by Kathleen Bitetti
The first weekend in November is filled with free great art happenings in 02127
On November 2nd at 7pm at Medicine Wheel Productions:
A Rainbow Ritual to Honor All Souls- A Participatory Arts Ceremony
It is a free family friend free event!
The event is in conjunction with the Terrain exhibition at MWP’s Spoke Gallery.
“As part of her installation, Altar/Alter for the Terrain exhibition, Gail A. Burton invites you to come into the warmth and creativity of Medicine Wheel Productions to share food and drink, stories, poems, prayers, photos—to collage memories, keep good company and connect our ancestors in a wall of lanterns and light. We will communally bid them farewell and safe journeys; and begin to walk our common path into the future more peaceably and less alone.”
MWP is located 110 K Street, Second Floor.
More info: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=2
South Boston Open Studios! -Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4th from Noon to 6pm! Free and open to the public!
It is that time again! Time to visit the studios of the artists and crafts people who live and/or work in 02127! It is a fun event and is manageable -as three sites are open:
- The Distillery Building at 516 East Second Street (includes artists studios and two galleries- The Distillery Gallery and Proof Gallery)
- King Terminal- 110 K Street & 574 E 1st St. (which includes artists studios and Medicine Wheel & its Spoke Gallery – also MWP will have free family lantern making workshops)
- One group exhibition at Thomas Young Studios on 469 West Broadway
More info: http://www.southbostonopenstudios.org/
ALSO on Saturday night, November 3rd a reception at Proof Gallery for it new show!
Hysterical Curtains is a solo show of paintings and drawings by NYC artist Anna Schachte.
“The centerpiece of the show is an installation of three large paintings on three walls, facing off in a triad of boisterous color fields and warped domestic interiors. With an intense, confrontational color palette, this group of paintings is both seductive and repulsive, building a kind of “psychotecture” that changes the emotional frequency of the room. Other small pencil drawings and a row of small paintings contribute the mis-en-scène of this taut psychological locale. This presentation of Hysterical Curtains marks the debut of a new body of work and the first solo exhibition of Schachte’s work in the Boston area.” The show is up till Dec 8th. and the gallery is located in the Distillery Building on the second floor (516 East Second Street) Free and open to the public.
More info: http://www.proof-gallery.com/
AND don’t forget t visit LaMontange Gallery to see their current show solo show of new abstract paintings by Jeff Perrott:
“The exhibition, entitled Vitavulnus, comprises 26 recent small-scale oil-on-linen works that expand and deepen the artist’s Random Walk investigation. The exhibition features a catalogue with an essay by noted critic Christopher Stackhouse.”
The gallery is located at 555 East Second Street (02127) just a block away from the Distillery Building and the hours are Wed-Sat 12 to 6pm. Free and open to the public.
More info: http://www.lamontagnegallery.com/exhibitions.html
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