Thursday, April 28, 2016

South End Open Market at INK BLOCK

Who doesn’t LOVE Sunday Funday complete with Boston's favorite food trucks like The Bacon Truck , Roxys Grilled Cheese topped off with some delicious Union Square Donuts? Find it all and more at this years South End Open Market in a NEW Location at Ink Block . New England's largest bizarre kicks off this Sunday, May 1st!
·       The South End Open Market @ Ink Block’s 2016 season runs Sundays from May 1st to October 30th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
·       The Market is located at 375 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End – this is the lot on Traveler Street between Harrison Avenue and Washington Street.
·       Traveler Street will be closed between Harrison Avenue and Washington Street on Sundays in order to accommodate the Market and make for a more enjoyable experience for visitors.
·       The South End Open Market @ Ink Block is easily accessible via the Red, Orange and Silver MBTA lines.
The best resources for real time information about The Market are the market’s website and various social channels:
·       Twitter: @seopenmarket
·       Instagram: @southendopenmarket

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Tufts University celebrate the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts students with a large-scale exhibition in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts May 17–20, 2016. Working in a range of media and methods, 59 SMFA MFA students will showcase their thesis projects in film, video, painting, performance, sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and more. Admission to the exhibition and related events is free.

The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA

Public reception + Performances | May 20, 7:30–10 pm
Hours | May 17–1911 am–7 pm; May 20, 11 am–5 pm

Related Events
MFA Graduate Thesis Screening | May 4, 5:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A diverse and dynamic meeting ground of moving image art from select 2016 graduating Master of Fine Arts students featuring Tamara Al-Mashouk, Kat Bossi, Kaeley Boyle, Soyoon Cha, Furen Dai, Artie Mejia, Maryam Safajoo, The Safarani Sisters, Caleb Smith, Gabriel Sosa, and Yang Yang. Admission to the screening is free, but visitors must obtain a free ticket from an MFA kiosk or ticket desk.

“Graduating Students +Award Recipients” | April 28–May 21, 2016
Grossman Gallery, SMFA
Includes Robert Solomon’s MFA thesis exhibition.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Animating Great TV Commercials - The Olive Jar Panel at the Armory

Animators and Artists, we have a great one this month!
At risk of sounding like a listicle website…do you remember the 80s and 90s? When television was full of insane commercials and slightly-unsettling interstitials featuring squishy, oddball characters? We'll help you remember at this awesome event at the Armory! Between 1984 and 2001, Olive Jar Animation created stop-motion, cartoon, and mixed-media work for dozens of commercials and branding campaigns, including many you saw on MTV and Nickelodeon. This panel includes influential creators, Mark Frizzell, Bryan Papciak, Sarah Goodman, Gabriel Polonsky, and Miriam Tendler, telling us what it was like to be a part of that late-20th-century era of animation experimentation. This is an exclusive opportunity to relive some of Boston’s animation history that you won’t want to miss!

AniMAtic Boston also provides a great chance to meet other talented members of the Boston animation community, chat about what’s going on in the industry, what you’re inspired by, and anything else on your mind.

April 19th, Doors open at 7pm, Talk starts at 7:30pm

Event is open to all, with a suggested donation of $5. Beer and wine will be available, and there’s a cafe right downstairs if you want to grab a meal and bring it up.

Believe it or not, there’s parking too! A free parking lot located behind the Armory.

Monday, April 11, 2016

TRACKSMITH UNVEILS 2016 BOSTON MARATHON RUNNER’S LOUNGE & SHOWROOM, FEATURING NEW SPRING COLLECTION & BOBBI GIBB ART GALLERY

TRACKSMITH UNVEILS 2016 BOSTON MARATHON RUNNER’S LOUNGE & SHOWROOM, FEATURING NEW SPRING COLLECTION & BOBBI GIBB ART GALLERY
In honor of the 120th Boston Marathon, performance running brand Tracksmith will open a Runner’s Lounge and Showroom on the race course at 899 Boylston Street. Offering the best in style and culture for the competitive runner, the Runner’s Lounge and Showroom will showcase the brand’s latest spring collection and feature an art gallery of work by Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb, who in 1966 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. The gallery will be the first public display of Gibb’s art and will explore the story of her historic 1966 run.  

The brand’s Runner’s Lounge and Showroom is part of Jamestown’s Run Boston Shop Boston project aiming to give the international running community a taste of Boston area athletic wear brands. Opening Wednesday, April 6th, the showroom will feature:

Tracksmith Running Apparel

From the brand’s Van Cortlandt singlets and Harrier tees, to new releases like the Magnolia and Waban shorts, Tracksmith’s latest spring collection will be available for runners to browse and purchase. Alongside new spring apparel, qualified runners will be able to collect and register for their exclusive Boston Qualifier singlet. In addition, Tracksmith will host “Tee shirt and Beer” events throughout the month of April, where runners can select from exclusive graphics and have their Grayboy tees and tanks live silk-screened on site while sipping a brew in the racer’s lounge.

