Creative Living Works

Some of the most dynamic contemporary artworks marry more than one technical approach. Creative Living Works is hosting an exhibition at Washington Street gallery that challenges the traditional boundaries of art making and involves multiple mediums. National, international and local artists will be displaying work that crosses creative fields in the subject matter, the medium or a combination of both.

The exhibition was on display January 9 -30, 2016 at Washington Street gallery. Miss the show, no problem, walk through virtually with the 3D scan or attend the opening in 360. You could also go the traditional route and see the photo gallery. Read about the show on Scout: SCOUT PICK: Art, Tech And Virtual Reality Meet In “Interdisciplinary” or the feature in the Somerville Times: Creative People are Made Not Born

The Steve Gutenband and The Breakfast Project rocked the gallery for the closing event. See videos here.

Exhibiting artists:

Elaine Alibrandi | Jamie Andrade | Jim Baab | Michael Baum | Divine Beauty Photography | Grace Durnford | Vita Eruhimovitz | Sandhya Garg | Chuck Guest | Joe Hedges | Jiyun Jung | George Lorio | Elham Masoudi | Joey Morgan | Frances Muldoon | Charmaine Ortiz | Elizabeth Schowachert | Catherine Siller | Patty Simon | Derick Smith | David Terrar | Stephanie Todhunter | Sarah Trahan | Ye-Ye Tsang | Elizabeth Welch

AWARDS:

Congrats to Joey Morgan for winning the People's Choice Award and a tie for Best in Show to Divine Beauty Photography and Catherine Siller! Also, the winner of the drawing for 5 free classes was Ron Newman.

Events:

thank you for VOTing FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

Click on a thumbnail to see the each artist's work, bio and statement.

Meet the Jurors

HEATHER BALCHUNAS

Heather Balchunas, originally from Westfield, MA received her Associate Degree from Greenfield Community College in 1994 and a BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997. Some of her artistic influences include Georgia O'Keefe, Kandinsky, Edward Hopper, and Brian Froud. It is this diverse mix that motivates, inspires, and encourages her to explore.

Being active in the art community is an important part of growing as an artist. During her tenure at the Puppet Showplace Theatre, Balchunas found further creative stimulation through her position as an arts adminstrator. As a freelance graphic designer and fine artist, she paints murals for private residencies, creates sets for theatrical production, and designs promotional pieces for local businesses. To her, everything is relative. Whether it is puppet construction, theater, set design, or painting, one creative process influences another.

DAN DEZ

Dan Dez has been developing games since 2002. After receiving his BFA in Computer Animation at Ringling School of Art and Design, he started his game development career which has spanned around the country and across PS2, GameCube, XBOX, Xbox360, PS3, iOS, Android and PC. He is now and independent game developer who has always had an appreciation for Fine Arts.

SEAN HILTS

After graduating from RISD, Sean Hilts has worked as freelance Graphic Designer, founded The Brothers Hilts; an illustration/ design team and is currently a Senior User Experience Consultant.

ANNA SCHINDELAR

Curator of exhibits at Voltage Coffee & Art Gallery in Kendall Square, Anna Schindelar promotes local, emerging, contemporary artists with the goal of engaging patrons in conversation and provide an example of the value of visual arts. Since graduating from Boston College with a BA in Human Development and Studio Art, she has been active in the Arts Community.


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