Art on the Marquee! @ the Massachusetts Convention Center!
“Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have teamed up to create Art on the Marquee, an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s long-standing neighborhood art program.” http://www.artonthemarquee.com/schedule/
Go to the Institute of Contemporary Art /ICA!
Go and see the Figuring Color show. This show is wonderful and features the historic work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, the luscious ceramic sculptures of Kathy Butterly, the engulfing paintings of Sue Williams engulfing paintings, and the often humorous wooden sculptures of Roy McMakin.
Go to a Free Poetry Reading!
March 29th 7pm Poetry Reading at Medicine Wheel (Free & Open to the public)
Award winning poet Philip Robinson will read from his recently released second book of poems, We Still Leave a Legacy. This chapbook is a combination of verses written and dedicated in part to his many friends and family members that have transitioned either by way of HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-troubling issues. Philip attempts to capture his own sense of hope, determination and remembrance. He wants people to not only hear his voice, but desperately never to forget those voices of people that make this “Legacy” possible. A short reception and book signing with follow the reading.
The poetry reading is in conjunction with the exhibition at Medicine Wheel’s Spoke Gallery, “Points of Impact” by visual artist Linda Burke.
More info: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=1008
Philip’s Photo is courtesy of Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo
Go to the Distillery Gallery!
All in the Family- Paintings by Dan McCole and Brian Reardon.
March 31 – April 26, 2012 (Reception Sunday April 1st 2 to 5pm)
516 East Second Street 02127 http://gallery.distilleryboston.com/
All in the Family features work by two painters from one family. Dan McCole is the uncle of Brian Reardon and this is the first time they have exhibited together. Both share a love of similar subject matter, but they have distinct ways of depicting it. Both artists’ paintings warmly embrace elements of nostalgia, community pride, and aspects of daily life. Their choice of this imagery, the familiar, acts as a friendly mirror held up to show the optimistic warm positive vignettes of our collective contemporary world. They both live and have their studios in South Boston.
March Gallery Round UP:
Joe Wardwell at LaMontagne Gallery On view until April 11th (555 East Second St., South Boston 02127) More info: http://www.lamontagnegallery.com
The Campaign for Good: Karen Stein of goodgood, Matthew Shanley, Jessica Gath and XO Good, both from Good For You, and contributing artists at the FPAC Gallery (300 Summer St. M1, 02210) On view until April 27th
Hours & info: http://www.fortpointarts.org/exhibitions/fpac-gallery-schedule/
Points of Impact by Linda Burke at Spoke Gallery/Medicine Wheel Productions On view until March 30th (110 K St., 2nd Floor, South Boston, 02127). Hours- Wed-Fri Noon to 5pm. More info: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=682
Image #1 Photo of Philip Robinson is courtesy of Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo (please list this as he owns the copyright)
Image #2 Distillery Card
Image #3 Paintings by Brian Reardon
Kathleen Bitetti is a practicing visual artist, a curator/art administrator and a public policy and advocacy expert based in South Boston. www.kathleenbitetti.com