Archive for September 2011

Apple Picking

We took a short drive out to Harvard Massachusetts for an outing of apple picking. The yield was incredible, the colors vivid and the taste juicy and sweet. We now have a moist Apple Cake on the breakfast menu. The Town of Harvard is also the location of “Fruitland”, Bronson Alcott’s communal living experiment. You cane visit the museum, Shaker homes and American Indian gallery.

Concord Festival of Authors 2011

Two weeks of talks readings and discussions celebrating the written and spoken word. Featuring 26 events, over 40 authors presenting in in intimate and group settings. Headliners include: Randall Kennedy, Ha Jin, Anita Hill, Chris Van Allsburg and William Barry SJ.  http://www.concordfestivalofauthors.com/2011/events

Temporary Structures:Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art

September 18–December 31, 2011.

 De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln

This exhibition features thirteen artists and collaboratives who underscore the changeable and active nature of our built environment. In doing so, they take architecture beyond its obvious function as shelter and design and examine its social, psychological, and cultural resonance in our lives. Video, sculpture, installation, and performance converge to address architecture through three broad themes: intervention, mobility, and participation.

Over the past 50 years, architecture’s agency in society has emerged as a growing concern for contemporary artists. Be it the white-cube space of the gallery, the historic walls of a specific site, or the loaded evocations of Modernism embedded in glass and concrete surfaces, artists and theorists agree that there is no such thing as a neutral environment—every space speaks.

Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art uses nontraditional spaces of the deCordova Museum’s unique building and outdoor spaces to present an
avante-garde exhibition comprised of site-specific, performative, and participatory installations, engaging Museum visitors in a new way throughout the duration of the
show. http://www.decordova.org/visit