B-Side Open Studios

Come to the B-Side for Open Studios 2014

Sat 9/20 – Sun 9/21 11-6 PM


When you get tired of a hit record, you can flip it over and find an even cooler song on the b-side.  The B-Side of Jamaica Plain is the neighborhood around Brookside Ave., near the Brewery Complex, home to the studios in which many talented local artists live and work.

If you’re planning on attending Jamaica Plain Open Studios on September 20 and 21, 2014, this is a great place to visit artists in our natural habitat.  We’re easy to find from the Stony Brook or Green Street stops on the Orange Line.

B-Side Open Studios 2014

B-Side Open Studios 2014

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Maggie Carberry

Maggie Carberry is a mixed-media artist whose studio is in Brewery Building C, 31 Germania St.


Whether it involves a visit to another country or her own back yard, Maggie Carberry’s work begins with a camera and a journey. A native of Pelham, New York, Carberry moved to Boston by way of Washington DC, London, and Brasilia. Time spent abroad has influenced her work to include themes of travel, movement, and daydreaming. She is fascinated by the way printmaking processes can be used to transform a photograph. Additional layers of media help to turn her images into work that reflects a passing of time.

In 2010, Carberry began focusing on her “Daydream Dwellings” series.  She believes that repetition in architecture can be used to facilitate daydreaming much like a mandala is used to facilitate meditation. Although meditation is a deliberate act, while daydreaming tends to be accidental, both allow you to take a break from the noise of the world in order to clear your mind and ultimately refocus. Carberry hopes that her “re-imagined urban landscapes” give the viewer a personal portal to their most peaceful daydreams.


"Atlas View", mixed media on wood, by Maggie Carberry

“Atlas View”, mixed media on wood, by Maggie Carberry


"Commonwealth Requires", mixed media on wood by Maggie Carberry

“Commonwealth Requires”, mixed media on wood by Maggie Carberry


"Ames Sky", mixed media on wood by Maggie Carberry

“Ames Sky”, mixed media on wood by Maggie Carberry


“B Is For Birdhouse (Cochituate Water Tower, Boston)”, gum transfer, collage, and acrylic on wood by Maggie Carberry.


“M Is For Mosaic Minaret (Roxbury Mosque, Boston)”, gum transfer, glass tile, collage, and acrylic on wood by Maggie Carberry.


“V Is For Victorian (Jamaica Plain, MA)”, gum transfer, cardboard, wood, beads, acrylic on wood by Maggie Carberry.

Alison Safford

Alison Safford is an artist whose work includes sculpture, installation, video, and drawing.  Her studio is at 65-3 Brookside Ave.

“I often consider that my interest in sculpture and installation comes from playing with dollhouses when I was younger. It wasn’t the dolls that interested me, it was the arranging and rearranging the spaces until I was momentarily satisfied, helping me to make sense of the world and arrange ideas physically and in my thoughts. My need to arrange and rearrange my art until it is “just right”, relates to my need to fix, heal, or understand.”

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by Alison Safford

by Alison Safford


Hello Goodbye

Image from the installation “Hello Goodbye” by Alison Safford.


Hello Goodbye

Image from “Hello Goodbye” installation by Alison Safford.



Image from the installation “Gravity” by Alison Stafford.


Untitled 9

“Untitled 9”, graphite on paper by Alison Stafford

TJ Kelly III

57 Brookside Ave Unit 6

TJ Kelley III is a working artist living in Boston, Massachusetts. Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration, he has been involved in group shows and public art projects throughout New England. He cut his teeth with skateboarding, music, and public education, and his work deals with the convergence of these experiences and the strange connections we all form.