Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Leica Gallery Boston Showcases “A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W” from Photographer Eileen McCarney Muldoon

Leica Gallery Boston Showcases “A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W” from Photographer Eileen McCarney Muldoon
Compelling Exhibit Offers Inside Look at Life in Havana, Cuba

December 19, 2016 – Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present “A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W,” an exhibit from fine arts photographer Eileen McCarney Muldoon highlighting daily life in the city of Havana, Cuba. The collection will debut on January 5, 2016 with an opening reception from 6-9pm, and be available for public viewing from January 5 – March 5, 2016.

26.5N, 77.8W denotes the latitude and longitude of Cuba, setting the location for the collection. These photos are the result of McCarney Muldoon’s experiences traveling within Cuba for the past five years, co-teaching photography workshops to fellow enthusiasts on the island. Through these personal encounters, she has captured the homes, lives, and fervent hospitality of the Cuban people and their culture.  Her passion shines through in her honest and revealing photographs. 
This exhibit is McCarney Muldoon’s first at Leica Gallery Boston.  Living and working in Jamestown, RI, her photographic style has been described as painterly, but she prefers to attribute it to her vision of the world, expressed through the photographic expression.

McCarney Muldoon’s work has also been exhibited at Newport Art Museum, The Providence Art Club, Mystic Arts Center and numerous galleries throughout New England and New York. Most recently, she was accepted to the Fine Art & Documentary Photography Show in Berlin for Women Photographers 2016.

“A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W” will be showing from January 5 through March 5 at Leica Gallery Boston, with an opening reception and meet-and-greet on January 6 from 6-9p.m. For more information, visit www.leicagalleryboston.com.


About The Leica Gallery Boston
Opened in 2016, The Leica Gallery Boston strives to bring world-class art to the residents and visitors of Boston, following Leica’s long tradition of excellence and commitment to quality in cameras, lenses, and photojournalism.  By curating exhibits from world-famous photographers and hosting special engagements with featured artists, as well as offering the immensely popular Leica Akademie workshops for one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences, Leica Gallery Boston provides unique and eye-opening programming to further this mission. The Leica Gallery Boston is located at 74 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116, within the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. For more information, visit www.leicagalleryboston.com

About Leica Camera
Passion for creating perfect pictures. Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, design and experience. It is a beautiful collision of art and engineering, and the future of form and functionality. Leica Camera is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the supreme quality and performance of cameras and lenses, and the iconic images that artists and photojournalists everywhere captured with them. For more information about Leica visit www.leicacamerausa.com, or follow the brand onFacebookInstagram and Twitter.

INVISIBLE/FRACTURES - The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse

Invisible Fractures: The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse Photographs by Rachel Tine on exhibit at the Piano Craft Gallery
February 3 – 26, 2017

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Invisible Fractures: The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse, a series of digital photograph paired with audio depicting the emotional toll suffered by victims of emotional abuse, will be on display from February 3 - 26, 2017, at the Piano Craft Gallery with an opening reception on Friday, February 3rd from 7 – 10 p.m.

For this series, Tine invited survivors of emotional abuse to conceptualize visual depictions of how the abuse made them feel, in addition to creating audio recordings describing some of the abuse in detail and explaining how the abuse impacted the victims and how they were finally able to leave their abusers (in the cases where the abuse is not ongoing). “I am intimately aware of how someone can allow themselves to stay in an abusive relationship, and yet it happens every day, all over the world; this is a rarely discussed yet hyper-prevalent, severely damaging issue that deserves immediate attention” says Tine.

Because emotional abuse has been shown too often to be even more damaging longterm than other kinds of abuse, and because the absence of physical scars causes many victims to discredit their own realities, Tine has created this photographic project to empower and give closure to victims of severe emotional abuse, to offer hope and help to people currently in emotionally abusive relationships, to raise awareness about emotional abuse, and to raise money to assist victims of emotional abuse. As part of the exhibition, partner and sponsor Casa Myrna, a Boston-based domestic violence shelter founded by a female artist/abuse victim, will provide information on how to access resources dedicated to helping emotional abuse victims. Invisible Fractures: The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse is sponsored by Casa Myrna, Emma’s Pizza, Lord Hobo, Batam Cider, Hojoko, Around the Corner Framing, Sofra, and Nations Photo Lab.

Gallery hours are: Fridays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment. The Piano Craft Gallery, a historic Boston landmark at 793 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts, is dedicated to offering thought-provoking and engaging exhibitions. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibition and the Piano Craft Gallery, visit www.pianocraftgallery.org or www.facebook.com/gallerypf and racheltinephotography.com. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

13th Annual SoWa Holiday Market

13th Annual SoWa Holiday Market, Boston’s
​ ​
​Original
​ Handmade Holiday Spectacular, Returns to the South End this Weekend (Dec 10-11)​


​What: ​
The SoWa Holiday Market, Boston’s 
original 
handmade
 holiday 
​market
, is back for it’s 13
th season this weekend
​ (12/10 & 12/11)​
 and will be held at 
​​
​​
 
historic 
Benjamin Franklin Institute
​ in Boston's South End neighborhood. 
The annual 
​indie ​
holiday bizarre features the very best of New England’s independent designers, artists and crafters. From the fashionably chic to the traditional gift giver, shoppers are sure to find an original 
​and locally made ​
gift for everyone on their list. Expect to discover an exceptional array of homespun, holiday goods
​ and specialty food items​
, including: handbags, jewelry, scarves, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothing, ornaments, artisan chocolates, paintings, pottery, 
​handmade pet products ​
and more
​. ​

Over 90 vendors fill the 
​lobby of the ​
historic
​ ​
Benjamin Franklin Institute, just as eager holiday shoppers line the block outside, waiting to get in. Admission to this 
​annual
 
​holiday 
​shopping tradition 
is $5, children under 12 free.

 Who:
​​The 
SoWa Holiday Market
​, p​
resented by New England Open Markets
​,​
​ ​is appropriate for customers and shoppers of all ages

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11AM-6PM & Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11AM-5PM
Where: Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116. 
​Customers
 are encouraged to use public transportation as parking is limited. SoWa Holiday Market is accessible via orange and silver MBTA lines. 

​Digital & Social Info: 
 

​About New England Open Markets: ​
In the energizing era of entrepreneurship, New England Open Markets serves over 400 small businesses each weekend, providing them with a venue for their talents and wares, and for the public, a unique shopping experience. Buyers meet the makers, the growers, the chefs, and learn a bit about the goods they are purchasing, where they originated, and how they were created. The vendors themselves, from all over New England and beyond, enjoy a supportive community of like-minded craftspeople, artisans and designers. The authenticity that can be found in the handmade and the independent give a refreshing choice to those in search of the individual. The mission of New England Open Markets is to support that movement. Please visit www.newenglandopenmarkets.com, or www.sowaholidaymarket.net or follow @neopenmarkets on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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.

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