Maggie Cavallo: Interview with FLUX Boston

July 6, 2012

Image: Cavallo participating in a Ben Waterman installation, Ubiquitous Foundations, at 301 Gallery

Image: Cavallo conducting a TAKE20 Talk for Home Sweet Home, at Montserrat Gallery

The Belle of Boston Arts: Maggie Cavallo

Our very own incredibly talented and fabulous “pencil skirt chic by day” Asst. Curator of Education at Montserrat Galleries, Maggie Cavallo, was recently interviewed with FLUX-Boston!!

Cavallo designs and coordinates Montserrat Galleries’ Visiting Artist Program which includes over 30 events per year! She arranges events ranging from public artist talks and classroom visits, to short-term intensive residencies culminating in a collaborative exhibition–and all of which feature the insight of working artists and Arts professionals. In addition to bringing artists to Montserrat, Cavallo helps to develop workshops that instill the college’s curriculum with pragmatic programming that prepares emerging artists for life post-grad. She also gets to bring three visiting artists per semester into the Senior Seminar course for a casual discussion on personal measures of success, time management and studio practice, the day job, post-graduate path and in her words, “all that real life stuff.” And the list of what Cavallo does both in and outside of Montserrat continues…There is no limit to the incredible talent that she brings to the table each and every day!

Maggie reflects on working at Montserrat:

I could not be more blessed for my role in all this, the nature of my job requires me to collaborate with 40 new artists every year, and for the sake of education. The artists are emerging to established, and regional, national, international — but it’s a real treat to bring artists up from Boston. I’m meeting a ton of new friends and colleagues and I am able to incorporate these amazing artists into the students’ academic experience.“

Her words of advice…

Meet as many people as you can and don’t get lazy. Keep making art. Stay Golden. Go to events. Support your friends strategically.“

Belief is a powerful tool.”

>>Read the full interview here!