Meet Amanda Maffei, our 2015 Artist in Residence
Margret and H.A. Rey Center 2015 Artist-in-Residence
Waterville Valley, NH - The Margret and H.A. Rey Center has named musician, singer and songwriter Amanda Maffei as its 2015 Artist-in-Residence.
Maffei, an established performer and educator, wrote and produced the song Run Boston Strong, a commemoration of the tragic bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon. She is a multi-instrumentalist, a winner of Acoustic Café’s Songwriting Award, and host of MZz BZz MuZe TiMe, a children’s’ TV pilot based on six of her original songs and stories. In addition to performing, Amanda has taught music in public and private schools, from elementary through senior high school, in Massachusetts.
Maffei graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she majored in Music, and went on to earn a teaching certificate in music at Lowell. She received a Masters Degree in Education from Boson College, Chestnut Hill.
The Curious George Cottage Artist Residency is open to professional and emerging artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts, and provides an opportunity to pursue and share art, and the artistic process in the inspirational setting of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This year’s residency runs from August 17th to the 31st.
Through each Artist-in-Residence, students and community members are encouraged to understand the role of the artist in contemporary society, to engage in the creative process, and to think critically about the arts by attending public programs such as workshops, performances, presentations and exhibits, and by interacting with the artist during open studio hours.
This annual residency is supported through the generosity of Ms. Lay Lee Ong and The Curious George Foundation, which provides a $5000 stipend to one artist each year.
For information about events surrounding Amanda’s residency contact The Rey Center at 603/236-3308 or online at www.thereycenter.org