Local Spotlight: Studio Without Walls

Posted on: Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:34am

Local Spotlight: Studio Without WallsAs surely as the sun warms up in Spring and the snows of Boston melt into memory, the artists of Brookline's Studios Without Walls return to the Riverway/Longwood area. CHR is proud to be a sponsor of this annual event.

This is the 16th year of Studios Without Walls, a Brookline based collaborative of sculptors and the eighth consecutive year that the Town of Brookline Division of Parks and Open Spaces has hosted the exhibition at the Riverway Park. The exhibit creates temporary outdoor art with the intention of stimulating a dialogue about aesthetics, environment and community. This year, 21 artists will work together to create “Seen/Not Seen,” site responsive installation of sculptures.

Studio Without Walls continues to encourage artists to take an experimental approach in the non-traditional format, demonstrating the arts capacity to enrich the cultural experience for residents and visitors to the Town of Brookline. The artists work with unexpected materials in innovative ways. Some recycle everyday materials and work entirely by hand, while others employ the latest laser cutting technology on sandwiched plastics. The imagery evokes nature, the imagination, and environmental concerns. The site-responsive aesthetic and physical challenge throughout is to integrate the art within the ambience of the park while distinguishing its features and purpose as art. More than a dozen additional exhibitions of our site-responsive sculptural installations have been seen at a variety of public spaces around Brookline and Boston, since the first four person exhibition in 1999, at Allandale Farm.

The exhibit open April 25th and runs through May 17th across from the Longwood T Station. Please visit studioswithoutwalls.org to learn more.