Friday, November 21, 2014

BUST HOLIDAY CRAFTACULAR - Boston 2014

BUST Magazine Announces
First ever Boston Holiday Craftacular!
November 22, 2014
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Browse over 120 handmade, vintage, indie craft, and fancy-food vendors at BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular! Get creative and join in on the exciting craft workshops and demos from some of the most talented New England crafters! DJs will be spinning jams all day to set the groove and put you in the holiday spirit. If you heard rumors about a Cat Cafe, you heard correctly! There will be 8 real cats at the Cat Cafe for you to watch and snuggle! To top it off, you'll have the chance to participate in a FREE raffle for your chance to win fantastic prizes from vendors and sponsors!

PLUS: Who doesn't love swag? The the first 300 shoppers each day snag a free limited-edition tote filled with holiday goodies (and a free copy of BUST)!

Admission is $3; kids 12 and under get in free. A coat and stroller check will be available.

Sponsors for the day include The Boston Globe, Gather Here and Drawn and Quarterly.

The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts is a spectacular, historic building in the South End, opened in 1884. It sits among gorgeous Victorian brownstones and is the perfect place to showcase the very best in handmade and indie craft.



Friday, November 7, 2014

Pre-Vinylite Society Showcard Show, opening Saturday! (Final Show at the LAP gallery!)

Pre-Vinylite Society Showcard Show
Curated by Meredith Kasabian of Best Dressed Signs

LAP is pleased to announce the first ever The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show!
Show-card writing, an offshoot of sign painting, rose to proliferation in the late 19th century, making show cards nearly ubiquitous well into the 20th century, before succumbing almost entirely to advancing technologies in printing and mass reproduction. Ephemeral in nature, show-cards are window signs that are traditionally painted on paper or cardstock and serve to promote retail sales, events, or other temporary opportunities. As a method of advertising, early show-cards played an important role in the way that shops and other businesses presented their wares, helping to bring about a marketing tool that thrives to this day.
The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show aims to shed light on this facet of advertising and sign painting history by featuring the work of sign painters, card-writers, and sign enthusiasts of all skill levels.
For more info please visit http://www.lincolnartsproject.com/info/
 RECEPTION: Saturday, November 8, 7-10 PM 
Show Dates: November 8 - December 20
Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-4 
Event info HERE.
"We also wanted to take this time to announce this will be our final show. It'll be almost 4 years when we wrap things up, and we've had the pleasure of doing 40 shows, working with over 500 artists (those big group shows from the beginning sure add up), 17 curators, and doing 2 (giant) murals outside the gallery. What started as a pop-up show in a temporary space, evolved into something a little more permanent -- we wanted to start a space that would help keep us and our peers here in Boston, and have a place to show art, experiment, and feel encouraged in a city that sometimes seems like it doesn't want anyone to stick around. Thank you for all the support over the past few years, we've got to meet a lot of great people and have found a community of artists worth staying for and being a part of. We're excited to watch the Boston art community continue to evolve and are looking forward to the next project! Thanks!" -Pat Falco
LAP Gallery
289 Moody Street, Waltham MA
http://www.facebook.com/LincolnArtsProject

Parking in rear of building, and on street.

Public Transportation Accessible by:
Commuter Rail (Stops in Porter Sq & North Station)
Buses
70, 70A (Central Sq/Allston/Brighton)
170 (Back Bay, Dudley Sq)
505, 553, 554, 556, 558 (Downtown Boston)

Check MBTA trip planner: http://www.mbta.com/

Massachusetts-based arts organization raising funds to create mobile clay gallery & learning center

