The founding mission of the Narrows Center for the Arts was to promote and develop an appreciation of the visual and the performing arts. Artist studios are one component of our ever-growing and successful cultural arts center.
Over the years several artists have used studio workspace at the Narrows to create their artwork in the company of like-minded artists. An open studio door is a welcome invitation to all the arts enthusiasts who attend live performances and/or visit our galleries to view exhibitions.
Current Studio Artists:
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Kevin”Lamb” Lamoureux is an artist based out of Providence, RI. Using a primary medium of spray paint, Kevin started painting as a release from the work that he was bringing home with him as a Social Worker with incarcerated youth. Developing his own style and showing his art at a number of different venues over the last few years, he has also started to offer spray paint classes to youth from a number of different organizations and locations (high schools, elementary schools, girl scout troops, group homes, and residential treatment facilities among others).
He has continued his education as well, earning a masters of social work and a school administration certification. He serves as an Assistant Principal at a local Middle School by day, and continues to pursue his passion for art at night.
Watch Kevin’s spotlight video here!
The Art of Vania Noverca Viveiros
“Art is an expression of oneself and should always be shared with others.”
“As an artist, one is often asked to provide a Biography and an Artist Statement when invited to a Gallery or Show. I truly do understand the intent; but I must admit that I personally feel that in order to know an artist, one must learn who we are through our reflections, and look beyond our shadows! Who, what, when and why, how are we inspired; each and every creation is a mere reflection of all these things collectively.”
The Art of Chuck Boucher
Working professionally since 1986, Chuck formed Taylespun Studio when managing retail sales at an art supply store in his hometown. In 2013, he opened his studio at the Narrows Center for the Arts. His work is recognized, respected, and collected across the country. Step into his open studio and see brilliant, expressive color, skillfully applied onto canvas in a variety of sizes.
Watch Chuck’s spotlight video here!
Born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, Nancy’s childhood memories of apartment living, unkept yards, abandoned chicken coops, lilac bushes, weeds, wildflowers and an overall obsession with nature, all served as an initial source of her endless fascination with sound, color, and image; the beginning of a blossoming love and appreciation of the world.
Nancy was awakened to the joy of creating images and words at an early age and continues to build on her prolific body of work as a painter, author, poet, illustrator and digital artist.
Upon completion of a BFA in painting and receiving the Excellence in Art award from UMassDartmouth, Nancy had her first children’s book published as author/illustrator with Macmillan Publishing and and has since illustrated over forty picture books in addition to nine of her own published stories. Her work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited internationally. She wrote the best seller, Frozen 2 Little Golden Book 2019, Disney/Random House. Her resume includes teaching children’s book illustration in the C.E. Program at Rhode Island School of Design.
Watch Nancy’s spotlight video here!
Art of Thel
Theloni Coleman is a mixed-media abstract artist living in Massachusetts. Her studio work includes painting, charcoal, pen/ink drawing, and sculpture. Theloni also specializes in fashion styling and tattoo design. Art of Thel is primarily inspired by philosophy, emotional struggle, and survival in spite of disappointment and sorrow.
Amy Araujo is a large-scale figurative, ocean drawer investigating issues on identity. Araujo received her BFA in 2012 and MFA in Drawing in 2016 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
She has been included in various exhibitions across the country and has had work displayed at the Frederick Douglass Unity House of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in response to the Immigration Ban passed in 2017. She has participated in live drawing events as part of the International Conference on Penal Abolition and Mass Incarceration and was the first artist selected for the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Residency Program.
She has most recently taught a variety of drawing classes as a part-time lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and currently lives in New Bedford, MA.
Creation begins with a memory, an impactful moment, or a found object that tells a story. The layers of wax are applied, altered, and built so that the piece takes on its’ own reason for being.
When I begin a piece I may start with a found object I want to build a story around, or a memory of a time or place I wish to preserve by melding images together. I progress at the beginning by building my surfaces with a plan in mind but through the process I allow surprises to create new directions and in the end the art work tells its’ own story.
- BFA Swain School of Design, New Bedford, MA
- MAE Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
- Member of SWFL chapter of the International Encaustic Artists
- Co-ordinator of Goff Gallery, Punta Gorda, FL
- Vice President Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society
- Co-owner Facets Gallery, Fall River, MA
Narrows Center for the Arts has studio space available for rent. Studios are accessible and affordable and include heat, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The Narrows is conveniently located on the Fall River, MA waterfront near major highways. Narrows Center gives studio artists a unique built-in audience of art and music lovers through its programming. Interested artists should send their portfolio and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org