The Revolving Museum has been busy with the following projects.
ARTventures: TOTEM POEMS
Creative Kids see public visual, literary art
Article by: Kelly Sennott, HIPPO MAGAZINE
At the center of downtown Nashua stands a tall structure decorated with about 60 poems.
It’s located between Main Street and the Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar, where the Christmas tree usually stands during the city’s annual Holiday Stroll, and it’s covered in wooden panels with pieces written in different styles and texts. Themes touch on memories, time, jealousy, war, home, death, loneliness, anxiety, poetry and the imagination, and many poems are accompanied by black and white sketched illustrations.
THE STORY OF SILOS
This ground breaking film captures a team of artists and students from the Seven Hills Charter Public School who transforms a historic abandoned silo structure in Worcester with film, sound, video, photography, light and performance art. Participating artists and educators include: Jena Grover, Noah Paul, Keith Wasserman, Jason Daniels, Casey Hickey, Christine Olsen, Dan Staples, and TRM Artistic Director Jerry Beck.
Over a six month residency, students (K-8th grade) learned cinematic skills; responded to personal, social, educational, ecological and economic issues; and were empowered to believe their ideas, beliefs and artworks can play a meaningful role in our world community.
Part of The Revolving Museum’s Tales from a Test Tube Exhibition Series
Wilmington, Massachusetts—Beyond Benign, an educational and advocacy organization devoted to green chemistry and a sustainable future, will host an exhibit of art about water in its many permutations. The exhibit will open with a reception on June 25 from 2-5pm and will run through October 25.
The exhibit is cosponsored with The Revolving Museum, a longstanding artist activist organization in the Boston area. TRM uses a nomadic nonprofit model to create public art, educational programs and meaningful dialogue between artists, students and the community.
TRM Founder Jerry Beck andhas been invited to participate in the prestigious American Visionary Art Museum’s (AVAM) upcoming “Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food.” The exhibition will feature artworks by thirty-three visionary artists that join forces with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to investigate humankind’s complex, multi-layered, relationship with food.
AVAM is known as one of America’s most inventive and pioneering national museums and education centers. CNN touted AVAM as “one of the most fantastic museums anywhere in America,” and The Economist characterized the AVAM museum as America’s “most innovative.” Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food is our American Visionary Art Museum’s 22nd original mega exhibition. Envisioned under the direction of Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, AVAM’s founder, director and principal curator, Yummm! marks the co-curatorial debut of John Lewis, AVAM’s interim Assistant Director.
Fitchburg High’s Red Raider
Red Raider pride stands 12 Feet Tall. Fitchburg High cheers as student-designed statue takes the stage. As of this week, Fitchburg High students have a 12-foot symbol of their pride in their school, and in themselves. The official presentation of the Red Raider statue on Wednesday morning, designed by Fitchburg students based on their mascot, was the culmination of a months-long project by the Revolving Museum. The museum, founded by Fitchburg High alum and artist Jerry Beck, works to create community-focused art projects to be enjoyed by the public.
The Red Raider project was begun by Beck, who is also the museum director, to inspire members of the Fitchburg High community and the public to feel a sense of school and civic pride. Beck also wanted to work with current high school students on the project, to encourage creativity, community service, and the idea that students can play a leadership role in the revitalization of their city.
FITCHBURG — The upcoming Longsjo Classic bike race is a big deal for the North Central
Massachusetts region, and this year, the Fitchburg Revolving Museum has created a bicycle sculpture as big and impressive as the race itself.
The huge, colorful bike was commissioned by the Longsjo Foundation, created by the Revolving Museum, and paid for by Wyman’s Liquors.
Starting this week, it will be put onto a trailer by local business owner Rick Ruberti and driven around the three cities that will host the Longsjo race — Fitchburg, Leominster and Worcester.