“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.”
As a part of the Isles Arts Initiative, the Fort Point Arts Community is hosting an exhibition inspired by one of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park’s interpretive themes, Islands on the Edge.
And yours truly will be the guest juror.
Feel free to think abstractly about the theme. After all, the islands have such a rich, intriguing and often times bizarre history, home to hospitals, alms houses, prisons, casinos, opium dens.. fringe.
You don’t have to be a Boston resident. You don’t have to pay a submission fee. You don’t have to create a Thomas Kinkade lighthouse painting.
When: On view June 29th-September 26th, 2015
Opening Reception: July 14th, 2015 5-7PM
Where: Atlantic Wharf Gallery, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
Deadline is midnight Sunday June 7th – Apply here.
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