Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

ART SHOW AWESOME



Visionspace Gallery presents "Art Show Awesome".

Celebrate the emerging work of three graphically driven artists, each representing unique perspectives in their selected artistic disciplines!


Artist reception Saturday August 15th
6pm-9pm
visionspace gallery
16 City Hall Plaza
Lynn, MA

Cash bar
Beats by DJ Noel Snow
Light fare and refreshments will be served.



This program is supported by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Call For Art! - "The Twenty-first Century Body"

“The Twenty-first Century Body”
Exhibition Dates: September 26-November 6, 2015
Venue: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Prizes: $250 for first place, as well as other cash awards
Jurors: Nancy Burns, Joe Farbrook, Galen A. Johnson
Entry Deadline: August 10, 2015
No Entry Fee!

WPI is seeking submissions for a Juried Art Exhibition held in conjunction with the fortieth annual meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle, an interdisciplinary conference on the theme “The Twenty-first Century Body: Thinking Merleau-Ponty In and Out of Time.” They intend an exhibition that collectively depicts what it is to be a body and embodied at the dawn of the twenty-first century while also holding together a diversity of mediums, subject-matters, levels of expertise, artistic technologies, degrees of realism and abstraction, temporalities, and perspectives. Such juxtapositions and multiplicities are encouraged by Merleau-Ponty’s work and speak to the contours and contradictions of life in our own time.

More information and submission guidelines can be found here:

Maurice Merleau-Ponty is a French philosopher who lived from 1908-1961. His theories begin in a desire to do justice to lived, embodied experience in all its ambiguity; our bodies are both objects for others and the locus of our own subjective perceptions, residues of past habits and creative orientations toward the future, radically individual and inescapably intertwined with other bodies and the movement of politics and history. Merleau-Ponty’s oeuvre is interdisciplinary in nature, maintaining that there are multiple ways to approach the same phenomenon and engaging debates across a diversity of fields including philosophy, psychology, biology, politics, literature, and aesthetics. His landmark essays “Cézanne’s Doubt” (1945) and “Eye and Mind” (1961) ground a radical aesthetic theory that builds on the complex relations between perception, bodily experience, and the work of art. 

TERRY MANNING TO HOLD WORLD PREMIERE PHOTO EXHIBIT AT BOSTON CYBERARTS GALLERY

LEGENDARY MUSIC PRODUCER/ENGINEER, TERRY MANNING,
TO HOLD WORLD PREMIERE PHOTO EXHIBIT AT
BOSTON CYBERARTS GALLERY, AUGUST 21-30, 2015
(New York, New York) American record producer, engineer, songwriter and photographer, Terry Manning, is proud to announce his World Premiere Photo Exhibit that will take place in Boston in late August. This event marks the first time that Manning uncovers his photographic work to the general public. Alongside his highly esteemed music career spanning over several decades, Manning fostered his passion for photography since his teens and shot still lifes as well as legendary political and music figures in various parts of the world. His subjects include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Chuck Berry, Terry Reid and Marvin Gaye among many others. Manning will kick off his World Premiere Photo Exhibition with a special VIP, invite-only “wine and cheese gala” on August 21, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public, 12-6 p.m., on August 22-23 and August 29-30, 2015 at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery at 141 Green St. (Green St. T), Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Hailing from El Paso, Texas, Terry Manning spent a majority of his early life in Memphis, Tennessee where he honed both of his beloved art forms--music and photography.  As a producer and engineer, Manning worked for Stax Records, the preeminent soul music label, and out of the famous Ardent Studios with several artists, including Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Steve Cropper, Al Green and Otis Redding as well as Ike & Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top and over 100 others. Meanwhile, Manning consistently pursued his photography, taking opportunities to shoot famous musicians he worked with or met, including Lenny Kravitz, Chuck Berry, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, among many other artists from that classic rock period. In his teens, Manning was able to photograph Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis on April 3, 1968, capturing some of the very last photos ever taken of Dr. King before his tragic death.

