Dec 5, 2015

8 Nights, 8 Windows: Boston’s First Seasonal Jewish Public Art Project

My sweetie Fish McGill painted an awesome mural: HueMenorah and collaborated with Saul Baizman on the electronics components on the piece that is on display at Boomerangs in the South End of Boston. I did a bunch of the photography for them too! Here are the details of the project in its entirety. Stop by any of the locations for a city map and be sure to check out all of the work which will be on display until December 14th!

Oh another cool thing about HueMenorah is that you can take a selfie and add yourself into the project by tagging it with #huemenorah and posting it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Boston’s first juried seasonal Jewish public art project, 8 Nights, 8 Windows, will brighten the city’s holiday season with the essence of the Festival of Lights, bringing a fresh understanding of Hanukkah to the entire community for the eight nights of the Jewish holiday, December 6-14, 2015. This innovative public event is sponsored by the New Center for Arts and Culture (NCAC), in partnership with Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP), and in collaboration with the Boston Jewish Music Festival (BJMF) and the Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF). The project is a preview of a new initiative, the Jewish Arts Collaborative, which will be announced in the near future.  

The New Center put out a call to artists for works that tell a unique story of miracle, illumination, and innovation. The eight chosen pieces were selected by a jury of notable curators, arts leaders, and arts practitioners. In addition to the artwork, free public events will be hosted at several of the windows throughout the holiday. The art will be on display for the duration of Hanukkah (December 6-14, 2015), in windows throughout the city of Boston: 

• Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. (8 Summer St.) 
• Pavement Coffee House (44 Gainsborough St.) 
• United South End Settlements (566 Columbus Ave.) 
• The West End Museum (150 Staniford St.) 
• Boomerang’s Special Edition (1407 Washington St.) 
• Milk Street Café (50 Milk St.) 
• Boston Center for the Arts’ Artist Studio Building (539 Tremont St.) 
• Cambridge Trust bank (565 Tremont St.) 

A ninth window at Fire & Ice (205 Berkeley St.) will feature 8 Nights, 8 Windows Kids, a stained glass-like community installation created by children, with help from artist Tova Speter. This work is presented in partnership with Temple Israel of Boston and the Families With Young Children program. 

For more information regarding the festival, artists, and how you can support the project, visit www.8nights8windows.com

When:
Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 12:00a -  
Monday, Dec 14, 2015 11:00p

Where:
Windows throughout Boston 
See full list at www.8nights8windows.com 
BostonMA 02111

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, Date Idea, Innovation, Kid Friendly

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Aug 24, 2015

Karl and Alexis Sitting in a Tree (or playing croquet, whichever).

Karl and Alexis got married on 8-8-2015 and I got to be their wedding photographer! This was such an incredible, beautiful wedding, set in Alex's parents back yard. 

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Jul 12, 2015

ARTcetera 2015!

Great news! I am proud to announce that my work will be featured in the ARTcetera 2015 exibition through the Aids Action Committee.

If you don't already know about this benefit, you should. The Aids Action Committee has been active for nearly 30 years and has been a leader in HIV prevention.

"More than twenty-five years ago, a group of Boston-area artists came together in response to the AIDS crisis, which was claiming the lives of so many of their friends, fellow artists and colleagues. They responded by creating and organizing the first ARTcetera, a contemporary art auction held at Boston City Hall, to raise money for The AIDS Action Committee

Over the years, ARTcetera has grown to become one of New England’s premier art auctions and an essential funding source for AIDS Action. And, while the AIDS epidemic looks nothing like it did 25 years ago, this epidemic and AIDS Action’s work are far from over.

The arts community and AIDS Action will celebrate our extraordinary partnership in this fight to stop the epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those living with HIV."

If you would like more information on how you can help, please visit.

And if you would like to see my work on display and many other amazing artist who's work is for sale, please join us in celebrating on the evening of October 3rd, 2015. You can purchase tickets here.

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Oct 13, 2014

Kate and Alex 2014

I can't believe how long I have been photographing these two, time is flying by and they are growing up so fast. The collection makes such a great series. It is always so much fun spending the day with these cuties!

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Jul 10, 2014

Engagement Photography Session with Karl and Alexis!

I had so much fun photographing Karl and Alexis recently at the Arnold Arboretum. These two make my job easy. :) I am so excited to photograph their wedding on August 8th, 2015!

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Feb 16, 2014

MassArt Auction 2014!

I am proud to announce that my work will be featured in the MassArt annual art benefit auction for the 11th time! Once again I will be exhibiting with all amazing and talented artists.

"The MassArt Auction is one of the largest visual art auctions in New England and is a destination for collectors seeking to purchase contemporary artworks and support the nation’s leading public art college. Now in it’s 25th year, this year’s Auction will include over 300 works of art in live and silent auctions. Works from internationally renowned artists will be auctioned off, including Ambreen Butt (MassArt ’97), Sanford Biggers, Mark Cooper, Steve Locke (MassArt ’01/Faculty), Abe Morell (MassArt Faculty), Laura McPhee (MassArt Faculty), Sheila Pepe (MassArt '83), Robert Rauschenberg, Sarah Sze and Andy Warhol."

The auction also marks the anniversary of when I met my husband, Fish McGill, needless to say, this is a very exciting time in our lives. Since we met, this will be our 7th time showing in the auction together!

Please come and join us for the opening, and FREE reception, date TBD or if you can afford the ticket, join us for the live auction on April 12th, remember, the cost of the ticket goes to a good cause.

For more information, please visit: MassArt Auction 2014

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Jan 1, 2014

BIG NEWS: DECEMBER 28TH, 2013!!!

For the last 9+ months I have been creating my most impressive work yet. With the collboration of my handsome and talented husband Fish McGill we created our son, Rye Gardner McGill.

Rye was born on Saturday, December 28th at 3:54 in the afternoon, the sunlight was glorious that day. Rye was given his middle name, Gardner after the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, where Fish and I got engaged in 2009.

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Nov 4, 2013

Say Cheese!

I will be showing some new photos at the Oneway Gallery in Narragansett and the opening is this Saturday, November 9th from 6-10pm. The show is called "Say Cheese" and will feature a collection of odd or funny photographs from myself and some amazing New England Photographers including Josh Falk, Ryan Robidoux, and Kim Maroon. 

One Way Gallery
140 Boon Street
Narragansett, RI 
www.onewaygallery.com 
The event is free and open to the public.

I hope to see you there!

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Oct 20, 2013

It's that time of year again for fall family portraits

I am so lucky to have met and photographed these little cuties this year! Thanks for an awesome photo shoot Sean and Nate. Click here to see more from this photo shoot. 

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Sep 3, 2013

Time for Senior Portraits

School is back in session and it is time to book your senior portraits, hurry before time runs out!

To see more images from this shoot click here.

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