Pots On Wheels (POW!) represents the collaboration of one hundred potters to launch a KickStarter online fundraising effort. The fundraiser began Nov. 4 and runs to Dec. 1.11.05.14 Massachusetts — Pots On Wheels (going by its acronym, POW!) is initiating a fundraising campaign through the website KickStarter to purchase a commercial-size van that will enable local ceramic artists to bring the hand-made experience of pottery to under-served communities. The KickStarter campaign is remarkable for the fact that over 100 potters have donated work to help raise support. Individuals who pledge to the POW! KickStarter will have the choice to receive an original work of ceramic art from among hundreds of donated pieces, or other pledge incentives. The POW! KickStarter campaign begins November 4 and runs until December 1. Hayne Bayless, one of the founding artists behind POW!, said,"Having a hundred artists supporting the success of our KickStarter is very exciting. From emerging artists to some who are internationally known, their participation speaks to the spirit of collaboration that is at the heart of our mobile gallery and clay learning project." POW! will use the funds it raises to purchase and modify a commercial-sized van to create a flexible space for collaborative community clay projects. This van will reach under-served neighborhoods and settings where art studio and display space is at a premium or otherwise unavailable. POW! is a collaboration between several Massachusetts-based artists: Hannah Niswonger, Adero Willard, Sam Taylor, Mark Shapiro, Arthur Halvorsen, Kathy King, and Hayne Bayless (of CT) in partnership with area arts institutions including the Society of Arts & Crafts (Boston), the Ceramics Program at Harvard University (Cambridge), and Mudflat Studio (Somerville). "The name 'Pots On Wheels' describes what our program will provide to communities throughout our area, but the name 'POW!' describes the kind of impact that we believe the arts can have in people's lives." said Hannah Niswonger. "In this day and age when the arts are being stripped from schools, we and our partner organizations like the Society of Arts & Crafts see an incredible need to deliver the experience of fine craft. The KickStarter campaign is the first step." KickStarter is an established fund-raising website on which individuals pledge donation amounts to organizations or businesses, each of which has its own page within the KickStarter site. The POW! KickStarter page
( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1405237878/pots-on-wheels )
has more information about the project; photographs of many of the donated works of original art can be found at the POW! website: www.PotsOnWheels.com.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square (Somerville, MA)

(Somerville, MA) The Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square presents 'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road,' a group exhibition sponsored by Atwood's Tavern and Panopticon Imaging, featuring the work of over twenty-five local and regional artists and musicians, and curated by Jenn Harrington and Susan Berstler. The exhibit runs from November 6-22, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6-8 p.m. and a special event - On the Road: Stories - on November 12, 2014, 7-9 p.m.

'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road'
We elevate our heroes. The gods are in the clouds. Superheroes fly. Marbled idols stand on pedestals. And our cameras aim at musicians where they are at their best - on stage. But how do they get there? And, more importantly - with days dedicated to cramped cars, thin wallets, beat-up motels, loneliness - why do they follow that long and winding road from one venue to the next? 'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' is an intimate exhibition of the reflections, adventures, humor, and hardships of musicians on tour.

Artists
Brian Barthelmes, Matt Bauer, Melanie Bernier, Dan Blakeslee, Kelly Burgess, Shane Butler, Laura Cortese, Charles Daniels, Ian Fitzgerald, Joe Fletcher, Ron Gallo, Robin Mae Gawron, Peaches Goodrich, Reid Haithcock, Brett Henrikson, Matt Lorenz, Richard McCaffrey, Caitlin McCann, Natasha Moustache, Marissa Nadler, Ron Pownall, Mike Spencer, Tallahassee, Jonah Tolchin Sky. With video by Big Old Big One (Eran Shaysh and Daniel DP Perry, cofounders); In Your Burn (Brett Davey, producer); Kitchen Sessions (Steve Legare, producer); and Sleepover Shows (Kelly Ribera, Rob Ribera, Aviv Rubinstien, producers).

Opening reception
November 6, 2014, 6-8 p.m.

Special event: On the Road: Stories 7-9
A panel of musicians, moderated by Audrey Ryan, will tell the touring tale, including Laura Cortese, Will Dailey, Brian Webb, and other special guests. A $5–$10 donation to support speakers is appreciated.

Gallery information
Nave Gallery Annex | www.navegallery.org 53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA 02144

'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' exhibit dates: November 6–22, 2014
'I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road' exhibit hours: 6-8 and 2-6 or by appointment

Saturday, October 18, 2014

ARTCRANK Boston 2014


Saturday, October 18 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm | Aeronaut Brewing | 14 Tyler Street | Somerville | FREE Admission

ARTCRANK is coming to Aeronaut Brewing Company with a brand new Poster Party For Bike People on Saturday, October 18!

ARTCRANK's second annual Boston show features handmade, bike-inspired posters created by local artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $50 each.

Join the creators and their friends, ShinolaNeenah Paper and Clif Bar, for an afternoon and evening of bike-inspired posters, local craft beer, and guaranteed good times.

