"Expansion Of The Garden" showcases works by Michael Talbot initially displayed at Urbanica Gallery in Roxbury under the title "Warriors In The Garden," as well as new additions by collaborating artist Phoebe Warner as a means of expanding upon the original theme and concept. The body of work on display serves as an exploration and appreciation for individuals within our respective communities who often go unnoticed or underappreciated, while highlighting and focusing on the importance of practicing awareness of self and others. For the opening, Sean Webster (Copper Collective) will be hosting an introductory mindfulness session/demonstration that will incorporate healing through art, connection, and various other mindfulness practices such as breath work, movement, and meditation. Designed to help individuals connect with themselves and others, set intentions, chakra alignment, and experience healing in a collective way.
Michael Talbot: Growing up in Jamaica, Michael had always had a strong desire to inspire and speak to others through art. In 2012 he left his home country to live in the United States and began pursuing his artistic dreams doing Illustration, Graphic Design, and Animation, and has since been working as a Boston-based Freelance Artist on a wide range of projects, murals, exhibitions, and showcases.
Phoebe Warner (Pheebz) is a Boston-based interdisciplinary and community-engaged artist focused on the word CULTIVATE. They believe art is meant to feed the communities we live in- to stimulate our minds, to tell our stories, to send messages, to celebrate, and to commemorate. PHEEBZ shares a collaborative space at Humphreys Street Studios, and they are also co-founder of Crazypants Art LLC, Haus of Hussle, and a contributor to many Boston-based organizations and non-profits.
Sean Webster is a cultural organizer and urban sustainability advocate dedicated to building a more equitable world. He recognizes the vital role of artists in promoting social and environmental justice and strives to create spaces that amplify and connect Boston's creative communities. As the founder of Copper Collective, Sean promotes spatial justice through collaborative, meaningful projects that empower artists and visionaries to shape a more united and sustainable future. At the core of his vision is the recognition that collective healing is essential to social and environmental justice, and he strives to curate spaces that promote well-being, connection, and transformation.