Now You See: A Celebration of Courageous Kids
January 5-February 29, 2016
Monday, February 22, 6 PM (for adults)
Connolly Branch, Boston Public Library
433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Gail Bos and Gloria Garrigg
About Now You See
The Now You See Collection is a growing collection of the real eyes of children, adult survivors, and families who have been affected by sexual and physical abuse and exploitation. Each piece in the series features the eyes and words of a survivor from Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Many victims (survivors) of abuse do not tell what is happening to them. They may feel isolated, ashamed, or resigned to endure their situation. Now You See encourages people of all ages to speak up while assuring them they are not alone. The exhibit seeks to encourage survivors to talk about what happened and to be proud of their resilience and strength.
But most importantly, these pictures, and the words of these kids, help us move beyond the silence and secrecy that so often surrounds, and enables, child abuse.
Each child in the Now You See project chose the name used to accompany her/his piece;
chose the words to describe their eyes; and made a statement about their experience.
Transformed: Looking Back on 10 Years of Violence Transformed through Art and Artists
January 22-February 26, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4-5:15 PM
Scollay Square Gallery
Boston City Hall, 3rd Floor
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 8 AM-5 PM
MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships
Northeastern University’s African American Master Artists in Residency Program (AAMARP)
In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture
Gilda Sharpe Etteh
About the Exhibit
In honor of Black History Month, this show features selections from past Violence Transformed exhibitions and artists. The work in the exhibition features reflections and reactions to the violence in our neighborhoods and the world.
Click here to view an NECN video highlighting this and other exhibitions in Boston City Hall Galleries
February 1-May 6, 2016
“Stop and Frisk” Play, Panel and Dialogue
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Our Place Theatre will perform a scene from Robert Johnson’s play Stop and Frisk, followed by a dialogue with actresses Valerie Lee and Karimah Williams, and civil rights activists Askia Touré, Yvette Modestin and Karlene Griffith Sekou.
76 Atherton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
(2 blocks from Stonybrook Station
Orange Line T)
Gallery hours: by appointment
Chair, African American Master Artist in Residence Program (AAMARP)
an adjunct of the Department of African American Studies
In honor of the United Nation’s Decade of People of African Descent, SANKOFA features selected works, performing arts and dialogue that embodies the history and culture of the African Diaspora and fosters social and environmental justice through the transformative power of art.
Future of the Past: Black Lives Matter
March 7-29, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Marran Theater & Gallery
Doble Campus, Lesley University
34 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA
Lesley University and Violence Transformed present their 3rd annual “Future of the Past” series, celebrating the power of art to transform violence. This year’s event will focus on institutionalized racism and the Black Lives Matter movement, including a short video featuring author and incarceration activist Michelle Alexander, and a panel discussion with educators and artists Phillip Harvey, Bailey Ray, L’Merchie Frazier and Dev Luthra. For more information about our panelists, please visit http://www.lesley.edu/future-of-the-past/black-lives-matter/.
A reception and art exhibit will follow the discussion, featuring area artists whose works confront and imagine alternatives to violence at local, national and international levels, address issues of protest, refuge, survival, and commemoration; and give expression to the power of art to heal and enrich our lives and our communities.
Image: Aaron John Bourque, 99-119 Thornton Street, Roxbury, MA, 2015, archival inkjet print
Violence Transformed: The Artist’s Voice
March 7-April 20, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The reception is free and open to the public and will feature a video presentation from filmmaker Jon Lowenstein, a panel discussion, an art-making activity, light refreshments, and an opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists.
Harriet Tubman Gallery
United South End Settlements
566 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–8:00 PM. Facilities are handicap accessible.
United South End Settlements/Harriet Tubman House has prided itself in Arts & Cultural programming by showcasing a range of diverse, cultural and community driven works through art exhibitions at the Harriet Tubman Gallery. Cultural events forge those relationships that foster a strong sense of neighborhood appreciation where all individuals are welcome. Located in Boston’s historic South End, the Harriet Tubman House is open to the community and hosts a range of programming for adults and seniors. Please visit www.uses.org to learn more.
Violence Transformed: Art Speaks Truth to Power
March 19-April 9, 2016
Artist Reception and Performances
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 4-7 PM
The Mass Ave Gallery at Cambridge College
1000 Massachusetts Avenue