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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chairs at Twelve Chairs Opening

A festive gathering seen through the 100 Chairs Installation

Mingling in the wonderful Twelve Chairs shop.

Festive jazz throughout the night provided by Andrew Halchak and Band

Miggy and Roisin of Twelve Chairs Boston

The artist Kate Castelli (center) and friends.

Thank you everyone for a wonderful and festive opening!

All photos courtesy of Jodie Baehre.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chairs at Twelve Chairs On View Today

Here is a sneak peak at just a tiny part of a new show in Fort Point hosted by Glovebox.  Chairs at Twelve Chairs, features the work of fine artist and illustrator, Kate Castelli.  The show opens today and will be ongoing until March 1. 2010.  On December 9th will be the Opening Reception where you can meet and greet the artist, enjoy music and wine andshop your heart out with products from Twelve Chairs.  319 A street. Fort Point. Boston

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We are glad we MET you!

Glovebox artist, Ari Hauben and his crew, Jodie Baehre and Paul Grant recently finished a mural at the swanky new MET bar on the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth.  The mural, a soliloquy of words and images,  creatively evokes a slight sense of elitism and mystery.  And you should feel that way because the only way to actually see this amazing mural is by joining the MET's exclusive members only club, called Town House.  We know you all can't fork over the Benjamins' for this experience, so here's a sneak peak at the mural!  Also...Hauben has recently been chosen to show his artwork digitally at the new Art of the America's Wing Opening Reception this Friday at the MFA.  Congrats Mr. Hauben!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chairs @ Twelve Chairs ~ an exhibition of work by artist Kate Castelli

Boston December 9th 2010 – Fort Point Design Studio and home furnishing store Twelve Chairs is the catalyst for Glovebox’s latest show, Chairs @ Twelve Chairs, an art show featuring the “chair” inspired work of local artist, Kate Castelli. The collaboration between Glovebox, Castelli and Twelve Chairs has become a grassroots effort to bring design, art and culture to the community. This event will have something for everyone on your gift list right in time for the holidays.  The event will feature beautiful and savvy, sustainable products from Twelve Chairs as well as local art by Castelli.

Opening Reception for Chairs @ Twelve Chairs: Thursday, December 9. 2010 from 6-9pm.  Complimentary refreshments will be available.  This reception is free and open to the public.  319 A Street, Fort Point Boston, 02210

The Exhibition is ongoing and open to the public from December 1. 2010 to March 1. 2011 during the hours of Monday through Saturday from 12-6pm.  319 A Street, Fort Point Boston, 02210.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fort Point Open Studios this weekend

Come to Fort Point Open Studios this weekend! October 15-17th Friday from 4-7 pm and Saturday-Sunday 11-6pm. Glovebox Co-Founder, Jodie Baehre is in Midway Studios 3 402!
Birds on a Wire... Are a Target ~ Jodie Baehre 2010 . for sale during Open Studios

America Remixed Pre-Preparation Event October 21.2010

Glovebox is excited to support Catalyst and the MFA in a pre-event for America Remixed.  Support Glovebox and this amazing event:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Win a FREE ticket to America Remixed!

Glovebox is giving away a ticket to one lucky winner for America Remixed!  Repost the following info about America Remixed on your blog, Twitter or Facebook and copy the link to our event page: teams up with Catalyst and the MFA to help promote America Remixed, an unveiling of the new Art of the Americas wing at the MFA on November 19th.  tickets on sale now on the MFA website.

To learn more about America Remixed read our past posts!

our event page can be found with the link above or this URL:

Entries must be in by November 1. 2010 at midnight

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Roxbury Open Studios! Be there!

Roxbury Open Studios is coming up!  October 1-3. 2010.  Support local artists!  FREE to the public.

Check out Facebook for more info~

Glovebox supports Roxbury and we look forward to seeing everyone there!  Rock on Roxbury!

Friday, September 10, 2010

check out the first pre-event for America Remixed

The first pre-event for America Remixed, the MFA event that will unveil the new Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro wing, was a killer event!  Glovebox stopped by to check out the scene and we had so much fun.

