Tricia Hastings, one of our original Boston docents has joined our team in San Francisco. Tricia worked for Context Tours for six years doing tours at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Boston Public Library. She was also a docent for ten years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she did private and public tours in french and english. She has a special interest in the works of John Singer Sargent. Tricia holds a BA in French from Tufts University and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins. During the ten years she spent in London in the finance industry, Tricia enrolled in art history courses in London museums and at Christies. Slowly, a new career evolved. After years of bi-coastal living, Tricia has become an official Californian.
A native to the Bay Area, Justin Charles Hoover is a practicing visual art, curator and an avid student of Kung Fu. He holds bachelor degrees in Peace Studies and French Literature from Colgate University, a Master Degree in New Genres Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master Degree of Public Administration of International Management from the Middlebury Institute at Monterey. Since 2004 Hoover has worked as a museum curator and gallery director, developing communities and empowering audiences through exhibitions, public programs, festival and special events. These range from conventional white wall shows, to black box screenings, popup happenings and art in alternative contexts. Hoover has performed, curated, and exhibited at numerous venues around the world including the 2016 Sculpture Quadrenniale Riga, Latvia; 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale as an artist featured in the US Pavilion (Design Action for the Common Good); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art among other venues.
Stephen Albair is an artist and part-time college teacher of Art History and Design. He earned a BS in Education, an MA in Fine Art and an MFA in 3-D Design for Illinois State University and has worked in academia for over 25 years. He has held several positions as a visiting artist in many locations throughout the United States and Nova Scotia Canada. Originally from the East Coast, he moved to San Francisco 27 years ago from New York City, where he lived for 10 years. Stephen has traveled extensively spending much of his time in Asia where he has exhibits his artwork.
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