Apothecary Artists are:
Chelsea is a New England photographer who creates magic in the ordinary by bringing together people, places, and props in unconventional poses and settings. The results are hauntingly beautiful black and white and color photographs that can be simultaneously innocent, beautiful, and dark. Born in the Berkshires, Chelsea is an explorer who is constantly challenging herself with new surroundings and experiences, and brings a sense of adventure to all that she does. Chelsea teaches photography to children, relishing their remarkable and daring creativity and gives them a safe outlet behind their cameras. She has a Master’s Degree from Simmons College in Education/ Intensive Special Needs. She has shown her work regionally and internationally, including at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, Galetea Fine Art, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Saxonville Studios, Framingham Art on the Trails and The Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition for Women Photographers in Barcelona, Spain.
Patrick is a painter who lives in Southborough, MA. His work incorporates utility buildings, figures, and landscapes to tell stories of man’s impact on the natural world, and the emotional states of dissonance that are created. He says: “I show ways we don’t fit perfectly in nature, seeking beauty through an untidy lens.” Patrick began working in acrylic and mixed media in 2017 before switching to oil painting in 2020. His work has been shown at ArtsWorcester, Cambridge Art Association, Newburyport Art Association, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, and Post Road Art Center in Marlborough. His work, Boston Warehouse, won Best in Acrylic at Newburyport Art Association’s annual Regional Juried show in 2019. His site-specific installation, Rainbow Wall, won First Prize in Southborough’s Art on The Trails exhibition in 2019.
Catherine is an award-winning poet and artist, community organizer, and digital marketing consultant with a passion for the arts, education, and the environment. Among her many roles she is founder and program director of Art On The Trails, she teaches art, marketing, and technology skills regionally, shows her work nationally, and organizes community programs and events locally. She is a charter member of New England Wax, a professional group of artists who paint with wax, and a member of the Southborough Cultural Council. She was raised in upstate New York, Indiana, and Connecticut and now lives in Southborough, Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Communications from Emerson College and an MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Learn more at catherinemweber.com.
Emily Van Nort
Emily van Nort, as a 20 year resident of Southborough, is a creator, teacher, facilitator and community organizer. Her work as a teacher, potter, painter, web and print designer have allowed her to explore a variety of mediums over the years in a relaxed organic way. She has been seen at the Primarily Potters sales at HCA, SOWA, Danforth Museum School, Southborough Arts Center and other regional events. In Southborough her work can be seen at the tile installation project at Woodward School (funded by an LCC grant through the Southborough Arts Council) and the SOLF “No Spray” signs. Growing up as a daughter of a working artist, her life has always included creating, observing and experiencing art. A lover of history, place and all things lost and magical she ties these threads together in her art and is very excited to be working with Apothecary Artists and Gallery.