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/

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

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