MFA Community Relations Director and member of Catalyst, Zakiya Thomas spoke about the details of America Remixed and how this event will be different from other fundraisers at the MFA.  First you can expect that the main event on November 19th will not only be a glimpse into the amazing contemporary art that will be displayed but will also host a rockin' concert by the Brazilian Girls!  This isn't going to be your black tie ball!  Second you can expect some amazing raffle prizes, including airline tickets to just about anywhere you are thinking you might want to slip away to this winter.  BUT most importantly we are looking forward to how Catalyst, a global audience development initiative at the MFA is going to be involving the community.  Catalyst has set up a call for twelve local artists to display their work digitally for the event on two giant walls.  That could be you!

So if you missed this first pre-event ~ no worries!  There is a second event in October... location TBD

Buy tickets to America Remixed here! 

to apply to be one of the 12 artists at the main event see the call for america remixed tab at the top of this blog!

Monday, September 6, 2010

GLOVEBOX teams up with the MFA

Glovebox is teaming up with the Museum of Fine Arts to help celebrate, America Remixed, an event  unveiling the new Art of the America's Wing on November 19th 2010.

We are honored to be a part of this event and look forward to the Museums new ideas to help support local artists in the community.  This event and new development is hosted by Catalyst: A Global Audience Development Initiative of the MFA. Catalyst is comprised of museum members and staff representing the the communities of Greater Boston. Glovebox will serve to assist Catalyst and its mission for America Remixed and the Pre-Events that lead up to the Main Event.

So here is what to look forward to:

The MFA has announced that twelve local artist will have the opportunity to showcase their work digitally on the enormous walls of the new glass enclosed Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Courtyard AND Glovebox is getting the word out!  We will be posting all guidelines within the next few days... so check back with our blog and website.  The artists chosen will also receive 2 tickets to this event. BUT before you can even enter you must join the MFA flickr group.

Two Pre Events will lead up to America Remixed.  The first will be at 28 Degrees in the South End this Wednesday, September 8th from 5:30-8pm.  The event will be a mixer and introduction to America Remixed.  The second event, location TBD will be in October.
Become a Glovebox Representative!

Glovebox is looking for 15 representatives to support GLOVEBOX at the America Remixed event in November.  These representatives must purchase a ticket to the America Remixed Event.  Glovebox will host a small planning party for the representatives in early October.  If you are interested in becoming a representative email us at

Finally...Want to win a free ticket to the America Remixed Event?

Glovebox is sending one lucky winner to America Remixed!  Re-post a link to this blog entry on your Facebook, Twitter or Blog and then send us the link on our Facebook America Remixed Event page so we know you did it!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

have no fear

Our website is down, but we are still here.

We are rockin' it with AMAZING plans in our future. Please stay tuned!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Get your FAQ straight!

GLOVEBOX artists, Liang Qu and Melissa Friebe have a new venture that we can't wait to share.  These two Bostonians are starting their own art/lit magazine, FAQ, and you can be a part of the first issue! 

We met up with Liang and Melissa to ask them, just what is FAQ all about?

Liang and Melissa on starting out as artists:
The biggest issue we encountered wasn’t so much a roadblock as it was a puzzling round-about: No one would give us an opportunity to prove ourselves unless we had prior experience; yet it’s hard to gain experience when no one gives you the opportunity. This cycle is tiring and discouraging for all artists.

The epiphany:
Fed up with leaving our fates to stew on the backburners of those too busy to care, we decided to take matters into our own hands. We would display our wares, and we would do it our way – the FAQ way.

So what is FAQ?
FAQ is not just a magazine. It’s a “portable gallery”: literature and visual art in bite-size pieces that are as easy to collect and share as postcards. Each issue will be printed on 5 x 7 cards. The name FAQ, is a reference to 'frequently asked questions' and our last names (Friebe and Qu)... ultimately we want the frequently asked question of FAQ to be "What is FAQ?"

