic book strips. Particular works included Herge’s Tin Tin, and Charles Shultz’s Peanuts. Read more>>

Ingrid GerdesMelanie Linden Chan

I learned how to draw by mimicking Disney characters, Ed Emberely, and Hannah Barbara cartoons. I was also obsessed with newspaper comic strips. I even used to make my own little books! I took AP art through high school and got a BFA in college. Read more>>

Vanessa McCaffery

Now art has yanked me back in. This August is my formal introduction as a gallery member and as an artist to a community where I’ve lived for over twelve years.. I’m a bit nervous. Read more>>

Ingrid Gerdes

When I was about 3 years old I realized that I was an artist, something inside me just told me that it was my path in life. It was just a truth I’ve really always know. I spent A LOT of time running around outside singing at the top of my lungs to the rare passing car. Read more>>

Galen V Snow

I’ve always been an artist on the inside. My professional life was 45 years in the event/restaurant/catering/retail business; basically the service industry, which was a good living and means to an end. Read more>>

Marc Calello

I’ve always created things – even when I had toys as a kid, I never built the object that the directions indicated I should. I would take different toys and put them together with other sets and made things that were my own creations. Read more>>

Sandra Koberlein

I love learning! I am an artist and an artist educator. I have over thirty years experience working with others in various creative capacities. Experimenting with art materials and working through creative ideas excites me and in return, strengthens my teaching and my practice as a painter. Read more>>

Holly Wach

Watching all the birds come to feed on the tree provided an intimate look into their fascinating personalities. I allowed myself to follow my curiosity of the birds, and they have since taken over my work. For me, being an artist started very young. But becoming an artist–a successful artist supporting a family–has taken my whole life. Read more>>

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