Image by Richard Heath
Steven Edson | Road Paint
Public reception to celebrate the premier exhibition in the new art gallery space. The show will be up from May 5th to June 30th.
Steven Edson is a photographer based in Belmont with a keen eye for detail and fondness for pattern and texture. Edson captures abstract selections of paint found on city streets, boiling them down to an essence of line, shape, and color. His works make the familiar suddenly unfamiliar, reframing pavement traversed unnoticed by so many pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers every day. Each photograph carries multiple levels of interpretation, whether viewed literally, figuratively, or abstractly.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.
The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome the new chapter of the JP Branch Library, including rousing Irish songs and tunes, boisterous maritime music, revivals from their long tradition of performances, original tunes, and some delightful surprises. A $10 donation is requested. Snacks will be on sale. The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society are a recipient of the City-Wide Friends of the BPL Inaugural BPL Benefactor Award and have been holding this annual fundraiser for more than 30 years - help them support the JP Plain Branch and treat yourself to a wonderful evening.
Cannot attend but still want to contribute? Please use the Donate button on our website to send in a contribution. Thank you!
The Mayor has established a new Percent for Art program for the City of Boston, and the first proposed project is associated with the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch! This new program will bring public art to Boston's neighborhoods via capital improvement projects. This meeting is the first in a series and will be used to gather input from community stakeholders. That way, the City can use that information when they draft the Request for Proposals (RFP) that will go out to artists.
Please attend this meeting and let your voice be heard about what art will decorate the exterior spaces of our renovated JP Branch Library!