If you've been hearing rumors that Scott Boberg, the current Curator of Education at the Contemporary Arts Center, is leaving, then you've been hearing right.
After working tirelessly in our community to create access points for the public to engage with contemporary art (including educational programming, writing text panels for exhibitions or organizing film series at the center) for several years, Boberg has been hired as the Education Curator at the Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colo. There are similarities between the institutions: both are non-collecting, both have a range of programming for thematic group exhibitions and solo artist projects.
Not only has Boberg graced our community with his work at the CAC, but he's also mounted a couple of very compelling exhibitions of his own artwork. At the beginning of 2007, he exhibited at 1305 Gallery with Ted Lind in Associations. Then, in November 2008, he showed an impressive body of witty, text-based work at Semantics gallery. The exhibition, entitled Sign Song, closed with a reading Boberg gave of poems, anecdotes and insights into his creative process.
Amidst all of the openings and things happening this Friday (Jan. 9), there will be a party honoring Scott at Semantics from 8 p.m. until around midnight. Semantics is at 1107 Harrison Ave. in Brighton. The current exhibition, which you can see while you're there, is Heather Calcagno's 100%, in which she has charted her own happiness for the past year. So stop by for art and to wish Scott Boberg the best as he departs into new adventures.