Julia Csekö

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Julia Csekö was born in Colorado and grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2011, Csekö moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue a MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Graduating in 2013, she mounted her thesis exhibition at Laconia Gallery in Boston. Csekö is the recipient of a 2016 Walter Feldman Fellowship, awarded by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, resulting in her first solo exhibition in the US. Csekö divides her time between being a practicing artist and an Art Educator, most recently at the MFA Boston and since 2014 at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston ArtLab, leading multigenerational educational art activities. Since graduation Csekö has participated in numerous group exhibitions at national and international venues. Her work is featured in collections including the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; as well as private collections in the United States and Brazil.

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Cassandra "Cato" Louis Marshall

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Cassandra Cato-Louis is Artistic Director and co-founder of African Repertory Troupe. She has taught theatre for over 30 years, creating and scripting the Mattapan Neighborhood Ensemble for the Citi Performance Center in downtown Boston, teaching theatre to students at the Noonan Business Academy and Boston Ballet's Taking Steps, and previously working as the Director of Instruction for the Witherspoon Institute. Cato-Louis has also served as co-chair on the Mattapan BostonCreates committee, as a member of the Leadership Council, and the Mayor's Urban Agriculture working group. She is an experienced public school teacher in both Boston and New York and has won numerous awards for her stage and community work.

Lidia Russell

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Lidia Russell is a teacher, freelance journalist, translator, ceramics artist, and storyteller. She holds a MA in Polish Language and Literature, with additional studies in politics and social and political problems of multiculturalism. While living in Poland, Lidia attended workshops in voice training, dance, and theater, and has facilitated art workshops and classes for children. In Boston, Lidia directs an annual Polish Bilingual Day.

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Heather Kapplow

Heather Kapplow is a self-trained conceptual artist based in the United States. She creates engagement experiences that elicit unexpected intimacies using objects, alternative interpretations of existing environments, installation, performance, writing, audio and video. Her work has received government and private grants and has been included in galleries, film and performance festivals in the US and internationally.

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