Just as God created each of us, we are invited to co-create with God throughout our lives. This may be why God gave people the gifts of creativity, artistic talent, and a passion for making art. The arts council helps make Trinity church a place where those who have been created as artists in the world may showcase their work, and where the whole community can benefit by having access to great art. New art shows are installed every few months in our parish hall and adjoining hallways. Art can be viewed Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm, and on Fridays after 12 Noon to 5 pm, as well as following church services on Sundays. Please use the River Street entrance.
Cindy Cuba Clements Artist Statement
My art serves as an emotional diary. Sometimes the expression is raw and palatable, laid out on the canvas, exposing my inner core like an open book. Other times it is contained, packaged tidily in geometric abstractions or meditative blocks of color.
I am very affected by the political climate of today. Rage, frustration and fear have been constant companions over the two years. I even set my art work aside for some time to engage politically. However, I found the need to return to the retreat of my studio, to express the intensity of my emotion and also find a place to set it aside. I have thus vacillated wildly between abstract expressionism and minimalism, between work that is keeping the emotion between the lines and letting it out. Much of the time my work contains elements of each: if you look closely you can see the journey on the canvas, how I found the need to reign in expression that became too fraught, or how I needed to find a release in work that was too contained.
Cindy Cuba Clements is an abstract artist living in Newton, MA. She primarily identifies as a painter, yet incorporates mixed media into her work and increasingly experiments with sculptural elements. Cindy is a passionate, expressive artist: her work communicates her emotions through gesture, line, form and color.
Originally from New York, Cindy loved art from the time she was a little girl. She took art classes while growing up and though her school years and spent much time in her beloved art museums in New York City. Her artistic inclinations, however, took a back seat to other pursuits. She became an attorney, practicing in New York and then Boston, until she retired to raise a family. Cindy later returned to the arts, which she committed to fervently.
Cindy has studied and collaborated with many local artists and teachers and shown her work in group and solo shows in numerous locations throughout New England. She has also engaged as an arts advocate, serving for seven years as a councilmember of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She feels quite strongly about the value the arts bring to our communities.
You can see Cindy’s work on her website at www.cindycubaclements.com and follow her Instagram account: cindyclementsart.