(Cotuit, Massachusetts) The Cahoon Museum of American Art kicks off its program season on April 10 from 8:00-9:00pm with a live Zoom conversation, Material Considerations in Contemporary Art, featuring artists Cicely Carew, Juan Escobedo, and Loretta Park. In this engaging presentation, the artists will share insights into their creative practices and how they work with found and discarded materials in making their art. The discussion will be moderated by the Cahoon Museum Education and Programs Manager, Michael MacMahon. The program is free of charge and registration is required at cahoonmuseum.org or 508-428-7581. Cicely Carew is a Boston-based artist who uses vibrant color, rebellious mark-making, sweeping gestures, and references to the natural and galactic world in her artwork. Her life as a mother, movement instructor, and nature enthusiast heavily influence her practice. She received her MFA from Lesley University’s College of Art &Design in 2020. Carew’s work is included in the permanent collections of Northeastern University, Simmons University, Boston Art Inc., the Cambridge Arts Council, and Fidelity Investments. Her work was recently featured in the Newport Art Museum’s 2020-21 exhibition “Call & Response” and at the Prudential Center in collaboration with Now + There. Juan C. Escobedo explores personal identity in his art installations, sculpture, and collages. Escobedo primarily creates his art out of cardboard, and he associates this material with his background as a brown, Mexican-American queer male, raised in a low-socioeconomic community along the US/Mexico border. He chooses this material to challenge viewers about socioeconomic and racial prejudices and raise awareness about preconceived notions of race and class. Loretta Park is a visual artist and holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA from Bowdoin College. Her work has been exhibited at Shelter In Place Gallery, Boston, MA (2020); New System Exhibitions, Portland, ME (2019); Ray Gallery, Brooklyn (2018), Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA (2017); and Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME (2017). She currently works in the Boston area and serves as a Visiting Lecturer and Compass Faculty Mentor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Rt. 28) in Cotuit, MA. For more information, visit cahoonmuseum.org or call (508) 428-7581. The Museum hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10am-4pm. Registration to visit the Museum is requested; drop-bys welcome as gallery space allows. Facial masks and social distancing required.