The 13th Fort Point Artwalk was 4 to 7 today. (Saturday and Sunday, the Artwalk will be 12 to 5.)
We got started a little late because we had dinner first at Trade, but we definitely enjoyed what we had time to see.
The Boston Design Museum at the corner of Melcher and A streets had art made of moss in frames that caught my eye. We also liked seeing the models for the Street Seats contest that I blogged about a while back.
Across the way, Ari Hauben’s show was energetic and amusing. Hauben teaches art to kids with special needs in Boston, and he has strong feelings about the country’s current emphasis on standardized tests — especially for the student population he knows best.
He and an optical-engineer friend from Rochester, NY, acquired 50 Melcher Street, and for the current show, Hauben papered the floor with standardized tests. He put up large, green chalk boards with pedagogical insights and opportunities for guest commentary.
And he was eager to explain just how he creates the current works from Instagrams sent him by friends. The website says, “His style could be defined as blending pop and street art techniques into mixed media works. The process predominantly involves newspaper, epoxy, spray paint, and layering techniques that are integrated into a variety of visual platforms.”
The prices are indicated by grades: A, B, C, D, F. I especially liked a picture of weathered yellow sheds and the work called Peach Farm, below. Lots more variety, here.
WCVB’s Chronicle interviewed Hauben here.
Art: Peach Farm by Ari Hauben