Saturday, October 27, 2007

Public Art, Green Design, and Coffee in Peabody Square

With the new Curruth Building in Peabody Square coming along, plans have begun in the redesign of the square including a new traffic configuration, unique environmentally friendly design, and an impressive piece of modern art called the Peabody Square Moon by Dorchester artist Joe Wheelwright (Depicted above).

Check out the sculpture at:
The DAC: Peabody Square Moon
Peabody Square Moon
Joe Wheelwright

Check out other Peabody Square items:
A Boston Globe article about the new location of Flat Black Coffee Company in Peabody Square:
Keeping It Fresh for Coffee Lovers in Boston Globe

A Dorchester Reporter article about the green redesign of Peabody Square:
Peabody Square Made Green Could Grow Imitators in Dorchester Reporter

Dorchester Open Studios This Weekend!

Dorchester Open Studios is this weekend! In its 20 year history, Dorchester Open Studios has been an event that showcases the best artists in our neighborhood. This year there will be a a very special presentation on Corita Kent, the world renowned artist whose work is featured on the gas tank here in Dorchester, which can be seen from the Southeast Expressway. There are several studio locations throughout Dorchester, and two here in Lower Dot.

Check out our blog entry from last year for a description: Dot Open Studios 2006
Dorchester Open Studios 2007 (Saturday 10.27.07 and Sunday 10.28.07)
12-5 PM

Lower Dot Locations:
Walter Baker Artists Lofts
1231 Adams Street, Dorchester
Located in Lower Mills on Adams Street. Just north of the Milton T stop (Mattapan-Ashmont Trolley).

The Boston Home
2049 Dorchester Avenue. Dorchester
Located on Dorchester Ave. Just south of the Ashmont T stop.