Friday, November 25, 2016

THE ARTIST: MEANS, MEANING, AND IMPACT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

This debate explores how digital technology can be used to tell new stories and create new experiences that are maximally synergistic, powerfully impactful, and complementary with evolving tools and techniques. Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab will open the event with an artist’s response to the DeVos Institute’s Generation Elsewhere series and a reflection on the most urgent challenges and opportunities facing the intersection of the arts, design, technology, and science over the coming years.


Friday, December 9, 20163 – 5 p.m.
MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst Street, Lecture Hall E14-633, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the debate.

Space is limited! Please visit this link to register!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

SOWA Winter Festival 2016!!!

SOWA is kicking off the holiday shopping season with an annual 3-day SoWa Winter Festival... and this year is going to be bigger & better than ever!  

They're leaving behind their party tent and graduating to the iconic SoWa Power Station at 540 Harrison. In addition to amping up the decorations, cranking the carols and spreading some holiday cheer; over 100 of the regions best artisans and specialty food vendors will be helping create the biggest winter shopping village Boston has ever seen! From homemade brownies and knitted hats, to xmas trees and mead, they'll have your holiday shopping needs covered! They'll also have new friends from Area Four and Black Magic Coffee warming you up with winter cocktails and hot coffee and a charity gift wrapping station to raise funds for Hearth, Inc. - ending elder homelessness.

But wait ... there's more! Over on Thayer Street (450-460 Harrison) They'll also be playing host to the first ever Wine Riot "Winter Wine Land"! Yes you heard that right! Patrons will be able to sample and learn about an array of wines (for FREE!) inside a huge heated tent as well as purchase glasses and order bottles. Alongside them, you'll be able to enjoy food from 4 of Boston's very best Food Trucks!! Oh and did we mention Thayer street is also home to over 100 one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, art studios and galleries that will be open for business!

The best news - admission to the SoWa Winter Festival is 100% FREE!!!!

The festivities start on Friday, December 2nd from 5-9pm (coinciding with Boston's largest monthly art crawl, SoWa First Fridays) and is back on Saturday & Sunday, December 3-4 from 11am-5pm!

Happy Holidays!!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

FUTURE ARTS FEST 2016

FUTURE ARTS FESTIVAL 2016, a fundraiser for The Boston Children's Hospital, is Boston's largest contemporary art festival. Presented by the PABST Brewing Co., Future Arts Fest features more than 40 artists from around the world displaying and selling their artwork for 1 night only at the breathtaking Boston Center For The Arts.
There will be live painting installations, DJ's and more! (Proceeds to benefit The Boston Children's Hospital

Sat, Oct 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – Sun, Oct 9, 2016, 1:00 AM
The Boston Center For The Arts 
539 Tremont Street 
Boston, MA 02116

Visit futurearts.net for more info!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bedrooms Coloring Party and Signing with Amanda Laurel Atkins

Thursday, November 3 at 7 PM - 10 PM
338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Get your tickets ($10 each) on Event Brite
See the Facebook Event for more info!
“Bedrooms” contains 50 detailed illustrations of various bedrooms for you to color! Fun pages that let you design bedroom accessories like pillows, lamps, and vases are scattered throughout. Each page is blank on the back so it can be cut out and framed or given as a gift. The book is hardcover with a lay-flat binding for easy coloring! Horizontal spine for easy left or right-handed coloring.

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Amanda Laurel Atkins is an artist and illustrator living and working in Lowell, MA. She receive her BFA in Illustration and Literature from the Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2008. Amanda has had 5 solo shows of her paintings in Boston, MA and Portsmouth, NH and her work has appeared on book, magazine, and album covers. Bedrooms is her first fully-illustrated book.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Purgatorium I - Halloween Kickoff Weekend in Salem

Lizzie and Phillip of BostonArtistsBlog.com will be doing fun and spooky crafts with all of the kids at this exciting art and music festival! Make sure to stop by and make a peek-a-boo ghost with your favorite lollipop flavor!
10am-10pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

PARTS UNKNOWN - flag show at the Aviary Gallery

The PARTS UNKNOWN flag show at the Aviary Gallery is a unique event featuring a lineup of amazing artists from Boston and beyond!

When: October 6, 2016
Time: 6-9pm
Where: The Aviary Gallery
48 South St
Jamaica Plain MA
02130

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Boston Arts Festival 2016


Come celebrate some of the best local art and music at The Boston Arts Festival! This exciting community event is the kick off for the Open Studio season around Boston, and you don't want to miss it!
(Postcards by Jennifer Lewis)

(Performance by The Forz)

Where: Christopher Colombus Park 
When: September 10, 2016
Time: 11am - 7pm
(Rain date is September 11)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Patt Kelley at Boston Comic Con

If you're attending Boston Comic Con this weekend, make sure to stop by Patt Kelley's table (D-911) and check out his amazing character illustrations! 
Patt Kelley,  2016 Society of Illustrators silver medal winner, known for his humorous and witty "What's for Breakfast" comics.

