“Go Out Doors” is a public art project whereby local artists are being commissioned to paint recycled doors with artistic designs. The exhibit comprises 4 doors that are installed along the Minuteman Bikeway between the Visitors Center and Hancock Street. Go Out Doors – Lexington seeks to celebrate the outdoors and promote connectedness with nature during these unprecedented times. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit while observing mask usage and 6-ft physical distancing.
This exciting project is brought to the community by the Lexington Council for the Arts, in partnership with the Town of Lexington and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Internal Topographies: A Kaleidoscope of the Subconscious
Please enjoy this article was written by LCA Co-Chair Jillian Tung:
This article, written by LCA member Shalini Kakar, explores the art of Silvina Mizrahi:
Meet the artists….
Title: “Internal Topographies”
Bio: Silvina is a visual artist who is a native of Argentina and lives now in Boston. She received her degree in Fine Arts at the University of Tucuman. She has exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world, most recently in Paris and New York. She has received many awards, including: “one of the 100 most influential people for the Latino Community in Boston in 2017”, Director’s choice at Thomas Menino Center for the Arts, and Nathaniel Bushward at the Copley Society of Boston.
About the piece: “The painting on the door is an invitation to walk towards the inner world, and introspective look into our being. Our daily sensorial experiences playing capriciously in our inner landscape, an inner journey where we can escape from reality and come back from it renewed.”
Title: “Heron, Hummingbirds”
Bio: Emily is a painter from Lexington, MA. In addition to teaching oil and acrylic techniques, she encourages and teaches students to sketch. Her work is in galleries in New England and private collections internationally. After earning both a fine arts degree and a Master’s in Education, she had a successful career as an educator and graphic designer. She teaches privately in her barn-studio, and at various educational venues near Boston.
About the piece: “During Covid I have been much more aware of nature around me. We bought a beautiful bird feeder and during isolation I found it peaceful to watch the birds from a window seat in the house. My doors show birds flying in freedom, wild, healthy, and unconstrained. I hope they create a feeling of peace for passersby.”
Title: “Playful Kitsune”
Bio: Lynne was a studio art major in college and has been making art ever since. Starting over 10 years ago the primary theme in her work have been Inuit (aka Eskimo) influences which she merged with contemporary modern characteristics such as abstracted imagery and bright colors. After a trip to Japan her newest paintings have embraced Japanese motifs, mostly kitsune (mystical foxes).
About the piece: “I wanted to create a frisky, color saturated, dynamic work that would be easily taken in by cyclists and yet offered detailed interest to those strolling by. Something that would appeal to all ages.”
Title: “Gathered Beauty”
Bio: Kathleen lives and paints in Gloucester, MA. She graduated with BFA in 2000 and has exhibited paintings in many galleries and public venues since 2015. When she am not creating art, she works as a nurse in Boston with Healthcare for the Homeless Program with their addiction services.
About the piece: “This is a sumptuous and bursting arrangement. I hope it is a gift to be enjoyed in this time of uncertainty and unrest.”