What is your goal with FAQ portable gallery-slash-trading cards concept? Is this, like, the new pokemon?
We want to create a diverse collection of literature and visuals in every issue, all contained within a central theme. Through this, we hope to give new artists the opportunity to gain that essential first experience, an exit out of the frustrating round-about. And we will keep it simple: if you felt the artistic inspiration to create it, we will give you the artistic respect of a careful review.

Creativity is like a party: when everyone brings a little something, the real fun begins. So won’t you accept the invitation to join ours?

Thanks FAQ peeps for sharing! We are psyched to see the first issue. Kudos to the two of you for your entrepreneurship! 

You can submit your art or writing to for the first issue. The theme is "MUSE" - What is your muse? What do you find a-musing? What do you muse about? 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Luke O'Sullivan POPS UP this Thursday

Local Artist Luke O'Sullivan is showcasing his smart and fun creations Thursday, July 22. 2010 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  O'Sullivans work dips into the realm of fantasy, using traditional art forms such as printmaking and sculpture to create his own rabbit hole into a different world.  His fascinating imagination comes to life in what can only be described as a life-size pop-up book. GLOVEBOX loves Luke because his work not only rocks but he is a fellow Art Institute of Boston Alumni. Come check it out~ 321 Arsenal Street.  Watertown MA

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Creating with Coco

Interview With Brooklyn Artist: Coco Papy
Find out how Coco funded her art project, "She Keeps Wandering" 

GLVBX: As a collage artist how would you sum up the story you are trying to tell with your art... If your story had a title it would be....

CP:The Wrong Kind of Gal.

GLVBX: You seem to be touching on self perception with women with a sort of trans-being pinup collage style, lets talk more about this.... what is it about self-image you are trying to portray?  In other what does it all mean?

CP: I identify myself as making feminist work and pushing the boundaries of what that exactly means at this point in time in art and culture. There’s a lot of push and pull. I’m externalizing what I can’t always express verbally when it comes to my evolving feelings towards these images and how they play into visual culture and feminine culture. I like the contradictions and the urgency they present.

I don't like to throw out statistics, but one of my favorites comes from the National Media Report that 97 % of media (printed and entertainment) is produced by men and in male dominated environments. 97 %! It definitely brings up issues on both male and female perspective, having deemed what bodies are “ visually valuable “, and the consequences of not falling into that physicality, as well as the language and dissection of female bodies. On the other hand, I can be so attracted to certain ad campaigns and how distorted they can become based solely on how they are constructed – have you ever seen any of the Ralph Lauren Polo ad’s? The models are usually so whittled down by Photoshop it reminds me so much of the Ingres painting “ La Grande Odalisque “ in the way that it’s so distorted.  But it’s also an issue where women seem to be getting thinner, smaller, whiter, and blonder. We want them to be sexy, but expect them to take up so little space. They are disappearing in the sense that we don’t seem to be interested in women of color, with bodies over a size 4, anything that deviates from the norm. Even the critique of thinness can sometimes get skewed, opting for something like, oh eat something, and I think there is a larger dialogue behind that. . People are susceptible to visual stimulus, especially when that stimulus is highly regarded by predominant culture.

So with my work, again it's the push and pull – I feel like I am making these hybrids that celebrate their absurdity and outrageousness.  I want them to scream, “ Look at me! This is what you want me to be!  I want attention! “. They are made up of parts and pieces of what you are supposed to look like, but taken into excess. But it’s also a form of armor, like creating an army of these hybrid girls who adorn themselves and wallow that contradiction. These worlds that I’m trying to create are an escape from the ideal. It’s like the island of misfit toys. The mixing of beauty and decay and grotesque all becomes something of a blurred boundary. Moreover. I want the viewer to feel the same gaze from the images that is projected on these images.

GLVBX: What is the process of your work?  how do you begin and end your constructions.  Do you have any self-governed rules that you follow? 

