Introduction

In addition to my solo studio practice, I work with community groups and students to create collaborative works of art.  Committed to the use of visual expression as storytelling, transmitting knowledge, and teaching values, I facilitate workshops that explore individual identity and participants’ commonalities resulting in site-specific installations and collaborative wall hangings.  In 2020 I will continue my role as a Teaching Artist for the Department of Youth Services working with youth involved in the Massachusetts Court System and residing in secure treatment residences.*  Previous highlights include piloting a program for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston for parents of young children exploringfamily identity through hands on art making (video link), being the inaugural artist-in-residence at the over 65 residential community North Hill/Purposeful Living in Needham, serving as an artist-in-residence at Southern New Hampshire University. 

 

Support from granting agencies include The Covenant Foundation of New York, the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council STARS program, and multiple MCC funded local Cultural Councils.   

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*In accordance with privacy protocols, I cannot to share images from Department of Youth Services projects on my website.  For more information about this work please email me at 14thebeesknees@gmail.com.  For a full list of my DYS and community projects please see the About section. 

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photos by Will Howcroft Photography, Cassandra Rodriguez, Pine Manor College, Susan Bryne Photography, and Arnold Imaging

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