Teaching Faculty

The faculty at Maud Morgan Arts is drawn from the best professional artists in the Boston area. They are all exceptional teachers and recognized in their fields. Many have taught or currently teach at the area’s top colleges and universities.


Adria Arch

Adria Arch works in paint and mixed media. Her work is represented in many corporate and private collections including the DeCordova Museum, Fidelity Corporation, the Boston Public Library, the Federal Bank of Boston, and Hale and Dorr, LLP.

Adria has taught at numerous venues in the Boston area, including the DeCordova Museum, Montserrat College of Art, and Mass College of Art and Design.
Adria has recently shown at the Danforth Museum and she completed a public wall installation at Lesley University. She is a member of the Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Adria has been a teacher with the GOLDEN Working Artist Program since July 2010.

See Adria’s work at: http://adriaarch.com

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Jasmine Baetz

Jasmine Baetz has made things out of clay since she was very young, and it remains her primary tool for making sense of the world. She is interested in investigating history, belief, and identity.

She has taught art classes for children and families in different schools and studios in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. She has a BA in religious studies from University of Toronto, and is completing her BFA in ceramics at MassArt.

See Jasmine’s work at: www.jasminebaetz.com

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Nina Berinstein

Nina Berinstein is a maker, drawer and observer of things. After completing undergraduate studies in ceramics and arts-based education at Bennington College, she has migrated back to Boston, MA where she grew up.

Nina is currently a teaching assistant at the Harvard Ceramics Program in Allston, MA where she continues her studio practice.

Curious by the organic forms around her, she is compelled to create in order to digest her surroundings and further understand them. Her ventures in clay began with functional forms on the potters wheel and have since traveled through varying methods of hand building until landing in coiled forms . . .  for now!

See Nina’s work at: www.nberinstein.tumblr.com

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Kinga Borondy

Kinga Borondy, a Rutgers University graduate, spent more than a dozen years learning pottery in a New Jersey studio with potter Gert Cook. She has been working in clay for more than 20 years; exploring throwing and hand-building techniques. She enjoys every process in the craft of clay-work; from wedging to glazing. While she is currently creating new clay work in the studio, she is also exploring color, texture and perspective through water-soluble mediums and relief printing, working with local artists.

Kinga worked in New Jersey as a journalist for more than 20 years and currently is on staff in the Somerville school system. She runs the student newspaper and the art club at Argenziano School.

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Mallorey Caron

Mallorey Caron grew up in the mountains of the Berkshires. She recently received her BFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston). She enjoys bookmaking and has recently gotten into sewing.

See Mallorey’s work at: www.malloreycaron.portfoliobox.io

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Diane Fiedler

Diane Fiedler is an award-winning illustrator and designer whose clients include the Broad Institute, AstraZeneca, Gillette, WGBH-TV, Fidelity Investments, Planned Parenthood of NYC, and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

Her illustrations have appeared on greeting cards and stationary, have been published nationally in textbooks and magazines for clients such as Harcourt Brace, ITP International,and CK Media, and appeared in The Boston Globe.

Her watercolor courses have been offered at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Tufts University, Boston’s Museum of Science, Arlington Center for the Arts, the Concord Art Association, and the Island Center for the Arts in Skopelos, Greece.

See Diane’s artwork at: www.diane-fiedler.squarespace.com

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Bill Flynn

The art of drawing is really the art of seeing. At some point, the art of seeing encompasses the visible, but goes beyond that. It’s the art of seeing the invisible, the intangible. Known for his distinct “way of seeing,” renowned Boston-based artist Bill Flynn and has taught drawing to local artists and students.

Flynn has regularly exhibited his artwork in Boston and New York as well as around the New England region. He has been featured at the Boston Public Library, deCordova Museum, Victoria Munroe Gallery of Boston, MassArt’s Brant Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – to name a few. He is not only a distinguished artist, but also an author and former teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which he graduated from in the 1960s. Shortly after graduating, he landed a teaching job at the school and proceeded to teach there for more than 40 years. Flynn has received many teaching awards and won fellowships in Spain and Japan.

