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February 26, 2024
An inside look at Bobby B. Beacon’s insides. Illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano/ Mass Media Staff.
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February 26, 2024

Capstone Art Show

A group of students enrolled in the Invisible Realms, Parallel Realities class, a capstone art class, are

  preparing themselves to exhibit their work at Urbano Project located at 29 Germania St. in Jamaica Plain. The exhibit will be displayed between May 11 and 21. The show is the end-result of the capstone class run by UMass Boston Art Professor Wilfredo Chiesa, who is a prolific artist in his own right. The students are all Art Majors who see this exhibition as the end-result of their studies.   “This show gives us something to be proud of,” Amanda Huff, a student in the course, said. “This is the first gallery show for many of the students. We take pride in the exhibition and all the work we’ve done leading up to it.”   The exhibit will include several photography pieces, a few paintings, one video piece and a couple of installations and sculptures. Chiesa gave the students the option of choosing whatever medium with which they would work; the one caveat was that he did not want the students to use traditional images of death, like blood, coffins or skulls.   “The works in the show make up a metaphorical exploration of death and how we humans cope with it; the concept of death was just a jumping off point,” Huff said. “That was the one cohesive theme, but students were encouraged to choose their own style and also to collaborate with other students in the class.”   “It’s not quite like an independent study, because we were still guided under the same theme,” Huff said of the class. “We didn’t have many concrete due dates; it’s been more of a rolling process with people bringing in their work each class day. The course has been less of a rigid course and more like a culmination of all of the classes we’ve taken at UMass Boston.”   The show will kick off with an opening reception on May 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (617) 983-1007 or visit www.urbanoproject.org.   Including Huff, a total of 17 students are involved in the exhibition. They include Maria Kohar Abajian, Jeremy Ackman, Amanda Brown, Liam Carleton, Karen Chan, Ayssa Garneau, Zachariah J. Hayes, Jennifer Marquez, Shannon McMann, Claudia Pleitez, Nicole Popma, John A. Savoia, John Schindler, Alexander Simon, Santiago Taveras, and Kevin Withrow.