In 2006, local painter Lauren Boilini left the Midwest for graduate school in Baltimore, and she never left. She stayed to teach and become a part of the art community, and now is a painting and drawing instructor at MICA.
Boilini, 29, was born in Bloomington, Ind., moved to Missouri to attend Kansas City Art Institute, and now lives in Butcher's Hill. Her studio is at School 33 Art Center in Federal Hill, where she has been the artist-in-residence since September 2011. As artist-in-residence, Boilini happily donated a piece of her artwork to School 33's annual fundraiser, the Lotta Art Benefit, held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Silo Point. Lotta Art features a lottery-style drawing for pieces local artists have donated, and everyone who buys an art ticket is guaranteed to go home with artwork.
"It is super fun with lots of free food and booze!" Boilini said.
While she is now a solid part of the art scene in Baltimore, Boilini still remembers her Hoosiers, as we found out when she took the time to tell us about sushi in Fed Hill, her first visit to Nashville and more.
Worst pet peeve? When people don't know what a Hoosier is.