Special Events

The Art of Change A R E A Karen DeTemple

A R E A 

In 2019, The Art of Change brought together an intimate group of art patrons to experience an evening of art and meditation at A R E A’s space in Boston’s South End. To start the evening, the space’s Founder, A. David Guerra, gave a tour of the new solo exhibition of Camille Altay’s work, This Place is a Message. Following this, our Co-Founder Karen DeTemple led the group in a guided meditation that reflected on metta or loving kindness.

A R E A is an interdisciplinary space created to celebrate art, design and architecture that showcases local and international artists and designers. Through multiple spaces and formats, they are combining gallery exhibitions with interactive and engaging experiences to stimulate conversation and to spark novel ideas.

Photography: Karen DeTemple by Nicole Polletta

The Art of Change CHANEL Boston Nicole Polletta


In 2018, The Art of Change brought together an intimate group of art and fashion patrons to experience an evening of art and artistry at CHANEL Boston. We chose a theme that celebrated Mademoiselle Chanel’s lucky number: 5. To start the evening, our Co-Founder Nicole Polletta gave a tour of five pieces that she had selected from the boutique's contemporary art collection, curated by architect Peter Marino. Chanel's Director then gave a tour of five pieces from the latest ready-to-wear collection and five pieces from the new accessories collection.

Designer, visionary, artist, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel reinvented fashion by transcending its conventions, creating an uncomplicated luxury that changed women’s lives forever. She followed no rules, epitomizing the very modern values of freedom, passion and feminine elegance. CHANEL continues, after almost a century, to inspire women of all ages all over the world with its timeless modernity.

Photography: Nicole Polletta by Karen DeTemple

The Art of Change Duckie Brown Nicole Polletta


In 2018, The Art of Change and Midnight Sun brought together an intimate group from the art, fashion, and media worlds to experience an evening at Duckie Brown’s new shop in New York City’s West Village. Duckie Brown’s Daniel Silver and Steven Cox previewed a selection of their new and vintage pieces, and artist Chloe Horseman previewed her new, curated group exhibition, just like riding a bike, with all of the featured artists present.

Duckie Brown is designer menswear for people. Their collection can be found at their shop, by appointment. 

Photography: Steven Cox, Nicole Polletta and Daniel Silver by Eric White