Student Work Slated to be Displayed at City Hall

Yesterday we met with John Crowley, Director of Special Exhibits at City Hall, and Liz Sullivan, Chief of Staff for Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley, in order to make plans for the installation of a Curley Project poster exhibit at City Hall.

This exhibit will feature student work previously displayed in the Casella Gallery (http://www.wit.edu/physical-plant/event-planning/casella-gallery.html) at the end of the Spring 2014 semester, as well as new student work that will be produced during the Summer 2014 semester.

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Crowley gave us a tour of various potential exhibition spaces within City Hall.
http://www.cityofboston.gov/arts/visual/galleries.asp

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Details are still being worked out regarding the exact gallery space and dates for the exhibit.  We’ll post an update as soon as we know more.

As an added bonus, we had the opportunity to visit The Curley Room, which is located inside the Boston City Council suite on the 5th floor of City Hall.
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/

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External Collaborator, Jimmy Ryan: Mandolin for the Mayor

For more than a decade, Jimmy Ryan has electrified the Boston music scene with his fusion of Bluegrass pickin’ and driving edge rock. In addition to playing acoustic mandolin, he also plays mandocello, 5-string and 8-string electric mandolin, all custom crafted since he’s a left-handed player. He recently arranged and recorded three mandolin/guitar instrumental recordings to be used in conjunction with our project, adapting two of Curley’s favorite songs, “The Isle of Capri” and “The Minstrel Boy,” as well as the classic campaign song, “Vote Early and Often for Curley.”

“Vote Early and Often for Curley”:

“The Minstrel Boy” :