https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waterlines-public-opening-reception-tickets-484088871847 Somerville Museum
1 Westwood Road
Somerville, MA 02143
Join us for the opening reception of our next Community Curator exhibition, Waterlines: Stories of Ebb and Flow curated by Arlinda Shtuni.
ADMISSION: $5*/person; Somerville Museum active members free (with code MEMBER); no charge for children under 12 years old.
RSVP: Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Space is limited.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Museum is now ADA compliant with an elevator entrance on ground level on Westwood Road.
*All proceeds help support exhibitions, programs, and the operations of the Museum. The Somerville Museum is a private non-profit, mostly volunteer-run organization.
As human beings, we are powerfully drawn to water. Every important passage of our lives is touched by water. However, as urban dwellers, we often have an abstract connection to it, as invisible infrastructures and complex systems of water lines bring it to us. How has our need for water shaped the city over time? And as our cities densify and water cycles change, how can we envision the future? How will we navigate droughts and floods, learn to adapt to our changing environment, and move in new ways?
Waterlines showcases Dialogues with Water, a site-specific installation of soundscapes and sound acousmatic works by a group of Northeastern University music students guided by Pr. Hubert Ho. From inviting us to follow the journey of underground water rise to the surface, to letting us meditate near calm waters, and thrusting us into a storm, these aesthetically eclectic pieces respond to the exhibit in myriad ways. At times, the sonic landscapes meld naturally with the artworks; at others, the sounds work in counterpoint with them, prompting full immersion and deep reflection on our complicated relationship with water.
A+J Art + Design/ Ann Hirsch + Jeremy Angier
About Curator Arlinda Shtuni:
As a Somerville-based curator, Arlinda has organized successful art shows, literary, and musical salons at local galleries and other art spaces including the Nave Gallery, the French Cultural Center, the Dante Alighieri Society, I AM Books and others.
Having recently held communications and curatorial role at the oldest architecture firm in Boston, Shepley Bulfinch, she directly engages with exploring the inextricable role of water in urban development and the concerns and opportunities around climate change, especially for a coastal community such as Boston.