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Ann Forbush

Ann Forbush earned her BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her MFA at MassART in Boston. She studied textile design at Boston University and bookbinding at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

Her professional experience includes textile design for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, teaching printmaking and mixed media at deCordova’s School, and freelance work with two community theatre companies. Forbush has exhibited her artwork in regional, national, and international shows. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and has work in the collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.

“I encourage each student to develop their own vision with techniques that appeal to their sensibilities. By providing exposure to a variety of processes, I strive to foster exploration and honor the joy of creative expression.”

See more of Ann’s work at: www.apforbush.com

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Randy Garber

Randy Garber has exhibited prints, paintings and mixed media installations nationally and internationally and is included in numerous public and private collections including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the deCordova Museum, Boston Athenaum, the Boston Public Library; the Karp Cancer Research Building, and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in Portland, ME.

She is a 2011 recipient of the Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and has received grants and awards from the Puffin Foundation, the St. Botolph Foundation, the Capelli di Angeli Foundation, Somerville Arts Council and several other sources. She is a published author of articles in Arts Media, the Journal of Communication Arts and Contemporary Impressions, the Journal of the American Print Alliance.

Her most recent solo exhibition, Made in Translation, was at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2010 she had two solo exhibitions, which were reviewed in Art New England among other publications. She has been a guest artist at Princeton University and currently teaches Printmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art. She is a published author of articles in Arts Media, the Journal of Communication Arts and Contemporary Impressions, the Journal of the American Print Alliance.

See Randy’s work at: http://randygarber.com

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Jane Goldman

 

Painter, printmaker, and public artist, Jane Goldman has been described as “an artist of vision and precision”; “one of this country’s most exciting watercolorists”; and “a true cognoscenti of the medium.” Her 60,000 + terrazzo installation at Boston’s Logan Airport is noted as one of the area’s most successful public art endeavors.

Goldman received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the University of California Los Angeles, Rice University, and the University of Hartford, and also been a visiting artist at Harvard University and Artist Proof, South Africa. She has received various grants and fellowships to work at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland, the Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus in Germany, and the Cité des Arts in France.

Goldman is represented by Soprafina Gallery, Boston; Stewart & Stewart Fine Arts, Michigan, and McGowan Fine Arts, New Hampshire. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, the Peabody-Essex Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Library of Congress and many other public and private collections. Goldman is a founding partner of Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA.

See Jane’s work at: http://janegoldmanart.com

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Raul Gonzalez

Raul Gonzalez teaches at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Brookline Arts Center, the Boston Architectural College, and the Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center. Raul is also an Afterschool and Outback Specialist teacher for the Agassiz Baldwin Community. He is a founding member of the Miracle Five artists collective and has exhibited his work in many galleries including the Bernard Toale Gallery, Space 242, NEGLAA, and the Aidekman Arts Center. With his wife Elaine Bay and under the pseudonym DieRaul, he has designed posters for bands and movies including Mates of State, the Blow, Shepherdess, and many more.

He is the recipient of a Boston Art Award and an Artadia award and is currently preparing for his second solo exhibition at Carrol and Sons. He loves to draw and share his love of art and drawing with people young and old everywhere.

See Raul’s work at: http://www.artbyraul.com/

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Julie Graham

Julie is on the painting faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and in addition teaches private critique classes. She has taught summer courses internationally, both with SMFA and independently. She attended graduate school at the Central School of Art, London and received her B.A. from Hood College, Frederick, Maryland.

Her solo exhibitions included at the Victoria Munroe Gallery, Boston; Chase Gallery, Boston; Harcus Gallery, Boston; Cambridge Multicultural Arts Centre. Her Group exhibitions include: Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NYC; Stephen Haller Gallery and Art in General, NYC; Ruth Bachofner Gallery,LA; Kinkead Contemporary, LA; Neilsen Gallery, Creiger-Dane Gallery, Rose Art Museum, and Fuller Museum, Boston; Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire. Grants and Awards: Mass Cultural Council Award, Finalist; 2 Blanche Colman Awards, MacDowell Colony Residency. Her previous teaching experience includes: Rhode Island School of Design; Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; U of Massachusetts, Boston; Art New England, VT.

