Barry McGee's Exhibit will be appearing at Boston's ICA until September 2, 2013.
Barry McGee started exhibiting his inspiration art on the streets of San Francisco in the late 1980s. His inspiration came from the economic and social environment which was filled with uncertainty and a hard core music culture.
"McGee developed as a graffiti artist, often under the tag name 'Twist'. Deploying a visual vocabulary that borrows elements from graffiti, comics, hobo art, sign painting, and other sources, McGee’s imagery simultaneously celebrates and critiques his diverse Mission District neighborhood.
At once humorous, political, and difficult, his art underscores the complexities of life in early twenty-first-century America, a country in the midst of wars, a financial crisis, unemployment, class stratification, and the ever-cheerful exhortation to keep consuming. Unwilling to simply reflect existing conditions, McGee’s work proposes an alternate reality of political provocation, cooperative survival, and creative exuberance. "
Go see the New England Horticulture Show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center now-February 8th in the Seaport. The Northeast's leading horticulture trade show and green industry seminars await you at New England Grows, one of the largest and most popular horticultural and green industry events in North America.
New England Grows connects 13,000+ green industry professionals with the brightest horticultural ideas, hottest selling plants, latest green industry technology, and best outdoor equipment at its 1,100+ booth horticulture tradeshow.
Add to that dozens of ground-breaking green industry seminars led by world-renowned experts, and you'll understand why New England Grows is the ultimate green industry event for you and your business.
Boston Globe Travel Show comes to the Seaport World Trade Center Februrary 8th-10th. Come escape to a world of travel options and HUGE savings! With over 300 exhibitors, SHOW-ONLY travel deals and giveaways, and all kinds of fun activities, the Show is sure to have something for everyone!
One of the year's best shows is coming to the BCEC
next month: The New England Boat Show.
This annual event showcases a plethora of sail and power boats. It is the largest boat sale of the year, and has many informational seminars as well. The event runs from Saturday Feb 16th-Sunday February 24th. So, if you are in the market for a boat, hope to enhance your maritime knowledge, or just want to daydream for awhile this is the event for you.
Come to the ICA now through March 3rd, and see this awesome exhibit that The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has organized:
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s
"This exbibit is an ambitious presentation that represents the diversity and complexity of art produced during the 1980s—from the Pictures generation to neo-expressionism, from the rise of photography to the emergence of abject art—offering a historical overview while situating our contemporary moment within the history of art of the recent past.
The 1980s were a transformative decade in the history of art, music, and politics, beginning with new regimes of world power personified in the United States by President Ronald Reagan, in the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and in Germany by Chancellor Helmut Kohl. They ended, significantly, with two equally dramatic events: the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the repudiation of the Reagan-Thatcher era signaled by the elections of Bill Clinton in the United States in 1992 and (eventually) of Tony Blair in England in 1997. This Will Have Been re-examines this tumultuous decade at a remove of nearly 30 years, contending that over the course of the decade, the art world navigated a series of ruptures that permanently changed its character."
Go on a majestic harbor cruise to see the area's winter wildlife. Boston Harbor Islands hosts these amazing cruises, the next one being 1/19/2013 Sat @ 11:00 am. The cruise goes to the outer Harbor Islands, Hingham Bay and Weir River estuary. Nature lovers, photographers and anyone interested in the natural wonders of the harbor really enjoy this trip. Cruise the outer Harbor Islands, Hingham Bay and Weir River Estuary. Park rangers and experienced birders will lead this winter wildlife tour. Past trips have recorded Snowy Owl, Harlequin Duck, Black Guillemot and Purple Sandpipers as well as all the regular waterfowl. The boat is enclosed and heated, but there is plenty of deck space for the best viewing opportunities. Reservations are strongly suggested. Boat departs from Quincy & Boston on the following schedule:
Depart Quincy at 10:00 AM, return at 2:30 PM
Depart Boston 11:00 AM, return at 2:00 PM
Book your calendars for the Boston Wine Expo
coming in a little over a month on Feb 16-17 to the World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel. This annual event is one of the city's best events of the year. Learn, taste and feast. This year's significant speakers/participants are Gina Gallo of Gallo WInes, Tiffani Fallon from Top Chef and local culinary icons Ming Tsai and Barbara Lynch. Don't miss this....
