The Boston Sculptors Gallery and The First Church of Christ, Scientist. have partnered to bring a gift of art to the city of Boston. If ever there was a time, if ever there was a place, where art can speak a truth, Boston, NOW, is that time and place. Celebrate with us the good and joyous that sculpture can make evident. Grand Opening Saturday May 4th, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. tours. Comments at 3 p.m.
Participating artists include: Gillian Christy, Murray Dewart, Donna Dodson, Rosalyn Driscoll, Laura Evans, Sally S. Fine, Chris Frost, Peter DeCamp Haines, Jim Henderson, Michelle Lougee, Nancy Winship Milliken, Andy Moerlein, The Myth Makers, Eric Sealine, George Sherwood, Margaret Swan, Marilu Swett, Joseph Wheelwright, Leslie Wilcox, and Andy Zimmermann.
In a convergence of imagination and civic pride, over two dozen art installations from Boston Sculptors Gallery members will be displayed on The Christian Science Plaza from Wednesday, May 1 to Thursday, October 31, 2013. Join us for the catalog launch on Thursday, June 6, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A complete schedule of events can be found on the Convergence website, including images and artist information.
2013 handmade stones
Mass is a law of gravity.
Personality is a force.
My mother always said I was, impossible.
The Myth Makers
Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein
2013 saplings, wire ties 30' high
Gray-suited and stodgy, frayed but grand, the Great Blue Heron is no bright flash. Elegantly poised, it stands perfectly still, waiting patiently for fish to swim through its legs. The Myth Makers are a collaborative team of sculptors who enjoy the physical and philosophical challenges of working together.
2013 styrofoam, cement, paint
8' h x 4' x 4' each
Fierce and protective as wild animals, but loving, warm and human, Tiger Mothers stand guard near the Children's Fountain on the Christian Science Plaza. They are a tribute to Amy Chua's book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Dodson celebrates the mystical relationship between human beings and the animal kingdom.
Christian Science Plaza
210 Mass Ave Boston MA
The first Guided tour on the Plaza:
Saturday May 18th 11am "Double Take: Gillian Christy & Joseph Wheelwright "
Wheelwright has carved two 3-ton granite boulders into a pair of stone heads which gaze lovingly into each other's eyes. Their title is simply "Loving Stones." During his talk Wheelwright will provide a guided tour of the exhibition CONVERGENCE and explain the process of collecting and carving stones on this scale. His best known local stone head is the "Listening Stone" in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA.
"The Space Within" by Christy consists of a pair of sculptures in which New England clapboards define the house shape. The details within either piece are sculpted organic buds or leaves. Christy will discuss her interest in expressing connectivity through form and share her informed impressions of the sculptures on view.