CP: I usually think of something at 6 in the morning that I might want to pursue, sketch it on whatever little scrap of paper is beside my bed and go back to sleep. I almost often throw that out as soon as I get into my studio, but work around the idea of it. I really love flexibility- and I think it is crucial for how I am working. There’s a real childish delight in it. I usually just put a mixture of paint and whatever filler I have down and smush it around and then work around that.  I love the element of surprise to whatever shape comes out and working around it, tweaking small details of the amorphous shape. There is a lot of urgency that informs the process, and I feel like it reflects with the way these hybrids look. It’s as if they are just reaching out to grab hold of something tangible or hold on to pieces of themselves, lest they lose themselves.  I have a big wall of collage pieces of things that I’ll pick out of a variety of magazines, usually big faces, long legs, and animals. I go to the oddball scraps on the floor as well; sometimes the best shapes come from things I’ve taken apart. I want movement – the feeling of being swung around in the air or flailing around like a chicken with their head cut off. The end usually comes from that feeling when you just know. It’s funny, its so typical sounding, but it really is- you just know after a certain time.  As far as rules go, I try to make myself okay with failing, moving on and not being self-conscious. This is usually harder than I would like it to be.

GLVBX: What artists inspire you and why?

 CP: I really love Nick Cave. His sound suits are amazing .The details! The color! What he makes as a visual, participatory object, I want to make on a flat plane. Also, Wangechi Mutu, Pipolitti Rist, Ellen Gallagher, Rachel Harrison – these women who are working within this context of identity where there is a certain celebration in lushness, vanity, and a mixed identity, yet a real backlash and critiquing of it. It's the tight ropewalk of their approach and how it translates into the way it looks. It gives viewers so much to read from, as well as project onto. I’m also really excited by artists who I consider my slightly older peers, woman artists who are in their early to mid thirties who have been at the game a little longer than I have.  At my most recent show, Lush, I met artists who are incredibly engaged and dedicated to their work. I think you learn more than anything from these experiences because it gives you a compass in what can start out as being a really unknown process. I think there are separate hurdles we all experience that make it discouraging sometimes, but when you realize there are other people out there in similar boats, it becomes easier to deal with. It also makes you want to step up your own game, when your peer’s work has such a strength and gracefulness to it. You want to be able to incorporate that into your body of work and flourish.

GLVBX: I saw your ipod on your workspace desk, to whom do you rock out to whilst creating your masterpieces?

CP: A lot of Scientific America and Edible Food podcasts. Also Lil Wayne. If I can be half as creative as Lil Wayne, I will be okay.

GLVBX: In your blog, there are multiple entries about the "she keeps wandering project", a project that you received funding for through the online non-profit kickstarter.  Can you tell our readers a little about your project and how kickstarter works?

CP: Kickstarter is amazing. It’s invitation only as of now (I have two left if anyone is curious…). You are relying on your faith in people and the internet to help you out, so it’s up to you to hype it, to put it out there  (a good lesson for all artist to learn) – it’s mostly people you know who donate, with a few good willed strangers in between. No one likes to ask for money, but with Kickstarter, it’s a way to make it a sweeter deal and more balanced for you and the backer. Their motto is “ a good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and a large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement “.

My project, She Keeps Wandering, had a 400$ goal-not much in the realm of Kickstarter, but still, it’s like asking for 400$ out of nowhere. I promised my donaters that they would get certain rewards, in this case works of mine, for more reasonable prices than they would be in a most normal gallery settings. If you pledge 10$, you got an artist postcard, $50 got you an artist drawing and a postcard, etc. The whole project relies on raising the original amount asked for- so if you don’t meet it, no one loses any money and you don’t have to string together a $500 project on $250.
So I exceeded my goal, by a hundred dollars, received the money to make new work and sent out everyone’s artist schwag. Now I have new collectors all over the country, which is great. My network just opened up a little more, from this simple action. People feel like they have gotten something out of this by having a piece and knowing what’s happening in my studio, and I can create a new body of work because I have the funds to do so.
GLVBX: Did you find raising the funds for your project difficult?  How did you market your project?  Have you done other projects similar to kickstarter to raise money for your work?

CP: This is the first project I did on kickstarter. I had reached a point where I was working full time and financially unable to dedicate all my resources to art. I needed help and since a friend had sent me an invite to kickstarter, I decide it was time to throw myself in.