ARTISTS
Aaron Tenbuuren | Alex Carlson | Allison Bamcat | Benjamin K. Shown | Brendan Totten | Chris Piascik | Dave Tschiegg | Doug Harry | Erich Roehre | Gerardo Garduno | Ian Dickens | James Weinberg | Jim Moorehead | Josh LaFayette | Kirk Wallace | Lizzy Dargie | Logan Faerber | Matt Plays | Meredith Miotke | Mikk Olli | Molly Taafe | Richie Stewart | Rob Larsen | Sarah Gay O’Neill & Chris O’Neill | Sophie Greenspan | Timothy Palmer | Union Press | Wilding Davis & Company


Find out more at:
http://artcrank.com/boston


Evil Ugly Monster Show at the UGLYgallery



October 9 – November 1, 2014
Artists reception: Saturday, October 25, 2014

AHA Night! Get here or the internet will beat you to it!!!!

UGLYgallery is proud to present the Evil, UGLY, Monster Show featuring work curated by MCA of Evil Design and Matt Walker of Monster Kolor from over 40 local, national, and international low brow and designer toy artists.

Toys are not just child’s play. The collector designer toy market has been steadily growing since the late 90’s, and our guest curators MCA and Monster Kolor have been there every step of the way. MCA’s roots run deep in the urban contemporary art game. Over the past 20 years, he has produced toys, tees, prints, and stickers, lots and lots of stickers! His evil ape and qee zilla, produced by Hong Kong designer toy company Toy2R, are great examples of the evolution of his work as an illustrator. The development of the sketch that then became a sticker on a street corner, that then inspired the design of a vinyl toy has taken him around the world and back again. His career thus far has quietly been published in numerous books, landed him on stage teaching thousands, and in shows around the world representing his vinyl toys, stickers, and illustrations. Matt Walker of Monster Kolor has turned hobby and passion into an industry leading paint company. Combining his love for pin striping and custom painting, Monster Kolor, has developed a superior quality paint that has taken the vinyl toy industry by storm. Now represented in multiple countries and all over the US, Monster Kolor has brought his industry and creativity to a new level. 
These two have put together a spectacular cast of artists whose works reflect the designer toy industry’s development. From three dimensional vinyl and wooden toys, to wall art, fiber art, photography and works on paper, this show encapsulates all the facets of the vinyl toy movement. With over 40 artists in the show, there is sure to be something here for everyone.
Please Join the UGLYgallery in celebrating the Evil, UGLY, Monster show. We will be hosting a preview show on October 4 from 6-9, and an artists reception on October 25th from 6-10. This exhibit will be on display until November 1st. Monster Kolor will also be hosting a pin striping workshop on October 25th from 3-5 as well. 
For more information, contact:
UGLYgallery
246 Union St., NBMA 02740
Tele: 508.971.4936
info@UGLYgallery.com

Dorchester Open Studios 2014



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Film Screening of History Zero + Conversation with Stefanos Tsivopoulos

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) welcomes Stefanos Tsivopoulos for a free screening of his film, History Zero and conversation with SMFA faculty members Jane Gillooly and Tina Wasserman.

History Zero, which represented Greece at the 2013 Venice Biennial, depicts three human experiences relating to notions about value systems, exploring the role of currency in the formation of relationships and political and social elements relating to the ownership of money.

Thursday, October 9, 7:30 pm
History Zero Screening + Conversation with Stefanos Tsivopoulos
Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium, SMFA  Free admission

Hosted in conjunction with SMFA's fall exhibition, “Reverb: New Art from Greece.” Visit smfa.edu/reverb for details.




Water Stories: Conversations in Paint and Sound at the Museum of Science Boston

"Water — our most precious resource. Easy to take for granted, but without it, there can be no life. Industrial practices, human behaviors, and climate change have caused us to face unquestionable challenges regarding the future of our water supply. Through paint and sound, artist Anne Neely, in collaboration with sound artist Halsey Burgund, focuses our attention on alarming stories unfolding today. Neely invites inquiry into water's unifying role in our world and the many ways humans affect it."  Learn more about artist Anne Neely.

