The SCATV Art Gallery

Show Title: New Heroes by Liz LaManche
Artist Statement: This collection of portraits celebrates people I know and admire for being truly themselves. My heroes are the ones who are not afraid to be genuine, and make the world a more fun and interesting place– also doing the emotional work that lets others feel safer being their own weird selves too. When we feel safe to be our genuine selves in all our diversity, we can relate to others genuinely and without fear. This is part of what can save the world. Therefore, the nonconformists, artists, queers, performers, unique individuals and risk-takers are my heroes, whose small acts of representation and fun can create big ripples and have great effects.

Some of the portraits are done in a colorful, expressionist painting style, others in a stylized “gypsy punk” pen and ink style, others are drawings heavily digitized for an anime or comic book feel. Working in a range of styles lets me experiment and also suit the look to the subject.

Liz LaManche is a public artist and multimedia artist best known for creating large installations and murals around Boston and Somerville. Her website is

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Location and Gallery Hours

The SCATV Gallery is located at 90 Union Square, Somerville, MA. The SCATV Gallery is open during SCATV hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday Noon to 10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and closed Sunday and Holidays.

Want to Showcase your Artwork at SCATV?

Art at SCATV is a community production featuring local Somerville artists. Somerville artists interested in appearing as guest on ART AT SCATV and exhibitor in the SCATV Gallery should contact Janet Cormier, Program Host and Gallery Curator or Erica Jones, Director of Membership & Outreach at SCATV at (617) 628 – 8826.