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Worcester Scene: Next Generation

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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Worcester Historical Museum
Fletcher Auditorium
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: FREE
Description: Worcester Historical Museum will host "Worcester Scene: Next Generation" an extended program of the Worcester Scene: Reseen exhibit on Tuesday, March 28 from 5:30-7:00PM in the Fletcher Auditorium. This program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is NOT required.

Organized and moderated by original Worcester Scene photographer and Clark Professor Stephen DiRado, we will introduce you to the new up and coming photographers and artists working in a variety of mediums.

Participated photographers and artist:

Dan Gillooly is currently enrolled in the undergraduate program at Clark University. After taking a number of photography courses in the Studio Art Program, he has found his passion in documentary photography. His cameras of choice are analog large format and digital medium format, both satisfy his attention to details. His subject matter of interest is Worcester’s architecture; documenting a city in transition. On campus, Dan is freelancing for the Higgins School of Humanities and Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. With all intentions he sees a career ahead of him in editorial and Fine Art photography.

Christian Bachez is a mixed media artist currently based in Worcester, MA. He was born and raised in Alphabet City and moved to Worcester to attend the College of the Holy Cross. His goal as an artist is to depict his ideas in a fun, playful way appropriate for all ages, prompting his viewers to ask questions relating to self-identity. Through continuing to create works of art, he hopes to not only inspire children around the world but also make art more accessible to people of all backgrounds.

Brittany Severance is a visual media artist and educator based out of Worcester, Massachusetts. Her work explores themes of identity, perception, memory, and relationships, creating projects that often reflect on domestic and daily life. For her undergraduate degree, she attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, earning a bachelor’s degree in English and certification in Film Studies. Her graduate work was completed at Emerson College, which includes both a Master of Arts in Media Arts as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Media Arts. Over the past decade, Severance has taught photography and video production courses along with film studies at various universities in the Worcester area. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Worcester State University.

Meaghan Hardy-Lavoie, A life-long Worcester resident, is a 2017 graduate of Clark University, and holds a Master’s in Interactive Media & Design from Quinnipiac University. She has been documenting the city for close to 10 years, and her work has been exhibited regionally, including ArtsWorcester, the Fitchburg Art Museum, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Hardy-Lavoie currently works at Anna Maria College as the Digital Content Manager, creating and overseeing the college’s creative media and web assets.

Steven King is a graduate of Hallmark Institute of Photography, King’s career includes working as a Combat photographer and videographer that brought him to 15 countries, including a tour in Iraq embedded with the U.S. Army. King worked as an editorial photographer in Central Massachusetts and currently is the director of photography at Clark University.

George Annan is a first generation Ghanaian-American photographer who specializes in editorial and environmental portraits along with photojournalism. His work is inspired by the ever-changing lives of people, especially the residents of Worcester as his creative practice is rooted to the city and to the fondest memories of his subjects. Through his photographs, he aims to tell the story of their daily lives while documenting the evolution of their surrounding neighborhoods. George’s client lists include the likes of Converse, Wall Street Journal, Puma and Harvard University.

Worcester Scene: Reseen exhibit will be extend through to April 15 in the Booth Gallery at 30 Elm Street.
Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10AM – 4PM; 4th Thursday of the month the Museum is open until 8:30PM.
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Created: March 22, 2023 at 3:15 PM
Last Modified: March 23, 2023 at 9:09 AM

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