Cast from the uproar: An education in the power of creative freedom
Words by Sarah Belclaire Photographs by Sarah Belclaire Whether crafting tiny metal mementos or installing curious, sprawling murals, artist Kameko Branchaud strives towards her imperative: to share the experience of art with youth who are finding their place in the world. Her portfolio is diverse, but her cause is plain. Art is a path to self-discovery — and for many young people already on this journey, an opportunity to experience pride in one’s own creations can be an inv
Coming out from Under the Sun: Alexander Davis Dances
Words by Sarah Belclaire Photographs by Sarah Belclaire I met Alexander (Alex) Davis in high school, in New Hampshire, while working together at our local public library. We have been in and out of touch for several years, but the occasion of our recent get-together in Cambridge’s Harvard Square was very special, as Alex has just been awarded a Live Arts Boston grant for his work in the Boston performing arts community. When I knew Alex in high school, he was animated, entert
Performing backstage: The artistic journey of the girl known as Naff
“Naff” is the middle school moniker of Francesca Perlov. She is an artist and musician from Brooklyn, New York--by way of Marshalltown, Iowa. You might think of her as an art school girl with an acoustic guitar and a hauntingly rich alto voice, which together make her seem both amateur and expert, raw and flawless, all at the same time. Though it appears obvious when first speaking to her that art is in her bones, her creative journey is peppered with inquiry into her own ide
Portrait Gallery: Sarah Richards Taylor
Sarah Richards Taylor is a New Hampshire-born children's book designer and illustrator.