Here's an article by Bill Shaner from Metrowest Daily News on the historical research relating to the Native American inhabitants that resided on 'Megunko Hill', or the more historically accurate spelling of Magunkakoag.
Here's a link below to today's article on the exhibition. Somehow, my name is now Don, but regardless, they got the tone of the exhibition correct!
On Friday October 30th, we'll celebrate the opening of the exhibition phase at the Ashland Public Library from 4:30-6pm. Following will be a catered reception at the Ashland American Legion from 6pm-10pm. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join artist Dan Borelli in Ashland Massachusetts as he gives a ‘walkshop’ tour of the exhibition ‘Illuminating Futures’ at the Ashland Public Library. In the center of Ashland is one of the first Superfund Sites; the Nyanza Colorant Plant and this art-based research project unpacks the various histories surrounded this contaminated community and the manufacturing of color. This ‘walkshop’ will be a combination gallery talk and tour of the Town of Ashland and the spatial network of this expanded art project which encompasses the streetlights and a future public garden.
This is a gallery talk that expands out into the spatial network of the town. This will be a conversation as we move through the town as a group and various notation, recording, and media devices are strongly encouraged. This session is free and open to the public.
I was honored to be asked to share the Ashland/Nyanza Project "Illuminating Futures" as part of the ArtPlace Summit 2015. If you'd like to see the presentation, just click on the embedded link below.
Reporter Kathleen Burge interviewed me and put together this thorough article on the project. She did an excellent job of covering the various aspects of the history, the site, and the artistic interventions, and most importantly, my intentions and my position for the project.
This research project was awarded a Harvard HILT grant in 2012/2013