"Twelve local artists representing a range of creative disciplines have been selected for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s inaugural Capacity-Building Grant Program. Through the program, the cohort will spend the next nine months identifying practical strategies to help them achieve financial sustainability to grow their practice.
"Sculptor and glassblower Olivia Leigh Curtis ('22 BFA Sculpture) of Falmouth was one of the artists selected. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston in May."
…Before grad school at UA, Barquin knew she was destined for a life in the arts. She grew up in a creative family who saw craft opportunities everywhere. She recalls a walk with her mother as a child when they went past electricians working on electricity poles. The scraps they left behind were purple and green, and that day they took them home to make rings.
“"That sense of reuse and creativity, innovation, has always been a part of me," she says.
MassArt Professor of Sculpture, Matt Hincman, is a selection juror for Art of the State, an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968.
Professor and alumnus Matt Hinçman's public art project, "Wythe and Web" is now under construction at Jamaica Plain Branch Library.