Friday, May 31, 2013

Meeting for "Row 34", 6/10

The Island Creek Oyster Company is planning a new establishment in
Fort Point, “Row 34”, Located at 383 Congress Street

Come meet Shore Gregory,
the Proprietor, and hear his plan.

Monday June 10th
6:30 PM
Factory 63 
63 Melcher Street

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Luck's Community Meeting, 6/4

Community Meeting

Lucky’s has requested a
Fort Point Community Meeting,
to present their plans to add an Upper Floor
Private Function Space

Tuesday June 4th
6:30 PM
Lucky’s 2nd Floor

FPAC Community Meeting Tonight

(Fort Point Arts Community)
Community Meeting

The Fort Point Arts Community,
working with a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
is exploring options for a permanent arts facility in the
Fort Point neighborhood.
Please come tonight  to learn more about the exciting possibilities.

Thursday May 30th
6:00 PM

Made in Fort Point
30 Channel Center St.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Electroacoustic Music Thursday at Channel Center

Doug Van Nort

Electroacoustic Music and Solo Voice

Doug Van Nort,

Liz Tonne,


 Ed Osborn and Jed Speare in concert

Thursday May 23

Studio Soto
10 Channel Center St.
Fort Point, Boston

8pm suggested donation $10

Doug Van Nort is an experimental musician that explores the radical sculpting of recorded sound materials and electroacoustic composition/improvisation. Van Nort regularly performs solo, in the trio Triple Point with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch, in a duo with Al Margolis (If, Bwana) as a member of the Composers Inside Electronics and regularly collaborates with an array of artists across musical styles and artistic media. He has presented his work in a wide variety of venues and contexts internationally, and his music appears on several labels including Deep Listening, Pogus and Zeromoon.

Liz Tonne is a vocal artist inspired by the unorthodox use of the human voice. Her work explores the infinite possibilities of the human voice, unmodified by electronic effects and typically without amplification. As an improviser she deconstructs the traditional role of the singer as a story teller or "melodic center", using her voice purely as a sound source. Originally from Pueblo, Colorado, Liz moved to Boston in 1985 where she became immersed in Boston's underground rock scene. In the 1990's she joined Mile Wide, an eclectic art-rock ensemble. whose experiments in improvisation led Tonne to collaborate with other improvisers, notably with Jonathan LaMaster's Saturnalia. Tonne is a member of the undr quartet, formed with James Coleman, Greg Kelley and Vic Rawlings in 1998. She is also a member of The BSC, a large ensemble of Boston improvisers directed by Bhob Rainey. 

Ed Osborn's sound art pieces take many forms including installation, sculpture, radio, video, performance, and public projects. His works combine a visceral sense of space, aurality, and motion with a precise economy of materials. Ranging from rumbling fans and sounding train sets to squirming music boxes and delicate feedback networks, Osborn's kinetic and audible pieces function as resonating systems that are by turns playful and oblique, engaging and enigmatic. Osborn has performed, exhibited, and lectured, and held residencies throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. The recipient of many awards including a DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Stipendium and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco and is on the faculty of the Visual Art Department at Brown University.

Jed Speare is an artist and arts manager working in a variety of media and settings. Initially trained in music composition, he has presented sound, performance, video, installation, conceptual, multimedia and community-based works locally, nationally, and internationally in festivals and locales such as San Francisco, Amsterdam, Canada, Taiwan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Bulgaria, France, and Italy. He is known for his work, Cable Car Soundscapes (1982, Smithsonian Folkways Records) and Sound Works 1982-1987 (2008, Family Vineyard). He initiated an extensive sound recording project at Deer Island and its associated pump stations in the Boston area, culminating in site-specific concerts at Deer Island and Nut Island by New England Phonographers Union in 2011 and 2012. He is a member of the Mobius Artists Group and is Director of Mobius and Studio Soto.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

*Free* Show This Weekend at Fort Point Theatre

Fort Point Theatre Channel
Tamziq: Scattered and Connected
The Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences

The Land

By Jessica Litwak,
Amir al-Azraki 

May 16-18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 8 pm
Friday, May 17, 8 pm
Saturday, May 18, 7 pm AND 9 pm

10 Channel Center Street
Fort Point, Boston


Details and reservations here: 

Upcoming Climate Change Arts Events

via Dan:
Hello Friends - 

This is to let you know about important artist events centered around Weather and Climate Change in the Boston area. The Boston Arts Academy has one on June 2 - Climate Change @ Boston Arts Academy on Wednesday, June 26th from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM @ Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 

There is also a reception for the Weathering Art show show on May 19th in Lowell as well:

for directions:

We need to have a larger and deeper conversation about this subject at all levels and we believe art can be major avenue in that direction !
 - Sincerely,  Dan Osterman

Monday, May 13, 2013

Reminder: Meeting Tonight for 399 Congress

BRA Community Meeting
Monday, May  13, 2013 
6:30pm – 8:00pm 
 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Room 52A
415 Summer Street, South Boston, MA 02210

Project details and filings are here:

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Fort Point Art Walk 2013

Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, fashion designers, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more. Meet local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at where Boston artists create their work. Find established artists, and discover new emerging talents. Stroll, ponder, and browse. Buy original art from the people who make it.

Open Studios Events are free to the public, with FREE PARKING in the Central Parking Lot on Binford Street off of A Street

Fort Point Art Walk 2013
May 10: Friday Preview 4:00-7:00pm
May 11 & 12: noon-5:00pm

Visitors to Open Studios can explore more than 10 buildings in the Fort Point neighborhood, plus galleries and creative design shops. All buildings are in easy walking distance of each other. Pick up brochures with maps at participating buildings, or at the outdoor information and welcome booth, on the corner of Binford and A Streets.

View the list of participating artists and galleries here. The list is searchable by name, location, and media. Or view a list of studios and galleries by location here.
In addition to the more than 75 artists studios and galleries which will be open, spring Open Studios features a series of special events

Friday, May 03, 2013

Meeting for 399 Congress, Mon 5/13

Comment period is through May 31st.  Email the BRA your feedback if you can't make the meeting.

The BRA will host a community meeting regarding the RESIDENCES AT 399 CONGRESS STREET on Monday, May  13, 2013 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Room 52A - 415 Summer Street, South Boston, MA 02210

The proponent proposes to develop 22-story, approximately 414-unit apartment building containing approximately 12,000 square feet of supporting ground-floor lobby, retail, and innovation space; a second- and third-floor “Innovation Extended Stay and Collaboration Center,” consisting of approximately 60 small, highly efficient “innovation units” with shared gathering areas, work zones, conference areas, and business amenities; and approximately 12,600 square feet of shared-use building amenity space, consisting of a fitness room, media room, and a game and lounge area. Apartments on floors 4 through 20 are anticipated to include a mix of studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units, with the overall mix weighted towards smaller units consistent with the focus of the City of Boston’s Innovation District concept for the area. Parking for approximately 144 vehicles (including stacker spaces) will be provided in a 3-level underground garage.

The comment period for the corresponding documents, ends on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Lauren Williams
Project Manager
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
(p) 617-918-4317
(f)  617-742-7783

Barlow's Community Meeting Wed, 5/15

Barlow’s has requested a Fort Point Community Meeting, to present their plans to modify their current operating model.

Including a proposal for an extension of operating hours.

Wednesday May 15th
6:30 PM
Made in Fort Point
30 Channel Center Street