Expressions Art Bar is a culmination of our dreams...
Mary studied Art Education at Boston University and Framingham State. She also studied Art Leadership at Plymouth State. Mary has worked as an art teacher for a private school for over 12 years and as an art teacher for 15 years. Two years ago she started a mobile paint and sip business the same time she got pregnant with her second son. Her husband Justin, an accountant for a Commercial Real Estate company, was very supportive of her passion and encouraged the idea of entepreneurship.
After completing another degree in graduate school, working full time, managing two boys and running a business on the side, Mary and her husband Justin took a vacation in Maui. After attending a paint and sip party with and attending a business bootcamp, and hitting the pause button. They took a moment to evaluate their dreams, passions and goals for their family. Upon return, Mary resigned from her job, closed the side business and reopened as Expressions Art Bar. They are thrilled to be doing a business in their quaint town of Southborough and spending more time with the boys. The workspace is a fun filled environment that shares a good time with our friends and neighbors.
Justin & Mary during their trip to Maui
MEET THE TEAM!
Cara studied art at the Art Institute of Boston. Upon graduation taught design at the Art Institute for several years then was a freelance graphic designer before settling in Hopkinton to raise her three children. After working part time at a bakery and a coffee shop while sending her three kids off to college, Cara is thrilled to be getting back into the art scene and painting again. You can find her chatting up a storm, dancing to tunes or wearing bright colors.
Cassy lives on Crystal Spring Farm with her boyfriend and they are working hard to revive the land which is not only his business but their livelihood. She is an avid appreciator of art, loves bold and bright colors, and expresses her love of other's beautiful designs with gorgeous tattoos. Cassy has a Bachelors in developmental psychology and is a trained American Sign Language/English interpreter. She works with special needs children during the day and is thrilled to join the team at night as a bartender and a party ‘terp. She is available to facilitate ASL communication upon request.
Kassandra is a Southborough native who was a competitive swimmer as a child but always loved the arts. She graduated this year from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. While she studied Studio Art & Teaching, her love is in Art Therapy. Kassandra interned for several years at a children’s hospital doing art therapy activities. Kassandra taught herself to play acoustic guitar, loves gardening and considers herself a contemporary painter. She is excited to be back home and sharing her love of art with the local community.
Laurie is a Southborough resident who grew up in Western Mass, took up ballet for many years and studied art at Skidmore College. She worked in the budget office before taking time to raise her two beautiful daughters. She spends her free time drawing and sells her Zentangle artwork at various craft fairs around the state. She loves long walks, spending time with her family and friends, and you can always hear her laughter across the room. Laurie is also available for Zentangle parties and workshops
Samantha always loved the creative arts and fashion as a child and kept herself busy with cheerleading and digital photography. After attending high school in Framingham she became a licensed hairdresser and also works at a frame shop. Samantha spent some time traveling, taking pictures, living in Sunny California, and is happy to be back on the East Coast near her family. Samantha often travels to people's homes and special events for hair appointments and her absolute favorite is making brides feel beautiful on their wedding day. She is thrilled to be painting again and just loves the social scene. She is available for American Sign Language events and parties.