Artist in Residence Program

Amanda

Amanda Shea Artist in Residence 2021                             ashea@mwproductions.org                                          

Amanda Shea is an International multidisciplinary artist residing in Boston, Massachusetts. Shea has performed spoken word poetry at numerous venues throughout Boston and globally (including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (NYC), the Peace Institute (D.C.), National Press Club (D.C.), and the Institute of Contemporary Art). She achieved status as an International Artist when she performed virtually in Africa for ArtGlo based in Malawi; as well as the Jos Literary and Arts Festival in Nigeria.

Amanda has been published in several articles such as The Boston Globe, WBUR, Boston Magazine, Boston Hassle and appeared on local news station NBC Boston. Shea sat down with Pebbles on HOT96.9 Boston for the “Voices” segment. Most recently, Shea was  internationally published in Times Group, a news outlet based in Malawi.
She served as an official host for the 2018 and 2019 Boston Art & Music Soul Festival as well as the 2019 Arts Equity Summit. Shea is a radio host on LFOD Radio, which has been nominated for two Boston Music Awards.
Amanda is a full time educator who facilitates youth workshops for spoken word poetry, visual arts, and public speaking throughout a plethora of schools and non profit organizations in Boston.
Amanda will be embarking on her third tour, to Africa, in 2021 with two other Boston poets. The “Awake” tour seeks to explore the role of art as both a revolutionary and spiritual tool for social justice and human spiritual awakening. Shea is a teaching artist with non-profit organizations Missionsafe and Medicine Wheel Productions.

DEBORAH KAMY HULL

2020 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 

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I am an abstract painter. I paint non-objectively on a variety of flat surfaces including paper and distressed drop cloths that were part of my husband’s house painting business. My vocabulary is basic geometric shapes – squares, circles, triangles, and diamonds. I cut stencils from wood, cardboard, and paper and apply the paint in patterns and layers. The conversation is about repetition, movement, and paths of color. In some paintings there is sewing – a piecing together of fragments, a patching of a rip, or an additional shape. I work small, medium, and large.

COMPANION EXHIBITION: STUDENT WORK

HEROES AND VILLAINS

Cushing House Men and Women 

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ANNEE SPILEOS SCOTT,    

2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

 

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EXHIBITION,

SPOKE GALLERY:

Sept.14 -November 16

Premier Exhibition, 2019

“YASGUR’S  FARM: HUNGER IN AMERICA”

Mixed Media Installation, 2005-2009

Funded by the 2001 RAPPAPORT PRIZE, Artist Recipient

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival

 

COMPANION EXHIBITION: STUDENT WORK

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RECOVERY PROJECT by the residents of the Cushing House

Mixed media Still Life Project, a Metaphor for Recovery

Directed by the Artist, Spring 2019

 

HUNGER STATISTICS by Interns from Lesley University

PANEL DISCUSSION ON FOOD INSECURITY AND RECOVERY

PLUS A PERFORMANCE WILL ACCOMPANY

THE EXHIBITION IN OCTOBER 2019 TBA

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