Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Leica Gallery Boston Showcases “A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W” from Photographer Eileen McCarney Muldoon

Leica Gallery Boston Showcases “A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W” from Photographer Eileen McCarney Muldoon
Compelling Exhibit Offers Inside Look at Life in Havana, Cuba

December 19, 2016 – Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present “A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W,” an exhibit from fine arts photographer Eileen McCarney Muldoon highlighting daily life in the city of Havana, Cuba. The collection will debut on January 5, 2016 with an opening reception from 6-9pm, and be available for public viewing from January 5 – March 5, 2016.

26.5N, 77.8W denotes the latitude and longitude of Cuba, setting the location for the collection. These photos are the result of McCarney Muldoon’s experiences traveling within Cuba for the past five years, co-teaching photography workshops to fellow enthusiasts on the island. Through these personal encounters, she has captured the homes, lives, and fervent hospitality of the Cuban people and their culture.  Her passion shines through in her honest and revealing photographs. 
This exhibit is McCarney Muldoon’s first at Leica Gallery Boston.  Living and working in Jamestown, RI, her photographic style has been described as painterly, but she prefers to attribute it to her vision of the world, expressed through the photographic expression.

McCarney Muldoon’s work has also been exhibited at Newport Art Museum, The Providence Art Club, Mystic Arts Center and numerous galleries throughout New England and New York. Most recently, she was accepted to the Fine Art & Documentary Photography Show in Berlin for Women Photographers 2016.

“A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W” will be showing from January 5 through March 5 at Leica Gallery Boston, with an opening reception and meet-and-greet on January 6 from 6-9p.m. For more information, visit www.leicagalleryboston.com.


About The Leica Gallery Boston
Opened in 2016, The Leica Gallery Boston strives to bring world-class art to the residents and visitors of Boston, following Leica’s long tradition of excellence and commitment to quality in cameras, lenses, and photojournalism.  By curating exhibits from world-famous photographers and hosting special engagements with featured artists, as well as offering the immensely popular Leica Akademie workshops for one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences, Leica Gallery Boston provides unique and eye-opening programming to further this mission. The Leica Gallery Boston is located at 74 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116, within the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. For more information, visit www.leicagalleryboston.com

About Leica Camera
Passion for creating perfect pictures. Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, design and experience. It is a beautiful collision of art and engineering, and the future of form and functionality. Leica Camera is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the supreme quality and performance of cameras and lenses, and the iconic images that artists and photojournalists everywhere captured with them. For more information about Leica visit www.leicacamerausa.com, or follow the brand onFacebookInstagram and Twitter.

INVISIBLE/FRACTURES - The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse

Invisible Fractures: The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse Photographs by Rachel Tine on exhibit at the Piano Craft Gallery
February 3 – 26, 2017

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Invisible Fractures: The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse, a series of digital photograph paired with audio depicting the emotional toll suffered by victims of emotional abuse, will be on display from February 3 - 26, 2017, at the Piano Craft Gallery with an opening reception on Friday, February 3rd from 7 – 10 p.m.

For this series, Tine invited survivors of emotional abuse to conceptualize visual depictions of how the abuse made them feel, in addition to creating audio recordings describing some of the abuse in detail and explaining how the abuse impacted the victims and how they were finally able to leave their abusers (in the cases where the abuse is not ongoing). “I am intimately aware of how someone can allow themselves to stay in an abusive relationship, and yet it happens every day, all over the world; this is a rarely discussed yet hyper-prevalent, severely damaging issue that deserves immediate attention” says Tine.

Because emotional abuse has been shown too often to be even more damaging longterm than other kinds of abuse, and because the absence of physical scars causes many victims to discredit their own realities, Tine has created this photographic project to empower and give closure to victims of severe emotional abuse, to offer hope and help to people currently in emotionally abusive relationships, to raise awareness about emotional abuse, and to raise money to assist victims of emotional abuse. As part of the exhibition, partner and sponsor Casa Myrna, a Boston-based domestic violence shelter founded by a female artist/abuse victim, will provide information on how to access resources dedicated to helping emotional abuse victims. Invisible Fractures: The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse is sponsored by Casa Myrna, Emma’s Pizza, Lord Hobo, Batam Cider, Hojoko, Around the Corner Framing, Sofra, and Nations Photo Lab.

Gallery hours are: Fridays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment. The Piano Craft Gallery, a historic Boston landmark at 793 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts, is dedicated to offering thought-provoking and engaging exhibitions. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibition and the Piano Craft Gallery, visit www.pianocraftgallery.org or www.facebook.com/gallerypf and racheltinephotography.com. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

13th Annual SoWa Holiday Market

13th Annual SoWa Holiday Market, Boston’s
​ ​
​Original
​ Handmade Holiday Spectacular, Returns to the South End this Weekend (Dec 10-11)​


​What: ​
The SoWa Holiday Market, Boston’s 
original 
handmade
 holiday 
​market
, is back for it’s 13
th season this weekend
​ (12/10 & 12/11)​
 and will be held at 
​​
​​
 
historic 
Benjamin Franklin Institute
​ in Boston's South End neighborhood. 
The annual 
​indie ​
holiday bizarre features the very best of New England’s independent designers, artists and crafters. From the fashionably chic to the traditional gift giver, shoppers are sure to find an original 
​and locally made ​
gift for everyone on their list. Expect to discover an exceptional array of homespun, holiday goods
​ and specialty food items​
, including: handbags, jewelry, scarves, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothing, ornaments, artisan chocolates, paintings, pottery, 
​handmade pet products ​
and more
​. ​

Over 90 vendors fill the 
​lobby of the ​
historic
​ ​
Benjamin Franklin Institute, just as eager holiday shoppers line the block outside, waiting to get in. Admission to this 
​annual
 
​holiday 
​shopping tradition 
is $5, children under 12 free.

 Who:
​​The 
SoWa Holiday Market
​, p​
resented by New England Open Markets
​,​
​ ​is appropriate for customers and shoppers of all ages

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11AM-6PM & Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11AM-5PM
Where: Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116. 
​Customers
 are encouraged to use public transportation as parking is limited. SoWa Holiday Market is accessible via orange and silver MBTA lines. 

​Digital & Social Info: 
 

​About New England Open Markets: ​
In the energizing era of entrepreneurship, New England Open Markets serves over 400 small businesses each weekend, providing them with a venue for their talents and wares, and for the public, a unique shopping experience. Buyers meet the makers, the growers, the chefs, and learn a bit about the goods they are purchasing, where they originated, and how they were created. The vendors themselves, from all over New England and beyond, enjoy a supportive community of like-minded craftspeople, artisans and designers. The authenticity that can be found in the handmade and the independent give a refreshing choice to those in search of the individual. The mission of New England Open Markets is to support that movement. Please visit www.newenglandopenmarkets.com, or www.sowaholidaymarket.net or follow @neopenmarkets on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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