Windows Art Project - Opening Reception
- Who is this beauty the paparazzi are tailing? Why, it's Miss
She's busy preparing for her first public appearance at the
Project Opening Reception where she'll be presiding over a dunk
for the enemies of the river. The WAP Opening Reception will be held
on Elm Street in Davis Square, Somerville on Tuesday, July 11 from 6
Also at the Opening Reception, see the unveiling of Bill
Turville's Roving Fish Car. Perhaps Bill will take Miss Mystic
spin around the block.
But wait there's more! In addition to these wacky art attacks,
you'll get guided art walks by the Theater Cooperative, live
bowls full of goldfish (the crackers, that is), and free sorbet.
Windows Art Project
July 1 - 30
Davis Square, Somerville
More than 40 artists and activists will bring the Mystic River to
Davis Square with art installations in storefront windows and public
spaces. From literal interpretations to fanciful creations to
thoughtful reflections, these installations will explore the theme of
the river from a variety of perspectives.
Maps will be available July 1 at McIntyre and Moore Booksellers (255
Elm Street in Davis Square).
Selected WAP Artists
Yani Batteau, an artist who enjoys transforming the everyday urban
environment through performance art, will embellish the sidewalks of
Davis Square spray painted fish.
Susan Halter will design a line of "clothes for the River"
using materials including dried fish which can be found
around the Mystic.
Kristen Kern will create an installation of smooth river stones
transformed by photographic transfers.
Using computer imaging, Keith Maddy presents the Square's newest
denizens, a whole new species, part fish and part man.
Lee Mandell and Susan Berstler create a living column of fish
suspended above a beach of salt.
Jason Player's outdoor installation piece called "Pool of
Light" creates an underwater atmosphere triggered by pedestrian
Emma Louise Provost Forrest, our youngest featured artist at 10 years
old, has created a quilt about the history of the Mystic River.
Randal Thurston is installing a series of cut silhouettes of
fantastic and naturalistic aquatic creatures; Paul Weiner has loaned
his brilliant portrait of Thurston in the studio, mounted on a
for this installation.
Lee Mandell and Susan Berstler's installation "Fish
Babel" will be a tribute to their recent Reclamation Artists Draw
installation which was destroyed by vandals.
fish for art www.somervilleartscouncil.org