Who We Are
Esprit de Corps Art Collective is a group of artists based in Jamaica
Plain producing multi-media events conceptually focused on varying themes
in order to promote a creative community within Boston. As artists who
explore ideas that raise consciousness through the use of multimedia,
we showcase films/videos and 2D/3D work made by group members, host
guest musicians and performance artists and frequently show artwork
submitted to us. Until recently, we had been using our rough and dusty
basement studios to host events. After
months of renovating, cleaning and up-keeping, that space was sadly
lost due to the sale of the building. Despite this setback, EDC will
continue to host events in venues around Boston.
Our group formed in November of 2002 in one of the group member's kitchen.
Since then, we have produced many shows at the Zeitgeist Gallery, one
show at the Echo Lounge, one public art piece on the streets of Boston
and have been recently using our basement art studio in JP that is still
being renovated. We are interested in expanding our network and audience
base and have also shown our work at the Nuyorican Cafe in Old San Juan
in Puerto Rico.
We are very interested in collaborating with other groups and artists.
If you are interested in working together or in submitting film/video
for screening please contact us!
Plain Open Studios
As part of EDC, we provide each other with the supportive environment
an artist needs to grow. Our group provides a stage for artists to experiment
on, a place test our boundaries and to voice our opinions about the
world and our lives along with other artists. The group gives needed
structure to upkeep our motivation for making art, creates an environment
for collaboration, and provides a place for us to make unpretentious
art that can’t be put anywhere else. The art collective helps
each member grow in a supportive group environment. We consider
the group itself to be a work of art: we function entirely collectively
and collaboratively. We are building the foundation of a strong community
and we hope to expand it from our network.
see images from past shows and our space, click Previous
Jamaica Plain Open Studios