Open Reception: Rachel Allen’s “airplay” at Urbano Project

Urbano Project celebrates the opening of "airplay," a site-specific interactive installation by Native American artist Rachel Allen (Nez Perce) on Thursday, January 23, 6:00-8:00PM. The culmination of her Fall 2019 artist residency, Allen's "airplay" will be on view at Urbano's Jamaica Plain gallery through March 14, 2020. Allen aims to unsettle the air we breathe and otherwise manipulate. If we think about our experience through the air-the ubiquitous material we are suspended in-then we can contemplate what decolonization requires. If decolonization is not a metaphor or symbolic act, then we must reassess the entire environment we occupy.

Jamaica Plain Resident Among 7 Chosen for Boston’s Artist-in-Residence Program

One Jamaica Plain resident and a faculty member of the Southern Jamaica Plain's Racial Reconciliation and Healing Project were among seven chosen for the city's Artist-in-Residence program for 2018. This year is the third year for the program that creates a collaboration between the artists, community members and city employees through projects that examine topics such as racial and social equity, climate change, immigration and income inequality. "The Boston AIR program brings bold and creative thinking into policy areas of municipal government," said Mayor Martin Walsh via press release. "I've been very impressed with past Boston AIR projects, and I can't wait to see what this next group of artists accomplishes." Among the seven artists is Jamaica Plain resident Karen Young, who specializes in percussion.