This Month in the Art Gallery

This Month in the T. Ross Kelly Family Gallery... Dominic Killiany & Christine Shadic!

On the hanging displays:
Dominic Killiany is a 16 year old boy with Autism. He has been drawing and painting since age 4. He attends Nashoba Learning Group in Bedford, MA, a private school for children with autism. The art program at school fostered the beginnings of his raw talent. Dominic’s inspiration for acrylic painting is twofold. He began with paint by numbers of varying sizes in 2010. His attention to detail and line drawing comes from this source. Dominic googles original images from Leonid Afremov and composes his own interpretations. He breaks down “pixeled” color  spaces into “puzzle shapes” and counts shapes and mixes colors which are carefully balanced. Painting is a great source of self expression and positive self-esteem. He takes pride in his work and enjoys the praise from his teachers and family. Visit him online at


In the glass case:

Christine Shadic has been working in clay for over 30 years. She is currently working and teaching at Feet of Clay pottery in Brookline Village.

Christine’s work consists of both hand built and wheel thrown vessels with clean simple lines. She enjoys the effects she is able to achieve from the glazes breaking on the surface texture of the pots. Christine’s primary firing method is an electric kiln but she also loves to fire her pieces in salt, soda, gas and wood kilns when she is able to access them.

Christine’s greatest sense of accomplishment comes from knowing that her work might hold a special significance in someone’s life. Whether it’s a favorite mug used every morning for that first cup of coffee or a piece saved for special celebrations with family and friends, these pieces become an integral part of those events. Then she knows it was a job well done!

Christine hopes you enjoy this exhibit and you come visit her at Feet of Clay for Brookline Open Studios to see more of her work!