October Artist of the Month

Methuen Artist’s Work on Display in the Mayor’s Office

Mayor William M. Manzi has named Pilar Quintana as October’s Artist of the Month. Pilar Quintana graduated from Bradford College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Arts. In the visual arts, she favors painting, black pastel or charcoal, and photography. She also enjoys songwriting and performed with the alternative band Pride of Wolves in the 1990s. Since then, Pilar has acted in several Harvard University theatre productions and worked in various capacities on independent short films, most notably as an actor and musical score composer. A budding poet, she recently joined the Methuen based Grey Court Poets. She has also recently become a member of the Methuen based Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley.

When she’s not working on her art and writing, Pilar can be found at her brothers’ company, Quintana Supply, in Haverhill, and at home in Methuen with her “partner-in-crime,” Isabel, and their three dogs and three cats.

Mayor Manzi stated, “Pilar is one of the many multi-talented artists working and living in our community. It is an honor to display her artwork. I encourage people to come to my office and view her paintings.”

The Methuen Artist of the Month Program was created by Mayor Manzi three years ago in order to give members of the Methuen Arts Community a forum to display their work and to encourage participation in Methuen’s growing creative economy. Methuen artists interested in being considered for Artist of the Month should contact the Mayor’s Office.

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