Kenny Mascary was recently named the first-ever Community Partnerships Manager for Now + There, a Boston-based nonprofit that brings temporary, site-specific public art to all of the citys neighborhoods.
Having a strong background with mission-driven organizations, Mascary will work with the Now + There team to expand the organizations reach and community impact, developing community-based relationships through public art projects. cGrowing up in Haiti, public art was mostly seen as art that happened, but no one knew where it came from, said Mascary. What always captured my attention was the size of the art, it couldnt be ignored. Or how it meant something significant.
Mascary holds a bachelors degree from Northeastern University in Boston and received certifications from Beats, Rhymes and Life and the Healing Arts Institute. "I am thrilled to join the expanding team at Now + There, said Mascary who lives in Boston. I look forward to seeing the impact our work will have on local communities in Boston and building connections with organizations throughout the city.
Now + Theres Executive Director Kate Gilbert said: "We are delighted to welcome Kenny to the team as his work with the local community will help Now + There expand its reach. This is a critical time for public art throughout the city so having Kenny spearhead key partnerships with local organizations could not come at a better time.
Here is a conversation between Mascary and Now + Theres Curator Leah Triplett Harrington: https://www.nowandthere.org/blog/2021/5/27/introducing-our-new-community-partnership-manager-kenny-mascary