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Friday, January 11, 2019

[somartscouncil] Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville - [somartscouncil]

  OUR STORIES, OUR STUFF, OUR SOMERVILLE A Community-Sourced Exhibition at the Somerville Museum Curated by Bess Paupeck    This exhibition will be a celebration of the people of Somerville and their life experiences as expressed through their prized possessions and personal stories.  The exhibit will bring people together by bringing their things together at the Somerville Museum - and the convergence of these things, and the stories that go with them, will offer a renewed sense of community at a time of rapid change for Somerville.   This Somerville Museum Community Curator Grant exhibit will open with public reception on February 14, 2019, 6-8pm.  All are welcome!     BUT FIRST, LEND US YOUR STUFF!   We are seeking individuals, families and organizations to lend an everyday object to this exhibition.  The Museum will be open on Saturday, January 19, 2019 - from 10am-4pm for people to drop off the items they are lending for the show.   We are looking for stuff like: photos and ephemera keepsakes, family objects ...souvenirs: sports, military, school, travel, uniforms, costumes, movies, books ...hobbies: automotive, games, carpentry, sewing, etc ...things you collect ...anything else that tells a story you want to share!   If you have something you'd like to lend to this exhibition or if you'd like to be involved as a volunteer, please email Bess Paupeck:   About the Curator:  Bess Paupeck has happily lived in Somerville since February 2002. From deep within this changing city and the lived experience of evolving notions around home and place, Bess draws inspiration for her work, which focuses on creating and producing experiences that support dialogue, exploration and growth for individuals and communities.   An arts producer, curator and collaborator, Bess has worked at a few of the many cultural and academic institutions in and around Boston such as the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis, Harvard University, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science and the Somerville Arts Council.    

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