has exhibited her work widely and is included in many private and public collections including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Fidelity Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In 2019 her work was featured at the Fitchburg Art Museum, and in 2020 at the Cahoon Museum of American Art on Cape Cod, MA. This year, her work was featured at Brattleboro Museum in VT and Danforth Art Museum in MA. She is a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery.
Adria's work is made from light weight plastic suspended from the ceiling. The sculptural biomorphic forms are painted with acrylic and sometimes incorporate found materials and textiles.
This installation was featured at the Brattleboro Art Museum in spring of 2021. Sound by Ken Field. Video by Erin Jenkins
“Flight at Sundown” is a painting meant to evoke the sense of freedom as the sun falls down from the sky. The warmth is present and comforting and the birds flap in a seeming unison it leaves the viewer with t breath of fresh air. I certainly hope that these images match up to the energy that you are looking to bring to your community.
2017 - For artist Rocky Cotard, returning to Haiti opened new avenues for self-discovery, expression, and discussing differences.
My artwork represents a journey in my continuous search to make connections with the people around me and in the place I live. Exploring my identity produces a visceral exchange of personal and political identity while cultivating an awareness of “otherness.” Revisiting my history, or Latinx identity, is a determination to change how we understand the present. As an interdisciplinary artist I choose medium according to context of the body of work or current cultural events. My Community Project “Wish for Change” came as a response to all events of year 2020. Designed and created in my Belmont home. Today, I use the dandelion, as a symbol of: Visibility- Many walk by the dandelion and ignore it. Hope- as it carries its seeds to unknown destinations, migrating to a new location hopeful to give what it carries within. Change: the flower promotes change, as it transforms from a flower into the puff of seeds where its knowledge and healing are stored in a mission to reach all. Health: Dandelions contain medicinal use and it is edible. Magic: Known around the world as a symbol for wishes carried by the wind. The Belmont design will carry on the Dandelion seeds these words: (both in English and Spanish) Hope/Esperanza, Love/Amor, Health/Salud, Strength/fuerza, Change/Cambio.
Watch Nayda create another "Wish for Change" project.
The Transforming Belmont project is a wonderful idea! I would be honored to be a participant. I like many things about it: beautifying an ugly, yet necessary, public works object; displaying the work of local artists; supporting public art; communicating positive messages about our community. The attending publicity of this project helps bring art into the forefront.
My proposal centers around the flowers we see in our neighbors’ gardens, yards, and town venues. I walk and/or bike daily and see the ever-changing colors and shapes up close. Just last week, I was biking down Bright Street and was beckoned to stop and admire a group of bright, cheerful roses. A few days earlier, quite unexpectedly, I came upon a cluster of deeply saturated, purple Siberian Irises on Grove Street. It is these moments of pure joy that I hope to share in my transformer box design.
The flowers I’ve chosen cover 3 of the 4 seasons: spring (daffodils and tulips), spring/summer (irises, lilies), and autumn (echinacea). The flowers, leaves and stems will be silhouetted against a solid background of “Kelly” green. Enlarging the flowers to fit the large size of the transformer box sides will make them pop out with cheer!
A tour of Anne Katzeff's box with commentary by the artist!
creates large-scale works that enliven the built environment, adding meaning, color and ranges of feeling. Her work is often characterized by vivid color and playful figures or a layered use of symbolic & iconographic detail. “Vibrant, with a touch of whimsy”… “Saturated dreamscapes sit astride personal and evocative moments to create heightened emotional realities.”
In recent years LaManche has gravitated more and more to urban art as a means of communication and of starting a public dialogue, using symbolic themes of social justice and human connection. “It’s my personal belief that to save the world and our species, we need to put aside tribalism and greed, and work together on a species-wide level, learning to accept and love one another as family.“
This transformer box, painted in September 2020, is part of the “Transforming Belmont” program of the Belmont Art Association.
My name is Grace Julian Murthy. I am an artist located in Malden, MA.
I have a BFA and MA degree in Graphic Design. I would like to apply for the Public art “Transforming Belmont” Public Art Project in which artists paintutility boxes. I would love my artwork to be selected for the utility box location at the Intersection of Trapelo Road and Common Street in Cushing Square. I have painted two utility boxes in Malden, MA.
My work is influenced by pop art. I draw inspiration from comics and uses black outlines in all of my work. My art is a journey of happiness that use a visual language of humor, nostalgia, color, shape, and everyday objects to illustrate that you can find joy in the simple things in life.
By painting these enlarged floral pansies, it will high remind people that beauty and art exists all around us and all it takes to be appreciated is a closer look.
Artist Grace Julian Murthy painting pansies on a traffic signal box in Cushing Square as part of Belmont (Ma) Art Association's Transforming Belmont Public Art Project 2021.
My concept for the project is “Dogs of Belmont.” I would solicit submissions of photos of local dogs and select four different dogs to paint on each side of the transformer. I would reserve the top to feature a collage of the dogs’ names, ages, and breeds. Additional examples of my dog portraits, from 2015 – present, are on my website: www.updoggallery.com/year-of-the-dog
Five quick minutes of Ian speaking about the inspiration behind his Transforming Belmont 2020 project, "Dogs of Belmont" and its first impressions from passers-by.
A Group Show Featuring Work by the Artists behind the BELMONT ART ASSOCIATION's wildly successful
“Transforming Belmont” Public Art Project:
Adria Arch, Rocky Cotard, Nadya Cuevas, Anne Katzeff, Liz LaManche, Grace Julian Murthy and Ian Todreas
Funded by a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council
Thanks also to Anne Mahon