Here in the States tomorrow is Independence Day, the celebration of which includes fireworks, food and a lot of flag waving. In honor of the holiday, I offer you my own renditions of these three traditional items, beginning with some natural fireworks (to me the best kind) above. Followed by food:
Slice of Life
And last but not least, a waving flag:
Stars and Stripes
These three images were recently submitted, along with the one below, which was the one to be accepted, for a show called “Red” now on display in the Inside Out Gallery in Davis Square in Somerville.
I recently took some photos in Davis Square to give you a better idea of what this unique little gallery space is all about.
Inside Out occupies the front windows of the CVS Drugstore in the heart of Davis Square and offers a new theme-based selection of work every month. As you can see, many people pass by these windows at all hours of the day and night at the neighborhood’s busiest intersection.
My work hangs next to another photographer with an eerily similar take on the “Red” theme we were asked to follow. It is a small show of around 12 pieces by various artists in different media, and I am pleased to be among such good works.
On July 15th and 16th, Davis Square is host to one of the city’s biggest annual outdoor art events, Artbeat. Every year the vendors and entertainers represent a specific theme, and this year’s was RED. I am happy to be a part of the event, which is a celebration of the arts as something not only to be found in a museum. The group behind all these endeavors, the Somerville Arts Council, strives to put art in public places, and put artists to work in community projects. They do wonderful work all year round, but Artbeat is their big event, taking over Davis Square and with several other performance spaces around the area.
If you are in the area, please do come check out this wonderful summer happening. This week, as everyone else returns to work after their long holiday weekend, Brian and I will be traveling down to Provincetown on Cape Cod to enjoy one of the best reasons for living in the Northeast: access to the ocean. I'll be back soon with a new post and new photos to share -- and hopefully a nice tan! Thank you to all my readers. Enjoy the summer! And for my friends now in the dead of the winter, enjoy the comforts of cosy indoor living. Our roles will be reversed soon enough!