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August Artist Update

Sarah Meyers Brent | Pink | 30 x 40 inches, Acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Sarah Brent (Walter Feldman Fellow 2015) and three other artists will present their works at the Chase Young Gallery Summer Group Show from August 4th to September 25th. In addition, a number of Sarah’s small works are on view at the Coastal Contemporary Gallery as part of their Summer Salon.


Jeanne Ciravolo | Vision



Jeanne Ciravolo (Feldman 2020) work has recently been exhibited in Semblance at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati; Womens’ Work at the Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis; and in New England Collective XI at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. Her work Vision will be on view at Galatea Fine Art from August 6th to August 29th. You can follow Jeanne’s creative process via her Instagram (@jeanneciravoloart) or website



Julia Csekö (Feldman 2016) recently created a mural through her Somerville Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship in partnership with the Somerville Homeless Coalition. The site of this mural is a former business in East Somerville, due to be torn down, where a houseless person tragically passed away from exposure in Winter 2020. 

From September 3rd to September 26th, Beacon Gallery’s group show Coded will feature some of the work Julia created during her residency at the Umbrella Arts Center.


Stephanie McKay (Creative Entrepreneur Fellow 2021) is participating in JP Porchfest on August 21st and 22nd with options for both virtual and in-person attendance on both days. The festival is organized by Dunamis, Inc. and will spotlight BIPOC artists and creatives.



Marla McLeod | Woman | Sculpture



Marla McLeod (Feldman 2021) won the Blanche E. Colman Award. Marla’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition at Brandeis University until October 29th. This exhibition will include figurative oil paintings and portraits with textile pieces that display drag and ballroom culture as well as Black identity in America.

Larry Pierce | Reena in Repose | 28 x 36 Gilded Frame, Acrylic on Canvas




Laurence “Larry” Pierce’s (CEF 2017) recent works are currently featured in a solo show, at The Mayor’s Gallery in Boston City Hall, on view through August 19th.





Gianna Stewart’s (CEF 2019) work, Story and Sway, is featured at One Greenway Park in Boston. The work was developed alongside Chinatown residents. It is composed of socially distanced bench swings and inscribed with quotes.



As the 2021 Artist in Residence at the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Art, Chanel Thervil (CEF 2020) collaborated with the Teen Bridge Program for her project, Feel the Flow, which explores Adornment, Movement, and Resilience. The pieces created as part of this residency are on view at The Piano Craft Gallery through August 29th. 



The Collage Collaboration prints by Kate True (CEF 2015) and another fellow artist are currently on display and for sale at All She Wrote Books in Somerville. One-quarter of all proceeds will go towards local nonprofits that support the BIPOC community. Kate will also be part of the group show “Collective Alchemy” at the Becket Arts Center from September 11th to October 11th.



Ngoc-Tran Vu (CEF 2019) is the Project Manager for the Downtown Boston BID’s Utility Box Creative Placemaking Project. The project has invited artists to participate in making the Downtown Crossing District more welcoming by painting utility boxes. This year’s theme, It’s WELCOME Time, will showcase different cultures within Boston.

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