While in Memphis, Manning also became close friends with world-renowned photographer, William Eggleston, from whom the young Manning learned a great deal in the photography world. Through Eggleston, Manning was exposed to other photography greats, including  Lee Friedlander and William Christenberry, that were huge influences on the developing artist. Manning was often hired to shoot at music festivals, for album covers, for newspapers such as NME in London and occasionally during recording sessions.

A collection of Manning’s photos are compiled in two volumes to be released in August 2015:  Scientific Evidence of Life on Earth During Two Millenia, Volume One, and CUBA Despues del Tiempo Especial, Antes de Los Americanos. Both books will be available for purchase at his Boston exhibit in August 2015 through Sandcat Press, and later on online book retail sites.

Be sure to check out Terry Manning’s World Premiere Photo Exhibit at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery on August 21-30, 2015.  Stay tuned for more photo exhibits in Memphis, Minneapolis and several other cities.

Terry Manning
World Premiere Photo Exhibit
Presenting 40 original photographs from the 60s - present

Friday, August 21st (VIP Invite-only Opening Reception),  6-9 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, August 22-23 (open to the public),  12-6p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, August 29-30 (open to the public),  12-6 p.m.
August 24-28, 31-Sept 2 (by appointment only)
Hosted by Chris Clepper at
Boston Cyberarts Gallery
141 Green St. (Green St. T), Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Presents ECHO - FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

LOS ANGELES BASED PERFORMANCE COMPANY TO MAKE EAST COAST PREMIERE OF "ECHO" AT THE CAMBRIDGE MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER AUGUST 1-4, 2015
Like the continuous vibrations of an ECHO, this performances uses the arts in all forms; dance, theater, and multimedia to tell the story about the TransAtlantic Slave Trade. ECHO explores the ramifications of that experience and how the resounding sound of forced displacement of tens of millions of African bodies still resides within us today. It pays homage to a traumatic/horrific past to bring hope and healing for the present and future. B. Dunn Movement, Dance and Theater Company, in collaboration with the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, will be presenting ECHO, August 1-4, 2015. This is Brigette Dunn Korpela's most recent work and marks her artistic return to her home town of Cambridge. ECHO will be making its East Coast Premiere at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center's main stage with all performances free to the public. Tickets must be reserved in advance through the Centers website; http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/. ECHO has been made free to the public due to generous support of the center and public crowd funding through the Arts, Culture & Heritage Preservation Fund as a testament to art as free education. ECHO i s a truly interdisciplinary dance performance that examines themes of race, masked identity and systematic erasure of black narratives. The play explores the diaspora.
LA | BOSTON | CAMBRIDGE
http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Portrait of a City - New Landscape Paintings by Adam O'Day

Portrait of a City

New Landscape Paintings by Adam O'Day

A year in the making, this show captures the feeling of each city it portrays. After winning Boston's Portrait of a City, Adam O'Day sought out a new challenge: to capture the soul of a place in the boundaries of the canvas with painting and drawing. How does an artist illustrate the feel of a specific place in a piece of art? Please join us to find out, where you'll see fifteen new works at the opening.

Woodman Shimko Gallery

Reception: Friday, July 24th 7-10pm
Show is up through Aug 6th
398 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Trifecta Editions Announces “Hibernaculum” Exhibition by David Buckley Borden at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston

