Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gaming For Good - A Benefit For Newtown

TOMORROW! (2/27)

New England Gamer and Kinetic City Entertainment are hosting a super cool benefit for video game lovers with big hearts.  100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Newtown, CT school district towards mental health and guidance.

GAME TOURNAMENTS: 5pm-8ish
  • Ultimate MARVEL vs CAPCOM 3: Fate of Two Worlds
  • SUPER SMASH BROTHERS Brawl &  an OFFICIAL ROCK BAND station sponsored by HARMONIX
-LIVE MUSIC: 8:30-10pm
  • YOUNG LONDON
  • BENEATH THE SHEETS
 DANCE PARTY: 10pm-1am
*come as your favorite video game character*
BLACK AND WHITEhttp://www.facebook.com/BWCOLLABO
CLEVER GIRLhttp://www.facebook.com/danceCleverGirl
JSTJRhttp://www.facebook.com/Jstjr
and more TBA!
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LIVE ART BY:  TOFUSQUIRRELhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/tofusquirrel/21468572356

LIVE ART BY:  SCOTT MONTEIRO
http://skmonteiro.wordpress.com/
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OFFICIAL CONTRIBUTORS/DONATORS/SPONSORS

HARMONIX
http://www.facebook.com/HarmonixMusic
UBISOFT
http://www.facebook.com/ubisoft
SQUARE ENIX
http://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix
EA GAMES
http://www.facebook.com/EA
SYMMETRY
http://www.facebook.com/symmetryparty
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PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY:  Kyle Hoffman Photographyhttp://www.facebook.com/kylehoffmanphotographer
VIDEO PROVIDED BY:  Misdirected Mediahttp://www.facebook.com/MisdirectedMedia
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RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE:
  • + games and swag from EA, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Harmonix
  •  TWO  flex vouchers for Manchester Monarchs tickets for the 2013-2014 season
  • + original artwork by Tofusquirrel
  • + $50 gift certificate towards tattoo work from artist Greg McDonald at Granite State Tattoo
  • + LOTS MORE TBA!
  • 53 High Street
  • Nashua NH 03060

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

“FRIGID PHRASES”—A Free, Interactive Public Art Event


“FRIGID PHRASES”—A Free, Interactive Public Art Event

February 20 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Organized by SMFA Graduate Students


Boston, MA (February, 14, 2013)—Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway park will host “FRIGID PHRASES,” a free, participatory public art event from 4–6:30 pm on February 20, 2013. Created by two students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), Kate Gilbert and Emily Lombardo, this all-ages event is about embracing winter in New England and celebrating Boston’s creativity using the popular word game “Mad Libs.”

That afternoon, five large-scale poems written by local poets will hang in the Greenway’s Wharf District Parks. Players will be given two mismatched gloves with single words printed on them and asked to make new poems using their gloves and following the rules of Mad Libs (e.g., replace a verb with a verb, a noun with a noun, etc.).

The goal is to end up in possession of a matching pair of words, so participants are encouraged to swap gloves with other players and get involved by exchanging word-gloves within the large-scale poems. Players will be able to keep their gloves, a memento of the experience and a limited edition artwork by Lombardo and Gilbert. Participants can play as many times as they want throughout the duration of the event and free hot tea will be provided.

“FRIGID PHRASES” began as an exploration into relational aesthetics, the term coined by author and curator Nicolas Bourriaud. “We wanted to take this idea of artists creating dynamic social environments beyond the classroom, galleries, institutions, and out into the real world,” says Gilbert. “We hope people will gather after they’ve played, have some tea, get to know one another and appreciate Boston in the winter,” says Lombardo. Both Boston residents for more than10 years, Gilbert and Lombardo will receive their Master of Fine Arts degrees from SMFA in May and August, respectively.

The poems serving as the Mad Libs canvases were chosen from a public call for poetry earlier this year. The authors are: Jeremy Alliger (Executive Producer of Alliger Arts and founder of Dance Umbrella), Annie Colbert (Acton Boxborough Regional High School graduate currently at New York University), Pamela de Olivera-Smith (Jamaica Plain poet and writer), Shoshana Spencer (BFA candidate at SMFA) and 5th graders Leia, Kayla and Susan from the KIPP school in Lynn, MA.

