Montserrat Art Connection Update

February 15, 2012

Maggie Cavallo holds a painting with Dan Cassista of River House and River House’s Director Kate Benashski. The artwork (“Me First”, 2001) is by Fay Chandler, the original founder of Boston’s Art Connection program.

Montserrat’s Asst. Curator of Education, Maggie Cavallo has been in the process of selecting artwork for the River House shelter in Beverly, MA. Maggie has met with River House Director Kate Benashki, Kim Lundgren, Coordinator of Grants & Fundraising of North Shore Community Action Programs, Montserrat Trustee John Archer, as well as several River House residents to select 19 pieces of art for two sections of River House. There will be an Opening Reception this spring!

Montserrat’s Art Connection Program provides art to area non-profit organizations on the North Shore. The program’s initial launch was in the cafeteria at the Beverly Hospital back in October, 2011. Art Connection facilitates increased access to and more meaningful experiences with original works of art, all of which is donated by area artists. By placing works in community and public service organizations on the North Shore, Montserrat’s Art Connection aims to enhance the number and quality of art experiences with our immediate community. The original Art Connection in Boston, conceived by artist Fay Chandler in 1995, has donated more than 4,900 works of art to more than 300 non-profit agencies.

Artists or collectors interested in donating work should contact Maggie Cavallo at [email protected]