Boston Coordinator has Second Year Success
John Crowley is the Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator for the City of Boston. John and the office of Arts and Culture introduced the National Arts Program exhibit to the employees and their families last year and it proved to be an instant success. John, being a professional artist himself, saw the merit in hosting a program such as ours and is keeping the momentum going with their 2nd Annual NAP Exhibition. Both John’s experience as an artist and his dedication to the city make him an extraordinary coordinator for this show.
John started his career as an illustrator and moved onto painting large scale murals for private businesses. With a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, he installed exhibitions and assisted artists at the Addison Gallery of Philips Academy in Andover, as well as commercial galleries in the Boston area. In 1998, he started working for the Mayor’s Mural Crew painting murals with teenagers as part of a summer youth program run by the City. After five years with the Mural Crew, he was asked to run the galleries at City Hall. Today John curates and hangs more than 50 exhibitions a year in their gallery spaces.
With John leading the charge, this years show had tremendous interest with over 115 artists registering through their online form. The artists started pouring in with their amazing artworks beginning on September 24th. Jim Kennedy, an Executive Assistant in the Budget Office (pictured below) was proud to show off his artwork submission upon delivery. Jim’s artwork, along with so many others are on display now through November 7th, with the awards reception being celebrated on October 19th. If you are in the Boston area, don’t miss your chance to see the amazing visual art talents of this community!