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The Art of Boston's Evelyn Rydz

"Raised in Miami, Rydz received an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and a BFA from Florida State University. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include:Plastic Entanglements, Palmer Art Museum, Penn State University;Forever Yours, solo exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;Floating Artifacts, solo exhibition, Aidekman Art Gallery, Tufts University;GYRE: The Plastic Ocean, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USC Fisher Museum, L.A., CDC Museum, Atlanta; theFoster Prize Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; theDeCordova Annual, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park;To Extremes: Public Art in a Changing World, Maseeh Hall, MIT, Cambridge;The Pencil of Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, NY; El Parque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia;Drawing Itselfat Brattleboro Museum, Vermont. Rydz is the recipient of a Brother Thomas Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Drawing Fellowship, an SMFA Traveling Fellowship, an …
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES 33 ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND OF 2018 OPPORTUNITY FUND GRANTS

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES 33 ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND OF 2018 OPPORTUNITY FUND GRANTS Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Cultural Council, today announced 33 artists and arts organizations have been selected to receive grants totaling $32,319.23through the first round of the Boston Cultural Council’s 2018 Opportunity Fund. “There are so many talented artists and innovative organizations in the City of Boston that have creative and unique ideas for improving the City through art,” said Mayor Walsh. “I look forward to seeing these ideas come to life, and the positive impact they have on the community.” The Opportunity Fund was launched in August 2016 with the goal of supporting individual artists in activities that help them share their work with the public, teach others, continue their professional development and hone their skills. Through the Opportunity Fund, artists and educators are provided grants…

Leica Gallery Boston Presents The Myth of Men From Award-Winning Photographer and Director Ahmet Polat

Leica Gallery Boston Presents The Myth of Men From Award-Winning Photographer and Director Ahmet Polat A provocative video and photographic exhibition examining the multiple layers of masculinity premieres for the first time in North America
Leica Gallery Boston in collaboration with Leica Gallery Istanbul is proud to present, for the first time in North America, The Myth of Men by Ahmet Polat from March 1st through April 29th 2018. The opening reception will be held on March 1st from 6pm to 9pm, followed by an Artist Talk on March 2nd from 5pm to 7pm.  Ahmet Polat will also host a Leica Akademie Workshop March 3rd and 4th, 2018 entitled,Reframing the Frame: Reflective Visual Storytelling.
This exhibition is part of an ongoing theater, film and photographic collaboration between Ahmet Polat, creative storyteller and director Lucas de Man, as well as actor Rashif EL Kaoui. The Myth of Men exhibition premiered at Leica Gallery Istanbul during the Istanbul Biennial in 2017, and simultaneous…

Topdrawer Nomad Lectures: An evening with artist Kristin Texeira

"Topdrawer Nomad Lectures are a series of talks highlighting the work and lives of successful creative professionals that live on-the-go. During each lecture, we’ll sit down with a nomad to discuss their craft and dig deep into their story of work, creation, passion, and growth in an ever-changing environment. Our first lecture will feature Kristin Texeira, a Brooklyn-based artist whose imaginative and colorful Memory Maps span São Paulo, to the Seine River, to secret streets in hidden places. We’ll learn about her story and unique artistic style, and how she uses color to decipher her travels and the people she meets along the way.
Tickets include a seat at the lecture and Kolo journaling tools." - Topdrawer 
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018 Time:7-9pm
Location: Topdrawer (273 Newbury Street, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $25 About Kolo-Topdrawer: Tools for Nomads™ "As creative professionals, our office has to fit in a bag. In the course of one day, we might be working on a plane, a train…

New Work by Brian Hart at Northeastern University

Brian Hart's exhibit is currently on display through Monday, March 12, 2018 at Gallery 360.
"My work owes equally to the traditions of history painting and pop art. Themes in the paintings are often derived from stories and myths I enjoyed as a child and, instead of a straightforward approach, I reinterpret these stories using pictures appropriated from a wide range of sources. Images taken from advertising, cartoons, and wide variety of
media are given equal weight with images drawn from the works of the old masters. This is not meant to disrespect the works of previous artists but meant to show how these images can have the same power, importance, and meaning. Pictorial symbols in art used to be a language clearly read by the public, and allegorical paintings had set codes of symbols used in order to communicate to an illiterate audience. Now these same symbols can have a multitude of meanings depending on their context. The dense layering obscures a straightforward interpr…

Kabinett Gallery Grand Opening

Kabinett Gallery is one of Boston's newest and hippest art galleries. It has recently moved into a large two-level space in the South End's SoWa Thayer St. complex. 

The gallery will be re-launching in the new space with an ambitious and wide-ranging new show titled "Killers & Thrillers," opening on Friday, January 5th with an opening party 6-10 pm.
The exhibition features works by more than 50 artists and works from pre-historic to the present. 
Highlights include: Original concept cover artwork for the sheet music edition of Billy Strayhorn's iconic song "Lush Life," from the collection of Duke Ellington.An extraordinary collection of improvised shanks assembled by the Warden of Folsom Prison, ca. 1950Rare etching of Vincent Van Gogh on his Deathbed, by his Doctor Paul GachetMonumental Knife and Brass Knuckle sculptures by Philippe PerrinAn ancient Chinese Warring States Bronze Short SwordCollection of 1943/44 "Practice Bomb" artworks made b…

Emerson College to Unveil a New, Large-scale Projection Mapping Art Installation on the College’s Historic Little Building

The Emerson College: Uncommon Project will launch the College’s efforts to animate Boylston Street; showcase to include works of local artists and Emerson faculty and students On Friday, December 1, at 7:30 pm, Emerson College will unveil the Emerson College: Uncommon Project, a series of visual and media projected art installations that will illuminate the 13-story façade of the College’s historic Little Building.   The Uncommon Project will launch Emerson’s efforts to animate the Boylston Street corridor as well as strengthen the College’s sense of place and identity by bringing to life the streetscape along Boylston Street and across from the Boston Common to inspire, embrace, and celebrate Boston’s emerging diversity. This large-scale projection mapping showcase will combine both moving and static work of local artists as well as Emerson faculty and students – through a newly created studio class Projections on a Large Scale. Viewable on the ground from the Boston Common and the sur…