Monday, August 8, 2016

CHROMA - A New England Art Awakening


CHROMA - A New England Art Awakening 
Photos by Montserrat College of Art

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

WOODMAN / SHIMKO GALLERY PRESENTS DOWNTOWN


WOODMAN / SHIMKO GALLERY PRESENTS  DOWNTOWN

Works By Boston Artist ADAM O’DAY
Please join us at the reception of Downtown, where O'Day's expression meets the energy of urban life. Woodman/Shimko will feature many of his large oil paintings, including new works, first shown in this exhibit.

Woodman / Shimko Gallery • 398 Commercial St • Provincetown, MA
Reception: Friday, July 22, 2016, 6-10pm • Show runs until Aug 3rd

Monday, June 20, 2016

“World Peace Mural Tour” Comes to Boston for The 4th of July

East Boston, MA: The World Peace Mural Tour will make its way to Boston for a special 4th of July Independence Day installation of a “Handwritten Mural” by renowned Miami artist, Renda Writer. The artist will install a “World Peace” mural on the main exterior wall of Iglesias Bautista Sendas de Fe in East Boston (316 East Meridian St., Boston, MA 02128) on July 4th, starting at 10am. The mural will include the phrase “WORD PEACE” spray-painted repetitiously, in a patriotic mix of red, white, and blue. For more details, check the World Peace Mural Tour Facebook Event.

Boston is the first stop on the “World Peace Mural Tour.” The five-city tour will make its way to Detroit in late July and will then head back East to create murals in Philadelphia and Washington DC in August and New York in September.

The World Peace Mural Tour is an artistic campaign and an ongoing art installation project aimed at enacting worldwide change through the power of the written word and the energy behind the widely popular and influential medium of public art. More information about the tour can be found at...
www.WorldPeaceMuralTour.com and www.Facebook.com/WorldPeaceMuralTour
World Peace Mural Tour

To date, 5 World Peace Murals have been created as part of the pre-tour campaign and are being actively promoted through the project’s website and social media presence. Info on each one, with video links, listed below, in order of installation.

1. Miami, Florida - Allapattah Middle School 
(Installed on 4/22/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFaPL3Y8rdA
2. Fort Lauderdale, Florida - MASS District
(Installed on 5/4/16 – 5/5/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFmvAb8F4-U
3. Asheville, North Carolina - South Slope District 
(Installed on 5/18/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NaGC9Sb9Ig
4. Jacksonville, Florida - 5 Points District 
(Installed on 5/26/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1OFbUA5POQ
5. Miami, Florida - Wynwood Art District 
(Installed on 6/4/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Y2TFZo0Rk

As a self-described “Handwritten Artist,” the creator of the World Peace Mural Tour is Renda Writer, an artist known and praised for creating large scale Handwritten Murals that are consistently popular as viral social media sensations and continually attract mainstream and independent media attention.  

Renda Writer wrote “Black Lives Matter” over 2,000 times, on a 40ft x 40ft wall in Midtown Detroit at N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art in September of 2015, which landed him an interview on the 5 O’clock News on FOX 2 Detroit.  

View the clip here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBxoWXrzVpM 

The Associated Press also picked up the story and made it into national news. Previously, Renda also gained a sizeable following on social media after writing “Love is a risk. Do it anyway.” almost 500,000 times on a wall in Miami’s famed Miami Wynwood Art District during the immensely popular yearly international art event, Art Basel. 

View a clip of Renda Writer working on the "Love is a risk. Do it anyway" Handwritten Mural Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xSNXqNKHMA

Renda Writer is being hosted by KC Arts Brokerage, the art agency that arranged the location for the World Peace Mural in Boston. More info at www.KCArtsBrokerage.com 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

All Together Now


All Together Now is a multimedia series curated by Anna Rae, that combines artists from Boston and NYC, and makes space for women, POC, and LGBTQ, in partnership with cis white male allies. The multimedia aspect creates a sensory-rich experience for the audience, and combining artists from NYC and Boston enriches and celebrates our local arts dialogue.

The second show of the series, on June 25 at 9pm at the Lilypad in Inman Square, features Korean-American artists from New York and Boston. Local Boston band Hemway hosts the night for filmmaker and performance actress Hye Yun Park, performance artist and musician Diana Oh, and singer/songwriter Jane Park. “While being Korean-American is not the focus of my art,” says Jane Park, “I find it so inspiring to have found like-minded artists who came from a similar background to my own. It’s such an honor to have a chance to collaborate with them as artists.”

