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Find Time. Find Purpose. Find Yourself. Find Joy.
 

FEATURED ARTISTS

 
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NICOLE FICHERA

Nicole Fichera is an artist and designer with ten years of experience creating spaces to support entrepreneurs and creatives. She worked in high-end architecture and interior design before shifting her career into supporting the growth of Boston’s innovation economy through her work on programs like District Hall, the Autodesk BUILD Space and the City of Boston’s Innovation District initiative.

Nicole has extensive experience making creative projects come to life, and her production experience includes projects for Forbes, Autodesk, Starburst and more. Recently, Nicole has applied her experience in design and fabrication to create her first line of jewelry and lifestyle products, which will be showcased in the Hourglass space.

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ERIN ROBERTSON

Erin Robertson is an artist and fashion designer living and working in Boston. She is the winner of Project Runway Season 15 and the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America Teen Vogue Scholarship, and her work has been featured in Marie Claire, Nylon, Teen Vogue, Forbes, Elite Daily and more.

Erin also has extensive experience collaborating with researchers, cultural institutions and brands, including a piece designed with 3D printed fur in collaboration with Jifei Ou at the MIT Media Lab, curating events for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and custom merchandise design as well as styled video and photo content production for Perrier and Starburst.

DiRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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BECKY DONNER

Becky Donner's work focuses on creating new models of community and physical space to strengthen social fabric and economic development. Her experience spans placemaking, civic innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement, economic development, public-private partnerships, facilities management, privately owned public space, and more.

She is best known for her work as Director of District Hall, a civic gathering space for innovators and entrepreneurs — the first building of its kind. Currently based in Boston, MA, she is an amateur silversmith, a self-proclaimed "dog person", public art enthusiast, and a staunch and unwavering advocate for Oxford commas.

PHOTOGRAPHER
IN RESIDENCE

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ALLY SCHMALING

Ally Schmaling is a photographer living and working in Boston. Her vibrant, colorful work celebrates her subjects' uniqueness, prioritizing energy and joy over perfection.

Ally's clients include the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, theIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Isenberg Projects, Bumble & Bumble, AN_ERIN, OpenView Venture Partners, TrueMotion, and her work has been featured in Vogue Italia, the Improper Bostonian, and more. 

 


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