Following a round of stunning renovations set to be completed this spring, the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library will be regularly showing work by local artists in a series of exhibitions sponsored by the Friends of the JP Branch Library and managed by Uforge. The 2018 Call for Proposals is now open.Read More
Based in Jamaica Plain, Cristina Rosa Nelson combines her academic expertise in history and gender theory with her multicultural background through whimsical, multivalent collages and assemblages.
Cristina Rosa Nelson: IKONOPLASTIC is on view from July 7 through August 31, 2017, with a public reception to be held on Thursday, July 13, 5:30-7:30 PM. The library is open Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 12-8, and Friday-Saturday 9-5 (closed Sundays). The exhibition space is located on the lower level.Read More
The debut show for May and June highlights the work of Steven Edson, 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.
Steven Edson: Road Paint is on view from May 5 through June 30, 2017, with a public reception to be held on Thursday, June 8, 6:00-8:00 PM. Please check the library website for hours.Read More
The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library are happy to announce the following artists selected for the 2017 exhibition season. Over 50 proposals were reviewed by the 5-member selection committee, comprised of both library staff and members of the community.Read More
Following a round of stunning renovations set to be completed this spring, the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library will be regularly showing work by local artists in a series of exhibitions sponsored by the Friends of the JP Branch Library and managed by Uforge.Read More
After closing its Centre Street doors in October, Uforge is excited to embark on a new collaborative partnership with the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.
Founded in 1952, the Friends are committed to sponsoring and supporting various cultural and educational programs at the JP Branch of the Boston Public Library, and have been planning new ways to enhance its artistic offerings. The branch is currently undergoing major renovations, which will result in new public exhibition space available for local artists when it reopens in May 2017. The Friends have teamed up with Uforge to create a new proposal-based exhibition program, inviting artists to submit their work for solo or group exhibitions to be displayed in the JP Branch’s space throughout the year. After a group of community members and BPL staff select the artists, Uforge will manage the exhibits and accompanying events. The Boston Public Library is allowing this partnership to take place in their building as they strive to find new innovative ways to collaborate with the community.
“We are looking forward to bringing our curatorial and organizational skills to a new venue, while continuing to promote local artists within and beyond the Jamaica Plain community,” said Brian Crete, the Director of Uforge.
“After more than a decade of advocating for a renovation that included exhibit space, we are so excited to embark on this partnership with Uforge to manage the new gallery space. We are grateful that the BPL was receptive to this pioneering approach to engage the JP community and enliven the branch with enriching art displays,” said Don Haber and Gretchen Grozier, Co-chairs of the Friends of the JP Branch Library.Read More