Anna Fubini is an artist, educator, and Boston native who grew up attending studio art classes at the MFA every weekend. She received a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College with a double major in Studio Arts and Gender Studies. Her background in gender studies influences all her artwork, teaching philosophy, and commitment to social justice. As an artist Anna creates contemporary work primarily in fibers and mixed media. She has a diverse artistic skillset from studying in many schools in the USA as well as the Netherlands and Japan. As an educator she is dedicated to expanding access to art education and empowering individuals and communities through art. At the MFA Anna is the Community Arts Liaison with the West End House Boys and Girls Club of Allston-Brighton and an instructor in the Artful Adventures program.
Antonio Mendéz is an artist and art educator who has worked in the museum field for over 6 years. With studies at the School of Fine Arts in Puerto Rico and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY, he has taught art, languages, science and math to a variety of age groups from elementary to high school students. Gaining experience teaching in formal and informal settings, Antonio is conscious and intentional on the benefits of both environments. He has also worked with youth at risk and with special needs for over 7 years. A native from Puerto Rico, he is passionate to share his experiences and art knowledge. A big part of his museum work is alongside the Boston Public Schools and many community organizations on issues of early childhood education, family services and immigrant families. At the MFA he is the Community Arts Liaison with United South End Settlements (USES), a Gallery Learning Educator with Family Programs, the Mission Hill Partnership Lead, and an instructor in the Artful Adventures program.
Ari Zimmet is an art educator and artist from Brookline, MA who believes that children's art is powerful in ways that grown-ups can only aspire. He received his Bachelor's in Art History from Yale University where he also studied welding and helped develop content for Exploring Artism, the YCBA's program for children on the autism spectrum and their family members. Ari was a welding instructor at The Steel Yard in Providence, RI, and is currently a woodworking instructor with The Eliot School's school partnership program. In the summertime he is also the Art Director at the Kingsley Pines Summer Camp in Maine. Ari is elated to be working at the MFA as the Community Arts Liaison with the Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club.
Gabrielle Eisenberg is an educator and artist living in Boston. Originally from central Massachusetts, she received her BFA in painting from Boston University and currently enjoys making pen and ink creations. Gaby has a demonstrable commitment to arts accessibility and community arts. Her professional experience includes an internship with the Philadelphia Mural Arts program, teaching an afterschool art class at the East Boston Early Education Center through ARCK, and working as a Summer Arts Instructor at the United South End Settlements in Boston. At the MFA Gabrielle is the Community Arts Liaison with the Vine Street Community Center.
Isabel Cole is an educator and artist living in Boston. She received her BA from Boston College where she studied studio art and educational psychology. With a focus on painting and drawing, Isabel creates comical scenes that reflect everyday life. Her previous work experience at the McMullen Art Museum at Boston College and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum have exposed her to the important role museums play as cultural sites for the communities they serve. Isabel currently works at the Museum of Fine Arts as an instructor in the Artful Adventures program and as the Community Arts Liaison with the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury.
Ivy Davis is an Atlanta native art educator who received her Masters in Art Education at Tufts University, and her Bachelors in Marketing and Management with a minor in Art at the University of West Georgia. After graduating from the University of West Georgia Ivy completed an intensive international Fashion Design program at the JA College of Design in Ghana, where she focused on African textiles and Batik techniques. Ivy works across many mediums and has mentored and taught in the United States and abroad in Ghana and India. She is an active advocate for the arts in the community, teaching various workshops and studio art classes to youth and adults of all ages. She enjoys collaborative works as it enables her creativity to fuse the melting pot while contributing to the bigger picture. At the MFA Ivy is the Community Arts Liaison with the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester.
Jasmine Perez is an art educator who believes meaningful and transformative art experiences should be accessible to all. A native of Brooklyn, she was a community advocate for the arts working with inner city at risk youth and families at The Children's Aid Society. She received her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, has taught at various schools, and is currently the art instructor at Grace Preparatory Academy in Newton. She has been a Gallery Instructor at the MFA since 2014 and most recently joined the Community Arts team as the Community Arts Liaison with the Gerald and Darlene Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chelsea.
Kara Stokowski is a creator and educator living in Boston. She works at the intersections of art, science and technology and is passionate about creating public learning experiences that are accessible to all. She is a dedicated environmentalist and her art explores the interconnected web of all living things and our connection to the planet using words, performance and digital media. She helps artists use and understand video and animation in their own practices and she holds a BFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Kara currently works at the Museum of Fine Arts as an instructor in the Artful Adventures program and as the Community Arts Liaison with the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys and Girls Club.
Molly Lamb holds an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Danforth Art Museum, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Houston Center for Photography, and the Annenberg Space for Photography. She currently teaches photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at Simmons College. At the Museum of Fine Arts, she works as an Artful Adventures instructor and as the Community Arts Liaison with the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club.
Rachel Hu Rachel Hu is an educator, community worker, and artist living in Boston. She grew up in California and received her Bachelor's of Art in Architecture from the University of California Berkeley. She has diverse range of work experience in art, design, and community outreach, including working on architectural design projects, making art, working with children and youth, and teaching adult refugees and immigrants. Currently, Rachel teaches English as a Second Language and Job Readiness Skills at MUA, a non-profit organization located in Dorchester, MA. She creates art primarily through painting and ceramics. And finally, she really enjoys spending time with children. At the MFA, she is the Community Arts Liaison with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC).