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AFH EpiCenter

100 West 2nd St.

Sept 26, 5-7pm, or by appointment only. Contact

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This month at Open Studio we proudly present "VOICE5"—a culminating exhibition featuring the inaugural cohort of our recently launched Artists Fellowship.

Six months ago, five independent artists—Amril Foster, Ayana Mack, Kevin Nguyen, Naijah "Nine" Garrett, and Michael Talbot—joined our Fellowship, and quickly became a collective voice tethered by a shared journey. 

"VOICE5" invites you to explore the intersection of art, identity, and social change through the eyes of these five visionary artists. Captivating themes of relationships, betrayal, cultural identity, intersectional human experiences, mythology and the story of self will enchant our gallery walls.

The exhibition is a testament to the power of creativity as a catalyst for personal growth, empowerment, and community engagement. The artwork on display transcends mere visual aesthetics—it carries the weight of individual narratives and collective aspirations.

Please join us at the opening night of "VOICE5," celebrating the process of creative expression and the boundless potential of the AFH Fellows!

Learn more about our Artists Fellowship, with the inaugural cohort kicked-off by renowned Boston Artist and AFH Co-Founder, Rob ‘ProBlak’ Gibbs, and the generous support of the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, in honor of Adele Fleet Bacow and Larry Bacow, with additional support from the 2021 New England Patriots Players' Social Justice Fund. 

AFH Artists For Humanity Artists Fellowship Cohort

From Top (L to R): Naijah "Nine" Garrett, Michael Talbot, Kevin Nguyen, Rob "ProBlak" Gibbs (Fellowship Mentor), Ayana Mack, Amril Foster, and Nicole Dubov (Fellowship and Alumni Coordinator).

Tours of our award-winning facility, where you will learn more about our mission, our commissioned projects, and the inspirational work created by our teen artists and designers, await you! Be ready to go behind-the-scenes and meet our inspiring teen artists and designers.

It's a full circle night—we hope to see you there!

AFH Open Studio images


Thank you to our supporters, including:

The Lynch Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Sustaining Grants - Cummings Foundation - Cummings Foundation
State Street
John Hancock - MLK Scholars
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Mass Cultural Council
The Wilson Sheehan Foundation
Wellington Management
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Ann Theodore Foundation
edvestors - Driving Change in Urban Schools