written by Kathleen Bitetti
Fort Point Open studios is October 18-20! It is free and open to the public.
The 34th Annual Fort Point Open Studios takes place:
Friday, October 18, 4-7pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20, 12-6pm
From the FPAC website:
“Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, fashion designers, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more. Meet local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at where Boston artists create their work. Find established artists, and discover new emerging talents. Stroll, ponder, and browse. Buy original art from the people who make it. More than 150 studios will be open this fall-don’t miss it!”
Open Studios Events are free to the public, with FREE PARKING in the Central Parking Lot on Binford Street off of A Street. Thanks to Gillette/P&G and Central Parking for free parking.
More info: http://www.fortpointarts.org/open-studios/
List of artists participating: http://www.fortpointarts.org/open-studios/artists-galleries-by-location/
At Medicine Wheel – 110 K Street Second Floor, South Boston, MA 02127
Wednesday, October 23rd 7pm A conversation with artist Ife Franklin and Jennifer Pustz, Member of the Royall House and Slave Quarters Board of Directors (Medford, MA http://www.royallhouse.org/)
Free and open to the public
Ife Franklin’s Indigo Project provides a historical, artistic, and cultural context to the important cultural aspects of the life of the enslaved and the artistic production of Adire textile making. Components of her Indigo Project, sculptures, small installations, textiles and 2d works, will transform the Spoke Gallery. She created a wooden structure resembling a slave cabin The structure is completely covered inside and outside with Aso Adire (indigo textile) that was produced by a group of volunteers that the artist taught the traditional techniques of Adire from the Yoruba culture of Nigeria, West Africa. Medicine Wheel Production’s Spoke Gallery is the first site it to show one of the cabins of this project.
More info: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=682
SAVE THE DATES: NOVEMBER 2 & 3 IS SOUTH BOSTON OPEN STUDIOS!
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