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An Exhibition at Scollay Square Gallery
Located on the 3rd floor/main lobby of City Hall
1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201
Free and open to the public
April 22 - May 31, 2024
Opening reception April 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Photo credit: Patricia Thaxton, CEF ‘19, Taking the Bridge, mixed media collage, 32” x 14”

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston is thrilled to commemorate a significant milestone – the 10th Anniversary of the Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (CEF) – with an exhibition at City Hall in the Scollay Square Gallery, running from April 22 through May 31, 2024.

The Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (CEF) is a professional development program designed to accelerate the careers and practice of BIPOC artists and creative solopreneurs. Candelaria Silva-Collins led the program for almost a decade, as its artist-centered champion. This year, Ileana Doble Hernandez leads the program, which is conducted for the first time in Spanish and serves a Spanish-speaking cohort.

This exhibition is a showcase of the Fellows and reflects the impact of the CEF fellowship on the professional growth of local artists. It presents an array of works from artists who have excelled in their respective fields and achieved recognition through prestigious awards, residencies, and grants. As such, the exhibition serves as a testament to the vibrant creative spirit that thrives within the Boston community. Join us in celebrating the artistry and achievements of our community’s makers and creatives!

Opening Reception Schedule
Opening Remarks
6:00 - 6:15

Remarks from Ileana Doble Hernandez and Candelaria Silva Collins

Fellow Performances
6:20 - 6:40

Stephanie Mckay, M.Ed

6:40 - 7:00

Lowell Chamber Orchestra

  • Kenneth Allen, viola
  • Dorothy Braker, cello
  • Sargis Karapetyan, violin
  • Orlando Cela, flute
7:00 - 7:20

Nan Jouba

7:20 - Close

Conrad Cid

Featured Artists

Gloretta Baynes
Orlando Cela
Art Collins
Malika Crichlow
Sara Mraish Demeter
Iris Du Pont
Robyn Thompson Duong
Laura Palmer Edwards
Paula Elliott
Jacquelyn Fitzhugh
Wilson Hunt Jr

Farah S Jeune
Colgan B. Johnson
Nygel Allison Jones
Shea Justice
Jasmine Lee
Raquel Saenz Llano
Prophet Parker-McWhorter
Stephanie Mckay
Tanya Nixon-Silberg
Bethany Owens
Merlo Philiossaint

Merlo Philiossaint
Vanessa Quinones
Maria Servellon
Patricia Thaxton
Chanel Thervil
Susan Thompson
Johnetta Tinker
Kera Washington
Towana Wright
Szu-Chieh Yun
Dianne Zimbabwe

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