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Melissa Blackall Photography
Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography

forte forward | Resistant Currents

Friday, September 7
forte members attend for free | RSVP Required

5:30 pm–6:30 pm @ Barcelona Wine Bar*
525 Tremont Street | Boston

6:30 pm–9:00 pm @ Mills Gallery
551 Tremont Street | Boston

Want an insider look at one of the most buzzworthy exhibitions in Boston this summer? We’re keeping the summer vibes alive and re-creating the opening reception of Resistant Currents! Join your fellow forte members at Barcelona Wine Bar for some snacks, drinks and conversation. Then the party and drinks will continue at the Mills Gallery, where curator Jeannie Simms and featured artists will guide you through the gallery for a special look at the show.

*Cash bar | Snacks provided

More on Resistant Currents:
Resistant Currents | Curated by Jeannie Simms
Mills Gallery | July 28–October 14

Summer Mills Gallery exhibition Resistant Currents forefronts issues of migration with work by seven artists who expose the cruelties of language and symbols as tools of domination, employed in the physical control of borders and used to coerce assimilation into dominant social groups.


Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography

Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography

forte forward: First Friday

450 Harrison Avenue | Boston, MA
Friday, May 4
Tour 6–8 pm | After-Party 8–9 pm
Free for members | RSVP required

Experience First Friday as an insider! Join the experts on a guided tour of the galleries of SoWa, hear directly from gallery owners and end the night at a private after-party generously hosted by A R E A Gallery and Around the Corner Framing.

Remember to enjoy all of your benefits! Individual level members receive one ticket and Dual and Founder’s level members receive two tickets.

The more the merrier! Invite your friends to join you by sending them here to join forte. Only current forte members may attend this event.

AREA Gallery Around the Corner Framing


Join forte today and meet the folks from Alibi Bar & Lounge at our next event:

forte forward: We've got your Alibi
Tuesday, March 6 | 6:30–8:30 pm
Mills Gallery at BCA

At this members-only party, learn the secret of a winning cocktail with the Movers & Shakers 2018 crowd favorite and get a private viewing of our exhibition: Culture Hustlers.


Sammy Chong, GREEN, 2015

Sammy Chong, GREEN, 2015

forte forward: Private Gallery Tour
25th Drawing Show
The Gig Economy: Depictions of Life and Responses to Work in the Digital Bazaar

Tuesday, November 7 | 6:30–8:00 pm | Mills Gallery
Members Only

Join us after hours in the Mills Gallery for a reception and private tour of the 25th Drawing Show! Randi Hopkins, BCA’s Director of Visual Arts, and featured exhibiting artists, will take you behind the scenes of The Gig Economy, delving into the exhibition’s theme, which explores the emotional, economic and truly disruptive nature of work based on a new technology-centered model.


Mobile Incubator

forte forward: Inside the Mobile Incubator
with Summer 2017 Public Artist Resident Lucas Spivey

Thursday, August 3 | 6 pm
Members Only, RSVP required

Celebrate summer by kicking back in a lawn chair on the astroturf with BCA Public Artist Resident Lucas Spivey outside of his Mobile Incubator on the BCA Plaza. Peek inside to learn more about what makes Lucas’ completely overhauled 1957 Shasta camper so unique and what his big business plans are for this camper turned mobile office and recording studio. Then we’ll head to Tremont 647 to continue the conversation with small bites and a cash bar!

The Mobile Incubator is the talk of the town! The Improper Bostonian recently caught up with Lucas to learn more about his “Van with a Business Plan”.


Anthony Young and SHEP, Untitled, 2017, (oil, bleach and conté on handmade paper)
Anthony Young and SHEP
Untitled (detail), 2017
(oil, bleach and conté on handmade paper)

forte forward goes to AREA Gallery
Thursday, May 4 | 6–8 pm
8 Newcomb St No. 6, Boston
Space is limited RSVP required

Join us for our next event generously hosted at AREA Gallery, a new alternative for the contemporary art gallery. Housed in a convertible loft, AREA combines traditional gallery exhibitions with interactive and engaging experiences that stimulates conversation and sparks novel ideas.

View Doppelgänger, a series of collaborative drawings and paintings by Anthony Young and SHEP. Coming from two different viewpoints both artists meet in a collective ground to discuss ideas and thoughts of blackness and masculinity.

Get to know AREA and BCA while enjoying wine and small bites with fellow forte members and art enthusiasts.


forte forward: Members-only tour of the BCA Artist Studios Building
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tour | 6–7 pm
Reception | 7–8 pm

During this behind-the-scenes event members visited three working artist’s studios in the Artist Studios Building at the BCA. The we continued the conversation following the tour at Barcelona Wine Bar.

Check out the three artists we met:

Corey Corcoran
Elisa Hamilton
Silvi Naçi


forte forward at Kit and Ace
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 6:30–8:30pm
Kit and Ace | 208 Newbury St, Boston
FREE for forte members

Enjoy a private shop experience, meet our featured artists, watch high-tech fashion and art in action with an in-store demonstration, and WIN free apparel. Nibbles by Stephanie’s on Newbury and we’ll be pouring bubbly.


forte forward: Workshop with Resident Public Artist, Chanel Thervil
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 6–8:30 pm

Members enjoyed an intimate environment to workshop and collaborate with artist Chanel Thervil and her piece Emergence: What does hope look like? followed by a reception on the BCA Plaza with complimentary nibbles at Banyan Bar + Refuge.


forte Winter Party: Black & White Bash took place on January 19, 2016

Kairos Dance at the Black and White Bashforte members at the Black and White BashDJ at the Black and White Bash

Thanks to the event sponsors and supporters of the Black & White Bash:

Ninety Plus Cellars Eastern Standard Sam Adams The Sinclair

Tremont 647 Whole Foods Market Downeast Cider House


forte Summer Party: #tbt took place on August 6, 2015

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