Artist Directory

We are a community of artists of all disciplines.  We aim to provide mutual support, share information, and present a collective voice for the arts in Arlington, MA. To find out more, contact co-organizers Lidia Kenig-Scher and Kimberly Harding at or visit us on Facebook.

We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, from noon to 2:30 in even months and from 6:30 to 9:00 in odd months. We meet in member’s homes & at local art venues, begin with 30 min. for networking around a bagged meal, then have a presentation or a show and tell, and a business meeting.

Name Art Form Website
Anne Black Classical Musician (viola, violin)

Visual Artist (photography, painting, mixed media, digital art, jewelry)

Art instructor
Laurie Bogdan Collages using vintage papers and maps
Jessie Brown Poetry, including teaching, performance & interdisciplinary and public art projects
Gwen Chasan Watercolors, acrylics and inks, website design & implementation, teaching
Hazel Dean Davis French Horn Performer and teacher
Sara Egan Acrylic painting, hand-made paintbrushes and objects
Anne and Christopher Ellinger Interactive story theater
Cathy Garnett Visual artist-watercolors & acrylic; printmaker and teacher
Nancy Gray Poet, with a movie script about kids she taught long ago, makes “Collage in a Box,” and has plans for a children’s book about cell and microwave towers.
Kimberley Harding Basketry and Fibers

Becky Holmes-Farley Photography/Digital Art/Mixed Media
Lidia Kenig-Scher Intuitive and spiritually conceived mixed media artworks and sacred paintings
Laura Kiesel Writer-literary journalism, essays, memoirs, short and long-term fiction. Teaching faculty at Grub Street
Pinal Maniar Textiles-Dyeing, printing weaving and embroidery and teaching
Karen L. McCarthy visual artist specializing in collage constructions; various surface design techniques
Margaret Moody Puppeteer, performing and teaching mainly for children
Aneleise Ruggles Mixed Media artist, Educator, and Arts Administration professional
Scott Samenfeld Musician, Musical Genres: Swing, Bebop, Post Bop, Avant Guard, Free Jazz, Brazilian, Latin. Bands: Muse Stew and Sounds of Swing Orchestra-a 16 piece big band musical ensemble. Instruments: Guitar, Upright Bass, Piano and Keyboards, Ancient Oboes, Wood Flutes, Percussion Instruments from around the world.
Marina Strauss Visual artist, Expressive Art Therapist, Well-being and community facilitator
Seyyide Sultan Dance performer, instructor and coach. Middle Eastern dance and Argentine tango
Emile Tobenfeld Photography, Drawing, Dance
Kim Triedman Collage/Mixed media