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Go & See: Tuesday 10 – Monday 16 June

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Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events, screenings, exhibitions, performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see:

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Clint's Pick!
Tuesday June 10*

Matthew Ritchie, Games of Chance and Skill, 2002. Mixed media hallway installation, Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center (Bldg. W35), 1st floor hallway.

MIT, 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Bartos Theater (Lower Atrium Level), Cambridge MA
Catalyst Conversations: Technology & Art in Public Places
Catalyst Conversations and Boston APP/Lab are excited to present a conversation about the influence — actual and potential — of technology on the creation and appreciation of art in public places.
Schedule:

5 — 6 pm: A Walking Investigation: Public Art @ MIT
Tour the MIT List Visual Arts Center’s public art collection with List Assistant Curator Alise Uptis and Ron Mallis, Director, Boston APP/Lab

6:30 — 8 pm: Discussion between scientists, artists and architects
George Fifield, Director, Cyberarts, Inc.
Primavera De Fillipi, Researcher, CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II and Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Matthew Blumberg, Founder and Executive Director, GridRepublic
Dan Sternof Beyer, Founding member of New American Public Art
Camilø Alvårez, Director, Samson Projects
Pedro Alonzo, Independent Curator
Ron Mallis, Director, Boston APP/Lab

8pm: Reception & Networking

Free

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Friday June 13 2014 - Sunday June 27

The Howard Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA
this is not not about you

Annie Blazejack and Geddes Levenson, Coe Lapossy, Courtney McClellan, Molly Segal

The five artists of this is not not about you engage a single viewer through painting, sculpture, performance and text. Whether creating for a specific person or a theoretical audience, these artists traverse love, desire and friendship as a process of making. The work addresses the audience by naming, depicting or enticing this narrow viewership. The resulting show engages the audience by providing access to this conversational, insular world. Crossing mythical waters or social media, this work calls out and waits for a response.

Opening Reception:
Friday June 13
7-9 pm / Free

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Tuesday June 10 2014 - August 22

Mary Kocol, The Photographer's Garden

Suffolk University Gallery 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
Dreaming Gardens

A garden brings many things to mind, even for urban dwellers — a longing perhaps for Eden, a perfect enclosed space, a divine garden. The artists in the exhibit all have a profound relationship to gardens; many of them are practitioners in the yard as well as in the studio. The works range from drawings to installation, knitted sculpture, photography and video. Many metaphors are expressed when thinking about the idea of the garden: a place of beauty, a sacred space, of contemplation and refuge. These ideas continue to pervade the work of contemporary artists, writers, designers and gardeners themselves, as they have for centuries.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Meg Alexander
Avy Claire
Beth Galston
Barbara Gallucci
Mary Kocol
Barbara Moody
Ann Wessmann
Melita Westerlund

Gallery Talk: Gardens of the Mind - Lecture by Patrick Chassé, 5:00p.m.
Patrick Chassé is an educator, landscape architect, ecologist, writer, and
landscape historian. He is particularly interested in the connections
between art and gardens and the evolution of both expressions within a
given cultural period. As former Curator of Landscape at the Isabella
Stewart Gardner Museum, he sought to explore and compare prominent
examples of gardens designed by artists and art made by gardeners.
Gardens of the Mind traces some of these progressions.

Opening Reception:
Thursday June 12
5-7pm

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday & Sundays: 12 - 5 pm

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Saturday June 14 2014 - August 30 2014

"The Sky of the Motherland Calls Us"

Museum of Russian Icons 203 Union Street, Clinton, Massachusetts
Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era

The new exhibition, Darker Shades of Red offers visitors a rare opportunity to reexamine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Union’s official brand. Strikingly graphic and explicit in its socialist message, the collection reveals the economic, social and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the mid 1940s to 1990.

The objects in Darker Shades are drawn from the private collection of Gary Hollingsworth, a Florida art restorer who traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union. The exhibit includes 55 original Soviet posters (w/ translations) and assorted ephemera like medals and orders, statuettes and factory banners.

Tuesday - Friday 11AM - 3PM
Saturday 9AM - 3PM
Open Thursday evenings until 7PM
Free

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Friday June 13 2014

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowe's Wharf, Boston, MA
Music & Movie Fridays: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille can be found on the water side of the hotel. The cafe hosts a summer movie series called Music & Movie Fridays, and formerly known as Movies by Moonlight. An outdoor screen is set up on the side of the large gazebo. Restaurant patrons and pedestrians can watch a movie and enjoy the ambience of the waterfront.

Sunset (8:22pm)
Free

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Friday June 13 2014 — Sunday June 15 2014

South Shore Art Center 41 Highland Ave, Cohasset, MA 02025
59th Annual Arts Festival

South Shore Art Center's 59th annual Arts Festival takes place on Father's Day weekend, June 13-15, 2014 outdoors on Cohasset Common. Over 90 juried craft artists, fine art tent, music, food, children's activities, demonstrating artists and more. Jazz reception with Kenny Wenzel and Friends Saturday June 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Friday June 13: 1-7
Saturday June 14: 10-7
Sunday June 15: noon-5.
Suggested donation $5.

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Carley's Pick!
Thursday June 19 - Saturday July 12

Leah Piepgras, Thought Cloud , Foam, 11 x 7 x 5", 2014

GRIN, 60 Valley St, Unit #3, Providence, RI
!SUPER VISION! LEAH PIEPGRAS
GRIN is pleased to present !SUPER VISION!, an exhibition of 2D, 3D and installation work by Leah Piepgras.

!SUPER VISION! develops and acknowledges the act of self reflection as a primal urge to understand ourselves and the world around us more deeply. Through drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, Piepgras supplies tools to deconstruct and reassess the relationship to the self, while examining a connection to physical surroundings.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 19, 5-9pm
Hours: Open Saturdays 12-5PM, by appointment or chance.
Free


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