As far as marketing goes- it’s up to you. Facebook hype, email blasts, word of mouth, whatever works. Again, it is sort of hard – you feel like you are asking for money, but it really does work in favor of both sides. It forces you out of the artist mode and into the business mode.

I think the greatest tool I had and that artists now have is the internet -that's essentially how this entire project was done. Think of how well this serves us! You can be an artist anywhere and still be vastly connected to the world. You can hawk your things on Etsy, you have multiple artist registries, and you can have relationships with other artists by something as simple as Facebook. I think what being an artist in New York in the seventies and eighties was for artists, is what the internet is now.  Sure, you will always get more out of being in a place that is beneficial for artist. New York might always be a better place to be an artist than say Dearborn, Michigan. But with the Internet, it isn’t that you are so isolated anymore, you are able to move further than you were
GLVBX:  What is your cats name?

CP: Black cat (creativity strikes). I got her at a shelter in Harlem a few years back. She only has two toes on each foot, an overbite and what seems to be a hunchback. She is the studio cheerleader.

GLVBX: Anything else you want to share?

CP: Work hard. Engage others. Play the hand your dealt.

all above photos by CocoPapy of her work and studio.
To learn more about Coco Papy visit:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

If you are in NYC, you must check out Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present at the MoMA. This retrospective of Marina's work includes her collaborative work with Ulay. Marina and Ulay performed together for 12 years. I was told that they had not spoken until the opening day of this retrospective when he showed up to confront her about this performance. I should do some fact checking on that statement, but what an incredible pair. I was completely in awe of the entire exhibition. There were pieces I knew, like Imponderablilia, show here:
Photo credit: Huffington Post 
but mostly I was experiencing these performances (re-enactments) for the first time. Marina hired 39 performers to reenactment 5 pieces. Just incredible.

Watch The Artist Is Present live here during museum hours.

Marina Abramović will be performing The Artist Is Present March 14–May 31, 2010

To learn more, check out these great resources:

Fear Factor, Judith Thurman for The New Yorker 

MoMA page with interviews and commentary

Wikipedia: Marina Abramović

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Matt Cheney Show - April 10. 2010

An adventurous night, sure to be remembered...

Thanks for everyone who came out to the show past Friday, April 9.

 Despite the rain, which seems to be a reoccurring theme on Glovebox opening nights, everyone came and helped us celebrate this one night event!   Special thanks to Paris Vison for pre-show pics and Vic Yambao for at-show pics, you guys rock!

Matt Cheney's work reflects the process of movement, action and motion.  His highly performative work is a parallel to his active life.  Cheney lives in the moment, fueling his creative talent through, skateboarding, skydiving and biking.  In his most recent work, that was exhibited
at this one night event, Cheney explored the environmental effects on graphite in combination with action, video and performance art.  The entire catalyst for Cheney's work becomes the outcome that the crowd experienced

An additional thanks to all the glovebox newcomers, watch your emails for upcoming events and check us out at :

Photos by: Vic Yambao

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Matt Cheney: Action Artist – April 9th, 2010

Be sure to check out Matt Cheney this Friday, April 9th 7:00-9:00 pm at Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center Street (held in Studio 402), Boston's Fort Point neighborhood.

The show will consist of Matt Cheney's artwork against the backdrop of the bike ramps used to create the work. With a mix of new mediums, including the oxidized iron series, Cheney uses this exhibition to shift the focus from the actual performance to the painting that "captures the moment in time" (Cheney).

Cheney’s work will be available for purchase and complimentary refreshments offered. Video DJ Matt StGelais will be spinning beats matched to video of Matt Cheney creating his Action Art from 7:00-9:00 pm. Photographer Paris Vison ( has documented Cheney's performance before the opening. Photos shown below.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Taking a Ride with Action Artist Matt Cheney

The Glovebox team caught up with Matt Cheney this week to discuss final adjustments to the upcoming show. Matt told us what drives him to create Action Art.

