Friday, February 21, 2014

ROOM opens

Me on our first Thursday, a time to place the signage and meet and greet a few visitors. The show is evocative and intimate.
Carol McMahon's Standard and Microwave

There is a visceral feeling of loss and sadness in Carol's and Bob's work...
Bob Oppenheim, Limit

and a vastness in Ted Ollier's Planetary Rings...
Lisa Tung, Best of Boston Mass Art Curator and art advisor to Mayor Marty Walsh,  and her husband Spencer were our first visitors on Sat. right after we finished hanging. They looked and looked and loved the show and the place. On Thursday we had a visit from Cat Bennett, an artist and writer who showed us her new work. And a visit from Liz Heichelbech who wanted to buy Cat's book, Making Art A Practice, and run an improv group in our back space...

We are excited. That's Cathleen Daley, Co-Director, in the window.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

ROOM 83 Spring

Cathleen Daley and I have been looking for the perfect spot to open an alternative art space for years. Well, the time has come, we got an offer we couldn't refuse. A store-front/studio space adjacent to the fabulous Drive-By Projects Gallery on Spring St. in Watertown came up for rent and we took it. We launch at the end of February and will host shows, conversations, workshops, events and a summer work-in-process residency. Visit www.room83spring for more info and like room 83 spring on Facebook for news and updates. 

Here are pix from our first show: Bob OppenheimCarol McMahon and Ted Ollier  in Un-Mapping The Air. Feb. 27 to April 10, reception March 9, 3-5.

Valentines from the Women's Inn

On the 12th of Feb.
A good project. In between lunch and the bed lottery on a frigid day.
Not everyone loves Valentine's day. So we made a bunch for Paul
who works the front desk.