Each month, we feature a friend of Castle Square to highlight our vibrant community. This month we learn about Susan Collings, Executive Director of The Art Connection:
1) For our community members, what kind of work does The Art Connection do?
The Art Connection increases public access to original art by placing art in social service organizations in Greater Boston, providing opportunities to experience art for those individuals who may not often had access to it.
2) How long have you been involved with The Art Connection, and what is your favorite part of working there?
I was offered the Executive Director position seven years ago and started working at The Art Connection in September, 2010. I love our mission of making sure art is available to all by increasing access to original artwork.
3) If you could share one thing about yourself with the Castle Square community, what would it be? I love that CSTO selected to display my photograph China Style from my 2012 trip to China. I love seeing it when I take the “art tour” at CSTO! It is the photo of two women in beautifully embroidered purple jackets with intriguing expressions on their faces.