by Kathleen Bitetti
Two free wonderful events in October that are not to be missed!
Thursday, October 11th at Medicine Wheel Productions:
Moradokmai Theatre Troupe-will be performing at Medicine Wheel Productions (MWP) on Thursday, October 11th at 7pm. This performance is part of their U.S tour that is stopping in New York City at the Performing the World conference, and is also making stops in Vermont, Colorado and San Francisco. The MWP performance is free and open to the public* and is in conjunction with the MWP’s Spoke Gallery exhibition, Terrain, which runs until November 16th.
Moradokmai Theatre Troupe is an educational theater troupe that uses theater and performance to address illiteracy and support the development and survival needs of young people in rural Thailand. Using a traditional and holistic applied approach to theater, they perform in costumes influenced by their native Thailand and incorporate an understanding of the temple, the music (including traditional instruments, movement and theater forms of the culture and the practical use of storytelling in educating the performer and audience. Moradokmai began as a theatre troupe, founded by Khru Chang, a beloved figure in Thai theatre.
*The Moradokmai Theatre Troupe will bring some Thai small souvenirs to put on sale and all benefits will go to helping them recover from the 2011 floods which destroyed their facilities in Thailand.
October 19- 21- The 33rd Annual Fort Point Fall Open Studios:
This annual free event is not to be missed! There is free parking as well!
From their website:
Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, fashion designers, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more. Meet local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at where Boston artists create their work. Find established artists, and discover new emerging talents. Stroll, ponder, and browse. Buy original art from the people who make it. Visitors to Open Studios can explore 10 buildings in the Fort Point neighborhood, plus galleries and creative design shops. All buildings are in easy walking distance of each other.
In addition to the more than 150 artists studios and galleries which will be open, Open Studios features a series of special events:
More information and for a list of participating artists:
A reminder of the ongoing contemporary art exhibitions in 02127 that are not to be missed!
On view until Oct. 13th@ Proof Gallery
Time on View, a solo show by Alice Vogler. It features Vogler’s sculptures created by and for performances. Free performance on Wednesday, October 10th, 7 to 9pm. The performance and gallery are free and open to the public.
The Distillery, 516 East Second Street, Second Floor, South Boston MA 02127
Gallery Hours- Thurs- Saturdays 12 to 5pm & by appointment
On view until Oct. 24th @ LaMontagne Gallery
A solo exhibition of photographic works by Gil Blank.
“Over the course of 2004, Gil Blank downloaded 35 images from a remote webcam positioned to look out over the old waterfront of Portland, Maine. Once the center of the city’s maritime industry and home to an oceanic observatory, the waterfront’s viability as a working urban environ has long since passed. In the years since he first collected the images, Blank has continuously reproduced the same group of images, though always in a different form….For the exhibition at LaMontagne, Blank will show two distinct generations of works from this project.”
555 East Second Street, Second Floor, South Boston MA 02127
Gallery Hours- Wed- Saturdays 12 to 6pm
On view until October 26th @ the Distillery Gallery
Elsewhere, a group show curated by Liz Devlin, runs from September 20th to October 26th at the Distillery Gallery. Devlin is the founder of FLUX. Boston, a comprehensive digest of art happenings in and around the city. Elsewhere features the work of: !ND!V!DUALS Collective, Elizabeth Alexander & Todd Bowser, Aimee Belanger, Matt Brackett, Stephanie Cardon & Marc McNulty, Beth Dacey, Kat Ely, Chris Faust, Nathan Fried-Lipski, Judy Haberl, Scott Listfield, Molly Segal, Brenda Star, Juan Travieso, Evan Voelbel
The Distillery Gallery
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat, 9-5
The Distillery, 516 East Second Street, First Floor, South Boston MA 02127
All free and open to the public
On view until Nov. 16th@ Spoke Gallery/Medicine Wheel Productions
The Spoke Gallery exhibition, Terrain*, runs from September 22 – November 16th and it features the work of nine artists and one artists founded & run organization and is exploring the word terrain and all of its multiple meetings. List of those participating in alphabetical order: Gail A. Burton, Marie Cieri, Raúl González III, Rinat Harel, Caoimhghin Ó Fraithile, MAP – Make Art with Purpose, Bruce Myren, Rajiv Ramaiah, Elise Wagner, and Heidi Whitman.
Medicine Whee Productions
110 K Street, 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02127
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12 to 5pm and Saturdays by appointment (For a Saturday appointment-email please at least two days in advance: [email protected])
Free and open to the Public
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
Image #1 Mordokmai Theatre Troop
Image #2 FPAC open studios