Available for convenient online reading. There aren’t any pictures in the online version, so here’s a scan of the paper itself.
I attended one of Rick’s college talk & demo sessions for the first time and it was quite a day. It was held in New Hampshire Institute of Art’s gorgeous French Building of Arts and Sciences – such an impressively beautiful place built in 1913 and in continuous use for art students. It was packed with about 170 students from 11:30 -1:45 (yes, through lunch) who listened intently, asked questions and much to my surprise, accepted Rick’s invitation to get up on stage and collaborate. Rick started an image and continued to talk and answer questions while one by one students would go up to the stage (one fellow jumped up!) and paint. Rolando Torres was nice enough to send me these pictures today. Thanks Rolando.
I’ve been told a few people couldn’t find Gallery 360 on Northeastern’s large campus, so I’m including a section of the campus map. I can’t imagine why NU doesn’t have outside signage for this spacious and attractive gallery. Secret treasure…
“SEEING IN THE DARK” – Closes Tuesday March 1st / 10am -7pm daily Free admission / please sign Rick’s guest book – comments welcome
If you go: Gallery 360 is inside Ell Hall (#52) 360 Huntington Ave in
Krentzman Quadrangle, which is the first group of Northeastern buildings next to YMCA, and opposite MBTA green line stop. . Enter here, turn right at Blackman Auditorium. Limited meter parking, garage on Gainsborough St, near New Eng.Conservatory.
OR: Park in NU parking lot along side MBTA tracks. At bottom of map, you can see the walkway over the tracks from the edge of the lot. Enter bldg # 50 Curry Student Center, walk through the building to Ell Hall. The gallery connects the two building.
It was a great night – thank you all! The live piano music by Caroline Sun from Northeastern’s Gallery Music Program was wonderful! There was a calendar event at Boston.com which brought more new people. News on Shuffle who traveled from NYC to see Rick’s exhibition, sent us photos. Those and a few by Robert Wiener, Luke and me (Sheila) are below. We appreciate this weekend’s blog by SideBarNation Look for a future podcast with Rick Berry by Swain.
The show features several theatrical paintings from Berry’s behind-the-scenes work this fall at American Repertory Theater’s hit musical CABARET; and two seasons with OperaBoston. Monumental portrait of Dresden Dolls’ singer-songwriter, Amanda Palmer as gender bending MC for Cabaret is a highlight. Paintings from the Cabaret series will be exhibited next month in NYC.
Of socio/political interest are paintings from the international symposium Global Crime, Corruption and Accountability of Tufts Institute of Global Leadership where Berry was Practioner-in-Residence for four annual symposia.
Amidst all the excitement, I figured people might want to see the artwork in the show online, so I put a “Current Show” link available at the top of the page. Check it out! Prices are available for each image when you click to get a bigger view. Soon I’ll replace this with a real galleries section, but for now feel free to poke around.