Shelley has served as Executive Director of the art center for almost 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, is a founding member of East Cambridge Business Association, and is a member of both the Cambridge Arts Media Network (CAMN) and the Arts Centers Alliance. She is also a Jazz vocalist who has produced six recorded music projects, and released her sixth CD, The Currency Is Heat, 2014. Her music website is www.cobaltbluemusic.org
Victoria (Tori) has worked with nonprofits for over 8 years and holds a Master Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University. Her experience spans a variety of work at civic and social organizations, including a term in San Francisco with AmeriCorps VISTA, and providing project management for the City of Worcester's Economic and Cultural Development Office. When she's not working at the Arts Center, she's working on her startup WorkinGurl Co., a brand of products for today’s on-the-go women. Find her on www.workingurlco.com.
Caitlin’s love for the arts, culture, and for great local and international cuisine shines through her workplaces. As Marketing Coordinator at the Multicultural Arts Center and through her work at Puritan & Company Restaurant in Inman Square, she found a perfect combination of all three passions! An artist herself, Caitlin specializes in photography, graphic design, painting, and drawing. She not only has a flair for making artwork, but also loves to share it with the community. You can check out her artwork at cobdesignphoto.com
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.
Manuel (Manni) Simon appreciates many kinds of art and has been writing and producing Hip-Hop music since middle school. He is a graduate of Northeastern University’s Music Industry program, has produced several albums and a few music videos, and connects with many aspects of Boston’s arts scene. When he’s not working at the Arts Center he does marketing for WEMF Radio in Cambridge, co-hosting their Citywide Blackout Thursday night show, and works at Daedalus restaurant in Cambridge. He is also recording new music, both for himself others, and for film projects he’s working on. You can hear all his music at manni-festo.bandcamp.com
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By day Jamie works as the Events Coordinator at The Greater Boston Food Bank, by night she coordinates events at the Arts Center and Wright Locke Farm in Winchester. In her "spare" time you can usually find her hiking up in the mountains or working in her vegetable garden.
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.
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We educate the community about diversity through the presentation of multicultural visual and performing arts programs. We also make
the center available to artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the
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