“FRIGID PHRASES”
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 4–6:30 pm
Location: Greenway Wharf District Parks, Boston, MA
(Atlantic Ave and Milk Street; MBTA Blue Line, Aquarium stop)

Visit http://frigidphrases.blogspot.com/ to learn more about the artists and the project.

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About the Rose Kennedy Greenway:
The Rose Kennedy Greenway (www.rosekennedygreenway.org) is a ribbon of contemporary urban parks that connects people and the city by providing beauty, fun and a sense of community in Boston. Now, four of Boston’s most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods—formerly divided by a massive structure of steel and asphalt—are linked by beautifully landscaped parks, gardens, and plazas and reconnected with the harbor. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is the designated steward of the Greenway, with the goal of ensuring excellence in design, operations and public programming.

About the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Founded in 1876 and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is one of only three art schools in the country affiliated with a major museum—the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our mission is to provide an education in the fine arts—for undergraduate and graduate artists—that is interdisciplinary and self-directed. This education values cultural, artistic and intellectual diversity; it embraces a wide range of media; it stresses the development of individual vision and its relation to culture in general; it values equally the knowledge gained by thinking and doing; it is deeply engaged with the world as a whole. If the mission is constant, its practice is always transforming. For more information about our programs and partnerships, visit www.smfa.edu.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Coolest Valentines In The Boston Phoenix!

Valentine by Veronica Fish
Make sure to pick up a copy of The Valentine's Day issue of The Boston Phoenix this week! The issue features print & cut-out valentines by awesome Boston artists.  You can see an assortment of the valentines exclusively on The Boston Phoenix website.  Some of our favorite Paint Pens In Purses girls are in the mix (Bamcat, Veronica Fish, and Tofu Squirrel), as well as other rocking artists.  

Friday, February 1, 2013

TONIGHT! PAINT PENS IN PURSES PRESENTS "ICE CREAM GIRL" IN SF!



Shayna Shenanigans, creator of the Paint Pens In Purses female urban art collective, does it again! She is hosting a spectacularly sweet art show in San Francisco, featuring some of our favorite Boston artists!  The opening is TONIGHT, so if you are in the San Francisco area, don't miss out!  Here is more info about the show, plus a link to the facebook event: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/129256663907276/?fref=ts 

"Paint Pens in Purses presents "Ice Cream Girl", a collection of urban, contemporary, and low-brow artwork from the sweetest and coolest lady artists from coast to coast. Paint Pens in Purses was originally started in 2008 and has since branched out to San Francisco from our humble beginnings in Boston. The goal of Paint Pens in Purses is simply to create a community and to give recognition to artists we love. Paint Pens in Purses runs an online Featured Artist series, has created pop-up galleries, large scale murals, curated art shows on both coasts, and has been sponsored by Scion, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Sharpie, to name a few."

For more information visit: www.paintpensinpurses.com 
or www.facebook.com/paintpensinpurses. 

* We will also be raffling off four 2 ft tall Ice Cream buddies created by Dayna Gilbert (MakeBigArt) and Shayna Yasuhara.

ARTISTS:
Tofusquirrel /// tofusquirrel.com (Boston, MA)

Allison Bamcat /// bamcatillustration.blogspot.com (Boston, MA)

Veronica Fish /// hebsandfish.com (Boston, MA)

Jessica Hess /// jessicahess.com (San Francisco, CA)

Crystal Gonzalez /// crystalgonzalez.cleanfolio.com (San Francisco, CA)

Amy Vazquez /// amyvazquez.com (San Francisco, CA)

Lauren Max /// laurenmaxphotography.com (Seattle, WA)

Chelsea Brown /// chelseadraws.com (San Francisco, CA)

Angeline King /// angelineking.tumblr.com (Oakland, CA)

Dayna Gilbert of MakeBigArt /// (Oakland, CA)

Shayna Yasuhara (CURATOR) /// shaynashenanigans.com (San Francisco) 

BostonArtists.blogspot.com

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