Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dedication Of The Beautiful "Healing Waters" Sculpture By Boston's Mark Davis At Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago

Tomorrow, Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago will be dedicating a large-scale sculpture, “Healing Waters,” by Boston-based artist Mark Davis (represented by the Pucker Gallery).

The recently opened Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is likely one of the most art-focused hospitals in the US. The interior features the involvement of many cultural institutions, including the Art Institute, Lookingglass Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra and more. Each floor is decorated with a different  theme corresponding to these institutions, and reflective of  the hospital’s overall mission of healing through the arts. Standing below the giant whales in the lobby,  it’s clear this is not the average, sterile hospital.

On November 15, the importance of art to the Lurie Children’s Hospital will be brought outdoors through the dedication of a new sculpture over the driveway entrance.  “Healing Waters” by Boston-based Mark Davis is made of blue and green steel and carbon fiber molded plates with a rim of LED lights. Made possible through the generous support of Gigi and Michael Pucker of the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, the piece represents the flowing movement of water and is intended to evoke a calming energy to children and parents arriving at the hospital. Davis is a South Bend native who is inspired by Alexander Calder and was heavily influenced by his time traveling to Chicago and touring the Art Institute.  “Healing Waters” is his largest work to date. 

The new piece has been installed and photographed with one of the donors,  Michael Pucker (of the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation) and the artist, Mark Davis. The official dedication is this Thursday at 6:30 pm, outside of the hospital with a small group of VIPs and hospital employees. They will have the sculpture professionally photographed (alone and with some of the hospital’s children) by the end of the week.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

National Poster Retrospecticus Tour 2013 - KICKSTARTER!!! PLEASE HELP!!



6:30PM - 8:30PM

Featuring Artist:
Patrick Anderson
Zoe Arguello
Music: Cello
Paulo Cesar Pereira
Veronique Epiter

857-919-4278 • 25 Myrtle Street
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114


PLENTY - Featuring Over 50 Local Artists!

PLENTY to celebrate at the opening reception of the 5th annual holiday show! This year's roundup features exciting work in all categories from over 50 local artists!

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Monday, November 12, 2012


November 29 - December 20
Thursday evenings 6:30 - 9:00pm

December 6, 2012

857-919-4278 • 25 Myrtle Street
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114


The 2012 Boston Biennial - Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art

The 2012 Boston Biennial 
Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Presented by The Biennial Project
at The Gallery at Spencer Lofts 

December 2012

The theme of The Boston Biennial 2012 is Illuminating Worlds. 

We The Biennial Project have light which we pass onto others (that's you). As The Biennial Project's own light shines, we give other people permission to do the same. Our spotlight spills over to all around us and we want the world to see you through us.

Did you ever turn on the kitchen lights and watch the roaches scatter in all directions. Things lurk in the dark and when the lights go on shit gets exposed. Whether you worship the sun or think Jesus is the Son of God, we all know we can't live in the dark. Expose your inner self to the world around us. 

Remember we are only as sick as our secrets.

Also don't be beholden to the theme. We just needed to come up something that sounded important.

Open to all artists.  Open to all media, including 2-D, 3-D, sculpture, photography, performance, video, installation mixed media, and art from a kit. All works must arrive properly labeled with name, address, phone, email, and title of work, medium, and price, if applicable.  All work must be secured with appropriate hanging hardware in place and ready to hang.  Entry and release forms must be completed, signed, and accompanied by appropriate fee.

Reproduction of Art Work
The Biennial Project reserves the right to reproduce submitted works for Biennial Project printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, internet, television, catalog, DVD, and magazine.  Copyright and other rights remain that of the artist.

Selection Process
Work will be selected from actual art.  Jurying will involve viewing the entries individually and making determinations on the basis on the work.

Branden Harrington III, noted Boston artist and all around cool guy.
The Biennial Project - a world-renowned artist collaborative.
Someone else - We are working out the details with a very, very important Boston Art Big Shot.

Drop Off, Notification and Pickup of Art Work
All entries will be juried from actual work dropped off at Spencer Lofts Gallery, ground floor, 60 Dudley St, Chelsea MA, Sunday and Monday Dec. 2-3 from noon to 6pm. Notification of acceptance will be posted on our blog by 5pm Wednesday Dec 5th. All art not accepted can be picked up at the gallery on December 15th from 3-6pm.

There is a non-refundable $25 entry fee for one submission per artist. Make checks payable to The Biennial Project, memo "The Boston Biennial." Sales are encouraged.  A 20% commission will be deducted to support the very important work of The Biennial Project.

December 2-3 noon to 6pm            Drop off art work
December 5th                                   Notification of acceptance on our blog
December 15th from 3-6pm            Pick up of work not included
December 15th 6pm-9pm                Exhibition opening and award ceremony
Friday December 28th, 2-6 pm       Pick up all exhibited art work
Contact Information
The Biennial Project
80 Border Street
East Boston, MA 0212
617 913 1871

Here's an entertaining and instructional video with more info on entering the 2012 Boston Biennial:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Photos From The Day Of The Dead Fiesta At The Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology

the hostess of the fiesta 

The Day Of The Dead Altar At The Museum 

 The Day Of The Dead Fiesta Band

 an alter that was made for the event

 flags at the museum

 fire breathing dragon that I bought from The Dancing Chickens of Ventura Fabian local artists

The Dancing Chickens of Ventura Fabian art

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Museum School Art Sale, Nov 29-Dec 2 at SMFA Boston

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is once again gearing up for their celebrated annual event, the Museum School Art Sale. Happening November 29–December 2, 2012, the Sale is a destination for art collectors and enthusiasts alike who want to discover innovative art by the School’s newest students as well as our alumni and renowned faculty.

With thousands of works rotating over the four-day sale—from paintings, photography and jewelry to video, sculpture and more—this is your chance to experience the thrill of your own art discovery. Today’s students could be tomorrow’s art stars: at past Sales you might have found work from Mike and Doug Starn, Lalla Essaydi or Kristin Baker. Who will you discover this year?

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Email if you'd like to illustrate the banner of our blog! ^_^