See Julie’s work at: www.juliesgraham.com

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Joel Janowitz

Joel Janowitz has exhibited widely, with over 30 solo shows. In September his work will be included in an exhibition of Massachusetts Cultural Council 2016 Artist Fellowship recipients at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. In January, he will exhibit his recent series of Protected Tree paintings, watercolors, and monotypes at Gallery 344 in Cambridge.
Janowitz’s work has been collected by numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Harvard University’s Fogg Museum. In 2013 Janowitz received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Other awards and honors include an Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and two artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
See Joel’s work at: http://joeljanowitz.com.
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Boriana Kantcheva

Boriana Kantcheva, originally from Bulgaria, has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 17 years. She has received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree program. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies in Cambridge where she has received several Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in teaching awards. She currently works as a gallery coordinator for Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge. Boriana is a member of Bromfield Gallery.

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Catherine Kernan

Catherine Kernan is a painter and printmaker. Represented by Jason McCoy Gallery in New York, and Soprafina Gallery in Boston, Catherine has been showing professionally for thirty five years. She is co-owner, co-founder, and director of Mixit Print Studio, a professional open rental printmaking studio in Somerville, Massachusetts., and her teaching experience is extensive. Catherine Kernan’s work is in the collections of, among others, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Art Museums, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Boston Public Library, Grunewald Collection, New York Public Library, Library of Congress, and the Detroit Institute of Art.

See Catherine’s work at: www.catherinekernan.com

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Betsy Kernan

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Angela Kimberk

Angela Kimberk received a BFA from the Mass College of Art through independent work on Peruvian archaeological textiles at Harvard.

While working with children developing science exhibits for the Children’s Museum, she became fascinated by how people make sense of the world, and how their understanding is expressed in what they make. As an artist in residence in the public school community, her focus was on broadening children’s ability to learn by including the arts and engaging their creative process.

In her studio work as a fiber artist, she indulges her passion for structure, form and color and often makes things reflective of human nature and the natural world. She also covers architectural elements, like walls and columns with shaped stone and is enthusiastically learning about printing on cloth with dye plants.

Angela lives in Cambridge where she grew up, and next to a tidal, fresh water river in Maine.

See Angela’s work at: www.akimberk.com

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Anne Lilly

Kinetic sculptor Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perception of time and space. Her highly ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways. Employing these opposing modalities — analytical and intuitive, rational and emotional — Lilly’s sculptures elicit new connections between the physical space outside ourselves and our own private, psychological domain. Usually fabricated in machined stainless steel, they require touch to initiate movement: contrasting clinical qualities against the sensuous response of each piece.

Lilly was nominated for the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize of Boston’s ICA. She has created public artworks for the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, the City of Boston’s ParkArts program, and the Fort Point Public Arts Series. Her work was included in the 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, in Lincoln, MA, has been collected by the DeCordova Musuem, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and corporate and private collections internationally.

Lilly holds a B.Arch degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Virginia Tech, has taught at Massachusetts College of Art, and collaborated with the DeCordova Museum’s on an annual institute for teachers, using kinetic sculpture to link the instruction of art and science in middle and high schools. Ms. Lilly is represented by the Rice/Polak Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and the Simon Gallery in Morristown, NJ.

“Anne Lilly’s captivating stainless steel sculptures … are so intricately engineered they appear to do magic. Tall rods rising from cylinders planted on gears rush toward each other, bowing, then fall away in one fluid motion. Rotating grills look like they’ll collide, then they miraculously pass. The movement of each sparely designed piece is full of grace and surprise.” — Cate McQuaid, the Boston Globe

See Anne’s work at: http://www.annelilly.com

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Haley MacKeil

Haley MacKeil earned her B.A. in Biology and Visual Arts from Bowdoin College in 2010. As an artist and educator she explores the interface between the arts and sciences. She has taught visual arts in collaboration with other subjects at schools, outdoor centers, farms and national parks both around the US and abroad.