Tracksmith aims to honor and steward the history and culture of competitive running. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of her race, Tracksmith has designed the Bobbi, a women’s training short inspired by the pair Gibb wore in 1966, reimagined through a 21st-century performance lens. The shorts will be available for purchase online and in the showroom. Along with the Bobbi shorts, the brand has crafted an anniversary-edition reprint of Gibb’s 2008 book To Boston with Love, which will be available for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project, Gibb’s campaign to create and place a life-size sculpture of a female runner on the Boston course.

Race Exhibits
In the years following her marathon performances, Gibb has honed her skills as an artist and sculptor - notably sculpting three bronze statuettes awarded to the first three finishers at the women’s U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in 1984. In celebration of Gibb’s 1966 race and her creativity as an artist, Tracksmith worked closely with Gibb to curate the first-ever public exhibition of her paintings and sculptures. Through the gallery, which will tell the story of her 1966 race alongside her work, runners can draw inspiration for their own races -  Boston or otherwise.

Race Culture Events
Throughout April and in the lead up to the Marathon, Tracksmith will host events celebrating the race and its competitors. From book signings to race challenges and group runs, Tracksmith’s runner’s lounge and showroom will serve as a home base for runners looking to indulge in the Marathon’s history, icons and culture. This will include a release party for the fourth issue of METER magazine, a print quarterly that explores the modern competitive running lifestyle and book signing for  author Jen A. Miller’s memoir, Running: A Love Story.  For more information on events and programming - visit the runner’s lounge and showroom at 899 Boylston Street or follow the brand on Twitter (@Trackmsith), Facebook.com/TracksmithRunning and Instagram (@TracksmithRunning).

About Tracksmith
Tracksmith crafts performance apparel, inspiring publications and distinct experiences so that runners can indulge in the sport’s rich culture. Everything we create is intended to inspire and satisfy the competitive runner. Headquartered at the halfway point of the Boston Marathon, we were founded on the belief that the richest rewards in running are only found through racing.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

ART IS MY LIFE - DOCU-SERIES DIRECTED BY BOSTON FILMMAKER FARAD ROBERSON

"Art Is My Life" is an exclusive new docu-series directed by Boston Filmmaker Farad Roberson. The series features some of the most interesting and talented artists from the Boston Area. The most recent episodes introduce artists Brian Hart, Julia Csekö and Allan Dygon as they tell their stories of how they became an artist and what inspires their unique style. (See links below to watch an episode!)


Links to Docu-series: 

Episode 2 (pt1):  https://vimeo.com/136878653
Episode 2 (pt2):  https://vimeo.com/137439739

Thursday, February 18, 2016

CUBA DIVERSIDAD - A Photographic Journey

The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery at Bunker Hill Community College presents:
CUBA
DIVERSIDAD
A Photographic Journey

Featuring:
Gloretta Baynes, Lou Jones and Don West

with guest photographers:
Jonathan Hansen, Linda Hirsch, John Kennard, Arthur Newberg, Barbara Trachtenberg and Peg Tuitt

February 15 through April 4, 2016

Artists Reception 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 • 6 p.m.

Gallery Talk 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 • 1 p.m. 

CUBA : An Evening of Words and Music (Readers Sought on a theme of CUBA)
Thursday, March 3, 2016 • 6 p.m. 

The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery at Bunker Hill Community College is free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: M/W/F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; T/Th 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
250 New Rutherford Ave., Boston, MA  02129-2925

Friday, January 29, 2016

Grab a Fellow Artist and Collaborate!

Arts at the Amory are taking submissions for their exciting "Collaborative Sketch Show"! This show will be a great experience for artists of all ages to share their skills with other artists and exhibit their work. The deadline for submission is February 10th and the exhibit will run through the month of March in the Armory Cafe.
This exhibit is unique because it will focus on the collaborative aspect of the art work, so artists who plan on participating in this show must find a partner to work with. Submission guidelines and information about the exhibit can be found on  website http://artsatthearmory.org/exhibit/

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LIGHT.MATTER.ENERGY - Sculpture and Paintings by Marjorie Kaye