Neely and Islam will visit the Museum of Science on Wednesday, October 1st to discuss Neely’s making of Water Stories: Conversations in Paint and Sound exhibit and Islam’s insights into the water-related issues that affect our lives. Immediately following the program attendees are welcome to tour the gallery and experience the exhibit which includes audioscapes designed by sound artist Halsey Burgund.

The October 1st program, which runs from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monster Party 2014 at the Boston Children's Museum

Opening Party: October 3, 2014
Monstrous Family Fun at Boston Children’s Museum
Monster Party will unleash your inner party-monster!
Join us for Monster Party with a full on monster-themed installation that includes an interactive mural by Evoker and Tim Sullivan; smelly monster sculptures by The !ND!V!DUALS; a monster safari by MadKnits, Tofu Squirrel, Jess George, Venus Jaw, and Ben Bishop; a sensory box by Fish McGill; monster bean bag toss by Evoker; and a monster animation by Peter Reynolds and FableVision.
For full-on Monster Party Mayhem head over to our neighborhood Flour Bakery/Fort Point for some scarily delicious monster treats!
Boston Children’s Museum is open Friday nights till 9pm with $1 admission per person after 5pm
Monster Party will be on display after the October 3 opening until mid-December.
(Here's a sneak peek at the Baticorn, a collaboration plush by MadKnits and Tofu Squirrel, 
one of the many monsters you can look for in the museum.)
Brought to you by:



Architectura Articulation


Aura/Ground: Photographs by Sarah Pollman


Aura/Ground: Photographs by Sarah Pollman
On View September 7 - November 9, 2014
Artist talks: September 24, 12:30 and October 19, 3pm

My first solo museum show is on view at Danforth Art Museum and School through November 9. Please join me for one of my artists talks on September 24 and October 19.

This show combines images from my series Figure and Ground and Father and Mother. More information about the show can be found on the Museum's website: 
http://www.danforthart.org/sarahpollman.html

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Joo Lee Kang: Troubled Paradise and Peri Schwartz: Composing Paintings

Joo Lee Kang     Still Life with Insects #7    2014   ballpoint pen on paper  22x15"

JOO LEE KANG
Troubled Paradise

PERI SCHWARTZ
Composing Paintings

September 2 - October 4, 2014 at Gallery NAGA 

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 
10 am - 5 pm 

Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116

Reverb: New Art from Greece

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston present eleven emerging and mid-career Greek artists who illustrate how artists are interpreting and responding to the reverberations of social, political, and economic conditions during a crucial time in Greece’s history.

Featuring: Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, Dimitris Papoutsakis, Eftihis Patsourakis, Nana Sachini, Yorgos Sapountzis, Vangelis Vlahos, Paky Vlassopoulou, and Myrto Xanthopoulou

Opening Reception | September 9, 5–7 pm

For All the Reasons in the World, performance by Eirene Efstathiou | September 10, 12–12:30 pm
(Corner of Massachusetts Avenue + Newbury Street, Boston)

Curatorial presentation and tour with Eirene Efstathiou + Evita Tsokanta | September 11, 12:30–2 pm

More details at smfa.edu/reverb.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Art Walk in the Park was Wondrous! Organized and Curated by Elizabeth Siegel, Photos by Merina Zeller

Lex McDermott and Halley Jaye Facciolo

 Courtney White

Hamiltoons Caricatures 

Mikey Holland of Mean Creek performing a solo acoustic set

 The !ND!V!DUALS Photo Booth

 Live Statue from TEN31 Productions

 Pendulum Painting

A Happy Artist!

 Mr Never With the !ND!V!DUALS Sculpture

 Destiny Palmer

 Steph Love

 Meg Walker

 Muideen Ogunmola

 Gillian Barnes, Mariessa D, Amanda Atkins, Christina Siravo

 Paul Sentz performing live music!

 Chelsea Arruda

 Eyeformation

Phillip Michaels, Tofu Squirrel, and Colin Driesch

Zombie Romance and Friends

See more photos at: https://www.facebook.com/ArtWalkinthePark

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Art Walk in the Park!


Art Walk In The Park
On Sunday August 24th, 2014, the University Park Common will transform into a family friendly Art Walk in the Park 
from 11 AM to 5 PM.

The Art Walk in the Park will showcase 60 New England based professional artists with works ranging from fine art, photography, sculpture, and illustration. Guests are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks, draw with the professional artists, and partake in a variety of fun community activities. Some of the activities include Sidewalk Chalk Art, a Children’s Coloring table, Brian Butler’s Ice Cream People (a drawing project), and a photo booth with !ND!V!DUALS sculptures! To top it off, there will be food vendors and live music!

