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Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe Street
A regional arts center in Hopkinton offering classes, exhibits, performances and workshops in art, music, theater, dance, film, and photography.
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Who We Are
Kris Waldman, Artistic Director
is both an artist and manager.
has extensive experience in recruiting, hiring and managing artistic teams.
She served as Executive Director of the Cultural Arts Alliance, where she was instrumental in its merger to create the HCA.
Her management and art direction experience includes 15 years with the interdisciplinary design firm, Sasaki Associates as art director, department manager and a graphic designer.
She has a BA from Dickinson College, Certificate in Graphic Design from Mass College of Art, an MA from Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and has participated in the Leadership MetroWest Academy.
She currently is the Artistic Director for the HCA.
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discovered a passion for teaching in 2008 when she
won a Mass. Cultural Council
(MCC) grant to develop an art program for GWArc
, an organization in Waltham that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
was thrilled to observe the level of engagement and excitement in these students, particularly in individuals who were ordinarily very withdrawn.
received the MCC Gold Star Award for the program and initiated a similar one in her
current community of Hopkinton.
has since taught in public schools, art centers and college.
By encouraging students to explore a broad array of concepts and techniques in art making, Kris hopes to aid students in building critical thinking and problem-solving skills, develop self expression and nurture self-confidence.
Previously, Kris worked as an award-winning Senior Designer and Art Director for over 20 years.
She then joined the Hopkinton Center for the Arts as Artistic Director and Art Teacher.
She holds a BA with honors from Dickinson College, a Certificate in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art, and an MFA from the College of Art & Design at Lesley University.
She is Massachusetts Art Teacher Certified for grades K to 12.
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Kris Waldman, Artistic Director Hopkinton Center for the Arts
We have regularly seen vibrant and ...
We have regularly seen vibrant and engaging photographs being submitted to our other exhibits, and so I wanted to celebrate these artists and their medium in this concentrated show, said Kris Waldman, artistic director of the HCA.
Waldmansaid that the responding interest from artists was encouraging.