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Art Contemporary Tours - Boston Center for Adult Education

An Insider’s View of Boston’s Most Distinguished Contemporary Artists at the Boston Center for Adult Education  (BOSTON, MA) –Beginning on October 13th 2012, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) invites individuals to explore the studios of some of Boston’s most distinguished photographers and painters at its new fall Art Contemporary Tour series. Every Saturday the BCAE will take students on an intimate trip into a local artist’s studio, allowing them an up close and personal look at the artist’s work, process, and unique surroundings.  Kicking off the series on October 13th, 2012 is Judith Tolnick Champa, Editor-in-Chief of Art New England, who will discuss the artistic process, the role of the artist and the art object.
The Art Contemporary Tour Series will be held on four afternoons throughout the month of October, and will include instruction by Judith Tolnick Champa, Photographer Ron Ranere, Painter Stephen Silver and Painter Kay Ives. Registration is necessary. Price is $50.00 for all four sessions, or $20.00 per individual session.  Please visit, or call the Boston Center for Adult Education at 617-267-4430 to sign up.

Tour Schedule:

Saturday, October 13th from 1:00PM -3:00 PM; $20.00
Location: 122 Arlington St., Boston MA
In lieu of art-history book captions, Art New England Editor-in-Chief Judith Tolnick Champa will kick-off the series by discussing the artistic process, the role of the artist, and the art object.

Saturday, October 20th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM; $20.00
Location: 135 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA
Come to Positive Image studio and watch Ron Ranere, a fashion photographer, turn light into art.  It all starts with a concept sketch of how to drape a live model with fiber optic light.  Ron then choreographs the model's movement and shoots the performance in a dark studio with a digital camera, tethered to a computer, to capture the light.  The results are a blend of colors in a single image that looks like a painting or a picture of a model surrounded by light; Ron decides this as the model is moving.  Watching the image emerge on the screen is a "Wow Moment." 

Saturday, October 27th from 11:00AM- 1:00PM; $20.00
Location: 450 Harrison Avenue, Studio #211
For over 10 years Stephen Silver has been a full time professional artist.  Visit him in his studio at 450 Harrison Avenue, #211, Boston, MA 02118.  According to Silver, “My goal as an oil painter is
to freely use color and shape to create abstract paintings that I transform into imaginary landscapes.  Some of my paintings seem more recognizable, and some less so, but they’re
always expressions of my emotional attachment to my surroundings.  Even though my compositions have incomplete information, they still convey a sense of place.  The place will be different for each viewer based on their own interpretation of the painting.”  Mr. Silver will explain how his work has evolved over the last decade and demonstrate his painting techniques.  Interaction with the artist will be encouraged.

Saturday, November 3rd from 11:00AM- 1:00PM; $20.00
Location: 46 Waltham St. #304, Boston MA
Kay Ives is a longtime practicing artist in the SOWA artist neighborhood in Boston.  A graduate of the Boston Museum School of Fine arts, her work reflects that school’s emphasis on process.  Her paintings relate to the natural world and are built up with layers of transparent paint hovering between abstraction and realism.  Often divided into panels, they reflect different mind states: intuitive, logical and spirit. 

About the Boston Center for Adult Education:

Founded in 1933, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is the first, nonprofit adult education center in New England. The Boston Center for Adult Education serves as a meeting place for the Boston community to gather, learn, discuss and create. The BCAE offers educational classes taught by well-qualified leaders, staff, and volunteers who share the mission of enhancing our community. Today the BCAE teaches classes in Boston for almost every interest. Students can experience everything from yoga, photography, belly dancing, and stand-up comedy, to scotch tasting, cooking, achieving financial freedom, and much more. At their recently renovated headquarters on Arlington Street (Boston, MA) you'll find professional grade kitchens, top-notch technology, and versatile classroom space with free Wi-Fi. The BCAE offers a variety of personal and corporate membership levels with benefits including discounted tuition costs and discounts on local retailers. Browse classes, become a member, or support the BCAE online at The BCAE is located at 122 Arlington Street, Boston MA 02116. The BCAE administrative offices are open Monday- Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The Student Services office is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The BCAE is open on weekends during class times only.


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