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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FRESH POND RESERVATION EVENTS - February 2015

FEBRUARY 2015 PROGRAMS offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation and the Cambridge Water Department

Humans and Wildlife: The New Imbalance by Jim Sterba, author of “Nature Wars” –
Wednesday, February 4 – (Cambridge Public Library)

Reservation Exploration for Families with Ranger Jean – Thursday, February 19
(two separate programs, morning and afternoon)

Reservation Exploration for Families with Ranger Jean – Friday, February 20
(two separate programs, morning and afternoon)

Eyes on Algae at Fresh Pond – Monday, February 23 – Julie Coffey (rescheduled from Jan 26)

Evergreen Tree Identification Workshop – Saturday, February 28 – Ranger Jean

A complete description with registration information is posted on the Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation website at

http://www.friendsoffreshpond.org/upcomingprograms.htm

Links to the Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation 2014 Reports are located just above the February programs announcements.

UNION SQUARE SNOW DAY - January 28, 2015

We make snow fun, too.
Today: Planning.
Tomorrow: Bring it on.
Today is a day for sitting on a couch under blankets, drinking steaming hot drinks, catching up on Reddit and YouTube videos... and getting ready for making awesome this winter.

First, you'll want to put this event in your calendar:

Union Square Snow Day: An Epic Lunchtime Winter Adventure
What: Snow Art, Snowball Fights, Hot Chocolate and Dancing
When: Wednesday, January 28, 12pm until we're too tired
Where: Union Square plaza, in front of Brass Union & The Independent
What to Bring: Good gloves, powdered hot chocolate, food coloring, your game

Our first year doing this 200 people came; our second year, 600. Don't miss out on this year's giant storm celebration with your favorite Somervillains!

Monday, January 26, 2015

SOMERVILLE SKILLSHARE AT THE ARMORY CAFE - January 27, 2015

Following the wildly popular event at the Armory in March, we are bringing Somerville Skillshare to the Armory Café for a once-a-month free workshop series. This month's session will run on Tuesday, January 27, at 7pm and features two free classes, both taught by local Somerville artisans:

7:00-7:50pm: Stylize Your Space, Chair Edition with Anita Shriver

During this class, we will be exploring several different techniques for up-cycling your wooden furniture. With a hands-on focus, members of the class will take part in refurbishing the chairs in The Armory Cafe. With your work on display and some new tricks in your pocket, this class will give you the confidence and motivation to stylize your space.


8:00-8:50pm: Beaded Jewelry Making with Milla Marcano (BeadKreative)

Join Milla from Beadkreative to learn about beading as a way of making jewelry. Learn about making different patterns and colors come together in a piece of beaded jewelry. You’ll walk away from the class with your very own piece! http://beadkreative.com/

Spaces are limited. RSVP for the January session on Eventbrite here: Somerville Skillshare Monthly Series: January

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In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you! If you have an idea for a class you’d like to see or if you’re interested in teaching a class, please contact us at

somervilleskillshare@gmail.com or visit our Teach a Class page. Check us out on Facebook! Somerville Skillshare: https://www.facebook.com/somervilleskillshare

Saturday, January 24, 2015

2015 COMMONWEALTH AWARDS - February 24, 2015

MASSACHUSETTS' HIGHEST HONORS IN THE ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SCIENCES

Tuesday, February 24
1:00 to 4:00 PM
Massachusetts State House

REGISTER NOW: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GLTLRNT

Presented every two years by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Commonwealth Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to our communities, our economy, and the quality of life in Massachusetts.

The Commonwealth Awards ceremony is also an opportunity for the cultural community to gather and celebrate its unique role in making Massachusetts a wonderful place to live and work, and a destination for visitors from around the world.

The event will feature inspiring performances by the Handel and Haydn Society and other artists from across the Commonwealth. It is free and open to the public.

