La Victoria: Resilience and Creativity at Urbano Project

La Victoria: Resilience & Creativity, an exhibition of photographs by the SALTO Collective examining issues of belonging and identity in their home city of Santiago, Chile, will be on view at Urbano Project, September 5 – November 8, 2018. An opening celebration will take place on September 5 from 6-8PM, with a talk by Chilean-American writer and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin. Urbano is presenting La Victoria as part of a series exploring the themes of Resilience and Sustainability. The "Población La Victoria" is one of the most emblematic neighborhoods in Santiago, Chile. Viewers can imagine La Victoria as a small town with unique characteristics within the big city.

Chilean Photography Exhibition Opens at Urbano Project on Aug. 30th

La Victoria: Resilience & Creativity, an exhibition of photographs by the SALTO Collective examining issues of belonging and identity in their home city of Santiago, Chile, will be on view at Urbano Project starting August 30. An opening celebration will take place on Sept. 5 from 6 to 8 om, with a talk by Chilean-American writer and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin. The exhibit runs through Oct. 5.

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Urbano Project Awarded $100,000 Grant to Support Youth Artist Projects

Local nonprofit Urbano Project has received a grant of $100,000 from the Cummings Foundation’s ‘$100K for 100’ program. The Urbano Project is located at the Brewery Complex in Egleston Square, and is one of 100 local nonprofits chosen from a total of 597 applicants to receive a Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant, including fellow Jamaica Plain nonprofit Boston Scores. Urbano Project is a non-profit community art studio that fosters public and participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion and social change. Bringing together professional artists, local youth, and community members to learn and experiment through place-based projects, the organization promotes the model of the artist as citizen, actively engaged in conversations with our community through the lens of contemporary art. Urbano supports youth to become civically engaged artists as they are challenged to tackle current social issues in their community that directly affect their lives.

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Urbano Project Presenting David Buckley Borden’s ‘Proposed Futures: Then and Now’

Environmental challenges are continually increasing. Ecological awareness is the foundation of environmental action and proactive stewardship. Artist and designer David Buckley Borden’s creative use of the “proposal” provokes us to imagine a variety of environmental futures and urges us to do more for the planet in "Proposed Futures: Then and Now." Informed by ecological research and community engagement, Borden explores a collaborative approach to environmental education through accessible art and design, ranging from speculative design proposals to installations in both the gallery and the landscape. ​Urbano Project is hosting "David Buckley Borden | Proposed Futures: Then and Now," an exhibition exploring how art and design can foster cultural cohesion around environmental issues and help inform ecology-minded decision-making, March 30 – May 17, 2018.

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Tortilla Social Opening Reception

An opening reception for the Tortilla Social final exhibition will be held on Friday, December 8, 6-9pm at the Urbano Project in JP's Brewery Complex. Featuring the premiere of the Mini Tortilla Social Documentary video co-produced by Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Faizal Westcott & Darren Cole, the event will celebrate the building of community by sharing food and art. An exhibition of prints created during workshops held this fall will be on view at Urbano, December 8, 2017 - March 2, 2018. The Tortilla Social exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. Urbano’s Gallery at 29 Germania Street in Jamaica Plain is open Monday-Friday, 1-6pm and Saturday, 10-2pm.