Tuesday, March 02, 2021

FPAC & FPTC Honor Women & Family In "Metaphors Are Not Enough" and "Crossing Cultures"

The Fort Point Theatre Channel presents excerpts from Metaphors Are Not Enough, Poetry and Prose by The Streetfeet Women on: 

Sunday, March 7, 2021
3:30-5:00 pm

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Fort Point Theatre Channel will host six members of The Streetfeet Women who will share pieces, some with music, from their recently published anthology of poems and prose, Metaphors Are Not Enough. All the work celebrates and honors women and girls.

Christina Liu: Spinster; Beyond China; Untitled
Mary Elizabeth Birnbaum: France Eagle; The Ritual of the Visit; Mise-en-place, Carbon Steel
Mary Millner McCullough: DNA and Mayonnaise
Andrea L. Humphrey: Heroic Birth
Elena Harap: Minutes excerpt; Birth Control; Magnificat
Lymyn O'Sing: Smoke in the Paper; Trees Sing to Me in Winter

The work spans themes of freedom and justice, identity, culture, love, and friendship. Throughout, the women offer wisdom, humor, and the unique perspective of a diverse company of writers and performers.


The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) invites you to the art opening of “CROSSING CULTURES: Family, Memory & Displacement” art opening on: 

March 11, 2021
6:30 PM

“CROSSING CULTURES” addresses the theme of “family” from the point of view of four women artists who came to this country as young adults, leaving their traditions, families, and cultures behind. Unifying their work is its relationship to memory, displacement and identity. The exhibit will revolve around art that they have created to reflect upon what they have left behind while shifting countries and at the same time honoring and remembering family traditions and vanishing ways of life. A commonality of their work is the use of vintage family photographs that they have collected from their many visits back to their homelands. This project embodies and celebrates their shared immigrant story and citizenry in a nation composed of diverse backgrounds, families, politics, faiths, identities, and ideas.

The Artists

Astrid Reischwitz is a lens-based artist who explores storytelling from a personal perspective. Her projects include intimate views of private spaces, and reflections on her own history and values. Using keepsakes from family life, old photographs, and storytelling strategies, she builds a visual world of memory, identity, place, and home. 

Claudia Ruiz Gustafson is a Peruvian-born, Massachusetts-based visual artist, educator and curator. Her work is mainly autobiographical and self-reflective; often portraying themes of femininity, family, memory, dreams and personal mythology. 

Nilou Moochhala’s visual practice (art & design) has been channeled into examining issues of cross-cultural change and transformation through collaging and assemblage techniques. Originally from Mumbai, she has been inspired to juxtapose found objects, memorabilia, and use of language to create social and political narratives, be it in public street spaces or private art galleries. 

Vivian Poey is a photographer and educator in Cambridge, MA. Her work examines a number of issues ranging from migration and cultural assimilation to the passing of time. She is American, born in Mexico of Cuban parents and lived in Guatemala and Colombia before moving to the U.S. This complicated trajectory informs all of her art, which serves as a method of investigation, and includes photography, installation and performance.

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