Holly Ewald

Holly Ewald is a visual artist who blends studio work and community engagement bringing interdisciplinary partners and the public together to explore, research and celebrate less recognized places. In 2018 the Providence Public Library accepted her 10-year project UPP Arts into the RI Special Collections and Ewald has returned to studio work inspired by that project’s focus – Mashapaug Pond, in Providence. She served as a Community Fellow at Brown’s Public Humanities Program from 2014 – 2021 after co-teaching an oral history for three semesters at Brown with Anne Valk. Twenty-five years of teaching in public, private and community settings has given her a strong foundation in using the arts to enable less acknowledged voices to be heard. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her art and community work, including the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities from the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, an Honor Award from the Tomaquag Museum, the Environmental Achievement Award from Save the Bay and the Education Award from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission.

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