Friday, Apr 10, 2020 6:00p -
Instagram Live via @wburartery
Art, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
Massive closures of museums, venues and other cultural spaces have impacted the arts and culture landscape in many ways. The ARTery had to cancel our own events highlighting Boston creatives because of the coronavirus pandemic. Local artists have been pushed to the edges of monetary security due to the loss of gigs, tour dates, performances, lectures and more. Now, many are turning to the virtual world to continue to connect with their audiences.
We didn't want to let the closures of venues stop us from 1) continuing our programming with local artists and 2) connecting with arts lovers in Boston and beyond. Over the coming weeks, we'll be highlighting some creatives here in the city who are finding virtual ways to expand their artistic practice.
Join us on April 3, April 10 and April 17 for our Instagram Live
events with photographer OJ Slaughter, Boston poet laureate Porsha Olayiwola and music landscaper DJ Real P. We'll be in conversation with them about creating in the time of coronavirus and they'll give us a look into what they're working on.
April 3: OJ Slaughter
OJ Slaughter has worked with the ARTery on a number of projects, including our Sound On and The ARTery 25 series. They'll give us a peek behind the curtains while conducting a live photoshoot.
April 10: DJ Real P
DJ Real P has set the sound for so many cultural spaces across Boston. We'll be talking with him about the power of music to build community before he takes over for a live DJ set.
April 17: Porsha Olayiwola
Boston's poet laureate joins us for a conversation about creating during this time before performing poetry and pieces from her new book, "I Shimmer Sometimes Too."