A COLLABORATVE PROJECT BY BOSTON-BASED ARTIST & ACTIVIST KATHLEEN BITETTI + MASS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN’S GODINE FAMILY GALLERY AND CENTER FOR ART AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
The project entails monthly community events from February – June 2012, including a group exhibition About & Engaged at the Godine Family Gallery from May 8 through June 29. For more info on the project, free events, and exhibit please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE TUESDAY EVENTS AT MASSART:
MARCH 20, 7pm, POZEN CENTER Gathering for artists of all disciplines* to learn about the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project and its activities to reconnect Boston Public Schools to the community. For more info on the project visit http://bbdplearningnetwork.wordpress.com
APRIL 17, 7pm, ROOM NORTH 181 HOW TO ENGAGE! PANEL DISCUSSION to discuss strategies for how to engage with policy makers, arts and non-arts organizations, and communities.
Panelists include: Henry Barrett, Office of State Representative Smitty Pignatelli and co- chair of the State House Cultural Caucus; Kathleen Bitetti, artist & co-founder of Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC)/ArtistsUndertheDome.org; Shannon Erwin, artist & state policy director for Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA); Cecilia Méndez, artist & Director of the Center for Art and Community Partnerships, MassArt; and Mario Quiroz, photographer. Please note panelists subject to change.
MAY 8, 5-7pm: Reception / 7pm: Artist Talk, GODINE FAMILY GALLERY A reception and Artist Talk in the About & Engaged exhibition, featuring work by Genara Banzon, Kathleen Bitetti, Gail A. Burton, Michael Dowling, Rinat Harel, and Mario Quiroz. About & Engaged is on view from May 8 – June 29.
JUNE 26, 7pm, GODINE FAMILY GALLERY A community gathering for artists of all disciplines* who create socially engaged work. The gathering is presented in collaboration with www.artistsunderthedome.org; Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory, New England; and Mass College of Art and Design’s Godine Family Gallery and Center for Art and Community Partnerships.
*includes visual, performing, craft, film, new media, and literary/spoken word
Special thanks to Stephanie Street of the Godine Family Gallery and the Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP) for support and additional funding.
CACP cultivates innovative, sustainable relationships with the broader community to explore and expand the relevance of art in public life.