What’s Going On

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In partnership with Piano Craft Gallery

Banner Art detail: Jaypix, "Goldmember 2" 

Live + Virtual Invitational Group Exhibition

Dan Alvarado. “Organized Anger DOES Speak Louder,”Screenprint and acrylic paint on wood panel, 18" x 24"
 Musical performances by: Devin Ferreira & Paul Willis and featuring Thaya Zalewski with Calvin Limuel - Keys / Aaron Seymour - Drums / William Mabuza - Bass / Ron Wilhelmsen - Harmonica

Exhibition Dates:
January 6-29, 2023

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 13, 2023, 6-9 PM
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Featuring musical performances that give voice to what's going on in our community, country, and the world at large: Justice, LGBTQ rights, Racism
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Closing Reception:
Sunday, January 29, 2023, 3-5 PM

Piano Craft Gallery
793 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
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Gallery Open:
Fridays: 6-8 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 12-5 PM

Exhibition Coordinator:
Erik Grau

Exhibition Curators:
Ellen Jacob & Hakim Raquib

Click here for exhibition review by Carol Masshardt

Free Workshops at Piano Craft Gallery: Saturday, January 28, 2023

Join us for these consecutive workshops surrounded by art in "What's Going On"

Mindful Practices and Authentic Movement Workshop with Dr. Barbara Hamm, 2-3 PM
Hope Scrolls Art Workshop with L'Merchie Frazier, 3-3:45 PM

About This Exhibition

What’s Going On is a juried, multi-media arts exhibit of works responding to Marvin Gaye’s 1971 song of consciousness raising and protest. The exhibit will focus on the art and activism of socially engaged artists both in and beyond Boston.

The beauty of Marvin Gaye's song is its gentle, lyrical celebration of the power of personal, internal change; its embrace of love and understanding:

“...War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate,” he sings.

“Come on talk to me, so you can see what's going on.”

Our invitation for artists to submit their work to What's Going On encouraged their interpretation in the broadest terms possible: a call for imagery that reflects on, responds to, generates, and celebrates a spiritual awakening that will displace violence and heal our communities. Our aim was to attract artists from diverse communities throughout the country, and from Boston neighborhoods including Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester.

As curators, we sought to achieve Violence Transformed’s overall desire to document and celebrate the transformative power of art and the ways in which art, artists and art-making can foster resistance, resilience, healing and recovery.

Ellen Jacob and Hakim Raquib

Featured Artist Pages + Full Exhibition

Full Exhibition

30 Artists, 46 Works

Sadiq Rukayat Abimbola

(Virtual Exhibition)

Desmond Akindoju

(Virtual Exhibition)

Dan Alvarado


Gail Jerauld Bos

Matt Brackett

Thomas "Kwest" Burns

Carlos W. Byron

Annielly Camargo

Judith Carlin

Walter Crump

Bess Cutler

Ariel Deane

Sable Divacup

Ruth K. Henry

Neil Horsky

Ryan Horton

Alexandra Jordankova


Doris W. Madsen

DaNice Marshall

Mindy Nierenberg

Cristián Pietrapiana


Julia Purdy

Moises Ramos

Carol Scavotto

Brenda Steinberg

Duquann Sweeney

Patricia Anderson Turner