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Art & Culture

Meet the Artist: Joe Banda

“Community is everything to me as an artist. I’ve gained so much more in my career by reaching out and being friendly with my peers rather than pushing them away and trying to outdo them.”

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A Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World

A nice perk of being a writer and journalist is the opportunity to check things out before they are headlines. That happened last week when I got a preview of the Whaling Museum’s restored 1,275 foot long “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.” Originally painted around 1850, it was lost in an…

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Meet Tracy Barbosa – Artist

When contemplating a blog post about Tracy Barbosa, it’s easy to recall all her work as what I call a Creative Activist in the City of New Bedford. Throughout the city and beyond, Barbosa is well-known for her dedication to using art as a tool of civic engagement and urban renewal. But to do that…

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Happy birthday to a New Bedford icon

April 18 is Timothy Ellis Cole’s birthday. We here at Groundwork! wish him an especially “Happy Birthday” – because his roots run so deep with us we consider the artist a New Bedford icon. Why? Because Tim’s very first mural was especially created for Groundwork! It runs along our kitchen wall. In a bit of…

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