Photo exhibit highlights the Bay State’s multicultural landscape

From Wicked Local Falmouth, and Falmouth Bulletin, September 7, 2015 By Rachael Devaney FALMOUTH Mark Chester’s photography exhibit, “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape,” shows Massachusetts residents that it’s a small world, after all. In the last four years, Chester has taken 300 portraits of naturalized U.S. citizens of the Commonwealth — who represent 178 countries […]

Malden High School presents portraits exhibit by Mark Chester

Wicked Local Malden, and Malden Observer, September 25, 2015 MALDEN Malden High School will host an exhibit of portraits by Mark Chester titled “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape – Photographs of New Americans,” which displays more than 300 newly naturalized U.S. citizens, all of whom are residents of the Commonwealth. General viewing is available […]

Photographer Mark Chester offers moving display of 300 newly-naturalized U.S. citizens

Malden Advocate, September 30, 2015 Malden High School proudly presents “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape – Photographs of New Americans.”This exhibit of inspirational portraits by nationally known photographer Mark Chester offers a moving display of more than 300 newly-naturalized U.S. citizens, all of whom are residents of the Commonwealth. “Mark Chester’s book captures the […]

Photographer ties the world together in Massachusetts

WORCESTER – If every picture tells a story, veteran photographer Mark Chester can tell some interesting stories about the photos making up his latest project, “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans.” So far, Mr. Chester has taken photographs of about 350 people from 170 countries or territories who are now American […]

Crocodile River Music Sets Off Fireworks

By Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independant “Can anyone tell me what this is called?” asked Issa Coulibaly, hoisting his hollow and hefty drum high enough for the audience to see it. He turned it slowly at his waist, taut ropes shifting at its sides. A small but steady voice rose from the middle of the […]

Worcester groups pitch transportation solutions, look for backers

by Worcester Business Journal Online Article and Photo by SAM BONACCI Michelle Sheppard, a creator of Secret City Interactive, explains the application that allows smartphones to act as a virtual guide to Worcester by displaying historical and event information. Seven groups pitched transportation solutions to Worcester investors and collaborators Thursday night in the culmination of […]

Incubator teams to unveil transportation solutions for Worcester

Written by Joshua Lyford Joyce Kressler, director of the Worcester Incubator for Innovation, addresses the crowd at Union Station. The Art of Science Learning’s Worcester Incubator for Innovation has unveiled the urban transportation plans of its seven member teams Union Station. The city was selected alongside Chicago and San Diego as host incubators through a […]

Crocodile River Music Family Show & African Drumming Workshop

Natick Patch Crocodile River Music Family Show & African Drumming Workshop at TCAN This Sunday! Performance: 2pm; Workshop: 4pm. Details @natickarts.org. Sunday, September 21, 2014 – Clinton-based African music organization, Crocodile River Music, will be presenting an African drumming concert and workshop at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). This event will feature African […]

African music at Weston school

MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA You could hear the drumming as soon as you walked into Country School on a recent Friday morning. The classroom of visual arts teacher Colleen Lucas had been miraculously transformed into a dance and music studio, and her second-grade students were moving to the beat! Lucas and her colleague at […]

Crocodile River Music to move to Worcester

By Kärin Radock SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM & GAZETTE CLINTON — Crocodile River Music, which partnered with the Gallery of African Art in 2012, will be relocating to Worcester to work more closely with African Community Education, which provides educational support to refugees and immigrants.”Last year we did about $10,000 worth of work with them […]