Hollis is an experienced business development strategist and facilitator. She brings more than 25 years of diversified business skills and expertise to The Art Connection that include her work in the professional services, manufacturing, technology, and education markets. Continue reading The Art Connection Welcomes Hollis Chase as our new Executive Fellow!
Our 12th annual Artist’s Barbecue was a memorable evening spent with the wonderful company of our creative community! We are grateful for artists Marian Dioguardi and John Borchard for hosting and thank them for their continued support.
See images from the event online here!
It is with a heavy, yet appreciative heart that I announce the retirement of our Executive Director Susan Collings as of June 30th. Continue reading The Art Connection Bids Farewell to Susan Collings
“In 2006, Project Hope opened a Community Building on Dudley Street – the first LEED Silver certified, earth-friendly building in Roxbury – to serve as its headquarters and a neighborhood center for job training, adult education, housing counseling, community empowerment, and more. Shortly after that time we were the recipients of several pieces of art from The Art Connection. This past year, we created two new classrooms and renovated offices and meeting spaces throughout the building. This sparked us to apply to The Art Connection again. It has been a great experience from beginning to end,” gushes Peggy Comfrey, Executive Assistant at Project Hope. Continue reading Project Hope
“My mother took me to art museums when I was younger, and I took a figure drawing class in college and LOVED it! Then, I discovered Jeanne Carbonetti in Chester, Vermont and studied with her and I was hooked,” says artist Jeannie Lindheim of her first flirtations with art. Those moments of inquiry have transformed into a solid passion for Lindheim, who has had over 50 works of art placed in social service agencies through The Art Connection. Continue reading Jeannie Lindheim
Another Year of Wonder With
Fun, food, and friendly vibes from fellow art lovers were all present on April 29th for our 6th annual Art BINGO at Ben Franklin Institute of Technology!
Relive the magic by checking out photos from the event here or in The South End News here. Continue reading Art BINGO 2017
The Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP) treats all victims of violence who enter via the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. It is a peer model run program that provides crisis intervention, case management, mental health services, and reconnection to educational, vocational, and other community services. VIAP assists victims of violence and their families in recovering from physical and emotional trauma through empowerment. Continue reading Violence Intervention Advocacy Program
“As an artist I have immersed myself in the philosophy that in artmaking, the meaning matters. This I learned from my wonderful art mentor, Kate Ransohoff. To this extent my paintings in tempera and acrylics depict stories and insights relevant to us and the natural world we live in.” Wise words from one of our beloved art donors, Renu O’Connell. Continue reading Renu O’Connell
“Clients often tell us that the art reminds them of home,” says Jacob Brescia-Weiler, a summer intern at Project Citizenship. Considering that Project Citizenship’s mission is to educate immigrants about the benefits of citizenship, and to help permanent residents overcome barriers to naturalization, getting clients to feel at home in their facilities is a big deal. Continue reading Project Citizenship
It was serendipity that brought artist Jack Lillis and The Art Connection together, despite living on the other side of the US in Northern California. A friend residing in the South End “sent me an article about an art auction or sale sponsored by The Art Connection at the Cyclorama building on Tremont Street in Boston. I held on to the article for a few years before I contacted The Art Connection,” remarks Lillis. “Like many artists, I had a lot of artwork that I had made over many years, and I thought that it would be better to have some of it placed where many people could see it, rather than stored in my studio.” Continue reading Jack Lillis
Chanel Thervil is a mixed media artist and educator intrigued by all things generated through combining art, education, and community. While she considers herself a New Yorker at heart, she is excited to explore all that the Boston arts scene has to offer through engaging with artists and organizations that use art to enrich and inspire the public. Her warmth and passion for spreading the joys of art will be a great addition to The Art Connection team.
Check out our announcement via Vertical Response here.
To learn more about Chanel and her work in the arts check out her staff bio here and her website by clicking here.