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Eye on Art: Three new shows brighten fall season at Fitchburg Art Museum

"Gabriel Sosa: No Vehicles in the Park" opens on Saturday, Oct. 1, and runs through Jan. 8.

"A teacher at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and deputy director of the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, Sosa works primarily with language and its inherent shortcomings, ambiguities and implications. …

Mansfield schools chief appoints new high school principal and hires other staff

"[Superintendent Teresa] Murphy has also appointed Felicia Frank to be the new assistant principal of Robinson Elementary School. She will begin her new role on Aug. 1.

"Beginning in 2016, Frank worked as the visual arts teacher for grades K-2 at Cohasset’s Osgood Elementary School. She previously worked as a substitute teacher for the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District and Norwell Public Schools.

Bata than the rest!

"Bahraini Dana AlAseeri’s love for card games, which are quite popular in the Middle East, inspired her to create colourful artistic decks for families and friends to enjoy.

"A year ago, she began to collaborate with local artists in a bid to develop sets with beautiful artwork and called it Bata, pronounced ‘Beh-tah’.

Around Boston, a Tide of Art to Comfort and Calm

MassArt alumnae and faculty are working to create calm and connection with their artwork - Chanel Thervil's "Quarantine Self-Care Series" debuted on Instagram, Silvia López Chavez created a new mural, "deLight" inside the Prudential Center, and faculty Evelyn Rydz launched "Recetas de Casa" or "Recipes from Home," where participants share recipes that remind them of home and tell the stories behind them. 

A Hopeful Palette: Nonprofit Lifts Spirits Even During Pandemic

Liz Schafer '23 BFA Art Education serves as the Volunteer Manager at international nonprofit Splashes of Hope. Splashes of Hope is focused on brightening medical and social services facilities with handmade murals and artwork. 

Her freshman year, Liz brought Splashes of Hope to MassArt, and together, the MassArt Volunteers completed two murals in Massachusetts: one at Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and the other at the Family Research Center at the Home for Little Wanderers. 

For Ceramicist Paul S. Briggs, a New Series is Tied to Racial Justice

The "Knot Vessels" of alumnus and faculty Paul S. Briggs is now on view at Lucy Lacoste Gallery in the exhibition, "Empowering Voices." Fellow professor Charles Stigliano notes that through Briggs' work, "you feel in that tangle the accumulation of time, and a greater sense of history. And trying to understand this time, our time, is like unraveling all the knots...It’s beautiful but painful."

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