The Celebrity Series of Boston is bringing back the Play Me I’m Yours project this year to the city. From September 23 to October 10, 2016, 60 street pianos will make their appearances in neighborhoods all over Boston. Each piano is decorated by local artists & community groups, and is available for anyone to enjoy and play. The Play Me I’m Your project was started by British artist Luke Jerram, who’s noted for his touring artworks. Since its inception in 2008, the Play Me I’m Yours project has toured internationally with great success. Curious if a street piano will be in your neighborhood? Visit the website, or download their associated beam.in app available on iOS.
We at the Friends of Fort Point Channel had the chance to visit Claudia Ravaschiere, a local Fort Point artist. You might have seen one of her most recent works, Shimmer, on the Congress Street Bridge in the neighborhood. Shimmer is composed of fluorescent and jewel-toned plexiglass panels, and constantly changes in visual appearance throughout the day. In creating this piece, Ravaschiere sought to activate the familiar and plain space of a bridge with art in order to imbue it with new energy. She and partner Michael Moss have done a number of public art installations in Boston as well. Perhaps you might have seen their pop up parks in Fort Point, Bright Side of the Road I & II?Read More