Meet Dominique Boutaud

Nationally Acclaimed Artist, teacher, and organizer of Nashua's Francophone Celebration Article By: Crystal Cobb

Article by: Crystal Cobb 

Dominique Boutaud a nationally acclaimed artist originally from Nice, France is living here in Nashua.  Her studio and creative center for therapeutic arts Healing in Color LLC. is opened at 120 Main Street, in suite 104 for one year this May.  Ms. Boutaud teaches children ages 4-12 at Second Nature Academy in Nashua and gives private lessons in her studio.  Dominique is a certified Dementia Practioner and works with Dementia and Alzheimer patients in their homes, her studio, and retirement and nursing facilities.  She believes in giving people independence through the ability to create and also enjoys her volunteer work with children of incarcerated parents and war veterans.

Image by: Crystal Cobb Mayor Jim Donchess and Dominque Boutaud
Image by: Crystal Cobb
Mayor Jim Donchess and Dominque Boutaud

This past Sunday, March 12th, a Francophonie celebration was held at Dominique Boutaud’s Main Street Nashua Healing in Color LLC. studio, the all day event attracted many speakers and lovers of the French language. Mayor Jim Donchess attended to thank Dominique for organizing the celebration and to accept the gift of a Francophonie flag which will be raised at city hall for the month of March. This years celebration has propelled plans for a larger festivity for next year in March the month of the Francophonie; a tribute to French language, culture and cuisine.

Image by: Crystal Cobb Accordion Player with John Tousignant Director of Franco-American Centre Manchester NH
Image by: Crystal Cobb
Roger Lheureux playing Accordion with John Tousignant Director of Franco-American Centre Manchester NH

Dominique Boutaud is an enchanting woman of incredible artistic ability who has so much to offer the Nashua community.  She has thoughts for a museum exhibit that portrays the fashions worn in the Mill times of Nashua’s heritage and has thought of lighting the river in colors that represent the dyes that would have been seen running through during the days of textile manufacture.

Image by: Crystal Cobb

Image by: Crystal Cobb

Roger Lheureux member of Club Richelieu played Accordion for the Francophonie

 

Ms. Boutaud is currently working on a project for City Arts Nashua’s Comeback Kitchen Table with a group of her younger students. Their table along with many others for the project will speak of the importance of families sitting together to share a meal. The unveiling of the tables will be part of Downtown Nashua’s Nu Muse Festival celebration to be held May 6, 2017. Dominique and her students finished table will be installed by the river in Parc de Renaissance.

If interested in seeking the council of Dominque Boutaud in her offerings of art therapy for those suffering Dementia and Alzheimers, please contact healingincolor@gmail.com or call (617)-953-3990. Her doors at 120 Main Street are also open to those interested in connecting and collaborating artistic ideas.