Throughout the day on the 14th, stop by and visit our LEGO play space. All too often in an academic setting creativity is investigated formally through talks and publications. In keeping with the spirit of the Art Technology Psyche II unconference at Arts@29 Garden St., we want to bring a focus on the innovating role […]
Since its founding in 2010, Bess has been the Program Manager of Arts @ 29 Garden, Harvard’s first interdisciplinary curricular art-making space. As Program Manager, Bess collaborates with faculty, students and visiting artists to produce a variety of creative and experimental productions, exhibitions, and other types of arts related and academic programming. Some programs produced by Arts @ 29 Garden include the January Arts Intensives, the Senior-in-Residence Program, Salon @ 29 G, and many other highly collaborative programs such as the Art, Tech, Psyche symposium.
Before coming to Harvard, Bess produced and managed public programs and concerts at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and prior to that produced courses and public programs at the Boston Museum of Science.
Bess also worked at the City of Somerville’s Arts Council, where she was part of the team that curated and produced the ArtsUnion program, a cultural economic development project that produces programs for the community of Union Square, Somerville, including arts festivals and celebrations, outdoor film festivals, art markets, performances, art installation and musical performances.
As an independent arts producer and curator, Bess is currently curating a community-sourced exhibition at the Somerville Museum. For this exhibition, she is gathering the prized possessions of the people of the city of Somerville to create a large-scale installation exhibition opening in fall 2018. As an artist and performer, Bess is also part of the performance art collective Excavate (http://besspaupeck.wixsite.com/excavate)
Bess holds an MA in Public Humanities from Brown University, a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard University Extension School, a graduate certificate in museum studies from Tufts University, and a BA from George Washington University in American Studies, Fine Art and Art History.