What does hope look like? Tap into your sources of light with local artist and educator Chanel Thervil. In 2016, Thervil created the community-inspired sculpture, EMERGENCE: What does hope look like?, while an Artist Resident at the Boston Center for The Arts. Thervil invited passersby “to contemplate ideas of aspiration and optimism” and her sculpture continued to evolve out of conversations with neighbors and friends. Thervil will speak about this work and lead us through a sculpture workshop where we create a “Hope Chest” based on our own ideas of hope and those we glean from our community, family and friends.
Chanel Thervil is a Haitian American artist and educator obsessed with all things art, community, and history. While Miami born and Brooklyn raised, she’s currently Boston based. She believes that all of the sights and sounds from places she’s been can be found in the juxtaposition of colors, shapes, and materials she uses to create her art. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Pace University and a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She’s been making a splash in the city via her educational collaborations, public art, and residencies with institutions like The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The DeCordova Museum, The Urbano Project, and The Harvard Ed Portal. Her work has been featured by PBS Kids, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Bay State Banner, WBUR’s ARTery, and Hyperallergic.