South Boston Online published several articles and photo essays on the themes, music, decorations, and seasonal creations over the holidays. And the beat of South Boston’s art scene still goes on in 2016. This issue hit the street just after the middle of January and many local art news items continue to flow in.
Make it a point to visit the South Boston Branch Library. The library has the prints of Harold Cunniff, who is the Branch Library’s Artist of the Month. Look at the use of colors in his prints, which combine into a triad on the color wheel that is both eye-catching and subdued. He’s also a member of the SBAA (the South Boston Arts Association).
Speaking of the SBAA, the group held a Plenary Meeting one Saturday this month. It is the New Year, of course, meaning that a new board of directors has been nominated. Balloting will remain open until late in January, after which the SBAA’s new board and its officers will be announced. The SBAA is assembling a new palette of various activities for 2016; now may be a good time for you to consider joining (you don’t have to be an artist yourself to become an SBAA member). Some of the new SBAA activities will center on the SBAA’s proposed gallery at 315 E St. – two doors down from the intersection of E Street and West Broadway. With the cooperation of Danielle Platzer of Neatly Nested and supported by a grant, the SBAA will proudly headline works from its members who are studio artists. The SBAA also sponsors poetry, a literary group, and many social and artistic activities.
Earlier this month, the Fourth Presbyterian Church Theater Workshop at 340 Dorchester St. presented 10 scenes from the hit musical farce “Urinetown.” This is a spoof about a society in the future, where fees are required before any restroom can be used. Needless to say, there were some fine song-and-dance numbers by the talented Fourth Church teens, who were accompanied and choreographed by Kevin Black and Kathy Encarnacao, respectively.
The State-of-the-Art of the arts scene in South Boston is certainly, well (to use the currently popular “Word-of-the-Month”), robust.