The diversity mission of this series gives artists room to push themselves to be more experimental and collaborative with the audience. Says Anna Rae, “We all know the power and the limitations of our respective arts, and I think there’s a sense of making something more immersive and powerful together.”

In the first All Together Now, the way the artists engaged with the audience and each other at the Lilypad was inspiring. The Grownup Noise opened with their trio of guitar, cello, and drums. Video artist Jeremy Stamas followed with a piece of untouched, ten-year old film for the first time. New York performance artist Crichton Atkinson transformed the Lily Pad into the Church of Time, preaching to an orange-masked congregation engulfed in black light. The night proceeded with live music by the melody-driven rock of Hemway. Jenee Halstead closed with her rock band and ethereal vocals.

To read more about the All Together Now multi-media series, and purchase tickets, please go to alltogetherbos.com. Advance tickets are recommended as the Lilypad’s capacity is limited.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Tara Ozella - Boston Artist You Should Know

Mass Art alum, Tara Ozella aka Nefertara, has been creating one-of-a-kind crowns and fashion accessories over the past 10 years. Some of her most extravagant fashion pieces have been worn by legendary music celebrities and published in an array of international fashion magazines. PM Tara for custom inquiries at Facebook.com/theChurchofVanityYou can also purchase some of Tara's original art in her etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChurchofVanity.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

“THE WOVEN ARC”: ETHELBERT COOPER GALLERY’S FIRST SUMMER SHOW

“THE WOVEN ARC”: ETHELBERT COOPER GALLERY’S FIRST SUMMER SHOW PLAYS WITH THE COMMON ELELMENTS OF TEXT, TEXILES, SCULPTURES, AND MORE

Works by El Anatsui, Grace Ndiritu, Lina Viktor join pieces from permanent collection

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art presents THE WOVEN ARC, curated by Gallery Director Vera Ingrid Grant, with a special installation of legacy textiles and hats by David Adjaye. 

The exhibition is inspired by recent acquisitions to the galley’s permanent collection and examines the points of relationship between them, revealed in the aesthetics of surface, text and texture. The installation features an array of sculptures, paintings, conceptual art pieces, print works and legacy textiles that Grant describes as “creating a visual dialogue within the exhibit space.” Four works from the Cooper Gallery’s growing permanent collection are part of THE WOVEN ARC, which runs from May 20 through July 16, 2016. A public opening reception begins at 6 PM on May 19. 

The exhibition includes work from Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui (a 2015 recipient of the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement), American conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, Namibian woodcutter John Muafangejo, Kenyan mixed-media artist Grace Ndirituand four pieces from British-Liberian conceptual artist Lina Viktor. Pieces from the Cooper Gallery’s permanent collection include a “Soundsuit” from visual and performance artist Nick Cave, “Six by Six” – a painting by mixed-media artist Peter Sacks from his “Aftermath” series, and a “Food Faerie” sculpture by British-Nigerian contemporary artist Yinka ShonibareThe exhibition also includes a special installation of legacy textiles and hats from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum selected by architect David Adjaye. Additional loans come from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Jack Shainman Gallery.

“Together these works weave a narrative about social legacies that African and African American artists express and critique with evolving strategies.” Grant says. “Some of the pieces work as critical social metaphors; they all inspire discourse and spin fresh tales.”

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM. More information about THE WOVEN ARC, including public programming events, is available online at http://www.coopergalleryhc.org/.

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African & African-American Art is a free-to-the-public gallery highlighting contemporary art in exhibitions and installations complemented by free public programming.  Part of the acclaimed Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, and housed in a space designed by prominent British architect David Adjaye, the Cooper Gallery showcases diverse cultures, archives and historical traditions. Its programming offers local engagements, workshops, artist talks, academic symposia, and lectures.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

On the Periphery – the Edge of Sight

On the Periphery – the Edge of Sight

Art by Rebecca Rose Greene

A Curated Exhibition By Kerri McGill & Ivor Scott
Opening Thursday, 6-8pm, May 5th 2016

767 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA
May 5 - 29

"When we focus on an object, a path, a goal, we lose our peripheral vision.
It’s a necessary blindness that provides assistance in concentration.

It is the responsibility of the artist, to pay heed, see deeply, and respond thoughtfully with skill. The artist picks through layers of reality and identity with an awareness of how one informs the other. The artwork offers the impetus for deeper understanding of the world we inhabit.

This exhibit displays art that creates a dynamic visual dialogue and a space that fosters expansive thought. It encourages the viewer to re-inform active sight, to see deeply."

Gallery hours after opening are Sat & Sun 12-6pm


Artists


Ktron
Ivor Scott
Dinora Justice
Sasha Parfenova
Ruth Rosner
C.D.Schoto
Tricia Neumyer
Travis Moonschein
Rich Sepulveda
Rebecca Rose Greene
Kerri McGill
Pecan

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