Roundup: Current and former community members pursue their passions

by Beth Melo on August 16, 2016

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Above: Recent stories by local media reveal that a movie in theaters was launched by a former Southborough student and encaustic art is being created by a current resident working in her home studio. (image right from Catherine M. Weber’s Facebook page)

Some stories I missed in the media recently take a look at the careers of three current and former Southborough residents/students. Each is pursuing a passion.

Southborough’s Dumont chasing coaching dream at Coastal Carolina – Southborough Wicked Local:

Although he didn’t play collegiate football after graduating from Algonquin in 2009, Dumont always knew he wanted to coach at a high level. After getting his feet wet at the high school ranks, he went on to join the Worcester State coaching staff before making the transition to his current position at Coastal Carolina University. (read more)

Local comic and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia blends heart and humor in ‘Don’t Think Twice’ – The Enterprise:

“Don’t Think Twice,” a new film he wrote and directed, focuses on improv, and stars [St. Mark’s School alum Mike Birbiglia], along with a cast of both improv and traditional comic actors. It tells – in an almost documentary style but in actuality, tightly scripted form – the story of a struggling improvisation troupe in New York, and what happens when one of its members hits the big time, leaving the rest of them to keep struggling. (read more)

Southborough artist masters the ancient art of encaustic painting – Community Advocate

Southborough artist Catherine Weber is a fascinated by encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, in which pigments are added to heated beeswax and painted on a surface. . .

With a pancake griddle, electric skillet, Hake art brushes, and an assortment of measuring cups, frying pans and loaf pans, Weber creates her art in a studio behind her home. (read more)


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