City Hall Galleries
The Mayor's Gallery exhibits work by Boston artists who have received recognition for their artwork through grants, awards and other types of public display.
The Scollay Square Gallery showcases the many arts organizations and artists community groups that support Boston artists throughout the city.
Location: Mayors Gallery, 5th floor (Directions)
Dates: October 14 - November 13, 2015
INTRICACIES is series of work is a culmination of loosely obsessive mark making. The objective is to pull the viewer in to see each brushstroke in affiliation with its intricate cut. Both the painting and cutting process feels zen, although meticulous and monotonous. Negotiating colors, sharp angles, and miniscule cuts is what motivates me. The repetitive motion and tedious process is comforting and allows me to push myself ever so slightly into inventing new shapes and angles. I begin by creating (mostly) symmetrical designs with acrylic paint applied to colored paper with a flat brush. Nothing is preplanned or sketched out. Each stroke informs the next. The balance of color and vibrancy is important for for the equilibrium of the soon to be object. Once laid out, I begin cutting attentively around each marking, leaving an outline of the colored paper surrounding the stroke for consistency. When released from the background paper it becomes an object of its own
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Location: Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd floor (Directions)
Dates: November 16, 2015 - January15, 2016
3rd annual Massachuseets College of Art and Design Student Art Exhibition
“Born of a pioneering spirit, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is the nation’s first independent public college of art and design—and the first art school to grant a degree.”
Just in time for the holidays the exhibition will showcase the talent and creativity of the students that currently attend this world class art & design college. Curated by Elizabeth DiCicco, who organizes the Mass. Art Holiday sale every year, the exhibition will feature paintings, graphic design, sculpture and jewelry.
Location: 2nd Floor Mayor's Neighborhood Gallery and the 3rd Floor Lobby
Dates: November 1 - 30, 2015
Art work by the disabled and Homeless of Boston
ArtLifting is an award-winning Boston-born social enterprise that sells life-changing art. The online art gallery features inspiring artwork created by homeless and disabled artists from across the country. The company sells original art,as well as prints, so artists can earn more income from each image.
The startup launched in December of 2013 and has been featured in dozens of news sources including CBS, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, ABC, CNET, and the Boston Globe. The organization won Boston Mayor Walsh's top social impact award in 2014, the MassChallenge Henry Prize for Social Impact, and was selected as a 2015 Game Changer by the Boston Globe.
Directions & Locations
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Mayor's Art Gallery:
Located on the 5th floor of City Hall. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 5th floor, follow signs to Mayor's Office: signage marks the gallery entrance. If you are planning to attend an opening you must enter from Congress Street.
Scollay Square Gallery:
Located on the 3rd floor/main lobby of City Hall. When entering from Congress St, take elevators to 3rd floor, proceed through lobby, passing the information desk on your right. The gallery is ahead of you. When entering from City Hall Plaza, proceed through lobby, passing the information desk on your right. The gallery is ahead of you. Signage marks the gallery entrance. If you are planning to attend an opening you must enter from Congress Street.
Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery:
Located on the 2nd floor near the South Elevators. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 2nd floor.