is a multi-media designer at Carter & Company Designs. She focuses on digital marketing such as website function, business branding & social media management. She works with small business owners and individuals to create an online image that conveys the appropriate message to generate more leads, contacts and sales. She helps clients understand the importance of a logo, business cards, letterhead and how to carry those tools over to online communication. Finally, she helps people navigate and take advantage of the abundance of free social media platforms to communicate with past and potential customers. She is an avid abstract and still-life painter, crafter, and photographer. She has an appreciation for all forms of art and stronglybelieves it plays an important role in the overall well-being of society.
received a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.F.A. in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. Michael has served on the faculty of the Wheeler, Dublin and Forman Schools as well as Northwestern Connecticut Community College and is Executive Director of Artwell Gallery. Much of Michael’s work is photo-based, and deals with cycles in nature and perceptions of time. He actively archives his own work and has extensively researched new methods for storage and retrieval. He is an expert in the digital documentation of artwork for online submission as well as an accomplished Photoshop user. He believes that as an artist, he should collect as many images as possible, much as an archaeologist collects objects, and then attempt to organize them in a way that reveals underlying purposes, patterns and motivations.
is lead designer and owner of PictureThisWEBCENTER in Torrington, CT. He is dedicated to the idea of being a contributing partner in the process of business development for all of his clients. interactivity, and depending on the ratios of each, creates an unlimited source of possibilities for creative productions. He believes that attractive designs and clever methods of engagement are the key to standing out in a world that is over-saturated by information and blanketed with delivery methods. He has expertise in all facets of web delivery including hosting, design, marketing, e-commerce and maintenance. He has a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and years of experience assisting small business owners and individuals create an effective web presence.
is the founder of Blue Horse Arts Studio located inWatertown, CT. Along with running a teaching studio, she is also theprimary curator for a creative research space called “Field Projects”.The Field Projects gallery is a parallel exhibition venue within the BlueHorse Arts and the JFoster Music Studios complex. The gallery currentlyhosts interdisciplinary visual art and music events either in real timeor through a virtual platform. The primary intent of “Field Projects” is to encourage a conception of nature as culture with works that engage, investigate or celebrate both our physical or metaphorical connections to the natural world. Ms. Grady has been involved with artist-run spaces in the past such as the Porter Street Artist Collective, which she founded in 2004, and 70 Bank Street Artists in Waterbury CT. The Porter Street Artists Collective has held well-attended annual open studios and invitational exhibits curated by Ms. Grady.