GILLIAN

James Turrell transformed the Guggenheim in his recent exhibition which is on view for two more days. The way he works with light and space appears simple, but as we stood there and pondered how it was all actually working was mind-bending.  The forms were bright, large and commanded space.  The show was perfectly executed.

James Turrell transformed the Guggenheim in his recent exhibition which is on view for two more days. The way he works with light and space appears simple, but as we stood there and pondered how it was all actually working was mind-bending.  The forms were bright, large and commanded space.  The show was perfectly executed.

View from my new studio.

View from my new studio.

Faberge Revealed at the Peabody Essex Museum is a must see! The level of craftsmanship is astounding and the element of surprise is delightful.  I especially enjoyed the Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg shown here because of the ribbons, floral swags, tall grasses and cattails ornamented with rubies.  The exhibition is on view through September 29.

Faberge Revealed at the Peabody Essex Museum is a must see! The level of craftsmanship is astounding and the element of surprise is delightful.  I especially enjoyed the Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg shown here because of the ribbons, floral swags, tall grasses and cattails ornamented with rubies.  The exhibition is on view through September 29.

September 23, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston


AN ARTIST, AN ARCHITECT, AND A DEVELOPER WALK INTO A BAR… They order their favorite brews and start to talk. Where are the overlapping interests that will guarantee a workable, sustainable model for collaboration that embeds art into a project’s initial design and development concept? What are the opportunities? The constraints? What collaborative tools can be developed to support this effort?
Join BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places on September 23 at 6:30 pm at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) to share your experiences while helping to refine, or even create, this kind of collaboration. Tamara Roy AIA (senior associate principal, ADDInc.), Gillian Christy (sculptor), and Mark McGowan (manager-development, Skanska) lead the discussion.
Meetings are free and open to all, but RSVPs are required. Email rsvp@architects.org with “APP 9/23” in the subject line.

September 23, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Boston Public Library is among my favorite place to go when in search of inspiration. 

Boston Public Library is among my favorite place to go when in search of inspiration. 

Artists represent just 1.4 percent of the labor force, but they have an outsized role as entrepreneurs and innovators who contribute to the vitality of the communities where they live and work.

American Dreams and Winding Walk are on exhibit at Fruitlands Museum through November 3.  This 2013 Art-in-Nature Competition features 10 sculptures sited among the expansive grounds of the museum.  Be sure to pick a sculpture map at the admissions counter to ensure you’ve seen each artwork, then vote for your favorite with the attached ballot at the end of your visit.  
Read about the show here and here.  Fruitlands also features a Summer Concert Series on the grounds that look like fun! 

American Dreams and Winding Walk are on exhibit at Fruitlands Museum through November 3.  This 2013 Art-in-Nature Competition features 10 sculptures sited among the expansive grounds of the museum.  Be sure to pick a sculpture map at the admissions counter to ensure you’ve seen each artwork, then vote for your favorite with the attached ballot at the end of your visit.  

Read about the show here and here.  Fruitlands also features a Summer Concert Series on the grounds that look like fun! 

This Saturday May 18 at 11 am, Joseph Wheelwright and I will be leading a walking tour on the plaza, so please join us!   Plan to meet us at the entrance of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, on 200 Mass Ave and we will walk and discuss the the sculptures that are installed on the plaza.  We will end at the bookstore, where our catalog will be available for purchase. The tour is free and open to the public.
Image courtesy of Erin X. Smithers
 

This Saturday May 18 at 11 am, Joseph Wheelwright and I will be leading a walking tour on the plaza, so please join us!   Plan to meet us at the entrance of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, on 200 Mass Ave and we will walk and discuss the the sculptures that are installed on the plaza.  We will end at the bookstore, where our catalog will be available for purchase. The tour is free and open to the public.

Image courtesy of Erin X. Smithers

 

With a heavy heart I am saying goodbye to my studio in Providence.  For me this is the end of an era, but my studio space in Dorcester feels like a new beginning.  I am painting, cleaning and working to make this space at Humphreys Street Studio feel like home. 

I am fortunate to have found this studio, because I am close to the urban and natural environment which is very important to me.  The community at Humphreys has been so friendly, I look forward to working alongside woodworkers, blacksmiths, stone-carvers and like any studio building- crafts people of all disciplines.