Local Events

The CG Performance and Opening Barrel Ceremony
Sunday, 30 July
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boston Marriott Copely Place Hotel, Salon G-K
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

Opening Barrel
Bonnie Mitchell, SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery Chair

Performance
Yoichiro Kawaguchi, University of Tokyo
Alissa Cardone, Boston performance artist, choreographer

Emcee
George Fifield, Boston Cyber Arts, Inc. and DeCordova Museum

Producer
Toshihiro Yatsumonji, Media House You Co.


The Upgrade! Boston
New Media and the Poetics of Communication

Tuesday, 1 August
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Art Interactive
130 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Moderator
Bonnie Mitchell, SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery Chair

Presenters
Adam Brown
Martha Carrer Cruz Gabriel
Michael Takeo Magruder


Urban Networks at Art Interactive
9 June - 6 August
Saturday and Sunday, noon - 6 pm
Art Interactive
130 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Urban Networks features five interactive art projects that examine social encounters and explorations in urban places. The works in this exhibition employ a range of technological devices that create urban community connections and offer insights into how emerging technologies might play an alternative role in our experience of everyday urban life.


3D to 2D at AXIOM Gallery
29 July - 20 August
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2 - 6 pm
AXIOM Gallery
186 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

3D to 2D features works that are created in 3D modeling software and custom programming languages, and animations that translate from 3D to 2D prints. The work in this exhibition captures movement and time in three dimensions and explores the lines between 3D and 2D representation, reality, and innovations in emerging technology.


The 2006 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
29 April - 20 August
Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, Massachusetts

This year's DeCordova Annual focuses on the quality and diversity of contemporary art created in the New England states rather than emphasizing any over-arching themes based on media, content, or subject.


Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks
1 August - 22 October
Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday, 1 - 5 pm
Fogg Art Museum
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Fogg collection includes over 100 sketchbooks, which range in date from the 18th century to the 1990s. The exhibition includes a selection of this important group of sketchbooks, including works by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jacques-Louis David, Sanford Gifford, Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Henri-Edmond Cross, Reginald Marsh, George Grosz, and Christopher Wilmarth. The installation also includes examples of pages that were removed from sketchbooks before they were acquired by the Fogg by artists such as John Constable, Paul Cézanne, Henry Moore, and Brice Marden.


Made in America
1 - 26 August
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
judi rotenberg gallery
130 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Made in America is a group exhibition that explores the intersection between identity and commercialism. The carefully selected artists have created work that addresses this theme in the form of installation, painting, video, drawing, mixed media, photography, and interactive sculpture. Artists include Brian Burkhardt, Gina Dawson, Leslie Hall, Harvey Loves Harvey, Joan Linder, Sean Micka, Liz Nofziger, Lorna Williams, and Douglass Weathersby


Group Show
13 July - 19 August
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Howard Yezerski Gallery
14 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Howard Yezerski Gallery has been one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Boston for the last 20 years. The focus of the programming at the gallery is mainly painting and contemporary photography with a mix of mid-career and emerging artists from Boston, New York, and Europe.


Laura McPhee: River of No Return
13 May - 17 September
Monday - Tuesday, 10 am - 4:45 pm, Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 9:45 pm, Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 4:45 pm
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

Laura McPhee's stunning large-scale color photographs juxtapose idealized images of the land against the disarming reality of life in the 21st century. Boston-based photographer McPhee spent more than two years in a remote area of central Idaho capturing images that address Americans' conflicting ideas about landscape and land use, and our values and beliefs about our relationship to the natural world. For McPhee, this valley in Idaho is a microcosm of America and the dilemmas that communities and people nationwide face when dealing with land issues.


BODY WORLDS 2
30 July - January 2007
Saturday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm, Friday, 9 am - 9 pm
Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, Massachusetts

BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, created by Gunther von Hagens, explores human and comparative anatomy, health science, anatomy, and physiology through the study of real human bodies that have been preserved using the ground-breaking process called plastination, which provides and unprecedented opportunity to discover the wonders of the human body.