Learn More about the Commonwealth Awards: http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/conference/comawards.asp

Thursday, January 22, 2015

VALENTINE'S DAY ARTISTS MARKET - February 7, 2015

Hello Artists,

Space is still available for the upcoming SLAM Valentine's Artist Market on February 7th.

If you would like to exhibit your work, email me for more information or go to: Exhibit @ SLAM

SLAM is in its sixth year offering local artists a place to show and sell their work, as well as an opportunity for local residents to find a wide variety of art and handmade goods in one location.

Check out the full 2015 market line-up.

There's a $40 fee to exhibit and all media is considered.

For more market information and exhibit details, check out the SLAM Website:

http://www.burren.com/SLAM.html

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BRICKBOTTOM GALLERY EXHIBITION - January 25 - February 28, 2015

Please come join us at the Brickbottom Gallery for WEATHERING ART: Creative expression in the era of climate change.
January 25 - February 28, opening reception: Sunday, January 25 4-6pm. Curated by Mary Ann Kearns, Lisa Lunskaya Gordon and Curator Emeritus, Dan Osterman.

Reaturing the art of Lydia Eccles, Lisa Lunskaya Gordon, K. Gretchen Greene, Denise Manseau, Patrick Gentry Pierce, Anna Shapiro, Andy Siegel, sam smiley, Naoe Suzuki, Michal Truelsen, Ellen Young

The water is rising... Weathering Art brings together visual artists exploring what it means to be facing environmental catastrophe on local and global levels. Using traditional, innovative and experimental media the collected artists in this iteration of Weathering Art each convey an acute awareness of our precarious relationship with the planet.

"Collapse", video by Lydia Eccles will be shown on Saturday, February 28 at 7pm.

Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, www.brickbottom.com, brickbottomartist@rcn.com

Saturday, January 17, 2015

FREE HARVARD HOCKEY GAME - January 17, 2015

Saturday, Jan. 17 at 7 PM

vs St. Lawrence

Community Day

Allston, Brighton & Cambridge residents get in FREE with proof of residency at the ticket window!

Postgame Autograph Session Behind section 16 after the game. Free team photos will be provided!

MLK Day A Day of Service for the Cambridge Community - January 19, 2015

Come join Many Helping Hands365 for Cambridge’s 5th Annual Cambridge MLK Day of Service on January 19th from 2-5pm. There will be a welcome gathering on the steps of City Hall at 2:00pm and the event will follow at City Hall, the Senior Center and the YWCA all in Central Square.

The event is free and open to the public! All ages are welcome to help with hands-on crafts projects that benefit Cambridge residents in need. Make fleece scarves and blankets for homeless children and adults; make valentines for elders and veterans; or sort food, winter clothing, books and toiletries for people in need and more!

Don’t come empty handed! Bring non-perishable food, gently used winter clothing or a children’s book for someone in need.

Come by yourself or come with friends or family. Sign up as an individual or group on EventBrite http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cambridge-ml... If you are interested in bringing a GROUP, please sign up as a GROUP or email us as soon as you can at info@manyhelpinghands365.org. Once we have your registration and numbers we can place you together.

Friday, January 16, 2015

PUPPETPalooza 2015 Call for Talent - March 2, 2015

The Somerville Arts Council (SAC) seeks to support and present local puppet companies in the area. SAC seeks touring puppeteers and puppet companies for a curated indoor or outdoor performance series of puppetry works that will take place on the streets, parking lots, municipal parks, and other spaces located in east Somerville. We are open to various models-- series of short vignettes or an evening of longer performances. We anticipate that the series will take place in May and June and that we will support four to six productions. Puppet Palooza is a collaboration between the Somerville Arts Council and East Somerville Main Streets as part of the This is East programming--- an event series designed to bring the art of puppetry to east Somerville in unexpected places.

