http://www.icaboston.org/programs/first-fridays/flower-power/ Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
21+, Alcohol, Art, Date Idea, Music, Nightlife
Say hello to summer! We’re celebrating the opening of our new show, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take. Go on a mini tour of the exhibition, then join artist Melissa Thyden in creating a giant wall of vibrant paper flowers, a project inspired by Hodges’s stunning installation of silk flowers. Eastern Standard star mixologist Naomi Levy has created a signature floral cocktail for the event—pick up some cocktail-making tips in demonstrations led by Levy throughout the evening. Also at First Fridays: a temporary tattoo parlor featuring wearable art designed by Jim Hodges himself!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Naomi Levy—star bartender from the famed Boston brasserie and lounge Eastern Standard and contender in renowned global cocktail competition Bacardi Legacy—presents the art of mixology with three intriguing demonstrations: crafting a tantalizing elderflower-infused cocktail, making lavender-infused simple syrup, and concocting homemade orange and rose blossom waters. Demonstrations at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm.
Give and Take
“Don’t hold back so much, because nature doesn’t.” – Jim Hodges
Jim Hodges’s work, steeped with references to the natural world, is distinctive for its physical beauty, open-heartedness, and uncommon delicacy—exemplified by Hodges’s visually stunning silk flower wall installations. Design your own Hodges-inspired paper flowers in the Bank of America Art Lab with the help of artist Melissa Thyden. See the wall expand into a large-scale, vibrant assemblage of colorful designs over the course of the night! Available from 5 to 9 pm.
Strike a pose in our captivating take on a traditional photo booth—Jim Hodges edition! After adding your floral creation to our installation in the Bank of America Art Lab, gather with pals using the wall as a backdrop. Available from 6 to 9 pm. Photos will be available to download from the ICA’s Facebook page on Monday, June 9.
(Temporary) Tattoo Parlor
Show your Jim Hodges love with wearable art! ICA staff will help you apply a beautifully-crafted tattoo designed by the artist. Don’t worry, they’re only temporary!
These mini gallery talks provide an in-depth look at featured works in Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, and are available every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (last talk begins at 8:30 pm).
Sip on a refreshing, flower-infused cocktail created by Eastern Standard mixologist Naomi Levy. Available for purchase, this libation features St. Germain, an elderflower-infused liqueur. Watch Levy’s demo, then try one yourself!
Tavern Road Pop-Up
Fort Point eatery Tavern Road offers a mouthwatering highlight from their menu, available for purchase at tonight’s pop-up restaurant.
Boston favorite DJ Knife returns to the ICA with a brand new set, providing an energetic backdrop to the evening.
Exclusive seating for ICA members and MINI Cooper owners! Redeem your drink ticket here for a complimentary tasting of Harpoon’s seasonal brew. Tasting available while supplies last; ICA First Fridays are 21+
After Party at Tavern Road
Continue the festivities at Tavern Road (343 Congress Street), where the open kitchen churns out global street food-inspired fare from 10 pm to 1 am with beer, wine, and artful cocktails flowing until 2 am!