Two gallery exhibits opening tonight in Jamaica Plain

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A stormy evening is always a good occasion for a double feature! If you are planning to brave the storm tonight and go out on the town, two art galleries in Jamaica Plain are hosting openings.

U-Forge is unveiling their show based on an assignment – artists were invited to create something around the theme “gray scale.” More than 40 artists have responded to the call, and I am so intrigued to see what they have come up with. The gallery hosts open door, non-juried assignment shows such as these to create an inclusive space for professional artists as well as amateurs to collaborate and share their creativity with the community. What a great idea!

Down the street at Aviary, Fabiola Menchelli and Quinn Gorbutt have curated a show centered on color. The nine artists in the show use color to explore human visual perception, and to ask questions about what we see and how we see it. The organizers call the show “a glimpse into an ongoing conversation among colleagues about one of art’s most fundamental ideas.” If the rain keeps you cozy on the couch this evening, don’t worry – both of these exhibits continue through the end of the month!

“Gray Scale,” March 7-31, at U-Forge, 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. Opening reception tonight, 6-8 pm. RSVP online . Check out their their website.

“On Color,” March 7-30, at Aviary, 48 South Street, Jamaica Plain. Opening reception tonight, 6-9 pm. Check out the exhibit’s tumblr and the gallery website.

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