Alex Sewell, 22 and a Lynn native, is in his final semester as a painting major at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Sewell originally enrolled as a marketing major at UMass Lowell, but he transferred to MassArt after a year to pursue his passion for painting.
After not receiving the nomination for MassArt's Yale/Norfolk award a few days before, Sewell picks himself up and heads to Yes.Oui.Si., a small, local gallery to discuss an art show he'd like to put on. (Courtney Sacco, Feb. 25)
Sewell's idea of putting together a large show featuring one or two pieces from a bunch of different artists received a positive response from Yes.Oui.Si. Now, his challenge is to find several artists that he likes to include in the show (Courtney Sacco, Feb. 25)
On his quest to find some new artists, Sewell first heads to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He finds himself in a woodworking studio, talking to one of the only artists that he can find in the building on a Saturday afternoon. (Courtney Sacco, Feb. 25)
Sewell waits outside a classroom full of painters. He's interested to see the differences in style between SMFA painting students and MassArt painting students, like himself. (Courtney Sacco, Feb. 25)
Sewell speaks to another young artist at SMFA. (Courtney Sacco, Feb. 25)
'A Year ‘Til Life Starts' is an ongoing series of photo essays following Boston-area college seniors as they prepare to graduate this spring.
About Courtney -- As a photojournalist and documentary photographer, I'm always looking for a story to tell through photos. Originally from a small town called Ardsley in Westchester, N.Y., I moved to Boston in 2006 for school and never left.
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