Tuesday, March 17, 2015

5th Annual JP Rocks and Rolls Record and Art Fair

Looking for the perfect affordable gift? The 5th Annual JP Rocks and Rolls artisan fair is right around the corner! From local artwork and custom clothing to an array of records on sale, the variety of products runs the gamut. Support local artists and businesses, and pick out something special!
Spontaneous Celebrations 
April 19th 2015 11-3pm
2 floors!
Raffle prizes!
at Spontaneous Celebrations
45 danforth st
jamaica plain, ma 02130
vendors and sponsors feel free to sign up
jprocksandrolls@aol.com
free all ages!
 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bite: Food as Art - Closing Reception and Food Drive at Nave Gallery


Photo credit: Welcome to a Decadent World, Mara Trachtenberg

Like art, food is a visual, sensory and social experience. Flavors and textures, aromas and taste are all elements that can be explored through artwork. Culture, memories and health are just some themes that can be viewed through the lens of food. Bite is an exploration of art made with food, art about food and/or food about art.

CLOSING RECEPTION & FOOD DRIVE:
Saturday, March 14, 2015; 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

CURATED BY:
Tori Costa and Sandy McDonald 

Food and toiletry donations will be collected to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition's Project Soup. A full list of needs can be found here:
https://www.somervillehomelesscoalition.org/how-you-can-help/in-kind-donations/

LOCATION:
Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA

ARTISTS:
Alice Abrams
Jim Baab
Zeren Badar
Freedom Baird
Heather Balchunas
Rob Bellinger
Nadine Boughton
Sage Brousseau
Cuisine+Colour
Mira Dayal
Joseph DeMonaco
Russell duPont
Stan Eichner
Stephan Groß
Elisa H. Hamilton
Rebecca Henriksen
Charlotte Kaplan
Judith Klausner
Susie Kos
David Lancaster
Cameron MacMartin
Amy McGregor-Radin
Dan Meade
Leah Netsky
Marjorie Nichols
Robin Radin
Michele Ridgeway
Amy Rindskopf
Brittany Severance
Melissa Shaak
Margot Stage
Julia Tenney
Mara Trachtenberg
Maureen Vezina

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Beverly Comic Con - FREE Admission!

The second Beverly Comic Con will be hosted at Porter Mills on Saturday, March 21st!

This event is free to the public and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.

DJ Noel Snow will be in the house teaming up with featured live artist Markus Sebastiano

Guests of honor include Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl, Head Lopper),Paul Hornschemeier (Forlorn Funnies, Marvel Comics) and Robert Gill (Batgirl, Valiant Comics).

Alongside new friends at Wicked Art Bar, old friends at Montserrat College of Art and the gang at Tryptic Press. This is going to be a fantastic event full of comics, art and pop culture!

Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Free admission
Doors open at 10am

Beverly Comic Con 2:
Bigger, Badder, Nerdier.
Saturday, March 21st.
Studios at Porter Mill 10am-6pm
95 Rantoul Street
Beverly, MA. 01915

NEW BLUE MAKERS MARKET - Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More

Show support for our local artists and crafters! Swing by The New Blue Makers Market, featuring beautiful artwork by local artisans and designers. Artwork by 60+ local artists will be on view daily and during all special events. Live music will be performed by Alex Navarro, Jocelyn Limmer, Atlas Mason, Andrew DiMarzo, Sara Ontaneda Loor, and Doully Yang. There will also be a fun hands-on kids project area along with complimentary refreshments. See you there!

The Second Saturday of Every Month!
 11am - 4:00pm
Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
541 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02139

Boston Underground Film Festival Presents: The Editor and Moped Knights - #BUFF17's Opening Night

THE EDITOR
Boston Underground Film Festival (BUFF) has never disguised their love for Astron-6. Whether you’ve caught their many shorts that they’ve screened over the years or their featurette Manborg back in 2012, you’re probably familiar with their unique parody/homage hybrids. With The Editor, founding Astron-6 members Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy mine the plentiful well of ‘70s Eurotrash giallo films, and like always, hit that sweet spot between respect and derision.

WITH CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR ADAM BROOKS IN PERSON!

Also, check out the local premiere of the latest from Mike Pecci & Tony Fernandez MOPED KNIGHTS preceding the feature film!


