All of the beautified guitars for GuitARTS have returned back to Music Drives Us! The guitars and GuitARTISTS made their first debut at the Boch Amphitheater on Friday, August 31. The unveiling was covered by the media and was on NECN!
You can watch the segment here!
Our public art project, GuitARTS, was covered by the Watertown Weekly News! In this segment, the Director of Music Drives Us, Jackie, explained our mission and what GuitARTS is all about. The crew also interviewed two of our GuitARTISTS, Dawn Evans Scaltreto and Woody Geissmann.
While working in her studio in Watertown, Dawn explained what music means to her and how she relates to the mission of Music Drives Us. Woody was also interviewed and detailed the inspiration behind his guitar design.
Watch the complete interview here!
Stephanie Silvi is from our very own hometown: Norwood, MA! She attended college to study art and received her BFA. Her main interest is in abstract painting, and named her guitar after her cat that recently passed away.
Take a look at the news article that features not only our public art project, GuitARTS, but also our wonderful GuitARTIST Stephanie! We're excited to see the finished guitar.
Katrina Jeffries from Taunton, MA is ready to paint her acoustic guitar! Katrina attended Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA and is a self-taught artist. Music plays a large role in Katrina’s art; it helps her focus and makes her process more immersive. We can’t wait to see Katrina’s final product! For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2LBHCNU!
Eddie Bruckner from Needham, MA picked up his guitar and is ready to get started on his rockin’ masterpiece! Eddie paints original acrylic abstract artwork and has completed three major public art projects in the Boston area. Two of the projects were electrical boxes for the City of Boston & the Boston Art Commission, and the other was an electrical box commissioned by the Natick Center Cultural District. For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2v0XyPq!
John Plunkett of Lynn, MA stopped by Music Drives Us to pick up his guitar! John is a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA where he studied printmaking. John has been playing the drums for about ten years. We can’t wait to see where his music and artistic talents take him as he starts to paint his guitar! For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2A3YFDO!
Duncan Reid is ready to start painting his guitar! Duncan is a local Norwood artist and music enthusiast. Reid attended Rhode Island School of Design as well as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Duncan states, “Through scholastic activities such as music, students are able to gain practice and experience by using the tools of their educations, and I am pleased to take part in something that helps to support that.” For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2LiWqSa!
Dawn Evans Scaltreto of Watertown, MA picked up her guitar! We are so excited to see the final product and where her artistic skills take us! As a musician and artist, Dawn was drawn to GuitARTS and our mission. She has previous experience with public art that can be seen throughout Boston Children’s Hospital. For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2LmGcaL!
Ned Connors from Boston, MA picked up his guitar! Ned is an undergraduate at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA majoring in illustration. He is excited to be a part of our mission to keep music in schools throughout New England! For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2NH0RCT!
Our good friend and former Del Fuegos drummer, Woody Geissmann, has received his guitar! After spending many years in music and the visual arts, Woody found Right Turn, an innovative substance use disorder program. For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2uJVEDA!