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Parks Department - Pics in the Parks - Open Studios 2012

Open Studios
City of Boston
Parks & Recreation Department
City Hall, Floor 2
Thru Fri Oct 26, 2012

Following the successful completion of the ParkARTS "Pics in the Parks" workshops, held at six different locations managed by the Parks Department, participants (all budding and enthusiastic lay photographers) were invited to finalize their submissions (up to 5 photos per workshop attended). 

More information about the Pics in the Parks Program

Of those submitted, twenty-two photos from thirteen artists were selected for mounting by a combination of the Parks Department and the City's Photo Shop.  Beautifully displayed, as if curated by an arts gallery, the photos emphasize the breadth of photographer skill and the phtographer's preferences for object at each of the workshop sites - seascapes, landscapes, scultures and detailed nature photos, all of them revealing "secrets" about the many wonderful places available to residents within the City of Boston for pleasure, relaxation and a chance to regroup spiritually.

The entire summer would not be complete without an artist reception.  Held on Wed, Oct 17 from 5:00 to 6:30pm at City Hall.  Lauren Patrick thanked the participants and the workshop instructor, Sarah Berry.  Best of all was a warm welcome and thank you by the Parks Commissioner, Antonia M. Pollak.  She expressed her pride about the extent of natural beauty present in the City and asked the group directly:  "Did you get to go to places you have never seen before?" 

Everyone agreed that getting a chance to see sections of the City they never knew existed was icing on the cake which they dearly loved but prefered not applying to their cameras (hah hah) !!. 
View the Boston Parks & Recreation - Pics in the Parks FLICKR Stream (many photos more than the display at City Hall)

And the Winners are: As Shown on Facebook

Photographers:  Michelle Kwock, Roberta Lane, Sarah Barry (instructor), Peggy Foley, Janet Level, Beck Prior, Nancy Conrad, Karen Linehan, Carol Wu, Ruth Klepper, Mihelle Hoag, Tiffany Breyne and Scott Kane.

More about Pics in the Parks

ParkARTS is a special offering of concerts, art workshops, programs, and public events across the city that fall into two basic programs: Participatory Arts and Performing Arts. One of the participatory arts programs is "Pics in the Parks" workshops. 

Consisting of a series of six photography workshops, it offers an opportunity to “learn tricks and techniques of taking a perfect photograph." Each workshop is held in a different location (see list below) with a theme that changes with each class.

If that wasn't motivation enough to attend, how about having some of your photos on display at City Hall in a 4-week post workshop exhibit?

 . . . Like an Open Studios for Pics in the Parks participants.  Wow!

Contact Information

Lauren Patrick
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118

direct: 617.961.3051
main: 617.635.4505
fax: 617.635.3104

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Posted: October 18, 2012     Nancy J Conrad

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