Wednesday
March 25, 2015 
7:30pm
Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St in Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
02138

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sip & Dip: Serene Lake on March 14th - UFORGE Gallery

Uforge Gallery presents an evening of painting and socializing with step-by-step instructions from Boston's own Kristilyn! 
When: Saturday, March 14th, 7-9pm
Materials and instructions are provided, so no experience is necessary; just motivation to paint!
Bring your own drinks, some friends and create a unique work of art of your very own to take home and hang at the end of the night.
  • Space is limited for each class. Reservations required and subject to availability
  • BYOB; must be 21+ to consume alcohol
  • Reservations are not transferrable
  • Classes held at UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Arts on our Avenues

On March 9th at 6:30pm, the Brighton Music Hall will be transformed for Arts on our Avenues, a special pop-up gallery event supporting public art and showcasing local artists, musicians and restaurants with Keynote speaker Julie Burros, the City of Boston’s Chief of Arts and Culture. 

Art From:
Iansanity & Co 
Daniel Levy Photography
Karen Jerzyk Photo
Scott Matalon
Lindsay Weitzman
INDIVIDUALS COLLECTIVE
Jasmine Kimieye Graham
Sarah Berry
Kira Leigh
The Pedigree Artist, Christine Winship
Aidan Lindh
Abigail Goldberger
Gregg Bernstein
Brian Rusnica

Music Curated By:
DJ Leah Mcfly

Live Performances By:
Bryan Murphy
Matthew Connor

Food From:
Roxy's Grilled Cheese
Garlic N Lemons
Lulu's Allston
BonChon Boston

All are welcome! Suggested donation of $20.15 visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-on-our-avenues-tickets-15842196436 to make a donation and purchase tickets.

Funds raised at this event will benefit Allston Village Main Streets, a neighborhood non-profit that makes Allston Village a better place to live, work, dine, shop and own a business. Recognizing the crucial role public art plays in enriching our community AVMS has funded more than 15 murals in Allston village and in the last four years has invested more than $20,000 bringing more public art to our avenues. Visit www.allstonvillage.com for more information

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hero Cowboys - Works by Keith MacLelland

Hero Cowboys
Award winning artist Keith MacLelland announced that his mixed media hero monster cowboy
collages were selected for a solo exhibition at the Nesto Gallery at Milton Academy.
March - April 2015 - Artist’s reception to be held on March 6th from 5:30-7:30PM

INTRODUCTION:
MacLelland’s work has been recognized internationally and exhibited nationally. The Nesto Gallery Milton Academy will display MacLelland’s work starting March 6th and continuing through April 24th, with an artist’s reception scheduled for
March 6th from 5:30 7:30PM.

ABOUT THE ART:
The cultural source of Maclelland’s work is Hollywood’s heroic singing cowboys of the 1950’s, MacLelland’s cowboys have all the magical showmanship of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. They are happy and fun-loving, with the strength and energy to be fierce when necessary. They can turn in an instant to become powerful, robust, and monstrous. However, these are contemporary heroes who, unlike their 50‘s counterparts, must be larger than larger than life. They are up against even more diabolical enemies like the Boston Marathon bombers, school shooters, violent offenders on our streets and in our psyches. They can no longer simply be romanticized 1950’s sing-a-long cowboys. They must be sentries, guardians, superheroes – monster cowboys.
Former MCCA Community Arts Program Curator Sue Merritt states, “MacLelland’s cowboy super heroes are adorned with colorful, intricately designed costumes that transform the ordinary figure into one of myth and legend, protectors of our planet, our country and our selves. What a welcome and timely reminder to this American culture fraught with such collective insecurity about the future.”
And... Boston Metro Arts Writer, Matthew Dinaro states, “These collage creatures by Illustrator Keith MacLelland are a mix of the American cowboy with the Mexican luchador - and a lot more besides. With their manic energy and style, they seem like the heroes of a lost Cartoon Network series. But one can also read in their fragmented composition a commentary on the illusory nature of archetypes - heroic or otherwise.”
MacLelland’s street and eco-conscious contemporary cowboys are built from everyday discards - cracker boxes, scratch tickets, juice cartons, business cards, candy wrappers, and junk mail. His color palette is dominated by primary colors, echoing the innocence and purity of the singing cowboy while speaking to today’s technologically amped–up audience. As a nod to the costuming of the 50’s era icon, MacLelland embellishes his brightly colored pieces with elements such as rhinestones, glitter and silver studs – an equally contemporary fashion consciousness.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Keith MacLelland splits his time between studios located in Boston, and Cape Cod, and is an Assistant Professor at the Lesley University College of Art and Design. MacLelland has talked about his work at the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art in Baltimore, MD, Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA, The Art Institute of Boston, and at The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston, MA; he has been an Artist in Residence at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH; he is a contributing artist published in the last five editions of The Painter WOW! Book. In addition to having exhibited nationwide, MacLelland has earned professional accolades from The Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, Applied Arts and HOW Design. His website can be found at
www.keithmaclelland.com

ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Serving the Milton community since 1972, the Nesto Gallery features artists primarily from the New England area, but also national and internationally renowned exhibitors, who enrich and broaden the School's collective perspective on art. The Gallery typically sponsors eight exhibitions a year, five or six of which feature professional artists, and two or three of which are student exhibitions. The Nesto Gallery also supports an outdoor sculpture exhibition series. An artist lecture series and artist workshops, sponsored by Gallery benefactor Ann Nesto, work in conjunction with these exhibitions to give students a way to meet and talk with the artists directly. The Nesto has gathered metropolitan press attention and local acclaim, as a long-established and highly respected exhibition venue. The Boston Globe, the Globe's Sunday South Shore Weekly and other metropolitan-Boston area newspapers, as well as periodicals such as Art New England and ArtScope Magazine, highlight the gallery schedule and review
shows. The Nesto Gallery is located in the lower level of Milton Academy's Art and Media Center. The Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year, or by appointment.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Creations by Boston's Lex McDermott

Check out these gorgeous felt creations by Boston's Lex McDermott! 
Visit her Notched Needle etsy shop to see more!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Social Media Workshop, Part 2 - Uforge Gallery

TICKETS: $15, IN ADVANCE
The second in Uforge Gallery's three-part Social Media Workshop. Artist Kristilyn will take attendees through the process of researching, applying to, and participating in art markets and conventions. She will demonstrate how social media can be used to find such selling spaces, forge new connections, and promote your artwork.

Attend all three nights in the Social Media Workshop series, in which social media experts share tips on how artists can promote themselves, their work, and special events through online marketing and social networking. Save $10 when you buy tickets to all three nights: Add all three to your cart and use code “SOCIAL3″ at checkout.

Presenter Bio: Kristilyn is a freelance illustrator and portrait artist residing in the Boston area. Known for her use of traditional artistic methods with modern twists, Kristilyn travels the country promoting her work through organic and digital means. She is an experienced hand at all manner of conventions and expos, and has built a solid fan base through her Zombie Romance Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

Tickets: http://www.uforgegallery.com/shop/social-media-workshop-part-2/

767 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MIT Museum: Images of Discovery

Ferrofluid, Felice Frankel

Opens February 14, 2015

Photographers, image makers, and innovators Felice Frankel, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott are featured in this new exhibition at the MIT Museum. While working at MIT, each photographer explored a range of scientific questions.
By using strobes, magnification, and other light-capturing strategies, they reveal their curiosity about the natural world and how it works. Visitors will learn more about using photography to examine the unknown through their exposure to these fascinating photographers.
In this exhibition, each photographer's work has been selected to showcase his or her curiosity and dedication to making the natural and the technological world more accessible to the public. Each photographer will be represented by over ten images that range in subject matter from swinging wrenches to soap bubbles. Interactive experiences will give visitors the opportunity to create their own images of similar subjects. A photostream of selected visitor images will be displayed in the exhibition and online.
Images of Discovery presents an exciting opportunity for visitors to experience photography as a tool for communicating about—and inspiring a passion for—science and technology.

About the photographers:

Felice Frankel is a science photographer and a research scientist in the MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering. She regularly collaborates with scientists and engineers to promote the public understanding of science through visual expression.
Harold "Doc" Edgerton was named MIT Institute Professor in 1966 after a career as an inventor, photographer and professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. His many achievements in the field of stroboscopy were applied to a range of fields from the military to archeology to underwater exploration.
Berenice Abbott is perhaps best known as a mid 20th-century documentary photographer. She spent several years in the late 1950's at MIT creating photographic imagery for the teaching of physics. Her images documented principles of physical science, while her innovative techniques advanced the field of photography.

MIT MUSEUM   265 Massachusetts Avenue   Building N51   Cambridge, MA 02139

PERMANENT WAR: The Age of Global Conflict

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) presents the works of 16 international artist exploring the complex nature of warfare—from the devastation of the “the war to end all wars” (WWI) and the everyday lives of active and veteran soldiers to the dubious techniques used for extracting information and unmanned drone attacks of today’s military. Guest curated by Pamela Allara.

Featuring: Matthew Arnold, Claire Beckett, Bill Burke, Bonnie Donohue, Paul Emmanuel, Harun Farocki, Coco Fusco, Adam Harvey, Ken Hruby, Lamia Joreige, Richard Mosse, Trevor Paglen, Jamal Penjweny, Sig Bang Schmidt and Steve Dalachinsky, Paul Stopforth, and Mark Tribe.

