Chase Ceglie is a twenty-four-year-old musician and saxophonist from Newport, RI. Developing his musical ability at a young age, Chase became involved in the music community of Rhode Island. In high school he was selected in the Rhode Island All-State ensembles, performing at the Newport Jazz Festival. Chase is a 2017 graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston where he received a B.M. in Professional Music with a focus in Composition and Saxophone Performance. While studying at Berklee, he tutored students in the fields of jazz and classical theory along with ear training. Chase is currently living in Rhode Island where he is an Adjunct Faculty member of Salve Regina University and the Music Director of the Firehouse Theater. Since 2016, Chase has been building a following by performing, recording, and producing his own original music.
HARRY GOULD HARVEY, IV
Harry Gould Harvey is an artist living and working in Fall River, Mass. Harvey is a Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1991. Their work was featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the CAC Brétigny and the Motel.
#harrygouldharveyiv @harrygouldharveyiv / www.harrygouldharvey4.com
Halfstudio is a Portuguese lettering and sign painting studio established by Mariana Branco (b. 1986) and Emanuel Barreira (b. 1986), which develops projects in various creative fields, always with lettering as the central element. Their visual language is characterized by three-dimensional letters and dynamic layouts with striking messages and vibrant colors. In their murals and urban art interventions, the message is always inspired by the community where the work will be placed. The duo has been showcasing their work in exhibitions and urban art festivals both in Portugal and internationally.
#halfstudio / @halfstudiosigns / www.halfstudio.net
Fado Bicha is an artivist project, created in 2017 by Lila Fadista and João Caçador. They draw inspiration from the early XIX century's underground settings when fado was sung in brothels and cheap taverns and was the free expression of the morally and economically outcast. Using fado as a versatile tool, Fado Bicha gives voice to the LGBTI community's narratives in Portugal. It is a political project of representation that questions social and artistic barriers based on subverting heteronormativity.
From a very early age, Gaspar Varela wished to learn how to play the Portuguese guitar to accompany his great-grandmother, the Fado singer Celeste Rodrigues. At just seven years old, he achieved this dream under his teacher and mentor's guidance, the guitar player Paulo Parreira. Gaspar has already participated in three albums, "Saudade do Futuro", "Brincar aos Fados" and "Vozes de Amália." At 15 years old, Gaspar was the youngest guitarist to have a sold-out concert at the renowned concert hall CCB in Lisbon. Madonna invited him to be part of her Madame X Tour, where he played with her band for the past year.
Gustavo Ciríaco is a Brazilian choreographer and multimedia artist based between Lisbon and Rio. He has over the years developed a multiform body of work that dwells between visual theatre and conceptual dance, passing by live exhibitions and site-responsive works where architecture, landscape, and fiction meet in conversational performances. His works have been presented worldwide. In 2020, Ciríaco starts his new creation, Covered by the Sky, a collection of interactive installations around landscape experiences lived by artists of an authorial spatial poetics.
#gustavociriaco @gustavoxciriaco www.gustavociria.co
The project Lavoisier was built from the inner need to make music. Whether it is sung in Portuguese or English, it doesn’t matter since the principal purpose is to fulfill our first instinct: music. Lavoisier is a Portuguese couple influenced by each other and the whole world of sensations that music can bring along. While sharing the same spirit of the Tropicalistas, Michel Giacometti, and Fernando Lopes Graça, they head towards their musical expression, with no fears and no preconceptions about anything.
#lavoisier / @la_vai_o_ze / www.whoislavoisier.com
He is the singularity of viola da terra: the viola of the two hearts, the sister of the braguesa, the viola of the Azores par excellence. He is one of the most talented Azorean musicians of the present time. Professor, musical director, cultural producer, composer, and writer, he is the instrument's main living force. He has performed in the nine islands of the Azores, nationally and internationally, in the most varied formations. "Origins" is his first moving and memorable record, followed by "Parallel 38" in 2014, and "Relheiras" in 2017.
#rafaelcarvalho @rafa_azores / Rafael Carvalho
Ricardo Rocha is an awarded Portuguese guitar player and composer. He picked up the guitar when at eight and performed throughout his teens with countless Fado ensembles – a genre from which he has cut himself loose. Ricardo wrote his first pieces for solo Portuguese guitar in 1994 and has since created a body of work influenced by serial, late-romantic, impressionist, and minimalist practices. His three solo recordings - Voluptuária (2003), Luminismo (2010), and Resplandecente (2014) won numerous recognitions and awards. Ricardo resumed public performance in 2017, after a six-year hiatus, and is currently composing sets of preludes for the Portuguese guitar.
Tracey Cockrell is the 2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth. An interdisciplinary artist who synthesizes sculpture, experimental music, and linguistic theory, Cockrell frequently collaborates with other artists, writers, and musicians to compose with invented musical instruments. This coming year, Cockrell will focus gathering field recordings through “Sounding Lines”—exploratory listening walks—for her ongoing research at the confluence of sound and vision. For more visit:
#traceycockrell / www.traceycockrell.com
Tracy Barbosa began working with glass in 1997 at Mass College of Art in Boston. After graduation, she worked with the world-renowned architectural glass artist, John Lewis, assisting with such glass marvels as the OK City Memorial, and One World Trade, NY. Today, Barbosa is the co-owner of Duende Glass, L.L.C., in New Bedford, MA, and is heavily involved in community art projects. Barbosa’s Azorean heritage, along with her admiration for craftsmanship, greatly influences her artwork. Her artistic process uses painstaking layers of transparent color mixed with various images such as post-industrial architecture, urban sprawl, colorful flora, and fauna, to create a delicate narrative addressing age, sensuality, and transcendence.
#tracybarbosa @tracysbarbosa / www.tsilvabarbosa.com
WSDIA is a contemporary design studio that translates clients’ needs into dynamic visual systems at multiple scales. These solutions take the form of branding, strategy, spatial, environmental, print, interactive, or motion projects. Their name, WeShouldDoItAll, is simply an intention. They feel designers should not be constrained to a singular expertise.
They oscillate between accomplished commercial clients, established public institutions, social impact initiatives, and the more off-center and boutique—allowing they to preserve their dynamic nature and avoid getting locked into a singular area of expertise or client type. This provides an edge that is apply to all challenges, as different industries are constantly overlapping and inspiring one another.
WSDIA has been nationally and internationally recognized through various awards and publications, including the ArchDaily ‘Building of the Year (2018), Interior Architecture Category’ for Nike’s NYHQ project. Along with Art Directors Club Young Guns 5 award, Event Design Awards, Type Directors Club, Creative Review Magazine, and AIGA National.
#wsdia #wewshoulddoitall @weshouldoitall / www.wsdia.com