Somerville Open Studios

An audio postcard on two artists from Somerville Open Studios at the Loft. Stina Simmarano “I really like textures – I’ve been working with metallics and glitter a lot lately. I like things that have a little bit of depth. I like repetition I like just a lot of repetitive shapes and patterns. There’s a…

Somerville Guitar Co.

by Amanda Beland Nick Murphy is a luthier based in Somerville. He began working on and fixing friends’ guitars under the name Somerville Guitar Co. just about three years ago. Since then – through quality work, top notch social media-ing and word of mouth – his side hobby has evolved into a full-fledged, budding business. Check out his…

Thea Engst

It began with a name and ended with perspective.

Jenn Harrington

Jenn Harrington is a mover and a shaker in the Somerville arts and music scene. While she doesn’t produce records or make art, she’s widely regarded in many circles as a “connector”.

Mary Lewey and Her Wildlife Treasury

Behind Mary Lewey’s recent exhibit “Illustrated Wildlife Treasury” is a $5 flea market purchase and a stack of magazines headed for the trash.

Victoria Valente

Victoria Valente is a painter living in Everett, Massachusetts. She started painting and making art in her teens.

Lucia Pearl Jewelry

Lucia Perluck is the one woman band behind Lucia Pearl Jewelry, a Brooklyn-based freelance jewelry business. Although the company is a fairly new venture, Perluck’s been designing and building jewelry for close to a decade.

Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw’s passion for painting, drawing, knitting, designing and sculpting has evolved significantly into not only a career – but a life purpose.