Welcome to tovaspeter.com!

As an artist I have many jobs and wear many hats. A normal week for me might include leading a community mural project in a school, training teachers about how to use the art-making process as a tool for learning, painting a picnic table outside for others to enjoy, planning a collaborative art experience for a gala, making art with clients as an art therapist, AND creating my own art in my studio, and then it's only Tuesday! (Most likely, I am not using my time to update my website, thanks for your continued patience.) The common theme throughout all of my work is my belief that everything and everyone has an inherent beauty that will shine through when the time is taken to shift to a new perspective. 

Upcoming Events:

January 21
Gorse Mill Gallery Art Reception
3 pm - 5 pm

Join me to celebrate my solo art show in the Gorse Mill Gallery in Needham. The exhibit will feature my paintings on found wood from the past 15 years!

Note: this exhibit will be on view through February 12. Gallery is open Monday - Thursday 11 am - 5 pm and Friday 10 am - 4 pm, or by appointment.

March 6
JP Licks Art Reception
6:30 pm - 8 pm

Join me to celebrate my solo art show at the JP Licks in Brigham Circle, including new works inspired by ice cream flavors!

 

Other News:  

Disclaimer: Bear with me as some of my creations (my two young kids) are not allowing me to update my website as often as I would like....

* I'm now on Instagram! Follow me here

* I worked with over 130 middle school students whose artwork contributed to a large scale installation I created at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 

* I recently moved into a new art studio space in Needham. Check it out here.

* In 2018 I facilitated community projects at a Newton afterschool program, a Burlington residence for older adults, a Beverly school for students with moderate to severe special needs, and an intergenerational mural in Dedham.

* In the summer of 2017 I facilitated an international community mural project with over 50 Jewish and Arab participants in Northern Israel. Pics coming soon...

* In 2016-17 I worked as the artist-in-residence at three of the Justice Resource Institute's therapeutic schools in Massachusetts. Pics coming soon... 

* I completed painting another piano (my third!) for a festival in Boston in the fall of 2016. VIDEO: The Making of My Street Piano Previous painted pianos were on display in Boston in 2013 and in Newton in May 2016.

* Past projects include a collaborative art installation with older adults in Newton, an intergenerational mural with middle school students and older adults in Framingham, window displays in two Boston restaurants, facilitated art experiences at the MFA and at a corporate gala event, mural projects at summer camps and more... 

* AWARD! I was honored by being one of three people in the country identified as a future leader in the field of art and healing. Read more about my Arts & Healing Network Award here.

* VIDEOS! I was featured in a mini documentary about my painted piano. See a brief two minute teaser here and the full seven minute video here!

* BOOK! Photos of two of my community mural projects were recently selected in a nation-wide competition to be featured on the cover of a new Arts Management textbook! Book is now in print!!

* I have a private practice offering art therapy and mental health counseling services. Find out more here.

* Check out the organization I started called The MEM Project, reaching out to Jewish young adults in the Boston community and beyond.