North End resident and Artist-in-Residence Robyn Reed along with Chris Mancini from Save the Harbor / Save the Bay presented the interactive pop-up museum at 226 Causeway Street at the November Neighborhood Council meeting.
Save the Harbor is using the space as a pop-up museum for an interactive, educational exhibit to learn about Save the Harbor’s efforts to clean the Harbor. They have asked Robyn to be their Artist-in-Residence this year.
Robyn created the “Changing Course” art project that hung from the Christopher Columbus Park trellis in Summer 2017. The project was made up of hundreds of plastic water bottles collected in just two months from residents and businesses in the North End and Waterfront, painted and hung to look like a school of fish. This installation was also chosen to be part of the 10th Annual Boston Greenfest in August 2018.
This project is now hanging in the windows at the Save the Harbor pop-up museum. There are over 4,000 bottle fish now included in this exhibit.
There will be an opening holiday gallery event on Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be four artists and a feast of the seven fishes.
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay is a 32-year-old organization founded and tasked with the preservation and restoration of Boston Harbor through the advocacy for the construction of the Deer Island sewage treatment plant. Boston now has the cleanest urban beaches in the country.
For the last 10-15 years, Save the Harbor / Save the Bay has been hosting free programming and events to connect people to Boston Harbor, the Islands and the beaches. Learn more at savetheharbor.org.