On the evening of September 12, 2021, the Jamaica Plain Arts Council will project artists’ images in front of JP’s First Unitarian Universalist Church on Eliot Street. People will be able to view the art in a relaxed, exciting atmosphere. After a year of an abundance of caution and staying home, imagine a coming together to celebrate art, to share live music and dancing in the streets. We have all been eager to be together, to share what we love and enjoy our urban village, Projections does that. Join us to celebrate Jamaica Plain’s vibrant art scene.***
*** While being optimistically hopeful to come together, we are simultaneously cautious and planning a virtual option should public health and safety measures not permit being together in person.
Submission for Projections is now closed.
All submitted works will be displayed in the projected slide show. JPAC reserves the right to not display any image deemed unacceptable.
Jurors will choose works to receive and be indicated as Juror’s Choice and Best in Show Awards. Works will be reviewed for quality, originality, and innovation. Artists will be notified of jurors’ choices before the event.
Brian Bishop is an artist and educator based in Boston, MA who teaches painting and drawing at Framingham State University. He attended The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY; Memphis College of Art in Memphis, TN (BFA 1993); and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI (MFA 1995).
Brian’s studio practice, focused on photography and its relationship with the discursive and lyrical nature of painting, has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, TN; Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT; The University of Delaware in Newark, DE; Artspace in Raleigh, NC; Georgetown University in Washington, DC; and at Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta, GA. He participated in select group exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; A+D Gallery at Columbia College in Chicago, IL; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE; BECA in New Orleans, LA; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC; Catalyst Arts in Belfast, UK; Galway Arts Centre in Galway, Ireland; Gallery 111 in Johannesburg, South Africa and The Painting Center in New York, NY.
L’Merchie Frazier is a Boston based visual and performance artist and an established community activist. Her work includes fiber and metal sculptures, mixed media installations and performances, poetry, jewelry, and history presentations.
Her quilt series are part of ”Racism: In The Face of Hate We Resist” and a solo show, “Freedom Rising: I Am the Story/Quilts” now on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
L’Merchie’s work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Art and Design, New York, The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., Museu Laser Segall, Brazil, The White House, Washington, D.C. and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.
L’Merchie’s has art residencies in Boston, Brazil, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Africa, France, and Cuba. She currently serves as Director of Education and Interpretation at The Museum of African-American History, Boston/Nantucket. She teaches courses in cultural diversity for the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, public and community schools and is Director of Creative Engagement for the Transformative Action Project, PHAI at Northeastern University.