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August 29, 2012

Art gallery rises in flood's wake

Staff Report
The Daily Star

The Daily Star — A building in Roxbury that was ravaged by flood waters from Hurricane Irene will celebrate its transformation Saturday with an art opening featuring rock and roll photographs.

The Orphic Gallery at The Roxbury Corner Store will feature art related to music, including photographs, concert posters, musical instruments, portraits of musicians, souvenirs of musical events, specimens of musical technology and related works.  

The connection will be enhanced by the gallery’s partnerships with WIOX, Roxbury’s community radio station, and The Roxbury Arts Group.

Saturday’s opening will coincide with Busk & Bard, a street festival featuring juggling, mime, clowning, fire-breathers, trick riders, caricaturists, face painting and more. More information about the festival is available at 

The exhibit opening Saturday will feature photographs by Peter Stupar. According to a media release, “Stupar’s work has chronicled the illustrious history of live music in the San Francisco Bay Area capturing such milestones as The Band’s ‘Last Waltz’ and the final performance of the Sex Pistols.  His exceptional collection of photographs that is comprised of over 7,500 pictures contains iconic images from concerts by the Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Roxy Music and other luminaries from the pantheon of rock and roll.”

Also opening in September will be an installation from the Eight Track Museum from Dallas, Texas, the world’s only museum dedicated to 8-track tapes and technology.

This exhibit will serve as a prelude to the establishment in the Roxbury Corner Store of a permanent outpost of the Eight Track Museum outside of the main museum.