Shelley has served as Executive Director of the art center for 20 years, where her work includes organizing all of the performing arts events at the center and curating gallery exhibitions. She organizes the Cambridge River Festival’s Jazz and World Music stage, serves as a member of the Cambridge Open Studios Advisory Committee, and is a founding member of East Cambridge Business Association. She is also a Jazz vocalist who has produced six recorded music projects. Her music website is www.cobaltbluemusic.org
Adria Katz is an artist and educator in the Boston area. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from Brown University. She has worked as both a classroom teacher and an art educator in numerous schools and out-of-school programs in New York, Providence, and Boston. In addition to her work at Multicultural Arts Center, she writes curriculum for Creative Learning Company, and she is also a ceramics artist at the Harvard Ceramics Program.
Jeff produces and manages events, oversees vendors, caterers, producers, directors and anyone who is preparing for an event in the venue: and provides light and sound for performances, stage manages as necessary and works with Executive Director to coordinate scheduling details. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA he studied with saxophonists Bill Pierce and George Garzone, and theatre with Oleg Tabakov, Artistic Director of the legendary Moscow Art Theatre Company and Shakespeare scholar Kristin Linklater. Jeff’s one man show about jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker entitled “Live Bird” has appeared on off-Broadway and Charlie Parker’s home town of Kansas City Missouri.
Michaela (Ella) graduated from Mass Art in 2017 with a BFA in Interrelated Media where she learned many of the ins and outs of productions. She has experience working with multiple theatre companies, arts organizations, and event companies in and around Boston focusing on lighting and AV for productions and live events. She has been the technical director of many events and assisted in teaching stagecraft courses. She is thrilled to be part of the team at the Multicultural Arts Center as the production assistant!
Montana recieved their BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2018, with a degree in Interrelated Media. Montana has experience coding, designing, animating, and creating printed media as both a freelancer and in house designer. As a self-proclaimed and proud nerd, Montana is passionate about research, art theory, and music. They are excited to join the team at the Multicultural Arts Center as Marketing Coordinator. To view their work, visit montanagulbrand.net
Using acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, and oil stick, C.J. Phu, local Artist as well as Art Installer, creates lush semi-abstract, expressionistic botanicals, which express his inspiring, lifelong love of nature. He chooses to avoid the use of brushes, creating an almost glass-like texture with the paint. In his words, “I discovered that for me it was much more enjoyable to scratch and sculpt the surfaces of the paintings.” In his work, multiple layers both hide and reveal various features, like a game of hide and seek.www.CJPhu.com
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41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141
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