Now on to the next things / by Hilary Zelson

It is hard to believe that spring is already here. I am looking forward to the warm weather which brings art out onto the street of Boston. However, trying to keep up with everything I want to apply for and participate in takes a lot of time and work.

So far, I already have two things lined up. On May 11th, I will be painting my first ever mural at Bartlett Yard, in Roxbury, MA. This BCM display got me thinking more about creating public and collaborative art. I like the idea of making art to appeal to the general public, while also attracting interest from Art lovers alike. The whole BCM process was very challenging - but so rewarding and I want that feeling again. For this project at Barlett Yard, during a day named Muralfest, I will be one of 70 artist descending on an abandon building to convert it into a temporary artist and community oasis. Just about every wall, door, and window will be turned into colorful work of art. I have been assigned a 10x10 foot garage door. I am still working out the details, but so far I know it will include something from our universe - most likely a nebula, but maybe a galaxy, planets, or both. I will keep you posted on my plan.

In addition to my mural, on June 2, I will be participating in the Beacon Hill Art Walk, in Boston, MA. I won't know my exact location until the last week in May, but I do know that I will be one of the artists able to display and sell my artwork. This event pairs local  artists with the beautiful homes and gardens in Beacon Hill, for a day of art appreciation  and creative expression.  I am planning to sell some of my mixed media glitter artwork as well as some of my watercolors. Once I know more details I will post the information so that you can stop by and see what I have displayed.

Now I have to sign off. I must start working on creating press material for my BCM Display and apply to art shows and art festivals for the rest of the summer. So, be sure to check back soon! I have a feeling these installations and exhibitions are going to be the start of a few very busy art filled months!