The BAC is celebrating its golden anniversary! For 50 years, the center has been a pillar for excellence in art education and in developing appreciation for the visual arts. In conjunction with its 50th Anniversary, the BAC invited Massachusetts based artists of all mediums to submit work relating to gold. Thinking not only literally, but of historical references to gold, golden light, gold in nature, gold leaf paint and work that celebrates gold’s significance as a substance of worth, a commodity, a symbol of power or simply its innate beauty as it relates to the world of artistic expression.
GOLDEN was juried by Julie Graham and Mags Harries from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Selected artists include Susan Bauer, Richard Buckley, Tina Feingold, Alison Horvitz, Greg Lookerse, Hannah Perrigo, Jasmyne Raneri and Timothy Wilson.
Julie Graham teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and is represented by the Kingston Gallery. Her work is included in numerous international collections. Selected exhibitions include: Victoria Munroe Gallery, Gasp Gallery, Harcus Gallery, Neilsen Gallery, Rose Art Museum and Fuller Museum, Boston; Fredereike Taylor Gallery, Stephen Haller Gallery and Art in General, NYC; Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Currier Gallery of Art, NH. Awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards, finalist; 2 Blanche Colman Awards; MacDowell Colony Residency.
Mags Harries’ public art projects have received national recognition and have won many awards. She observes the small things that, like DNA, reveal all that is important to know about a place. She uses surprise and sometimes humor to energize public places and communities. Her early projects Asaroton and Glove Cycle have become icons of the Boston area. Harries frequently designs her work with landscape materials and responds to environmental issues. She has an increasing interest in water and city scale elements of infrastructure, pathways and connections. Many of her temporary projects involve community participation and social action, including: Winding Down the Charles, Speed of Light, and One Legged Table. Harries teaches courses on sculpture, installation and public art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is chair of the Cambridge Public Art Commission and is on the Board of First Night Boston. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo shows at national and international institutions.