Hey there fully-fed people. Let's not get big headed or anything because rumor has it (or really it's just a fact) that 1 out of every 5 people in Boston don't know where their next meal is going to come from. As scary as that sounds, it really is. So what can you do to help? On Sunday, October 28th you can make a difference by going to the annual Ultimate Tailgate Party, hosted by Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
"Since founding Lovin' Spoonfuls, 501(c)(3) non-profit, in 2010, Ashley Stanley and her team have collected more than 150,000lbs of fresh, healthy food that would otherwise be thrown away, and distributed it at no cost to local soup kitchens, homeless shelters and crisis centers throughout the city. Last year’s ultimate tailgate party allowed Lovin’s team to put another truck on the road, doubling their ability to pick up and drop off rescued food, and this year aims to do the same!"
Well there ya go... looks to me like Ashley is pretty much a B-A. Don't know what B-A stands for? Then just know she is pretty much the bomb.com! Support this great cause while enjoying an all-star team of 12 of Boston’s premiere chefs that will once again join the party by cooking their own creative takes on their favorite tailgate food.
I'm not in the mood to reword all of this for you- I totally just locked my keys in the car- so I am going to pull an all-time copy and paste so I don't leave anything out:
"The event, sponsored by BostonChefs.com and emceed by Jenny Johnson of NECN’s “TV Diner,” will feature a live auction, lawn games hosted on the beautiful lawn along the Boston waterfront, a photo booth stocked with everyone’s favorite football memorabilia, and complimentary beer from Peak Organic Brewery, as well as wine & champagne from sponsor M.S. Walker. Keeping the spirit alive will be local legend,DJ TJ Connelly, best known for his work for the Boston Red Sox and the legendary 101.7 WFNX."
And that's a wrap!
Buy tickets here (And if you are a locksmith call me. Seriously.)
Calling all business people! September 30th-October 4th needs to be sketched into your calendars asap. It's the Predictive Analytics World event in Seaport and some top notch people will be there- very top notch to say the least. From Scott Nicholson, Senior Data Scientists, LinkedIn; Anne Robinson, Director of Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics, Verizon Wireless; Robert Jewell, Director Global Business Development & Partnerships, IBM Watson Solutions; Marc Smith, Chief Social Scientists, Connection Action Consulting Group, including a special session from industry heavy-weight John Elder, CEO & Founder, Elder Research, Inc- ummm yeah to make a long story short just be there. You can't say these people haven't accomplished many impressive things and any words of wisdom from them will probably land you some more money in your pocket.
"Predictive Analytics World focuses on concrete examples of deployed predictive analytics. Hear from the horse's mouth precisely how Fortune 500 analytics competitors and other top practitioners deploy predictive modeling, and what kind of business impact it delivers."
So what are you waiting for? Register today and be on your way to understanding how predictive analytics is applied in leading enterprises.
Calling all Bruins Fans!! (and wine fans... duhhh)
Make sure to head over to Morton's tomorrow evening to support this Bruins event which will raise money for the Boston Bruins Foundation. As always - it's a great cause, and who doesn't like wine tastings? If your schedule is a little packed tomorrow evening then change your plans! For all of you "I'm not that flexible" kind of people, you will have no excuse for the next one. They hold a similar event on the fourth Monday of every month for a tasting series so go ahead and put it in your calendar! You will enjoy Morton's signature hors d'oeuvres paired with specialty drinks - and it's for a good cause! Get your tickets here.
Every Fourth Monday*
5:30 - 7:00 PM
$40 per guest
Inclusive of tax and gratuity
Morton's The Steakhouse - Seaport District
Two Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210