Wednesday, September 25, 2013

October News

Creative Conversation Pecha Kucha Style: Where Art and Ideas Collide
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Fort Point Room, Atlantic Wharf Building, 290 Congress St., Boston

'In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Boston Cultural Council is teaming up with ArtWeek and Idea Week to present a Creative Conversation that highlights the intersection of the most exciting Art and Ideas in just 3-minute snippets! Featuring innovative community-based and art-inspired ideas while keeping with the Pecha Kucha style format, each specially selected speaker will talk for 3 minutes with just 10 slides – this is the ultimate power sampler for creative inspiration! Framed by the buzzing harbor and the new Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Wharf is the Waterfront District’s center of activity; right brain and left brain attendees are encouraged to “do lunch” together afterwards as they explore this exciting part of Boston!' I will be talking about Convergence: Boston Sculptors Gallery Exhibits on the Christian Science Plaza along with many other exciting artists and creatives in Boston. The event is free and open to the public.

Poised by The Myth Makers: Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein

On view through Oct 25th: Connections/ Conexiónes 
Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein, co-curators. 

In February 2014 members of the Boston Sculptors Gallery together with a group of Peruvian artists will present Visions/Visiónes, in Cusco, Peru, in the Qorikancha Museum, Santo Domingo Convent. This show will be curated by Argentinian artist and Boston Sculptors Gallery member Nora Valdez. 

Milton Academy's Nesto Gallery is excited to host a preview exhibit of Visions/Visiones, titled ‘Connections/ Conexiónes,’ The Nesto show will bring together many of the artists who will be showing in the Qorinkancha Museum show. The Peruvian Convent and Museum are built on the foundation of one of the most important Inca temple sites near Machu Picchu. The Nesto Gallery exhibit will present work inspired by this confluence of cultures. Drawings, models and work that will be shown in Peru by Boston Sculptors Gallery members will hang beside art from many notable Peruvian artists.

Location: Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Art & Media Center (Lower Level)
Address: 170 Centre St, Milton, MA 02186
Gallery Hours: Weekdays 8:30a-3:30p (closed October 11th through 14th)

Curators talk: Wednesday October 9th 9:15 to 10:00am in Greely Auditorium
Peruvian Culture Night: Friday October 18th 5:30p-7:30p. Free and Open to the Public

Participating artists from Peru: Ronald Alvan Alvites, Pablo Yactayo Chumpitaz , Jacob Sulca Gutierrez, Persi Narvaez Machicao, Jose Luis Morales Sierra, Ivan Rojas Tovar & Victor Zuniga.

Participating artists from Boston Sculptors Gallery: Caroline Bagenal, Kim Bernard, Murray Dewart, Donna Dodson, Peter De Camp Haines, Nancy Winship Milliken, Andy Moerlein, Nancy Selvage, Liz Shepherd, Nora Valdez, Joseph Wheelwright & Leslie Wilcox. 

On view through Oct 31st: Convergence
Boston Sculptors Gallery Exhibits on the Christian Science Plaza. 

Check out these upcoming walks and talks on the plaza during the last month of the show. All tours meet at the entrance to The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Mass Ave and walk around the sculptures that are installed on the plaza. The tours end at the bookstore, where the participants can purchase the catalog. The tours are free and open to the public.

Saturday Oct 5, 2013 @ 11am "Poetic Gestures and Material Surprises." Eric Sealine & Michelle Lougee will lead a guided tour of the Convergence sculptures in a morning conversation about adapting their materials and practices to the scale of the plaza. Eric's first language is architecture and responding to the site came naturally. Michelle incorporates plastic bags, such as the wrappers on the New York Times, into woven biomorphic shapes. Come and explore the exhibition with these two notable Boston Sculptors.

Monday Oct 14, 2013 @ 3pm "Sculpture- a Professional Opinion." Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, will lead a tour of the exhibition on the plaza, commenting on the role of contemporary art, monumentality and siting sculpture in a public setting.  This talk takes place during The Fenway Alliance’s 12th Annual Opening Our Doors on Monday, October 14, 2013—Greater Boston’s largest day of free cultural experiences.

Saturday Oct 19, 2013 @ 11am "New Visions & Fresh Perspectives - the future of public art in Boston." This tour will be led by Katelyn Littlejohn Kirnie, Visual Arts Manager, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy GreenwayConservancy and Terry Catchpole, Member, Board of Directors, Arts & Business Council of Boston; and Member, Advisory Board, Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID).
Programming private public sites as well as publicly owned sites in Boston requires funding, community partnerships, politics and poetics. This dynamic team will discuss Convergence in the context of the past, present and the future strategies of making public art in Boston happen as they stroll through the Plaza project.

On Wednesday October 23rd, I will be speaking about Convergence at the Rotary Club of Boston. More info here. The group meets Every Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:30pm at McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel , 34 Columbus Street, Boston, MA 02116
$20 for a served lunch or $5 for coffee.

From the website: 'Each week, we have a luncheon for members, guests and visiting Rotarians. Guests and walk-ins are always welcome and there is no need to notify us in advance.

Since our club was founded in 1909, the Rotary Club of Boston #7 has had over 5,000 speakers. Past speakers have included Boston's mayors, Massachusetts Governors, Red Sox coaches, presidents of Boston's colleges & universities, and corporate leaders, among others.

The principle for our luncheon speakers is to gather together Boston's leading citizens for lunch with top-notch speakers. The speakers are from Boston's business, cultural and political life.

They are a prime reason that we are willing to leave our offices and homes for an hour of friendship and discussion each week.

Come join our club to hear Boston's best speakers. You will leave a better informed Bostonian with a broader perspective. Plus, your participation will support our local and international philanthropic efforts, part of what makes Rotary respected worldwide.'

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