Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
For Immediate Release: September 13, 2007
Mayor Fiorentini Names Nancy Dale Richardson as Artist of the Month
Mayor James J. Fiorentini today named local artist Nancy Dale Richardson as Haverhill’s Artist of the Month for September/October. Fiorentini presented Richardson, a former Harvard Professor and Associate Dean of the Harvard Divinity School, with an official citation on Thursday, September 13, at his office in City Hall. Fiorentini said:
Originally from Virginia, Ms. Richardson has lived in Haverhill for almost 22 years. Her background is in campus ministry and she is ordained as a UCC minister. Ms. Richardson has her PhD from Boston University.She was Associate Dean at the Haverhill Divinity School for over 16 years and took up photography after retiring. She accreditsher recentwork in photography to her father’s loveof the medium,he was a man who always had a camera at his disposal.
Ms. Richardson began taking photographs on her summer vacations to Cape Hatteras and enjoyed capturing photographs of Great Blue Heron’s. Upon receiving a digital camera for retirement she became more actively involved in the art. Prior to her career in photography, Ms. Richardson helped form the Women’s Theological Center in Boston and is very actively involved in several aspects of volunteer work and social justice issues.
The Haverhill Artist of Month was created by Mayor Fiorentini to foster Haverhill’s thriving art community. Haverhill artists interested in being considered for Artist of the Month can submit copies of their work an artist’s statement to the Mayor’s Office.
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