Supporting Local Artists
The Mayflower Artist Spotlight Series (M.A.S.S.) is a partnership between local Massachusetts artists and Mayflower Medicinals, a registered Medical Marijuana Treatment Center. M.A.S.S. provides a platform for local qualifying artists to showcase their art by designing packaging for select Mayflower products as well as in-store displays. This program is part of the broader Positive Impact Plan, a set of company initiatives that positively impact communities that have been disproportionately affected by cannabis prohibition.
Current Artist Spotlight
“I’m honored to be a part of the Mayflower Artist Spotlight Series and excited to have the opportunity to make art that contributes directly to communities of disproportionate impact.”
– Lauren Madigan
Lauren Madigan was raised in upstate NY with her mother, father and younger brother. After graduating high school, she moved to Boston and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She now lives in Somerville, applying her skills and passion to a wide range of art and design projects. She would describe her current art style as “being graphic & bold”. Growing up, she loved sketching with graphite and using very fluid shapes and shading to render portraits and figures, but since graduating college she discovered her passion for creating imagery in a vector format (or at least appearing as though it could be vector). She loves seeing what kinds of characters and tangible things she can create by using different shapes with minimal details; and how bold colors can be incorporated in a way that feels modern and bright, rather than too commercial. She often incorporates some type of traditional medium texture that uses brush or chalk strokes as a stylistic contrast to the digital shapes. Lauren is thrilled to be supporting the local Boston community.
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"For my illustration I knew I wanted to create something that felt tangible, as “cream” is such a strong descriptor. “Cream” is something people can easily imagine– how it feels, looks, or maybe even smells. I also knew I wanted my illustration to have a sort of bold, groovy vibe to give it an edge and steer away from an association with food. I used lots
of color in a subtle way to create a more graphic look."
The Mayflower Artist Spotlight Series empowers qualifying art students with an interest in graphic design, packaging art, or branding. Featured artists integrate the formal training they receive at local colleges and art schools with the real-world experience of working with Mayflower Medicinal’s marketing, compliance, and operations teams.
For every product unit sold within the M.A.S.S. series, $1 is donated towards Unbound Visual Arts, a local organization dedicated to supporting local artists.