LIGHT.MATTER.ENERGY
Sculpture and Paintings by Marjorie Kaye

January 25-February 25, 2016
Artist's Reception:  February 4, 6-8pm

HARBOR GALLERY
University of Massachusetts, Boston

The spacious exhibition rooms at Harbor Gallery at the University of Massachusetts in Boston will be hosting the work of Marjorie Kaye, who will be showing sculpture, both wall relief and free standing, as well as gouache paintings.
Her work utilizes classical structure as a vehicle for blatant expression. The work is boldly color saturated and organic. Forms point upward or sideways from a centrifugal base, hunting and seeking. Observation of the work stands on the edge of a physical experience. Passion and complexity of expression emerge within the form.
The sculptures consist of individual forms cut from plywood, nailed and layered with wood glue. Some of the pieces are painted with gouache and sealed with acrylic medium. Others are made to be either interior or exterior pieces harmoniously settled within the environment, painted with exterior house paint. Whether free-standing or wall mounted, the pieces are built out from a mass or a singular point. Many are layered in a circular formation, forming cone-like attached entities. The small gouache paintings are deconstructed form, patterns being blown apart to reveal the motion within.  Rhythm comes from the sum of its parts, rather than an attempt to organize them. Ms. Kaye observes that within the etheric universe lies the mechanics of duality, vibrating between the laws of intention and those of magnetism. She perceives drifting pockets of chance, coming together in an ocean of predetermination all around her. Her work casts shadows and questions within these planes of energy.

HARBOR GALLERY
University of Massachusetts, Boston
1st floor - McCormack Hall
100 Morrissey Boulevard,
Boston, MA   02125

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

On Exactitude in Science - Featuring Four International Artists at the SMFA

January 28–March 6, 2016, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), will present “On Exactitude in Science,” an exhibition featuring four international artists—Jennifer Bornstein, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Jumana Manna, Elizabeth McAlpine—who address questions of representation through tactile approaches to material surfaces in image and object making. Guest curated by Dina Deitsch.

Opening Reception | January 28, 5–7 pm
Visiting Artist Lecture with Jennifer Bornstein | February 2, 6:30 pm
Breakfast and Tour with Guest Curator Dina Deitsch | February 9, 8:30–10 am
Bi-weekly Re-Reading Group: “On Exactitude in Science” | Starting February 9, 5:30 pm
Artist Talk with Aslı Çavuşoğlu | March 3, 12:30 pm
Performance by Aslı Çavuşoğlu: Words Dash Against the Façade | March 5, 1 pm

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Etsy Artists of Boston Winter Bazaar 2015!

Stop by and check out a spectacular assortment of handmade items by local Boston artists and crafters! From intricate jewelry and pet portraits to dino planters, you'll be able to find the most unique gifts for everyone! Not to mention, there will also be beautiful soaps and body products for mom and grandma, and tasty artisanal foods for dad and grandpa! ;)
When: December 19 - December 20, 10am - 6pm
Where: 485 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Harvard Ceramics Holiday Show and Sale - Featuring Functional Dinnerware and Sculptural Masterpieces

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard presents its annual Holidiay Show and Sale December 10–13 in its state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA.

More than seventy artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work for sale. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.

Free cups made by each exhibiting artist will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the festive opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 10, 4-8 PM.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible.
Sneak peek pics!
Alice Abrams

Justin Goedde

Lansing Wagner

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for all of the Boston artists who inspire us every day!
Pies by Megan Smith: http://themegansmith.com

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The SMFA Art Sale Is Back!

The SMFA Art Sale returns November 19–22, 2015, showcasing an impressive range of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA) emerging and established artists—from students and alumni to faculty and affiliated artists. An eclectic mix of artworks will adorn the first floor of SMFA, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, and digital videos, alongside a pop-up jewelry shop and the popular bins of unframed works.
                                        
As the School’s largest fundraiser, the Sale is a unique opportunity to support artists before they make their mark in the world at-large. All works, which rotate daily, are priced by individual artists and sales are split 50/50 between the artists and the School. SMFA’s portion directly contributes to scholarships and resources essential to fostering a creative environment for SMFA students. Admission is free.

SMFA Art Sale
November 19–2110 am–8 pm + November 22, 10 am–5 pm
November 19 5–8 pm | Opening Reception

