Our mission is 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 Center 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 Narrows Gallery exhibitions.
Current Studio Artists:
Anderson Acoustic Guitars
Bill Anderson, Luthier
Bill Anderson, a professional oboist and luthier, builds on spec, but is also happy to build custom guitars, which gives customers the opportunity to tweak their details and choose their body wood. He’s excited about every guitar that he builds, and is constantly seeking new ways to improve the process and the results, while maintaining a hand-built commitment. All major components are built by Bill and by hand, without using CNC.
Barbara Materna, Designer, Knitter, Stitcher
BABS fine handmade handbags is an award-winning and eclectic collection of handbags that includes fun and frivolous, Sheeply Chic hand-knitted and felted bags; Jack + Cookie merino wool felt bags; and the Coastal and City Cruiser collection of travel bags.
Barbara Materna designs, knits and sews all of the bags in her studios, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA.
Barbara served on the Foundry Artists executive board from 2016-2019.
Craig Rousseau is an American comic book artist. During his career Rousseau has worked for various comic book companies, but is best known for his work on DC Comics titles like Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond and Impulse. He also worked for Disney Adventures (Kim Possible), Beckett (Ruule: Kiss and Tell, Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai, The Cobbler’s Monster), Image Comics (Tellos: The Last Heist, Tales of Tellos, Invincible Handbook, Monster Pile-up) and Marvel Comics’ Creative Services.
He has additionally drawn, and co-created with Todd DeZago, The Perhapanauts for Dark Horse and Image Comics (Perhapanauts: First Bloodand Perhapanauts: Second Chances). More recently, he has drawn Marvel’s Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane.
Marybeth Buglio & Sharon Schofield, Photographers
KayBella loves helping you shine through our unique and personalized photo-shoots. We love our clients and enjoy having the opportunity to help them tell their stories through our photos.
Kenya McDonald is a painter, poet, storyteller and teacher who lives in Brockton. Her favorite medium is acrylic.
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 currently pursuing a certification in school administration. He works at an elementary school during the day, and continues to pursue his passion for art at night.
Maeve Fire Photography
Kaylin Pacheco, Photographer
“I’m here to be one of those people that helps you show your true colors! You can call me Maeve but my given name is Kaylin. I’ve created Maeve Fire Photography to help myself and others embody the confidence that we all deserve to have.”
Mill City Art Gallery
The Art of Antone Henriques
Tony Henriques has been drawing since he was very young. Attending college locally, Tony expanded his drawing abilities to sculpture, paint, and design. Today, as a freelance artist, he’s happy to be able to spend much more time on his art than ever before. While Tony has studied many different types of art, both formally and informally, he most enjoys watercolor, pastel, and acrylic.
Shelley Coelho has been sewing since she was a young girl, having been taught by her great-grandmother, Otley. Shelley hand dyes and paints textiles, old and new, and uses the textiles to create quilts and wearables. She also enjoys working in mixed media, often with found objects.
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.
YEAH! Corps (Youth Experiencing Artistic Hope) is a non-profit organization, employing high school youth from Fall River. We create engaging, innovative, art + design products and experiences for business, civic groups, and individual clients.
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 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