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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 …

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…