Light: 2020 shines along Union Street in New Bedford

Tonight you can join DATMA for a behind the scenes visit of the public art project, Photo Kinetic Grid by Soo Sunny Park, featuring Executive Director, Lindsay Mis interviewed by Viera Levitt, UMass Dartmouth Gallery Director. Mis will be on location from the CVPA Star Store Campus building’s corner space, Swain Studio and take you to see a close-up of the installation. This event is one of many taking place as part of July’s VAHA! Night, which means, “virtual” AHA! night. CLICK HERE to discover more of tonight’s arts & culture events for you and the fam.

Soo Sunny Park
Photo Kinetic Grid, 2018 (pictured above)
Day & evening viewing hours: all day until midnight
Location: viewed from outdoors through floor to ceiling corner windows of the UMass Dartmouth Star Store Swain Studio at the corner of Union Street & Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

On view nightly thru 8/1

Watch this incredible preview of the artwork while it was projected the Whaling Museum’s Cuffe Park in June.

Evening only viewing hours: Nightly from 8:30pm – midnight
Vessels, 2020
MASARY Studios

This moving piece portraying our city’s fishing industry is now being featured at the intersection of Purchase & Union Street on that beautiful wall in the Keystone Propety lot. What you don’t realize from the still image above, is the cinematic artwork is accompanied by an original musical score created with traditional and not so traditional instruments, such as recordings of the ships themselves. Come see and hear this work by MASARY Studios before it moves to its third location to be announce in the coming week. The third piece will be the final segment of their large-scale digital animations that spotlight our maritime industry —still the heart of our region’s economy. Then, in 2021, we welcome MASARY Studio’s back to NB for a live performance on the waterfront at Pier 3. Our research efforts for Vessels was supported by the NB Fishing Heritage Center and many of the waterfront’s business owners and Captains.

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