Weekly Wrap-Up for August 16th, 2013

macro x public hanging x coal bin x invisible cities x micro


Highland Street Free Fun Fridays

(The work of Mary Reid Kelley, currently on view at the ICA)

“Free fun fridays invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. No registration or tickets required. Visit and enjoy!”

Free Attractions for August 16th, 2013:



Michele Lauriat – Spot Pond

When: On view through August 25th, 2013

Where: Branch Gallery, 18 Holden St., North Adams, MA 01247

How: Official Website


Public Hanging 24

When: On view through September 15th, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday August 17th, 7-10PM

Where: Gallery X, 169 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Our annual community art show.”


Peter Arvidson, Blair Bradshaw, Larry Calkins

(The work of Larry Calkins)

When: On view through August 28th, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday August 16th, 2013

Where: Rice Polak Gallery, 430 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The Rice Polak Gallery holds a prominent place in Provincetown, Massachusetts as one of the primary venues for contemporary art. Founded by Marla Rice and Richard Polak in 1992 the focus of the gallery is on the quality and context of artwork. Marla Rice assumed sole ownership of Rice Polak in 2005. The gallery represents a select group of emerging and established artists whose work is both contemporary and contemplative. The gallery is not media specific and shows a wide cross-section of artistic approaches, including, paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography and installations.”


The Coal Bin Project

When: Friday August 16th, 2013 8-10PM

Where: Water Fire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Megan and Murray McMillan, The Coal Bin Project
This one-night performance will be a celebratory processional where musicians, artists and friends will gather to march the McMillans’ nine enormous constructed “coal boulder” sculptures through the WaterFire space to be loaded into waiting trucks. These boulders will then be driven to North Adams, MA where they will be installed for a video shoot in an unused coal bin in the Boiler Plant building at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).There will be food trucks, music, and audience participation is welcomed. Parking is available on-site.”


Steez Magazine 28th Release Party 


When: Saturday August 17th, 2013 4:00PM

Where: 17 Cox, 17 Cox Court, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

How: Official Website

What/Why: “It’s our 28th issue release party at 17 Cox gallery in Beverly, MA. Free food, outdoor art show, free beer from Gansett, tons of giveaways and a 50+ foot graffiti wall with free paint to go crazy on. We’ll have a mini ramp on site for the day to shred so bring your deck. Also, 20 people are gonna get their own blank deck to spray paint and skate or hang on their wall, courtesy of Vitamin Water. 4pm till it’s over. Do you really need more of an excuse to party? Any age can attend, must be 21+ to drink”


Summer Art Exhibition & Celebration

When: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Artists For Humanity EpiCenter, 100 West Second Street, South Boston

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Who-130 AFH teen artists, mentors, and supporters of Artists For Humanity. Why-To celebrate, see and purchase the art and design work created this summer by Boston teens employed by AFH in seven AFH Studios (Painting/Murals, 3D Design and Sculpture, Photography, Graphics, Video, Screen Printing, and Web Studios)

What- Exhibition:  Artists For Humanity’s Lewis Gallery will present art and design, created during the past 7 weeks by AFH paid youth employees, that includes: artwork inspired by excursions to Boston’s Harbor Islands; large and small scale paintings – from portraits, to abstract, to city and landscapes, to playful, to graffiti; NEW jewelry designs made from repurposed materials; t-shirts designed by AFH graphic designers and produced in the Screen Printing Studio; NEW ReVision wall collages, stools and coat racks made from plastic bags and magazine covers, and more!!! Art to buy:  Artists will be there to talk about their work available for purchase. 50% of proceeds will go to the artists, the rest to support Artists For Humanity programs. “



(Hello, Pork Chop, Dana Ellyn)

When: On view through August 25th, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday August 16th, 6-9PM

Where: AMP: Art Market Provincetown, 148 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “‘LIVING . . . ROOM’ features new works by: Keith Krisa: Living Room Series, Jennifer Moller: Pools, Matt Sesow & Dana Ellyn: Take No Prisoners, Sam Smiley: TUNLvision |+ 14inches gallery|”


And finally, my pick of the week..the smallest museum in the world!..

The Mµseum’s inaugural exhibition – Invisible Cities

When: On view through October 11th, 2013

Where: The Micro Mµseum, 72½ Union Square (between the Subway and The Independent), Somerville, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The Mµseum’s inaugural exhibition, “Invisible Cities”, will focus on the physical and emotional landscape of the city; like the museum itself, the work included will explore the intricacies of the urban environment, and what it means to inhabit this mutual space.”


Say hi:


Oh, you were looking for something to do Friday September 20th from 6:00-8:30PM EST?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! 

Shameless. Have a great weekend. ♥

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