Cagen Luse, Moderator


Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

Bold BOOM Universe

April 28 @7:00pm




Experience three artists who explore new worlds through diverse representative storytelling, concept art, comics, illustration, painting, and drawing. Jerel Dye, LJ-Baptiste, and Zahirah Nur Truth create alternate universes that overlap with our own. “Bold BOOM Universe” highlights the vision and voices of Boston artists who are also faculty for the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts. The three art educators bring the craft of comics and self-expression to curious minds, children and adults, with passion and purpose. The exhibition runs from April 2 through May 2 at Galatea Fine Art, in Boston’s SOWA District. On Wednesday, April 28, 7 - 8:30 pm, as part of Boston Design Week, artist Cagen Luse will moderate an artist talk as part of the Eliot School Salon Series, sponsored by Melony Swasey with Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty.


Think intricately imagined, biomorphic machines floating above speculative landscapes; or the everyday adventures of a precocious black preteen living in a fictional Massachusetts town; or zombies and monsters inspired by the macabre “Lovecraft Country.” With fast, furious, expressive lines and action, their works draw upon the excitement children take in populating alternative worlds with half-human creatures and spaceships—evoking the sound effects: Wow! Oooo! Boom!


Jerel Dye




Zahirah Nur Truth