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.

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