Mattapoisett Free Public Library 2021/2022 Artist Series: Ruth Fortier: Creative Explorations on January 15 to February 14. Local area resident Ruth A. Fortier was born and raised in the Berkshires and attended Berkshire Community College where she received an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts. Her focus was Art History and Calligraphy. Fortier then studied at Swain School of Design in New Bedford, receiving a BA in Sculpture. Fortier was honored in the Who’s Who among College Students in 1984. Fortier has a broad artistic perspective and has created several series of paintings. Her work has been shown at various art exhibitions.