Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th Be With You

WunderHaus: 2015 BFA Illustration Exhibition

WunderHaus: 2015 BFA Illustration Exhibition
May 6 - 16, 2015
Reception: May 7, 2015 | 6:00PM
VanDernoot Gallery
University Hall, 1st Floor 
College of Art and Design
Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Porter Square 
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Free Comic Book Day Exclusive!

In honor of Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2nd), you can download the FCBD issue of My Name is Jonah! This exclusive issue includes a cover and 2 pages illustrated by Patt Kelley. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Why Can't Popular Boston Artist, Rob Potylo, Have His Own Reality TV Show?

We typically don't watch TV on Sunday afternoons, but if Rob Potylo's show, "Quiet Desperation", was scheduled to air on Sundays, we would be sure to tune in. "Quiet Desparation" is an entertaining reality show on YouTube that showcases local creatives. Rob Potylo is a former BCN radio personality, musician, and artist, highly regarded by the art community. He has created over 400 videos, and his YouTube channel has gained close to 3 million views. When Rob pitched his show to a seemingly interested network, he did not expect to later be rejected.
Watch these videos to learn more:

Monday, April 27, 2015

EYE FOR AN EYE


EYE FOR AN EYE
Works by Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studio

May 7th 
5-8pm
Porter Mill Studios
95 Rantoul St
Beverly Massachusetts


This show will feature solo work from our favorites, Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studio, as well as their collaborative work that won them the featured piano for Play Me I'm Your's, Street Pianos Boston



Meet the artists on May 7th from 5-8pm and don't miss the Pop-Up! Store during Open Studios, June 20th

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Art to Dream Tour Takes to Deep Waters with Live Art Installation on The Odyssey Benefitting the Room to Dream Foundation

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The Art to Dream Tour Takes to Deep Waters with Live Art Installation on The Odyssey Benefitting the Room to Dream Foundation
Six-Stop Boston Art Tour Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka Showcases Local Artist, Keith MacLelland and His Hero Cowboy Art Work on Boston Harbor Cruise Ship, Monday, May 4th

Presented by: The Odyssey, Art to Dream Tour, 
Room to Dream Foundation and Deep Eddy Vodka 

The Odyssey is calling aboard all art loving, gun-slinging, cocktail sipping passengers as the Boston Harbor cruise ship proudly hosts one of the Art to Dream Tour’s live art installation events benefiting the Room to Dream Foundation on Monday, May 4th.

The inaugural Art to Dream Tour is featuring six of the Boston-area’s most renowned artistic talents at six of the city’s most coveted urban venues. Each venue is hosting a live art installation where guests will have the unique opportunity to watch these artists work their magic and create a masterpiece right before their eyes to be unveiled and auctioned off at the tour’s culminating event on May 27th at the Boston Center for Adult Education.

Keith MacLelland is an internationally acclaimed artist for his contemporary hero cowboy artworks inspired by Hollywood’s heroic singing cowboys of the 1950’s. Conic influences for MacLelland’s pieces vary from Kachina dolls and Luche Libre, to the Tournament of Roses Parade, Mardi Gras, He-Man, GI Joe and the Banana Splits, as well WWF stars of the late 1980’s such as Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik, Mr. T, and Bam Bam Bigelow. 


On May 4th, Art to Dream Tour guests will be invited aboard the Odyssey to see one of MacLelland’s powerful, robust, and monstrous heroes come to life as it prepares to battle modern day enemies like the Boston Marathon bombers, school shooters and violent offenders.

Art to Dream Tour presenting sponsor, Deep Eddy Vodka, will be serving a variety of tasty libations on board utilizing its signature Cranberry Vodka, Sweet Tea Vodka and its brand new, Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka. A cash bar will also be provided by the Odyssey.

Admission to the event is free of charge! Guests please RSVP to Marc Ellison: marc@deepeddyvodka.com for space is limited and reservations will be capped prior to the event.

Monday, May 4th, 2015
Dockside: 5-7pm Cruise: 7-9:30pm
60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
Admission is free of charge but guests must RSVP to Marc Ellison: marc@deepeddyvodka.com.

About Entertainment Cruises
The Boston division of Entertainment Cruises (Spirit of Boston, Odyssey I and Seaport Elite II) is Boston’s premier provider of dining cruises on the water, offering more than 35 years of experience in unforgettable dining, and entertainment. For more information, visit www.entertainmentcruises.com

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 May 11–14, 2015 at the Cyclorama, part of the Boston Center for the Arts.  Artistic innovation and creativity are fundamental qualities developed during the intensive two-year graduate program. Working in a range of media and methods, the 52 artists will showcase thesis projects in film/video, painting, performance, sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and more. The culminating Cyclorama thesis exhibition honors the artistic and educational achievements of this talented group of MFA candidates.

