The Photoville FENCE is coming to Winchester from June 12, 2021 until Labor Day.
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The Photoville FENCE in Winchester returns again this year in its 9th iteration. The Photoville FENCE in Winchester takes the form of 10-foot diameter Photo-Xs. In the largest display of Photo-Xs, 16 of these structures will be distributed throughout the Winchester Cultural District. The installation is one of 11 installation sites across the United States and Canada. In addition there will be banners at the Winchester High School, Griffin Museum and street lamp banners on Skillings Rd.
In partnership with Photoville and the Winchester Cultural District, the Griffin Museum again brings this exhibition to Winchester in 2021 to celebrate our town’s second year as a cultural district, and celebrates Winchester as an epicenter for photography. With its plentiful public spaces as a backdrop the Fence provides an opportunity for a one-of-a-kind photography exhibition that connects the town through photography, visual stories, sculptural structures and music.
With this outdoor exhibition, our public experiences our town and its cultural institutions and businesses through a scenic visit with 19 installations of photographic artwork and music performed by Winchester Community Music School faculty. The Fence installations are all ADA compliant. Masks and social distancing are required during these times. We ask visitors not to touch the installations for sanitary reasons and please maintain 6 feet of social distance even if fully vaccinated.
The photographers of the 9th Edition of the Photoville FENCE and the New England Regional Showcase will be on view beginning June 12, 2021. A selection of photographs from the Winchester High School’s PhotoSynthesis program will also be showcased as part of the exhibition.
The 9th edition of the Photoville FENCE exhibition opens on June 12th alongside Winchester Porchfest and the Farmers Market for a festive offering in Winchester. The Griffin has Porchfest musicians on its terrace from 1-4 PM on June 12th. We do not have extended hours on 6.12.2021.
See below two example photographs of the Xs from Photoville Fence in Winchester 8th edition.
An event and exhibition like this takes a village to produce. Our village includes the people of Photoville and the photographers from all over the world who submitted to The 9th edition of the Photoville FENCE, and the scores of international jurors who reviewed this massive photography project. On a local level, the Griffin Museum of Photography has such gratitude for Mary McKenna, AIA, LEED AP, Chair of the Winchester Cultural District whose vision and persistence kept us on track. We thank Lisa Wong, the Town Manager of Winchester, for her foresight and feedback. We thank our lead sponsor of the FENCE, the Arthur Griffin Foundation (no relation to the Griffin Museum) who has been there consistently for THE FENCE and the Griffin Museum . We thank the Winchester Cultural District and the Mass Cultural Council for funding for the Fence again this year. Our gratitude is great for the team at the Winchester Cultural District for their organizational support and counsel. Our thank you goes to the EnKa Society for funding the Fence this year. We also thank the Winchester Cultural Council for funding the Fence for another year. We thank Winchester Savings Bank for their donation to the Fence this year. We thank Ms. Levatino and Mr. Gillis of Winchester High School for their organization and scanning efforts for PhotoSynthesis XVI. We thank the Winchester Community Music School and its faculty for providing music for our audience while viewing each photography installation. Lastly, but not least at all, our gratitude goes to the interns for the Photoville FENCE from Winchester High School led by Mary McKenna. But this village wouldn’t be complete without our great public. We hope you will visit our town’s installation of the Photoville FENCE in Winchester. Enjoy our beautiful town and the photographs of the 9th edition of THE FENCE.
The 9th edition of The Photoville FENCE, is displayed in 11 cities between Fall 2020 and summer 2021. Visit the website for details. Any questions? Let us know. Visiting the Photoville FENCE in Winchester is free for all. Take out food for lunch or dinner in our many business establishments set up to control social distancing with established protocols. Shop our stores using social distancing protocols as well. Visit the Griffin Museum of Photography to see Fence installs outside and the Griffin’s exhibits inside the museum while observing our social distancing protocols and using masks. All are welcome here.
Link to Winchester Community Music School Faculty Music files on the installations. QR codes are placed as a curated mix with photographers’ work.
The video link below is the documentation of the installation of the Photoville Fence in Winchester 8th edition created by the AGF Interns’ Emma Illidge and Sophie Franhill created during COVID-19.
View the Photoville Fence in Winchester install.
The video link below is the documentation of the installation of the Photoville Fence in Winchester 2020 created by the AGF Interns’ Emma Illidge and Sophie Franhill created during COVID-19.
View the Photoville Fence in Winchester install.
The video link below is the documentation of the installation of the Photoville Fence in Winchester 2021 created by the AGF Intern Sophie Franhill created during COVID-19.
View the Photoville Fence 2021 in Winchester install.
PRESENTING PARTNERS; Photoville, Winchester Cultural District and Griffin Museum of Photography
SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Arthur Griffin Foundation (Premier Sponsor), Mass Cultural Council, EnKa Society, Winchester Cultural Council, Winchester Savings Bank, Town of Winchester, Winchester High School and Winchester Community Music School