Friday, November 29, 2013

Under Close Observation - Watercolors by Jenny Kroik

The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University graduate, Jenny Kroik, is now sharing her gift across the country as an art teacher at the University of Oregon.  Her beautifully intricate watercolor paintings have traveled back to Boston for your viewing pleasure, and can be seen at The Picture Place gallery in Brookline. The show will be up Nov 25- December 21st.  
Photos of her watercolors and insightful watercolor tutorials 
are available on her blog: 

The Picture Place
320 Harvard St
Brookline, MA

Annual holiday arts & crafts fair at the Loft

December 8th, 12-6

It's that time of year again!  Local artists team up for their enjoyable Annual Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair at the Loft. Original artwork, handmade crafts, photography, jewelry, clothing, chair massages, tarot card readings and baked goods will be available at the event. There will also be entertaining live music by local musicians. This event is for all ages, free, and there will be complimentary coffee, tea, and wine.

Featured Artists: Dan Blakeslee, Dylan Metrano, Mandy Metrano, Michael Crockett, the Rifrakters, James Wienberg, Meghann Brideau, Amy McCormick, Emily Horne, Damion Cotter, Laura Miner, and Mary Flatley

Chair massage: Vanessa Mayer

Tarot card readings: Deirdre Doran

Music: Dan Blakeslee, Michael Crockett, and Emily Horne

438 Somerville Avenue
Union Square
Somerville, MA

Craftershock - Worcester Roller Derby's 3rd annual alternative craft fair!

The Worcester Roller Derby welcomes you to their 3rd annual alternative craft fair! Over 80 local creative artists and crafters will be displaying their original goods, jewelry, fine art, photography, vintage items, home decor, and handbags.  

Saturday, December 7th
WoRD's Warehouse
34 Suffolk Street
Worcester, MA

If you are in the giving spirit, you can help WoRD in supporting the Worcester County Food Bank! Make sure to bring a non-perishable food item to Craftershock on December 7th, and get entered in a raffle to win your very own WoRD shirt or bout tickets!

Visit for an application!

E-mail with questions or for more info!

This Year's Confirmed Vendors!

Frankenstein Medical School
Jilly Mama's
Gina's Creations
Amy's Attic
Laura Miner Photography
Zombie Romance
Jennifer's Handmade Soap
My Monster Hat
Trees & Hills Comics Group
The Reformed Moth
Poison Apple Arts
M+M Plush
Riff's Crafts
Fistful of Kitsch
Empty and Amazing
Orgonite Jewels
David Custodio
Mode Merr
Toys in the Attic
Zuccini Pancakes Handmade
Bee-Utiful Boutique
Apostrophe Press
Trinidy Designs
Elegantly Eclectic
Jenna Bee Handmade
The Bone Artist
Sidekick Crafts
Whisky Witch
The Craft Jewelry
Clever Container with Joy
Bag Lunch
Black Rose Creations
Bunny and the Badger
Unfortunate Art
Hillary Bried
Library of Lives and Letters
Pirate Cycles
I Heart Cakes, Co.
Three Cat Nite
It's Only Chemistry
Luna Pines Press & Craft
Dirty Ass Soaps
Skram Glam
Lulu's Stabby Critters
Dream Free Design
Banana Creations
Lindsey Daniels Design
Dsquared Graphic Design
Abby Weiner
Little Pancakes
Vegan Snacks!
PinUp Desires
Maureen Mullaley
Jenna Alderton

Support your local artists! 

Like a Rowboat Opening Reception

Like a Rowboat: Looking Back and Moving Forward is an exhibition of breathtaking works made by artists who have shown at or been affiliated with Aviary since the gallery opened in March of 2011. There will be original art works covering the walls from floor to ceiling. Don't miss their opening reception on Thursday, December 5th from 6-9pm. 

The show will be on view for the month of December. Works purchased may be taken from the wall early if needed for a holiday gift! 

A full list of artists will be posted later this week.

Some artists showing include:

Ryan Arthurs
Fionn McCabe
Morgan Hale
Chris Maliga
Fabiola Menchelli
Corey Corcoran
Noritaka Minami
S Gayle Stevens
Dan Boardman
Lindsay Richard
Allison Meierding
Al Straggas
Naomi Yang
Rachel Bedet
Quinn Gorbutt
Shane Lavalette
Suzi Grossman
Genesis Baez
Robin Myers
Sydney Krantz
Lindsay Metivier
Katie James
Kokoro Yanagita
Skye DelViscio
Shane Godfrey
Brittany Marcoux
Sila King
Laura Beth Reese 

Support your local artists!

48 South StreetJamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Feet of Clay 2013 Holiday Show and Sale

Dozens of remarkable local pottery artists welcome you to their biggest Holiday Show and Sale yet!  The event will be held at Feet of clay in Brookline, a cooperatively run pottery studio that is shared by a diverse group of ceramic artists and potters.  They will be open until the weekend before Christmas.  

Opening Night Party Thursday 05 Dec 2013, 5 pm to 9 pm

Fridays, 06 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 10 am to 8 pm

Saturdays, 07 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 10 am to 6 pm

Sundays, 08 Dec, 15 Dec, and 22 Dec, 11 am to 6 pm

Special weeknight hours during final week, Mon-Thurs, 16 Dec to 19 Dec, 4 pm to 8pm

Visit the Feet of Clay site for more info:

Support your local artists!

Feet of Clay
21 Station St
Brookline, MA

The Slutcracker Burlesque Show At The Somerville Theater, November 30-December 31

The Slutcracker is a scene-by-scene retelling of The Nutcracker ballet which itself was adapted from the children’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A Hoffmann.

