Unique Interactive Art Exhibit Features Artists from Watertown, Colombia

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Robert Torres

Ruth Henry's piano will be displayed in Franklin Park. The Watertown artist is one of 60 involved in the project, which runs through Oct. 10.

Ruth Henry's piano will be displayed in Franklin Park. The Watertown artist is one of 60 involved in the project, which runs through Oct. 10.

Robert Torres

Watertown artist Ruth Henry, shown here decorating a piano for Street Pianos Boston, is working with artists from Colombia at a unique event at the Arsenal Project.

Come to the Watertown Art Association’s first program of the 2016-17 season on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m. for an exciting and engaging multi-media event!

Ruth Henry, art activist and musician, along with three visiting artists and curators from Colombia – Adriana Rios, Laura Tobon and Ixia Gonzalez – will present and interactive program unlike anything we have done before!

The Innovation Space at the Arsenal Project (formerly Arsenal Mall), 485 Arsenal St., near the Old Navy entrance, will be transformed into an interactive Open Studio.

MassPartners of the Americas is a non-profit program that connects artists from North, South and Central America together to create dynamic exchanges. Ruth Henry, who is multi-lingual, often works with artists in creating pieces of public art that address social themes and build bridges between communities.

Here recent art project, Street Pianos Boston, brought together people to ask, “How can we reduce violence?” Using collage, creative writing and mixed media art, her beautiful street piano invites people to play music and build understanding.

The three Colombian artists are visiting Massachusetts Partners of the Americas chapter represent music, visual art and film, and they will work with Ruth and the Watertown Art Association community on a collaborative multi-medial arts project.

This program is part of the greater event, ArtWeek Boston, and the artists will be engaging the public all week from Sept. 30 to Oct. 9, 4-6 p.m. at the Arsenal Project Innovation Space.

ArtWeek Boston is funded by the Highland Street Foundation, visit www.thearsenalproject.com/events and artweekboston.org for more information.

Ruth Henry is a Spanish Language teacher at Watertown Middle School, a local artist, teacher and musician who uses her talents to generate dialogue and affect positive change in our community and beyond. She has done collaborative projects with children and adults, and one of her public art installations was seen on the wall of the Innovation Space at last year’s WAA Annual Art Exhibit.

Enjoy creating something exciting and new and bring friends and family of all ages to engage in this truly unique and dynamic event.

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