Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Free Comic Book Day Exclusive!

In honor of Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2nd), you can download the FCBD issue of My Name is Jonah! This exclusive issue includes a cover and 2 pages illustrated by Patt Kelley. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Why Can't Popular Boston Artist, Rob Potylo, Have His Own Reality TV Show?

We typically don't watch TV on Sunday afternoons, but if Rob Potylo's show, "Quiet Desperation", was scheduled to air on Sundays, we would be sure to tune in. "Quiet Desparation" is an entertaining reality show on YouTube that showcases local creatives. Rob Potylo is a former BCN radio personality, musician, and artist, highly regarded by the art community. He has created over 400 videos, and his YouTube channel has gained close to 3 million views. When Rob pitched his show to a seemingly interested network, he did not expect to later be rejected.
Watch these videos to learn more:

Monday, April 27, 2015

EYE FOR AN EYE


EYE FOR AN EYE
Works by Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studio

May 7th 
5-8pm
Porter Mill Studios
95 Rantoul St
Beverly Massachusetts


This show will feature solo work from our favorites, Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studio, as well as their collaborative work that won them the featured piano for Play Me I'm Your's, Street Pianos Boston



Meet the artists on May 7th from 5-8pm and don't miss the Pop-Up! Store during Open Studios, June 20th

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Art to Dream Tour Takes to Deep Waters with Live Art Installation on The Odyssey Benefitting the Room to Dream Foundation

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The Art to Dream Tour Takes to Deep Waters with Live Art Installation on The Odyssey Benefitting the Room to Dream Foundation
Six-Stop Boston Art Tour Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka Showcases Local Artist, Keith MacLelland and His Hero Cowboy Art Work on Boston Harbor Cruise Ship, Monday, May 4th

Presented by: The Odyssey, Art to Dream Tour, 
Room to Dream Foundation and Deep Eddy Vodka 

The Odyssey is calling aboard all art loving, gun-slinging, cocktail sipping passengers as the Boston Harbor cruise ship proudly hosts one of the Art to Dream Tour’s live art installation events benefiting the Room to Dream Foundation on Monday, May 4th.

The inaugural Art to Dream Tour is featuring six of the Boston-area’s most renowned artistic talents at six of the city’s most coveted urban venues. Each venue is hosting a live art installation where guests will have the unique opportunity to watch these artists work their magic and create a masterpiece right before their eyes to be unveiled and auctioned off at the tour’s culminating event on May 27th at the Boston Center for Adult Education.

Keith MacLelland is an internationally acclaimed artist for his contemporary hero cowboy artworks inspired by Hollywood’s heroic singing cowboys of the 1950’s. Conic influences for MacLelland’s pieces vary from Kachina dolls and Luche Libre, to the Tournament of Roses Parade, Mardi Gras, He-Man, GI Joe and the Banana Splits, as well WWF stars of the late 1980’s such as Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik, Mr. T, and Bam Bam Bigelow. 


On May 4th, Art to Dream Tour guests will be invited aboard the Odyssey to see one of MacLelland’s powerful, robust, and monstrous heroes come to life as it prepares to battle modern day enemies like the Boston Marathon bombers, school shooters and violent offenders.

Art to Dream Tour presenting sponsor, Deep Eddy Vodka, will be serving a variety of tasty libations on board utilizing its signature Cranberry Vodka, Sweet Tea Vodka and its brand new, Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka. A cash bar will also be provided by the Odyssey.

Admission to the event is free of charge! Guests please RSVP to Marc Ellison: marc@deepeddyvodka.com for space is limited and reservations will be capped prior to the event.

Monday, May 4th, 2015
Dockside: 5-7pm Cruise: 7-9:30pm
60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
Admission is free of charge but guests must RSVP to Marc Ellison: marc@deepeddyvodka.com.

About Entertainment Cruises
The Boston division of Entertainment Cruises (Spirit of Boston, Odyssey I and Seaport Elite II) is Boston’s premier provider of dining cruises on the water, offering more than 35 years of experience in unforgettable dining, and entertainment. For more information, visit www.entertainmentcruises.com

The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston


The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Tufts University celebrate the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts students with a large-scale exhibition May 11–14, 2015 at the Cyclorama, part of the Boston Center for the Arts.  Artistic innovation and creativity are fundamental qualities developed during the intensive two-year graduate program. Working in a range of media and methods, the 52 artists will showcase thesis projects in film/video, painting, performance, sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and more. The culminating Cyclorama thesis exhibition honors the artistic and educational achievements of this talented group of MFA candidates.

