Category Archives: General

Colorful Compositions

Many of the social service agencies we partner with are in search of colorful artwork to brighten the halls of their spaces. A prime example of that can be found in the paintings by art donor Matt Carrano. This work is called “Entropy No 2”.

New Programs

Artful Seeds is a collaborative partnership between The Art Connection and community-serving agencies that engages reflection and creativity through art-making workshops. The Art Connection staff design and lead a customized art-making experience that simultaneously supports partner agency curricula and clients as they navigate their way to new horizons—from homelessness to housed, from substance misuse to … Continue reading New Programs

BEST Corp. 

“One of the goals of BEST seeking art from The Art Connection was to expose our job seeker clients to the professional atmosphere they’ll encounter at our luxury employer properties. Mission accomplished!,” exclaims Assistant Director Joan Abbot. Through art placement, BEST has received 20 works of art in a variety of mediums thanks to the … Continue reading BEST Corp. 

Sending Our Appreciation to Art Donors!

Our 12th annual Artist’s Barbecue was a memorable evening spent with the wonderful company of our creative community! We are grateful for artists Marian Dioguardi and John Borchard for hosting and thank them for their continued support. See images from the event online here!

Invite Us to Speak

The Art Connection welcomes the chance to go out into the community to share our unique program with different artist groups and interested parties. If you know of an artist group interested in welcoming The Art Connection to present our program and engage the group in a discussion about the power of art, please contact … Continue reading Invite Us to Speak

Cancer Support Community-MA South Shore

Cancer Support Community-MA South Shore helps people affected by cancer, their families, and their caregivers enhance their health and well-being through professional programs of emotional support, education, and hope. Their goal is that no one faces cancer alone.

Strong Past, Proud Future

The City of Malden and the Malden Cultural Council have partnered with The Art Connection and the MBTA to design and paint a mural in the center of town. “Strong Past… Proud Future”, Malden’s first mural, was dedicated on July 10, 2011. Read all about the event, attended by state and local representatives, MBTA officials, … Continue reading Strong Past, Proud Future

Esperanza

    Under the direction of artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee, The Art Connection partnered with Casa Esperanza and their clients to design and paint a community mural on Dudley Street in Roxbury in the summer of 2010.   *NEW* Watch a video of the mural process!   Casa Esperanza was created as a grassroots … Continue reading Esperanza

Crossroads

    St. Francis House was established in 1984 in a response to a lack of day time support and services to Boston’s poor and homeless population. As the largest day shelter in New England, they work to provide basic services, access to medical care, mental health counseling, job skills training, transitional housing, and other supportive … Continue reading Crossroads

Charlestown

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. – July, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her works have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works … Continue reading Charlestown

South End

BOSTON – July, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her works of art have appeared in collections at the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full … Continue reading South End

May 2010 – Artist Fay Chandler Brings Art To Dorchester

DORCHESTER, Mass. – June 8, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed … Continue reading May 2010 – Artist Fay Chandler Brings Art To Dorchester

May 2010 – Dearborn Academy in Arlington Received Artwork by Fay Chandler

ARLINGTON, Mass. – June 1, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed … Continue reading May 2010 – Dearborn Academy in Arlington Received Artwork by Fay Chandler

May 2010 – Chandler’s Donation Brings Art to the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

WEST ROXBURY, Mass. – May 24, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of … Continue reading May 2010 – Chandler’s Donation Brings Art to the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

May 2010 – North Shore Adult Day Centers Receive Large Art Donation from Area Artists

LYNN, MA – The Elder Service Plan of North Shore will hold a reception on Wednesday, May 19 to celebrate the donation of 20 original works of art from The Art Connection, a nonprofit organization in Boston that places work from donor artists in community service agencies around Massachusetts. The reception will be held at … Continue reading May 2010 – North Shore Adult Day Centers Receive Large Art Donation from Area Artists

May 2010 – Fay Chandler makes Art Donation to Mattapan Family Service Center

MATTAPAN, Mass. – May 17, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her  collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed … Continue reading May 2010 – Fay Chandler makes Art Donation to Mattapan Family Service Center

May 2010 – Artist Fay Chandler’s Generous Donation has brought Art to Advocates, Inc. in Waltham

WALTHAM, MA – May 3, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions and her  collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed … Continue reading May 2010 – Artist Fay Chandler’s Generous Donation has brought Art to Advocates, Inc. in Waltham

April 2010 – Center for Family Connections Celebrates New Space with Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Center For Family Connections (CFFC) is pleased to announce the official opening of their new space at 189 Cambridge Street, Cambridge.       “The new space enables CFFC to serve increased numbers of families and children,” says Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, CEO of CFFC. “We are excited to be able to … Continue reading April 2010 – Center for Family Connections Celebrates New Space with Art Reception

Fay Chandler Helps Bring Art to Massasoit Community College

BROCKTON, MA – April 26, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her  collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed … Continue reading Fay Chandler Helps Bring Art to Massasoit Community College

Journey

The Shattuck Hospital provides cost effective health care to diverse, economically/socially disadvantaged, and underserved patients. Located in Jamaica Plain, the hospital has inpatient care for the chronically and severely mentally ill, programs for those struggling with substance abuse, and services for patients with chronic conditions, those being treated for infectious diseases such as HIV/TB, geriatric psych … Continue reading Journey

A Tree Grows in West Newton

  “A Tree Grows in West Newton” at the Newton Community Service Center   Newton Community Service Center (NCSC) is a non-profit multi-service agency that has been helping families in Newton and surrounding towns since 1907. They are committed to offering a full spectrum of services to anyone who needs them—infants, seniors, and everyone in … Continue reading A Tree Grows in West Newton

Still We Rise

“Still We Rise” at Roxbury Youthworks’ Female Focus Initiative in Dorchester Roxbury Youthworks Female Focus Initiative is the only female adolescent re-entry program in Boston, a program dedicated to supporting DYS and DSS involved adolescents as they transition back into the community from lock-up. Their Still We Rise building is now the home of a mural … Continue reading Still We Rise

Beantown Dreams

Beantown Dreams Mural, Children’s Advocacy Center The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County is a non-profit dedicated to supporting child abuse victims and their families and is now the home of a forty-two foot long mural entitled Beantown Dreams, designed and painted by members of their community. Artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee Suderman worked with … Continue reading Beantown Dreams

Recovery Mural

Recovery Mural at the Shattuck Shelter   A pilot mural project took place at the Friends of the Shattuck Shelter in Jamaica Plain in July 2005 granting six homeless men the opportunity to engage in the artistic process. Led by artist Tova Speter, the men participated in a series of workshops brainstorming, designing, and painting a … Continue reading Recovery Mural