"I grew up in the Soviet Union, in Moscow. Many old buildings have been destroyed by the Soviets, and by time, and neglect. In some areas they stood empty and half-open. Going to those buildings was always so amazing! Once a friend and I managed to get inside an old Russian Orthodox Church that had been used as a storage space and was under reconstruction. When the door opened we saw beautiful frescos on dirty walls..."
Ms. Rozenman observing work at Art School 99.
Art School 99
99 Franklin Street, Allston, MA, 02134
Art School 99 opened less than a year ago in the heart of Allston, conveniently located between Harvard Square and Coolidge Corner. With special programs, classes, and salons, the school is dedicated to helping all students discover their unique potential as artists, creators, and thinkers. Housed in an unassuming brick building that was once a small but busy local branch of the Atlantic & Pacific Supermarket, Art School 99 is open to both adults and children, with classes offered in English and Russian. Owner Alexandra Rozenman believes that a mediocre teacher tells, a good one explains, and a perfect one inspires. She adjusts all classes and programs based on students' need, ability and potential.