A Forum and Luncheon: The ART of Collecting September 10 noon – 2pm
Sponsored by Boston Art Dealers Association (BADA) and Boston Sculptors Gallery (BSG)
Hosted by Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein @ BSG 486 Harrison Ave Boston MA
Join us for a discussion with collectors, galleries, critics and artists who shape the Boston art scene.
Learn how the panelists define value.
Toni Gaspard, Art Collector
Kalimah Muhammad, Member BSG
Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas, Art Collector, Member BADA
Leah Triplett Harrington, Senior Editor, Big Red and Shiny
Moderator: Donna Dodson
Arlette Kayafas, Director of Gallery Kayafas & Collector
Arlette Kayafas is the owner/director of Gallery Kayafas which opened in April of 2003. Her interest in art, primarily photography, was shaped by the collection she and her husband, Gus, began more than 48 years ago. Coming to the gallery as a collector, Kayafas only shows works that she would add to the collection. She describes collecting as a passion and "an addiction without a 12 step program"
Toni Gaspard, Community Relations Liaison and Art Collector
Toni has always appreciated the natural beauty and color around her. She has had the pleasure and privilege of visiting beautiful works of art, along with her husband in the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, the Musee Rodin, the Rijksmuseum and the Hermitage as well as wonderful museums in LA, SF, Boston, New York and DC.
Leah Triplett Harrington, Senior Editor Big Red and Shiny
Leah Triplett Harrington is a writer, editor, and independent curator focused on modern and contemporary art. She currently serves as senior editor of the non-profit contemporary art publication Big Red and Shiny, which was nominated for an International Association of Art Critics Award for best blog in 2014.
Kalimah Muhammad, Boston Sculptors Gallery Artist Member
Kalimah Muhammad is an interdisciplinary, American artist creating sculptures, drawings, texts, and installations. Her work investigates ideas of permanence, legacy, and the constructs of visual literacy. Muhammad has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions as well as two solo exhibitions in New England. She has been a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery since 2012.
Donna Dodson, Member BSG
Current solo work Zodiac, on display.
Donna Dodson is an American sculptor who has been honored with solo shows nationwide for her artwork. In addition her goddess sculptures have been exhibited internationally in sculpture parks and art museums. Dodson is a graduate of Wellesley College. Dodson enjoys public speaking, and has been a guest speaker at conferences and panels in museums and universities throughout North America.