It's just about this time of year — when the bustle and cheer of the holidays are fading fast in the rearview and the only thing on the horizon is a two-month stretch of short days and long, cold nights — that the winter blues hit us. Hard. Right about now, we're all wishing we'd found a way to bottle up the hazy days of last summer to sip at when the thermometer hits the single digits and we're feeling particularly stabby.
That's precisely the motivation behind "PICNIC," the inaugural exhibit at the Nave Gallery's brand-new annex space, opening this weekend in Davis Square. As part of an open call — and ongoing project — to "preserve summer," they've commissioned local artists to capture the sunny season within the confines of a single glass mason jar. The preserves on display range from miniature landscape scenes to tiny talismans and beyond, each representing an artist's unique interpretation of the golden essence of summer. We can feel those winter doldrums fading already.
The open call to "preserve summer" continues through February 7, and they'll be adding jars to this winter "PICNIC" as they come in; all will ultimately be auctioned off to support the new Somerville gallery space. Check out the exhibit — and the new digs — when it opens on January 25 with a reception that includes live performances by Dan Blakeslee, Tom Janovitz, and Audrey Ryan.
CURATED BY JENN HARRINGTON AND SUSAN BERSTLER :: NAVE GALLERY ANNEX, 53 CHESTER ST, SOMERVILLE :: OPENING JANUARY 25 FROM 6 TO 9 PM :: FREE :: NAVEGALLERY.ORG
: Museum And Gallery
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