Weekly Wrap-up for July 22nd, 2011



Sideshows x Skillsharing x Silver Screen x Summer Selections x Surrealist Showcase



Free Fun Fridays 2011

(l’Heure de l’Observatoire – les Amoureux (Observatory Time – The Lovers) by Man Ray currently on view at the Peabody Essex Museum)

“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 July 22nd, 2011

1 Franklin Park Rd – Dorchester
TD Garden – 100 Legends Way – Boston
9 Route 183 – Stockbridge
161 Essex Street – Salem


Allston DIY Fest

When: Saturday, July 23 · 10:00am – 6:00pm

Where: Ringer Park, Allston, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: Allston DIY Fest’s main event in Ringer Park! A FREE day of music, art, skillsharing, DIY culture and friends!”

For a list of participants, go here.


BFAC Student Exhibition

(Sarah, Nicholas Burgess)

When: On view through July 31st, 2011

Where: William Scott Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, #65 Thayer Street Courtyard, Boston, MA

How:  Official Website

What/Why: “Our goal is to provide a physical and virtual meeting place for figurative artists in Boston. We like diversity of approach, aesthetic, and philosophy, but we all share the desire to make better pictures by working at our craft and talking with one another. We want to provide artists who paint and draw the figure an artistic location that is neither overly academic nor dominated by current trends. Though we meet to draw and paint from the model every Wednesday and Saturday, this is not just a drop-in group. The BFAC believes that if talented artists come together as a movement, we can change the art culture. Don’t come expecting only to get- come to give and be a part of something.

The Boston Figurative Art Center (BFAC) formed from a group of artists who were enrolled or were considering enrolling in graduate school, but who believed they could achieve a better, more specifically tailored community without the high price.

The Center is part of a trend toward re-establishing guild and atelier-like structures in which professional artists can share knowledge, support and compete with one another. Students can learn about the tools and crafts that are specific to the form of art that they intend to pursue in their professional lives. There is no promise of an empty degree, or a non-existent job, or indeed even of success; only the promise of community and the valuing of real and germane artistic knowledge. To draw and paint well one mostly has to practice and learn by observing how others succeed, and we want to provide an environment that matches that reality.”


With a Little Help from Our Friends

When: On view through August 21st, 2011

Where: Atlantic Works, 80 Border Street, Top Floor, East Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “This time, it’s not all about us. We at Atlantic Works are about community, and we’re inclusive. We’re welcoming. So this July we invite you to see not just our artwork, but work by some of the artists who we think will blow you away. They and we come from all over the world, and have all different ways of seeing. Our Friends show will delight and ravish you with something that maybe you’ve never seen before.”


Celebration of Now

When: On view now through September 11th, 2011

Where: Albright Art Gallery & Supply, Downstairs at 32 Main Street, Concord, MA

How:  Official Website

What/Why: “Albright Art Gallery brings contemporary art to historic Concord, MA. The galleries exhibit art primarily by regional artists.”



When: Saturday July 23rd, 2011 11:00AM-6:00PM

Where: Roxbury Community College Quad, 1234 Columbus Avenue , Roxbury, MA 02120

How:  Official Website

What/Why: “Browse through and purchase unique and one-of-a-kind works of art at the ArtROX! summer art exhibition and show. Local artists representing fabric arts, glassware, mixed media, and other art forms will be on display in the quad at Roxbury Community College for a day of art. Bring the whole family and find something new for the summer!”


World of Wonders

When: On view until July 29th, 2011

Where: Lamont Gallery 11 Tan Lane Exeter, NH 03833

How:  Official Website

What/Why:From Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 29, the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy will present”World of Wonders: Photographs by Jimmy and Dena Katz,” an exhibition of the only remaining authentic traveling sideshow in America. For three seasons, the duo photographers traveled with the “World Of Wonders” show, performed by a group of old-time entertainers who practice skills and feats from decades gone by. Using a large-format camera in brilliant colors, the Katzes’ photographic portrayal of this rarely seen and unique group of sword swallowers, fire eaters, freaks and illusionists capture the beauty, originality, harshness and creativity of the individuals and their daily lives in the sideshow, in more than 40 photographs.”


Silver Screenings Gallery Opening

When: Thursday July 28th, 2011 (note: this event is next week)

Where: Springstep , 98 George P. Hassett Drive , Medford, MA 02155

How:  Official Website

What/Why: “Join us next for the opening of our “Silver Screenings” art gallery.

Featuring the stunning photography of Ian Dobrowolski, documenting modern local Massachusetts movie theaters alongside historical photos of now-extinct Medford theaters and unique vintage advertisements.

Once found on every corner as the social hub of the town in the early 20th century, the neighborhood movie theater became obsolete once cars became available and the American desire for “more, bigger, and better” films took hold of the nation.

Dobrowolski’s collection was inspired by the magic and thrill we can all relate to when attending the movies. He began the project two years ago as a student at the New England School of Photography. “This collection will be a never-ending project for me,” says Dobrowolski. “The theater is something that is so close to my heart. It fascinates me.”

Light refreshments will be served at the reception being held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Silver Screenings will be available for viewing through August 26th, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and evenings and weekends when other programs are in session.”



(Untitled, Kiki Smith)

When: On view now through August 2nd, 2011

Where: Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

How:  Official Website

What/Why: Exhibiting the work of Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Kiki Smith.


Summer Selections

(The Sand is Warm and There’s a Breeze, Stephen Coyle)

When: On view now through August 14th, 2011

Where: Chase Young Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue #57 , Boston, MA

How:  Official Website

What/Why: “A Rotating Exhibition of Paintning, Sculpture, and Photography by Gallery Artists”


Let’s discuss..


Things are really supposed to cool down this weekend. 95 tomorrow? Bring out your scarves and caps, touch a shark, and make it a great weekend. ♥

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