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Meet Big Igniter Kate Gilbert

Posted 10/26/2016

During the weeks leading up to Big in Boston on November 12, we will be recognizing our Big Igniters. These are women who are creating a better Boston for the next generation. Like Big Sister Boston, these women embody the vision of a community in which every child has access to the care and support they need to thrive.

Meet Kate Gilbert, the fourth of our Big Igniters who will be recognized in the weeks leading up to Big in Boston on November 12. Kate is igniting change as an artist, activist, and curator, who believes that art is a catalyst for transformation. Kate’s artwork employs humor, simulation, and meditative observation to question objects of comfort, our consumptive behaviors, and our collective fears. It then suggests alternatives. In 2015 she founded Now + There, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to delivering impactful, accessible, and temporary public artworks that give voice to the community in Greater Boston.