Breathe Life Gala

Arts Festival


SSAC Presents: Breathe Life: Our Festival Preview Gala
Featuring: Rob 'ProBlak' Gibbs,

Artist-in-Residence, MFA

Co-Founder of Artists For Humanity

Thursday, June 16
7:00 - 10:00 PM with VIP HOUR from 6:00-7:00 pm


Our Breathe Life Gala will deliver on its name by offering a breath of fresh air to the typical fundraiser. Enjoy a delicious tasting menu from the best restaurants south of Boston, an open bar, and a high octane dance party curated by the fabulous HipShot Band.

Follow the magic red carpet on Cohasset Common under a marquee tent and find yourself transported to an urban landscape filled with larger-than-life murals. Meet Rob 'ProBlak' Gibbs, the artist behind the iconic Breathe Life series commissioned by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Gibbs will talk about his creative journey as youth artist, mentor and co-founder of Artists For Humanity, his work as MFA's Artist-in-Residence and the genesis behind his Breathe Life murals.


SSAC Arts Festival




Breathe Life Co-Chairs:
Frank Neer

Wendy Badia

Mark Tosi

Host Committee:
Howie Altholtz

Karen Alstadt

Ginny Awbery

Jim Burke

Karin Cassel

David Cucinotta

Christine Cunning

Motoko Deane

Jeannie deMurias

William Earon

Jay FitzGibbons

Phyllis Godwin

Tom Hamilton

Patrice Maye

Tracey Merrill

Judy Neer

Chris Rifkin

Laurie Roth

Stephen Sheffield

Tricia Stone

Erin Sunday

Mariann Tosi

Liz Townsend

Jennifer Willms

About South Shore Art Center

A non-profit organization formed in 1954, South Shore Art Center is dedicated to enriching the communities south of Boston by fostering an understanding and appre­ciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and educa­tion. In addition to a nationally-recognized exhibition program, the Art Center offers courses and workshops for adults and children, and enrichment programs to area schools.


Massachusetts Cultural Council

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Funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Councils' Festivals Program



Contact Patrice Maye, Executive Director,