written by Kathleen Bitetti
There are three openings this month in zip code 02127. Don’t miss them as two are on the same night! All are free and open to the public.
Medicine Wheel Production’s Spoke Gallery
April 6th to June 8th 2013
Opening Reception, Saturday, April 6th 5 to 7pm
Game On! is a group exhibition that both celebrates and investigates how our collective childhood toys and games endure on personal, societal and global levels. Toys and games are instrumental in transmitting a society’s culture, social norms and the standards of a society or a civilization to future generations. The show features the work of five artists and one artists collective.
Participating Game On! artists listed in alphabetical order: Leika Akiyama, Tamara Johnson, Lazaro Montano, New Craft Artists in Action, Brian Reardon*, and Michelle Saffran.
As part of the exhibition, Medicine Wheel will host a community board game night on Thursday, May 2nd 7pm.
Also on June 6th, 7pm, South Boston based film maker Lynn K. d’Angona will screen her documentary film- Between the White Lines- at Medicine Wheel. The film chronicles the UCLA Woman’s softball team on their journey to the College World Series as defending National Champions.
The exhibition and connected events are free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays- Fridays from 12 to 5pm and Saturdays by appointment
(For a Saturday appointment- email please at least two days in advance: [email protected]).
Spoke Gallery @Medicine Wheel Productions
110 K Street – 2nd floor, South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-6700, www.mwproductions.org
(*of note Reardon lives in South Boston and is the nephew of South Boston Artist Dan McCole)
Two Receptions on Saturday April 27th:
STACY SCIBELLI :: VOWELS
April 27 – May 25, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday April 27th from 6-8pm
Hours: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 12-5PM and by appointment
Location: the Distillery, Second Floor, 516 East Second Street, South Boston MA 02127
The Distillery Gallery-
“To Each His Home”
April 27 – May 25, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 7-9pm
To Each His Home explores the spaces and ideas of what we call home. The artists in the show share a common affinity for narrative, evoking themes of nostalgia, youth, and familiarity that define who they are individually but collectively explore something deeper and distinctly universal.
Curated by Courtney Moy
Artists: Jes Hughes, Veronica Wells, Caitie Moore, Ian Deleon & Kara Stokowski, Molly Landman, Roland Jackson, Katharena Rentumis, Fionn McCabe, and Courtney Moy
The Distillery Gallery
Gallery hours Monday- Saturday 9 to 5pm and by appointment
Location: the Distillery, 1st floor, 516 East Second Street, South Boston MA 02127
Non Event presents Ashley Paul Record Release Party, Saturday April 6, 8pm
Non-Event and Studio Soto present
ASHLEY PAUL (Record Release Party!)
10 Channel Center Street
Boston (Fort Point)
8 p.m./$10 suggested donation
ASHLEY PAUL is a performer and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free forming, introverted melodies. This blend manifests beautiful and simple musical forms against acoustic experimentation. Her solo albums have received high praise being chosen “Album of the Column” in The Wire, number one on Byron Coley and Thurston Moore’s “Tongue Top Ten” in Arthur Magazine and included on NPR’s All Songs Considered “Best of 2010”. She has been interviewed in the German magazine Spex, The Sound Projector magazine, Foxy Digitalis and on Rare Frequency.
Ashley has performed or recorded with Phill Niblock, Loren Connors, Aki Onda, C. Spencer Yeh, Anthony Coleman, Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Seijiro Murayama, Greg Kelley, Bill Nace and Eli Keszler, and has appeared on such labels as PAN, ESP-DISK’ and Tzadik. She received a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2007.
PATRICK EMM utilizes various lo-fi electronics, prepared guitar and degraded tape to create hazy, witching-hour compositions. His work relies heavily on a naïve and profoundly skewed sense of fidelity and musical vocabulary. Tape hiss environments shift loosely through an awkward and engaging linear sense of narrative. Ghostly and other-worldly themes permeate Patrick’s work, providing the listener with an uneasy ‘quiet time’ for self-reflection. He lives and works in Boston and primarily self-releases his work through his own imprint, Pinebox Recordings.
FAUSTO SIERAKOWSKI is a Boston based saxophone player, improviser, and composer. He studied classical saxophone at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma and then at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In 2010 he moved to Boston to pursue a masters in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory. He currently is working on projects ranging from free improvised duos, writing music for his quartet and trio, playing Serbian music with Slavic Soul Party, and writing short theatrical plays. Fausto has played with Joe Morris, Mike Cooper, Frank London, Matt Darriau, Jorrit Djikstra, Karl Berger, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Hayden Chisholm, Asan Rashid, Slavic Soul Party in venues such as The Stone, Issue Project Room, Barbes, and the Cracow Jewish Festival.
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
Game On! Card image by Tim Sprull for Medicine Wheel