The SAC and Performing Companies will provide:

• A production ranging with a minimum of 30 minutes in length. If a performance is less than the proposed time allotment, applicants may submit a series of smaller works by various artists.
• Joint marketing
• An appreciation for the complexity of outdoor productions and/or unique indoor settings
• Applicants may propose work from one company or a combination of companies. Performers will be
compensated. Submit the fee for the production. If applicable, include pricing for multiple shows.
Please indicate if price is negotiable.

Pre-planning: Applicants may propose a space in locations such as parks, public squares an d determine three dates in order of preference as well as indoor spaces; or SAC will work with the artists to help find a location. Please keep in mind SAC is not budgeting for space rental expenses. Puppeteers are expected to be technically self-sufficient and to plan or adapt their productions to the contingencies of the set location. If you wish to discuss whether an area is appropriate please contact: Heather Balchunas at hbalchunas@somervillema.gov or 617.625.6600 ext. 2985.

Deadline: March 2

How to Apply:
Send an email to hbalchunas@somervillema.gov with “Puppet Palooza” as the header, and provide the following info:
Applicant or Company name:
E-mail: Phone:
Brief bio and summary of puppetry experience (75-words or less):
Proposed piece title:
Thematic description of piece:
Technical description of piece (set-up time, run time, technical elements required, number of performers, style of puppetry, range of audience size, sight-line concerns, etc.):
Fee:
Link to media (images, video, press, etc.):
Site specific elements: How will your piece “fit in” to your proposed location?:
Preferred Dates:
If you have a desired location, please state:

SOMERVILLE ZONING NEWS FOR ARTS/MAKER ECONOMY - January 20, 2015

The city has released a draft of its new zoning, which includes changes that will effect arts development. See the press release below and a link to the city site for the full draft of the ordinance.

There will be a series of public meetings to review and comment the first one coming up next week.

The Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development will hold an information session on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Ave., which will include a presentation followed by an opportunity to review the code and map and discuss them with city staff.

I hope you can attend and engage in the process over the next couple of months.

Greg


From: Denise Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 3:27 PM
To: Denise Taylor
Subject: SOMERVILLE ZONING ORDINANCE INCLUDES AGGRESSIVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS; ZONES FOR ARTS/MAKER ECONOMY

Please see the release below (also attached) and contact Denise Taylor with any questions at (o) 617-625-6600 x2103, (c) 857-523-9905 or dtaylor@somervillema.gov.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 14, 2015

PROPOSED SOMERVILLE ZONING ORDINANCE INCLUDES AMBITIOUS INCLUSIONARY HOUSING REQUIREMENTS; ZONES TO SUPPORT ARTS/MAKER ECONOMY

Modernized, customer-friendly code developed via community process makes zoning more predictable and fair for residents and developers; Public asked to comment on draft ordinance online and at meetings.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MAGAZINE BEACH GALLERY 344

Cambridge Arts Gallery 344: Magazine Beach - A Place Apart

Magazine Beach – A Place Apart
November 3, 2014 – February 27, 2015

Upcoming Events at Cambridge Arts:

Magazine Beach Memory Party
Saturday, Jan. 31,12-3pm
Do you have a memory of swimming or picnicking or just hanging out in the park? Share it over lunch with us.

Dessert Café
Monday, Feb. 2, 6-8pm
With remarks by Charles Sullivan of the Cambridge Historical Commission and Renata von Tscharner of the Charles River Conservancy. Co-hosted by Cambridge Arts, the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Assn., Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge Historical Commission, Charles River Conservancy, and the Riverside Boat Club.

Community Potluck
Monday, Feb. 23, 6-8pm
With bluegrass by Best Ever Chicken. All are welcome. Bring a dish to share.

Gallery 344 is located at the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA. It is free and open to the public on Monday, 8:30am-8pm; Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30am-5pm; Friday, 8:30-12Noon.

Learn More: http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/publicart/gallery344

Magazine Beach – A Place Apart was developed by the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (CNA) in collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council, drawing on the resources of the Cambridge Historical Commission.

