In Focus Podcast

Episode 107 

For nearly 20 years, she was a special education teacher, an art teacher, and an Art Department Chair


Welcome, Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon – Jen to In-Focus Podcast Number 107. Jen is a portrait artist and entrepreneur living in East Providence, Rhode Island. 

She is the owner of the award-winning HeaARTspot Art Center and Gallery and the Chair of the East Providence Art Council.

In her own words, “I opened HeaARTspot Art Center and Gallery in 2017 after serving as a public educator for nearly 20 years. I served as a special education teacher, an art teacher, and finally as an Art Department Chair.

I’m a professional working artist who is currently living the dream of working with and helping others through visual art.”

Jen talks with The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier, and reveals more of her life , art, and challenges as an artrenpreneur. This episode was recorded with Zoom “post-pandemic” in 2022.

We offer the option to our guests of recording their podcasts in our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place or via Zoom following Covid protocol and depending on the current circumstances of the pandemic.

We all hope that there will be an end in sight for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Until then, we will continue to podcast remotely, assisted by Zoom, to accommodate our guests’ schedules and to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes.

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are on is are still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!


Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon


HeARTspot Art Center
1970 Pawtucket Ave
East Providence, RI 02914



This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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