Your IAI Weekend: Re-Charting Pre-Charted Territory

(Meditations on the Tide, Samantha Fields, video shot and edited by Sue Murad, video and installation are a part of COVE  on Georges Island)

Stop, breathe, listen.
A meditation: as the tide comes in, the piece grows, one stitch per motion of the waves. As the tide goes out, the piece decreases, one stitch per motion of the waves–a doing and an undoing. It is a simple poetic gesture, participating in the ever moving, growing and shrinking edge of the shoreline; the filling up and the emptying out

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All Set: Your #IAI2015 Weekend

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IAI 2015: Soundscapes

This Saturday August 8th, as a part of the Isles Arts Initiativelocal curator, arts advocate, and elusive chanteuse, Leah Hennessy will be bringing the melodies and movements of our region’s most talented performers to Spectacle Island for Soundscapes, a one-day, site-responsive, do-not-miss musical celebration!

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IAI 2015: TIME BODY SPACE OBJECTS 4

(image of participants from Dirk Adams’ 07.25 performance on Spectacle Island, pssst! Photo courtesy of the artist)

Now that 34 has launched and I have 1m40s to breathe, I wanted to take a quick moment to highlight SEEN/UNSEEN and the summer of performances taking place on Spectacle Island as a part of the Isles Arts Initiative.

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You’re Invited: Opening of 34 at Boston Sculptors Gallery

While two of the Boston Harbor Islands, Spectacle and Georges, are brimming with #bosarts excitement this summer, we can’t forget about the 32 other islands off our shore, each with rich, intriguing, and frankly, bizarre histories that are begging to be explored.

In walks 34, the Isles Arts Initiative‘s beacon on land.

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IAI 2015: Weekly Forecast for 07/20-07/26

“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad on the Boston Harbor Islands.”― Jane Austen(ish)

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IAI 2015: Weekly Forecast for 07/13-07/19

Opening day was only the beginning..

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IAI Opening Day: Summary Slide

Still wrapping my head around everything that transpired on 07.11.15. So amazing.

Full debriefing, and images, and schwoop later this month. ♥

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Call for Art: Islands on the Edge

Courtesy of Boston Public Library

“Since their ancient formation by rising sea level, the Boston Harbor Islands have literally been on the edge of the continent, places where land meets sea. With the growth of Boston and its surrounding communities, the islands came to be unusual for their lack of inhabitants and development at the edge of a major metropolitan area. Figuratively, the Boston Harbor Islands have often been on the ‘edge of society’: places used to isolate people, institutions, and activities.”

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The Isles Arts Initiative

The wait is over. 

“This summer, in coordination with the Boston Harbor Island Alliance, FLUX. Boston, the National Park Service, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Greenovate Boston, and the Boston Art Commission, the Isles Arts Initiative (IAI) will transform the Boston Harbor Islands into a canvas primed for artistic activation and social engagement. Taking shape across two islands and featuring an accompanying gallery exhibition in downtown Boston, IAI encourages visitors to reconnect with Boston Harbor, creating intimate connections to the water while also raising awareness of climate change through excellent artistic installations.”

-cue cinematic explosion sequence-

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