OUR CURRENT ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE,
ALSO KNOWN AS VISIONARIES
For more information on types of visionaries and how to apply to be one, click below.
the timeless crane
Deb Argueta is one of those rare people who let her passion of paper folding and mobiles become a thriving business. Her mission to capture the imagination and put beauty into the world has been recognized by not only her loyal customer base...but her work has also been featured in a Gerber commercial, a feature length film, and even a Marvel movie! She is also a published author.
freelance artist, teacher
Veronica is gifted in every art form she touches. Her portfolio of talent is bursting (literally).Veronica is experienced in everything from ink to block printing and all that goes between. Stay tuned for workshops, showings, and more from this beautiful soul.
freelance artist, graphic designer
Anastasia is an interdisciplinary artist and graphic designer. Her creatively saturated out-of-the-box childhood living on a boat...ignited an early passion for wanderlust. She specializes in brand identity, publication, creative direction and consulting, and photography - with room for experimentation. She's a co-founder of Apatite Collective and is currently freelancing. She has over ten years of corporate and freelance experience in a lead designer and art director role, but her passion is partnering with small businesses to create visual identities that help make their businesses thrive.
graphic designer and community organizer
Nicole Melone is a freelance graphic designer and community organizer. A Clinton native, she's a co-founder of Apatite Collective and the Maybarton Community Garden. Additionally, she ran the highly successful New England VegFest at the DCU Center for the past three years. She values the timeless concepts of her Scandinavian heritage that relies on community and sustainability.
Cheryl Hughes is a multi-passionate artist with incredible work in surface design, oil, water color, and acrylics. She has a colorful journey of Irish festivals, art shows, and paint nights. Stay tuned for workshops and events.
Bev McCarthy isn’t just a creative storm...she’s a whole weather system. She has endured a successful corporate career while simultaneously expanding her love of the arts into the jewelry world by pursuing the age old art of glass beadmaking (lampworking) and metalsmithing. She has earned numerous design awards for art, jewelry, and glass beads including a series bead on exhibit in Kobe Lampwork Museum in Kobe, Japan. She is a published artisan, has taught Lampwork, Precious Metal Clay, and jewelry making throughout the country. She is currently a teaching artist passionate about sharing creativity with every age and skill level.
Milton & Denice Marquez
Pastor and PHYSICAL therapist
Milton and Denice Marquez moved to the area from California in 2015. Milton is a pastor with over 20 years experience working with children, youth, and families. Denice is a Physical Therapist, currently working in Leominster. Denice has a passion for helping people find relief from physical pain. Milton loves to help people solve problems and to live the best life possible.
Milton has joined us a Resident Visionary and Denice has joined us an Independent Visionary.
We are thrilled to announce Rhonda from Coffeelands as one of our Independent Visionaries. Rhonda has a unique and powerful vision to change the world through fair trade, eco-sustainability, education, and love. We want to empower her with her revolution! We will be networking with her to bring great coffee, music, community, art, and a larger education of the Coffeelands to Clinton.
Cottage Home Forest School
We are so excited to partner with Melissa Morgan and her Forest Home School as one of our Independent/Transient Visionaries. Melissa believes that education is losing touch with creativity and nature and that the current system is sterile and over demanding. She has a very successful private Forest School in Berrien Springs, MI with a waiting list. The Co-Lab is partnering with her to bring the general population “Forest School in a Box” for home, private, and public educators use. Stay tuned for updates and her workshops.
Independent Visionary Dustan Cook is one of the reasons that we love what we do. Dustan has twin girls...much more than a job to hold. Cook transforms visions into reality with his carpentry. From custom farm tables, princess bunk beds, to playhouse chicken coops...there isn't anything he can't do. He puts his heart into his work and it shows.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Dustan.
Fast twitch media
Dan Thibeault is an independent content creator in the podcasting space and believes that stories bring us together. And when crafted without agendas, they transcend differences in cultural background, gender and political persuasion. Dan strives to create messages that go beyond the dysphoria of current society and offer a welcome change from the rampant nonsense that popular media pushes on us. He is a consultant helping others learn the creative and technical aspects of recording, editing and publishing their own independent content.
Donna Pioli is a Boston area artist, specializing in ceramics for over ten years. Donna’s trademarks include playful and feminine sculptural additions to her pieces. Her pottery and ceramic jewelry are hand-crafted, functional pieces.
Donna appreciates that the nature of her work sometimes yields unexpected, yet remarkable features that may occur in the firing process. You can find her continuing to sculpt, wheel-throw, and teach at Three Match Creations, Inc. in Clinton, MA.
Song Writer and Musician
Edyn-Mae Stevenson is a young writer and musician, as well as a radio host and music manager at Classical 90.5 WSMC. Her nine-year long battle with depression and mental illness has equipped her with a plethora of songs and a story to tell about the struggles she’s had and the lessons she’s learned from them. Now she dedicates her time to sharing those songs in the hopes that they will make someone else’s journey a little easier.