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  • Meet the Teaching Artist - Laura Evonne Steinman

    Posted Sunday January 07 2018 at 5:06 pm in Education

    Laura Evonne Steinman

    Hello, I'm Laura Evonne Steinman, Community Artist/Educator/Activist.  I have been making a creative mess since I was a little kid building forts.  I didn't like the color pink until I was almost 40 years old, go figure.

    I believe that our lives are nurtured and transformed by creating art together!  I create Art in and with community members.  I love working on collaborative projects that are for rituals, social justice rallies, environmental actions, and just because we need more creative outlets in our lives!  My main mediums of creating are with materials that have been discarded or passed along -- already used.  From textiles to containers to stuff on the clearance rack.  I'm a big trash picker and thrift store shopper.  You probably would not find me collecting materials at a traditional art store, but instead at a yard sale!

    My artistic experiences come from a web of many places and people.  From growing up and traveling, to hanging out with my Aunt Brenda volunteering on a community farm, to always moving furniture around to create sacred spaces.  The suitcase that I travel with comes from me having a learning disability when I was growing up in the early 80’s -- when folks didn't know what to do with me.  I didn't like school and found my joys in creating art and exploring in nature.  I got through the K-12 education system with a bunch of support and thrived in art school.  In undergrad I studied Sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design and then went on to receive my Master of Art in Art Education with a concentration in Community Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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    Meet the Teaching Artist - Christian Fusco

    Posted Saturday December 16 2017 at 8:53 pm in Education

    Christian Fusco

    I am an artist-educator.  As an artist, I use anthropomorphic animals in illustrations, comics, and animations as a vehicle for self-expression, as these characters veil reality in a way I find more comfortable to make, as well as for viewers to consume.  I believe that by engaging in artmaking about one's many faces, people can explore uniquely personal realms of feeling and social understanding.

    I use my art practice as an opportunity to test my morality.  I ask myself, "What would I really do in this situation?" and often make my character choose something uncharacteristic of me, in order to ponder the potential results and repercussions.  I also work to illustrate the world around me in a way that fosters a convincing sensation of place, concerning both private and public spaces.  I explore the idea of the persona, as well as the nature of intimate spaces.

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    Boston Ballet's All Access Performance of The Nutcracker

    Posted Sunday December 10 2017 at 3:07 pm in Cultural Inclusion

    Nutcracker Performance

    Boston Ballet's first ever All Access Performance of "The Nutcracker" will take place Tuesday, December 19 2017 at 7:30 pm at Boston Opera House.

    Additional accommodations and supports make this performance more accessible for individuals with disabilities and those who would benefit from:

    - A digital "Social Story" to preview the Opera House experience and story of The Nutcracker
    - Live audio-described performance
    - Audio enhanced equipment provided
    - Large print Playbills
    - ASL interpretation
    - Specialized seating options

    BONUS TOUCH TOUR: Those going to the performance are invited to attend a Touch Tour at 19 Clarendon Street on Sunday, December 17 2017 at 2 pm that allows participants to physically and tactilely experience elements of the show including props, costumes, and characters.

    Tickets are $35 - mention the All-Access Performance when you call the Box Office at 617-695-6955.