3.1 min readBy Published On: August 22nd, 2013Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Got Art? August

Art and Events Round Up.  All Free and Open to the Public!

Two free events in 02127 not to be missed:

August 28th

Medicine Wheel Presents:
Beacon to the Dream, Thousands of  lanterns to encircle Castle Island South Boston, Honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s, I have a Dream speech “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can.”  Martin Luther King Jr.



When: August 28th, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Castle Island South Boston, MA

    –    Welcome
    –    Screening of Dr. Kings’ I Have a Dream Speech on the Walls of Fort Independence
    –    Musical Program Nancy Armstrong Alan Rias Ja-Nae Duane
“My Country Tis of Thee”
    –    Lantern Walk and Community celebration of Inclusion
Who:  You and the greater Boston Community

More info: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=2


August 31st Closing Reception (6 to 10pm)  @ Thomas Young Studio!

Closing Reception:
Saturday, August 31st, 2013, 6:00 to 10:00PM

Thomas Young Studio
469 West Broadway 3rd Floor
South Boston, MA 02127



Exposing Tradition

“Exposing Tradition” a group show of recent NESOP graduates (New England School of Photography)

The FPAC Gallery is located at 300 Summer Street, on the lower level adjacent to the Channel Cafe
Hours: Wednesdays 10-1pm, Thursdays 10-6pm and by appointment.



Made in Fort Point- Featured Artist:

Lisa Knox
Up til August-31st 2013
“This series was inspired by the small objects scattered across my bedroom floor as a child. Figurines, tea sets, plastic farm animals, etc., in short, the variegated detritus that animates every child’s imagination.  I revisit these objects now in an attempt to recapture the innocence and joy of play.”

Monday-Friday 11am-6pm, Thursdays until 7pm
Saturday and Sundays noon-4pm
extended hours for special events

30 Channel Center Street
Boston MA 02210
at A Street and Mt Washington



A group show of FPAC member artists working in all media inspired by road trips, actual or imagined.
Atlantic Wharf Gallery
290 Congress Street
Up until September 21, 2013
open daily 7am-10pm
Works in all media which are reflections of real or imagined road trips.
Artists: Daniel van Ackere, Barry Cornin, Leslie Feagley, Elisa Hamilton, Peter Harris, Ian Kennelly, Lisa Knox, Karen McFeaters, Stephen Sheffield, Heather Meri Stewart, Ryuji Suzuki, Tom Wojciechowski, Jennifer Wood, Martin Yeeles
Special thanks to guest juror: Beth Kantrowitz


Design Museum Boston presents: Street Seats Re-imagining the Public Bench

“Design Museum Boston’s Street Seats is a unique opportunity to think differently about public seating. Design brings communities together, and public seating sets the stage for chance encounters, people watching, connecting with nature, or simply taking a break. This outdoor exhibition is the culmination of a design competition which gave creative people from around the world a chance to rethink the humble public bench. Over 170 teams participated and 23 countries were represented. Designers were challenged to create environmentally-friendly outdoor sidewalk furniture for Fort Point Channel with a focus on reuse, renewable materials, and innovative construction methods. The outdoor exhibition features the Semi-Finalists from the Street Seats Design Challenge – 19 unique public benches that help us see the city in a whole new light.”

Guided tours are every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 1pm and 7pm.

More info:  http://designmuseumboston.org/exhibits/streetseats


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 by Lisa Knox