Sara Kaplan is a three-time high school dropout who would have been happy to succeed the first time. She rejects the notion that failure is chic and takes every opportunity to tell CEOs that they really don’t know what it’s like to be dyslexic—or learning disabled or female or gluten free. For Sara, grit was a tenuous but unavoidable project, the only way forward but not a sure path to success.
Gillian Christy is inspired to create artwork based on the familiar objects that one may view on a daily basis. She uses the term “Connectors” to describe the focus of her work. Using this theme to create sculpture she explores the elements of what connects home with one’s everyday surroundings. She was born in Iowa […]
Described by the Boston Globe as “unfailingly energetic,” Maria Finkelmeier is a percussion performer, educator, and active arts entrepreneur. She currently serves as Program Manager in the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department at the New England Conservatory, helping to equip young artists with the skills they need to build fulfilling musical lives. Prior to rooting in New England, Maria spent three years as an artist in residence in Northern Sweden at the Piteå Institution for Music and Media.
Gordon Hay is the co-founder, inventor, and creative visionary for ALINE Systems Inc, based in Marblehead, MA. With over twenty years of invention, patent, and production experience in biomechanical technologies, Hay has helped ALINE become the foot services provider to ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games as well as the world-renowned education and sports training […]
I use my body and physical materials to capture the irrational world of personal identity. By choreographing these experiences using space and time, I can render an image of humanity.
Peripheral moments are symbols of the human ability to communicate, ultimately revealing the language of our bodies and how we relate to them.
I look for the […]
Sam Shames is a senior at MIT studying materials science and engineering with a minor in energy studies. Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, Sam graduated from Newton North high school in 2010, where he became the first New England Champion wrestler in school history and was also an All-American. In 2013, Sam became the first undefeated […]