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Current Staff: Leah Johnstone-Mosher (sculpture), James Hull (painting / sculpture / photography / video / criticism / activisim), Hannah Barrett (painting), Matt Nash ( performance / sculpture).

Past Staff / Volunteers / Advisors:(THANK YOU!)

Cory Farinella (photography, flash animation, web design), Dan Golden (painting), Rebecca Gordon (sculpture/installation), Brendan Killian (painting), Danielle Krcmar (sculpture), Heidi Marston (photography), Julia Smith (Dance), Elena White (sculpture), Alexis Granwell (painting and printmaking), Amy Carpenter (sculpture, acvtivism, HD video), Christina Dias (jewelry), Joshua Aster (painting), Steve Aishman (photography), Dana Clancey (painting), Morgan Cohen (photography), Megan Cronin (sculpture), Lina Mairia Giraldo (painting, photography, digital collage, installation, activism), Megan Goltermann (sculpture), Andrew Mowbray (sculpture and painting), Kanishka Raja (painting), Joseph Wardwell (painting), Douglas Weathersby ( painting, sculpture, installation, video), Donna Veverka (small metals, sculpture).

Since 1990 James Hull has been organizing exhibits and working as an art handler and installation expert for gallery and museum exhibitions. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and trained at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Hull has worked at the Fernbank Science Center exhibiting dinosaurs fossils from China, at The Arts Festival of Atlanta installing site specific sculptures for an audience of over one million viewers, at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Nexus) as Chief Installer and Facility Manager for three years and as curator and organizer of the Annual King Plow Sculpture Show from 1991 - 1994. Since moving to Boston he has worked at The RISD Museum, RISD, The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the List Visual Arts Center at MIT and The ICA, Boston.

Hull is the founding director of Gallery @ Green Street a.k.a. Green Street Gallery (our newer name since 2003) and has been invited to give lectures, panel discussions and seminars by The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The List Visual Art Center at MIT, Cranbrook University, Wellsley College, Edicott College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mass College of Art, Suffolk University, The Art Institute of Boston, RISD and The Institute of Contemporary Art.

Hull has a B.F.A. 1984 from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. 1994 in Sculpture from Georgia State University.


Community Service
The Green Street Gallery serves Jamaica Plain and Greater Boston primarily. The general audience is as broad as is possible due to our commuter hub location. In fact we are predisposed to come in contact with more underserved communities specifically because we are not an automobile oriented venue such as the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park or the Rose Museum @ Brandeis. People who do not own/use a car are far more likely to come into Green Street Gallery than those who drive to work ( but we do have free 30 minute parking right out front! -who else can say that in Boston). We are located in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Boston with large Dominican, Puerto Rican, African, Irish and African -American populations. English High School has a student population of over 90 % minorities.

For first three years, the spring exhibition schedule at Green Street Gallery included an exhibit of "High School Heroes", featuring young, high school aged, artists working in neighborhood schools or local community programs. During the school year, over 1,000 high school students walk by Green Street twice each day going to and from English High School, located about 300 yards down the bike path/walkway park known as The Southwest Corridor Park. The first High School Heroes exhibit featured sculpture and painting by artists chosen from English High School, Boston High School and Boston Latin in 1998. In 1999 our "High School Heroes 2" exhibited photography by artists from Egelston Community High School and youth participants of the Boston Photo Collaborative. In 2000 a group show "Young Photographers of Crossing Paths:" presented photos by artists from New Mission High School and Bikes Not Bombs youth apprenticeship program. We support and reward existing local art programs with greater visibility and give young artists their first taste of exhibiting their art at a "real" gallery.

Green Street is also a local information hub and the gallery provides two bulletin boards for cultural listings, notices of events and artist studio spaces that are available . The gallery posts exhibition invitations from every gallery and institution that we receive information from and we encourage visitors to the gallery to go to other venues verbally at any opportunity. We even list apartments for rent and music and performances that are coming up. Stacks of invitations are dropped off by everyone and other visitors know to stop in to see what is going on by checking the cards neatly lining the front window sills.

Because there is no sense of competition between Green Street Gallery and other Galleries and institutions we feel obligated to know what is going on around town and act as "Cultural Concierges". Green Street's most important role is to be the great equalizer of culture-- everyone is on an equal footing in the subway . From that footing we use our communities rich diversity to quickly reach out to all of our neighbors as they drop in for coffee or to see the new exhibit. Our neighborhood has a residential program on Green Street for mobility impaired individuals and we are praised for the ease with which they can roll in and look at artwork. A new intern has begun translating our exterior signage and information on our press releases into spanish for the added benefit of our large community of spanish speakers. We also produce large print documents with each exhibit and by request for anyone free of charge. We also record artist talks that can be downloaded to a computer / iPod or listened to on location by the visually impaired.

Green Street's staff of local artists donate their time to install and staff the gallery. Artists from the entire region (Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York and Rhode Island) donate a work of art each year to a fund-raiser that helps pay for exhibits by their peers. The works donated are sold on a first come, first served basis in an event we call The "Mad Dash" . The Green Street Gallery makes artwork available and affordable to a wider range of people once a year by selling any work in the exhibit for $150 (there are 150 works to choose from). Artists who donate to the 150 x 150 give 100% of the proceeds to Green Street Gallery. This is our single largest source of donated annual income.

Green Street Gallery's current support for exhibiting artists includes color postcards, monthly opening receptions, documentary images and videos, Press releases and occaisionally color catalogs ( produced in-house) not to mention an expeienced installation crew and staff and transportation of work to and from the exhibit. These services are provided at no charge to the artists. The implementation of these services is driven by our desire to produce "museum quality" exhibits and is made possible by our use of in-kind support from talented local artists who act as staff during our 31 hours of operation each week. All evening shifts and installation work is donated by staff artists. Green Street Gallery advocates for artist housing and studio needs with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Inspectional Services Division and The City Council, is a member of FPAC, and the Seaport Alliance for Neighborhood Design.

Our staff totals vary from 10 to13 (including the director) and our executive board consists of three artists that are also staff. Green Street Gallery produces exhibits, free public receptions for every exhibit, educational artists' talks, a comprehensive web site, occaisional catalogs, screenings of artists' videos and an annual fund raising event. In addition, Green Street Gallery produces short, documentary videos and web pages for each exhibit which are archived. While we are fully programmed as far as the phisical exhibition space is concerned, Green Street Gallery realizes the spanish language outreach and greater advertising and promotion funding could increase our exposure and benefit to the community.

Help Us Keep Up The Good Work

Your 100% tax deductable contribution of any amount is greatly appreciated and can help us reach our goal of higher visibility and effectiveness in making contemporary art a larger part of Boston's daily life and to keep talented artists living in Boston where they add a social awareness and diversity of vision that is extremely valuable to Greater Boston (or any city).



 Telephone: (617) 522-0000, 141 Green Street, Boston, MA 02130
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