Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This Collective Pull Part II

Hello all,

Well....IT WAS A SUCCESS!!! This Collective Pull Part II went off without a hitch and was a huge growth from the first installment. This Collective Pull became my curatorial project this past May after I became extremely antsy for a collaborative community. I curated and installed the first show which included nine artists at a friend's apartment in downtown Beverly, MA. After this initial opening two of my friends jumped on board to act as co-curators, and offered up their living room as a gallery space. After emptying out the contents of the room, spackling, scraping, painting and sanding we hung the work of 11 local artists' prints, photographs, sculptures, paintings and drawings for a one night only art exhibition. We had about 40 guests streaming in and out through the night, many of whom stayed and enjoyed the night air and a glass (or three) of wine out on the roof deck. A very special thanks to Julie O'Boyle and Chris Sharp, co-curators who sacrificed the use of their living room and bedroom for the sake of the show! To all the artists who participated: thank you for making this installment of This Collective Pull, bigger and better than the last.

Multiple spaces have already been offered up for the next installment of this show including an historic home in Lincoln, MA and the loft apartment of Dinah Cardin, editor-in-chief of the North Shore Art Throb. I will keep you posted on new developments regarding "This Collective Pull" via this blog. If you have questions about the show, would like to be added to the mailing list or are a local artist who would like to be included in the next installment of This Collective Pull, please email me at this.collective.pull@gmail.com

All images copywright
Julie O'Boyle of Orchid Grey.

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