Trifecta Editions Announces “Hibernaculum” Exhibition by David Buckley Borden at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston - Exhibition extended through the end of July!
Trifecta Editions is proud to partner with the Innovation and Design Building to host David Buckley Borden’s Hibernaculum exhibition during the month of June 2015. The installation features work created by Borden and collaborators during his 2014 Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum artist residency.
The Hibernaculum installation celebrates collaborative art and design inspired by nature. This project continues Borden’s ongoing exploration of communicating environmental issues. Five distinct gallery spaces house unique explorations of nature’s relationship with art and design at the Innovation and Design Building (19 Drydock Ave.) on the Boston waterfront.
The installation will kick off Seaport Week, part of The Boston Harbor Association’s Summer on the Waterfront initiative.
The exhibition is supported by a month of inspiring programming featuring established and emerging voices from the Boston Society of Architects, AntiDesigns, Boston Society of Landscape Architects and others.
About David Buckley Borden: David Buckley Borden is a multi-disciplinary artist and formally trained landscape architect whose work presents environmental issues to new audiences in unlikely settings. Borden’s work ranges from site-specific landscape installations to small format silkscreen prints. Borden promotes a shared environmental awareness and heightened cultural value of ecology through the creation of accessible art and design. Learn more about Borden and his work at davidbuckleyborden.com
About Trifecta Editions: Trifecta Editions is a growing print collective based in Boston, MA. They work with artists from all disciplines to create limited edition screen prints and art objects. Their unique editions are all hand-printed and made with
a strong focus on quality and craftsmanship. They take pride in a business model that benefits, supports and promotes emerging artists and fosters a new generation of art collectors. Learn more about Trifecta Editions and their work by visiting trifectaeditions.com


About Jamestown: Jamestown was established in 1983 as an investment and management company focused on income-producing real estate in the United States. Over the last 32 years, Jamestown has expanded into a national, vertically integrated real estate operator with approximately $7.6 billion of assets under management. Jamestown’s capabilities include: acquisitions, capital markets, property management, asset management, retail leasing, design, sustainability and risk management. Jamestown employs more than 230 professionals in the United States, with offices in Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, New York, NY, Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.jamestownlp.com.

ZULLO GALLERY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Presents Hand Drawn Mandalas and Paintings by Jon DiNapoli


Sunday, July 12, 2015

America IRL // Opening Reception at Thomas Young Gallery

Photo by: Hatnim Lee

America IRL: Portraits of America In Real Life
Featuring: Hatnim Lee, David Mattox, Nicholas Rhodes & Renée Ricciardi

Hatnim Lee is a commercial photographer working up and down the east coast. She is a 2005 graduate of Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington D.C. Lee recently received the 2015 PDN Photo Annual award for her personal work. - http://www.hatn.im/

David Mattox is a photographer and Alaskan commercial salmon fisherman. After graduating from Oregon’s University of Portland in 2004 he took a job fishing off Alaska's coast which continues to inspire his work. -http://davidmattox.com/

Nicholas Rhodes né Nicky Digital has been documenting nightlife in New York City and beyond for over a decade. Rhodes has become the go-to photographer for festivals including Coachella, Electric Zoo and Together to name a few. - http://nickydigital.com/

Renée Ricciardi is a Boston-based artist and photographer. She is a graduate of MassArt and was the 2013 recipient of the Morton Godine Travel Fellowship. In 2015, Renée was awarded a photography fellowship by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. - http://reneericciardi.com/

Opening Reception: 
Friday, July 17, 2015
7:00pm-10:00pm
Thomas Young Gallery
516 E 2nd St 
Boston, MA

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jim Dow Brings a Sampling of Taco Trucks, Tacquerias, and Carritos to Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri


BOSTON, MA - Looking for restaurant suggestions? Ask photographer and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, professor JIM DOW, whose systematic and thorough search for vernacular subjects has propelled him to take countless road trips through North and South America.

Dow has been documenting Latin American quick food vendors for over ten years. The exhibition Taco Trucks, Tacquerias, and Carritos, which opens at Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri (500 Harrison Ave) on July 10th, will present Dow's photographs of American taco trucks, Mexicantacquerias, and Uruguayan carritos together for the first time. Taken between 2005 and 2015, the series presents a wide variety of Latin American food stands, cultural standbys whose goods are, for many, a daily staple.

