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Dawna Davis at Made in Fort Point
You hold it in your mind all the time at Art at 12 Gallery
Here We Are Who Cares at The FPAC Gallery
Karen McFeaters and Wendy Shapiro on Channel Center
More art around Fort Point
Member's shows and art events
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FPAC's Annual Summer Park Party

Our 5th Annual Summer Park Party was a great success--a beautiful evening, delicious food, and lots of neighbors.    

  A big THANK YOU  to The Channel Cafe for grilling up hot-dogs,  and to Barlow's, Flour, Sagarino's and Sportello for their generous and delicious donations.

  Special Thanks to The Boston Children's Museum's Bridget Matros for judging the Summer Snow Globe Competition!  

The winners were:


Best overall:

Karen McFeaters

(prize: Channel Cafe Gift Certificate) 


Most Historic/Best Crafted:

Jose and Isabel Santos

(prize: FPAC Book)


Most Likely to be Reproduced Overseas:

Lisa Knox

(prize:Flour Gift Certificate)  


Most Fabulous Failure  

Joanne Kaliontzis and Jean Hangarter

(prize: sketchbook for planning your 2012 submission)  



 and honorable mention to:


Michela Davidson: Most Likely to serve as Fort Point's next urban arts center


Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts of Massachusetts/Arts and Business Council: Most mysterious to a pseudo-outsider

Carol Bugarin: One that needs most to glow in the dark

Anna Leliwa: Most delightful

Twelve Chairs: Most sadistic and also most magical






all park party photos:  

Jean Hangarter 


August, 2011
Come catch a summer sea-breeze and see some great art this month in Fort Point:

Next week, stop by after work for a double opening at 12 Farnsworth: Dawna Davis' Evolution is featured at Made in Fort Point, and You hold it in your mind all the time opens at Art at 12, Thursday August 11, from 5-8pm.


Also on Thursday, the artists of Here We Are, Who Cares? will be at the FPAC Gallery at 300 Summer Street to discuss their work. Artists' Talk: 7:00pm.


On Wednesday August 10th from 5:30-7:30, join us for a closing reception for Wendy Shapiro's White Series at 35 Channel Center, part of FPAC's Art Lending Program.


Read on for details and plus our member artists' shows and more art news:


at Made in Fort Point

Dawna Davis  

is our featured artist  

for the month of August   

 Opening Reception

Thursday August 11th, 5-8 pm 



For the month of August Made in Fort Point will be featuring Evolution, a collection of works by Dawna Davis.  Evolution is a mixed media exhibition featuring  paper-making, watercolor, photography, wire jewelry and wall hangings.  A love of color, motion, travel and whimsy is key to all Davis' creations. Says Davis, "My wire pieces allow me to use a free flowing, unstructured style that suits my experience and personality." Each piece is a unique blend of shapes, coils and spirals that wrap together with Swarovski crystals, prisms, semi-precious stones, sterling silver and gold-filled wire or with heavy colored plastic coated wire and artistic wire.   Experimentation with wire and all it encompasses continues to lead Davis' artwork down the evolutionary road.


Opening Reception Thursday August 11th, 5-8 pm   

Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary refreshments from

FPAC, Sportello, and Sagarinos

image: D.Davis



Made in Fort Point sells the art, craft and design of over 75 Fort Point Arts Community members

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   Monday-Friday 11am-6pm

   Saturday 11am-4pm,  

   Sundays by chance

   12 Farnsworth Street, just off Congress



Thanks to Berkeley Investments
at Art at 12

itsnotyouYou hold it in your mind all the time 

August 11- September 30, 2011.  






Opening Reception:  Thursday, August 11th, 5-8 pm  

Artist Talk and Closing Reception: Saturday, September 24th, 2 pm  


You hold it in your mind all the time: An exhibition of experimental work about physicality and perception.  Artists: Michele Jaquis, Heidi Kayser, Jeremy J. Quinn, Sarah Rushford, Marguerite White, Tom Wojciechowski


The exhibition includes projected and monitor based video, sculpture, drawing and photography that takes an experimental, scientific, or analytic approach to the investigation of the mysterious nature of somatic knowledge.


Informed by philosophy, narrative, and neurobiology, You hold it in your mind all the time expresses and questions the folded duality of the self; the notion that the body is our infinitely personal, private selfhood,and is also a physical object in the outside world. Art theorist Gabriele Brandstetter writes of this strange doubleness "The body is a being of two leaves; from one side a thing among things and otherwise what sees and touches them."


Opening Reception Thursday August 11th, 5-8 pm   

Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments from

FPAC, Sportello, and Sagarinos

images above: Michele Jaquis "It's not You It's Me"    


mifp logohours:

Monday-Friday 11am-6pm

Saturday 11-4pm, Sundays by chance 

12 Farnsworth Street, just off Congress


Thanks to Berkeley Investments

at The FPAC Gallery at 300 Summer St.

Here We Are, Who Cares? Part II 

Through  September 2, 2011.   