Opening Reception | January 29, 5–7 pm
Artist talks with SMFA faculty Bill Burke + Bonnie Donohue | February 2, 12:30 pm
Curatorial presentation and tour with guest curator Pamela Allara | February 12, 6:30 pm
Reading by poet Steve Dalachinsky | February 19, 6:30 pm
Artist talks with SMFA faculty Claire Beckett + Ken Hruby | February 23, 12:30 pm

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Etsy Artists of Boston Winter Bazaar!

Just in time for the holidays, a selection of New England’s most talented artisans and crafters will bring the best of their handmade jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, soaps, candles and body oils, sculpture, original illustrations, photography and paintings, chocolates and confections to the Arsenal Project (formerly the Arsenal Mall) for a weekend-long shopping extravaganza. With gift-wrapping on-site with proceeds going to charity and live musical performances from local musicians and choirs, this event is not to be missed!
Vendors at this event maintain online shops on the handmade-focused global marketplace, Etsy.com. They also reside in the Greater Boston area, and meet monthly with a goal to strengthen the local artist/maker/seller community!
Saturday, December 20th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 21st, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Arsenal Project of Watertown
485 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fall Exhibition - Land of the Free: Gifts & Giving as Artistic Intervention

Holly Fair in Harvard Square!


Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
and Sunday, December 14, 2014,12:00 noon - 5:00 pm.

Holly Fair has been a Harvard Square tradition for over 60 years and the Center has been the place to shop for top quality, hand-crafted artwork and gifts for the holiday season. This year's fair—Saturday, December 13 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, December 14 from noon to 5pm—features more than 70 vendors spread out in both buildings at 42 & 56 Brattle. Proceeds will go to support the artists and to the CCAE scholarship fund.
"We have a tremendous variety of beautiful and affordable things this year," commented Executive Director Susan Hartnett. "Shoppers can find handmade jewelry, bags, sweaters, scarves, natural beauty items, soaps, ceramics, stained glass, ornaments, photographs,    cards, prints, paintings, food items and much more—ranging in price from $2 to $200."
New vendors this year include artist Maeve Mueller, a participant in this year's Community Supported Art (CSArt) program and Cheryl Robbins-Dooley of Blackflower Chocolate, and Harvard Square favorite, Just Crust will keep everyone warm dishing up the neighborhood’s favorite pizza in the kitchen at 56 Brattle Street.
"All of our vendors have wonderful stories to share about their products," says Hartnett. "That's what makes shopping at Holly Fair so much fun. It's a great place to find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts while supporting local artisans and raising money to help CCAE keep our classes affordable."
CCAE gift certificates and shares of the award-winning CSArt program will also be available for purchase during the event. This event is open to all ages. Admission is free.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Art Market at The Middle East

Sunday, December 7, 2014
11am-3:30pm

Featuring over 30 talented local artists!

Browse: Affordable Art, Crafts, Jewelry, Ornaments, Greeting Cards, Records, Paintings, Screen Prints, Posters, Vintage Clothing, Original Drawings, Self-Published Books, Locally Designed Clothing, Stickers, Buttons, Coloring Books, Comics, and MORE!

Adult holiday drinks and kid friendly holiday drinks will be available. 
This event is family friendly!

Projected holiday movies and holiday music provided by MMMMaven!

Brought to you by: Central Square Business Association, The Middle East Club, The Central Square Cultural District, Paint Pens Collective, and MMMMaven

Curated by: Elizabeth Siegel of BostonArtistsBlog.com

This event is FREE to the public!

The Middle East
Downstairs
472-480 Mass Ave

Cambridge, MA

Port Call - Shipyard Soirée


Port Call - Shipyard Soirée
Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:00pm-12:00am

256 Marginal Street
Boston, MA
02128


HarborArts warmly invites you to PORT CALL, their first annual winter shipyard soirée. Join them for an evening of art, music, and libations in BLDG 32, an immense raw industrial space they plan to transform into an incubator for public art in Boston!

This BLDG 32 showcase will include a curated pop-up exhibition featuring works by compelling contemporary artists, paired with sonidos calientes by Ricardo De Lima (of Picó Picante) and friends. Keep the chill off with custom cocktails from Boston’s own GrandTen Distillery and delicious hot bites.

Your $30 ticket includes complimentary food and drinks; all proceeds from the event will support local artists and arts programming in the shipyard.

Feel free to invite friends by sharing the link.

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/

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