Flight Or Visibility: Artistic Director, Founder

Abby Neale: Director of Design, Facilitator, Artistic Director

Described as having “chaotic bard energy,” arts organizer, songwriter, and educator Flight Or Visibility uses the violin and voice together to create classical punk music reminding us that activism is love, self-care is love, and it is our duty to express these loves. In addition to SASJ Boston, Flight Or Visibility is the founder of the Boston Artists Employment Network. They previously served as the events coordinator at Make Shift Boston. As a frequent event curator with Boston’s Weird Folk Fest, Flight Or Visibility also teaches private workshops on improvisation, creating healing spaces in the arts, and protest chant writing. They teach violin, songwriting, improvisation and ear-training at WholeTone Music Academy and previously taught songwriting at the Boston Public Schools. Flight Or Visibility is best known for their debut music video, “My Name (is Joanna).”

Abby Neale is an artist and educator based in Boston Massachusetts. They teach in Boston Public Schools and the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts. They have a Masters’s in teaching and BA in art. Their artwork, under the moniker of Lavender Menace Press, uses zines, printmaking, and installation to intertwine personal, political history, nature, and activism. These works offer people a micro liberation that inspires resilience in folks committed to social justice. As an educator, they empower young students to imagine a more hopeful and inclusive world through art.

In SASJ, they prioratize welcoming, healing, and care taking as a radical act. They prioratize embeding beauty, sensuality, and hope in the visual identiy in the organization.

They teach visual arts, carpentry, and tinkering to students, offering students sensory-rich, grounding experiences with traditional and contemporary art methods while also connecting to their local community. Committed to social-emotional learning, mindfulness, trauma sensitivity, and empowering kids to join social justice conversations. Young learners use hammers, design national monuments, and repurpose recyclables into pinball machines in art class, engaging in seriously educational play.