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August Artist Update

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 (Feldman 2020) work has recently been exhibited in Semblance at Manifest Gallery…

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Meet the Interns (Summer 2021)

Elana Confino-Pinzon Legal Intern Elana is a rising second-year student at Harvard Law School and a New York native. In 2020, she graduated from Brown University with a degree in Political Science. She is a member of the Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law, a Senior Article Editor for the Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, and an event planner for the Women’s Law Association.…

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The Journey to Addressing Suppression and Censorship

Arghavan Khosravi is a New York-based painter who explores themes of suppression, gender dynamics, censorship, and identity in her work. Born in Tehran, Iran, she moved to the US in 2015 to begin her painting career. Arghavan was a 2018 Walter Feldman Fellow of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston. The Walter Feldman Fellowship supports the professional careers of visual artists through a…

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June 2021 Artist Update: See What our Fellows have Been up to!

Learn what some of our Creative Entrepreneur Fellows and Walter Feldman Fellows have been up to recently! Julia Csekö (Feldman 2016) became part of 2021 Somerville Arts Council Fellowship and was awarded a Somerville Museum Community Curator Grant 2021-2022. She also plans to install a large public piece as her community benefit for the Somerville Arts Council Fellowship in partnership with Somerville Homeless Coalition. www.juliacseko.com…

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In Conversation with Tim Hall: Self-Investment through the Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship

Tim Hall is known around the Boston music scene as a man who does it all. Given the opportunity to reflect on his artistry during the pandemic, Tim is ready to rediscover himself as an artist. The Detroit native and Boston-based musician holds an impressive series of titles; he is currently an Assistant Professor in the Professional Music Department at Berklee College of Music, the…

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Ayana Mack on Self-Care and the Art of Keeping Busy During a Pandemic

Recently, we were able to catch up with Ayana Mack (CEF ’16), a visual artist, designer, and UX/UI strategist based in Boston. She has designed pieces for Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley's 2018 campaign, BAMS Fest, and other local organizations. She also works for Greater Boston Real Estate as their Senior Graphic Designer and Boston While Black’s Social Media Strategist & Manager. Self-care and the intersection of…

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Finding Connections in a Crowd: Jessica Tam on Creating Art Throughout the Pandemic and Beyond

For many artists, the pandemic has provided a silver lining for those seeking the time to create new work and seek out unconventional opportunities. For 2017 Walter Feldman Fellow Jessica Tam, the lack of crowds and empty space generated by quarantine and stay-at-home orders shone new light on her previous situation-specific pieces and provided new opportunities to reevaluate the context of the crowds depicted in…

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Meet Our Spring 2021 Interns

It takes many hands to power our programs. Meet the talented interns of the Arts & Business Council and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts who are working hard behind the scenes this spring! Julainey Almansa Currently a 3L at Roger Williams University School of Law, Julainey Almansa was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and is a first-generation high school, college, and now soon…

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Valerie Coimbra on Boston City Singers and the Power of Choir

Valerie Coimbra is an educator and the chair of Boston City Singers, an organization that provides underserved young people with opportunities through a strong foundation of choral singing. Valerie has been with Boston City Singers since 2004 when she joined the group as an 8th grader. “I sang with Boston City Singers from 2004 until 2009 when I graduated high school,” Valerie recalls. After high…

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