‘REVITALIZED’ opening at StoveFactory Gallery
The StoveFactory Gallery at 523 Medford St. in Charlestown re-opens on April 2 with a new, dynamic exhibit of multimedia art entitled “REVITALIZED.” According to the show’s jurors, Julie Alailima and Dara Pannebaker, “REVITALIZED” will include more than 70 pieces of art, including sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, photography, collage, watercolors, oils and acrylics. More than 100 submissions from 38 artists in an open and public call for art were considered.
The theme of revitalization was chosen to help the community begin to emerge and heal from the toll of the pandemic.
Juror and curator Julie Alailima says of the show’s theme, “Through times of fear, uncertainty, collapse, and grief, we are somehow able to find what we need to turn our difficulties into meaning, purpose and beauty. ‘REVITALIZED’ is the artist’s expression of renewal and rebirth through the artistic process.”
The public is invited to come to the StoveFactory Gallery; hours are listed below. Safety procedures shall be observed by all. It’s free to all to attend. No public restrooms. All works of art are available for purchase.
Donations to the StoveFactory Gallery/Artists’ Group of Charlestown are accepted through their website: www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com.
The show will from through April 25. Appointments can be made for 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 2 and for noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout April.
To sign up for a gallery appointment, go to www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com.
The StoveFactory Gallery is a 950-square foot space in a renovated 19th century factory building with exposed beam ceilings, white walls and windows. The StoveFactory Gallery and Studios are the home of the Artists’ Group of Charlestown, where almost all of their programming is held.
This marks the 25th anniversary of the Artists’ Group of Charlestown. The Artists’ Group of Charlestown (AGC), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1996. With grants, donors and dedicated member volunteers, the AGC exists to fulfill its mission: to showcase artists’ works and to promote high-quality cultural programming for the local community.
Since its inception, the AGC has worked to provide consistent annual art events for the community such as Art in the Park and Open Studios, which continue to this day. AGC-sponsored shows and events are always open to the public and free of charge, while artists’ works are made available for purchase.
The StoveFactory Studios and Gallery has valuable partnerships with local agencies and institutions, such as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Peace Gallery and the Charlestown Coalition. The AGC received generous support from both within AGC membership and from the community in raising over $7,000 for our Gallery Fund Campaign during the pandemic. In addition, the AGC received a City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture COVID-19 Relief Grant.
For more information about the AGC, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com.