The city of Boston is looking for ideas to make its public spaces simple, intuitive, and awesome. Project ideas can be entirely new creations or a new way of using an existing product. The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics Streetscape Lab is sourcing ideas from designers, makers, artists and engineers to improve Boston, and the creative community that is Fort Point Arts will surely come up with a basket full of ideas this spring.
One of the ways Fort Point is most active is its FPAC/WBUR Lending program, in which, for the past 15 years, artists loan work to be displayed at Station WBUR and in exchange the radio station promotes FPAC's major events, such as Open Studios and Art Walk, through on-air advertising.
Currently, more than 20 artists are participating in the "Drawn to Water" exhibition at Atlantic Wharf, which ends on March 28. This is a group show of works by Fort Point Arts Community members inspired by water. the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, prints, video and sculpture in which water plays a central role.
Artist Wendy Shapiro's nature-inspired art is on display at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse second floor grand lobby, 1 Courthouse Way, through the end of March. It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the only requirement is an ID.
Lara Loutrel and Florian Foerster's collaborate work, "Block Form" will appear in the Boston Printmakers Selects: A Distillation from the 2013 North American Print Biennial, at the Academy of Art Unitersity during Southern Graphics Council International 2014 San Francisco from March 22 to 30.
Artist Bonnie Mineo will be teaching a hands on one-day workshop called "Contemporary Collage & Mixed Media" in her studio on A Street. The workshop runs Saturday, March 29, from 10 to 4.
The sculptural project "Skateboard" by Coyote Painting Walls aka Ivan Fernandez-Gonzalez has been selected to participate in the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan Design Week) to be celebrated in that Italian city at the end of the winter.
Artist Dylan Hurwitz's work is currently on view at Haley and Steele gallery on Newbury Street. The series of dance paintings on display are inspired by Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." More works are on view at the South Boston Showroom at 28 Damrell Street in Boston.
Jacob Higginbottom has self published a book called "Fort Point, The Watercolors of Jacob Higginbottom. The hardcover book reproduces ten years' worth of paintings of the neighborhood.