October 13: Kickoff reception for the Open Studios Group Show at FPAC Gallery, 6-8 pm
October 14: Friday Preview select studios open 4–7pm
October 15-16: Saturday and Sunday studios open 12–6pm
Twice a year, FPAC artists open their studio doors to share the arts, industry and culture of this unique community, with the public. FPAC’s Fall Open Studios event features the work of over 150 artists, crafts people, and designers.
Works are on view in studios, galleries, on the streets and in the water around Fort Point. Explore the historic warehouse buildings that are home to painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, potters, weavers, graphic and industrial designers, dancers, musicians, performance artists, and more.
SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers), by Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier | A+J Art+Design
SOS is composed of 20+ figures painted in “Safety Orange” and swimming with salvaged black inner tubes used as personal floatation devices. SOS invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers reference the world’s refugees and migrants, and the long history of global migration on which our city and nation are largely built.
LESLIE MILLER, PAPER CUTS
Watch Leslie Miller create her intricate paper cuts, and see her selection of different paper cuts from artists around the world. 249 A Street Cooperative #51, Sat. 12-6
NINETA, LIVE PAINTING
A live painting demonstration by internationally recognized street artist Nineta. She will be sharing tips and techniques for transforming your work from the page to walls, as she paints throughout the day. Midway, 5th Floor, Sat. Sun. 12-6
PHILIP SAWYER DESIGNS, TAILORING TECHNIQUES
Philip Sawyer will demonstrate and discuss old-school and contemporary tailoring techniques. Location: Midway Artist Studios #610, Sat. 2pm
ELI PORTMAN, PEN AND INK DEMONSTRATION
Eli Portman demonstrates the basic use and handling of a dip pen, and you can come try it for yourself! Get ready to learn a new tool and make some bold strokes! Location: Midway Artist Studios Lobby, Sun., 2 pm
EMILY COBB, PERMEATE
A series of movement based performances using human-scale sculpture to hide and reveal the body and to explore contained space and vastness. Midway Artist Studios Lobby, Sat: 2pm, 4pm, Sun. 3pm
ROBERTO MIGHTY, FILM SCREENINGS
Roberto will screen 3 films: “Peach Pie”, a drama filmed in Fort Point Channel that is an Official Selection at national film festivals; a sneak preview of “Jesseca Ferguson: Cabinet of Curiosity,” about the renowned Fort Point artist and pinhole photographer; and a sneak preview of “Charles Coe: Man of Letters”, about the Cambridge author and musician. Location: Midway Studios #419, Fri. 6pm, Sat. 2pm, 4pm, Sun. 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Vocalist Sharon Montella sings popular and Broadway show tunes with Allen Razdow on keyboards and Bill Frese on acoustic bass Location: Midway Artist Studios Lobby Fri, 6pm
ROBERTO & KATHRYN
vocal/guitar duo featuring Kathryn Howell, lead vocals, and Roberto Mighty, guitar and vocals, perform live jazz, showtunes, pop and original music. Location: Midway Artist Studios Fri. 5pm, Sat. 1pm, 5pm; Sun. 1pm, 5 pm
FLIGHT OF FIRE
Acoustic set by all-female band managed and produced by Liz Borden. Location: Midway Studios Lobby, Sun., 4pm