Haley does her art making both at Maud Morgan Arts and Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA, where she is the studio’s assistant. Her work stems from anatomical form, naturally occurring geometries and biological processes.

See her work at: www.haleymackeil.com

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Zackary Mickelson

Zachary Mickelson received his BFA with a focus in ceramics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He trained in hand built figurative sculpture, but was also influenced by Japanese pottery techniques while studying abroad. He is currently focused on functional wheel thrown pieces and utilizes his sculptural background to explore alternative forms.

Mickelson apprenticed under Victoria Christen, a studio potter residing in Portland, Oregon before returning to Massachusetts. The journey from sculptor to potter and the relationship between these two aspects of ceramic art is central to Zac’s process. Also, an appreciation for craftsmanship of all kinds, and a respect for the effort and devotion that accompanies mastery of any skill. He is currently teaching ceramic classes at the Harvard Ceramic Program in Allston, MA.

See Zac’s work at: http://zacharymickelson.wix.com

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Tiffany Playford

Tiffany Playford studied while teaching in The Ceramic Program sponsored by the Office of the Arts at Harvard. In addition, she is a ceramics teacher for Mather House at Harvard University. Playford also apprenticed with Stephanie Young and she has been teaching young potters for the numerous years at The New Art Center in Newton.

Her work is an exploration of color, form, pattern, and texture, qualities that come together in pots that are sensual, whimsical and immediately charming. She continues to study these questions in sculptural ceramics through hands on artmaking.

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Nancy Popper

Nancy Popper holds an undergraduate degree from Bard College, and a graduate degree from Mass College of Art, as well as a certificate in printmaking from the Institute d’Arte in Venice, Italy. Her prints have appeared as illustrations in several publications, including the New Yorker Magazine and the Boston Globe Magazine. She has exhibited locally, most recently participating in a group show of women printmakers at 13FOREST Gallery in East Arlington, as well as in New York and Japan. Her work hangs in numerous private and public collections, including City Hall in Kanazawa, Japan, and the Office of Cultural Affairs in Boston City Hall. She has taught studio art at the Nashoba Brooks School of Concord, the Decordova Museum, and heads the Art Department for the Summer Arts Program at the Cambridge School of Weston. She currently teaches Art to Fifth and Sixth graders at the Advent School in Boston.

See Nancy’s work at: http://www.nancypopper.com

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Wendy Prellwitz

Wendy Prellwitz is a painter. and printmaker. Her images are suffused with the richness of coastal light and atmosphere rooted in her connections to the North Fork of Long Island, Monhegan Island in Maine, and Ireland. Wendy attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She co-founded the architectural firm Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates in 1982, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wendy has received multiple fellowships from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and a Grant-in-Aid from the St Botolph Foundation.

See Wendy’s work at: www.wendyprellwitz.com

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Mitch Ryerson

Mitch Ryerson is an artist, designer, and craftsman specializing in wood structures and furniture. He began his career building wooden boats in Maine, and then attended Boston University’s Program in Artisanry, receiving his BA in Furniture Design in 1982. He was a founding member of Powderhouse Woodworkers where he had his studio for 24 years before moving to his current studio in the Boston neighborhood of Allston in 2013.

His work has been exhibited extensively and is in numerous private and public collections including the Fuller Craft Museum, the Mint Museum, the Boston Public Library, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Ryerson’s many commissions for Boston-area parks and schools are enjoyed by thousands of children and adults each year.

Ryerson is also a teacher. He has served as an instructor at the Haystack Mountain School and the Penland School of Crafts, among others. He is currently an adjunct professor of furniture design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

See Mitch’s work at: http://ryersondesign.com/

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Alexandra Sheldon

Alexandra Sheldon lives and works in Cambridge. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Previously a still life and landscape painter, Alexandra began making collages in 1998 and has not stopped since. She enjoys teaching collage and drawing workshops in her Central Square studio as well as in and around Boston.

