Wednesday, July 12, 2017

You are invited: Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) Exhibition Opening July 20th cosponsored by BU WGS's UNESCO/UNITWIN and the Brandeis Gender and International Development Initiatives!


UVA Exhibition, Crossings Gallery at the Harvard Ed Portal, Allston July 20 - Aug. 22, 2017
Free Opening Kick-off Thursday July 20th 6-8 pm
jazz singer Beth Purcell and keyboardist Brian Friedland
food and drinks, short artist talks, raffle for popular gift cards
Curated by John Quatrale, Exhibition design by Karen Smigliani
 Aline Machado Martini, Charles River Speedway
administration building, digital photograph
Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) and the Harvard Ed Portal are pleased to present Rejuvenation in the air-conditioned Crossings Gallery at 224 Western Ave., Allston featuring 13 women artists who are also members of Unbound Visual Arts.
The launch party for this exhibition is Thursday July 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm with music, refreshments, short artist talks and a raffle.  The exhibition is an opportunity to delve into the life cycle of six historic Allston-Brighton landmarks through the latest Crossings Gallery and the non-profit Unbound Visual Arts curated exhibition Rejuvenation. Through mixed media works by local artists, this exhibition surveys properties in the neighborhood that have gone through a cycle of birth, deterioration, and abandonment or renewal. The works on display also explore parallel processes of rejuvenation in human life and ask how the past and future affect the present. The exhibition is curated by John Quatrale and designed by Karen Smigliani. 

Brenda Gael McSweeney, Oak Square School
 landmark building, digital photograph

The artists include: Marian Dioguardi, Angela Fiori, Deborah Flusberg, Mary Gillis, Heidi Lee, Mariel LeibovichSusan Loomis-Wing, Aline Machado Martini, Brenda Gael McSweeney, PhD, Ruth Rieffanaugh, Diane Sheridan, Anne Silber, Christine Winship.

Cosponsors include the International UNESCO/
UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture & Development based at Boston University's Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS)
Gender and International Development Initiatives/ GaIDI of the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC); and the Boston Public Library's Faneuil Branch Librarian as a special supporter of the exhibit.
See the UVA Exhibition Website here, with the works exhibited, more about each landmark and the Curator's Statement.
The exhibition runs through August 22, 2017. The Crossing Gallery at 224 Western Avenue is open Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 6:00 pm and 10:00 - 5:00 pm on Fridays. It is served by the 66, 70 and 86 MBTA buses and is one mile from the Harvard Square Station.

Do spread the word!