65º is a remarkable encaustic art exhibition involving 25 female artists. Encaustic painting is an ancient technique that artists continue to use today. Generally, wax is heated to a liquid state and mixed with pigmentation. Once the mixture is perfectly melted, the artist will apply it to their surface, most often wood. Then the surface itself can be heated to create a fusion of wax and wood. Before the wax dries, metal tools or brushes can be used to transform the artwork. Some artists embed interesting objects into the wax before it dries. If the artist isn't happy with the outcome, they can reheat it and continue to alter the wax until they are satisfied. Stop by Nave Gallery Annex to get an up-close glimpse of this wondrous technique. OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday DEC. 5, 6-9 pm ARTISTS: Leika Akiyama, Deborah Bohnert, Jodi Colella, Barbara Cone, Kindra Crick, Evelyn Davis-Walker, Joanne F. Desmond, Suzanne Gibbs, Eileen P. Goldenberg, Elizabeth Harris, Suzanne Hauerstein, Laurie Johnston, Suzanne LoManto, Lazaro Montano, Deb Neiman, Julie Nussbaum, Beth Page, Melissa Rubin, Sarah B. Shallbetter, Sophie Truong, Mariana Vieira, Catherine Weber EXHIBITION DATES: December 5-22, 2013
East Boston, MA: The World Peace Mural Tour will make its way to Boston for a special 4th of July Independence Day installation of a “Handwritten Mural” by renowned Miami artist, Renda Writer. The artist will install a “World Peace” mural on the main exterior wall of Iglesias Bautista Sendas de Fe in East Boston (316 East Meridian St., Boston, MA 02128) on July 4th, starting at 10am. The mural will include the phrase “WORD PEACE” spray-painted repetitiously, in a patriotic mix of red, white, and blue. For more details, check the World Peace Mural Tour Facebook Event.
Boston is the first stop on the “World Peace Mural Tour.” The five-city tour will make its way to Detroit in late July and will then head back East to create murals in Philadelphia and Washington DC in August and New York in September.
The World Peace Mural Tour is an artistic campaign and an ongoing art installation project aimed at enacting worldwide change through the power of the written word and the energy behind the w…