CALL FOR CAMBRIDGE ARTISTS - January 31, 2015

Cambridge Arts Council Call for Art

Calling all Cambridge Artists:

Artists who live or work in Cambridge are invited to participate in the 7th annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios.

May 9-10, 2015

Registration Deadline: January 31, 2015

www.cambridgeartscouncil.org/openstudios

SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY ACCESS TV SEEKS SUBMISSIONS - January 26, 2015

Somerville Community Access Television is seeking video submissions for our 5th Rough Cut Media Screening event on Monday, January 26th from 7-9pm at the Armory cafe.

About: Rough Cut is free and open to all media makers who have a video work-in-progress. It's a safe space meant for social networking and constructive feedback. This means a TV show, documentary, mockumentary, experimental, music videos, etc. Ultimately, you can take or leave the feedback but they are quite helpful in moving forward with one's project.

You can also come to enjoy people's videos for the sake of pure enjoyment! No film degree is required, it is meant to be a fun way to showcase people's work and/or just watch videos.

Submission info: You can most certainly have this be the test run and polish up your video work for other future submissions to festivals and such. Videos must be under 5-minutes. Please fill out this form.

Have your project exported (to a quicktime .mov file) and digitally delivered to Erica Jones by January 22nd. You can use wetransfer.com, drop off the file on a thumbdrive or dropboxed. Any questions please contact Erica Jones at ejones@scatvsomerville.org.

All the best and please spread the word.

Best,
Erica Jones

Thursday, January 08, 2015

FAYERWEATHER STREET SCHOOL FAMILY CONCERT & OPEN HOUSE - January 10, 2015

Join Fayerweather Street School for our annual Family Concert and Open House on Saturday, January 10 from 10 - noon. Come jam with the Flip Flops, a musical collaboration between two award-winning Boston singer/songwriters Julie Rama Winslow and Vanessa Trien (both from the popular kids’ band, the Jumping Monkeys)!

Arrive early or stay late to check out Fayerweather Street School’s PreK-2nd grade classrooms, meet teachers, and explore the school’s early childhood programs.

Fayerweather Street School is a PreK-8th grade independent school located near Fresh Pond in Cambridge. Come find out what we’re all about!

https://www.fayerweather.org

MASSACHUSETTS ARTIST FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS - January 2015

Deadline for 2015 MCC Artist Fellowships applications in the categories of Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography. The Artist Fellowships provide competitive grants of $10,000 and finalist awards of $1,000. The grants provide direct support to individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence. Application fee.

Details:

http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/fellows_guidelines.asp

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

PANOPTICON GALLERY SELF-PORTRAIT EXHIBITION - January 16, 2015

Self-Portraits not #Selfies

stephen sheffield, panopticon gallery, exhibition, boston art gallery
Photograph by Stephen Sheffield

A popular thing among people with camera-enabled cell phones over the past few years has been their ability to create #selfies. This is a relatively new term to define an instant self portrait. The act of self portraiture isn’t new. Some are elaborate and have props, some are abstract, some are in grand settings, while others might be created using just a simple back drop.

Is there a difference between self portraits and #selfies? In our upcoming exhibition, on display from January 16-March 17th, we have chosen 11 artists who have spent time focusing the camera on themselves. These artists include Stephen Sheffield, Alicia Savage, Alexa Torre, Bill Franson, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Laura Knapp, Greg Norstrom, Corinne DiPietro, Jenna Stebbins, Orianna Reardon, and Meredith Abenaim.

We hope that you join us at the Opening Reception with the artists on Friday, January 16th from 5:30-7:30pm.

