July is indeed the month to celebrate the artists who live and work in 02127/02210!
At the Distillery Gallery:
Summer Vacation- a group show that features “works depicting, inspired by, or loosely-themed about Summer, warm weather, and/or vacation.”
The list of exhibiting artists:
Fran Azzarto *, Rory Beerits, Pat Falco *, Phoebe Grip *, KDONZ, Theresa Mackin, Maria Malatesta, Joyce McDaniel *, Michal McKeown, MRNVR, Adam O’Day, Caity Vail, Beth Redmond Walsh, Brigid Watson*, Nick Ward *, and James Weinberg.
The opening reception is Thursday, July 12th, 7 to 9pm and runs til August 30th. Reception and gallery are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9am to 5pm Mon-Sat. Address: 516 East Second Street, 02127
Great preview article about the show: http://digboston.com/experience/2012/07/summer-vacation/
* means the artist’s studio practice is based in zip code 02127
At Medicine Wheel Productions -from July 14 to August 31st:
02127/02210- the annual summer exhibition featuring the artists who live and/or have their art practice based in the zip codes of South Boston.
Reception: Saturday, July 14th- 5 to 7pm and Gallery Talk: July 14th 6pm. Gallery Hours are Wed-Fri 12 to 5pm and Saturdays by appointment only (email for an appointment: [email protected]). The gallery and events are free and open to the public. Address: 110 K Street, Second Floor, 02127
Last summer, Medicine Wheel Productions featured in its Spoke Gallery a photo exhibition entitled, “Southie is My Home Town”. It was a show of portraits of the diverse and amazing people who call South Boston their home. The images were taken by South Boston residents and Medicine Wheel affiliated photographers Richie Dinsmore and Brian McCarthy. Several of the people featured in the exhibition were artists from 02127 & 02210. Excerpts from “Southie is My Home Town” will be in Medicine Wheel’s SPUN Gallery.
The 02127/02210 annual exhibition grew out of the “Southie is My Home Town” Project. This first 02127/02210 is “tipping the hat” to twelve of the many artists who have been making South Boston’s two zip codes a better place for art and culture (often times at the expense of their own studio time). Many of these participants run galleries based in the community, administer the annual open studios, make a point to help other artists on a regular basis, have helped to found our area arts associations, serve on neighborhood boards/committees, and/or run our neighborhood arts organizations. Without their efforts, our community would be a less vibrant place.
The 2012 list in alphabetical order:
Kara Braciale, Phil Bucci, Scott Chasse, Norman Crump, Rebecca Leviss Dwyer, Pat Falco, Ivan Fernandez Gonzalez, Lisa Greenfield, Steve Hollinger, Joanne Kaliontzis, Deb Putnaman, and Gabrielle Schaffner
Save the Date: Thursday, August 16th, 7pm for “Meet some of the documentary film makers who call 02127/02210 their home”
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
#1 Rebecca Leviss Dwyer, Bromeliads I, Oil on canvas, 2010, 60″ x 40″
#2 Deb Putnam, Elephant in the Room, 2012, 24″ x 36″