138Re: [MysticCrossing] Digest Number 44
- Feb 9, 2004For some pictures of the Reclamation Artists work at Draw 7 and
elsewhere at Assembly Square check the link below. I put together this
page a few years ago.
Wig Zamore wrote:
> Several of us have pictures of both Reclamation Artists' installations
> at Draw 7, of weekend soccer games at the Park and of the many
> clean-ups sponsored by MyRWA, MVTF, TBHA and others along this stretch
> of Mystic River.
> Local artist Anna Shapiro (member of RA) first created her watershed
> map at Draw 7 during an RA event. One of the RA installations
> had quite a bit of vandalism but the artists prevailed by making that
> part of the event. The second show featured a new Orange Line T-stop.
> Lee and Susan have also done a subsequent Mystic River and Assembly
> Square show at Mobius in South Boston which we have some pictures of.
> One year the Somerville Artists Association was bold enough to make
> the Mystic River the central theme of Art Beat, including an infamous
> fish parade.
> I also have some pictures of a Red-Tailed Hawk sitting on top of the
> TV antenna of a Somerville triple decker, with a pollution spewing
> Mystic Sithe plant in the background and the valley of East Somerville
> in the foreground.
> Finally, we have Roger Frymire's glorious Mystic River pictures.
> Whether I can find all these things is another matter, but I could
> certainly try for a good cause.
> Someday day it might be nice to have a MyRWA celebration and fair
> weather fundraiser at Draw 7. What better place could there be to
> join people coming by water, bike, foot, and transit in all directions
> even if it is a little tough right now? Draw 7 and the AE Dam is
> where the ocean and inland meet, the salt and fresh, the blueblood and
> immigrant, the scholar and blue collar, the water savvy and
> landlubbers, the long history of pollution and the new reclamation.
> Please keep Wednesday evening's 6:30 PM Boston MPO hearing foremost in
> your thoughts this week.
> Expanded public transit in Somerville is an absolutely necessary
> accompaniment to better walking and biking.
> Regards, Wig
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