We are so looking forward to hosting a reception for Chris Padgett’s Bled for Boston photography project next Thursday, April 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The collective body of Chris's yearlong project, Bled for Boston, features stunning photographs and personal accounts of people throughout New England who "Bled for Boston," getting tattoos in response to the Boston marathon bombings of 2013.
Of the over 70 participants in the project, 38 will have their portraits and tattoos on display throughout the BCAE here at 122 Arlington Street. The exhibit will be up throughout the month of April to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the bombings, and the reception will serve as a way to come together and share our stories.
Chris's book, also titled "Bled for Boston," will be for sale at the event, with all proceeds benefiting Spaulding Rehabilitiation Hospital.
Artwork from Aaron Bouvier and Dan Blakeslee will also be on display.
Dan Blakeslee's Hearts for Boston print
Aaron Bouvier's One Heart Boston print
MBTA Transit Officer Richard "Dic" Donohue is the featured speaker for the evening, and attendees of the event will hear his story firsthand, as well as witness the big reveal of his tattoo and portrait as part of the exhibit.
Admission is free, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the number and names of the people in your party to make the check-in process as smooth as possible, as we’ve seen an overwhelming response and are expecting a full house the night of.
Thank you to our gallery sponsor, Northern Trust, and to Hunt's Photo & Video for printing all of the photographs, as well to Polar Beverages, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Peak Organic Brewing Company, who will be providing complimentary refreshments.
For more information on the event, go to our website here.
While the April 3rd event is the official kickoff for the installment, if you cannot attend the event, the photos will be on display throughout the month of April. The gallery at the BCAE is open to the public 9:00AM to 6:00PM Monday through Friday, as well as select weekend hours. Please call 617-267-4430 to confirm weekend times.
If you are not from the Boston area and are interested in seeing and learning more about Bled for Boston, check out Chris's website, Facebook, and Twitter, or refer to the following articles:
NY Daily News