Join us Thursday, August 4th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artists, Tamara Safford and Maggie Carberry, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!
When: August 4th 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!
About Maggie Carberry
Whether it involves a visit to another country or her own back yard, Maggie Carberry’s work begins with a camera and a journey. A native of Pelham, New York, Carberry moved to the Boston area by way of Washington DC, London, and Brasilia. Time spent abroad has influenced her work to include themes of travel, movement, and daydreaming. She is fascinated by the way printmaking processes can be used to transform a photograph. Additional layers of media help to turn her images into work that reflects a passing of time.
In 2010, I began focusing on my Daydream Dwellings series where I am working to “re-build” urban landscapes one architectural detail at a time. I believe that repetition in architecture can be used to facilitate daydreaming much like a mandala is used to facilitate meditation. Although meditation is a deliberate act, while daydreaming tends to be accidental, both allow you to take a break from the noise of the world in order to clear your mind and ultimately refocus.
Since moving away from the city in 2014, I have begun to include more themes of nature in my work. Whether it is a view of a city, foreign land, or the pond behind my home, I hope that my re-imagined landscapes give the viewer a personal portal to their most peaceful daydreams.
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About Tamara Safford
Tamara lived in NYC through college but she did live in Switzerland and Austria for part of her high school education. She attended Columbia University, The New School for Social Research for her first B.A. in literature and then moved to Boston to attend Mass Art for a second B.A. in Fine Art. Her working career began in publishing and academic administration. After many years of working in day cares, Tamara decided to apply to Mass College of Art where her work with child art then became her major. Loving stop animation the most and enjoying drawing, she decided to change her major from Art Education to Open Major.
Tamara’s work has appeared in Open Studios as part of the Jamaica Plain Artist Association, the Roslindale Artists Association, and recently Hyde Park Artists Association at the Menino Art Center. The Association was on exhibit at Boston City Hall’s Scollay Square Gallery. Recently, she has been working with Bostongreenfest.org on a mural which will be part of their celebration of the environment this August 19-21 at Boston City Hall.
I chose to share how I see the environment that I am surrounded by as I have lived in Roslindale for nine years, Jamaica Plain for fifteen years and Newton Highlands for nine years (in reverse chronological order). I emphasize the landscape or overview of the Arboretum where I photographed trees as a “treespotter”, the jamaica pond walks,the gardens and pleasantries of the earth as I have lived here upon it. There are some of my opinions, whimsy and love of folklore included in drawings as I very much love to draw. All of these artworks have been rendered in the last five years.
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