Thursday, April 28, 2016

South End Open Market at INK BLOCK

Who doesn’t LOVE Sunday Funday complete with Boston's favorite food trucks like The Bacon Truck , Roxys Grilled Cheese topped off with some delicious Union Square Donuts? Find it all and more at this years South End Open Market in a NEW Location at Ink Block . New England's largest bizarre kicks off this Sunday, May 1st!
·       The South End Open Market @ Ink Block’s 2016 season runs Sundays from May 1st to October 30th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
·       The Market is located at 375 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End – this is the lot on Traveler Street between Harrison Avenue and Washington Street.
·       Traveler Street will be closed between Harrison Avenue and Washington Street on Sundays in order to accommodate the Market and make for a more enjoyable experience for visitors.
·       The South End Open Market @ Ink Block is easily accessible via the Red, Orange and Silver MBTA lines.
The best resources for real time information about The Market are the market’s website and various social channels:
·       Twitter: @seopenmarket
·       Instagram: @southendopenmarket

Friday, April 22, 2016

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 in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts May 17–20, 2016. Working in a range of media and methods, 59 SMFA MFA students will showcase their thesis projects in film, video, painting, performance, sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and more. Admission to the exhibition and related events is free.

The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA

Public reception + Performances | May 20, 7:30–10 pm
Hours | May 17–1911 am–7 pm; May 20, 11 am–5 pm

Related Events
MFA Graduate Thesis Screening | May 4, 5:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A diverse and dynamic meeting ground of moving image art from select 2016 graduating Master of Fine Arts students featuring Tamara Al-Mashouk, Kat Bossi, Kaeley Boyle, Soyoon Cha, Furen Dai, Artie Mejia, Maryam Safajoo, The Safarani Sisters, Caleb Smith, Gabriel Sosa, and Yang Yang. Admission to the screening is free, but visitors must obtain a free ticket from an MFA kiosk or ticket desk.

“Graduating Students +Award Recipients” | April 28–May 21, 2016
Grossman Gallery, SMFA
Includes Robert Solomon’s MFA thesis exhibition.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Animating Great TV Commercials - The Olive Jar Panel at the Armory

Animators and Artists, we have a great one this month!
At risk of sounding like a listicle website…do you remember the 80s and 90s? When television was full of insane commercials and slightly-unsettling interstitials featuring squishy, oddball characters? We'll help you remember at this awesome event at the Armory! Between 1984 and 2001, Olive Jar Animation created stop-motion, cartoon, and mixed-media work for dozens of commercials and branding campaigns, including many you saw on MTV and Nickelodeon. This panel includes influential creators, Mark Frizzell, Bryan Papciak, Sarah Goodman, Gabriel Polonsky, and Miriam Tendler, telling us what it was like to be a part of that late-20th-century era of animation experimentation. This is an exclusive opportunity to relive some of Boston’s animation history that you won’t want to miss!

AniMAtic Boston also provides a great chance to meet other talented members of the Boston animation community, chat about what’s going on in the industry, what you’re inspired by, and anything else on your mind.

April 19th, Doors open at 7pm, Talk starts at 7:30pm

Event is open to all, with a suggested donation of $5. Beer and wine will be available, and there’s a cafe right downstairs if you want to grab a meal and bring it up.

Believe it or not, there’s parking too! A free parking lot located behind the Armory.

Monday, April 11, 2016

TRACKSMITH UNVEILS 2016 BOSTON MARATHON RUNNER’S LOUNGE & SHOWROOM, FEATURING NEW SPRING COLLECTION & BOBBI GIBB ART GALLERY

TRACKSMITH UNVEILS 2016 BOSTON MARATHON RUNNER’S LOUNGE & SHOWROOM, FEATURING NEW SPRING COLLECTION & BOBBI GIBB ART GALLERY
In honor of the 120th Boston Marathon, performance running brand Tracksmith will open a Runner’s Lounge and Showroom on the race course at 899 Boylston Street. Offering the best in style and culture for the competitive runner, the Runner’s Lounge and Showroom will showcase the brand’s latest spring collection and feature an art gallery of work by Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb, who in 1966 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. The gallery will be the first public display of Gibb’s art and will explore the story of her historic 1966 run.  

The brand’s Runner’s Lounge and Showroom is part of Jamestown’s Run Boston Shop Boston project aiming to give the international running community a taste of Boston area athletic wear brands. Opening Wednesday, April 6th, the showroom will feature:

Tracksmith Running Apparel

From the brand’s Van Cortlandt singlets and Harrier tees, to new releases like the Magnolia and Waban shorts, Tracksmith’s latest spring collection will be available for runners to browse and purchase. Alongside new spring apparel, qualified runners will be able to collect and register for their exclusive Boston Qualifier singlet. In addition, Tracksmith will host “Tee shirt and Beer” events throughout the month of April, where runners can select from exclusive graphics and have their Grayboy tees and tanks live silk-screened on site while sipping a brew in the racer’s lounge.

Tracksmith aims to honor and steward the history and culture of competitive running. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of her race, Tracksmith has designed the Bobbi, a women’s training short inspired by the pair Gibb wore in 1966, reimagined through a 21st-century performance lens. The shorts will be available for purchase online and in the showroom. Along with the Bobbi shorts, the brand has crafted an anniversary-edition reprint of Gibb’s 2008 book To Boston with Love, which will be available for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project, Gibb’s campaign to create and place a life-size sculpture of a female runner on the Boston course.

Race Exhibits
In the years following her marathon performances, Gibb has honed her skills as an artist and sculptor - notably sculpting three bronze statuettes awarded to the first three finishers at the women’s U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in 1984. In celebration of Gibb’s 1966 race and her creativity as an artist, Tracksmith worked closely with Gibb to curate the first-ever public exhibition of her paintings and sculptures. Through the gallery, which will tell the story of her 1966 race alongside her work, runners can draw inspiration for their own races -  Boston or otherwise.

Race Culture Events
Throughout April and in the lead up to the Marathon, Tracksmith will host events celebrating the race and its competitors. From book signings to race challenges and group runs, Tracksmith’s runner’s lounge and showroom will serve as a home base for runners looking to indulge in the Marathon’s history, icons and culture. This will include a release party for the fourth issue of METER magazine, a print quarterly that explores the modern competitive running lifestyle and book signing for  author Jen A. Miller’s memoir, Running: A Love Story.  For more information on events and programming - visit the runner’s lounge and showroom at 899 Boylston Street or follow the brand on Twitter (@Trackmsith), Facebook.com/TracksmithRunning and Instagram (@TracksmithRunning).

About Tracksmith
Tracksmith crafts performance apparel, inspiring publications and distinct experiences so that runners can indulge in the sport’s rich culture. Everything we create is intended to inspire and satisfy the competitive runner. Headquartered at the halfway point of the Boston Marathon, we were founded on the belief that the richest rewards in running are only found through racing.

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