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

Duane Lucia

October 18, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am
Duane Lucia is the owner and co-founder of Gallery East, an online pop-up venture. He has curated hundreds of exhibitions since opening the gallery in 1979 when it occupied 5000sq ft. in Boston’s Leather District. From 2010 to 2020 he has been curator of exhibits at the West End Museum where he researched and designed over thirty exhibitions.

Lisa Goren

October 18, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm
Lisa Goren was born in California and raised in NYC. And yet she has dreamed of Polar landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip took her to Antarctica where she was inspired and captivated by the landscape. Later travels to Iceland, Alaska, increased her love for the Polar Regions. Her watercolors show an unfamiliar landscape in a new light by using vibrant colors and taking risks with different surfaces. Her works create questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet as many of her pieces are representations of unfamiliar, threatened terrains.

Mark J. Stock

October 18, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm
Mark J. Stock is an artist, scientist, and programmer. His work explores the tension between the natural world and its simulated counterpart, between organic and inorganic, digital and analog, and structure and fluid.

Meredith Gisness

October 18, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm
“I look to the world around me to discover it’s 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."

Karen Lee Sobol

October 18, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm
Artist, author, architect, and advocate, Karen Lee Sobol explores our spiritual and physical realms. In many media, her art celebrates nature and human nature. Her memoir—Twelve Weeks: An Artist’s Story of Cancer, Healing, and Hope—is illustrated with her art and helps save lives around the world.

Jose Santos

October 18, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm
Jose Lucas Santos is first a generation Portuguese-American. In 1952 his parents, both the eldest of several children, immigrated to Ludlow, MA from the farming town of Evora, Alcobaça, Portugal. With little formal education and limited knowledge of the English language, Mr. Santos’ parents were only able to find work in the factories. Mr. Santos parents and two older sisters were supportive of his artistic pursuits, and he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA.

Martin Berinstein

October 18, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm
Martin Berinstein was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a young child he became mesmerized with the rays of light from a slide projector as it passed through small bottles of water. His fascination with light has lead to a life long career as a photographer. His work has been exhibited at Harvard University, the Boston Public Library and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Kelly Pedersen

October 18, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm
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