Last week I subscribed to the Boston Burners list hoping to find a way to connect with other artists, Burners and like minded people. An email was sent out from the executive director of Harbor Arts looking for volunteers to come help clean up a space they have that they want to turn into a gallery and workshop space. It sounded like the perfect opportunity to connect with a few like minded people so I RSVP'd and spent today helping to clean up the space. It's a sweet little space above the maintenance building of East Boston's shipyard.
This is the space we worked on today. I met a Burner who moved here 5 months ago from Los Angeles. He came to Boston for a rotation as an Occupational Therapist after graduate school and landed a job after his rotation. He was looking to connect with other Burners and artists in the area, as well, so it was great to have someone else there on the same mission.
We took out a drop ceiling, moved all of the furniture out of the space and started wiping down all of the walls to prep it for painting, which starts next Sunday.
All through the shipyard are pieces of art. Huge metal sculptures on the roof tops, on the grounds and lots of other art all over the place. It's like a "where's Waldo" for art.
This one was one of my favorites.
This one is a stop light. I hid the sun behind it giving it some drama.
Do you see it? Do you see the change?
Another huge metal sculpture on a roof top.
These pieces were at the beginning of the pier. So cool.
Colorful zip tie sea creatures.
This is a piece called the chair project. Very moving things painted and written on these pieces.
Hidden behind one of the shipyard buildings are these two old train tunnels that MassPort has allowed Harbor Arts to use for public spaces. Plans are still in the works for these.
I walked down to the end of the pier and found this beauty.
On one of the art pieces sat a pretty little lady bug. So cute.
This was my view at the end of the pier. The beautiful Boston skyline.
It was a good day. Check out Harbor Arts at www.harborarts.org. Super cool organization.