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Back to the Grind… In Boston.

Back to the Grind

I never thought I would reconsider going back to Grad school. I had such an awful first time experience and I had come to the conclusion that it wasn’t for me. However, I kept teaching part time as an adjunct, and it wasn’t until I realized how much my students motivated me to continue my own work, that I reconsidering going that route. My supervisors at CSUSM, continually pushed me and explained to me, that I couldn’t move forward in my teaching career if I didn’t finish my degree. But I also discovered, I wasn’t moving forward with my own work because I didn’t get the full experience of Graduate school. So here I was rebuilding a portfolio and reapplying to programs. I found two that I felt suited me and my situation. UCSD and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I wanted a program that I could dive into, but work from home because of my daughter and work as an adjunct. I found Mass Art by just googling the internet. I already knew of UCSD because it was local. After researching, Mass Art was the program for me, just had to figure out how I was going to get there. There program is an intense 3 year program, with 3 Summer- 6 week residency and online classes and mentorship in the Fall and Spring. Its a called a low-residency program. For those of you who know me well, the attention span in class is very very minimal and I like to create on my own. This program was also perfect for me because it allowed me to be home with Savannah. As you can see, I applied, had a Skype interview anddddd long behold, I am here and I got in. I was like oh crap! Here I come Boston!

The first week, was overwhelming with moving into the dorms, meeting everyone and reviews. My reviews actually went pretty well despite how scared I was. Being back in a dorm situation is also a little funny too. But the other woman in the dorm with me are fantastic! They are all third year and have such an abundance of information. I enjoy the program most because of the interdisciplinary aspect of the program. Everyone has so much wonderful work and concepts, that its exciting to see on a daily basis! I love it. I love being surrounded by so many wonderful experienced artist. Below, I have listed a few of them and hope to continue to add more as time goes on.

My biggest goal for the summer is to really experiment with my hands and find a different way to show my prints. I grow so tiresome of just posting them on a big white wall. I have a paper making class, printmaking workshop, Graduate studio drawing class and Graduate seminar class. I look forward to keep you posted on this new journey and experience!

I really want to thank my loved ones for supporting me. I couldn’t be here without the full support. I grow homesick a little now and then, especially because its summer in Cali, but I love the new journey I am on.

Here are some fun photos from getting lost around the city.

Check out these artist and more to come:

William Chambers 

william-chambers.com

williamchambersstudio@gmail.com
Ashley Normal 

www.ashleynormal.com

Stephanie Wagner

https://vimeo.com/stephanieawagner

http://stephaniewagnersincrementalshaping.org

Colleen Pearce

colleenpearceart.com

Sara Wichterman

sarawichterman.com

Rebecca Barsi

mrsbbarsi.tumblr.com

Deborah Gray

deborahgraystudio.com

Facebook.com/debstinybookshop

Freedom Baird

http://freedombaird.com/

By diBenedetto Photography

At diBenedetto Photography, Nancy's extensive artistic experience allows her to bring together imagination, creativity and insight in such a way that creates compelling photography. The San Diego Photographers goal is to capture each unique event like no other photographer.

Whether the occasion is a glorious wedding, family portraits, a new born infant, or boudoir Nancy promises to bring your vision to life by creating an unforgettable event with the utmost attention to detail and professionalism, as one of the best San Diego Photographers.

"Show me what you strive to create and I will bring your vision to life." - Nancy C. diBenedetto

Nancy C. diBenedetto is the Principal Owner at diBenedetto Photography based out of San diego. As a 10 year veteran in the photography industry, Nancy captures her clients most important memories with a natural, documentary style all her own.

Her experience comes from military as a San Diego Navy combat digital photographer as well as working in the hospitality industry. She received her BA in Visual and Performing Arts from CSUSM and is pursuing an MFA at SDSU, in San Diego, California.

As a gifted photographer she can visually conceptualize an event. She is dedicated to helping others by capturing special memories during the most important moments of their lives.

diBenedetto Photography was born while Nancy was living in New Orleans and extended her photography skills to San Diego. Her love for the south helped develop her artistic sensibilities. Bringing a sense of southern hospitality to her work, Nancy's style is deeply personal and working with her is extremely comfortable.

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