from Swords - Social Sculpture and Cultural Agency
a presentation by Stella McGregor, Founder + Artistic Director of the Urbano Project
November 7, 2011 7:00 - 9:00pm
MIT's Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St. Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public
MIT's Zones of Emergency: Artistic Interventions – Creative Responses to Conflict & Crisis lecture series investigates initiatives and modes of intervention in contested spaces, zones of conflict, and areas affected by environmental disasters.
On Monday November 7th at MIT, Stella will speak about her artistic and curatorial history and inspirations, and how Urbano's partnerships and programming are supporting a new generation of young artists to foster change in their communities. In addition to archival footage of projects created at The Space in collaboration with Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, George Fifield, Andrei Codrescu, and others, Stella will present documentation of Urbano's recent collaborations with Boston artists as well as Mel Chin's Fundred project and Pedro Reyes' Palas por Pistolas/ Shovels for Guns.
Free and open to the public. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 617.983.1007.
The Freedom Trail on Trial
Exhibition and performance event at Urbano
December 8, 2011 6:00 - 8:00pm
Urbano's gallery and studio, 284 Amory St. 1st floor Jamaica Plain, MA
15 teens from neighborhoods all over Boston have been working in Urbano's studio since October with performance and installation artist Neil Horsky, creating a series of artistic interventions sited along Boston's iconic Freedom Trail. The group has completed an intense research period, assisted by Boston's Radical Reference librarians and historical re-enactor Andrew Olson. Now Horsky and his teen partners will create new memorials, participatory installations, and performance works that draw attention to forgotten details of the city's history, untold stories of Boston's past, and local history not included in official tours.
On December 8th in Urbano's gallery we celebrate the groundbreaking work of the Freedom Trail on Trial team, and the completion of another semester of exciting arts and performance projects at Urbano. The evening will include a large-scale gallery installation and interactive performance art works by teen students, as well as opportunities to make your own contribution to our project in the studio!
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information please email email@example.com
or call 617.983.1007.
Urbano's free arts and performance programming for urban teens is made possible in part by: National Endowment for the Arts, The Boston Foundation, The Barr Foundation, the Clipper Ship Foundation, The Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, The Frank Reed and Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund I, the Tomfohrde Foundation, the A.C. Ratshesky Foundation, Mount Washington Bank, Foley Hoag Foundation, The Krupp Family Foundation, Culture for Change, the Boston Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Cabot Family Charitable Trust, and Individual Contributions.
Urbano is proud to be a 2011 finalist for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities’ National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
THE URBANO PROJECT: http://www.urbanoproject.org/
Empowering urban teens, community members, and professional artists to effect social change through participatory works of art and performance.
(Kindness of Neil Horsky)