This event is free and open to the public.

The Art Walk in the Park is sponsored by MIT, Harvard, and the Paint Pens Collective.

Listing Information
What: Art Walk In The Park
Where:   University Park Common @ MIT ; 38 Sydney Street, Cambridge, MA   
Hours: 11 AM to 5 PM
Note: Bring your sketchbook!
Artists: Adam J. O’Day, Adam McElreath, Alex Carlson, Amanda Atkins, Andrew MacLean, Anna Cassell, Bamcat, Ben Bishop, Bob Flynn, Brenton Barnes, Cat Craig, Caitie Moore, Chelsea Arruda, Chris Cavallero, Christina Siravo, Courtney White, David LeBlanc, D. Gould, Darren Goldman, Dennis Burke, Destiny Palmer, Dimitri Dubuisson, Erin Shaw, Eyeformation, Fish McGill, Hamiltoons Caricatures, Iansanity, !nd!v!dua!s Collective, Jason Casey, Jason Wallace Studio, Jennifer Lewis, Jessica Silva, Jillian Pulford, John Cardinal, Jonathan Reincke, Lex McDermott, Mariessa DeVincintis, MCA, Meg Walker, Meghann Brideau, Michael Crockett, Mister Never, Nick Nazzaro, Patt Kelley, RedHotBox Studios, Richie Montgomery, Rifrakt Collective, Rob Burns, Sean McCabe, Sherwin Long, Silver Oris, Steph Love, Tofu Squirrel, Walter Sickert, Zombie Romance, and more!

Organized by Elizabeth Siegel
Visit: 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

National Poster Retrospecticus RETURNS TO BOSTON

When: August 1st, 2014 at 6PM
Where: BU Art Gallery, Boston, MA
National Poster Retrospecticus RETURNS TO BOSTON
National tour brings over 300 gig-posters across the US
Boston, MA—A massive collection of hand-printed gig-posters is coming
home to Boston! The National Poster Retrospecticus showcases over 100 of
the most prominent poster designers in the country. The show includes heavy
hitters like Aaron Draplin, Daniel Danger and Aesthetic Apparatus. Posters
for bands like Modest Mouse, Phish, Wilco and hundreds of others will be on
display for the public, free of charge.
“We’ve loaded up the van with a backstock of thousands of posters. We’ve
been making overnight drives to each city and setting up the shows for onenight-
only.” says John Boilard, producer of the tour. “We hope to make this another
season of adventure, hard work and fun. Highlights of Summer include
a show at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and our home turf here
at Boston University. The Boston show is special for a number or reasons. It
will potentially serve as one of our last events in the North East for a few years
as we set our sights West.” After months of meticulous planning and curation
this national tour hits the road on August 1st and visits four cities.
About the National Poster Retrospecticus
The National Poster Retrospecticus is a traveling show of more than 300
hand-printed event posters from over 100 of the most prominent poster designers
in the USA. With roots that go back to 2006, our mission is to celebrate
posters and the made-by-hand aesthetic. We want to help spread that enthusiasm
around the world. The National Poster Retrospecticus is produced and
curated by John Boilard.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SIGN PAINTERS - A New Documentary Featuring Keith Knecht, Bob Dewhurst, Colossal Media and Boston's Josh Luke

SIGN PAINTERS is a new documentary showcasing the past, present and future of the hand painted sign in the USA. It’s an amazing film directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon and now available at www.signpaintersfilm.com or iTunes. The film features legends such as Keith Knecht and Bob Dewhurst to local contemporaries like Josh Luke in Boston or Colossal Media in NYC. Visit: http://www.signpaintersfilm.com

CALAMITY NO.6 - A Dance, Comedy, Visual Art, and Music Event at the Democracy Center

v i s u a l . a r t i s t s
-nicole beauchaine
-katelyn beaudoin
-brandi diaz
-jacqui digenio
-dorothy louisos
-danette konkoly
-shannon reynolds
-melissa riling

-$10 at the door
-SAVE $4 if you bring a snack to share
-Saturday 6/28/14
-8pm
-democracy center in harvard square

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