Rebecca O’Brien Pani
Rebecca O’Brien Pani has recently returned to Melrose, MA, where she grew up following twelve years designing, producing, managing, and executing high-end events based in New York City and Florence, Italy. Her junior year abroad with Sarah Lawrence College and her Italian heritage (Sardinian Dad) led to her 4-year permanence in Italy. She has a BA in studio art from UNH and a post graduate certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art. Most recently, she has spearheaded the Melrose Open Studio Tour Summer Art Markets and has volunteered at Follow Your Art, a community-based arts center in Melrose.
My personal art-making interests include collage, ceramics, quilt making and mixed media. I enjoy the “process” and find that the scraps leftover from all media become the most interesting components of new works. I have always been drawn to sewn elements and have hand stitched many details and words into my collaged pieces.