Patrice Maye, Executive Director of the South Shore Art Center and Scituate Harbor Cultural District, discusses creative placemaking across the South Shore, including Scituate’s Sister City Projects with West Cork,Ireland and Sucy-en-Brie, France.
A non-profit executive with 20 years of experience in building resources and audiences for diverse mission-driven organizations, Patrice Maye joined South Shore Art Center as Executive Director in April 2017. This position was a natural outgrowth of both her professional work to raise funding and awareness for youth arts and social justice programming and her many years of volunteer work to embed art experiences in the local schools and communities.
Patrick Norton is Executive Director of the Narrows Center for the Arts, a regional destination for the visual and performing arts. He discusses the Narrows’ contribution to the Fall River community and their arts therapy program for developmentally delayed adults.
Lois Hetland is a MassArt professor and among the nation’s leading scholars on the value of arts education. She discusses her research into the Studio Habits of Mind, eight dispositions that students develop through meaningful education in the visual arts.
Lois Hetland, Ed.D., is Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Art Education Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Senior Research Affiliate at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Trained in music and visual arts, she taught elementary and middle school students for 17 years. Currently, she is co-authoring Studio Thinking in the Elementary School, expected in 2018; co-authoring a chapter on a participatory evaluation of Art21 Educators (conducted 2010-2012); and working with ABT Associates to evaluate nine partnerships among community arts organizations, universities, and schools in Wisconsin and Alaska, funded by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Continue reading “Episode 47: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education”
Elizabeth Devlin is an independent arts programmer, curator, and the force behind FLUX., an online resource for local artists and arts enthusiasts in Boston and beyond. She discusses her work connecting artists with spaces and audiences in support of a vibrant New England arts scene.
Elizabeth Devlin is an independent public arts programmer, curator, writer, art consultant, and founder of FLUX., an online resource for artists and art enthusiasts in the Boston area and beyond. Through event coverage, artist interviews, and educational insights, Elizabeth enables FLUX. readers to feel informed, engaged in, and connected to the pulse of Boston arts. Continue reading “Episode 41: Artists, Community in FLUX”
Fitchburg Art Museum is experiencing a renaissance. Director Nick Capasso describes how their commitment to community service – through organizational culture, programming, and partnerships – strengthens and grows the creative ecology of the city.
Nicholas Capasso, Ph.D. is Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, a community-oriented museum in Fitchburg, Massachusetts with art historical collections, changing exhibitions of regional contemporary art, and educational and community outreach programs. Prior to his appointment at Fitchburg, Capasso was Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, a museum of contemporary art in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Continue reading “Episode 32: When Community Service is Hardwired Into a Museum”