Artists' Talk: Thursday 8/11, 7:00pm


Sofia Botero, Dell M. Hamilton, Heather M.La Force, Daisy Patton, Ingrid de Aguiar Sanchez 



Here We Are, Who Cares? implies a variety of readings. It is at once breezily flippant and a shrug of indifference at the world's follies and clashes. Subtly sarcastic, this is an ironic announcement of a group of artists whose work ranges from absurd humor to profound pathos. Rooted in accumulated narratives, migratory paths and fragmented evidence alluding to collective memory, Here We Are Who Cares? permits viewers to inhabit several little universes, where things belong to no one and paradoxically everyone.


image: image: Heather M.La Force, A Panorama of Expression  


FPAC Gallery 

300 Summer Street, lower level

adjacent to The Channel Cafe 


Gallery hours:
Monday 9am-3pm
Tuesday-Friday 9am-9pm 



FPAC's Art Lending Programs
FPAC currently has art lending programs with two residential buildings in Fort Point. We feature solo exhibits of local artists, which change every four months. For more information on our art lending programs, contact Gabrielle Schaffner at [email protected]


  At 35 Channel Center:

 Wendy Shapiro: White Series

 through early September

 Closing Reception, August 10th, 5:30-7:30pm  

  viewable by appointment 




  At 25 Channel Center:

 Karen McFeaters: Boston on Canvas 

 through early September

 open for viewing Monday-Friday 10am-4pm 




More art and events around Fort Point this month
Other art events and  shows in the neighborhood in August:



FP3 Gallery presents AQUATIC, an exhibition of the work of three photographers working with water as a source or subject. Works by: Lora Brody, William Hamlin, Thom Lussier. AQUATIC is a collaboration with The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. Through September 28, 2011 at 346 Congress Street. Monday and Friday 10-6, Saturday and Sunday 10-4



Bob's Your Uncle Gallery is showing  Eunju Kang: Flowers and Abstracts. Eunju's work ranges from beautiful monoprints of flowers to mixed media abstracts which combine glue, collage, carving, nailing, tearing and layering. Through September 2011.  25 Channel Center Street.  

 image: Kang



Twelve Chairs presents: Boston by Boston, a Glovebox Production: paintings by Jodie McMenamin and Jay Higginbottom. Twelve Chairs is a home furnishings shop and interior design studio at 319 A Street. 

 image: J. Higginbottom




The Grand Circle Gallery "Travels through Africa"  is extended through Labor Day. Vintage Travel Posters Celebrate 60 years of Tourism to the African Continent  at Boston's Grand Circle Gallery. Hours: Wednesdays, 11-2, Thursdays 11-7, Friday 11-2, Saturdays 11-3 at 347 Congress Street.   

Specail Event:  As part of a series of special cultural events this month, Grand Circle Gallery is pleased to present Fatou-Carol Sylla, artistic director of Cambridge's Under the Sun Dance and Drum, for an interactive event and performance on Thursday, August 11th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The event will include a lecture and demonstration of West African songs, rhythms and dancing, with audience participation welcomed. Admission is free and it is open to all ages. 


"Neighborhood Snapshots" an exhibition of photography  by Elisa H. Hamilton, Karen McFeaters, and Larry Plitt, will be on view in The Gallery at Fort Point Framers, located at 300 Summer Street Suite M4  





More FPAC member's shows and art events 

Our members are showing around town and beyond:  


leslie millerLeslie Miller's papercuts are on exhibit until the 27th of August at Kitchen on the Common in Cushing Square, Belmont, MA.  

image: Miller 





axiomFive artists from the Axiom Group, including FPAC member Heidi Kayser, spent five days wilderness camping on Bumpkin Island in Boston Harbor, where they collaboratively worked on individual projects. The works ranged from the absurd use of solar power, a border control and processing station for alien invaders to the island, an installation made of 74 rolls of film shot on the island, text installations integrated into the landscape, and a performance involving a winged costume made of burnt campfire wood. Works created on Bumpkin Island will be on display in You Are My Sunshine: Axiom at Bumpkin Island, August 19th- September 7th  

image: Axiom Gallery   


Mike  Hammecker  has launched a new website for his art work. The piece is titled "90" Acrylic on Magazine cutout, 3" x 3"  2011. You can see his latest  work at www.mikehammecker.com    






STAT, presented in collaboration with Fort Point Theater Channel:
STAT is a series of interdisciplinary performance events. Like ancient Greek theater, they fuse social functions & sociopolitical ideas. Each event will be site-specific, and based on a particular concept, combining new writing with performances by local actors and artists, music & dancing.  The concept in question is liberty. August 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 10 Channel Center St, Fort Point. Boxing and poetry at 8:30 PM, play at 9, dancing afterwards. $10 suggested donation. 18+   


Steven Muller and Robert Siegelman are featured artists in That's So Gay Boston Pride Exhibit show at Bunker Hill Community College, a group exhibit of Boston-area GLBT artists whose work explores the Gay Liberation movement , politics, and identity. Through August 5th. 

 image Siegelman


Works by Sterling Mulbry are included in the show Picture Books at Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. June 7- August 6 , 2011.

image: Mulbry      






Ann Scott 's paintings can be seen in Provincetown on Cape Cod at  Lyman Eyer Gallery this summer.   

image: Scott 




fort point George Vasquez

The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston (FPAC) is a non-profit founded in 1980 to enrich the Fort Point area with an artists live/work population that contributes to the district's and the City of Boston's cultural life.


In Fort Point, artists not only create art, we present two Open Studios events each year, develop and support permanent studio space, organize art lending programs, run galleries and a store, produce temporary public art, and  are active participants in determining the future of our neighborhood. We encourage new ideas, collaboration, connections, and economic growth.

image above: George Vasquez