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An Artistic Sisterhood With No Apology

Artist Anna Poor reflects on community and the women who inspired her.

“I just loved being around these older women who were so independent,” says Poor. “Maybe it was a pattern that started in my youth.” Poor followed in their footsteps and became an artist in her own right. While in school at Mass. College of Art and Design, she worked in a sculpture foundry — an experience that brought her to Castle Hill, where she met its founder (and fellow sculptor) Joyce Johnson. “She was very skeptical of me when we first met,” says Poor. “I had to work hard to prove myself.”

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