Meet our supporters: Madge Evers
Known for her unique spore prints, artist Madge Evers first joined ArtsWorcester in 2016 as a way to showcase her work. Immediately, she was taken aback by how supportive and welcoming the community was. “It is amazing how open the artists in Worcester have been to me. Worcester is very welcoming and ArtsWorcester is so supportive of artists.”
In addition to contributing as an active member of ArtsWorcester, Evers also regularly gives to the Annual Fund. This gesture speaks volumes to the gratitude and appreciation she feels towards ArtsWorcester, and her desire to be part of providing the organization the funding it needs.
Evers remarks that the sense of community fostered through ArtsWorcester was something entirely new to her. “As an artist, I am a little isolated where I live, I’m not established, I’m older, but when I go to ArtsWorcester I feel connected. [I have] artist friends and it’s really, really nice. The business workshops have helped me grow and connect with other artists.”
Since joining, Evers has been experimenting with her innovative spore prints, recently utilizing stencils, leaves, plants, and ferns. Her newest work can be viewed at the Worcester Center for Crafts, Black Birch Vineyard, the Payson Gallery in Easthampton, and the Arnold Arboretum in late 2021.
Although Evers lives one hour away, she cites ArtsWorcester as the hub of her artistic community. “There’s not a lot in western Massachusetts that is similar to [ArtsWorcester]. The arts scene in Worcester is not limited to people in Worcester county. It’s so welcoming here that it’s easy to be authentic [and there’s] so much potential for the future.”
Click here to learn more about the different ways to give to ArtsWorcester. We thank Madge for her artwork and her support over the years!
Interview conducted by Anya Kohan, ArtsWorcester Gallery Staff.