On Sunday I treated myself to a day out in Boston. Alone.
I invited my family to join me, but they all said no.
Bubbe wanted to come, but had other obligations.
No matter, I took Bobby Law's T pass and was on my way.
The Beacon Hill Art Walk is "is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June, throughout the nooks and crannies of Beacon Hill. Residents open up their private gardens, alleyways, and courtyards and allow artists to display and sell their artwork."
Once upon a time, when I was getting my Master's degree in Education and was pregnant with Ebby, I worked on Beacon Hill at the Beacon Hill Nursery School. I was there as an assistant teacher for just one school year but it was one of my favorite jobs. Somehow though, I never did much exploring around Beacon Hill. The whole grad school/pregnant/commuting thing might have had something to do with it. At any rate, the Beacon Hill Art Walk sounded like a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
And it was...
There was a great variety of work represented
If I had to pick favorites, Juleen Jones was definitely one of them.
She had a great variety of work on display but my favorites were definitely these oversized abstract panels. Very Flora-esque with lots of layering, textures, small details, and bright colors.
One of my last stops of my Art Walk was to visit Danny O.
I've been an admirer of Danny O's art for many years now. I'm not sure where I first saw his vintage-vibe, fun collages, but I want to say in a catalog, maybe Land of Nod or Pottery Barn Kids.
I even (still) have some of his scrapbooking products from K&Company. When I saw that he was going to be at the BHAW I was excited to finally see some of his collage work up close.
Yes, he had several collage pieces on display, and they were very cool. But mostly he had paintings. I had the good fortune to be able to speak to him at length and he said he was a bit burnt out on collage after 20 years or so. His wife encouraged him to begin painting again and well, he did.
Danny made the scrap wood frame and it looks awesome in person.
I was so glad to get the chance to chat with him about his process and his art--and a shared affection for the dump swap pile!
Despite the cloudy, cool weather, it was a wonderful, artful afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by,