Photo credit Greg Caparell.
by Sara Farizan
BOSTON- Sometimes the best kinds of parties are the ones filled with artists. Artists see the world from a perspective a guy working as an accountant necessarily wouldn’t. Artists are unafraid to take risks and therefore more willing to cut a rug on the dance floor. And artists are so passionate about their work, you can only imagine dating one. It’s no surprise that Artscope was more than happy to be on hand at Guilt nightclub last week to be a part of a fun filled, art extravaganza hosted by RAW:natural born artists in Boston. What is RAW? RAW is an artist run organization, providing independent artists of varying mediums and genres an audience as well as resources they may be without. “RAW educates emerging artists through seminars, workshops and insight to further the knowledge of their industry. RAW connects them with one another so that they might grow together, while providing them with opportunities to give back to their own local youth communities through the arts. We encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.”
The event hosted over 400 guests with an evening interspersed with short films, paintings, the Wondertwins dance duo, musical performances by local singer-songwriters, a stand-up comedian introducing all of the acts and mini fashion shows from emerging designers. There was something for everyone with comic book inspired drawings, a giant painting of a unicorn, a bar full of fancy cocktails and an enthusiastic crowd ready to eat up new and fierce art of all mediums. This was RAW’s first foray in Boston as they have hosted many events in other major cities-Portland, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Austin to name a few. Due to the eclectic nature of the show, the performances lacked proper introduction and a cohesive thread leaving the audience in search of a traditional curator. After all of the performances, films and time to look at art the DJ served the audience well by pumping out some jams, leaving everyone with a joie de vivre. On September 15th RAW will host another eclectic show at Guilt nightclub, 275 Tremont St. The festivities begin at 7:30 pm and for more information visit www.rawartists.org/boston.