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Poster Boy Returns

By Kerri Provost

October 07, 2011

Poster Boy’s work will be displayed in a local gallery after all.

Last month, Trinity College postponed the solo exhibit after Poster Boy’s art was already set up in the gallery. Before heading back to New York, the artist altered two billboards in the Parkville neighborhood, where the public could view the work in spite of the canceled/postponed show.

Poster Boy’s Street Alchemy 2.0 exhibition of altered billboards will open on October 20th at Real Art Ways, an arts center which has a history of supporting controversial and censored art. Last December, after the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery bowed to pressure and removed video art by David Wojnarowicz, Real Art Ways displayed the disputed artwork here in Hartford.

The opening reception for Street Alchemy 2.0 will take place during Real Art Ways’ Creative Cocktail Hour from 6-8pm on October 20th. There is an admission fee for the opening event, but entrance to the exhibit is free other times. The work will be on display through January 20, 2012. Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor Street.

Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford. To view other stories on this topic, search RealHartford at http://www.realhartford.org/.
| Last update: September 25, 2012 |
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