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Fort Point readies for open studios

Posted by Patrick Rosso  October 9, 2012 02:04 PM

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(Image courtesy Carol Bugarin)


The pool noodle sculptures were loaded onto a water taxi over the weekend and anchored throughout the channel.


Walking by the Fort Point Channel, one might have noticed some new additions to the water, floating geodesic sculptures created from pool noodles.

The 15 installations, created by Carol Bugarin a Fort Point artist, are part of the kick-off for the Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios.

The yearly event, held Oct. 19-21, welcomes residents and art enthusiasts to the neighborhood for a chance to see all the fantastic art coming out of the area.

“[Open Studios] is a great chance to see all the artists in their environment,” said Bugarin. “You can see how they live, where they work and how they create. It’s a really interesting insight into the artist’s life.”

Although Bugarin’s work won’t be featured on the official tour, her work will be floating in the channel through October, welcoming people to the city’s oldest artist neighborhood.

“I wanted to do something that floated and the inspiration was really Buckminster Fuuller’s geodesic domes,” said Bugarin, who is a trained jewelry and glass artist.

Even though Bugarin won’t be on the tour, she has lived and worked in the neighborhood for the past 21-years, meeting neighborhood artists, collaborating and celebrating a community with a deep devotion to art.

“It’s an incredibly interesting community,” said Bugarin. “There’s a lot of energy and excitement in the neighborhood. I’m always meeting new people and new artists.”

The 33rd-Annual Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios, which will feature over 150 artists from painters to glass blowers, will officially start Friday, Oct. 19 and run through the weekend.

The tour will feature a collection of neighborhood artists, hands-on activities and performances.

For a list of participating artists or more information about the free event, click here.

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(Image courtesy Linda Katz)

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