Amy Parker – Graphic Design, 2011

Amy Parker
(Graphic Design, 2011) will be a contestant in the 2014 Pixels of Fury contest sponsored by AIGA Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 7 – 10:00 pm.

AmyParker“AIGA sponsors “Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament” hosted by Shutterstock. Through a live competition, each contestant is challenged to create inspiring posters at breakneck speed. Under the gaze of local superstar judges, the pressure is on to answer the big design challenge: Whose inspiration shines brightest?”

Head over to EventBrite to grab free tickets and go cheer for Amy!

2011 – Andrea Dabrila

1000510_10200593520100715_469236618_nAndrea Dabrila – 2011 (Fine Arts) made her curatorial debut this month at Boston’s Gallery NAGA. Andrea interned at NAGA during her senior year and assisted at the gallery part-time after graduation. When the associate director position opened up, Andrea was recruited for the job. She works along side NAGA’s director to manage both the business of running a gallery and the curation of monthly exhibitions. In addition to managing the roster of artists represented by NAGA, Andrea helps program a new back gallery space, used to show unaffiliated artists.

Gallery NAGA

67 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116


Beck­on­ing the eye, and the whole body
The Boston Globe

September 11, 2013

ARTery: Furniture Meets Optical Illusion | Radio Boston
September 26, 2013

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Nick DiStefano and Kristen Freitas at Atlantic Works

Alumni Nick DiStefano (Graphic Design) and Kristen Freitas (Fine Arts) are showing new work at the Atlantic Works Gallery.


Through & Through: Inlaying, penetrating to the other side, carving, cutting; making images more durable; so they do not easily wear off.

Concepts of identity and personality, specifically the different personas that we can choose, adorn, or project. Those presentations can be fragile, ghosts of words and images appear, only to dissolve as they are glimpsed and new impressions are made. Like finding a new place, they suck you in driving to search deeper to learn more. New layers highlight words and images, signaling pauses and turns in the narrative. They act as masks, both revealing and hiding. The process makes each representation removed from the original image so that the mask takes over. The mask confronts us. Confrontation and intimacy are an important aid in releasing, uncovering, and discovering who we are and who we can be.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 3rd, 6-9 PM

Third Thursday Reception & Reading: Thursday, September 19th, 6-9 PM

Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 2-6 PM

Atlantic Works Gallery
80 Border Street, Top Floor, Boston, MA


2007 – Sarah Mattern

Sarah Mattern – 2007 (Interior Design) will be showing her watercolors in a group exhibition “Paintings of Italy” this September at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, MA. The Sarah Mattern Ponte Vecchioexhibit will showcase work created by a group of local artists during a trip to Cortona Italy in 2012. Join Sarah for an opening reception featuring music from a local harpist and Ventian glassblower Emilio Santini on Saturday, September 7 from 5-8 pm. Sarah recently moved to New Hampshire where she is “enjoying the natural environment and artistic endeavors in photography, painting, and Interior Design Consulting.” Get in touch with Sarah at sarah.mattern(at)

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2008 – Kate St Laurent

classnoteKate (Springfield) St Lauren – 2008 (Interior Design) emailed to let us know that she has a new job at Cannon Design. Kate has joined the Lighting Design Studio, which supports Cannon’s fourteen offices nationally and internationally. Kate has joined the School of Art & Design part-time faculty as a lighting design instructor. Get in touch with Kate at kstlaurent(at)

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2009 – Maria Galante

classnoteMaria Galante – 2009 (Graphic Design) emailed to let us know about her new web project The site features stories about people who are doing good in the world. Maria is currently seeking stories, email your good news to story(at)

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1969 – Coral Moon Lewis

classnoteSunflower sets   intensionCoral Moon Lewis – 1969 (Advertising Design) wrote to let us know her paintings are included in a juried exhibit organized by the West Valley Arts Council at the Surprize, AZ town hall. Get in touch with Coral at clewis(at)

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Barbara McInnis Koyutis

classnoteBarabara McInnis Koyutis, wrote with fond memories of her days commuting to NESA from Lowell, MA with pals Lindy Foye, Grace MacKensie, David Towell and Kevin Moran. While a student in the 60’s Barbara’s passion was painting oil portraits. After a 30-year hiatus, Barbara recently picked up painting again completing this wonderful portrait of her grandsons. Of her recent painting endeavors Barbara wrote, “…once I picked up the brush and smelled the oil paints, I got right to it. The eyes might be ‘dimmer’, but the hand is still steady.” You can reach Barbara at bkoyutis(at)


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1984 – Maria Pappas

classnoteMaria (Duridas) Pappas – 1984 (Graphic Design) wrote in the say that she was a “happy and grateful graduate of NESAD.” Since graduating in 1984 Maria worked at multiple firms around Boston as a designer and creative director. Twelve years ago Maria started her own full-service Graphic Design firm, Maria Pappas Design. One of Maria’s triplet sons is a junior at Suffolk double majoring in Theater and Communications. Get in touch with Maria at mpappasdesign(at)

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