In the Gallery:

Donald Langosy’s story is one of the power of the creative spirit and the determination to continue on a chosen path despite the limitations of his disability. In the 1970s and 80s, Langosy was a prominent artist whose work was exhibited in Boston and New York. His paintings and drawings could be found in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, as well as private collections throughout the United States and Europe. 

 

In the early 90s, he began to show signs of a rare form of multiple sclerosis that ended his ability to actively promote his work. In addition to causing debilitating fatigue, MS stole his mobility and many of his everyday capabilities. Although no longer able to visit museums and galleries, mount shows, or travel to meet with art dealers and curators, Langosy never gave up on his art. Now a wheelchair user with limited mobility in all but his left hand, he still spends each day painting in his home studio. 

 

Over the decades, Langosy has experimented with numerous techniques, including creating sculptural images out of the canvas and layering different images to give a sensation of time passing. Both these techniques are displayed in the exhibit. Various characters and legendary themes reappear through the years, forming a
personal mythology that is often depicted in exquisite detail. His precise brushwork and realistic images are all the more remarkable in the face of his declining mobility. Excerpts From My Studio not only celebrates the work of Langosy, who has dedicated his life to painting, but also pays homage to everyone who rises up in the face of adversity.

Past Exhibits:

A lifelong resident of Boston's Mattapan neighborhood, Ayana Mack is a visual artist, graphic designer, and community advocate whose work explores themes of vulnerability, exploration, joy, and freedom.
 
This exhibition focuses on mixed media artwork compiled of sketches, watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic paint. A storyline of emotions, the artwork, and mediums represent relationships with others and oneself. The series invites people to consider their own emotions - nothing is good or bad - as long as it's honest.
There is freedom in vulnerability.
 
As an artist, Ayana creates bright and texture-rich work to enrich communities and uplift individuals. Motivated by her personal experiences, Black culture, and self-love. Ayana has been active in the art space for the last ten years.

Mesha Noor
The Jharoka Collection

Image: Orange Jharoka

In the Jharoka Collection, Mesha Noor manifests the rich, deeply rooted culture of Pakistan and the Mughal era. She uses the Jharokas (a traditional desi balcony) to reveal varying styles of the area. The intricate patterns of today go hand in hand with the delicate wood engravings of old to portray the past, present, and future.

Krik? Krak!: A call and response in some Haitian villages between a storyteller and their audience.

Image: lions, tigers, and rabbits by Linda Sok

with:
Photography by Lindsey Rothrock

Based in Madison, WI, Lindsey Rothrock is a photographer who uses the human body and projected imagery to explore companionship and how the ways we perceive each other and the world around us shape both our outward interactions and our self-definition. Her current show at the Multicultural Arts Center, with:, explores gender and place through two series: Femininity | Masculinity and ¿Te Ubicas?.

Please click below for the full recording of Lindsey Rothrock's
Artist Talk from Friday, April 2nd. 
In this talk, Rothrock discusses her two bodies of work; Femininity | Masculinity 
and ¿Te Ubicas?. Both series are featured in her current show with us with:.

Moved to Act!

Co-Curated by Ellen Feldman & Marky Kauffmann

Moved to Act! is an exhibition of outstanding photographers across the US that serves as an important statement of our determination and power to fight for justice for ourselves, and all people, in all our differences.

If you missed the Lunchtime Curator's Talk with co-curators Ellen Feldman & Marky Kauffmann, please click below for the full recording.

How Do We Relate to the Climate Crisis?
Artwork by Jeffrey Nowlin, Adriana G. Prat, Michelle Lougee,
Maria Celeste Linardi, and Cedric Harper

How Do We Relate to the Climate Crisis?
Community Panel Discussion

How Do We Relate to the Climate Crisis?, features artwork by Jeffrey Nowlin, Adriana G. Prat, Michelle Lougee, Maria Celeste Linardi, and Cedric Harper. To accompany the exhibit, the artists envisioned and commissioned a Panel of Climate Crisis Experts and Advocates.

Blood and Ink
Photographs by Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano

Historias de Tierra y Mar/Stories of Land and Sea
Photographs by Claudia Ruiz Gustafson

Cambridge Public Schools K-8 Spring Young Artists Exhibit

What people are saying about the CPS Virtual Gallery:

 

“Love it! It felt like being there in person. Thank you for helping to share some of the amazing artwork our students are producing.”

 

“I am a CPS Art Teacher and want to say THANK YOU so much for making the art show live. It was great to share some good news with the artists and their families and have the event continue when everything else is canceled. I love how the display simulates the gallery experience with wide views and close ups. Well done!”

 

“This is a beautiful presentation. I am in awe of the talent of the students and kudos to the teachers in their interesting proposals for inspiration and medium.”

 

“Loved it!”

 

“Great Job creating this.”

 

“Honestly, I was pretty blown away. This collection changed my assumptions of 'student art' (and I've been to lots of student art shows). All props to the students and their teachers!”

 

“Really love that you are finding ways to showcase your exhibitions online - especially as a way to engage students who are out of school right now. Thank you!”

 

“This is a fantastic resource, especially during the Covid crisis. It’s a great way to provide access to wonderful artwork. Thank you!”

 

“I love it!! Really brings out the art, and the navigation features were cool. Bravo! A good substitute for a live show in these times.” 

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