Weekly Wrap-Up for August 5th, 2011

(Every Day is More Exciting Than the Day Before, Lisa Eisenbrey )


Hungry Tiger x A Public Hanging x Summer Constellation x The Welder’s Daughter


Public Hanging

When: On view August 3rd through August 28th, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday August 6th, 2011 7–10pm

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

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Our annual community art show. Come in and see what your friendly neigborhood artists have been up to!”


X: 2011 Associate Members’ Exhibition

(Duck 3, Susan Richards)

When: August 03rd-28th, 2011

Opening Reception: First Friday, August 5, 6-8pm

Where: Kingston Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave. #43 Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

Artists: “Rebecca Arnoldi, Claire Burke, Erika Carpenter, Joerg Dressler, Jeanne Griffin, Robert Maloney, Peggy McClure, Bea Modisett, Susan Richards, Shao-Ping Wang

This year’s group of Associates offers a rich survey of contemporary art practice. Each Associate Member is committed to a personal vision in a strong body of work. Kingston’s Associate Member category developed as a way for the gallery to extend its interactions into a wider circle of artists in the region. The Associate Members group is limited to ten artists who are selected and then invited by gallery members to join the gallery.”


Summer Constellation

When: On view through August 20th, 2011

Where: Montserrat College of Art, Frame 301, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Montserrat College of Art is please to announce Adria Arch’s installation, Summer Constellation, curated by Lydia Gordon. The artist’s multi-media piece radiates twenty-four hours a day in the Frame 301 window. With Summer Constellation’s suspended materials, particular doodles and celestial imagery, Adria uses the street-side gallery as a portal to encourage connection among anonymous participants.

Adria Arch’s Summer Constellation exhibits the artist’s distinctive mark making in a three dimensional installation. Patterns of scribbles, sprays and drips are produced on multiple ten by three foot suspended mylar scrolls. By studying notebook doodles produced by her son, the artist revisits these spontaneous characters to execute the composition of each scroll. The interplay among the imagery evokes a patterning of symbols similar to how the stars appear in the night sky. Arch’s placement of suspended scrolls and cut out paper creates a dynamic visual dialog of the artist’s iconic shapes, speaking to the community of viewers on the street, as well as to the artist’s son.

Adria is inspired by the doodles found in the margins of her son’s high school notebooks. The artist reads these private drawings as an indecipherable language created in the uninhibited state of the doodler. Using these shapes as a source for her work in Summer Constellation, Arch invites her audience into a world unknown to them but extremely personal to her. The installation allows for a viewing experience that creates relationships between multiple sources, mapping an intricate grouping of connections like the patterns formed by prominent starts in a constellation.”



(AVISU, AVone)(note: representative image may not be in show)

When: Friday, August 5 · 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: Lot F Gallery, 145 Pearl Street, #4, Boston, MA 02110

How: Official Website

What/Why: “New York city-based artist, AVone (Destroy & Rebuild) is back at Lot F Gallery in August with a new body of work. “Quotables”, which opens on August 5th, showcases a series of paintings by AVone that memorialize symbolic leaders in the Hip Hop movement (Mcing, graffiti, etc). Using silk screens and various techniques he layers iconic images with city landscapes on canvas.

“Quotables”, opens at Lot F Gallery on Friday, August 5, 2011 with a reception from 7pm to 11pm. The show runs until September 2nd, and is open by appointment. DJ El Amado will be spinning. Refreshments will be provided.”


President’s Gallery August Show

(Testa Rossas, John Gable)

When: On view now through August 31st, 2011

Where: Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116

How: Official Website

What/Why:  This month we are featuring two artists in the President’s Gallery: Fritz Kubitz with a series of Boston scenes and John Gable with a mix of marine paintings and two of his luxury car paintings which echo his experience as a designer for General Motors.


Hungry Tiger Street Festival

When: Saturday August 6th, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Union Square, Somerville, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The Hungry Tiger Street Festival brings a completely new experience, inspired by the Night Markets of the far east, to Somerville’s Union Square. It will tickle, tease, and otherwise engage all of your senses!

For one night, Hungry Tiger will transform Union Square into a bustling night market featuring food and entertainment from the numerous continents and countries represented by the businesses of Union Square. Street foods familiar to those in Brazil or Thailand will be served to passer-byes, with live cooking and food demonstrations. Local artists will be peddling wares and costuming visitors on sight with original one-of-a-kind wares unlike any you have ever seen before. Finally, there will be performers captivating the crowd and blending into this magical, one-night-only environment that you, the visitor, are helping create.

Lantern panting, free face & body painting.

I am Joolien – http://www.etsy.com/shop/j​oolienn
Paper & Sky Lanterns – http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=j0QtdpgT41k
Miss Tess by Tess Aquarium: www.misstess.com
Tenzing Tibetan attire: Tibets Jinten
Kaz – Kreations by Kaz
Lolli Hoops

A constant lineup of fier spinners, hoopers, etc.
Fire set up is being run by the Boston Circus Guild – bostoncircusguild.com
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
Frozen In Time living statues

Ronnarong – Thai
Pao Do Acucar – Brazilian
El Potro – Mexican
Neighborhood – Portuguese
Macchu Picchu – Peruvian
Precinct – American
India Palace – Indian
Kueh Foods – Singaporean
Tu Y Yo – Mexican”


Welder’s Daughter: Safe & Powerless

When: August 3rd-27th, 2011

Where: Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: Elizabeth Alexander: I use embellishment as a transformative tool, employing decorative arts and formal aesthetics as vehicles to evoke desire, prosperity, and escapism in places typically lacking those characteristics.

For “Welder’s Daughter” I am recreating objects from my history as a daughter of a welder, an employee of one, and one myself. By applying properties of drawing, sculpture, and decoration I interrupt the identity of these objects whose class, gender, and utility are so articulately pronounced. I am rewriting my history as fairytale, inserting luxury and impracticality into the familiar objects of the working class world I grew up in: one filled with steel and oil scented hugs and a nightly chorus of soapstone clicking in the dryer.

“Safe & Powerless” is the first incarnation of the “Welder’s Daughter” series focusing solely on safety equipment and powerless hand tools. The theme of the show alludes to the relationship between a father and his eldest daughter during her youth. Lacy laser-cut leathers, ornate paper helmets, and tiny soapstone flowers spin together a narrative of those long days hanging around dad’s shop.



(Shakers Dressed up on Easter for a Pageant, Robert House)

When: Thursday, August 11th, 2011 – 8:00PM (Note: This event is next week)

Where: Guilt, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

How: Official Website

Cost: 21+ event. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $10 via presale.

What/Why: RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!”

List of participating artists here.


Free Fun Fridays 2011

(“Pour des dents d’un blanc éclatant et saines” by Jeroen Diepenmaat, 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!”

How: Official Website

Free attractions for August 5th, 2011:

101 Northern Ave – Boston
577 Great Neck Road South – Mashpee
21 Edwards Street – Springfield
53 Cambridge Turnpike – Concord


SoWA First Fridays

(The work of Beverly Rippel)

When: Friday August 5th, 5:00-9:00PM

Where: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The First Friday of each month, Guild member artists and others open their studios at 450 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118. Meet the artists in their element and view their latest works. The SoWa Artists Guild strives to make art and artists accessible to everyone. Come and enjoy the fun. The event is free and parking is available.”


“This Friday Deconize, Buy Upgraded Technology and the rest of the SoWa Vintage Market will be open from 5-9 pm as part of SoWa First Fridays in Bostons South End. Come check out the artist open studios, and the Vintage Market, refreshments will be served!”  (via Deconize)


(Watching Fireworks, Susan Richards)


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