City of Beverly Artist in Residence

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City of Beverly Artist in Residence


MAPC's Arts and Culture Department is supporting the City of Beverly's pilot Artist-in-Residence program.

Artist team "Zooguu," comprised of Jennifer Gubicza and Brian Gubicza, were selected as the City's first Artists-in-Residence through a competitive Call for Artists issued in June 2021. The pair specialize in imaginative fiber arts, soft sculpture, illustration, and paper cut art.

MAPC is supporting city staff with artist selection and program management; to document and evaluate the program's impacts; and to find resources for funding and staffing a permanent Artist-in-Residence program.


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The Residency

September 2021 to October 31, 2021

285 Cabot Street (the temporarily-closed Chianti Restaurant)

Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zooguu will be provided with a monthly stipend through the end of the residency, as well as studio space in the Beverly Arts District at no cost. The residency will consist of three parts:


Beverly's Creature Quest: Hunt for Jen's unique fiber art sculptures in local businesses!


Storefront: Storefront at 285 Cabot Street will showcase artists' work and be a gathering space for community art making.


Community Art Quilt: Brian will design and Jen will sew a community art quilt celebrating Beverly, using fabric art made by community members.