Fort Point
Arts Community
Open Studios
OCT 16-18 2020

ABOUT FORT POINT OPEN STUDIOS

We cultivate an empowered community
of artists, organizations & supporters

Open Studios brings people together to celebrate art and culture as it is created in Fort Point. During Open Studios FPAC artists welcome Boston area residents, as well as visitors from afar, into our spaces for a casual (informal) weekend of experiencing art, growing friendships and enjoying all our neighborhood has to offer.

Join the Virtual Experience

Our artists are hosting studio tours, workshops and live talks. We encourage everyone to watch and participate from the comfort of their homes. 

Studio Tours

Artists guide you through their studios, inspiration, and process

Demos

Learn from leading artists
and instructors

Artist Talks

Connect directly with
your favorite artists

Meredith Gisness

October 16, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm
Engage: Create, Connect, Drink & Have Fun

Katya Popova

October 16, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm
Katya Popova is multidisciplinary artist, working at the intersection of physical texture, shadow, and sound. Her works explore what could have been by tracing the physical gestures and material qualities of everyday things. She often works in collaboration with sound artists. Her installations have been exhibited locally and internationally.

Ian Kennelly

October 17, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am
Ian Kennelly received his BFA from MassArt and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in the greater Los Angeles area. He has exhibited across the Northeast and the West Coast including exhibitions at the BCEC, WBUR, The Boston Children’s Museum, the South Shore Art Center, Northeastern University, the Mills Gallery, the Chandler Gallery, Glen Arbor Art Center and the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Brian Bishop

October 17, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm
Brian Bishop is an artist and educator who lives and works in Boston. He attended The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY; Memphis College of Art in Memphis, TN (BFA 1993); and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI (MFA 1995). His studio practice focused on photography and its relationship with the discursive and lyrical nature of painting has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally.

Rina Naik, Tracey Maroni & Carolyn Letvin

October 17, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm
We are small artist group Plainville/Attleboro that has come together during this COVID period.

C.J. Lori & Carolyn Letvin

October 17, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm
C. J. Lori is an oil painter. Her work reflects her interest in literature, anthropology and psychology, as well as an abiding fascination with the natural world.
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Carolyn Letvin is an accomplished landscape and interior painter and also creates feline and farm animal imagery. She works both on-site and from photographs.

Meredith Gisness

October 17, 2020 | 2:00-2:30pm
“I look to the world around me to discover its beauties in the details. Whether it is through the lens of my camera, a quiet paddle across the pond or letting ephemera pass through my fingers; my delight is found in the shapes, textures, colors, marks, and sounds of my experience."

Abigail Neale

October 17, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm
Abby Neale creates art under the moniker of Lavender Menace press. She is a teaching artist at the Eliot School of Applied Arts and an activist. Her work celebrates activists throughout history with natural motifs, brings communities together to play, nurture, and heal. She makes prints, zines, and stickers as well as interactive installations.

Iwalani Kaluhiokalani

October 17, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm
Iwalani Kaluhiokalani is an American figurative painter whose work thematically centers movement. She addresses the corporeal body, memory, haptic perception, and reclaiming familial and art historical lineage by referencing dance practice and dance histories. Using found photos from bygone eras of significant dance movements, Iwalani hand cuts and paints from positive and negative silhouettes of timeless gestural figures.

John Dykes

October 17, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm
John earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 1982. John was invited to give a presentation of his work at Hartford University in 2009 and soon after joined as a student. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Illustration from the University of Hartford 2013. John has taught illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and New Hampshire Institute of Art and has widely presented his work.

Jen Okumura
& Lisa Goren

October 17, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm
Jennifer has a strong comprehensive knowledge of the Art Market: Modern and Contemporary Art with diverse and extensive Fine Art experiences.
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Lisa's works create questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet as many of her pieces are representations of unfamiliar, threatened terrains.

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