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6.28.17

Creative City Grantee Events: July 2017

Deidra Montgomery
Program Coordinator, Creative City

Summer has arrived in Boston, and several Creative City grantees are presenting their work in the coming months. Here are the details for public events you should check out in July:

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Nora Valdez, by Faizal Westcott.

IMMIGRATION NATION | NORA VALDEZ

Immigration Nation is a community art project created in collaboration with community members and artists. The project uses suitcases as a vehicle to tell the story of individual immigrant journeys. Each suitcase will be transformed into a work of art that celebrates individual stories and represents a collective American experience. In partnership with the Urbano Project and Egleston Square Main Street, over 400 suitcases will be produced and exhibited in Egleston Square.

Ongoing through July | Immigration Nation Exhibit
Urbano Project | 29 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

For more information about Immigration Nation check out: www.facebook.com/NoraValdezImmigrationNation

Stephen Hamilton
Stephen Hamilton, by Chanel Matsunami Govreau.

STITCHED INTO MEMORY | STEPHEN HAMILTON

Stitched into Memory celebrates and commemorates the historic and contemporary African Diaspora communities of Boston (Afro American, Afro Caribbean, and Afro Latino) through an exploration of West African textile traditions.  In collaboration with the Friends of Fort Point, Stephen Hamilton, lead artist, will bring together Boston youth who will embark on a creative and educational journey that culminates in an installation that will span 6 ft. x 30 ft. composed of cotton canvas, muslin, and handwoven cloth, dyed in natural Indigo, incorporating bead work, embroidery, and other traditional arts.

July 13, 2017 | Exhibit Sneak Peak & Panel Discussion | 6:00-8:00 PM | Free; registration required
Atlantic Wharf | 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

July 22, 2017 | Opening Reception | 7:00-10:00 PM
Waterfront Square | 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

For more information about Stitched into Memory visit: https://stitchedintomemory.tumblr.com/

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Fiona O'Connor, Andrea Tamkin, and Richard Youngstrom, by Jon Truslow.

LATIN QUARTER MOSAIC PROJECT | RICHARD YOUNGSTROM, FIONA O’CONNOR, and ANDREA TAMKIN

The Latin Quarter Mosaic Project is a unique community-driven mosaic art installation at the Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza in Boston’s Latin Quarter, Jamaica Plain. Community members will contribute to the design of two hanging mosaic pieces on the face of the Church, mosaic stair risers at the main entrance, and on mosaic table tops on the picnic tables in the Plaza. Community volunteers and youth leaders from partner Hyde Square Task Force will learn how to create mosaics and will share their knowledge during community workshops producing the mosaics in the Plaza during the spring and summer. The mosaics will enrich this well used community space.

July 12, 2017 | Mosaic Workshop | 6:30 PM
Plaza of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament| 30 Sunnyside Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130

July 19, 2017 | Mosaic Workshop | 6:30 PM
Plaza of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament| 30 Sunnyside Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130

July 26, 2017 | Mosaic Workshop | 6:30 PM
Plaza of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament| 30 Sunnyside Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130