1. John Simpson's art students from UMass' Commonwealth Honors College turn ninth floor of One Financial Plaza into imposing studio and gallery in downtown Springfield

    John Simpson's art students from UMass' Commonwealth Honors College turn ninth floor of One Financial Plaza into imposing studio and gallery in downtown Springfield

    In late April, Plotkin was approached by John Simpson, an art professor at the Commonwealth Honors College of the University of Masschusetts at Amherst. Simpson was losing his studio space where he stored his artwork and taught due to a problem with the fire suppression system that caused the building to be condemned.

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    1. Well as often happens to me, there are things that seem to be problems that turn into opportunities and it's somewhat serendipitous that this whole situation with the studio came about.
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