Here's a selection of some of the images that will be on display:

alicia savage, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Alicia Savage
jenna stebbins, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Jenna Stebbins
agnieszka sosnowska, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Agnieszka Sosnowska
corinne dipietro, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Corinne DiPietro
meredith abenaim, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Meredith Abenaim
laura knapp, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Laura Knapp
orianna reardon, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Orianna Reardon
greg norstrom, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Greg Norstrom
bill franson, panopticon gallery
Photograph by Bill Franson
EMERGING ARTIST | FEATURED

Acadia Mezzofanti

acadia mezzofanti, panopticon gallery, photography, exhibition
Our Emerging Artist | FEATURED this month is Acadia Mezzofanti, a recent graduate of Deerfield Academy. We met Acadia over the summer when she sent us a catalog of her work. Soon thereafter we reviewed her portfolio and thought that her whimsical self-portraits would fit in nicely with our next exhibition.

Come meet Acadia at the opening reception on Friday, January, 16th from 5:30-7:30pm.

GALLERY RELATED NEWS

» If you missed the exhibition, we still have quite a large selection of vintage photographs by
Bradford Washburn. Stop by the gallery to check them out.
» Photographer Michael Donnor Was recently featured in SHOTS Magazine Issue 126-Winter 2014.
» A story about photographer Alexander Harding was recently featured in the Record-Journal newspaper.
» Here's a review about photographer Harold Feinstein and his recent exhibition at Lumière Gallery in Atlanta.
» Coming this March to Panopticon Gallery: Guitar Heroes: Photographs from Behind the Six String.
» If you are thinking about earning an MFA in Photography, check out the
New Hampshire Institute of Art Low-Residency MFA in Photography program.
» The Book Instant Connections: Essays and Interviews on Photography is a great read for emerging artists and those students studying photography. Please consider checking it out.

Friday, December 26, 2014

CALL FOR SOMERVILLE WRITERS, POETS, ARTISTS

I would love to interview Somerville writers, poets, and artists for my column in The Somerville News.:" Off the Shelf" The column is online and in print:
http://www.thesomervilletimes.com/community-arts and carried at over 100 locations in the city

The paper is carried at over 100 locations throughout the city. If you have an interesting story--I would love to meet and speak to you....


Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene http://dougholder.blogspot.com
Doug Holder CV http://dougholderresume.blogspot.com
Ibbetson Street Press http://ibbetsonpress.com
Ibbetson Street Online Bookstore http://lulu.com/ibbetsonpress
Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer http://poettopoetwritertowriter.blogspot.com
Doug Holder's Column in The Somerville Times ( Online and Print) http://www.thesomervilletimes.com/community-arts

Monday, December 22, 2014

SMALL WORKS CALL FOR BOSTON AREA ARTISTS - February 15, 2015

The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, invites Boston area artists to submit work for an exhibition juried by Maria Magdalena Campos - Pons, distinguished artist and long time Professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Show dates: April 10 - May 15, 2015. Entry fee.

Details:

http://maudmorgan.com/gallery/smallworks2015_call.htm

CALL FOR ARTISTS: IMAGES OF GRIEF AND HEALING - May 31, 2015

The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts invites artists to submit work for an exhibition that explores the ideas of loss, grief and ultimately healing. Art making has the ability to move people along their journey of grief and loss into a more balanced place of healing and hope. In the face of tragedy, the creative process can help recalibrate a mourner's life. Entry fee.

Details:

http://maudmorgan.com/gallery/imagesgriefhealing2015_call.htm

FRESH POND RESERVATION JANUARY 2015 EVENTS

JANUARY 2015 PROGRAMS

offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation and the Cambridge Water Department

New Year’s Day Bird Walk – Thursday, January 1 – Led by Nancy Guppy

Film Screening: Dirt! The Movie – Monday, January 12 – Kirsten Lindquist

Whole Tree Identification – Saturday, January 17 – Susan Coolidge and Elizabeth Wylde

Annual Potluck Supper and Members’ Meeting – Sunday, January 18 – Planning Committee

Eyes on Algae at Fresh Pond – Monday, January 26 – Julie Coffey

A complete description with registration information is posted on the Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation website at:

http://www.friendsoffreshpond.org/upcomingprograms.htm

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