The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston
May 11–14, 2015
The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston
Public reception: May 14, 7:30–10 pm
Performances: May 13, 5:30–7 pm + May 14, 5:40 pm; 8 pm; 9 pm by Oscar Bogran, Alexandra Borovski, Helina Metaferia, Bryana Robinson, Kledia Spiro, and Justin Tuerk.
Hours: 11am7pm

Related Event
2015 SMFA Graduate Thesis Screening: END RECORDINGS
April 30, 2015, 5:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston
Featuring works in time-based media by eight graduating SMFA MFA candidates, the screening will present a vast array of perspectives from Boston’s emerging moving image artists. Featuring: Aparna Agrawal, Alexandra Borovski, Dana Caroll, Allison Cekala, Kaitlyn Clark, Holden Holcombe, Yin Liu, Yushan Liu, Helina Metaferia, Nick Procopi. Attendees must obtain a free ticket from any MFA kiosk or ticket desk.

EXPANDED ANIMATION: NEW DIRECTIONS IN CHINESE ANIMATION at the ICA

Crows & Sparrows continues its collaboration with Balagan to co-present “Expanded Animation: New Directions in Chinese Animation”, which includes works by a number of young moving image artists based in mainland China, and highlighting the animation work of the award-winning young Chinese filmmaker Lei Lei (b. 1985). This event is the second of a two-part co-presentation introducing Lei Lei’s film and animation work to Boston audiences.The first event, “Recycled Cinema”, took place on March 24 at the Brattle Theatre, and exhibited a number of short experimental films in a program that began with Lei Lei’s animated found footage film RECYCLED as a conceptual point of departure. Lei Lei is currently an Asian Cultural Council Grantee in New York.

Crows & Sparrows is a film initiative that seeks to create and enhance opportunities for exchange between independent media artists and audiences in North America and East Asia, with a current focus on Boston and Beijing. Balagan is a year-round film series based in Boston that showcases avant-garde, experimental, and otherwise marginalized works. 

With the spread of digital technology and state-sponsored campaigns to grow China's creative industry, young moving image practitioners in China have been developing new works that engage with the private sector, the art world, and the global film festival circuit, expanding the form and experience of animation in the world. Exploring this diversified wave in recent production, Expanded Animation: New Directions in Chinese Animation presents a showcase of recent animated works from a mix of visual artists, filmmakers, and independent/experimental animators, most of whom were born after 1980. Their practices stem from stop-motion, print-making, hand-made collage, ink, painting, graphic design, and digital algorithm.

Balagan and Crows & Sparrows, two Boston-based film series, co-present this program, which highlights the work of the award-winning Beijing-based artist Lei Lei. The works presented explore a variety of personal, artistic, and political subject matter, and represent the breadth of recent innovation in animation practice in China.

Filmmakers Lei Lei and Chai Mi will attend in person for Q&A.
Friday, April 24
https://www.facebook.com/events/1431336680499370/ 
Tickets: $10 regular / $5 students and ICA members
Visit http://crowsandsparrows.com/screenings/new-directions-in-chinese-animation/ for more information.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Searching for a Local Pet Portrait Artist?

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous pet portrait painting by Darren Goldman. Darren is a Boston-based master painter with museum quality work. He is currently available for pet portrait commissions and can be easily contacted through his site: http://darrengoldman.com/#/special/contact/contact/

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Reading at the Boston Children's Museum with Renee Kurilla

Bring the kids and enjoy a fun book reading with local illustrator, Renee Kurilla! She will be reading her beautiful new book, "ORANGUTANKA: A Story in Poems", and sharing her illustration process. Renee has been published in a variety of books, games, and mobile apps. This book reading will be an inspiring event that parents and kids will love!

ORANGUTANKA: A STORY IN POEMS
Book Reading with Illustrator Renee Kurilla
Sunday April 19, 2015
2:30pm-3:30pm
Ages: 3-5, 6 and up
Location: Art Studio Porch


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Boston Ballet at the Strand Theatre


The Boston Ballet’s Department of Education & Community Initiatives is thrilled to present the 6th annual performance of Boston Ballet at the Strand Theater in Dorchester on Friday April 10th, at 7pm. Join the Boston Ballet for an evening of spectacular dance and diverse choreography. The evening performance will feature an exciting repertoire that includes selections from their season and original works performed by Boston Ballet’s company, Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet School, and students in the Department of Education and Community Initiatives. Tickets are only $5.00 and include entrance to an interactive pre-show event. This is always a great event for families and a unique opportunity to rethink ballet. See what the Boston Ballet has to offer!! Tickets are on sale now for purchase at www.bostonballet.org/strandtheatre!

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!

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Email BostonArtists@gmail.com if you'd like to illustrate the banner of our blog! ^_^