JPOS art on display at convention center

April 4, 2008
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Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Executive Director James Rooney poses with some of the artists whose work was selected from Jamaica Plain Open Studios participants for display at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center until the end of April. From left to right: James Wright, Cynthia Kollios, Silvani Mizrahi, Gloria Carrigg, Rooney, Angela Wooldridge, Neil Wyatt and Jessica Burko.

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) last week announced the final selections from Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) artists to display their art at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). The show, consisting of two dozen original artworks, will be on display until the end of April on Level Two at the BCEC’s Northwest lounge area. It is part of the growing effort to bring the work of Boston artists to the public eye.

Sue Merritt, art consultant for the MCCA, received entries consisting of 150 original works from 38 Jamaica Plain Open Studios artists. To date, she said, this is the highest total number of entries from any of Boston’s neighborhoods. Twenty-four pieces were chosen for display, ranging from paintings to photography and mixed-media compositions.

“Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood of Boston that is very ethnically diverse—a modern-day melting pot,” said Merritt. “There is a shared sense of pride and community spirit for all levels of creativity, including professionals, amateurs and hobbyists.”

Artists and their works

Terry Boutelle, “Meditation, Indian Summer”; Jessica Burko, “Just One Minute” and “Not True”; Gloria Carrigg, “Day of the Dead”; Francisco Garcia, “Fighting Bull”; Julia Greenway, “Flametree I”; Lisa Goren, “Blue Whales #10”; Jorge Guzman, “Pomegranates”; Angela Hyatt, “Untitled”; Jeff Kelly, “Dining Alone”; Gary Koeppel, “Arborway Houses 1”; Cynthia Kollios, “Among the Lemon Trees”; Tom Menihan, “Pelican Bay”; Silvina Mizrahi, “Ancestors’ Dance”; Camilo Neves, “Story from Mother to Son”; Ginny O’Neil, “Fish Cleaner”; Marilu Swett, “Do You Believe in Ghosts?” Andrew Winther, “Great Pets I”; Angela Wooldridge, “Grass Bricks” and “Homeplate”; James Wright, “Tumbleweed”; Laura Wulf, “Throws like a Girl”; Neil Wyatt, “Eco Canyon.”

From press materials.