See Alexandra’s work at: www.alexandrasheldon.com

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Heddi Siebel

Heddi Vaughan Siebel is a multi-disciplinary artist who has been on the fine arts faculty of Wellesley College and the Massachusetts College of Art, and the visiting faculty of Harvard University, Boston University and Rhode Island School of Design. She holds an M.F.A. from Yale University and a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Allan Stone Gallery, New York; the Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York; the List Arts Center, Cambridge. MA; the deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA and the Boston Public Library, MA. Her prints and paintings are in private collections, and the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, the Boston Public Library, and the Yale Art Gallery.

Heddi’s print and installation artwork originates from the expedition journals, archival photographs and films taken on the Ziegler Polar Expedition of 1903 where her grandfather Dr. John Colin Vaughan was Assistant Surgeon. Support for her project has come from the J. William Fulbright Foundation, WGBH Filmmaker-In-Residence the LEF Foundation, the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Graham Gund, and others.

See Heddi’s work at: http://www.heddisiebel.com

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Robert Siegelman

Robert Siegelman holds a diploma, and a Fifth Year Certificate, from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He teaches at the Museum School/SMFA, The Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, and Maud Morgan Arts. He leads workshops and consults with artists privately, as well. For many years he co-directed Art In Amsterdam, a workshop and residency program for artists and art students from around the world.

Siegelman’s work is in many important collections including the Boston Public Library, MIT, the Harvard University Art Museums, The Danforth Museum of Art, The Art Complex Museum, the deCordova Museum, the Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago USA, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
His work has been published and reviewed internationally in a variety of publications including The Sciences, XNOTDEAD, and Mascular Magazine. He is included in the book “100 Boston Artists” organized by Chawky Frenn, and “Self Portraits by Others” organized by Hunter O’Hanian. Upcoming publications include “Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography” organized by Peter Hay Halpert. In 2013 Siegelman was included in: “Untitled Male Id” at the William Angus-Hughes Gallery in London England.

He is a recipient of various grants, and has participated in two residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. Siegelman’s artwork is represented at Gallery NAGA in Boston and McGowan Fine Arts in New Hampshire.

See Bob’s work at: www.robert-siegelman.tumblr.com

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Roz Sommer

Roz Sommer has taught art to children from kindergarten through high school for over 30 years in two New York City independent schools, before moving to Cambridge in 2009. She received a B.S. in Art Education from New York University and continued to study art at Parsons, Pratt, School of Visual Arts, and New York University.

Since moving to Cambridge, she has worked full time as a visual artist and has been in many group shows including exhibits at the Cambridge Art Association, Fountain Street Art Gallery and the Danforth Museum. In 2012 she had a two-person show, “Coincidence”, at the Chandler Gallery of the Maud Morgan Arts Center.

See Roz’s work at: http://rozsommer.com

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Julia Talcott

Julia Talcott is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan and works as an illustrator, printmaker and printmaking teacher in the greater Boston area.

Her illustration clients include magazines, books, advertising and design agencies. Creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she has received 4 certificates of design excellence from Print Magazine. In 2013 she was awarded The Otis Philbrick Memorial Purchase Prize at the Boston Printmakers Biennial for the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Frances Roddy Prize, at the Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. In 2014 she was awarded 1st prize at the Summer juried show “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum, Framingham MA. Julia is a Boardmember of the Boston Printmakers and represented by Bromfield Gallery. She has shown her work in various group shows both in the Boston area and nationally and is included in the collections of many corporations as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

See Julia’s work at: juliatalcott.com

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Alice Turkel

Alice Turkel has taught woodworking and other crafts to students from pre-school through college. She has teaching experience in public school, private school, afterschool and summer camp settings. She has received three grants from the Cambridge Arts Council for her work with public school children.

She worked for many years as a stage carpenter and then a cabinetmaker before attending Boston University’s Program in Artisanry, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Woodworking and Furniture design. Alice is deeply invested in education for children and has served six terms as a member of the Cambridge School Committee.

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