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Talented U Event Showcases UMass Boston Staff Creative Arts

Talented U is a community of professional and classified staff members who have organized to highlight the creative talents of staff at UMass Boston. 

We are seeking to:

  • establish a network of like-minded staff
  • provide an opportunity for recognition
  • provide, when possible, a promotional opportunity where staff talents could be showcase in such a way as to encourage commissions, sale of existing work, hiring to perform, etc.

At this sixth annual event, we invite you to view the art and participate in lunchtime events each day featuring:

  • artwork: painting, charcoal, mixed mediums
  • cha cha dance demonstration and lesson
  • interior decorating lecture
  • jewelry and jewelry-making demonstration
  • photography
  • poetry
  • quilts and appliqued pillows
  • singing and musical performances
  • storytelling

Schedule of lectures and live performances

Monday at 12 noon
Barbara Graceffa, Interior Design Slideshow:
"Inside a Decorator's Own Home: Putting Great Design Principles to Work"

Tuesday
12 noon
Opening reception; refreshments provided

12:30—12:50 p.m.
Ellen Fleming, Storytelling:
"What Happens in Paris Stays in Paris: Adventures of a First-Time Tourist in the World's Cultural Capital"

12:50—1:20 p.m.
Christopher Pahud, Musical Performance

Wednesday at 12 noon
Aimee Ladner and Paul Blaquiere: Musical Performance

Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
Martha Kelley and Maria Mahoney: Cha Cha Demo and Lesson

Friday at 12 noon
Nimol San: Jewelry Making Demo

Other featured artists and event organizers include Harry Brett, Nathan Cooper, Jon Hutton, Bernadette Levasseur, Odeh Kraskian, and Kelly Westerhouse.

For more information, contact Bernadette Levasseur.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.