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Kingston Gallery’s Relay: Art, Innovation, and Social Change

This January, SoWa’s Kingston Gallery is using the power of art to foster dialogue and create social change. Their current exhibition, Relay, was developed as a conversation between artists. The innovation of this exhibit begins with its curation, in which a finished art piece by one artist is passed along to another, who then responds with a work of their own. The result of this exchange is a conversation allowing each artist to share in another's perspective and respond with their most authentic voice. The concept of Relay runs parallel to conversations occurring in our wider community about how to move forward in unity and strength through a charged political climate.
 
In an effort to offer support to vulnerable populations, the Kingston Gallery will donate their share of proceeds from Relay art sales directly to the Boston Medical Center Immigrant & Refugee Health Program. Located near Kingston Gallery on Albany Street, the Immigrant & Refugee Health Program provides comprehensive primary care services to immigrant and refugee health patients. The funds raised through proceeds from Relay will go directly towards hiring a full-time AmeriCorps member. This staff member will help newly arrived refugees navigate the complicated processes of applying to jobs, learning English, and obtaining a Green Card.
 
Kingston Gallery believes that art has the ability to make a difference. Through Relay, the gallery strives to demonstrate the power of art, to create visual conversations, and to raise needed funds for the South End community.

Relay will be on view through January 29, 2017. Kingston Gallery is located at 450 Harrison Avenue, #43.

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Red & Wolf

Red + Wolf isn't just your average stationary vendor here at SoWa Boston.  The eco-friendly greeting cards do more than put a smile on their receiver's face, they help raise money and awareness to the beautiful endangered species that grace each card and print bought.  Whether you're more of a Rhino or just plain "Turtley" awesome, Red + Wolf has a design for you. 

Behind these amazing watercolor illustrations is Rachael and her trusty German Shepherd rescue, Chaco.  Rachael says her inspiration for the company are these incredible endangered species as well as the dying art of the hand-written note.  Not only is Rachael helping us stay connected, but she's doing an amazing job at helping preserve our planet and the creatures in it.

For every card or print sold, $1 goes to The Wildlife Conservation Network.

Find them online, on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy!

When they're here: June 26, July 31, & August 21!