Virtual talk with MASARY Studios and the making of Vessels

Watch the virtual talk HERE!

MASARY’s video and sound artwork titled “VESSELS” is about the boats, the men, the sea, the work and the catch. Fishing crews graciously opened up their world to the artists, allowing them to experience first hand what it takes to be a fisherman in New Bedford. Capturing images and sound from the docks and on the Ruthie B, MASARY Studios created a dramatic and poetic large-scale artwork that brings the N.B. waterfront inland to three buildings on Union Street in downtown New Bedford.

Click HERE tomorrow night to watch this live virtual talk concluding with Q&A session offering a chance for the audience to be part of the conversation. The viewing platform will be Facebook Live. You can view this talk from any computer or device. You do not need a Facebook account to watch this talk. Thanks to our supporters for sponsoring this free event. This talk is co-hosted by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, an incredible organization whose mission it is to honor and support the men and women who make their living from the sea.

There are only 4 nights left experience Vessels on the facade of Webster Bank from now until August 1st. The artwork is ideally seen from Dunkin’ Donuts located 231 Union St, New Bedford, MA 02740. Another great vantage point for the artwork is from the sidewalk at Cottage Antiques located 242 Union Street. The projection can be seen and heard nightly from 8:30pm – midnight.

If you missed the first two viewing locations, here’s a preview of the artwork on site.

  • Vessels at Cuffe Park along Union Street (no longer on view)
  • Vessels at the Keystone Property on Union Street (no longer on view)
  • Vessels at Webster Bank on Union Street (on view NOW, last night to experience this artwork is this Saturday night!)

Thanks to the crew who artfully put these videos together; MASARY Studios, Rob Eckel, and Aram Boghosian.


Just down the block from the latest Vessels location our second exhibition titled, Photo Kinetic Grid, located at the corner of Union and Purchase Street. See both from your car, bike, or by foot.

Soo Sunny Park
Photo Kinetic Grid, 2018
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