FEATURING:
 Jim Dow

 Graham Yeager

Dara Cheek

For more information, visit smfa.edu/artsale


Saturday, November 7, 2015

changes // △ // metamorphosis

millennial shaman gregor spamsa presents with Industry Lab
an interactive art exhibition + i-ching readings for a public in flux:
changes // △ // metamorphosis
note: everything is subject to change
The show will be up for a limited time only from Saturday, November 7th through Saturday, November 21st.
Opening Night: Reception, Performances & I Ching Readings
7pm-midnight at Industry Lab | 288 Norfolk St. Cambridge, MA 02144
Performances from 8:30-9:30pm by Erik P. Kraft, Ricky Orng, Jackie Wang, Anthony Fischer & Gregor Spamsa
Refreshments will be served to the public
Information on workshops, gallery hours, screenings, artist talks & i ching readings are available on the site (http://www.changes.space/) and are subject to change.
Industry Lab and gregor spamsa are delighted to present changes // △ // metamorphosis, a group exhibition and divination series on the theme of change inspired by the I Ching, which is commonly known as the Book of Changes, or simply, the Changes. The exhibit is curated by gregor spamsa, a millennial shaman and multidisciplinary artist based in Cambridge, MA. The exhibit is the final part of spamsa's artist residency with the Cambridge-based Industry Lab and will be hosted in the Industry Lab event space from November 7th-21st.
changes // △ // metamorphosis and Consulting the I Ching
For thousands of years, people have consulted the oracular prowess of the Changes to make difficult decisions, from the quotidian to matters of war. The book and its contents have functioned as both a divination manual and a philosophical text addressing the constancy of change and the eternal concerns of timing and timeliness. It continues to serve as a guide for making sense in an uncertain world and confronting inner tumult and external chaos with wisdom. Gregor Spamsa and the artists in the show invite you to consider change in its mysterious and manifold forms.
Featuring over 20 artists from the Greater Boston area and beyond, the exhibit explores the experience, process, and comprehensibility of change expressed through a variety of mediums including video, performance, multimedia sculpture, projection, animation, interactive olfactory painting, digital works, sentient jellyfish, collaborative drawings, print-making, ceramics, i ching readings, screenings, workshops, and artist talks. Topics range from enacting inner turmoil, acts of change, attempts for social change, experiences that radicalize, mining, alternate narratives of history, bodily movement, narratives of the family, divination, a fear of change, noticing change, objects that change, and more.
Building on the theme of metamorphosis, the exhibit will be translated into a digital format on the web at the site www.changes.space. After the show's opening on November 7th, the site will be updated with digital representations of the pieces in the show as well as timely content on the show's artists and artistic practice. Visit soon and visit again.
Featuring an evolving cast of artists, presenters, and shape-shifters
Unlike most traditional gallery shows, changes // △ // metamorphosis embraces uncertainty and a looseness to bringing together makers of art to create an atmosphere that makes change possible. While curating the show, spamsa specifically sought artists who were interested in moving their practice in a new direction, revamping previous work, trying something completely new, or grappling with deeply personal states of uncertainty and change. This population includes individuals who normally would not consider themselves artists or have never exhibited in a gallery space. With this in mind, the show remains open to plans changing, artists changing their minds, and the scope of the show transforming into something unexpected. We are thrilled to be opening up this experience to audiences soon to explore change and to magnify it in the space.
As of November 5th, 2015, the following artists and makers are presenting work or performances for the show:
Jackie Wang, Ricardo de Lima, Erik P. Kraft, Emily Garfield, Ryan Kuo, Catherine Siller, Kevin Frances, Colin McSwiggen, Julian Arni, Amy Collier, My Ngoc To, Ricky Orng, Ellie Kitsch, Helen Miller, Dr. Peter Davis & Dr. Paul VanKoughnett, Amy Wang, Charles Talbot, Anthony Fischer, Katya Popova, Elizabeth Watkins, Nadege R-R, GAIA IT (Noah Kelley, Emily Royall & Julia Litman-Cleper), Hongye Wu, Sami Giarratani, Trevor Wallace, Susan Shian, Alahna Watson, Gregor Spamsa, and more.
Presenters include prison abolitionist, queer poet, and artist Jackie Wang; visual artist, technologist, dj, and 2015 James and Audrey Foster Prize recipient Ricardo de Lima; academic and interrogator of commercial instruments for the production of media Elizabeth Watkins; artist, writer, dj, and former Kill Screen editor Ryan Kuo; performance artist and technologist Catherine Siller; artist, ceramicist, and print-maker Kevin Frances; mapmaker and digital artist Emily Garfield, award-winning children's book author and illustrator Erik P. Kraft; and GAIA Information Technology (GAIA IT), a cyberfeminist tech and art collective. Presenters come from a wide variety of cultural, academic, artistic, and professional backgrounds and are drawn together by the curiosity for letting things be different.
gregor spamsa (글해골 스팸사) is a millennial shaman and existential creepy crawly to guide us through the times we’re living in and to help define what the times are. They seek to make sense of the world while exorcising oppressive forces from it by making art and creating moments in space and time for creative interaction. gregor spamsa co-directs EMW Bookstore's Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics, a monthly gathering to foster thoughtful discussions on what technology is and how to participate mindfully in tech culture.
Industry Lab is an artful coworking space in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are a curated community of artists, entrepreneurs and inventors who gather in mutual support to work, play and learn in a lovely brick building with wood floors and lots of windows. Industry Lab hosts a seasonal Artist-in-Residence program for local makers of all kinds.

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