Sunday, September 27, 2009

Art/Boston Date

Yesterday afternoon was about art and Boston.

First we went to see an installation by friend Virginia Fitzgerald, ‘this comes from within,’ which is on exhibit through October 16th, at Medicine Wheel Productions, 110 K St., South Boston, MA. Virginia created an environment around and surrounding a very tall mainly eggshell dress, which is a continuation of her dress project. I really enjoyed it, especially after seeing her photos of her progress on her blog. If you're able to, please try to see the final result of how Virginia spent her summer.

Next we did the Boston Harbor Walk, which starts next to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston and ends near the North End of Boston. It's a great way to see Boston's waterfront and to get a good feel of the city.

I kept noticing grids and pattern and these are some of the pictures I took.

After a quick visit to the North End, and enjoying a gelato, we walked back via the Rose Kennedy Greenway, which is the end result of the (famous) Big Dig, and was the space where the elevated highway through Boston used to be. Now the highway is underground. I don't have any pictures of the Greenway, but the plantings are artfully done, and there are various sculptures and interesting uses of water in a sculptural way, that made me feel proud of Boston.

This isn't art related, but we got a nice chuckle form this sign on the Greenway, and I had to share it.

When we got back to the ICA, we thought we'd stop in to see the Damián Ortega exhibit. Let's just say that when an art museum is closing at 5pm, they're not going to let you in at 4:50pm. Totally understood, but rats! I guess our our timing could have been better. Oh well. We'll make another trip in to the ICA ASAP.