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Phil In Plash at Midway Gallery

PHLASH Set to Premier at Midway Gallery – February 2019

A retrospective photography exhibition featuring the work of Phil In Phlash. Sponsored by Gallery East and the Midway Artist Studios, the exhibit runs from Tuesday, March 5th through Saturday, April 6th. Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday 10AM-4PM (15 Channel Center Street Boston MA 02210). The artist reception takes place on Saturday, March 9, from 5-9PM, and is FREE and open to the public.

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NestBio and Gallery East Partner to Present Second Major Exhibit – January 2019

Gallery East and Nest.Bio are set to premier Abstract Maneuvers, an exhibition featuring the paintings of Paola Savarino.

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Gallery East Presents Unique Art Lending Program – March 2018

Gallery East and Nest.Bio are set to premier Playful Vision, an exhibition featuring the paintings of Artem Mirolevich and the photography of Daniel Baird-Miller.

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Paola Savarino at WBUR

Paola Savarino at WBUR – January 2018

Three mixed media paintings by Paola Savarino (Song of the Fish, How Are You Mr. Wilson?, and My Italian Friend) will be on display at WBUR corporate offices for the next 18 months.

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Al Ford at Art Point

Gallery East Opens a New Location – November 2017

at 249 A Street, Studio 61, which marks a return to the South Station area after a 35-year hiatus.

Gallery East, founded in 1979 by artists Duane Lucia and Al Ford, was located in a 5000 square foot storefront at 24 East Street in Boston’s historic Leather District. In 1983 with the oncoming development of the South Station area, the gallery was forced to close the East Street location.

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Studio 61

Studio 61 – October 2017

Studio 61, located on the top floor of the 249 A Street artist coop in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, is a collaboration between artists Duane Lucia and Tony Savarino. It was founded in 1984 by Tony’s mother Paola Savarino in one of the country’s first artists housing cooperatives, and remains a working artists space, as well as location to the archive of Paola Savarino and the Gallery East collection. Studio 61 recently hosted the 2017 FPAC Open Studios and will continue to offer regularly scheduled programs. The studio is open by appointment only; for more information contact us via phone at (617) 416-0718, or by email at Most of the artwork onsite can be viewed online at


Paola Savarino’s Bejeweled – August 2017

Gallery at 249 A Street is set to premier Bejeweled, a new exhibit of works by Paola Savarino, to honor her memory and legacy not only as a creative force, but also as an accomplished advocate for affordable live/work space for artists in the City of Boston.

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Old News

The Studio

The Studio (illustrated magazine) – November 2016

The Studio was an illustrated monthly arts magazine founded and published by Charles Holme in London in 1893. It exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. The Studio was international in its coverage, and contained, long, often well-illustrated, articles on all aspects of the decorative, fine and applied arts.

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Italian Heritage Month Film Series – October 2016

October is Italian Heritage Month. Gallery East and The West End Museum presented four films celebrating the legacy of Italy in America and beyond.

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La Fee Verte (the green fairy) – December 2015

The Poisonous Properties of Absinthe and its Congeners.
(MM. Cadeac and Meunier Experimental Researches in Essences, Paris, 1892 appeared in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, May 3, 1894.)
The liqueur sold under the name of absinthe contains not only the essences of the plant from which it is derived, but divers other essences varying in kind and quantity.

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Giselle Valdes Photography Exhibit – November 2015

This fall, The West End Museum will host a new photography exhibit in its Members’ Gallery that celebrates the beauty and mystery of Italy. Indelebile Italia is part of the Museum’s annual commemoration of Italian Heritage Month in October. The exhibit runs from September 22 through November 28.

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Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections

Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections (Part 1) – August 2015

Les Maitres de l’Affiche (The Masters of the Poster), published 1895-1900, is one of the most prestigious and influential art publications in history. The series featured some of the most outstanding posters of the late 19th century when this popular art form had reached its peak. Of the 97 artists represented all were prominent artists of the day, a number of Boston artists, publishing companies and galleries were selected to participate

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Will Bradley’s When Hearts Are Trumps

Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections (Part 2) – September 2015

Will Bradley’s When Hearts Are Trumps (Plate 52) first appeared in Les Maitres de l’Affiche in 1897 as a poster promoting a volume of verse by Tom Hall in 1890.

Nicknamed the “Dean of American Designers” by The Saturday Evening Post illustrator William Henry Bradley was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century.

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Ethel Reed’s Miss Traumerei

Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections (Part 3) – October 2015

Ethel Reed’s Miss Traumerei (Plate 99) first appeared in Les Maitres de l’Affiche in 1898 as a poster promoting a novel by Albert Morris Bagby, from Boston publisher Lamson, Wolffe & Co. in 1895.

Ethel Reed (1874-1912) was an internationally recognized American graphic artist. Born in Newburyport in 1874, the family moved to Boston in 1890 shortly after the death of her father. She studied briefly at the Cowles Art School in Boston in 1893, and after 1894 began to receive public notice for her illustrations.

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Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections (Part 4) – November 2015

This American poster first appeared in Boston in 1895 to announce an exhibition of the Society of Painters in Water Color of Holland at the Chase Gallery. It was selected as Plate 112 for the 1898 issue of Les Maitres de l’Affiche. The poster was designed by Charles Herbert Woodbury a Boston artist best known for his marine, landscape, interior paintings and etchings.

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Haymarket-Italian Heritage Month

Italian Heritage Month Film Series – 2015

October is Italian Heritage Month. Gallery East and The West End Museum will be presenting three films celebrating the legacy of Italy in America and beyond.

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Jazz Fest

Gallery East Sponsors Jazz Week-April 2015

Jazz Week ’15: Jazz in the Neighborhood runs from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, May 3 with 200 events scheduled throughout Greater Boston. The 10-day celebration of the music and the area’s unique jazz scene ties in with the Smithsonian’s national observance of April as Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington’s birthday on April 29.

The Beatles at Boston Garden

The Beatles Invade Boston

September 2014 marks 50 years since The Beatles descended upon Boston during the group’s first US tour. The Fab Four performed their only concert at the Boston Garden as part of the tour, which sparked the British Invasion and Beatlemania, setting fire to a musical love affair that endures to this day. On September 12, 13 and 14, The West End Museum will host The Beatles Invade Boston: 50th Anniversary Celebration, a full weekend of events commemorating the momentous occasion.