J E S S I C A F U R T A D O
W R I T E R & P H O T O G R A P H E R
On Exhibition: February 17-25
Artist Reception: Friday, February 24, 6-9pm
Art Up Front Street, Exeter, NH
FLORAL FIXATION, the first mixed media exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist, Jessica Furtado features a colorful exploration of personal identity. Jessica's works bring together photography, paint, and dried flowers to tell stories of transformation & womanhood through self-portraiture. Much like the natural elements featured in the work, this exhibition examines how we retain our pasts while continuously being reshaped by time & experience. Jessica's work, both delicate and bold, attempts to capture what it is to be human in a world that grows increasingly chaotic and hungry for a return to nature.
Please join us to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments during the artist reception on Friday, February 24 from 6-9pm. Reception is free & open to the public.
Regular gallery hours for exhibition viewing from February 17-25: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm.
JESS OF ALL TRADES
I am excited to announce the launch of Jess of All Trades! Studio now open at Art Up Front Street in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Jess of All Trades offers photography, visual art, and creative assistance. As a photographer, I specialize in portraits, artistic flatlays, and documenting the processes of artists and innovators. As a visual artist, I incorporate photography, painting, and collage to create an eye-catching body of work that revels in color, detail, and storytelling. In my role as a creative assistant, I help fellow artists and entrepreneurs to tell their stories and authentically showcase their brand through photography, social media support, & marketing.
Additionally, I offer creative collage workshops for libraries, schools, and small events.
BRINGING ART & COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Firsthand: A Portrait Project to Close the Distance brings humanity & connection to social distancing by capturing each participant’s unique experience of the pandemic. In June 2020, Jessica worked as Artist-in-Residence at The Switchboard in Haverhill, capturing the city's architecture & community as the backdrop to each portrait.
The project's next chapter, Second Nature: Portraits of Resilience took place in 2022, with portraits captured throughout the summer. This exhibition was on display at Cogswell ArtSpace in Haverhill, MA from October - December 2022, with a reception on October 22nd. Thank you to all who supported this project!
Second Nature is supported by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as the Mass Cultural Council Cultural Districts program.