The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston
May 11–14, 2015
The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston
Public reception: May 14, 7:30–10 pm
Performances: May 13, 5:30–7 pm + May 14, 5:40 pm; 8 pm; 9 pm by Oscar Bogran, Alexandra Borovski, Helina Metaferia, Bryana Robinson, Kledia Spiro, and Justin Tuerk.
Hours: 11am7pm

Related Event
2015 SMFA Graduate Thesis Screening: END RECORDINGS
April 30, 2015, 5:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston
Featuring works in time-based media by eight graduating SMFA MFA candidates, the screening will present a vast array of perspectives from Boston’s emerging moving image artists. Featuring: Aparna Agrawal, Alexandra Borovski, Dana Caroll, Allison Cekala, Kaitlyn Clark, Holden Holcombe, Yin Liu, Yushan Liu, Helina Metaferia, Nick Procopi. Attendees must obtain a free ticket from any MFA kiosk or ticket desk.

EXPANDED ANIMATION: NEW DIRECTIONS IN CHINESE ANIMATION at the ICA

Crows & Sparrows continues its collaboration with Balagan to co-present “Expanded Animation: New Directions in Chinese Animation”, which includes works by a number of young moving image artists based in mainland China, and highlighting the animation work of the award-winning young Chinese filmmaker Lei Lei (b. 1985). This event is the second of a two-part co-presentation introducing Lei Lei’s film and animation work to Boston audiences.The first event, “Recycled Cinema”, took place on March 24 at the Brattle Theatre, and exhibited a number of short experimental films in a program that began with Lei Lei’s animated found footage film RECYCLED as a conceptual point of departure. Lei Lei is currently an Asian Cultural Council Grantee in New York.

Crows & Sparrows is a film initiative that seeks to create and enhance opportunities for exchange between independent media artists and audiences in North America and East Asia, with a current focus on Boston and Beijing. Balagan is a year-round film series based in Boston that showcases avant-garde, experimental, and otherwise marginalized works. 

With the spread of digital technology and state-sponsored campaigns to grow China's creative industry, young moving image practitioners in China have been developing new works that engage with the private sector, the art world, and the global film festival circuit, expanding the form and experience of animation in the world. Exploring this diversified wave in recent production, Expanded Animation: New Directions in Chinese Animation presents a showcase of recent animated works from a mix of visual artists, filmmakers, and independent/experimental animators, most of whom were born after 1980. Their practices stem from stop-motion, print-making, hand-made collage, ink, painting, graphic design, and digital algorithm.

Balagan and Crows & Sparrows, two Boston-based film series, co-present this program, which highlights the work of the award-winning Beijing-based artist Lei Lei. The works presented explore a variety of personal, artistic, and political subject matter, and represent the breadth of recent innovation in animation practice in China.

Filmmakers Lei Lei and Chai Mi will attend in person for Q&A.
Friday, April 24
https://www.facebook.com/events/1431336680499370/ 
Tickets: $10 regular / $5 students and ICA members
Visit http://crowsandsparrows.com/screenings/new-directions-in-chinese-animation/ for more information.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Searching for a Local Pet Portrait Artist?

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous pet portrait painting by Darren Goldman. Darren is a Boston-based master painter with museum quality work. He is currently available for pet portrait commissions and can be easily contacted through his site: http://darrengoldman.com/#/special/contact/contact/

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Reading at the Boston Children's Museum with Renee Kurilla

Bring the kids and enjoy a fun book reading with local illustrator, Renee Kurilla! She will be reading her beautiful new book, "ORANGUTANKA: A Story in Poems", and sharing her illustration process. Renee has been published in a variety of books, games, and mobile apps. This book reading will be an inspiring event that parents and kids will love!

ORANGUTANKA: A STORY IN POEMS
Book Reading with Illustrator Renee Kurilla
Sunday April 19, 2015
2:30pm-3:30pm
Ages: 3-5, 6 and up
Location: Art Studio Porch


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