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:
Marybeth Buglio & Sharon Schofield, Photographers
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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 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.
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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.
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.”
Greg Lawton, Photographer
“A captured image; a reflection of not just you but a sense of who you are; the beauty of nature and wildlife; an avenue to lead customers to your product or business; a story told.”
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.
Youth-run Art + Design Studio
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.
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.
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