By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,527)
Munjoy Hill resident Wolcott Dodge opened a lively pop-up art show of about eight or so his art pieces last night at 1 North Street – also on Munjoy Hill. His one-man show, Domestic Engagement” is expected to run until mid-October.
The space on the first floor of the building was formerly the art studio of Laura Fuller Glass Studio – she relocated from the space last year because of an excessive rent increase from the former landlord. She has recently reopened a studio with a business partner on Washington Avenue.
This pop-up show is the first in a series of three expected to be staged until early January of 2017 according to MaKenna Pope, an interri for Jocelyn Lee, formerly of Brooklyn, New York, who is producing all three shows. Lee is a noted photographer who once taught at the Maine College of Art, Portland. She is a Maine native who has returned to the area to live.
The second show starts on October 22nd and runs until December 5th. The artist showing is Max Miller and his exhibition is: “Good Night. An opening reception with live music is set for Saturday, October 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
The third show is for Juliet Karelsen, and runs from December 10 – January 15th. The name of the show is Groundless. The opening reception is on Saturday, December 10 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. There will be a poetry reading by Kristen Case.
“It was a good party,” said Pope grinning. “I poured thirty (30) bottles of wine to guests. There were no munchies, either.!”
This Gallery at 127 Congress Street is temporary because Jocelyn Lee is waiting for her new Gallery on Forest Avenue to be completed.
The Gallery is open on Thursday and Friday from 1:30 pm – 6::00 pm. Saturday hours are 1:30 – 7:00 pm or by appointment 917-536-3423. These art shows are Speedwell Projects – an artist-run studio and gallery dedicated to launching provocative shows nationally and in all media, including site-specific installations, public art and performance.