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This summer is so big for the gallery! We are in the middle of planning for the massive
Altarations show (a.k.a. the Shrine Show) opening on July 21st. After Sophia Giordano, DAP’s
gallery director, constructed a model to scale with our available space, we spent hours shuffling
around theoretical pieces until we spoke for every nook and cranny. We concluded the process
with fifty-two accepted submissions! It’s crazy that we can fit so many artists into such a tiny
gallery, but it speaks to our outreach and our ambition as a mouthpiece for local talent.
On the same day as the Shrine Show (July 21st) there will also be an event happening called
the Pear Square Art Fair. It showcases a fantastic group of Dorchester artists, so be sure to
check that out as well. The fair will be outside and would make for a great family day trip! And
as both events on the 21st are in close proximity, we would totally recommend fitting both stops
into your plans—hit up the Pear Square Art Fair in the afternoon, and Altarations in the evening!
My name is Abby and I’m the gallery intern at DAP this summer. Be sure to say hi to me when
you visit us—I’ll be gallery sitting all season long and I’ll be at both of these events. I’m the
grumpy-looking girl wearing a choker following Emma around. See you out there! 😀

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