Now That It’s Legal

Anyone who says Boston’s arts scene is provincial should have been at POSSIBLE, a party hosted by white-hot artist/gallery owner David Guerra at his SoWa space, A R E A.

Henrique Ghersi, David Su and Dominique Star at Possible.

Billed as a “party to ignite what can be,” the evening raised money for the Women’s Inn (New England’s largest emergency shelter for women) and offered an immersive, interactive and all-around thought-provoking experience. On hand: puckish choreographer Ilya Vidrin, handsome troubadour Lucas Phillips, hunky painter Tristan Govignon, dapper lensman Zach Lanoue, cocktail artist Lexi LaGuerre, glass artist Eric Schwartz, Mass Innovation Labs head honcho Amrit Chaudhuri, hot ginge Nick Medvescek, bespectacled hipster Clint Baclawski, video game developer David Su and his aptly named S.O., Dominique Star, London-based designer Henrique Ghersi, Breaking Forms bandmates Nicole L’Huillier and Juan Necochea, bearded stud muffin Sam Jennings, and numerous other young, good-looking creative types.

Amrit Chaudhuri and Nick Medvescek at POSSIBLE.

In addition to delicious cocktails and nibbly things, there was the chance to ogle the artwork on the walls (which led to two people speculating on the body parts referenced in one of the paintings), as well as the opportunity to help make it. Murmurations, which utilized Polaroids of guests that they put on a wall and connected to others, explored the art of emergent networks. Meanwhile, an interactive sound installation courtesy of the geniuses at the MIT Media Lab created a sonic landscape in which guests entered their resolutions, hopes, plans or predictions for the New Year and transformed the text into a melody. Guests also left with a piece by artist Alicia Rodríguez Alvisa.

Ilya Vidrin and Lucas Phillips at POSSIBLE

Lest this all sound too high-minded and abstract, bear in mind the following, overheard by the bar:

“How much weed did you smoke before coming here?”

“Just a few puffs of the stuff I grew in my backyard. It’s killer.” 

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