Harborarts Large-Scale Artwork Celebration
Saturday, June 12 Opens International Exhibit
By: Mark Favermann - Apr 23, 2010
Something special is happening at a working shipyard in East Boston. A wide variety of art pieces are being moved into the industrial site of Boston Harbor Shipyard on Boston's HarborWalk in East Boston. The International HarborArts Outdoor Exhibition of Large-scale Artwork, juried by Randi Hopkins, Associate Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston will celebrate its official opening on June 12, 2010.
The shipyard has dramatic views of Boston's harbor and skyline. The Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2-5pm. This will be followed by an Open House during Common Boston Festival on Saturday, June 19, 11am-5pm. The exhibition was juried by Randi Hopkins, Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.
Exhibiting artists are B. Amore, Ralph Berger, David Chatowsky, Robert Craig, Konstantin Dimopoulos, Marisa DiPaola, Gary Duehr, Margaret Evangeline, Mark Favermann, James Fuhrman, Donald Gerola, Gunnar Gundersen with Julia Jacoby and students from Høgskole i Akershus, Lisa Hein & Robert Seng, Paul Howe, Matt Evald Johnson, Annetta Kapon, Stacy Levy, Carolyn Lewenberg, Mark Millstein, Caitlin Nesbit, Lori Nozick, Trace O'Connor, Bayne Peterson, Kimberly Radochia, Derek Riley, Karl Saliter, Paul Lloyd Sargent, and Maayke Schurer.
HarborArts is a global community bringing people together to champion the vital role our oceans, waterways and harbors play in the future of our planet. HarborArts employs the arts to raise awareness for issues affecting our water resources. HarborArts is featuring the Massachusetts Ocean Coalition and information about the member organizations, highlighting their important environmental work on the Massachusetts Ocean Plan. The Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is project consultant. The public is invited to visit and view the art installed at this unique industrial site of a working shipyard at the terminus of the HarborWalk.
Said HarborArts Founder Stephen Israel, “We are excited about enlivening the Boston waterfront with a vital new destination for arts and environmental stewardship. Having lived at the Boston Harbor Shipyard (in a boat docked there) for six years now and worked there with a team of artists myself, I realized that I want to combine my love for art with my concern for preserving our oceans and waterways. We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to host all this great talent here.”
On June 12 and 19, City Water Taxi from Long Wharf Marriott to Boston Harbor Shipyard will cost $15, a $2 savings. Call 617.422.0392 or visit www.citywatertaxi.com. Public transportation is close-by at the MBTA Blue Line stop Maverick Station. For more information about the HarborArts Outdoor Gallery and to obtain photos of the art installations, please contact Lit Andersen, HarborArts Director of Communication at 914 417-7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Christina Lanzl of UrbanArts at email@example.com or 617 879- 7973, or visit www.harborarts.net.
About HarborArts | www.harborarts.net HarborArts is a global community bringing people together to champion the vital role that our oceans, waterways and harbors play in the future of our planet. HarborArts uses public art and the web to bring attention to issues and solutions that affect the quality of our harbors, waterways and oceans. It promotes environmentally responsible solutions and creative new ways of living and working that respect our water resources. The goal is to inspire individuals, corporations and communities to take action that will lead to solutions for these issues.
About Coastal Marine Management | www.bhsmarina.com Boston Harbor Shipyard, managed by Coastal Marine Management, is hosting the HarborArts Outdoor Gallery. It is a historic shipyard that represents the essence of Boston's maritime tradition. During the 19th century, some of the world's fastest clipper ships were built there. Today, the marine industry is still very much alive at Boston Harbor Shipyard, from modern day boatbuilding to marine support services.
About UrbanArts | www.urbanartsinstitute.org Celebrating its 30th year, the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (UrbanArts, Inc.) works to promote excellence in public art and design. This mission is accomplished through services which facilitate public art and design projects, through educational programs for professionals and students, and through public policy advocacy. The Urban Arts Institute is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with MassArt to strengthen each institution's commitment to the study and practice of public art and design.
About the Massachusetts Ocean Coalition | www.massoceanaction.org The Massachusetts Ocean CoalitionÃ¢Â€Â¨is committed to helping Massachusetts create and implement the best ocean management plan possible — one that fairly represents all interests, is based on the best available scientific information and, ultimately, supports resilient ocean ecosystems, productive economies and vibrant communities. Forty partner organizations joined together to pursue this common agenda.
About Common Boston | www.commonboston.org Common Boston is a committee of the Boston Society of Architects, and was founded in part by a grant from the American Institute of Architects’ 150th Anniversary Blueprint for America program.Ã¢Â€Â¨This year, Common Boston's Festival will offer 10 days of June events in six Boston neighborhoods! Its mission is to inspire people who live and work in the Boston area to collectively and effectively shape a sustainable, equitable, and beautiful built environment. Common Boston coordinates walking tours, open buildings, public art displays, and neighborhood forums in partnership with community organizations in order to raise public awareness of the built environment and encourage informed public involvement in the design process.