Just at the edge of Ward 3 on Cottage Street resides one of New Bedford’s most prominent artists and educators – Lori Bradley.
She is an Adjunct Professor in the Art Department at Bridgewater State University. She’s also an accomplished artist who has shown at galleries throughout the region (and beyond) and even in Ward 3 – at the summer outdoor art exhibition, Maps & Legends at Haskell Public Gardens, 787 Shawmut Avenue. (Her full biography and list of professional accomplishments can be found on her website.)
Bradley explores the natural world in her work. Her canvases pop with color and pattern exploring the flora and fauna of Southern New England.
You can catch her work on display this coming November – in another part of New Bedford. Ward 2 – at 88 Hatch Street, the address of Hatch Street Studios.
On Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017, Lori Bradley will have her studio open to visitors on the second floor of the four story building as part of the Hatch Street Open Studios Tour and Holiday Sale.
It’s free and open to the public and will, in total, showcase some 50+ artists throughout the building. (Find out more here.)
If you’re coming from #NBW3, be sure to say “hello” to your neighbor, Lori Bradley in Studio 211. You may discover that you already “know” her; Lori is a familiar presence on neighborhood streets walking her beloved rescue dogs.
She’s even penned and illustrated a book. “Dogs Are Better Than People” the story of one woman’s transformation from armchair sympathizer to animal activist. It’s been featured at the New Bedford Bookfest, where the photo above was taken – and can be found on Amazon.com here.