Ian MacLellan and Dylan Ladds, videography
Leah Hennessy, curator
On View: July 27 – July 30, 2016
Cambridge, MA – In celebration of the season, Gallery 263 presents Echo, a collection of photography and video documenting Soundscapes, an event that brought music and dance to Spectacle Island during the Isles Arts Initiative of Summer 2015. The Isles Arts Initiative (IAI), in coordination with the Boston Harbor Island Alliance,FLUX.Boston, National Park Service, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Greenovate Boston, and the Boston Art Commission transformed the Boston Harbor Islands into a canvas primed for artistic activation and social engagement. Soundscapes, curated by local musician and Gallery 263 Marketing and Music Program Director Leah Hennessy, featured performances by spirited American roots musicians The Lula Wiles, chamber orchestra Palaver Strings, indie folk duo Opal Puckett, and a parade led by Cocek! Brass Band and members of Urbanity Dance Company. Photographer Meghan Ireland, and videographers Ian McLellan and Dylan Ladds captured the striking combination of scenery and song at the event. Their work is now on display in this special exhibition,one year later.
In conjunction with Echo, Gallery 263 presents Port Sounds Music & Comedy Festival sponsored by community partner Aeronaut Brewing Company. Gallery 263’s second Port Sounds festival adds comedians to the cast of emerging bands and independent artists that have found a creative home in our Cambridgeport space. This year’s event is headlined by Ruby Rose Fox, and features performances from The By & By, Maggie Whitlock, and comedians Wes Hazard, Pamela Ross, Mike Lemme, and Chris Post.