Jennifer Hughes made her first donation in 2009 and has placed 19 works in a range of different media, styles, and sizes since then. “It just feels good to do it,” she says of making her work available to our recipient agencies. “Yes, art is for everyone”.
In 2012, we awarded Jennifer the “Variations on Size Award” at our annual Artist Recognition BBQ. The diversity in the dimensions of the artwork placed in agencies has not changed. In 2013 Jennifer celebrated the placement of works ranging in size from four inches square to something 585 times as large! “Memory: Forgotten”, (below, top), is mixed media on vinyl measuring 60″x39″. It was selected by Massachusetts Bay Community College for their library atrium. The smallest works, “Sky Landing,” “Go,” and “Ice House,” the watercolor on paper works (below, bottom) are 2″x2″ each and were placed together in a classroom at Grub Street.
“Art can serve a public good,” Jennifer says in her interview in The Art Connection’s new film. She was one of three artists interviewed and one of over 70 artists featured. Watch the film online to hear more.
“I’ve always loved the mission of The Art Connection. Yes, art is for everyone. Not reproductions or posters but real art made my real artists hands. As an artist and a teacher, I’ve wanted my work to inspire and encourage people,” Jennifer tells us.
Currently, she serves as the Printmaking Studio Manager and Technician and is a part-time visiting faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She has taught in several local institutions including at the Harvard University Art Museums, Framingham State, Boston Architectural College, the deCordova, and the Eliot School.
Jennifer’s work has been exhibited around the United States including at Muskat Studios, Cole Art Center, Danforth Museum of Art, Bunker Hill Community College, and the Mills Gallery.
Learn more about Jennifer’s printmaking and other artwork at http://raepress.wordpress.com/about/