The Piano Craft Gallery is excited to host
“Spaces of Belonging”
Join us for the Reception:
Friday August 5, 2022: 6-8PM
Event Producer: Woody Rockwell Industries (@woodyrockwell @uncleherby)
Show Dates: August 5-28 2022
Fridays 6-8PM, Saturdays 12-5PM, & Sundays 12-5PM
Each year, a Boston-based artist engages across the Eliot School’s programs to create work around a chosen theme. Teen Bridge participants support the artist as Fellows during an intensive process of collaborative design, art making, and community engagement.
Teen Bridge and Artist in Residence program are made possible through the generous support of The Adelard A. and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation, Boston Private Industry Council, BPS Arts Expansion Fund at EdVestors, City of Boston Department of Youth Engagement & Employment, Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, The Joe Kalt & Judy Gans Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, Maureen and David Moses Family, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Art’s Public Art for Spatial Justice program, with generous support from the Barr Foundation, New World Foundation, general support from Mass Cultural Council, and individual donors.
Teen Bridge and Artist in Residence are also funded in part by Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Expansion, a multi-year effort focusing on access, equity, and quality arts learning for BPS students. The BPS Arts Expansion Fund, managed by EdVestors, is supported by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Katie and Paul Buttenwieser, The Klarman Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, and other individuals. BPS Arts Expansion is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Teen Bridge and Artist in Residence were made possible with funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts' Public Art for Spatial Justice program, with generous support from the Barr Foundation.
"SPACES OF BELONGING"
How do we shape the spaces that shape us? The 2022 Eliot School Artist in Residence Project—“Spaces of Belonging”—will explore this question by engaging Teen Bridge fellows, students from English High School, and members of the surrounding community in the process of planning and creating a public mural at The English High School in Jamaica Plain. Artists in Residence GoFive and TakeOne will engage the community in a process of active place-making that invites them to celebrate the beauty of their community, reconnect with their physical space, and build a sense of belonging amidst the pandemic’s fragmentation.The residency will culminate with the unveiling of the mural and an accompanying exhibition at Piano Craft Gallery.The final artwork will be a lasting reminder of the power of creativity and the resilience of the school community, young artists, and the surrounding neighborhood.
The Piano Craft Gallery, Inc. is located in a historic Boston landmark and works to eliminate common barriers to accessing the arts such as race, education level, and class by guiding our operation through an anti-racist and inclusive lens. The Piano Craft Gallery, Inc. does this by sharing, promoting, and celebrating the work of racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse artists of all abilities with the public. This results in diverse networks of individuals accessing the gallery space and experiencing the arts. The Piano Craft Gallery, Inc. provides a free, handicapped accessible venue in Boston where people can enjoy and learn about the diversity of art-making and performing in the Greater Boston area. Additionally, the Piano Craft Gallery, Inc. provides an affordable community venue for public and private events.
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