For artists and creators, life begins at the end of their comfort zone. Maybe that’s why art moves us beyond the routine of everyday life. Because we feel that creators stretch towards us trying to say something, even if it’s just to enjoy the moment. Or be intrigued or be moved.
Interior designer Kate Marker lives this dynamic every day. She is presented with a blank canvas from a client and then does her magic. She has her own color palette, an integral part of her brand. She has her time-tested rules, and then learns what the client’s desires are. And she charts a course to meet them halfway with a creation that is space transformed, with a unique and beautiful outcome every time.
We are delighted to introduce you to Kate Marker and the amazing things she has accomplished. We’re proud to call her ‘one of us’ here in Barrington. It will be great fun to see how she grows her brand and business.
In this issue we feature seven Barrington High School seniors whose fine arts training in school has helped them figure out their futures and prepared them for the next step. Barrington 220 Fine Arts district-wide director, Brigid Tileston, shares her insights on how the pandemic affected these arts students with a surprising outcome.
Meet representatives from five local nonprofits who have been granted needed funds to keep their operations running. The Barrington Area Community Foundation has been an anchor of good in our community for over 20 years. Hear from Grant Committee Co-Chairs Robin Kelleher and Noreen Gallagher on the progress they’ve made in helping those who help us all and keep our quality of life in top shape.
Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to my colleagues at the Barrington Cultural Commission. We’ve been together for about 12 years now as a behind-the-scenes team to develop, host, and feature all things arts and culture. Our mission is to help grow Barrington into a cultural hub. Today, we welcome accomplished artists like Rachel Barton Pine to perform at Barrington’s White House, national and local leaders at the annual Town Warming, and so much more.