Meet the Team
Program Manager & Dancer
Lillian P. H. Kology
Carolina Prieto is a Latin dance choreographer and performer. As a movement artist she is dedicated to improving community health through the arts. When she is not teaching youth, adults and seniors, Carolina can be found painting or planning her next community engagement project!
Named a "one-woman dynamo" by the Boston Globe, Maria is a percussion performer and educator passionate about bringing rhythm, joy, and positive energy to the community through music. www.mariafinkelmeier.com
Instagram: @mariafinkperc & @improvaday
A multi-talented dancer, singer, MC/poet, percussionist, activist, educator and entrepreneur, Lady Pabon finds divinity in herself and others through artistic expression. Born and raised in Boston, MA, Lady is from a family of performers and educators and at a young age, she learned to play the congas, sing and dance Bomba, Plena, Salsa, R&B, and Hip Hop, amongst other genres. Utilizing her multiple artistic talents, she has performed, trained and taught locally, nationally and internationally, throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta,Washington, DC, California, Havana, Cuba; Antioquia, Colombia; Holland and Puerto Rico. www.reverbnation.com/ladyenchantress.
Kalamu Kieta is a Boston based artist and community organizer. Born and raised in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, his work in both arenas reflects connections to community and to the interconnectedness of all. An artist since childhood, Kalamu works in a variety of mediums, including pencil, wood, and pixels. As an organizer, he focuses on addressing issues of disparity. His work can be viewed on Instagram or in the neighborhoods of Boston.
Sam Jones is an Irish dancer who has been active in the Boston Irish Trad music and dance scene for the last five years. Culture, performance, and community have been strong themes for her both artistically and academically. After studying classical music in college, Sam moved to Boston to study ethnomusicology at Boston University where she focused her studies on improvisatory Irish dancing with live music in public spaces. There are few dance spaces in Boston that allow percussive dance, so she along with three other dancers who reside in JP/Roxbury are excited for the opportunities provided by the CityPOP Egleston program!
Samantha has been writing for a couple years now ever since high school. Most of my work has to do with biblical references and religion and how that impacts the black community psyche as well as pieces on women empowerment and the development of personal growth and leading a satisfactory/purposeful life. I love to give whatever I feel my audience needs at that moment. I believe that poetry and spoken word creates an atmosphere in which people can truly relate to what is being said and can provoke a certain emotion to encourage people to really think about certain issues that we're not always as comfortable to discuss during casual, everyday conversations.
Neil Horsky is a Boston-based community artist, educator, musician, writer and amateur people’s art historian who works to cultivate creativity and solidarity among the young and young at heart. He is a longtime contributor to the Boston Compass independent arts & culture newspaper and member of the non-profit BRAIN Arts Organization. Horsky has produced interactive public art installations for cultural festivals and has exhibited artwork in galleries and museums. He has developed courses, led workshops, and delivered lectures for a variety of Boston education institutions, community centers and community-based non-profits, including UMass Boston, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Urbano Project, Old South Meeting House, Haley House, Community Art Center and Spontaneous Celebrations.
Matt has been an avid fan of poetry since his childhood in the 1980's, and used it as a life saver during his tumultuous adolescence of the 1990's. Matt began to share his poetry and encourage others to use it as a coping tool in his career field as a youth development professional from the early 2000's to present day. Today, Matt is still learning and teaching poetry in schools & communities. Matt is founding member of Boston S.O.U.P. Society Of Urban Poetry collective, organizer of the “Critical Breakdown” Open Mic Series, & supporter of peaceful causes everywhere. www.mistahparker.com
Nate Tucker: Percussionist/Drummer for American Repertory Theater’s Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Finding Neverland, and The Tempest. Mr. Tucker also works with many other theater companies, dance companies, and occasionally even a circus, including the Signature Theater, Public Displays of Motion, Danza Organica, and Bindlestiff Family Circus. As a composer, Mr. Tucker has composed and designed for Finish Line and Much Ado About Nothing with Boston Theater Company. Mr. Tucker is the Music Director and Composer for Mt. Auburn Cemetery’s A Glimpse Beyond and can be heard with the world-renowned contemporary music ensemble, Juventas, as core percussionist, as well as pop and world music groups such as Flamenco Boston. Mr. Tucker’s interests are in exploring the gap between contemporary, pop and world music. Album Off Grid available on iTunes, DVD copy with music videos of entire album and more info at www.NateTuckerMusic.com
Lillian P. H. Kology is a sculptor living and working in Boston MA. She holds a BFA from Montserrat College of Art, and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She currently teaches at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA and works with Azra Aksamija of MIT as a textiles expert. She has shown at the Peabody Essex Museum in conjunction with the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the Boston Convention Center, UMass Amherst's Union Gallery, the Marblehead Arts Association, the Cambridge Arts Association, and Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Originally from the Catskill Mountains of New York, she cut her teeth making sculpture from clay torn from the creek bed in her back yard and holding the end of her architect father's tape measure at job sites. Her studio practice now explores symbolic and physical relationships between bodies, and domestic objects and spaces. www.lillianphk.com
Charli Herrington is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Boston area. Her work examines childhood memories, inheritance and familial relationships through drawing, printmaking, glass, photography, painting, fibers and found objects. Through events such as Figment Boston and Art Week Boston she has led workshops on printmaking and mail art. Charli currently works at an art studio collectively run by artists, for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. www.charliherrington.com
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