While it’s easy to admire the finished products of what artists produce, there is so much to be gleaned from process. We spent some time with artist and beloved art donor Marian Dioguardi to get a behind the scenes look at elements that inform her art practice.Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Artist Marian Dioguardi
Thanks to Brandeis University, we had the pleasure of hosting Segal Fellow, Imani Islam as an intern for the summer. With the next semester around the corner, she opted to share her reflections on her time with us below as a parting gift.Continue reading Reflections from Imani Islam
Poignant. Powerful. Full of life. All these words fit the bill to describe the work of African American photographer Jourdan Christopher. Although born in Detroit and raised in Memphis, his time in New England has been filled with a rollercoaster of experiences that have sharpened his creative eye.Continue reading A Fast Five Questions with Photographer Jourdan Christopher
“The art that has been placed throughout our Hastings House shelter adds cheer and personality to what were previously bare, beige walls. I frequently overhear our participants commenting on the various pieces of art, talking to their children about them, and just standing and silently observing the new works that have appeared to brighten up the hallways where they live” says Nic Soucy, EMPath Evening Program Coordinator.
The Art Connection welcomes the chance to go out into the community to share our unique program with different artist groups and interested parties. If you know of an artist group interested in welcoming The Art Connection to present our program and engage the group in a discussion about the power of art, please contact us.
Past community presentations have included:
Belmont Art Association
Brickbottom Artist Association
Brookline Arts Center
Common Art Program
Dorchester Arts Collaborative
Jamaica Plain Artists Association
Lesley University Expressive Therapies
Mills Gallery-Boston Center for the Arts
New Art Center
Newton Art Association
United South End Artists
Vernon Street Studios
Waltham Mills Artists Association
We’re celebrating our 20th placement in our 20th year with art, autumn treats, and all our friends–join us! Continue reading It’s Time for The Art Connection Community Celebration!