However, The Slutcracker is decidedly NOT for children. Indeed, The Slutcracker is a night for grown-ups, no matter how “immature” it might seem.

The story follows Clara, a twenty-something woman who, with the help of eccentric and willful Auntie Drosselmeyer and her very special gift of a magic “toy,” journeys from a suburban, hum-drum lifestyle and relationship with fiancĂ© Fritz, to a land of sexual fantasy, adventure, and fulfillment accompanied by the Slutcracker Prince.

The show incorporates a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, flamenco, belly dance, hoop, hip-hop, and pole all set to the strains of famously sexually repressed Tchaikovsky. 

The Slutcracker strives to be inclusive both of our performers and crew and of our audiences. While they certainly can’t make everyone happy, they do welcome all genders, colors, shapes, sizes, and orientations. A person needn’t even be a slut to be a part of or to enjoy the show.

The Slutcracker has been performing to sold-out audiences since 2008; 2012 will mark their 5th performance season. 

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, November 30 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 1 @ 8:00 pm
**Special Musical Guest: MIKE DOUGHTY!

Friday, December 6 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 7 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 8 @ 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 12 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, December 13 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 15 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 15 @ 8:00 pm
SIN Monday, December 16 @ 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 19 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, December 20 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 21 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 22 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 22 @ 8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 24 @ 7:00 pm
**Special Musical Guests: WALTER SICKERT &AoBT!

CLOSING NIGHT: Tuesday, December 31 @ 7:00 pm

TONIGHT: Oh! You Pretty Things! (Bowie Covers and Burlesque) 11/29 @ OBERON, Cambridge, MA

"OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS" is an explosive cocktail of live David Bowie covers and Burlesque!

Join the girls for a loving, electric blue, total blam blam tribute to The Thin White Duke. The show includes inspired burlesque, gogo dancing, and aerial performances by some of Boston's most beautiful dancers.

Featuring: Allix Mortis, Dinah Deville, Fonda Feeling, Blitzen Von Schtupp. Bettysioux Tailor, Ginny Nightshade, Amy Macabre, and Pixy Dust

20 Beloved songs from the David Bowie Songbook will be performed LIVE by Chanteuse Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers.

Band Lineup:
Tricky Niki Luparelli Vocals, attitude, boozy jokes
Brooks Milgate and Paul Buono: Dueling pianos!!
Legs and Eggs Greg: Drums
Jenn Murphy: Sax
Miss Christine: Bass
Olga Supernova: Violin
The Luparelli sisters: Backup vocals

18+ to enter
21+ to drink
7pm Doors/7:30 Show

Tickets available NOW at
$15 -$30
or call the box office 617.547.8300
Tuesday - Sunday, noon - 5 pm

The Hundreds Show At Lincoln Arts Project Gallery In Waltham


Lincoln Arts Project is excited to announce their annual "Hundreds" show, featuring work by some of the most talented low brow and underground artists in Boston.  All of the artwork is priced at either $100, $200, or $300. 
December 5 - January 18

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12-6PM

Artist Lineup: 
Bill Dunlap
Bradford Rusick
Caitlin Duennebier
Caleb Neelon
Caroline Board 
Daniel DeLuca 
Dave Ortega 
Jamaal Eversley 
James Weinberg
Jenna DeLuca
Joe Lovasco
Julian Guzman 
Kate Drewniak
Kenji Nakayama 
Kristin Texeira 
Mallory Biggins 
Maria Molteni
Michelle Maroon 
Mike Dacey
Mr. Never 
Nabeela Vega 
Nicole Duennebier
Raul Gonzalez 
Robert Moeller
Sarah Gay
Scott Chasse
TJ Kelley III

Event info HERE.
LAP Gallery
289 Moody Street, Waltham MA

Parking in rear of building, and on street.

Accessible by:
Commuter Rail (Stops in Porter Sq & North Station)
70, 70A (Central Sq/Allston/Brighton)
170 (Back Bay, Dudley Sq)
505, 553, 554, 556, 558 (Downtown Boston)

Check MBTA trip planner:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sara Egan's Plaster Lecture And Exhibit At Emmanuel College

Sara Egan is a local artist and designer that has been working on large scale projects with a team of skilled architects.  Two of her most recent projects can be seen at the Christian Science Center and the International Health Institute.  She will be exhibiting her plaster work at Emmanuel College on December 2nd 2013, and she will be giving a lecture about her astounding architectural work in January 2014.  You can check out additional information and works on her website:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Zebbler Studios Facebook "f" Project In Boston

Recently, Facebook hired Zebbler Studios to build a 9' tall Facebook "f" sculpture to celebrate the opening of their Boston location. The sculpture was constructed of custom welded steel, circuits and an assortment of embedded LEDs with a custom show.  It was installed in the American Academy of Arts at Science Norton Wood's Conference Center.  Here are a few photos of their process and finished sculpture:



New And Recent Works By

Cortney Leigh Cox 
Andrea Sherrill Evans
Helen Popinchalk

Curated by 
Thomas Young Studio

Show Dates: October 23 - November 23
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12-6

In the Lower Level of the gallery will be a group show from artists in the LAP studio spaces. Beer provided by Narragansett.
Lincoln Arts Project
289 Moody Street, Waltham MA

Parking in rear of building, and on street.

Accessible by:
Commuter Rail (Stops in Porter Sq & North Station)
70, 70A (Cambridge/Allston/Brighton)
170 (Back Bay, Dudley Sq)
505, 553, 554, 556, 558 (Downtown Boston)

Check MBTA trip planner:

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