    "Being an Action Artist, you can feel the energy on the canvas and the action which occurred to create it." Matt Cheney tells Glovebox, "Through the physical challenge, the spontaneity of the movement and capturing that moment in time, the work is a portrayal of my self expression. It is an evolving work, whether driven by aggression or passion; it captures emotion."

Images shown are of Matt's recent bike series in one of his studios, details of the bike series images and a ramp with work in color.

More posts to come on the installation of Matt's 12-foot ramps! 

Join us Friday, April 9 from 7-9 pm at Midway Studios: 15 Channel Center, Studio 402, Boston, MA 02210. The show will consist of Matt Cheney's artwork against the backdrop of the bike ramps used to create the work. With a mix of new mediums, including the oxidized iron series, Cheney uses this exhibition to shift the focus from the actual performance to the painting that "captures the moment in time."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Giddy'up and DRAW

Artist illustrator Keith MacLelland aka "Cowboy Keith" takes a moment to show us his work and what inspires him. He also tells us why he went to grad school and why he choose to do so at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, a small art school in Boston.
GLOVEBOX: So, who is Cowboy Keith?

Cowboy Keith: I combine traditional cowboy imagery and other visual components appropriated from popular culture to create non-traditional illustrations that simultaneously engage a diverse audience while acting as a conduit for personal experiences. My work challenges the notion that being a Cowboy is much more than hats, buckles and boots, rather, it is a state of mind.  The image of the cowboy evokes sentiments like courage, discipline, and kindness, all honorable attributes that strike a contrast to the rough and tumble exterior.
Acting as avatar, I collage images of the cowboy, the primary visual component, with recognizable images garnered from everyday life and combine them into a vibrant and whimsical web that attracts viewers with bright colors and flashy surface embellishments, all the while masking the underlying story of my own anecdotal narrative.
GLVBX: Where did that name come from?

CK: While exploring the image and icon of the great American Cowboy and use this image as a stand-in illustration for myself, and my experiences in an on-going visual diary the nickname “Cowboy Keith” has stuck.
GLVBX: What made you come back to AIB for grad school?
CK: I feel most at home when walking the hallways. I couldn’t image going anywhere else. That coupled with the fact that the AIB MFA is a low-residency program. That translates to five ten day intensives that you are required to be on campus, other than that you are on your own working in your space with the assistance of both a artist mentor and academic advisor. The program is still only two years long, same as a traditional MFA, the main difference being that you don’t have to take two years out of your life to complete it. I get it two years of nothing but intense study is amazing, but the reality is that many folks can’t afford that luxury. Programs like that don’t allow for life to happen concurrently, this one does! You’re still considered a full-time student and have to have the research and body of work to prove it. Slackers will not make it in this program. I felt as though it did a really good job teaching me how to incorporate art making on a professional level into my day to day life.
GLVBX: Why did you decide that grad school was a good choice for you and what advice would you give to others thinking about doing the same?

CK: I really felt as though I needed those three little letters attached to my name in order to start opening more doors for myself down the road. I did wait eight years though between undergrad and grad school. I am real thankful that I did, it gave me time to mature and I definately don’t think I would have gotten as much out of it had I not waited.
Sign up now! It will be painful and cost you some dough, but it’s the best investment in yourself you can make hands down.
GLVBX: What inspires your personal work and your professional work? 
CK: Old toys, signs, type, music, color, westerns
 We just can't end this great interview without a few cowboys!

Check out more of Keith's work at or contact him the old fashion way with a good 'ol phone call or pony express via Keith MacLelland:  22 Winthrop Street, West Newton, MA 02465 or 802.558.7399.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kate Castelli: Inspiration

What inspires me?
Living in the city, wandering, stuff I find on the ground, line. And at the moment...

1. Chairs: I have been exploring chairs as a subject for a while now. My fascination with them is complicated.
2. Traveling: is good for the soul and the eyes.
3. Ephemera: I love paper.
4. Used books (and used bookstores): are good for browsing and raw material.
5. Bones: another recent subject matter I'm exploring, as structures and as parts of a whole.
6. Dada: They understood the absurdity and the beauty in this world.