Jen Barsamian has been a Dedham resident for 8 years. She lives here with her husband and three children. Jen's love of the arts started in college as an Italian major and spending many years in Italy studying art history. Two years ago, Jen started a blog about Dedham called Dedham Rocks. It was a place where she could write about all the wonderful things the town of Dedham has to offer. Through the blog, she became more involved in all different aspects of town, and she realized there wasn't much to celebrate the arts or artists. She decided to launch Dedham's very first open studios and it was a huge success. Jen is very proud of co-founding a gallery in Dedham Square for local artists to sell their work.