13Forest Gallery

UPDATED Sept. 21: 13Forest Gallery, at 167A Mass. Ave. in East Arlington, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, is the scheduled time for the closing reception for As Luck Would Have It, including a performance by R. Galvan.

On Saturday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m., art lovers may attend the opening reception for Little Light, featuring Eben Haines, Brooke Stewart and Chelsea Lyons Teta.

Cashing OutCashing Out: Join us Sept. 22 for a closing reception for our current exhibition As Luck Would Have It. At the reception one of the featured artists, R. Galvan, will complete a performance piece that has run for the duration of the show.

Throughout "As Luck Would Have It," a ceramic piggy bank was on display. Visitors left change in the bank and were able to take home a print. At the reception, Galvan will smash the piggy bank, use the money collected to buy a lottery ticket at the convenience store across the street, and then return to the gallery to complete a balance sheet (framed above the bank) documenting their winnings or losses. Read more about Galvan's project and its origins here.

Following Galvan's performance around 6:30, we will hold a reception where guest Tarot reader Zoe Burnett will offer readings using Dorian Keeffe's Bleeding Heart Tarot on a first come, first served basis. 

At right: R. Galvan, "When You See Unusual Misfortune" installed in "As Luck Would Have It." 

The exhibit, "As Luck Would Have It," features the work of Liz Albert, Amanda Laurel Atkins, Scott BakalPaul Beckingham, Susan Bregman, Jaina Cipriano, Linda Cordner, Lourdes De Leon, Caitlin Duennebier, R. Galvan, Boriana Kantcheva, Dorian Keeffe, Joe KeinbergerPatt Kelley, Emily Manning-Mingle, Meghan Murray, Ted OllierEllen Shattuck Pierce, Sam Price, CW Roelle, Ellen Royalty, Mike Ryczek, Lynn Sisler, Bekka Teerlink, Sean Watroba and Bridie Wolejko.

From the July 19 13Forest newsletter:

"Whether we believe good (or bad) fortune is pure happenstance or a force that can be conjured, it is often a potent part of the stories we tell about ourselves and the world. From lucky charms and black cats crossing our paths to beginner’s luck or making one’s own luck, we have a myriad of ways of expressing how unseen influences affect our lives.

Paul Beckingham, detail from As Luck Would Have It, oil on aluminum

Lynn Sisler, Talisman, oil and color pencil on panelLynn Sisler, Talisman, oil and color pencil on panel "For 'As Luck Would Have It,' we issued an open call for New England artists to show us their unique perspectives on the concept of luck. The responses ranged from reinterpretations of familiar symbols, such as four-leaf clovers and rabbits' feet, to works that incorporate randomness and chance into how they’re made, to work depicting how luck has intervened in the life of the artist.

"Including artists both familiar and new to 13FOREST, 'As Luck Would Have It' delves into the mysterious force of luck and how it impacts our lives.

"AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, July 22 through Sept.22, 2023. On view at 13FOREST Gallery, at 167A Mass. Ave. 

"For all inquiries, please contact Marc Gurton or Caitee Hoglund at 13Forest Gallery by phone at 781-641-3333 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

This news announcement was updated Sept. 21, 2023, based on information from a 13Forest email sent to YourArlington.