A project by Connection Lab will be included in the upcoming show “Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community” at the Nave Gallery.  The collaborative mandala made in cooperation with the Guidance Center and the Beautiful Stuff Project will be included as one example of art that can contribute to health promotion and establishing community connections.

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Below is information about the show and the opening on October 2nd from a press release prepared by Karl Stephan, the show’s curator.  Come check it out!


Nave Gallery Announces Artists, October 2nd Opening Day Events for “Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community” Exhibit of Street and Studio Art

By Karl Stephan

Somerville, MA – The Nave Gallery announces the Artists and Opening Day schedule of events for “Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community” a show of local street and studio art which opens October 2nd 2016. Wall to Wall (W2W) affirms that art can help build a more positive, equitable community for all.

W2W Opening Day Events, October 2, Nave Gallery, 155 Powderhouse Boulevard, Somerville

1 PM – Welcome

2 PM – Artists Panel

3 PM – Artful Thinking – Dr. Susan Barahal, Tufts University

4 PM – Keynote Presentation – Caleb Neelon, Artist, Historian

1-6 PM – Cedric Douglas’ UpTruck will provide community art activities onsite, and several W2W artists will provide interactive art-making in the gallery.

W2W Artists: Nineta, Larry Wynn, Emily Brodrick, Cedric Douglas, Dolly Letters, Henry Funches, DirtLux, Harry Yu, Emily Bhargava, Tim Devin, Meryl Blinder, Adam Forguites, Liz Helfer, Joey Kleckner, Trish Hautea, Greg Jundanian, Anna Paul, Alexander Golob, Claire Roll, Karl Stephan and Not Art.

W2W Special Guest Artists: Percy Fortini-Wright and Go Five. Caleb Neelon is the keynote presenter for W2W. Cedric Douglas and UpTruck/UpWalls are a W2W sponsor. Dr. Susan Barahal will lead an Artful Thinking program in the gallery.

Presented in conjunction with the host Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church’s annual series of social justice events, W2W is an opportunity to engage with some of the area’s most talented artists in dialog and activities about art can help build positive community. clarendonhillchurch.org

W2W also coincides with Somerville’s famous HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands. honkfest.org