“Since their ancient formation by rising sea level, the Boston Harbor Islands have literally been on the edge of the continent, places where land meets sea. With the growth of Boston and its surrounding communities, the islands came to be unusual for their lack of inhabitants and development at the edge of a major metropolitan area. Figuratively, the Boston Harbor Islands have often been on the ‘edge of society’: places used to isolate people, institutions, and activities.”

The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) is pleased to present Islands on The Edge at Atlantic Wharf Gallery, juried by Elizabeth Devlin of FLUX. Boston and featuring artwork inspired by the Boston Harbor Islands and responding to the interpretive theme outlined above. FPAC is a non-profit community organization founded in 1980. Its mission is to promote the work of local artists to a broad and diverse audience, to preserve the artists’ community, to maintain and expand access to affordable studio space, and to increase the visibility of the arts in Fort Point. FPAC programs The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf with support from Boston Properties.

The exhibit will be on view from June 29th–September 26th

Reception: July 14th, 5–7PM.