Artists and craft vendors are wanted for the FossFest stage of Carnaval@SomerStreets on Sunday June 3rd from 12pm-4pm, a day filled with arts, music, and family activities. The City of Somerville SomerStreets program allows residents to explore the City by shutting various streets to promote safe walking, running, biking routes in various locations throughout the City. A portion of Broadway in East Somerville/Winter Hill will be closed for the Carnaval event, and the FossFest stage will be along the portion of Foss Park that spans Broadway from McGrath Highway to Fellsway West. The vendor fee is just $20 for a 10X10 display area, table and chairs.
The Professional Practices Class at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts present "Bricolage": a pop up exhibition, one night only Saturday, APRIL 21, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 535 Albany Street in the South End of Boston. The talented group of graduate and undergraduate students have transformed this space for the one night with sculpture, painting, photography, video, and many mixed media works. Enjoy the show and meet the many talented, young SMFA artists. This is one not to be missed! Artists in the show include:
Nate Barsanti Will Oritz Doyle BleyHeather Renken Lauren Coulson Molly Segal Ivor Scott Cummings Qing Song Jasmine Higbee Zach Stanchfield Miro HoffmanLindsay Tomlinson Helena Hsieh Izzy Vanhall Daniel McNamaraNatalie Vergara
(photo by Jon Siegel) "Chasing light and color, finding that “moment”. I never leave home without my camera, much like I never leave without my shoes. Photography has given me a means to express myself in ways I never could through other creative mediums. Through photography I try to weave a loose narrative that tells the tales of my travels and life. It is the story of complete strangers, dark alleys, neon lights, the dim glow of the late hours, and anything else that catches my eye."- Jon Siegel Click here to see the Flickr blogClick here to see more of Jon Siegel's photos on Flickr
Artist, Michael Dewberry, built a spinning light sculpture that can be controlled wirelessly with the help of his iPhone. Kadaar Kumar and his assistant Faizan Ahmed built sound sensitive light sculptures. Kadaar beatboxing in the dark room, demonstrating how his sculpture works: Overall, the event was very cool. We were very impressed with the projects, especially since they created these pieces in such a short span of time.
"What happens when you put a group of hardware hackers in a DIY wonderland for 24 hours? We're about to find out at the first ever Hack Together: Installation Buildathon!
On April 1st, up to ten teams will spend 24 hours building installations at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville. When they emerge, a panel of esteemed judges will choose a winning team to set up their installation, physical or digital, at one of the awesome music venues during Together Festival, April 2nd-8th, a celebration of Music, Art and Technology.
The installation can be anything from LED displays, projection art, music-themed living sculptures, whatever your mind designs! Artisan's Asylum offers an immense array of tools, including a CNC mill, lathe, TIG welders, soldering stations and more. See http://artisansasylum.com for more information on the location."
The Boston Artists Blog has had the honor of getting a little tour of the Artisan's Asylum with one of the celebrity judges, Casey Desm…