New Art Exhibit Comes to Clippership Wharf

The art gallery at Clippership Wharf that opened last year unveiled its second exhibit over the weekend.

ClipArt Gallery at the Clippership is curated and managed by the Atlantic Works Gallery and is located on the ground floor of the Slip65 condominiums.

The new exhibit, “Solace,” that has been curated by Anna Salmeron and features contemporary works by local artists opened Saturday and the public can access the exhibit every first Saturday of the month from 12 to 4 p.m. through April 24, 2021.

The first art opening at ClipArt featured East Boston: Present Tense, curated by Marjorie Kaye that was on view until January 2020.

ClipArt Gallery will highlight local artists in a rotating exhibition program. 

“East Boston has a proud history of being home to a thriving art community, and we are excited to continue that tradition at Clippership Wharf,” said Nick Iselin, General Manager for Lendlease Development in Boston. 

Clippership Wharf is also home to two public art installations, the result of both nationwide and local competitions. “Islands,” designed by Volkan Alkanoglu, occupies a preeminent location on a newly created stretch of the East Boston Harborwalk and represents an interpretation of the five former Boston Harbor islands that form today’s East Boston. The brightly colored sculpture is fully interactive, inviting individuals to reorient and occupy the different shapes as they desire.

“Pillar” will reside in the courtyard at Clippership Wharf and was conceptualized by New American Public Art. The installation tells two very different stories, evoking both the massive Lepidodendron trees found in prehistoric East Boston and the great Eastern White Pine trees later used by the shipbuilding trades on the East Boston wharfs, including Clippership Wharf itself. Plaques describing each vision are at the site, inviting visitors to see which story resonates most with them.

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