In October, curatorial committee member, Kris Schenkel, selected for the honor of Artist of the Month his fellow artist, Alex Scott. Alex has been a lifelong artist and maker. Many of his pieces draw on imagery from his childhood.
At first glance, Jack’s choice of subjects appears arbitrary. However, after conversing with him it is apparent that he has a strong personal connection to the work he is making. “I think about what I want. What I think I like” is how he describes his process. When Jack is painting, he looks like he is on a journey.
Each volunteer joins our studio motivated by internal factors. Some come, looking to share their passion for community building and social justice while others wish to explore creative endeavors and enhancing their art practice. Lucky for us, we are blessed with a few multifaceted volunteers like Laura Fox. Laura came to the North Shore studio in May 2017. Every Wednesday, she brings a caring light and gentle tone while simultaneously leading the artists with her unique eye for design. Laura joined us on a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art and engages weekly as an artist mentor.
For September, the curatorial committee selected fellow member, Kris Schenkel, to receive the honored spot of Artist of the Month. Having worked at Arts of Life since 2009, Kris has really hit his stride within the past few years.
Each year as the school year ends and summer begins the North Shore is gifted a seasonal group of dedicated and lively summer volunteers. Anastasia Sitnikova, brought her extensive art knowledge and thoughtful attitude to the North Shore for a short but sweet time.