Thursday saw the opening of UFG's newest exhibition, another edition of "JP to Me", this one focusing on the origin of Jamaica Plain's name and beginnings. A range of media and techniques are on display, from embroidery and mosaics to oil painting and photography, and even a little bit of gingerbread! Some artists concentrated on JP's diversity, others on its natural wonders and tranquility, and a few chose to reference the "Jamaica" rum from which it may or may not take its name. Some chose an abstract approach while others portrayed recognizable areas and architecture of JP. The result is an eclectic, thoughtful exhibit that celebrates a neighborhood rich in history, culture, and beauty.
Below are some photos of the opening reception and general images of the show, as well as a full list of participating artists.
"JP to Me" is on view through April 28. The Revolver photo exhibition, Douglas Hodgkins: A Sense of Place, is also on view, until April 14.
Participating artists in "JP to Me: Origin"
Myrna Balk Gail Bos Maggie Carberry Yvonne Christian Rob Festa Deidre Fisher James Flynn Erik Gehring Marnie Jain Alex Kittle Anne McCaffrey Mary McCusker Caroline Melia Robin Radin Mardi Reed Tamara Safford Kerri Schmidt Gunars Viksnins Barbara Watkins Richard Youngstrom