Events & exhibitions galore as they say!
Written by Kathleen Bitetti
The Month of May is filled with great FREE events and exhibitions in both 02127 & 02210! Here are five of them you just might want to catch!
Public Art in Fort Point 02210
Heidi Kayser’s “The Remodeling Project” explores boundaries between public and personal identities. Through May 31. Free. (Fort Point Channel basin, Boston. 617-423-4299. www.fortpointarts.org)
“Throughout the month of May, a small floating platform located between the Summer Street and Congress Street bridges will be a home base for an evolving narrative of constructed reality.”
More info: http://www.fortpointarts.org/exhibitions/public-art/
And/or follow the project on Heidi’s website: http://www.heidikayser.com/remodeling/
Thursday, May 10th 7pm Free Poetry Reading at Medicine Wheel Productions (110 K Street 2nd Floor, 02127 617.268-6700 www.mwponline.org) Free & Open to the Public
This event features poetry by life-long South Boston resident Dave Connolly and former South Boston resident Christopher Millis.
Dave Connolly is a published poet and he is one of the founders and serves as managing editor of the South Boston Literary Gazette, Inc. The Gazette, now in its 12th year of publication, publishes prose, poetry, and works of art submitted by writers and artists from South Boston and around the world. Volume 24 of the Gazette is due out this Spring. Dave is also a founder and a former officer of the South Boston Arts Association.
Christopher Millis’s writing has been published, produced and broadcast widely in the United States and Europe for the last twenty years. He has authored three books of poetry: The Handsome Shackles (2002,) Impossible Mirrors (1994,) and The Diary of the Delphic Oracle (1991,) and his poems have been featured in numerous magazines and anthologies. Millis’s one-man autobiographical play Garbage Boy, directed by Ashley Lieberman, premiered to critical acclaim in Cambridge Mass. in 2004 and was included in the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival.
More info: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=1440
SPRING OPEN STUDIOS IN FORT POINT:
May 11th – 13th – 12th annual FPAC ARTWALK Free & Open to the Public
Friday May 11th: 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday May 12th & 13th: 12:00-5:00pm
75 participating artists and there will be free special events such as art demonstrations, a dance performance- a mini folk festival and more!
WINE & CONVERSATION
Tuesday, May 22nd at Habit 6:30pm How to Start an Art Collection (703 East Broadway, 02127 www.habitshop.com) Free & Open to the Public
Every wonder how to start an art collection? How to find and buy art that you love and fits in your budget? Come to Habit for wine and conversation on the ins and outs of starting an art collection.
Guest speakers from our local contemporary art galleries: Kara Braciale- Director of the Proof Gallery (516 East Second St, 02127 www.proof-gallery.com); Kathleen Bitetti- Chief Curator at Medicine Wheel Productions (110 K St, 02127 www.mwponline.org); Iva Gishin -LaMontagne Gallery (555 East Second St. 02127 www.lamontagnegallery.com); and special guests!
Co- presented by Habit and CaughtinSouthie.com
FILM AND CONVERSATION:
Thursday, May 24th at 7pm a night of film and conversation with Tug Yourgrau at Medicine Wheel Productions. (110 K Street 2nd Floor, 02127 617.268-6700 www.mwponline.org) Free & Open to the Public
In conjunction with the Spoke Gallery exhibit at Medicine Wheel, Then and Now, of three South African artists, award-winning South African born filmmaker, Tug Yourgrau, will be presenting excerpts from the films: The New South Africa and The Great Pink Scare. Tug is also an award-winning playwright and theatrical director. His play, ‘The Song of Jacob Zulu’, received 1993 TONY nominations for Best Play and for Best Score (with Ladysmith BlackMambazo). He is the president, owner and co-founder of Powderhouse Productions in Somerville, MA and he is also an active member of the Massachusetts Production Coalition which is the leading voice for the film, television, and new media production industry in Massachusetts.
For more info: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=1458
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