Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events, screenings, exhibitions, performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see this week:
Friday July 26*
Lauren O’Neal, The Earnest Contingent
Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
Panel Discussion: Fail Better: A Salon on Works-in Progress
Join Joanne Desmond, Kirsten Reynolds and Leika Akiyama for a discussion about artistic experimentation and the role of process and failure in artmaking. How do artists conduct research and development? Can the idea of the temporary, the half-baked, or the “why not” be used as productive strategies for both making and viewing art? Artists are welcome to bring an experiment, work-in-progress or failure along to share their own perspective. This panel discussion is part of the first residency program at the Nave.
6-8 pm / Free
Saturday July 27 & Sunday July 28
The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston MA
Come play with the art at FIGMENT, an annual participatory art festival that brings together the community and inspires all ages in the creation and celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible. FIGMENT is completely free to the public and yet non-commercial, independently produced by volunteers and artists.
7/27: 11am—11pm | 8/28: 12—6pm / Free
Monday July 22 — Saturday August 24
Saturday July 27 — Sunday October 13
Elm Park, 284 Highland Street, Worcester, MA
ART IN THE PARK
The first biennial and fifth year celebration of large-scale sculptures, artists, friends, families, and community in historic Elm Park.
Opening Reception: Saturday July 27
Rain Date: Sunday July 28
5-8pm / Free
• Next Week
Tuesday July 30
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA
Considering the Future: A Discussion with Andi Sutton
Join WORK OUT artist Andi Sutton’s story telling circle. As each participant selects an action, person, animal, plant, or social structure that they either mourn, fear, or hope will become extinct in the near or the long term future, a poignant discussion emerges about the changing earth, changing landscape, loss, and extinction.
3pm | Free w/ Admission
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