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Meet Our Artists


Matthias has been working within the arts all his life in various aspects. His goal is to integrate painting, music, film, photography, narrative, and poetry cohesively, while drawing from life, dreams, symbols, myth, philosophy and psychology.


Unconscious and conscious landscape hemispheres collide creating positive and negative tension within our lives. The unconscious has an existence of time immemorial within your myth, while our conscious life ego awakes daily to a fresh new day. So I question; How do we exist through these our entire lives, shaping us toward the past, present and future as one totality? In which way does the essence of it all give meaning to who we are as ourselves and contribute to our interactions with one another, our earth and universe?

It has been a lifelong search and journey revealing my art through these philosophical and psychological constructs. Art that coexists and works in conjunction with these constructs and with each other: painting, music, poetry, photography, film and narrative. The landscape hemispheres and archetypes create new paths to follow and show themselves as personal empirical motifs within the art abstractly. They prove to be part of the memory, dream, reflection symbiosis. It is all much a mystery and interesting pursuit.





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Steve is a local artist whose work includes lettering, cityscapes, landscapes, portraits, and photography. The majority of his artwork is created using spray paint, markers, paint markers, acrylic, pencil, and charcoal. Steve currently teaches an art program to high school students at Boston Community Leadership Academy in Hyde Park, has taught art programs at the YMCA of Greater Boston, and has painted murals throughout the Boston area. Please reach out to Steve via email if you are interested in custom artwork.


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Tanya Tanaro is a yoga teacher and artist who has been practicing and creating since she moved to Boston in 2001. Tanya primarily expresses herself through abstract, mixed media. Her artwork can be described as an eclectic blend of colorful acrylic painting and collage, comprised of recycled materials. In addition, Tanya produces custom pieces, often repurposing children's books and pulling inspiration from nature.



 Autodidactic, was drawing at age 6 with interest in comic books. 

- Began in graffiti at age 14.

- Started working on canvas in 2013 doing graffitti and transitioned into pop art, landscapes and abstract mediums. 

- Uses art for community development particularly with youth. 

- Co-founder of The Switch Co-op.

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Gretchen Nash has been working with clay for over 30 years. Although her clay "home-base" is at the Potter's Shop and School in Needham, Gretchen teaches or has taught at Belmont Hill Summer School, The Rivers School in Weston, Motherbrook Arts in Dedham and Indigo Fire in Belmont. Because of her love for teaching, Gretchen's work is always evolving as she explores a range of techniques and styles. Gretchen lives in West Roxbury with her two sons.

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