Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series: Elisa Hamilton

Saturday, May 27, 11:00 AM

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Experiment, engage and create in the Bertucci Education Studio. On select Saturdays, artists in the Boston area lead drop-in workshops in their medium for Museum visitors. Visitors connect with local artists and experiment with creative processes informed by the artist’s work. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is included with Museum admission. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

MAY 27
This Saturday in the Studio, work alongside Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series guest artist Elisa Hamilton as you explore the art of sound and sonic fun.

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Elisa H. Hamilton is a multimedia artist whose practice focuses on the creation of inclusive artworks that emphasize shared experiences and the inherent joy of our everyday places, objects, and experiences. A New England native, she is a proud graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA in Painting in 2007 and now serves on the Board of Trustees. Her work has been shown locally and nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Her ongoing project Dance Spot has engaged with a variety of communities all around Boston, as well as at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. She has been the recipient of four public art grants to create temporary public works in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood, and a Creative City grant from New England Foundation for the Arts. She has held artist residencies with Vermont Studio Center, Boston Center for the Arts, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, and the Fenway Alliance. Ms. Hamilton is the creating artist of Sound Lab, the community engagement component of Listen Hear, a contemporary exhibition opening at the Gardner Museum in March of 2017. She continues her practice at her Tremont Street studio at Boston Center for the Arts.

Education and community programs are generously supported by the Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, Lenoir Charitable Trust, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Janet Burke Mann Foundation, Moorhead Foundation, New Balance Foundation, Thomas Anthony Pappas Foundation, Rowland Foundation, Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust, Succop Family Charitable Foundation, and Yawkey Foundation. Studio activities are generously sponsored by Linda N. Cabot and Ed Anderson. These programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

Image: Photo by D.iRvin Photography.