Ranging from utilitarian, unadorned carts to trucks laden with neon signs, the establishments in these photographs are run by native Spanish speakers. These businesses are not run by celebrity chefs, they do not follow gastronomic trends, and only a few of them post their locations on Twitter. And it is these qualities that bring Dow's subject matter to life: as he writes in his 2011 book American Studies, these are "mom-and-pop shops, vehicles of dreams, carrying the weight of a whole family's aspirations for financial success."

In Mexico, Uruguay, and Argentina, tacquerias and carritos are largely permanent fixtures: the trucks have flat tires and are functionally stationary, stands are sunk into concrete, and electricity is often drawn from a subversive network of power cords, lines, and wires running up lampposts. In the United States, taco trucks are mobile by definition, their locations strictly regulated and thus dependent on local permits and laws. Dow calls these vehicles "the gastronomic undead, rushing back to their parking lot crypts at the end of each evening."

Taco trucks, Dow has written, "first became popular in the 1970s, coinciding with a mushrooming Mexican population that wanted the same good, cheap street food found everywhere back home." That growing populace now represents, according to Census Bureau estimates for July 1, 2013, 17% of the United States' total population, or roughly 54 million people. With photographs of American taco trucks presented adjacent to their figurative ancestors, the tacquerias of Mexico and carritos of the southern cone of South America, Dow asserts a lineage of tradition that caters to everyone, regardless of race, class, or nationality.
Long-heralded for revealing what author Tom Perrotta calls "the beauty and mystery and sadness hidden beneath the surface of everyday objects and landscape," Dow makes photographs to immortalize people and places that might otherwise go unnoticed. Having studied under HARRY CALLAHAN at Rhode Island School of Design and worked alongside WALKER EVANS, Dow is steeped in the tradition of documentary-style photography. Using an 8 x 10 inch view camera, he turns his lens to roadside signs, buildings, and interiors that feel locked in another era. Dow frankly records the scenes before his camera, avoiding sentiments of nostalgia while paying tribute to his subjects. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Dow has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the LEF Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the United States Library of Congress, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.

Jim Dow's Taco Trucks, Tacquerias, and Carritos will open at Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri (500 Harrison Ave) on Friday, July 10th, with an artist's reception from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through September 12th, 2015.


Taco Trucks, Tacquerias, and Carritos
Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri (500 Harrison Ave)
July 10 - September 12, 2015

Artist's Reception, Friday, July 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
RSVP to the Facebook event HERE

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kid Friendly Arts and Crafters Wanted!

Kid Friendly Arts and Crafters Wanted!
Boston Children’s Museum is seeking kid friendly artists and crafters that live in New England to display and sell their work during their first ever Crafts Fair! Please read the exhibits guide lines to make sure you are a good fit for the fair. Their jury will be reviewing submissions and will be in touch with each artist by July 24th, 2015. There are limited spaces available and they’re looking to have a variety of artists and crafters.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Highland Street Foundation Announces 7th Annual “Free Fun Fridays”

Highland Street Foundation Announces 7th Annual “Free Fun Fridays”

Statewide Program Offers Free Access to 70 Museums and Cultural Institutions Throughout the Summer



(Boston, MA) – The Highland Street Foundation announced its seventh annual “Free Fun Fridays” initiative, a summer program that offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts.  Seventy institutions, from art museums to zoos, will join the program, an increase from the 67 venues that took part in 2014. This summer, for 10 consecutive Fridays — beginning June 26th and continuing through August 28th— seven different venues will welcome visitors, free-of-charge.

The Highland Street Foundation’s ‘Free Fun Fridays’ provides access to the best  exhibits, programs and experiences that the city and the Commonwealth have to offer,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “I join the Highland Street Foundation in inviting residents from across Boston and around the state to take advantage of our rich cultural community by participating in ‘Free Fun Fridays.’” 

Since its inception in 2009, “Free Fun Fridays” has drawn more than 800,000 visitors to venues throughout the Commonwealth.  Last year alone, the program reached 150,000 people and according to Executive Director, Blake Jordan, the Highland Street Foundation expects that those numbers will increase again this year with the expansion of the program.

