|Lazaro Montano Guy 6: From the Series Guys & Dolls digital inkjet prints 11”x14” 2012
|Lazaro Montano Guy 27: From the Series Guys & Dolls digital inkjet prints 11”x14” 2012
|Brian Reardon Rocket Racer: oil 48’X36” 2012
April 6th to June 8th 2013 Reception, Saturday, April 6th 5 to 7pm
Gallery Talk, April 6th, 7pm
Community Game Board Game Night, Thursday, May 2, 7pm
Screening of Documentary Film-Between the White Lines - On June 6th at 6:30pm
|Game On! is a group exhibition that both celebrates and investigates how our collective childhood toys and games endure on personal, societal and global levels. Toys and games are instrumental in transmitting a society’s culture, social norms and the standards of a society or a civilization to future generations. The show features the work of five artists and one artists collective.Participating Game On! artists listed in alphabetical order: Leika Akiyama, Tamara Johnson, Lazaro Montano, New Craft Artists in Action, Brian Reardon, and Michelle Saffran.As part of the exhibition, Medicine Wheel will host a community board game night on Thursday, May 2nd 7pm.
Also on June 6th, 7pm, South Boston based film maker Lynn K. d’Angona will screen her documentary film- Between the White Lines- at Medicine Wheel. The film chronicles the UCLA Woman’s softball team on their journey to the College World Series as defending National Champions.
The exhibition and connected events are free and open to the public.
Spoke Gallery @Medicine Wheel Productions
110 K Street – 2nd floor, South Boston, MA 02127
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays- Fridays from 12 to 5pm and Saturdays by appointment
(For a Saturday appointment- email please at least two days in advance: email@example.com).
About Spoke Gallery:
The medicine wheel, originating from a Native American tradition, is also referred to as Sacred Hoop. The medicine wheel represents the sacred circle of life, its basic four directions, and the elements. It is a symbol of balance, symmetry, healing, and oneness. “It teaches us that all lessons are equal, as are all talents and abilities. Every living creature will one day see and experience each spoke of the wheel and know those truths. The Medicine Wheel is a pathway to truth and peace and harmony. The circle is never ending, life without end.”
MWP’s philosophy and values are deeply entwined with that of the medicine wheel. We too believe that every person has talents and abilities to share with the world and that, through art, they can unlock them. By participating in the art—whether that’s creating the art, experiencing the art, or taking a cultural action in response to the art—we believe that community members are taken on a transformative journey that helps them gain a deeper understanding of themselves, of others, and the overall human condition. This is the phenomenon of art. It engages all people (the creator and observors) in dialogue and takes them to a place of endless possibilities.
Artists of all disciplines are interested in starting a new dialogue about the role of art in culture. Over the years, art has come to be seen as a commodity, not an essential part of everyday life. Art is so much more than that though—it helps individuals access the hidden world of thought, feeling, and meditation. It is a tool that draws humanity together, guiding people towards a greater understanding of self and the overall human condition.
MWP’s Spoke Gallery is an innovative new program that seeks to act as a hub for artists of all disciplines who want to join the conversation. We realize that many artists lack the networks, support, tools, and/or resources to progress the dialogue forward on their own. By creating a network and space dedicated to redefining the role of art in culture, we hope to provide a support system and home for artists, so that they can grow, learn, and put into practice this exciting and significant concept.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events. It is also supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.