January 28 - February 15, 2009
The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts presents Los Angeles based artist Cindy Bernard's exhibition Silent Key through February 15, 2009. Direct from a successful run at the Tracy Williams Gallery in NYC, Silent Key marks Bernard's first exhibition in Boston. Silent Key showcases the correspondence between Bernard's grandfather, Bill Adams and fellow ham radio operators throughout distant regions of the world between the years of 1925-1996. The exhibit contains a series of Photographs of QSL cards created by ham operators.
Recent Boston Globe Coverage:
"Long before the Internet, ham radio operators built a buzzing web of communication around the world. Artist Cindy Bernard's grandfather, Bill Adams, got his license to operate a ham radio in 1923 and kept in touch with operators in distant countries until his death in 1999. Each contact was confirmed with a postcard, called a QSL card - QSL is ham lingo for "I hear you." Adams kept the cards, creating a treasure trove of documents that, incidentally, chronicle 20th-century geopolitical history."
Read the full article at boston.com