I listen, and I forget
I see, and I remember
I do, and I understand

- Chinese Proverb

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Education:
1973 Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Studied with Jan Cox
BFA, Tufts University
2002 MFA, Boston University, College of Fine Arts, Art Education
Thesis Topic: Design Motifs of the Indus Valley Civilization with a Teacher’s Guide for Implementation for use in the classroom, pre-school - college
  
Selected Exhibitions:
2014 Ben Smim, Morocco
Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light, Pop Up Event
2014 The Bahamas, Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
Pop Up Event: Sea into Glass I,II, III
2013 Pumpkin Pond Farm, Nantucket, MA Installation
Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of LIght
2012 Farmer’s Market, Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, RI
Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
2011 Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
2010 Graficas Gallery, Nantucket, MA
97% of Earth’s Water is Ocean
2007, 2008 Symphony Hall, Boston
2006 - present The Drawing Center, Artist Registry, Viewing Program, New York
2004 Fold Art Gallery, Different and the Same, Reykjavik, Iceland
2002 Illustrations for Wildflowers of Nantucket on exhibit at the Whitney Gallery of the Nantucket Historical Association Research Library
2001 Illustrations for Wildflowers of Nantucket on exhibit at the Nantucket Atheneum
  
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014 Appearances, Provincetown, MA Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light, Nashayte Rising
2014 Fountain House, MAD about Art Event, New York
2013 Appearances, Provincetown, MA Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light, The Water Table has Shifted
2012 Appearances, Provincetown, MA Installation, Like Sea Glass: a Hand Full of Light
2008 - present Graficas Gallery, Nantucket, MA, 2012 Collage
2009 - present The Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA,
2014 Christie Scheele/MJ Levy Dickson Exposed: The Foreshore
2012 Heather Bruce/MJ Levy Dickson Between Coast and Shore
2010 David Halliday/ MJ Levy Dickson Studies in Rhythm
2008 - present The Provincetown Art Association and Museum
1997 - present The Nantucket Looms
  
Selected Public Collections:
  The Boston Public Library
The Archives of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sasaki Associates
The American Legation, Morocco
The Nantucket Historical Association
  
Selected Media and Publications:
2014 NPR, This Creative Life, The Texture of Glass: Art that More than Meets the Eye
2008 Jan Cox, A Painter's Odyssey (DVD), appeared in a documentary film
  
Art Education, Selected Teaching Positions:
2014 The St. Andrews School, The Primary School, Georgetown, Great Exuma, The Bahamas
2013 - present Fountain House, New York, Studio One: Watercolor Workshop, Abstract Art Workshop
2012 ARTEC, Salt Lake City, Workshop for Youth at Risk/troubled youth with a mental illness
2011, 2014 Master Class, Watercolor, Greater Light Garden, Nantucket, MA
2011 ARTEC, Salt Lake City, Workshop for adolescents with Autism and special needs
2010 Workshop: Collaboration with E. Vernon Laux, New England author and ornithologist. Visual Observation, Science and Art in the natural world
2010 Perkins School for the Blind, first Artist-in-Residence
2010 The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Publicly funded Elder Arts Program, lead teacher
2009 - present The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Watercolor, Drawing, and Abstract Painting Workshops.
2006, 2008 The American School of Tangier, Morocco, Artist-in-Residence
2007 - present NISDA, Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, Guest Instructor, an affiliate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
2005, 2006 Lesley University, Cambridge, Adjunct Professor
1992 - 1995 M.I.T. Cambridge, drawing, color theory, art appreciation
1975 - 1978 Boston Architectural Center, drawing
1997 - 2007 The Childrens’ House of Nantucket, a Montessori School. Developed curriculum, Art Appreciation/History of Art, Kindergarten.
1999 Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT, Artist-in-Residence
1985 - 1990 Director of the Winter Youth Program of the Maria Mitchell Association, natural science
  
Selected Experience:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2010 Conservation Department, The Art of Asia, Created enclosures to preserve the work of Japanese artist, Takei Takeo
1990-1997 Asiatic Department, Kajima Foundation Grant: catalogued Japanese Buddhist Sculpture and textiles; Chanhu-Daro, Indus Valley Civilization Archeological site, Pakistan Catalogued/organized artifacts; Worked on many gallery installations including Chinese Scholars’ rocks and paintings
1971-1973 the Morse Collection, finished cataloguing, largest collection of Japanese ceramics in the world
  
Selected Design
2008 Trustees of Reservations, drew shorebirds for an identification poster
1997 - 2001 Wildflowers of Nantucket, 180 illustrations
1978 - 1981 City Gardens, Watertown, Ma, Graphic Designer
1969, 1970 Sasaki Associates, Inc. Watertown, MA
1976 - 1980 Graphics Department, Architectural Renderings
1978, 1979 Architectural Renderings for Morgan Wheelock, the Aga Kahn
1979 The Golden Ball Tavern, Weston MA, researched, designed, and re-produced wallpaper
  
Nantucket Island
2001 - 2005 Cultural Liaison for the Nantucket Screenwriting Retreat
1996 Nantucket Film Festival, New York, Nantucket. Coordinated local resources to facilitate the founding of the Nantucket Film Festival.
2008 – present Board of Advisors
  
Selected Community Service:
2013- present Nantucket Dreamland Foundation, Film and Performing Arts Center, Board of Advisors
2005 Madison Square Garden, From the Big Apple to the Big Easy, 23 drawings from the 2005 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival used for this fundraising event including Aaron Neville, Bette Midler, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffet, Simon and Garfunkel
2004 - present The Art Connection, Boston, facilitates donations of original art to non-profit organizations
1988 - 1993 Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association, Board of Managers, 2 terms; Publications Committee, illustrated natural science brochures; Long Range Planning Committee, Liaison to the Elementary School; position of Science Coordinator created, Science became a required subject