"2015 marks the most extensive ‘Free Fun Fridays’ yet and we are pleased to welcome new venues to this summer’s program,” said Jordan.  “This signature program reflects the Highland Street Foundation’s longtime commitment to enriching the lives of kids and families by providing easy access to the very best cultural offerings in Massachusetts.”

Each year, Highland Street Foundation grants help participating venues in every corner of the state open their doors for free.  In the past seven years, the “Free Fun Fridays” program has represented an investment of nearly $4 million in the Commonwealth’s vibrant cultural community.  ‘Free Fun Fridays’ is one of many programs created and supported by the Highland Street Foundation to increase access and opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts.

“Peabody Essex Museum is proud to partner with the Highland Street Foundation in its efforts to showcase the Bay State’s diverse cultural venues and promote our wide-ranging missions,” said Dan Monroe, Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum.   “Through this essential program, visitors have access to the fine and performing arts, historic homes, lush gardens, environmental centers and top museums.  Equally important, ‘Free Fun Fridays’ helps introduce the cultural community to a set of new and diverse audiences.”

This year, some of the program’s favorite sites, including the Boston Children’s Museum, Tanglewood, and the ICA, are joined by new venues like the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Old Sturbridge Village and the recently opened Edward M. Kennedy Institute.  A complete list of all participating venues and dates is below.

To learn more about the “Free Fun Fridays,” and the Highland Street Foundation, visit
www.highlandstreet.org and connect on facebook.com/HighlandStreet and Twitter @HighlandStreet.

The following institutions are participating in upcoming “Free Fun Fridays” 2015:

July 17
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
Sports Museum (Boston)
Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester)
Children’s Museum in Easton (Easton)
Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg)
Larz Anderson Auto Museum (Brookline)
Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston)

July 24
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Boston)
Edward Gorey House (Yarmouth Port)
Battleship Cove (Fall River)
Fruitlands Museum (Harvard)
Garden in the Woods (Framingham)
Pilgrim Hall Museum (Plymouth)
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (Boston)

July 31
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (Boston)
Cape Cod Museum of Art (Dennis)
American Textile History Museum (Lowell)
Eric Carle Museum (Amherst)
Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton)
Sandwich Glass Museum (Sandwich)
Wenham Museum (Wenham)

August 7
Boston Harbor Island Alliance (Boston)
Worcester Historical Museum (Worcester)
Concord Museum (Concord)
Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield)
Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel (Boston)
Springfield Museums (Springfield)
Old State House (Boston)

August 14
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Boston)
Cape Cod Children’s Museum (Mashpee)
Historic Deerfield (Deerfield)
Children’s Museum of Fall River (Fall River)
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (Great Barrington)
Clark Art Institute (Williamstown)
USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown)

August 21
Franklin Park Zoo (Dorchester)
Freedom Trail Foundation (Boston)
Emily Dickinson Museum (Amherst)
Buttonwood Park Zoo (New Bedford)
Discovery Museums (Acton)
Museum of African American History (Boston)
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Beckett)

August 28
Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)
Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth)
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (Brewster)
EcoTarium (Worcester)
Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton)
Griffin Photography Museum (Winchester)
MASS MoCA (North Adams)

About Highland Street Foundation:
Since 1989, the Highland Street Foundation has worked to enrich the lives of children and families in Massachusetts by donating more than $160 million to worthy nonprofit organizations. From its support of the TADpole playground in Boston Common, to providing tickets to local sporting events to local nonprofits, to building capacity and providing technical assistance to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, the foundation is dedicated to expanding opportunities for families in Massachusetts and beyond. This year marks the seventh anniversary of “Free Fun Fridays” and a record- breaking 70 venues will participate, with seven cultural venues in Massachusetts open free-of-charge every Friday for 10 weeks this summer. Over the past six summers more than 800,000 visitors have enjoyed the “Free Fun Fridays” program.

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