Art Radar – July 16 – 22

Wednesday July 17

Sound Electronics July: Deniz özçelik & William David Mayo
When: July 17, 9pm
Location: Aviary Gallery, 48 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Thursday July 18

Carousel Slideshow (Formerly All Visual Boston) ***This is where I’ll Be!***
When: July 18, 7 – 10pm
Location: Aviary Gallery, 48 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA

!Revolución! IBA’s 45 Years of Victory!
When: RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA: jueves, 18 de julio, 5-8PM | EN EXHIBICIÓN: 18 de julio – 24 de agosto, 2013 | RECEPCIÓN DE CLAUSURA: viernes, 23 de agosto, 6-8PM
Location: IBA, 85W. Newton St, Boston, MA

Seven: A Performative Drawing Project: Autumn Ahn
When: Reception Thursday July 18, 4-6pm, Artist Talk 4:30pm, Show up 7/15 – 7/19
Location: Montserrat College of Art, Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA

9th Juried Photography Exhibition
When: Opening July 18, 7-8:30pm / Adults, $7 | Seniors $3
Location: Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA

Friday July 19

Low-Residency MFA Program Summer Lecture Series: Paul Stopforth
When: July 19, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Location: MassArt, Kennedy Bldg 280a, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston

Performance: Pedro Reyes, Pharmasphere
When: July 19, 7 – 8pm, free with admission
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, MA

Art Beat!
When: Friday night & Saturday
Location: Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Saturday July 20

Art Beat!
When: Friday night & Saturday
Location: Davis Square, Somerville, MA

ARTCRANK, International Poster Design Show
When: July 20, 5 – 11pm
Location: Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston , MA

Daniel DeLuca Live-Work/Shop
When: July 20, 6pm
Location: Blanc Gallery, 110 Brookline St, Cambridge, MA


The Foundry Equation: Solution Set – An Art Initiative and Open House – June 22nd

A string installation by New American Public Art

A string installation by New American Public Art

The Foundry building has been sitting empty and the time has come for the City of Cambridge to decide its new use. This past Saturday, the City allowed local artists to hold an event to explore the possibility of using the Foundry as a public art space rather than selling it to a commercial buyer. The event offered the chance for local artists to show the city what they can offer and the crowd they can pull in, while also allowing fellow artists and community members to see the space being discussed and sign a petition to the city in favor of maintaing the building as a public art space.

I dashed over to The Foundry over my 1/2 lunch break from work down the street so I couldn’t stay long, but I was impressed by what I saw. Art Groups and Artists from accross Boston including The Lilypad, The Hallway Gallery, The Blanc Gallery, Voltage Coffee, and many more joined together to make the event happen in less than a week. Music and art filled the expansive central space and transformed the outer offices into galleries.

"On the Floor and Dreaming" by Jess Anderson

“On the Floor and Dreaming”
by Jess Anderson

I especially enjoyed the way Jess Anderson’s sculptural installation repurposed a former office space.

"Mecomorph" by Victor Genel

“Mecomorph” by Victor Genel

Victor Genel‘s sculture was created completely from folded business cards.

The Foundry Equation had an air of excitement and potential throughout  – a 10,000 sq ft public art space in the heart of Cambridge would be exciting indeed.

Learn more about the Foundry Equation here and sign the petition here.